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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - October 12, 1849, Alton, Illinois JN07 V i jM I M ijg o peoulhr topography of ourSlnRi The rVHnuieonc from Alton cl Ihc wiinllielienVyctaroid from inof i ion arid low ncinnalltiifnnTduWs to the1 mo popu wns of I or rue1 t 10 On motloif of Joseph Ihe Con called In orarrnnnd ELIJAH of Jersey appointed pro of Christian Secielaryt pro tern of the Ihe Convention was with prayer by the of i i t tOri motion the Chal appointed Ihe fol lowing gentlemen agConmlllee lo report the narnen of perma nent olHoeii of Ihe Joseph of Madison Chi Shelby of Mi ion Churohf of iyj D of Samuel and 1 after deliberation through nmeVof l Charles Coleafcounly Wabash Wayne Cyrus Madison Montgomery James i Edyar Jfcwlon Morgan Chatham Login Micoupin Robert Larliin Moultne Th Jersey Chrulian Fulton Rnndolfh Perry of Christian ASSISTANT SECnrjTAniES Eilamrd Sliclliy cola Rolil Wabuah Dr JMacoupm coty M Mailison Ed Wayne In benuty and fertility soil is by ny porlioh oftho bencnlhils surlneevaie immense quantities of vitst beds of mineral1 Valuable liydraullo privileges cm le nnd ronrls various on her navi gable She has nn nbundnnt supply ol nil the es sential lo constitute her grout povv crful She has been rleculiarlj fivorcdby and nccdSfbut little from art and lo elevate her bightn the confederationof Stoics Will over her oKtl permit heraelf jo be shorn even of her mtnral by Wjjlect toWilherVcirV tntcrscclWnfinil on tlio Dos Moincsoh An nppro Ihloruol Im roait rccoucil nnd nppotlion iin to this an lo toTllii Great Western passinBjnW wlilcli it as Kllfst Lodis nSlroaa of tho tittle Wo to tho was 6cpemloil ow VnndnlniJ and tho Groat he concurrcnljiinaihclmniO ilndiani nml Illinois ondcon sequciiily miisl be USL Siiulli of sums of or Ihtt gi illy nnd w ith oil he nmountcd lo Iho coynlics through or cnnhl as lot the roaWnbovo By tills ar rangiipehtf aifalrjondhonofjiblo oompruiniso wds effected Which on motion of ivas unanimously Silopled by the On motion of the delegation from from no Vice Freildent had been re quisled to rcpott Ilio name nf some from such to not with the other Vice On and by request of Ihn Gen of Madison explained the objects of Its In a but very neat and appropriate On molion of Gen the following were appointed by I ho Convention lo report an Address lo Ihe pee pie of and appropiiate for the consideration of this viz James of Charles N of Jacob of Anthony of Wm D of Walter of or Maconpliij Wm of John A of of Montgnmi Joseph of of E of Newton of On motion of E Eq of Ma his Gov who was was InvMed to orcupy a seat on Ihe with the profiling officers of Ihe The Convention was then addressed by of in eloquent and Impretslve speech In which he clearly and conclusively proved bat the convening of an extra Session of tho Legislature wai unnecessary and that II the duty of Ihe people of by the adoption of a ju dicious system of Internal lo aid In Ihe devel opment of tho vail resources of this beautiful and enable her to fulfill her high and honorable On molion of the Convention then ailjnnrncd unlll Ihree oclock order lo partake of a Barbecue prepared fay Ihe citizens of In a beautiful grove in the Soulh part of Ihe to which ample justice was dono by Ihe assembled 3 The Convention met pursuant lo and was elo queiitly and impressively addressed by the K and the on motion of of the Convention adjourned until 7 The Convention met pursuant to and was ad by Ihe lion Now Ion C rus C Eq and Win from the committee appointed to draft nd read the to her sister the gitranliot system of Internal completed and in progress ol throughout Ihe Union The various extending from Ihe Allanlio and through the Slaleaof Ohio and seeking nt the and ivilh ivutftil lo he val leys of nrtd the mines of must cross her AH Ihe lines af overland communi from New nnd Northern Vir pursuingj n direct route to the must reach that nf some between the Ohio and Lake A Railroad from the city of New