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Canal appointments, July 1856

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The Canal Appointments.

The new Directory of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company has made the following appointments :β€”
Dewalt Stottlemyer, of Hancock, General Superintendent; J. P. Wade, Superintendent of Georgetown Division; Charles Clarke, Monocacy Division; Denton Oliver, Hancock Division; Richard M. Sprigg, Cumberland Division; David E. Price, Collector at Hancock.

Andrew K. Stake, the late General Superintendent, as well as the late Superintendents of Divisions, have all discharged their duties with ability and honesty, but they were turned out, proscribed, simply because they differed in politics with a majority of the Board of Directors, who represent a large minority of the people of Maryland. With regard to Mr. Stake, Col. Hamilton, the late President of the Canal, says:β€”
I feel it a duty to bear testimony to the great energy and devotion of the General Superintendent of the canal to the duties of his station ; his great familiarity with every department of the work, resulting from his long previous business connections with it;β€”his industry and known intelligence; β€” his special weekly personal attendance on the line to his duties ; his regular and accurate reports, have all been a source of great satisfaction to the Board for the past two years.


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

Maryland, 1830-1940

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

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