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OPERATIONS OF THE TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS,

During the year ending November, 1835. The topographical and civil engineers have been employed upon, and the funds appropriate for surveys for the year 1835, bave been applied 10, the following objects :

1. An examination of the route for a railroad from Memphis, in Tennessee, to the Atlantic ncean. 2. A report and estimate of the cost of the construction of the portage summit of the Ohio canal, that is, the caual from Pittsburg to Lake Erie. 3. Survey with a view to the im. provement of the Cumberland river from Nashville, Tennessee, to the head of navigation in Kentucky. 4. The report of the geological

investigations made of the public lands, and of the Territory of Arkansas. 5. A survey of the harbor of St. Joseph's, in the Territory of Michigan. 6. A survey of the harbor at the mouth of Trail creek. 7. A survey of the Delaware river from Newcastle to Port Penn, and a survey of Pea Paich island. These surveys embrace au exposition of all the facts necessary in the digesting of a system of the defences in that pass in the river, as well as all those necessary to its navigation. 8. A survey of the Brandywine shoal.—The object of this survey is to determine the hest position on the shoal for the construction of a light house. It is a highly important point in the navigation of the Delaware hay, but its

exposed situation and the composition of the shoal make it one also of extreme ditficuity in the establishing of a foundation which will endure, and sustain the superstructure for the light. I. In the drawings and reports of various parts of canal routes across the States of Maine, New Hanipshire, and Vermont, in order to complete a series of surveys for the same objects, which had been partially attended to some years since. 10. The drawings and reports of the military defences of parts of the coasts of North and South Carolina. 11. A survey of a canal route from Cape Fear river, through W'acchinaw lake, to the Waccamaw river, North Carolina. 12. An examination of the construction of the canal around the Muscle shoals of the Tennessee river. 13. An exmi nation of the route for a railroad from Portland, in the State of Maine, to Quebec, in Canada. 14. The survey of a route for a railroad fron the Connecticut river, to interseci the Concord railroad in New Hampshire, 15. The survey of a route for a railroad from Boston, in Massachusetts, 1o Whitehall in New York.

16 A survey of the harbor of East Thoinasion, in Maine. 17. A survey of the Christiana river from Wilmingtou to the Delaware, with a view to improve the entrance of the Christiana. 18. A survey of Provincetowo harbor and its vicinity.-The survey of this position, so important in the military defences of the coast east of Cape Cod, and as a point of shelter for our commerce from a pursuing enemy, or from storms, is now completeit. 19. The survey of a route for a ship channel around the falls of Niagara, effecting a ljunction with the two lakes, Erie and Ontario. 20. A survey of the channel between the North and South Hero islands, on Lake Champlain. 21. A survey of a route for u road from the Alabama line, by Marianna, to the town of Appalachicola, in Florida. 22. A resurvey of the route of the national road between Springfield, Ohio, and Richmond, Indiana; also from Springfield, by the way of Dayton and Eaton, to Richmond.

23. A survey of the Maumee river, from its mouth to Maumee city. 24. A survey of the route for a railroad from Detroit to Pontiac. 25. Also the roule of a railroart from Detroit to the St. Joseph's river. 26. A survey of the roule of a road froin Chicago to Fort Howard, on Green

Bay. 27. A survey of the mouth of Gallean river. 23. A survey of the mouth of Black river. 29. A survey of the mouth of Milwalkeo

river. 30. A survey of a railroad from Memphis, Tennessee, to such point on the lines of the States of Virginia avil Tennessee as inay be best adapted, in the opinion of the engineer, 10 facilirate the continuarion of the road to the Chesapeake. 31. A survey of a route for a road from the Maumee river, through the northeru counties of Indiana, to or near the rapids of the Illinois river, and thence to the Mississippi river, at some point between Rock Island and Quincy. 32. The survey of the following routes for roads in Indiana :-Lawrenceburg and Iudian. a polis railroad; Madison and Lifayette railroad ; Evansville and Terre Haute railroad; Colur. bus and Jeffersonville railroad; New Albany and Vincennes turnpike road; New Albany and Crawfordsville turnpike road. 33. In superinteuding the construction of the aqueduct over the Potomac at Georgetown. 31. In the survey of a railroad from Pensacola, in Florida, to Columbus, Georgia. 35. 1o a continuation of the mineralogical and geological investigacions of the public lands, the terri tories, and the Indian country.

Civil Engineers, employed under the Topographical Bureau, with the amount of compensalion, pay and emoluments, allowed lo each.

GEOLOGIST. G. W. Featherstonhaugh, making Geological Surveys of the Public

Lands, and of the Territories of Michigan and Arkansas, $6 per diem, and 12 cents per mile while travelling on duty.'

Civil ENGINEERS. William B. Guyon, surveying in Mississippi and Tennessee, $6 per

diem, and 10 cents per mile while travelling on duty'. G. W. Hughes, superintending the construction of the Potomac bridge, $6 per diem, and 10 cerits per mile while travelling ou duty.

