Old Documents regarding the Panama Canal

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Letter of introduction to Colonel George W. Goethals from the Assistant Secretary of War Robert Shaw Oliver for Colonel James H. Manning. March ,1913.

Envelope from the preceeding letter

A typed letter signed "Wm H Taft" writing as Secretary of War to Arthur J. Nathan of New York City, Taft, from 1904 and 1908, had direct charge of the Canalís construction. On February 12, 1907, Chief Engineer Stevens resigned. At Culebra Cut there were continuous mud slides causing many deaths. May 9, 1907

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