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in the northern part of the Town of Alexandria, at the out-let of Alexandria Canal, and its value is regarded as depending in a considerable degree, upon its proximity to said Canal, and the River Potomac, upon which it [birds?]. That a few weeks before the said 20th day of May The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, (of which the said Alexandria Canal may be considered as an extension) was greatly damaged by an [an asaal freshot?], in the said River Potomac which caused a suspension of business upon said canal, and as your commissioner supposes had a tendency to [de-?] the value of the above mentioned property. This in connexion with the provision in the decree, that the property should be paid for in Virginia State Stock,