ASSISTANT CIVIL ENGINEERS. II Slansbury, surveying in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana, $110 per

month, and 10 cents per mile while traveliing on duty. C. N. Higner, assistant to G. W. Hughes, $3 50 per šiem while con.

ployed on fold duties, and $3 per diem while on office duty, and 10

cents per mile while travelling ou duny 1. R Palmer, assistant to Mijor J. Graliam, survering Provincerow'r

hubor, Mass, S3 50 y-er diem while employed on fiild duries, and $3

per diein while on oflice duty, anit 10 cents per mile while travelling: J. P. Bailry, surveying in Ohio, Indiana, an Illinois, $3 50 per dien

while t'nıployed on field duties, am y 3 per diein while on office dury,

anai 10 cents per mile whil. travelling on duty. G. O' Driscoll, assistant t) H. Stansbury, $3 50 per diem while on field

duty, 93 per diem while on oíficu duly, and 10 cents per mile, &c. G. W. featherstonhaught, jun, 2ssistant to J. 1'. Bailey, $2 50 per

diein, and 10 cents per mile while travelling on duty.

OPERATIONS OF THE ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT,

For the year ending 30th Seplember, 1835. The general result of the operations at the several Arsenals and Armories of the United States, in the manufacture, repair, and purchase of the principal articles of ordnance, ordnance stores and building ma. terials, during the year between October 1, 1834, and Septeniber, 30, 1835, exhibits among other articles of ordnance and ordnance stores which have been fabricated or procured, the following, viz :

Of artillery, 98 32-pounder iron cannon ; 3 12-pounder and 4 6-pounder iron cannon ; 34 32-pounder casemate carriages, complete ; 158 32pounder casemate chasses ; 3 24-pounder casemate, and 177 24-pounder barbette carriages, complele ; 77 24-pounder casemate chasses ; 33 field artillery carriages ; 4 6-pounder caissons, and one travelling forge.

Of small arins manufactured and procured, viz : 22,506 muskets, complete, made at the uational armories ; and at the private factories, 7,540 muskets, complete ; 1,060 rifles, (Hall's,) 2,000 artillery swords, and 1,840 cavalry sabres.

Of accountrements for small arms, 750 sets for infantry, 500 sets of rifle accoutreinents, 250 sets for cavalry, 2,400 sword belts, and 1,214 sabre belts.

or the munitions of war issued by this department during the year, between the 1st October, 1834, and the 30th September, 1935, to the army, 89 32-pounder, 162 24-pounder, 6 12-pounder, 18 6-pounder irou cannon; 34 32 pounder casemate carriages, 36 24-pounder barbette carriages, 6 12-pounder, and 19 6-pouader field-carriages ; 105 muskets, 750 dragoon sabres, 110 (Hall's) carbines, 67 rifles, and 196 sets of io. fantry accountrements are among the principal articles issued.

The Arms, Accoutrements, &c., procured, under the act for arming and equipping the Militia, from the 1st of October, 1834, to the 30th Sepiember, 1835, are

Muskets, complete, 7,540; rifles, (Halls's) complete, 1,060; artillery swords, 2,000 ; cavalry sabres, 840; infantry cartridge boxes, 415; bayonet belts, 2,354 ; sword belts, 2,400; sabre belts, 374; rifle pouches and belts, 301 ; cavalry cartridge boxes, 25 ; holsters, pairs, 65; sixpounder field carriages, with implements complete, 26 ; percussion cannon locks, 330.

By the operations of the Lead Mines it appears that the lead made during the year amounts to

3,754,290 lbs. Total amount madefrom 1821 10 September 30, 1835, 75,571,609 Total amount rent lead accruing for the above period,

5,909,216 • Amount of rent lead due to the United States, yet to be collected

493,313 The returns of lead made during the last year exceed the returns of this year by 4,217,289 pounds. This has not been caused by a decrease

in the manufacture of lead, but by the refusal of numbers of the smelters to make the required returns to the Superintendent, and pay in their rent iead. The grounds of their refusal are, first, that the act of the 3d of March, 1807, contains no authority for collecting rent lead on a license | for smelling lead ore ; aud, secondly, that any law authoriziug the leasing of public land within the limits of a State is unconstitutional.

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Apportionment of Arms to the Militia for the year 1834, under the Act of 1808.
STATES AND TER Date of Number of No.ofarms
RITORIES.

