The General History of Inland Navigation: Containing a Complete Account of All the Canals of the United Kingdom, with Their Variations and Extensions, According to the Amendments of Acts of Parliament to June 1803; and a Brief History of the Canals of Foreign Countries
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Page 316 - And be it further enacted, that this act shall be deemed and taken to be a public act, and shall be judicially taken notice of as such by all judges, justices, and others, without being specially pleaded.
Page xi - Good roads, canals, and navigable rivers, by diminishing the expense of carriage, put the remote parts of the country more nearly upon a level with those in the neighbourhood of the town. They are upon that account the greatest of all improvements. They encourage the cultivation of the remote, which must always be the most extensive circle of the country. They are advantageous to the town, by breaking down the monopoly of the country in its neighbourhood.
Page 400 - An Act to enable the company of proprietors of the navigation from the Trent to the Mersey...
Page 448 - G. 3., the then proprietors and undertakers were incorporated by the name of " The Company of Proprietors of the " Mersey and Irwell Navigation," and invested with the same powers as were given by the former act.
Page 111 - In order, therefore, to be quiet and uninterrupted, whilst he was in search of the necessary expedients, he generally retired to his bed ; and he has been known to lie there one, two, or three days, till he had attained the object in view. He then would get up, and execute his design without any drawing or model. Indeed, it never was his custom to make either, unless he was obliged to do it to satisfy his employers.
Page 315 - ... and again to raise the same to such sums as they shall think proper, not exceeding the sums herein mentioned, as often as it shall be deemed necessary for the interests of the said navigation.
Page 385 - Act, 1831,'" certain persons were incorporated by the name of " The Company of Proprietors of the...
Page 28 - Devol is the modern name of Deavolis. It is situated on a river of the same name. which falls into the Apsos five miles below Berat. The pass is now called the Boghaz of Tzangon. Achrida and Deavolis were the two cities which commanded the two roads leading from the Adriatic to Thessalonica. Anna Comn.