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For improving harbor at Superior City, Wisconsin, sixty-three thousand dollars.
For improving harbor of Aux Becs Scies, Michigan, ten thousand dollars.
For improvement of Grand River harbor, Michigan, forty thousand dollars.
For improvement of Black Lake harbor, Michigan, fifty-one thousand dollars.
For improving harbor of St. Joseph, Michigan, twenty-three thousand dollars.
For improving harbor at Racine, Wisconsin, forty-five thousand dollars.
For improving harbor of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, eight thousand dollars.
For improving harbor of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, forty-five thousand dollars.
For improving harbor of Green Bay, Wisconsin, forty-five thousand dollars.
For improving harbor of Manistee, Michigan, sixty thousand dollars.
For improvement of White River harbor, Michigan, fisty-seven thousand dollars.
For improvement of Muskegon harbor, Lake Michigan, fifty-nine thousand dollars.
For improving harbor of South Haven, Michigan, forty-three thousand dollars.
For improving harbor of New Buffalo, Michigan, sixty thousand dollars.
For improving harbor of Dunkirk, New York, one hundred thousand dollars.
For improving harbor of Buffalo, New York, one hundred thousand dollars.
For improving harbor at Olcott, New York, at mouth of Eighteenmile creek, sixty thousand dollars.
For improvement at harbor of Oak Orchard, New York, eighty-seven thousand dollars.
For improving harbor of Big Sodus bay, New York, eighty thousand dollars.
For improving harbor of Little Sodus bay, New York, fifty thousand dollars.
For improving harbor at Oswego, New York, sixty thousand dollars.
For improving harbor of Plattsburgh, New York, twenty-six thousand dollars.
For completing the improvement of the navigation of the Kennebec river, Maine, between Shepard's Point and Augusta, thirty thousand dollars.
For improving harbor of Ogdensburgh, New York, forty thousand dollars.
For improving the harbor of Burlington, Vermont, eighty thousand dollars.
For improvement of Thames river, Connecticut, thirty-six thousand dollars.
For the purpose of improving the navigation of the St. Croix river, Maine, above the ledge, fifteen thousand dollars : Provided, The province of New Brunswick shall 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.
For improvement of Hudson river, New York, from Troy to Baltimore, three hundred and five thousand one hundred and eighty-eight dollars.
For improving harbor of Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, ninety-four thousand dollars.
For improvement of Chester harbor, Pennsylvania, eleven thousaad dollars.
For improvement of Delaware breakwater, Delaware bay, one hundred and nine thousand four hundred and ninety-three dollars and seventy
For improvement of Patapsco river, Maryland, seventy-five thousand dollars.
For improvement of mouth of Mississippi river, two hundred thousand dollars.
For improvement of Ohio river, one hundred thousand dollars.
For preservation and improvement of Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, three hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars.
For improving navigation on the Mississippi river at Des Moines or Lower rapids, according to such plan as the Secretary of War shall, on the report of a Board of Engineers, approve, five hundred thousand dolars: Provided, however, That any canal that may be constructed around said Des Moines or Lower rapids of the Mississippi river shall be aud forever remain free to the navigation and commerce of said river; and no tolls shall ever be collected thereon.
For improving navigation of Mississippi river at Rock Island rapids, two hundred thousand dollars.
For improving harbor of Ontonagon, Michigan, ninety-seven thousand six hundred dollars.
For building and operating two dredges and snag-boats, to be used on Mississippi river between Fort Snelling and Rock Island rapids, ninetysix thousand dollars.
For building and operating one dredge or snag-boat on the Wisconsin river, forty thousand dollars.
For improving harbor of Pentwater, Lake Michigar, fifty-five thousand dollars.
For improving harbor of Pere Marquette, Lake Michigan, fifty thousand dollars.
To improve the navigation of the Willamette river, Oregon, below the city of Portland, thirty thousand dollars.
For removing snags and boulders throughout the Minnesota river, thirty seven thousand five hundred dollars.
For improvement of Providence river, Rhode Island, off Pawtuxet bar, and at the Crook, twenty-five thousand dollars.
