Petition from Newel Knight and Others, 13 February 1841

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To the City honerble Council of
We youre patitioners being desireous for the prosperity of the City of , and being satisfied that a sufficient water power <​Can​> be obtained at the place we are building a mill, to do a good business, we ask of youre honorable body to grant to us a privilage of running a dam or pear [pier] out into the to the bar, from thence up to the channel, and down to the first inland below. This dam would not obstruct steam boat navagation, but would make a comodious harber or or landing above, and a safe harber <​for​> boats <​below​> dureing the winter, as the water is sufficiently deep nearley up to s, and the ice would be prevented by the dam from passing through that place—
And your patitioners will ever pray—
Feb. 13— 1841
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To the City Council of
We youre patitioners being desireous for the prosperity of the City of , and being satisfied that a sufficient water power Can be obtained at the place we are building a mill, to do a good business, we ask of youre honorable body to grant to us a privilage of running a dam or pear [pier] out into the to the bar, from thence up to the channel, and down to the first inland below. This dam would not obstruct steam boat navagation, but would make a comodious harber or landing above, and a safe harber for boats below dureing the winter, as the water is sufficiently deep nearley up to s, and the ice would be prevented by the dam from passing through that place—
And your patitioners will ever pray—
Feb. 13— 1841
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