Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress Volume 32; V. 34

Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress Volume 32; V. 34

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... been duly accounted for in the late transfer of public property from Colonel Johnston to the undersigned. (See Ap pendix No. 1, before cited.) At the instance of my predecessor, the remaining large twin snagboats No. 3 and No. 4, with their equipments, &c., and also the dredgeboats G. W. Jones and Gopher, No. 1 and No. 2, were subsequently directed to be sold by orders from the War Department, but the sales in both cases were postponed till Colonel Johnston was relieved from his duty as superintendent of western river improvements. From the time when the snag-boats No. 1 and No. 2 were sold, as above, to the end of the 2d quarter of 1855, the progress of operations affecting the navigation of the western-rivers seems to have been limited mainly to the improvement of the rapids of the Mississippi. A report of Major Floyd, on the 18th November, shows that these works were previously suspended for the season, and Colonel Johnston's inspection report of the 20th of the same mouth, both of which have been printed for the use of Congress, exhibits with sufficient clearness the progress and condition of the improvement. During the ensuing winter months the attention of the late superintendent seems to have been mainly directed to such precautionary measures as he deemed advisable for the custody and preservation of the boats and other public property pertaining to the improvement of the western rivers. From these premises, I proceed to a brief narrative of my personal superintendency from and after the time of relieving Colonel Johnston, and during the 2d quarter of 1855, or the 4th quarter of the last fiscal ear.. y From Document No. 1 of the Appendix, before cited, it may be seen that sundry expenditures had been incurred, under the...show more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991710
  • 9781236991713