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Washington, March 26, 1867.
The following Resolution of Congress is published for the information and government of all concerned:
[PUBLIC RESOLUTION—No. 9.]
A RESOLUTION providing for the necessary surveys for a ship canal, between Lake
Erie and Lake Ontario, for military, naval, and commercial purposes. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to cause surveys, with plans and estimates of cost, to be made by an officer of engineers, for a ship canal to connect Lakes Erie and Ontario, or the navigable waters thereof, of suitable location and dimensions for military, naval, and commercial purposes, and that the expenses of the same be defrayed from the sums appropriated in the acts of June twenty-three, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and March two, eighteen hundred and sixtyseven, for examinations and surveys relating to the improvement of harbors and rivers on the northwestern lakes.
Approved, March 22, 1867.
E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General.
Assistant Adjutant General.
Washington, March 26, 1867.
The following extracts of an Act of Congress are published for the information and government of all concerned :
[PUBLIC_No. 82.] AN ACT making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the Fear ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and for other purposes
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 the same are hereby, appropriated, for the objects hereafter expressed, for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, viz:
MISCELLANEOUS. To defray the expenses of a survey of a tract of land for a park and site for a Presidential Mansion, made under the resolution of the Senate requesting the same, two thousand five hundred dollars.
For heating apparatus for public buildings, twenty-five thousand dollars.
PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS. For care, support, and medical treatment of sixty transient paupers, medical and surgical patients, in some proper medical institution in the city of Washington, under a contract to be formed with such institution by the Commissioner of Public Buildings, twelve thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. For hire of carts on the public grounds, two thousand dollars. For purchase and repair of tools used in the public grounds, four hundred dollars.
For the purchase of trees and tree-boxes, to replace, when necessary, such as have been planted by the United States, to whitewash tree-boxes and fences, and to repair pavements in front of the public grounds, three thousand dollars.
For annual repairs of the Capitol water-closets, public stables, waterpipes, pavements, and other walks within the Capitol square, broken glass, and locks, and for the protection of the building, and keeping the main approaches to it unincumbered, twelve thousand dollars, in addition to the sale of old material.
For lighting the Capitol and President's Ilouse, and public grounds around them, around the executive offices, and Pennsylvania avenue, fifty-five thousand dollars.
For lighting Four-and-a-half street, across the Mall, and Maryland avenue west, and Sixth street south, fifteen thousand dollars: Provided, That the corporation of Washington city shall light their lamps with seven feet burners, twenty-one nights in each month, from dark until daylight, and that no part of this appropriation shall be disbursed until it is proved to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public Buildings that said corporation have so lighted their street lamps.
For pay of lamp-lighters, gas-fitting, plumbing, lamp-posts, lanterns, glass, paints, matches, materials, and repairs of all sorts, twenty-five thousand dollars.
For casual repairs of the navy-yard and upper bridges, six thousand dollars.
For fuel for the President's llouse, five thousand dollars.
For repairs of Pennsylvania avenue, and sprinkling the same, and keeping it clean and free from dirt, two thousand dollars.
For improvement and taking care of public reservation number two, and Lafayette square, in addition to the sale of lay which may be raised on the former, three thousand dollars.
For taking care of the grounds south of the President's House, continuing the improvement of the same, and repairing fences, three thousand dollars.
For repairs of water-pipes, five hundred dollars.
For cleaning and repairing sewer traps on Pennsylvania avenue, eight hundred dollars.
For casual repairs of all the furnaces under the Capitol, five hundred dollars.
For hauling manure for top-dressing the public grounds, five hundred dollars.
For purchase of fuel for the centre building of the Capitol, fifteen hundred dollars.
For taking care of the Circle on Pennsylvania avenue, one thousand dollars.