Vork to Like Uric is partly besido Iho complcliun of one lo Pennsylvania has determined on Ihe conlinualion of Ilia Philadelphia nnd Columbia Lake Erie Tlieso lines must bo extended to the or theso rcat commercial emporiums will I ill in attainment ol their lo secure Ihe rude ol Iho West ern Sialos Another roid has been commenced nt Charles Soulh lo connect the Ohio ot Lon Theso rival commencing allhcso great commercial nml seeking a union w illi ho Fn Iher ol must have n pissngo noross our What phn shall bo devised lor our protect ion The pride nnd prosperity of Illinois alike demanda from Ihe Slate near Terre to and connecting ol the former with n conlinuons hue ol completr ed nbd m course of prosecution to Ihclislcrn raid from on the lo on the Mis ncir the moulh of iho Kaskaskia and lorm ng a continuity with ho bj a cnntimnlion of the to a point icy across the of These of o million of en to Uwpuldtba a breaoiri htca a tram the principle u this lo the Is tree lo nllweallh weald stop Jiiil whtro U would ist Ihls road lo be teach Ihe Mississippi orio miles below j our backed by thiitalghlyjhorouthfirei with or people passing annually through do jnil believe It would long hefore II would bo regarded wllli whlloavpu ire cut 0117 iMe arlvanttMS j oar cily has These persons have d lol I lhal SLLouli woiltd lie Iho greatest citj In alien n ol the wolM Is directed 10 Its The question liniktdlwUI alllhli grealnesi and protptrtty burst lljo a aadlhocil as niany other elllea hare ilccWj oU Ip yonricrmanency trial upon Ihe success of Ihls work ittpemls he desllny of SI d Jt W fell before ten all know Ihe jealousies tliat en In your aliter stale and If o cliaMer to hutlalhls road lib miles below jout ot how quickly It would be suppose we en present lo Eastern lhal we have the privilege from Illinois ibujlnjasmuch wo pleased and with the mighty hlch this road Would give In lhat la Ihere not one chance In a linn conceived of Iho hole Althoughi tliispfnnTfaiicdi housh there mighthave been error in its mn though it hiay have Jjeen too coroprehensiv e ciple on which it was was It was in true Wisdom nnd designed for the benefit people of Would any man then have or now daro to suggest the cotnmcifceinent or termmitiori of these for IhoHienefil of ond instead of or without tho universal execration ol our citizens9 when local influences are permitted lo ex ercise Iho solo vv e find those w Inch hnv o received Ihcir shares of Ihc and numerous olher advnningC5 m good roads and the improvement of rncrs urging n convention of Iho General and vulh lo sicrihco Iho prospeclivo prosperity ol Iho to alii Iheir selfish and to build u Iho people of Illinois lo these i tho city of St l of ant grenl Sotilhern road from New Im opposite Mt roid from Quinoy in a direction for a rond from Cli cago lo Ihe jnnclion ol Ihe Ohio and In of Ihe extensive ond ilucrnlicil sjslcm ofi intended to reach from the Allanlio lo Ihe Paci fic nud lo bring mlo conliguily Ihe xuriom pirls of Ihe question of sl inomeiiL and serious im port agency Illinois exercise in ho grent phnr1 Will she In sleep hrr inlcrcsls Will sho sufier her j of nnlinolis policj nd report an Address and reported an following which Convention after due To the People of IN behalf of n largo portion ofour fellow in Con vention this Appeal is made lo tho whole pro pie of and from wo nsk calm and sionale consideration of the views It is a source of poignant that any difference ol opinion should among n who should bo unit for the common local nnd seotional feelings should and predominate over n laudable desiro lor Ihe general that should influence every True patriotism requires on anxious regard for our pecu liar and Ihe adoption of a nnd such legis as w ill add lo our wealth and and relieve the burdens of Who will take care of pur mdi i If you suitIhe What on will fondly oherish tlio Union of these if vjdual IhoGl treason lurks in ourmidst What wound will utter the growth of her own citizens ore false to her The Iriiopolioy for