The proprietors deserve the highest praise for their enterprise.
The choice of a superintendent demands commendation.
Unwilling to acknowledge dependence upon any nation or any state, they reposed confidence in a citizen of their own. His works declare his praise. . . .Even Massachusetts, a state already proud in science, will in some future age feel an increase of pride to acknowledge her son.
This was followed by sixteen lines of verse, written after the style of Virgil, by a Dr. Darwin (some years deceased), in which Col. Baldwin's name was substituted.
On Baldwin's infant cradle science smiled, closing with
And plenty, arts, and commerce freight the waves,
Where the party numerous embarked, or how extended a tour of inspection they made, we are not informed, but evidently there were no cases of seasickness, and the initial voyage thus mentioned was part of the patriotic observance of the day. A year later, when the canal was completed, Col. Bald