State of Maine



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The undersigned, Commissioner appointed to confer with the authorities of the Dominion of Canada or their representatives, upon the subject of bridges across the St. John and St. Francis rivers, and to report upon the importance, number, location, estimated cost, and any other fact, asks leave to report: That I proceeded to the Barker House in Fredericton, N. B., and by arrangement by telegraph, I met the Hon. Charles F. Perley, Chief Engineer of the Dominion from Ottawa, and after a full and free conference and inter-exchange of views, be directed George E. McLaughsan and Francis Lawler, his assistant civil engineers, to accompany me and fix upon the location and make the survey, estimates of costs, and all necessary information connected with this great national enterprise.

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Augusta, Maine


St. John River, St. Francis River, William Dickey, Henry T. Perley, A.W. Wildes, John F. Anderson, Charles J. Talbot, Alonzo Garcelon

Report of the Commissoner Appointed by the Governor and Council of Maine to Locate and Survey Bridges Across the St. John and St. Francis Rivers, Connecting the United States with the Dominion of Canada



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