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Washington, March 19, 1867.
The following Resolution of Congress is published for the information and government of all concerned:
[PUBLIC RESOLUTION—No. 26.]
JOINT RESOLUTION for the erection of an equestrian statue to the memory of
Brevet Lieutenant General Winfield Scott.
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized and directed to contract with Henry K. Brown, esq., of Newburgh, New York, at a price not exceeding twenty thousand dollars
, for an equestrian statue, in bronze, of Brevet Lieutenant General Winfield Scott, to be made of the guns captured in Mexico, and to be placed on Franklin Square, in the city of Washington, or such other place in said city as the Secretary of War may designate.
Approved, March 2, 1867.
E. D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant General.
Washington, March 20, 1867.
The following Act of Congress is published for the information and government of all concerned :
[PUBLIC-- No. 59. ] AN ACT making appropriations for the repair, preservation, and completion of
certain public works heretofore commenced under the authority of law, and for other
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums of money be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended under the direction and superintendence of the Secretary of War, for the repair, preservation, and completion of the following works heretofore commenced under the authority of law, and for the other purposes hereinafter named, that is to say:
For examination and survey of works of improvement for which appropriations have been heretofore made, and concerning which no sufficient information is now in the possession of the department, and for examination and survey at other points in the fourth and fifth sections of this act specified, that is to say: On the Atlantic coast, thirty thousand dollars; on the Pacific coast, twenty-five thousand dollars ; on the northwestern lakes, seventy-five thousand dollars ; on the western and northwestern rivers, one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars. And the Secretary of War, when the public interests require it, shall cause examinations or re-examinations to be made, with
surveys, of the works aforesaid and all other works provided for by this act, and shall make such changes or modifications of the plans heretofore adopted for their improvement as shall be necessary and proper. And he shall cause such needful examination of other harbors and places in the fourth and fifth sections of this act specified, upon the sea and lake coasts and on western rivers, to be made as will enable him to determine what improvements thereof are required to render them safe and convenient for the navigation of the naval and commercial
vessels of the United States, and the costs of such improvements; and he shall make full report thereof, and of the plans deemed advisable therefor, to Congress, on the first Monday of December next, for such action as may be judged expedient and right. And if, upon such examination aud survey of works first herein named, being works now existing or in process of completion, and concerning which no information is now in the possession of the department, there shall remain an unexpended balance of appropriation, properly applicable thereto, from the sums herein appropriated, which may, in the judgment of the Secretary of War, be judiciously applied towards the economical and needsul continuation or completion of such works, the Secretary of War shall direct such balance to be applied and used accordingly; but no moneys shall be used for such purposes excepting from the balances remaining from appropriations herein made for the specific examination and survey of such works.
For extending the pier at Erie harbor, Pennsylvania, and dredging channel through to outer bar, twenty-five thousand dollars.
For improvement at mouth of Conneaut river, Ohio, ten thousand dollars.
For improvement at Ashtabula harbor, Ohio, fifty-four thousand dollars.
For improvement of works at Grand River harbor, Ohio, sixty thonsand dollars.
For improvement of Sandusky river, from Fremont to Lake Erie, in Ohio, twenty thousand dollars.
For improvement of Maumee bay, Ohio, twenty thousand dollars.
For improvement of St. Clair flats, in Michigan, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be expended in accordance with the plans and specifications of Colonel T. J. Cram in his report of December tenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six.
For improvement at mouth of Saginaw river, Michigan, twenty-eight thousand dollars.
For improvement of St. Mary's river, Michigan, fifty thousand dollars.
For improving mouth of Au Sable river, Lake Huron, fifty thousand dollars.
For improving Marquette harbor, Lake Superior, eighty-five thousand dollars.
For improving Eagle harbor, Lake Superior, sixty-five thousand dollars.