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III.. [PUBLIC-No. 86.]

AN ACT making appropriations for the construction, preservation, and repairs of

certain fortifications and other works of defence, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are herehy, appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the construction, preservation, and repair of certain fortifications and other works of defence for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight:

For Fort Scammel, Portland, Maine, fifty thousand dollars.

For Fort Georges, on Hog Island ledge, Portland, Maine, fifty thousand dollars.

For Fort Winthrop, Boston, Massachusetts, fifty thousand dollars. For Fort Warren, Boston, Massachusetts, fifty thousand dollars.

For fort at entrance of New Bedford barbor, Massachusetts, thirty thousand dollars.

For Fort Schuyler, East river, New York, fifty thousand dollars.

For fort at Willett's Point, opposite Fort Schuyler, New York, fifty thousand dollars.

For fort on site of Fort Tompkins, Staten Island, New York, fifty thousand dollars.

For fort at Sandy Hook, New Jersey, fifty thousand dollars.

For repairs of Fort Washington, on the Potomac river, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For Fort Monroe, Hampton Roads, Virginia, fifty thousand dollars.
For Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida, fifty thousand dollars.
For Fort Jefferson, Garden Key, Tortugas, fifty thousand dollars.
For Fort Clinch, Amelia Island, Florida, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For fort at Fort Point, San Francisco bay, California, fifty thousand dollars.

For fort at Lime Point, California, fifty thousand dollars.

For fort at Alcatraz Island, San Francisco bay, California, one hundred thousand dollars.

For Fort Preble, Portland harbor, Maine, fifty thousand dollars.

For Fort McClary, Portsmouth harbor, New Hampshire, fifty thou sand dollars.

For Fat Independence, Boston harbor, Massachusetts, fifty thousand dollars.

For survey of northern and northwestern lakes, one hundred and fiftyfive thousand dollars.

For Fort Montgomery, at the outlet of Lake Champlain, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For purchase and repair of instruments, ten thousand dollars.

For purchase of sites now occupied and lands proposed to be occupied for permanent sea-coast defences: Provided, That no such purchase shall be made except upon the approval of its expediency by the Secretary of War, and of the validity of the title by the Attorney General, fifty thousand dollars.

For purchase of sites now occupied by temporary sea-coast defences : Provided, That no such purchase shall be made except upon the approval of its expediency by the Secretary of War, and of the validity of the title by the Attorney General, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For construction and repair of barracks and quarters for engineer troops at the depot of engineer supplies near St. Louis, Missouri, twenty thousand dollars.

For construction and repairs of barracks for engineer troops at the depot of engineer supplies at Willett's Point, New York, twenty five thousand dollars,

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall not be over fifty per cent. of the foregoing appropriations expended during the fiscal year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and the residue thereof shall not be expended till otherwise ordered.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That in order to determine the relative powers of resistance of the turret and the broadside systems of iron-clad vessels-of-war, and whether or not our present beaviest guns are adequate to the rapid destruction of the heaviest plated ships now built, or deemed practicable on either system, and whether or not our best stone forts will resist our heaviest guns, and if not, what increase in strength, by adding either stone or iron or variation in form, is necessary to that end, the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy are hereby anthorized to detail a joint board of not less than six competent officers, three from the army and three from the navy, whose duty it shall be to construct and test by firing upon them such targets as they may deem necessary for the purposes above named. And the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy are hereby authorized and directed

to supply the board with such facilities for this purpose as they may require: Provided, It can be done from the unexpended funds and materials now at their disposal, the expenses to be borne equally by the War and Navy Departments, and from such funds at their disposal as the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy may designate, respectively.

Approved, March 2, 1867.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant Gencral.

OFFICIAL:

Assistant Adjutant General.

A. G. O., No. 17-2

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, March 15, 1867.

No. 18.

The President directs that the following change be made, at the request of Major General THOMAS, in the assignment announced in General Orders, No. 10, of March 11, 1867, of commanders of Districts, under the Act of Congress entitled "An Act to provide for the more efficient government of the Rebel States," and of the Department of the Cumberland, created in General Orders, No. 14, of March 12, 1867:

Brevet Major General John POPE to command the Third District, consisting of the States of Georgia, Florida, and Alabama; and Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS to command the Department of the Cumberland.

BY COMMAND OF GENERAL GRANT:

E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General.

OFFICIAL:

Assistant Adjutant General.

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