regard lo Internal Im is engrossing tho publio There is no longer any as to tho iisefiilness of It Would be on to Iho publio lo attempt to dem onstrate the necessity of these groat for the development of the resources of n counlryTlbr affording jaoditics to internal the accumulation of Iho inducements offered to and the invent and rapid iiitcrcoin points of H binding more closely togetherour glorious energies It lie dumped by the adoption she forrJe her cltlzelis lo foster ond build upTi like the fabled set il fylds in its oompliralod her oun louns and and ciTecluilly crushes Iheir hopes She has subject to lier nnd almost vulhin her Iho counllcss lhat her by controlling Ihe lermini of these within her own nnd at eligible for commercial towns Sho should first secure her ow n prospcril by tho adoption ofa polioy that w ill bin Id up establish nnd thus invite Iho merchant and buoy up Ihe hopes of Ihu and jnsure to llicin a remuneration for their labor The Iho Infernal trade of n country is ho groal lever of its because it supplies Iho duels of agriculture and Wllli n certain mar furnishes Die and animates Ihe of external ns well as of the great depirlmcnls of prodllctu o with force to each as well as lo though contiguous to forjls and encourage agriculture and and proudo for Ihcir a sufficient Iho Government o tho United from Us his based Us legislation upon this principle of sellprescnalion nnd real And though tho broad shield of the lur specified cot era each lo ward nlf Impending ihngcr and lo preserve Ihe unity of Ihe cl Iho Govern ment ol in its and over its own and in regird lo Us internal is W hat then is the duly of Illinois From Ihe soil am Ihe lopography ol iho she is destined lo be n grea agricultural Sho may also by tin promotion of iho creation of hydraulic priv ilegeSf a proper direction of her and suitable ler minalion of rouls that cross her A conlipuoi lino of Railroads has been projected from Philadelphia I by the linking of existing Ihe cities o lioslon and New are sir n ing lo form a closer umoi with Mississippi Docs uny sine or one whose judgment m not warped by suppose lha lliose great emporiums would vvilhdraw Iheir influence an support from these lines ot merely becaus their lermini were at other points than Louis The would attain their connection with the Missisiip and n security ol Western a termination from points near Iho lo lhat riv er at Allen and Alton is twenty miles a nbont seventy miles below Louis an equally accessible to at all with belle smd surrounded by quarries of bedsofcoa an valuable The policy of other Slates marks out our Ken lucky refused the of over her lerrilory lo Ih road from Smith lo bppp silo Sho demanded the terminus Id bo ul Louis Tho only constructed in terminates on iho Two commenced an one pi Jt we fail io protect the grovvtli Mt ol Ihcm the only eligible points for Town on tho within from llie mouth of tin lo Iho point whore the blulf comes up to Ihe ri unwise nnd willful ncglccl of our mvy hnv on Jala on Iho prosperity of olher towns St Louis will not rest salisllgd with Iho at Illi of the roads from Terro H into and Vincennos Her grasping propensity cannol bo satiated wllli Ihu cnlire trade ol Southern Illinois She hns alreidy been looking w lib ov crvv celling llm securing of Ihc commcrc ol oilier parts ol the end thus destroy tho pros peel of olher suitable slles for nnd dcprTve rainy t our citizens ol n homo or tlio fncililics for it chci and rfhcient transil lo n foreign In leading journal of lhat in an article in rclilion lo III Cincinnati and Louis holds the follow ing Ian gunge The people of SliLouls already look forward to the completion oflir eat lines of conimunlcallarfwilli Iho Tho llrst and moil zoa sly Cincinnati am Louis haii received Iho ca iti but not tlio most conllal Anotlicr routo of connection vvl o lire of reaching through Indiana anil aloi a I jlio has attracted the of many of our The on do not oppose Iho kOnstriicUon of a Southern Hallroad They ipe ililkrcnt whether