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Cribing for Guard Lock 4, 1872 ( more details)

Charles Whiting Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Antietam Division
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company
To Charles M. Whiting Dr
Address Shepherdstown, WV

The following as per Bill rendered, filed in Treasurer's Office, and certified to by John Shay viz:

1872 May 20th       
22''00 feet of lumber at $1.14 cts per hundred
for cribing at Gard Lock No. 4. $25.08

I certify that the above account is correct; that the items therein were duly authorized and contracted for on favorable terms and have been received, for the use and benefit of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company and is herby approved.
John Shay, Superintendent.

The above account was authorized; it has been examined by me, found correct and hereby approved.
Jas. C. Clarke, President.

Received June 6, 1872 from the Treasurer of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, Twenty five 08/100 dollars in full of the above account.

Ch. Whiting Per Shay.

Read this- The above receipt must be dated and signed by the party in whose favor this Voucher is made out: or, when signed by another party, the authority for so doing must in all cases accompany it; and this Receipt must not be cut off from the body of the Voucher.


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A Charles Whiting was listed in the 1870 census from Opequon, Berkeley, West Virginia as a farmer with real estate valued at $4350. If this is the same man, the fact that a local farmer provided the lumber for the repair of the lock shows that the Canal Company used local materials.

Collection Location:
C&O National Historic Park

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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