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Railroad Between Quebec, Montreal, Bytown and Georgian Bay. ... Presentation ... of the Petition of the Citizens of Montreal, ... Praying for Aid Towards Said Railroad. Speech of Alexander Maurice Delisle, Esq., in Support of the Above Petition
Montreal, PQ: W. Salter & Co., Printers, 1853. Original Wraps. First Edition. 12mo; [1-3] 4-19 [20] pages. A handsome First Edition in Very Good condition with soiled wraps and dog earred pages. Original printed wrappers ; During the 1840's, working with Wilfrid-Antoine Masson, Henry Hague Judah, and 35 other associates of whom 22 were French Canadians, Delisle became one of the most enthusiastic promoters of the Montreal and Bytown Railway. Delisle was also a subscriber and president of the Montreal and Bytown, which went bankrupt in 1849, but not before the completion of the line from Carillon to Grenville. Delisle went on to become a director, then president, of the Champlain and St. Lawrence Railway Company, until it was combined with the Grand Trunk Railway in 1872. Scarce. Not in TPL.
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