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3,300 00

2, 640 00

5, 500 00 1, 650 00 27, 500 00

For purchase of road-way across land owned by William

Brooke...
For rent and purchase of land at high-service reservoir in

Georgetown
For rent and purchase of land at bridge No. 6, in George-

town...
For excavating and removing rocks, trees, and bushes

from the Maryland channel of the Potomac above the

Potomac dam
For lining with bricks a part of tunnel No.1.
For finishing with cut stone bridges Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4...
For widening and raising embankments over conduits, and

macadamizing roads.... For completing

the lining of Dalecarlia tunnel with bricks For excavating the bottom of the distributing reservoir to

an additional depth of thirteen feet and lining the inte

rior slopes with rubble masonry laid in cement..
For completing gate house at the distributing reservoir...
For completing high service reservoir.
For protecting with ripraps the water face of the connect-

ing conduit embankments
For ventilators over conduit.
For fencing conduit and reservoirs.
For building office at bridge No. 6...
For engineering, superintendence, and repairs for the fiscal

year ending June 30, 1870....

11, 000 00 12, 000 00

411, 115 00 44,538 00 8, 800 00

11, 000 00

3, 080 00 21, 000 00 3,300 00

30, 000 00

Total...

599, 305 00

All of the unfinished work described in the foregoing estimate, with the exception of the distributing reservoir, can be completed during the next fiscal year if Congress will make the necessary appropriation. The aggregate amount of which, including a sufficient suin for engineering, superintendence, and repairs, is $188,190. If to this be added the amount that can be advantageously expended in continuing the construction of the distributing reservoir, $200,000, the total will be $388,190.

Summary of the appropriations made by Congress for the Washington

Aqueduct. April 30, 1852. .

$5,000 00 March 3, 1853..

100, 000 00 March 3, 1855..

250, 000 00 August 18, 1856

250, 000 00 March 3, 1857.

1, 000, 000 00 June 12, 1858

800, 000 00 June 25, 1860

500, 000 00 July 4, 1864

150, 000 00 July 28, 1866 December 20,

142, 584 00 1866

12, 000 00 March 2, 1867

20, 000 00 July 25, 1868

52, 000 00 March 3, 1869..

25, 000 00 Total....

3, 307,084 00

If to this be added the amount of the estimated cost of

completing the Washington Aqueduct ..

$599, 305 00

The total will be

3,906, 389 00

A comparatively small amount when compared with the sums already expended by the cities of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, for similar purposes.

The cost of extending the Potomac dam entirely across the river, to the Virginia shore, is not included in the present estimate; because the completion of the distributing reservoir to its contemplated depth will give a large storage capacity, and obviate the necessity of further extending the dam for many years to come. I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THEODORE B. SAMO,

Chief Engineer. Brevet Brigadier General N. MICHLER,

Major of Engineers U. S. Army, in charge of Public Buildings, &c.

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Estimates of appropriations which will be required for public buildings, grounds, and works, under the direction of the Chief Engineer of the War Depart

ment, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1871.

References to the

Statutes at Large,
(Little, Brown &
Co.'s edition.)

Date of acts, resolutions, or

treaties authorizing or providing for the expenditure.

Objects of expenditure,

Estimated amount which will

be required for each detailed object of expenditure.

Total amount to be appropri.

ated under each head of appropriation, in addition to the estimated amount which will be on hand at the begin

ning of the fiscal year. Estimated balance which will

be on hand unexpended at the close of the current fiscal year, and which will be required in addition to the amounts estimated for.

Date of last appropriation act.

Amount of last appropriation.

Vol. Page. Sec.

Improvement, care, and repair of public buildings, grounds, and works

in the District of Columbia.
For casual repairs of Navy Yard and Upper bridges

March 2, 1867
clean, and for new crossings on the same.
For public reservation No. 2, and Lafayette square

house.
For refurnishing the President's house.

March 2, 1867
For an iron fence around Franklin square, &c
For completing the iron fence around the Botanioal Garden, and

March 3, 1867 12

avenues,

March 3, 1867 | 20,000

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Estimates of appropriations which will be required for public buildings, grounds and works, under the direction of the Chief Engineer of the War Department,

for the fiscal year ending Jane 30, 1871–Continued.

References to the
Statutes at Large
(Little, Brown, &
Co.'s edition.)

Objects of expenditure.

Date of acts, resolutions, or

treaties authorizing or pro viding for the oxpenditure.

Estimated amount which will

be required for each detailed object of expenditure.

Total amount to be appropriated under each head of ap. propriation, in addition to the estimated amount which will be on hand at the beginning of the fiscal year.

Estimated balance which will

be on hand unexpended at the close of the current fiscal year, and which will be required in addition to the amounts estimated for.

Date of last appropriation act.

Amount of last appropriation,

Vol. Page. Sec.

r further improvement of Lincoln square.

July 25, 1866 12
T hire of carts on public grounds

March 2, 1867 12
or purchase and repair of tools for public grounds

March 2, 1867 12
For the purchase of trees and tree-boxes, to whitewash tree-boxes, March 2, 1867 12

fences, &c.
For annual repairs of fences around reservations.

March 2, 1867 12
For cleaning out sewer traps along Pennsylvania avenue

Delaware, and New Jersey avenues.
For expenses to be incurred in the improvement of streets, avenues, July 25, 1868

and alleys passing by or through the property of the United States,

grounds to Seventeenth street, including foundation walls, curbing,
flagging, iron fencing, &c., &c., 3,640 running feet.
For cutting street through the President's grounds, as per plan
For macadamizing 17,055 square yards of road, including paving, gut-

ters, gate posts, &c.
For 4,428 running feet of fence stone, fence, and curb, on Fifteenth

street, Canal street, and Seventeenth street; 88,400 square feet of
brick paving along same; gates and gate posts on said streets.

und For additional repairs of the green-house at the President's house, and

purchase of plants

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For repairs of green-houses in the propagating garden.

Total..

For compensation of persons employed on and about the public buildings,

grounds, and works.
Clerk in office of public buildings, &c.

Aug. 31, 1852 10
Messenger in office of public buildings

March 3, 1859 11
Public gardener

March 3, 1851

Feb. 25, 1863 9
Foreman and twenty-one laborers in public grounds

March 3, 1851
Laborer in charge of water closets in Capitol...

Feb. 25, 1863

oil, lamps, &c. Eight draw-keepers at Long bridge, and fuel, oil, lamps, &c

March 2, 1867

Total.

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For completing the Washington aqueduct, and for superintendence and

repairs for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1871.
For rent and purchase 5.44 acres of land at Great Falls.

March 3, 1853
For purchase of roadway from Great Falls to Conduit road.

Mareh 3, 1853
For purchase of roadway across land owned by William Brooke. March 3, 1853
For rent and purchase of land at high-service reservoir.

March 3, 1853
For rent and purchase of land at bridge 6..

March 3, 1853
For removing rocks, excavating channel, &c., of the Potomac River March 3, 1853

above the dam,
For lining part of tunnel No. 1.

March 3, 1853
For finishing bridges Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4.....

March 3, 1853
For widening and raising embankments, and macadamizing roads, &c. March 3, 1853
For completing the lining of Dalecarlia tunnel..

March 3, 1853
For excavating the bottom of the distributing reservoir to an addi. March 3, 1853

tional depth of thirteen feet, and lining the interior slopes with rub.

ble masonry For completing gate house at the distributing reservoir.

March 3, 1853 For completing high-service reservoir.

March 3, 1853

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