Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Connecticut rivers” in entry stevens-john of Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History:

...mpleted soon after Fulton and Livingston had set the Clermont afloat. The latter having obtained the exclusive right to navigate the waters of New York, Stevens placed his boats on the Delaware and Connecticut rivers . In 1812 he published a pamphlet urging the United States government to make experiments in railways traversed by carriages propelled by steam, and proposed the construction of a railway for such a...
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