Letter to Alexander Hamilton from Edwd. Mich. Stewart, 13 February 1835
Stewart, Edwd. Mich.
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Letter to Alexander Hamilton of Queenston from Edwd. Mich. Stewart. The letter states that the communication line from Niagara to Sandwich is complete, with the exception of a bridge to be constructed across the Grand River at the Village of Cayuga. This would allow a stage wagon to pass through the whole way. Proposals for erecting the bridge have circulated with the approbation of Sir John Colborne, and the financing to build it established by dividing the cost into 400 shares at $10 a share. Interest is to be paid by RG 699 Page 37 the tolls. When the stock is paid off, the bridge will be free. Stewart is trying to raise $940 in subscriptions for the bridge. He includes the names of subscribers to day, including Mr. Canby, Mr. Fitch, Colonel Whyte, and W. Griffiths. He asks if he would be likely to get any subscribers at Queenston, or if Hamilton has any suggestions for those in the area who would be interested in subscribing, February 13, 1835. Postmarked Hamilton UC, FEB. 16.