The Tehuantepec Railway: Its Location, Features, and Advantages Under the La Sere Grant of 1869

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D. Appleton, 1869 - 161 páginas

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Página 58 - ... instrument; that he knows the seal of said corporation; that the seal affixed to said instrument is such corporate seal; that it was so affixed by order of the board of directors of said corporation, and that he signed his name thereto by like order.
Página 27 - Sere, to me known to be the individual described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that he executed the same for the purposes therein mentioned.
Página xiv - C. Presidente de la República se ha servido dirigirme el decreto que sigue: «BENITO JUÁREZ, Presidente Constitucional de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, á todos sus habitantes, sabed: Que en uso de las amplias facultades de que me hallo investido, he tenido á bien decretar lo siguiente: Art. 1°...
Página 40 - ... in all their limbs: they have good complexions, narrow foreheads, black eyes, clean, firm, regular, white teeth, thick, black, coarse, glossy hair, thin beards, and generally no hair upon their legs, thighs, and arms. Their skin is of an olive colour. There is scarcely a nation, perhaps...
Página 22 - Por tanto, mando se imprima, publique, circule y se le dé el debido cumplimiento. — Palacio del Gobierno nacional en México, á 3 de Noviembre de 1870. — Benito Juárez. — Al C. Lie. José María Iglesias, Ministro de Justicia e instrucción pública.
Página 32 - ... for the first thousand feet, two feet increase per hundred feet, and about six inches per hundred feet for the following thousand feet. The greatest difference that has been observed in the level of the water was six and a half feet. Besides the variable winds, which are rather light, and the land and sea breezes of the morning and evening, two prevalent winds, the north-northeast and south-southwest winds, reign during a great portion of the year on the southern coast of the Isthmus. The first...
Página 32 - Cordillera, which* under different denominations, extends, almost without interruption, the entire length of the two Americas,, traverses the country from east to west ; but instead of those lofty volcanic peaks, which constitute so striking a feature of extensive portions of this gigantic chain of mountains, there is a sudden depression of the range in its passage across this Isthmus, the continuity of the chain being nearly broken at a point directly in the line of shortest communication between...
Página 68 - ... Ganges, from the days of Moses, Alexander, and Aristotle, to say nothing of the geographers Pomponius Mela, Strabo and Ptolemy, was deemed the land of promise, the abode of luxury, the source of wealth, and the home of the spices ; but the routes of commerce thither, via Venice and Genoa, by the Red Sea, Egypt, the Nile, Arabia, Asia Minor, the Black and Caspian Seas, through Persia and Tartary, were one by one being closed to Christians. The profits of the overland carrying trade were mostly...
Página 26 - to the south ! to the south ! for the great and exceeding riches of the equinoxial ; they that seek riches must not go unto the cold and frozen north." The whole story is comprehended in Martyr's sentence. North America, by the Spaniards, was never considered of any consequence of itself, and was regarded only as a barrier...
Página 66 - The sources from whence this income would be gathered are twofold, viz., the through and the way traffic ; which latter, though apparently insignificant, would be found more important than might be imagined. If we look at the map of the American continent, it will be seen that the Isthmus of Tehuantepec is the most favorable point at which an inter-oceanic communication can be established, whether we consider it in reference to the United States alone, or to the American, European, and Asiatic countries....

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