New York State Archives, NYSA_A1140-78_1829_063_p2
This letter of appeal was written by the citizens of the town of Germanflatts in Herkimer County and sent to the Canal Board, 1829.
1. Who are the citizens of Germanflatts writing to?
2. What is a feeder?
3. What happens to the feeder when there's "ice, frost, freezing and the fall raines"?
4. What do the citizens of Germanflatts think needs to be done to fix their problem?
5. Based on the information in this letter, are the citizens of Germanflatts happy about the Erie Canal going through their community? Why?