U paises from Clndonall through Vincennos to Lou r from Columuus or through Indianapolis and Tcrre Hal thu lllacei either they mamieit equal apprnballorf itl a ilkpniilfan to ascitt Jn III canstiucllod but Diclr nnir and IAVOIIIT ojecl Is Iho construction ofa roailfrom Ihls cit llirougli lo I la at Lafjj or in Ural and Ihrnco o Intel SOU with I constructed and In Michigan and Indianalt Concede lliese advantages lo Si nnd w h ill be her claim upon our generosity She ill d land a charier for a road from through Ihe ccnlr orlion el Ihc lo Inlersect vviihsomo of tho roads linaislow instead of continuing to Cairo Thus she w lake tributary to her growIll nnd tho valuable at icrcasiug products of our Slale Permit Iho city of Sui o plan a system ol Internal Improvements tor in will utterly sacrifice our own nnd qur pr le mere uhevvors of wood and drawers of inent of making n ohc jnunicalion between Iho various poi H binding more closely ou The great question of thb comparative cost and benefits of Railroads has been by ample in Eu their termini al Terre Haute and Vin The New Vork and and the Ihiladelph and Coliunhiu nro iiilcndcd lo tcrminalc at Du kirk and on the Luke of llieso Why di not New Vork carry her point in Pcnusj vaiihi Why did not Pcinvylvania legislate for Ohio These grcal Slnles have pursued Ihe snmo policy wo urg i YelIllinois alone is charged with by Lou rope and Iho Uniled which cost fifty and and those iirihe inlcrest of merely because si nielylliousnnd dallafijper have been vvishes lo lerminato all ronds lhat may cross her lerr nro insuccessful in and paid at suitable points vvithiii her1 before she gran in eight nnd fen per New York hns her righl of way Air a conliniiiUion of suoh roads lo Sail Hint yjelded in ostof froin fifteen lo he Philadelphia and Readins Railroad cost ov irotl and twenty thousand per nn right t t yielded in seven and eight per on a froni thopoinls of Jos of from fifteen lo eighteen thousand dollars yer l nny good reason assigned nn abandonment of lli over ono bun1 policy odonlcd nnd acquiesced in by the people 183 thousand per nnd in J810 Illinois system then road from iho jirucljon dividend of nine per Was declared to the Ohio aivl Mississippi lo Ihe Soiilliern tcrminilion of II The Madison and Indianapolis in yield Illinois and Michigan and llionoe lo Oj lost abject to lobor for tho support of her ferry ai le sustenance ot her population Iis lime that Illino liould awake from her and Intllo minfull for I ighls and her nnd thegcncrd welfare ol h w ilhoul any regard lo Ihe sneers and taunts of orciRn her will wanl ol and il I Il is urged ns n serious objection to ihc policy we pr as St Louis has iho slrcnglh ol iho Rnllrifld from Clncllmili lo Us lhSs reported in Uiu Si RcpiibUoani WWoataitllm ilicy now be riehtypnil judoiouiiitcanMbl Jncd ttillmul special generoJjlaWjNJjth V J5j ns to the If a general law be permitting the Stale to bo itlu i shrtwd capitalist will take no part in He vv ill refuse inv est his Ihe eon lion of n brj projected nnd comlncnced where a mny allowed M ohiof nnd thus divert tradetfromfetlieSmairf nnd lessen the The principal object nfvii builtlmft up of our own lovvnsrwillialsorbejdefe suoh it Il Is our objects n general it is llie right nndjdu General o grjuit P ronriierniancncr TJili troujM lo SI ivcn HUcsllon of rival springing on Ihe Win lie In n cHy he could lulk gs he iiitiioli hnt lie mu il lake privilege or ly the Senerol il is Ihlit they drsobcjed Ihe plain requirements 5 in their pass a law4Whe Conalilulion courage Internal forlhat i as ol to equal Logislafit e litwsYSf inc of our before limy barter nvvnyjthcir ghfs for show lhat uo can nld cilies on our ow n Kvcry moonlit o of pat olism and proper feeling of Stale demand ol us un tcntion to our and n security of our seriously in regard to proba bly of obtaining Iho necessary lur the construction roads to Allon or These doubls hav e Iheir ori in in n misconception of Iho objecl sought to bo he great end nimcd tit by