Annual Reports of the Secretary of War, Volume 2

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Page 442 - ... and located in a part of the bridge that can be safely and conveniently reached at that stage; and that said draw shall be opened promptly, upon reasonable signal, for the passage of boats...
Page 161 - Very respectfully, your obedient servant, AA HUMPHREYS, Brigadier General and Chief of Engineers.
Page 56 - Mexico, to be completed within twenty years; of the Mississippi River between the mouth of the Missouri and the mouth of the Ohio River...
Page 443 - ... mile above and one mile below the proposed location, the topography of the banks of the river, the shore-lines at high and low water, the direction and strength of the currents at all stages, and the soundings, accurately showing the bed of the stream...
Page 443 - ... the location of any other bridge or bridges, and shall furnish such other information as may be required for a full and satisfactory understanding of the subject; And until the said plan and location of the bridge are approved by the Secretary of War...
Page 547 - Occasionally bluffs and hills extend down to the river, and then the country opens out again, first on one side of the river and then on the other side.
Page 543 - GENERAL : In compliance with your instructions I have the honor to submit the following report of the...
Page 29 - ... with a statement showing the amount expended during the fiscal year, and the amount that can be profitably expended during the next fiscal year, is submitted herewith. For more detailed information in regard to the improvements, and for the results of the surveys and examinations ordered by Congress, and not found in...
Page 263 - There is a light-house exhibiting a fixed white light of the third order, and a beacon on the outer end of the pier showing a fixed white light of the fourth order. The amount of revenue collected at this port during the fiscal year was $1,006,172.60.
Page 720 - Kiver, at the confluence of the two branches known as the Southern and Eastern. The advantages which the city enjoys as a sea-port are too well known to need more than a passing notice here. Her central position on the Atlantic sea-board; her mild climate, and consequent freedom from obstructions to navigation from ice, and her facilities for communication with a fertile and productive interior, give her natural advantages almost unsurpassed. The harbor proper, (or that portion of the river opposite...

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