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Proceedings of Sundry Citizens of Baltimore: Convened for the Purpose of Devising the Most Efficient Means of Improving the Intercourse Between the City and the Western States
This 1827 work is the foundational document of the first common carrier railroad in the United States, The Baltimore & Ohio. The citizens of Baltimore opted to invest entirely in a railroad and not a canal to link their city with the Ohio River. This publication was used to help get government support and private investment in this massive project, with the company being incorporated in 1827 and construction starting in 1828.