Iho Eislurn Slnles is noUn con eclion wilh but with Iho Mississippi Xatnmo Ihc mtp of Iho Union No roulo enn ruaeh that or unless it asses between the Soutlimosl bond of and 10 moulh of Iho Tho commanding position of lilt and a maintenance of thai by Iho protecting aro of the will secure the requisiteamounl ol vv hencv cr the proper tune sh ill A consul ration of vasl vveighl is based upon the rclalive situation ol Louis nnd our towns Lotus hax a population of There properly is immensely and rapidly nlmncingin Allon and Chester nro in nn incipient and may I inguish nnd die for There 011 eslule cm bo purchased nl cheap There can be bund in and nt Ihc cheapcsl ono and nnd Iho steam power necessary lo cm be had al smallest possible Alton is situate an u rocky three miles abov e tho nnutli of Ihe and eighteen below llie mouth of the llmois nnd hasuhirbor with great depth of wider nnd penile currcul According lo Prolcssor Ihoro ire Ihslcrn capitalists who will uol n single dollar n Iho contemplated ronds from the Wnbidi to the MISSIS if Ihey strike lhal ruerul n Thu chances then are greally in or of Allan and Chester The cheapness if Ihe ground at llicse Iho ail vantage of n new loci nnd the biulilingtol n cilj of Ihrir nro greater in ducements to cnpjtitlists limit can bo cinerod Ihcm nt biiiul Thus tho termini at small low ns w ill afford n double profit from invcslmciils in llioso rouls inul itvrxnl flnle Mulnfoid from TernTHoinolo Alfiiir tTill nnt loss mo ney In Its construction lhan one lo bl road mny bo locitcd over a level pralrio for ninclern miles from in to llie ImharraK limber crossing this n line for thirty and one hull but Ihree degrees from n direct may bo hid to the ICu prairie IliusFuvv dilliuillicsuould be encountered in the griiduition oflhls rind lor forljninc nnd onehall in and ns It would piss along Ihe high ridge prinrio th it div ides Iho Iributn ry vvalcrs of lie Kiskiskia and Sangiiiion and con sequently tight cxo ations and cmbinkmcnts would bo rc Tiom the f j of the dis tance is ten miles less than lo Louis lu Iho construc tion of n rind Irom Terre Haute to the same ob slaclcs would eilst at tho Hmbarras ind Kaskakii on the road In lint in addiliun to there would bo hcivy cmbnnk mentsand bridges nl Ihe North Iho Little tho nud various other sin iller slrcuns nnd deep before the Knsknskiu Umber n ould be reached The road In Allon would not only cost less but it would do n larger carrjing trausnort an equal nuin 1 1 needs ndcqinlc before it will be in estcd If we fail loiillbrd Ibis man lo build n grcit purposewill be lliwnrteiby Iho clashing of The most daring shrink from ony ifisuoh a principle This construction js also m direct conflict wJlh Sf one of Ihe resolutions of the Salem Com al though il mij to ask lotlsjxcial fur the construclioni ol somo t peculiar incut which could not he reached under a general Sec How cm a sprcuil charier be nnd same eijial legislative facilities be olTcrcd lo of tlieH people Such an is Inllicerinclmentof cither n special or general it is thu duty of IheiGeneral lo look bcjond Ihe wishes may nnd comprehend Ihe There is loo marked n div ersily interest amongst for equal benefits tn flow to ov cry In the consl ruction of this nocordinglo iho Snlcni has been so basely we should inquire as lo Ihe meaning of Ihe LLook at tho preamble lo llie Jt is there the people ol Ihe Slale ot IllmoisAtorpromote the general tec do ordain nndicslablish thiitConstilu for Iho Slate ol Illinois The encouragetncnttofiln lernal Jmproaemailt must be m and for the benefitof he people of Illinois Is wilhm iho purview olj llieIh1 i lo adopt a sj in its opernlionyill Vynste onr depress our loroe us bojond the Innils u thb to changes Would il be nn Inlernal Im in when tho limoarriveSjlhnl our increased wealth und population Wo lerminato Railroads al points oppohitoitowns inKen and instead and MliCanneli Such llisro gnrdjol their growth woultl bo a The Constitution would be Uolntfdj Inlcrosls strange nl in f IJ Hired lor