Essays In The Earlier History Of American Corporations (volume 1)

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byJoseph Stancliffe Davis

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The general books seem always to have been kept at NewYork.1 Standing committees there were none, except in 1793-94, when at the request of the new superintendent a committee of four New Jersey members was constituted to aid him "with their Council and advice in the absence of the Directors in all cases wherein their opinion be requested by him." 2 There is no evidence that this one played an important part. Until February, 1793, therefore, investigations were made and the will expressed by the board was carried out solely by divers special and temporary committees, composed of men busy with outside affairs, or by particular officers or agents, like Duer, Dewhurst, and Hamilton, whose attention was similarly distracted. Had it been possible to have the construction effected by contract, as the board voted on July 5 with respect to the buildings and "water-works" and as Hamilton urged a little later with respect to the machinery, this looseness of control might have had no injurious consequences; but when it was decided that the corporation should directly perform the entire work of construction this became a serious matter.3 L'Enfant's appointment in July, 1792, did not end this unsatisfactory regime. He was merely to act "as Agent for superintending the erection of the Works and buildings ordered by the Directors, conforming as to such as shall regard their respective departments to the plans which shall be furnished to him by William Hall, Thomas Marshall and William Pearce within the limitations prescribed by the said Directors;" and after his plan for the utilization of the water power had received consideration, the board simply ordered the committee (Low, Bayard, and Boudinot) to direct the construction of the canal in a manner most conducive to the Societ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The general books seem always to have been kept at NewYork.1 Standing committees there were none, except in 1793-94, when at the requ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.46 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217205658

ISBN - 13:9780217205658

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