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40,000 bushels of coal - 1837 (Williamsport)

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The Williamsport Banner of Saturday last, says:— We are informed that about 40,000 bushels of coal have already reached this place from Allegany —much of it has passed on, part remains here, besides about 1,5,000 bushels purchased for this market. The price of this article has been somewhat reduced in consequence of the liberal supply, and the inconvenience under which we labored has been removed. It is expected that there will be a further supply during the present freshet. The navigation is now completely resumed in the Canal, and a brisk and active trade enlivens our town. Should our neighbors of Berkeley county be successful in their exertions to find large veins of anthracite coal, this article can, from the short distance for transportation, be furnished here on moderate terms; thus making this place the deposite of an extensive and profitable trade in this valuable mineral.


Hagerstown Mail

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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Maryland, 1824-1938

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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