Iho greiilcr portion oftho Eastern lino ol the Stale lo the eslunile enterprise und eflurl would her ot and consequently will piy a lafgtr ihvi ulllolo attempt o create nnd thus ditert iho inevillilcml on Iho capital produolionaof Ihc rich and bio course ol Irade from this great and growing hcnllhy district llirougli which it would would ho joltis is a powerful possesses numerous is transported upon it U would oirrj llie sitno lor lie centre of 11 wide and is miking rapid strides Iho mighty irjnss limits conlinliallj moving from Iho u gre ilnessj nor is it soiiglit lo check her or dun seeking n homo in vv ido engaged in the pros ier it is Ihnl by wise and jiulicoulion of desirous of reaching Iho nous towns nndinaikets miv be created and onr pot bo deterred from n pissigr on the merely lopululion and wealth Lcl Clicsbecause it did not go directly to Ml nnd bo the coinmenoc or Iho lermiiiuling of various With ho pcrralision ol nn extension tn any other points that en illalisls may and thpir prosperity is met Ci les would Im built that would bo the pride of our Stale nnd Iho and ob nmmg in other lo a great jo There a demand exist for our heavy and eMomUa warehouses for Ihe stor age ol such articles as were Intended for other Survej Ihe wide and fertile districts of whose products might bo otinounlrateil nt and other A whose capability ol yielding a boun tiful return to the is unequaled by nny portion of the perhaps the Delia of the They are situate on high Alton is the only on the Illinois Ibr near ono hundred miles down Ihe where ihcblun comesnplu the She has inexhaustible In addition to the 11 BUpplil inighly i olwli and divert lo llicse the eiirrentuf travel which business or plcus lire is contlniiiiily augmenting the certain tcndeiiuy is the accomplishment of our Jiuihliug up of our Iho invitation of the creation of a market for our surplus If iho termini of ronds from Knsl to across our Slate lo will secure lo great and incalculable why will not e qual bencllls accrue to Illinois by the policy proposodr1 The loading journals oftlint for two with a per tinacily worthy of their Iwvo been urging the termi ni of roads uppusllo as necessary lo hcrndvouce and lo proven the diversion from of the valuable trade of the action of our Legislature aiiil the views of our cllixens are denounced as selfish and illi we too seek our tjwn Strong positions in our favor aro assumed by who npposo our Il is a principle of us well as ol common that Ihe voluntary admissions ol nn opponent constitute competent testimony against Iiitlio Addrcst of the Salem Convention to the People of it is said The eflicjls of Railroad on our Atlantic cities have heci to incrciiso Ihcir population and wherever Tlicy have proveij tavorublo Ihe suullcr and lo Ihe country at Tho truth o this remark is cheerfully Will not the construe As Ihe Ihe 5 Seftorul vv elfurcj lliorcfore that n in relSleS o Internal U cherishes Ihesametob cannot be vvilhm thepiirview of thiiinitru A jo be must beiso load vnnce Iho proipcntj bf onr increase and our This o tnnotbo iomo Icgislaliv c ns to Iho lermini ie itlnust prqleet Iho righls of those lortnke enterprises in nndi expend It muit guard Iho ngnmst n dopriv ationfofi hii by n repelling n hinilution of a Such is the that will bo just sucli capital c invested among products will rot on ounfarms or the waul ol a communication to will III dciliiicd to with properlegisl ihc second in this great wfllrre nalu in the midtt of Ihe rapid progressjarotind It that a roail from Torre Linle lo connecting nl Ihe former u ilh a con inuous line to the Uistern lacililios fur Iho rnnsporlatlon ot Ihe products of iho for the lortalion of nnd Iho cojucjnnco nf pusscn cost of which will not exceed mile at whoso terminus profilabln investments muy bo in real yield a sufficient dividend In Iho nnd these oflered lo inlclllgcnl will insure the necessary is opposite St nn eligible point for terminus of n rind from Terre Haulci1 Tun lopo raphy of tlio country nround sctlles