New York State Archives, NYSA_A1140-78_1829_011_p1_s1
Letter from Henry Van Patten to the Erie Canal Board for reimbursement for construction of a bridge and destruction of his well. Dated Rotterdam, Schenectady, February 11, 1829.
1. Who is Henry Van Patten writing to?
2. Why did Henry Van Patten need to build a bridge across the Erie Canal?
3. What does Henry Van Patten say the Canal destroyed?
4. Based on the information in this letter, do you think Henry Van Patten is happy about the Erie Canal. Why?