es consulted: complete records of the corporation, in the county Commissioners' office at Cambridge; Historical sketch of the Middlesex canal, by Caleb Eddy, 1843: Amory's life of Governor Sullivan, 1859. by Lorin L. Dame, D. S.
The curious traveller may still trace with little difficulty the line of the old Middlesex canal, wit Lawrence, and Abbott Lawrence; but no business ability could long avert the catastrophe.
Stock fell to $150, and finally the canal was discontinued, according to Amory's Life of Sullivan in 1846.
It would seem, however, that a revival of business was deemed within the range of possibilities, for in conveyances made in 1852 the cr canalling purposes, and went through the form of electing an agent and collector as late as 1854.
Its vocation gone, and valueless for any after service, says Amory, the canal property was sold for $130,000. After the final dividends little more than the original assessments had been returned to the stockholders.
Oct. 3, 1869