Opinion of Messrs. Meredith & Binney, As to the Right of the Corporation of the City of Philadelphia to the Use of the Water and Water-Power of the River Schuylkill at Fair Mount Dam; March, 1843. William Morris Meredith, Horace Binney.

Opinion of Messrs. Meredith & Binney, As to the Right of the Corporation of the City of Philadelphia to the Use of the Water and Water-Power of the River Schuylkill at Fair Mount Dam; March, 1843

Philadelphia: J. Crissy, printer, 1843. Paperback. 15 p.; 22 cm. Disbound from a volume of unrelated 19th-century pamphlets. The commissioners of the Spring Garden district (before it became part of the city of Philadelphia) sought to be allowed to construct a waterworks on the Schuylkill River, although under the current arrangement the city provided Spring Garden with water through its charter with the Schuylkill Navigation Company. Philadelphia attornies William M. Meredith and Horace Binney provide their opinions that such a bill would infringe the rights of the city. William Morris Meredith (1799-1873) served in the Pennsylvania legislature from 1824 to 1828; was president of the Philadelphia City Council from 1834 to 1849; was U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Pennsylvania from 1841 to 1845; and was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury in 1848 and 1850. Horace Binney (1780-1875) served in the Pennsylvania legislature in 1806 and 1807, and in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1833 to 1835. Very scarce. In Very Good Condition: disbound; light foxing; otherwise, clean and tight. Very Good. Item #005096

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