House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d Session-49th Congress, 1st Session, Volume 3

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Page 71 - ... the Secretary of War, upon a hearing of the allegations and proofs of the parties. SEC. 5. — That any bridge authorized to be constructed under this act shall be built and located under and subject to such regulations for the security of navigation of said river as the Secretary of War shall prescribe...
Page 141 - Ocean, the first thing which strikes us is, that, the north-east and south-east monsoons, which are found the one on the north and the other on...
Page 122 - Annual report upon the geographical explorations and surveys •/ west of the one hundredth meridian in California, Nevada, Nebraska, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana, by George M. Wheeler, First Lieutenant of Engineers, USA; being Appendix LL of the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers for 1875.
Page 330 - ... for the improvement of the Mississippi River between the mouths of the Illinois and Ohio Rivers, the distribution of the sum to be at the discretion of the Chief of Engineers.
Page 35 - An act to provide for the appointment of a commission of engineers to investigate and report a permanent plan for the reclamation of the alluvial basin of the Mississippi River subject to inundation," I appointed a commission of engineers.
Page 3 - I have the honor to present for your information the following report upon the duties and operations of the Engineer Department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1877 : OFFICEES OF THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
Page 524 - It would thus absorb the whole surplus mass of the reservoirs, after the waste of lockage, and require a much greater expenditure of water than the Deep Creek summit-level. Thus the important advantages of a greater supply of water, of a length shorter by nine miles, of a tunnel shorter by two and a half miles, render the Deep Creek route superior to the other ; though the final surveys only can settle that point, yet at this stage of our operations we would recommend that route in preference.
Page 71 - ... and further, to inquire into the number and character of the vessels navigating said channel, and the number of trips made by each, and, if said bridging be practicable, to report what extent of span or spans and elevation above the water will be required in the construction of such bridge or bridges, so as not seriously to injure the navigation of said channel.
Page 104 - March 2, 1SG7, contains a proviso that " the province of New Brunswick contribute and pay to the proper disbursing officer a like sum for said purpose; said payment being made on condition that in no event shall the province of New Brunswick be called upon for more than half the sum actually expended for said purpose.

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