The Falls of Ohio

This great obstruction, in one of the most extensive river navigations in the world, is a serious difficulty, to the citizens of the western section of the Union, in transmitting the produce of a large and fertile country to a market, which might be removed with comparatively trifling expense.  A variety of circumstances seems to make it the duty and interest of the United States, to make the expenditure.  It is said that one third of the annual receipts of the government, for one year, arising from the sale of lands, would be ample sufficient to complete a canal, of the requisite magnitude.

Made possible by the Rivers Institute and the
History Department of Hanover College.


How to cite this article:  "Falls of Ohio," Liberty Hall (Cincinnati, Ohio), 18 Sept. 1811, p. 3, available at