House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d Session-49th Congress, 1st Session, Volume 11

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Page 23 - In planning an improvement for the rapids of the Mississippi river one point must not be lost sight of, viz., the improvement must not of itself become an obstruction; and no plan should be adopted for the improvement of navigation in low water that would be prejudicial to its present state ^in high water. On this point I am not alone, and respectfully call your attention to the report of the board of engineers, convened at my request and in obedience to your orders, a copy of which is herewith appended....
Page 15 - An Act to provide for the collection of abandoned property and for the prevention of frauds in insurrectionary districts within the United States...
Page 25 - Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. To the Senate and House of Representatives : I transmit...
Page 1 - Letter from the Secretary of the Interior in answer to a resolution of the House, of...
Page 29 - ... right to the possession, control, or direction thereof; and he shall make such order, indorsement, or writing as he has power to make to enable such agent to take possession of such property or the proceeds thereof. Arms, munitions of war. forage, horses, mules, wagons, beef cattle, and supplies which are necessary in military operations, shall be turned over to the proper officers of the ordnance or of the quartermaster or of the commissary departments, respectively, for the use of the Army....
Page 5 - ... country, and representing themselves as agents of this department, went about robbing under such pretended authority, and thus added to the difficulties of the situation by causing unjust opprobrium and suspicion to rest upon officers engaged in the faithful discharge of their duties. Agents, . . . frequently received or collected property, and sent it forward which the law did not authorize them to take.
Page 11 - Scotia consist of some ten or twelve districts of quite limited area in themselves, but lying scattered along the southeastern coast of the province. The whole of this coast, from Cape Sable on the west to Cape Canso on the east, a distance of about two hundred and fifty miles, is bordered by a fringe of hard, slaty rocks, slate and sandstone in irregular alternations, sometimes argillaceous and occasionally granitic. These rocks are always, when stratified, found standing in a high angle, sometimes...
Page 30 - ... forces, as aforesaid, and also, separately, the property turned over to said agent or which may have been sold or otherwise disposed of. And in case a sale of any such property shall be made under his authority, or under the authority of any one subject to his order, he will so state, and will describe the property so sold, and will state when and where and by and to whom sold, and the amount received therefor, and what disposition was made of the proceeds. And all officers of the...
Page 5 - ... indicated. Prior to any contract being entered into, each party proposing must submit,, in writing, a statement, as near as may be, giving the kind and amount of property proposed to be collected, the location whence to be obtained, and all the facts and circumstances connected with it...

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