Report of the Committee of the Senate

Report of the Committee of the Senate

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865* edition. Excerpt: ...of materials or supplies at any time during the time you have been assistant engineer of the department of docks? A. No, sir; I have gone around with General McClellan's chief secretary in seeing, and certifying supplies, to get the prices in twenty or thirty places to see which was the cheapest; that is all, sir; and that was Benoit & Wood, down in Fulton street. Q. Your connection with it has been somewhat supervisory, has it? A. No, sir; not even that. Q. Consulting? A. Not even that, sir; the requisitions were always made out by the chief secretary, and sent out to the cheapest place. Q. When you went around to get estimates, what was the object of it? A. General McClellan ordered it, and it is very obvious, the reason, sir, that the department should not be taken in. Q. What did you do after getting your estimates; after getting yonr estimates, what was your action? A. I receipted, sir--I would not even receipt, sir--Q. No; what would you do after you got your estimates; you didn't receipt for any thing until you got the goods; what did you do after you got the estimates? A. After I got the estimates? Q. Yes, sir. A. I don't understand the question, sir. Q. You say you went around and got the estimates? A. Yes, sir. Q. And then what did you do? A. Then the order would come to Captain Raymond, the chief secretary, and he sent out the order. Q. What did you do after you got the estimates? A. Whatever it was for, sir--if it was for a field party, I would give him a receipt, if they had got it--Q. Wait one moment; you don't answer my question; after yon got your estimates, did yon make any report of it? A. Yes, sir; I do, and receipt--Q. No; you made a proposition? A. For what I wanted. Q. And you got a proposition of prices? A. Yes, sir. more

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  • Paperback | 492 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236663054