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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 1935, bave been applied 10, the following objects :
1. An examination of the route for a railroad from Memphis, in Ten. nessee, to the Atlantic Ocean. 2. A report and estimate of the cost of the construction of the portage summit of the Ohio canal, that is, the caval from Pittsburg 10 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 publie 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 an exposition of all the facts necessary in the digesting of a system of the lefences 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 construciion 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 ditficulty in the establishing of a foundation which will endure, and sustain the superstructure for the light. 9. 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 Wacchina w 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 ex"mi nation of the route for a railroad from Portland, in the Stale of Maine, 10 Quebec, in Canada. 14. The survey of a route for a railroad from the Connecticut river, to interseci the Concord railroad in New Hampshire, 15. The suivey of a route for a railroad from Boston, in Massachusetts, to Whitehall in New York. 16 A survey of the harbor of East Thoinaston, 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 hasbor 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 completett. 19. The survey of a route for a ship channel around the falls of Niagara, effecting a junction with the two lakes, Erie and Ontario. 20. A survey of the channel between ihe North and South Hero islands, on Lake Champlain. 21. A survey of a route for a 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 route or a railroad from Detroit to the St. Joseph's river. 26 A survey of the route of a road froin Chicago to Fort Howard, on Green
Bay. 27. A survey of the mouth of Gallean river. 28. 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 avid Tennessee as inay be. best adapted, in the opinion of Ule engineer, to facilitate the continuasion of the road 10 the Chesapeake. 31. A survey of a roule for a road from the Maumee river, through the northern counties 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 lodian.
a polis railroad; Madison and Lafayette railroad ; Evansville and Terre Haute railroad; Colurbus 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. 34. In the survey of a railroad from Pensacola, in Florida, to Columbus, Georgia. 35. lo a continua:ion of ile mineralogical and geological investigacions of the public lands, the terri Lories, and the Indian country.
Civil Engineers, employed under the Topographical Bureau, with the
Lands, and of the Territories of Michigan and Arkansas, $6 per
diem, and 10 cents per mile while travelling on dury.
AssistANT CIVIL ENGINEERS.
month, and 10 cents per mile while travelling on duty.
ployed on fold duties, and $3 per diem while on office duty, and 10
cents per mile while travelling on duty IV. R. Palnier, assistant to Major J. Grabain, surveying Provincetown
haibor, Mass, S3 50 per dient while employed on foild duries, and $3
per djein while on office duty, anit 10 cents per inile while travelling: J. P. Baibiy, surveying in Ohio, Indiana, anat Hinois, $3 50 per diem
while employed on field duties, and 43 per diein while on office duty,
anii 10 cents per mile whil: travelling on duty. G. O'Driscoll, assistant on 1}. Stansbury, $3 50 per diem while on field
duty, $3 per diem while ou vítcu duty, and 10 cents per mile', &c. G. W. beatherstonhaugh, jun, 2ssistant 10 J. '. Bailey, $2 59 per
diem, 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.
Apportionment of Arms to the Militia for the year 1834, under the Act of 1808.
return. Militia. apport'nd. Ordnance and ordnance stores Maine
1834 40,849 467 distričuted to the militia, unNew Hampshire 1834 28,712 327
der the act of April, 1808, Massachuselis
from the 1st October, 1834, tó 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 and 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. do. Pennsylvania 1834 202,281 2,313 Delaware
3 six-pounder cais. 1827 9,229 105 Maryland 1834 46,8891 536
2 twelve do. do Virginia
1834 102,597 1,173 North Carolina
2 four-pounder, brass 1835 65,593
cannon. South Carolina 1833 51,112 584
330 percussion cannon Georgia 1831 48,461 554
locks. Alabama 1829 14,892 170
6,870 muskels and appen Louisiana
1830 14,808 169 Mississippi 1830
13,724 155 Tennessee
500 rifles (Hall's) do. 1830 60,982 697 Kentucky
1,317 rifles (common) do. 1834 67,190 768
752 pistols. Obio
376 cavalry sabres. Indiana
53,913 617 Illinois
2,186 sets of infantry ac1831 27,386 313
coutrenients. Missouri 1833 2,815 32
301 sets of rifle do. Michigan Territory 1831
5,476 62 Arkansas Territory
376 sets of cavalry do. 1825 2,0281 23 Florida Territory
The whole being equal 1831 827
in value 10° 12,310 Dist. of Columbia 1832 1,249 14
Fever River, Missouri. Total. lbs of lead made from 1821 to 30 Sept. 18233
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
do 1827 5,182,180 910,380 6,092,560 Do
do 1828 11,105,8101,205,920 12,311,730 Do 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 1331 6,381,900 67,180 6,449,080 do do 1832 4,281,676
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 Septeniber 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
IVorks projected by the Board of Engineers, which have not been com
menced, and the estimate of their cost. First Class, to be commenced as soon as possible : Fort St. Philip, Louisiana,
$ 77,810 79 Forl at Soller's Point flats, Patapsco river,
673,205 44 Fort Tompkins, New York,
420,826 14. Redoubi in advance of font Tompkins,
65,162 44 Fort itt Wilkins's Point, New York,
456,845 51 Fort at Dumpling's Point, Rhode Island,
759,946 57 fort al Rose Island, Rhode Island,
82,411 74 Dyke across the west pas age, Narragansett Roads, for the defence of Boston Harbor,
205,000 00 Fort on Nanlasket Head,
539,000 00 Lunette in advance of dillo,
79,000 00 Redoubt No. 2, in advance of ditto,
32,000 00 Redoubl No. 1, (on Hog Island,) in advance of ditto, 29,000 00 Dyke across Bioad Solind Passage,
140,000 00 Citring off ibe summit of Gallop Island,
2,429 00 Narrayansett Bay, Rh de Island, (works for the desence of Comunicut Island,)
220,053 43 Dollars, 3,782,691 06
Second Class, to be commenced at a luter period :
$ 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 ihe Aliddle Ground, ouler harbor of New York, 1,681,411 66 Fort at the East Bank, do.
do. 1,681,411 66 Fori Hale, Connecticut,
31,815 83 Fort Wooster, do.
27,793 34 Fort Trumbull, do.
77,445 21 Fort Griswold!, do
132,230 41 Fort on Fort Preble Point, Portland harbor, Maine, 103,000 CO Fort on House Island,
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.
12.070 00 Dollars, 5,075,982 70
Third Glass, to be commenced at a remote period :
$ 210,568 on Fort at Craney Island flats,
258,465 14 Fort al Newport News,
244,337 41 Fort at Naseway shoal, for the defence of Patuxentriver,
673,205 CO Fort on Thomas's Point,
173,000 00 Fort on Poini Palience,
164,000 00 Fort on the Narrows uf Penobscot river, Maine,
101,000 00 Dollars, 1,854,575 58