this I he jrouiid Is low and nnd incapable of sustaining tho Weight of the mass of buildings thai should be crowded up on to render ns the terminus of n great through which millions of properly would be The formation is and the bank is siibjucl lo great from the washing of the Missis The surface of iho country nroiind is not clnvnled above high and hence heavy and expensive embank varying from ten to fifteen feel in would be come lo protect this from Ihe ravages of iho river nnd In prevent iho continual wasting of the Within Iho recollection of many of the inhabitants in iho American the bank has washed for more Ihun half a The on Iho Illinois inusl bo to sustain tho Louis With ill those terminate these roads al IhU and what is the olfoel on llnr citizens of Illinois After Hut wo aro gra cly in Iho Salem Our projected routes the roads lo Louis repose Ihrfr and ai wo lirotlsltblcjlalms Hit a upon mil Coiutllultonal light of tvcrj citizen ol to Ihe privilege of choosing on I making hli oif n i oad lo nurkcl This Is palpable anil umlealablei Hut claim of Ihe cillzens ofa sliler Slqle 16 the same allhoujh not con firmed h Ihe teller of an written Is equally ho ConslKution silent upon this our tlcnianu for n sulllclcnlly auitalno 1 b llie undeniable right of potion of rlcan peoplo to make their roads to suit Uieir own Interest sml eortV Such a doctrine is agrarian anil uprooting In Us terulonoyj II is analogous lo the that each man1 must share in the properly ol Ihe countrj and that the indus trious nnd enterprising inttsl be stripped of a portion of heir to enriuh llie It is destructiveof nil It w oiild rosolv e Ihe Gov eminent into a mobooraoyj Hacli the undeniublo righl lo make Ins roads lo suit his own intercsl and coiivcnicnrel Whore would then be necessity of Gov 01 Uxlcnd Die principled Lcl ev ery m in lax lo Milt his own interest and conven Let every man assess Ins own and affix Ills own for the ol tha laws to suit his own inlercst and perform the various required of him as a goodciti to suit his ow u Inlercst nnd coin The wheels of Government nould toon Crime would fearfully bociefy would be compleluly Asour Government was instituted for Iho promotion of iho ral legislative special regard should be to Ihe greatest good of Ihu greatest Permis cannot rlxhlfully bo given every ibmnko a when hi might injiiro his neighbor tit would benefit himselfi liur in where the of Ihe people might bo thougha portion What becomes of ibis right of every when he Conslilluicn coiitnius an express grant of power for tho1 enactment of special nets in certain oases ease in the judgment of tho General necessary to authorize llie building it would clearly be he duty ol the General lo guard Ihe rights thus granted nnd for the capital nud tho security of an honest refuse it general Railroad vvllhoul some pi utter destrnolioii of rights Ihey arrive nt iho they would hnvo no wareIf special charters more advarfce house on Ihcir own for iho deposil of their products Ihe general prosperity Iho lhan a general Railroud bill would bo forced across iho and compelled lo pay i then special nets brcpmo an onerous to maintain an odious nnd lints bo mou us well as Iho letter and spirit of CopstllU placed in complete to Ihe cily of Iho that every man Such arc our viuvvs in relation lo Illinois polioy iuidvvo under u Govcriunonl to choose and can perceive no iiifraolion of the disregard to l T A 1 Us bjj llie lasl General in n refusal j question of deup intcrwl lu grant fur the lermini nf which were publio propriety nnd necessity lo beol Of what Ilia ulVttie General Though the II Ihe Geiifral Assembly has uol the power lo protect Ilio inissued Ills proelamalimnyet we exercise Ihe IcrcsU of Iho Slate The Constitution authorizes Iho cro Ig our views in regard lot of liysiiocial in yoafs sirico by u decidedtola of the CorfWlWDj the judgment of Iho General he objeeUof llie of dolegalca and amend he mw inv uic MI eorporalioii cannol be under general If amongst the reforms tvcru tno ;