For improvement of the Pawtucket river, Rhode Island, seventeen thousand dollars.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the appropriation of seventyfive thousand dollars for constructing works, and improving the entrance into the harbor of Michigan City, Indiana, made in and by the act approved June twenty-third, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, shall be expended for the purposes aforesaid, upon the terms and in the manner hereinafter provided for other appropriations under this act: Provided, That it shall be first shown to the satisfaction of the Secretary of War that the sum of one hundred thousand dollars has been expended by the Michigan City Harbor Company in the construction of a safe and convenient harbor at that place: And provided, That the passage of vessels to and from said harbor shall be free, and not subject to toll or charge, and the money appropriated by this act shall be so applied as to complete or make the nearest approximation to completing the work for wbich each specific appropriation is made; and it shall be the duty of the Secretary of War to apply the sums herein appropriated for other purposes than for examinations and surveys by contract: Proviileil, however, That when, from the nature of the work to be done, the same cannot, in the judgment of the Secretary, be made the subject of contract, the necessary expenditure may be otherwise ordered: Provided, That no contract shall be made except after public advertisement for proposals in such form and manner as to secure general notice thereof, and the same shall only be made with the lowest responsible bidder therefor, upon security deemed sufficient in the judgment of the Secretary. And it shall be the duty of the said Secretary, at the earliest practicable time, to report to Congress the result of any survey or resurvey, with the plan adopted and the items of expenditure under said plan; and he shall make report of all action taken under the provisions of this act, and he shall accompany said report with a statement of the amount and date of all former appropriations for each work, and a full estimate for its entire and permanent completion, with the amount that can be profitably expended in the next fiscal year; and he sball also state in what collection district each work is located, and at or near what port of entry, lighthouse, or port, what amount of revenue was collected at the nearest port of entry for the last fiscal year, and, as far as practicable, what amount of commerce and navigation would be benefitted by the completion of each particular work: Provided, That he shall continue to make such a report the first Monday of December annually until the works herein provided for shall be completed.
SEC. 3. And be it further enucted, That whenever the Secretary of War shail invite proposals for any works, or for any material or labor for any works, there shall be separate proposals and separate contracts for each work, and also for each class of material or labor for each work, and he shall report to Congress, on the first Monday of December next, all the bids with the names of the bidders. All persons not holding commissions in the regular army of the United States, who shall be intrusted with the disbursement of the funds appropriated for the works named in this act, shall be required to give bond and ample security for the faithful application of the same, and no such disbursing officer in the army of the United States shall receive any cominission or compensation for making such disbursements. And the moneys hereinbefore appropriated shall remain and be at the disposal of the Secretary of War, and subject to his control for the purposes named in this act, until the several works and improvements herein provided for are completed, any law or regulation to the contrary notwithstanding. SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of War is hereby directed to cause examinations or surveys, or both, as aforesaid, to be made at the following points, namely: At the barbor of San Francisco, California, with a view to the removal of “Blossom Rock," if the same should be found necessary and essential to commerce; at Crescent City harbor, California ; at Duxbury beach, Massachusetts; at mouth of Menomonee river, Green Bay; at Saugatuck harbor, mouth of Kal[a]mazoo river, in Michigan; at Port Clinton, in Ohio; at Pultneyville, Lake Ontario, New York; and of the Tennessee river, from Chattanooga to its mouth; at Reedy Island and Liston (tree) Point, in the Delaware river and bay; at Richmond's Island, Cape Elizabeth, the Union river and the Gut opposite the city of Bath, Maine; the Connecticnt river, between Hartford and its mouth; at Block Island, in the State of Rhode Island, the reefs in Lake Michigan, near the harbor of Racine, in Wi-consin, with a view to light-house and breakwater thereon; and the Putomac river, in the District of Columbia.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of War is hereby directed to cause a continuance of examinations or surveys, or both, at the following points, namely: Of the Mississippi river, above the Falls of Saint Anthony and between the Falls of Saint Anthony and Rock Island rapids; of the Wisconsin river, and to continue the survey of the Illinois river, in accordance with the recommendation of General J. H. Wilson, in his report of January twelve, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. And he is also directed to cause plans and estimates to be made of the most practicable and effective mode of improving the harbor at Galveston, Texas, and of erecting suitable breakwater at that point.
Approved, March 2, 1867.
BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General.
Assistant Adjutant General.