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Albany and Schenectady Turnpike Company
Albany and Schenectady Turnpike Company. Manuscript stockholder's register recording receipts for dividends
New York, 1826. 144 pp, signed by hundreds of shareholders acknowledging receipt of payment, and with 8 autograph notes from shareholders authorizing payment, and one partially printed stock certificate signed by Barent Bleecker, treasurer, and John Lansing, president, loosely inserted. Folio. Contemporary sheep. Scattered dust-soiling, covers rubbed with some chipping to spine, very good. 144 pp, signed by hundreds of shareholders acknowledging receipt of payment, and with 8 autograph notes from shareholders authorizing payment, and one partially printed stock certificate signed by Barent Bleecker, treasurer, and John Lansing, president, loosely inserted. Folio. "For Americans looking for better connections to markets, the poor state of the road system was a major problem. In 1790, a viable steamboat had not yet been built, canal construction was hard to finance and limited in scope, and the first American railroad would not be completed for another forty years. Better transportation meant, above all, better highways. State and local governments, however, had small bureaucracies and limited budgets which prevented a substantial public sector response. Turnpikes, in essence, were organizational innovations borne out of necessity ... The first private turnpike in the United States was chartered by Pennsylvania in 1792 and opened two years later. Spanning 62 miles between Philadelphia and Lancaster, it quickly attracted the attention of merchants in other states, who recognized its potential to direct commerce away from their regions. Soon lawmakers from those states began … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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