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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1869, by

TIIE TEHUANTEPEC RAILWAY COMPANY,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the

Southern District of New York,

BAKER & GODWIN, PRINTERS,

Printing House Square, N. Y.

THERE

ARE FEW MEN LIVING

TO WHOM AMERICAN COMMERCIAL

DEVCLOPMENT IS MORE LARGELY INDEBTED THAN TO

Marshall O. Roberts

.

IN THE TRUE SPIRIT OF AN EMINENT MERCIIANT, HIE HAS DEVOTED

YEARS OF PATIENT ENERGY AND OF LIBERAL AND FAR-SEEING EN

TERPRISE TO TIIE GRAND WORK OF OPENING AND KEEPING OPEN

THE INTER-OCEANIC GATEWAYS OF THE WESTERN CONTINENT, AND

PROVIDING NEW CHANNELS FOR TIIE COMMERCE OF THE ORIENT.

IT IS BELIEVED THAT HE IS NOW ABOUT TO REALIZE ANOTHER

OF THOSE SAGACIOUS PROPHECIES OF THE ROUTES OF COMMERCE

WHICH HAVE WON HIM HIS PRESENT PROUD POSITION AMONG THE

MERCANTILE LEADERS OF THE NEW WORLD.

TO HIM THIS MODEST

VOLUME, DEVOTED TO THE DEFENCE AND ELUCIDATION OF IDEAS

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