aleb Eddy, seems to have made the most of existing conditions.
He added to the Rules and Regulations a prohibition of the use of the Signal-horn upon the Sabbath while near any house of worship, and his administration was careful and thrifty.
In 1831 the last debt was paid, and the dividends that for several years had been paid had increased to $30 per share, while numerous improvements had been made along the line, notably the rebuilding of aqueducts and enlarging of taverns.
These latter wels at Chelmsford, and for twenty-five years was used for the purpose of navigation.
Then some capitalists were induced to buy the same and utilize the power of the Merrimack it furnished; the result was the town, and soon the city, of Lowell.
In 1831 Mr. Eddy was directed to survey a route for a branch canal from Billerica to the Hamilton Mills in Lowell, to save four miles and Pawtucket tolls.
He reported the project feasible, but counselled delay.
The reason is not hard to discover in the