return. Militia. apport'nd. Ordnance and ordnance stores Maive

1834 40,849

467

districuted to the militia, unNew Hampshire 1834 28,712 327

der the act of April, 1808, Massachuselis

from the 1st October, 1834, to 1835 44,973 514

the 30th September, 1835. Vermont

1824 25,581 289 Rhode Island

37 six.pounder iron can. 1832 1,377 15 Connecticut

non aud carriages, 1834 24,786 283

with New York

implements, 1835 181,945 2,081 New Jersey

&c., complete.
1829
39,171
447
4 twelve

do. Pennsylvania

1834 202,281 2,313 Delaware 1827 9,229

3 six-pounder cais

105 Maryland 1834 46,889 536

sons, complete. 2 twelve

do. do Virginia

1834 102,597 1,173 North Carolina

2 four-pounder. brass 1835 65,593 764

cannon. South Carolina 1833 51,112 584

330 percussion cannon Georgia

1834 48,461 551 Alabama

locks. 1829 14,892 170

6,870 muskets and appenLouisiana

1830 14,808 169 Mississippi 1830

dages. 13,724 155

500 rifles (Hall's) Tennessee

1830 60,982 697 Kentucky

1,317 rifles (common) do. 1834 67,190 768

752 pistols. Ohio

1835 132,713 1,519 Indiana

376 cavalry sabres. 1833 53,913

617 Illinois

2,186 sets of infantry ac1831 27,386 313

coutrements, Missouri 1833 2,815 32

301 sels of rifle do. Michigan Territory 1831 5,476 62 Arkansas Territory

376 sets of cavalry do. 1825 2,028 23 Florida Territory

The whole being equal 1831

827
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in value 10 12,310 Dist. of Columbia 1832 1,249 14

muskets.
Total Dullars,

311.5691 15,000
Quantity of Lead made at U. S. Lead Mines, annually, from 1821 to 1835.

Fever River Missouri. Total. lbs of lead made from 1821 to 30 Sept. 1823 335,130

335,130 Do in the year ending S0th Sept. 1824 175,220

176,220 Do do

do 1835 664,530 386,590 1,051,120 Do do

do 1826 958,842 1,374,962 2,333,804 do

do 1827 5,182,180 910,380 6,092,560 Do do

do 1828 11,105,810 1,205,920 12,311,730 do

do 1829 13,343,1501,198,160 14,541,310 do

do 1830 8,323,998 8,060 8,332,058 Do do

do 13316,381,900 67,180 6,449,080 Do do do 1832 4,281,876

4,281,876 Do do do 1833 7,941,792

7,941,792 Do do do 1834 7,971,579

7,971,579 Do do do 1835 3.754,290

3,751,290 Total, Pounds. 170,420,35715,151,252 75,571,609 Note.-The amount of rent lead accruing for the above period is 5,909,216 pounds.

Operations of the United States Lead Mines, from 30th of Sept. 1834, to 30 Sept. 1835. Pounds of lead inade during the year

3,754,290 Pounds of lead which have accrued as rent during the present year

209,585 Pounds of lead remaining due Septenber 30, 1834

328,802 Total of rent lead due

538,387 Pounds of rent lead received in the year ending September 30, 1835

45,074 Pounds of rent lead remaining due September 30, 1835

493,313

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IVorks projecled by the Board of Engineers, which have not been com

menced, and the estimale of their cost. First Class, to be commenced as soon as possible : Fort St. Philip, Louisiana,

$ 77,810 79 Fort al Soiler's Point flats, Patapsco river,

673,205 44 Fort Tompkins, New York,

420,826 14 Redoubt in advance of Fort Tompkins,

65,162 44 Tort att Witkins's Point, New York,

456,845 51 Fort at Dunpling's Point, Rhode Island,

759,946 57 fort at Rose Island, Rhode Island,

82,411 74 Dyke across the west passage, Narragansett Roads, for the defence of Boston Haibor,

205,000 00 Fort on Nantasket Head,

539,000 00 Lunette in advance of dillo,

79,000 00 Redoubt No. 2, in advance of ditto,

32,000 00 Reduube No. 1, (on Hog Island,) in advance of ditto, 29,000 00 Dyke across Bioad Sorind Passage,

140,000 00 Cutting off ihe summit of Gallop, Island,

2,429 00 Narrayansett Bay, Rhde Island, (works for the desence of Connicut Island,)

220,053 43 Dollars, 3,782,691 06

Second Class, to be commenced at a later period :
Tower at Pass-au-Heron, Mobile bay,

$ 16,677 41 Fort at Hawkins's Point, Palapsco river,

244,337 14 fort at St. Mary's, Potomac river,

205,602 33 Fort opposite tie Pea Patch, Delaware river,

317,257 71 Fort at ine Aliddle Ground, outer harbor of New York, 1,681,411 66 Fort at the East Bank,

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1,681,411 66 Fori Hale, Connecticut,

31,815 83 Fort Wooster, do.

27,793 34 fort Trumbull, do.

77,145 21 fort Griswold, do

132,30 41 Fort on Fort Preble Point, Portland barbor, Maine, 103,000 CO Fori on House Island,

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32,000 00 Fort Pickering, Salem,

116,000 00 Fort for Nangus Head,

35,000 00 Fort Seawell, Marblelicad,

116.000 00 Fort for Jack's Point,

96,00000 Fort on Bald Head, North Carolina,

120,000 00 Fort ou Federal Point, do.

12,000 00 Dollars, 5,075,982 70

$ 210,568 on

258,465 14 244,337 44

Third Glass, to be commenced at a remote period :
The raris to obstruct the channel between Forts Monroe

and Calhoun,
Fort at Craney Island flats,
Fort at Newport News,
Fort at Naseway shoal, for the desence of Patuxent ri-

yer,
Fort on Thomas's Point,
Fort on Poini Palience,
Fort ou ibe Narrows uf Penobscot river, Maine,

Dollars,

673,205 CO 173,000 00 164,000 00

101,000 00 1,854,575 58

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