Miscellaneous Documents Volume 46

Miscellaneous Documents Volume 46

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...II. until the close of the autumn. He reached Galveston on the 14th of February, and at once commenced his work, which was brought to a close by the advance of summer, on the 22d of July. The party has had the use of a schooner belonging to the coast survey, sailed by Mr. Andrew J. Hussey, of Alexandria, who has given entire satisfaction in the execution of the contract for sailing the vessel and providing for the crew. Since the close of the season, Mr. Fauntleroy has been engaged in recomputing observations of previous years, which his constant employment in the field had hitherto prevented. In thisihe has been aided by Mr. Davidson. The party is' under instructions to resume the triangulation in section IX. as early as practicable. OFFICE VVORK..1 0 The-organization of the otiice has continued during the past year as it was at the period of my last report. The extension of the work has required the employment of additional persons in connexion with it, rendering changes desirable, which the exertions of Captain A. A. Humphreys, United States topographical engineers, the assistant in charge, have prevented from becoming pressing or detrimental. The services of this ofiicer to the government, in this work, have well merited the promotion which he has received from seniority; and I_ would respectfully call the attention of the head of the Treasury Department to them, and would ask that representations may be made to the proper authority in relation to them. As the detail of oflicers of the army is made upon the coast survey under the law, I do not doubt that meritorious services are to be noticed in this, as in any other duty required of them. Besides conducting the general concerns of the ofiice, Captain Humphreys directs, ..show more

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