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vicinity, to the cutting away of the hanging timber from the banks, and to the removal of
Jogs, &c. from the sand bars.

41. Road from Memphis, on the Mississippi, to William Strong's house, on the St.
Francis.-An examination and survey, have been made of the country between the two
points above named, with

the view to the location of this road; but the reports and draw-
ings thereon nor having been received, nothing has been done hy this department.

42. Cumberland road in Onio-The affairs of this part of the pational road have been man.
aged in a manner highly satisfactory. The operations on it, though much influenced by
the prevalence of the cholera in the section of country through which it passt s. have been

prosecuted with a zeal and ability highly creditable to the officer charged with their direc-
tion. 43. Cumberland road in Indiana.-The western division, beginning at Indianapo-
lis, will soon be in a traveling condition for a distance of 33 miles west. The contracts
for 1833, embraces the entire distance from the 34th to the 71st mile, inclusive ; and the
woris provided for by them bave progressed in a manner altogether satisfactory to the su-
perintendent. When these contracts shall be completed, carriages will be able to travel,
with but trifling interruption, from Indiana polis to the eastern brundary of Illinois. 44.
Cumberland road in Illinois.A belief was induced in the early part of 1833, that the af.
fairs of this part of the road were conducted in a manner not likely to be productive of re-
sults desired by the Government; and, upon investigation, it was ascertained that a state
of things existed which rendered any progress in the way of extension, during the year, to-
tally inconsistent with a proper regard for the public interest. 45. Cumberland road east
of the Ohio.-The repairs of this part of the national avenue hare progressed well.
Maryland, three thousand two hundred and thirty-seven rods have

received the entire cov-
ering of stone, and are completed; two thousand eight hundred and thirty-four rods have
received a covering of nine, sixteen hundred and ninety-seven of six, and twenty-seven of
three inches of metal. Three thousand nine hundred and eleven rods have been graded
and are ready to receive the covering, and

for whieh there are, on the line uf the road,
six thousand one hundred and thirty-eight perches of broken or prepared, and upwards of
seven thousand perches of rough stone." In Pennsylvania, six thousand nine hundred and
ninety-three rods of the road have been completed; ten thousand and ten rods have receive

ed a covering of nine inches, six hundred and ninety-two of six,and three thousand five hun-
dred and ninety-five of four and a halfınches of metal. Four hundred and ninety-four rods of
the road are graded and ready to receive its cover; and there are near the road side 7,611 per-
ches of prepared, and 2,236 perches of rough stone. In Virginia, eight hundred and twelve
rods have been covered with four and a hall inches of metal, and one hundred and seventy
six with three inches. Eighteen

hundred and fifty-five rods of the road have been graded,
and are ready for receiving the metal; and for which, there are, on the line of the road
eight thonsand three hundred and fifty perehes of prepared, and twelve thousand sis
hundred and forty-five perehes of rough stone. Besides this, there is a considerable quanti-
cy of stone out at the different quarries, which will be hauled to the road and prepared dur-
ing the winter. Five thousand four hundred and fifty-three cubie yards of masonry have
been constructed on different parts of the entire road. The new location to turn Wills's
mountain has been opened, and considerable progress made in the bridge to cross Wills's

46. Road from Columbus, Georgia, i Line creek, Alabama.--This road has been located
after a careful examination of the country through which it passts; and its construction
will be prosecuted with as much despatch as circumstances will permit. The greater part
fof the road is in a district of country entirely uninhabited. 47. Road from Detroit to
|Chicago, Michigan.-The contracts in 1832, for the construction of this road, extended as
far as the 132d mile west from Detroit. Upon examination, it was found that between the
$150ch and 157th mile the country is extremely broken, and the traveling not only difficult
but dangerous: it was, therefore, deemed advisable to contract for this part of the road in
1833, and to postpone, until 1834 the portion between the 132d and the 150th mile. 48.
Road from Detroit to Saganaw.-No doubts are entertained of the contractors being able
to comply with their engagements on this and the Chicago road. 49. Road from La Plai-
sance bay to meet the Chicago road from Detroit.-Twenty-seven miles of this road have
been put under contract; and hopes are entertained that all will be done by the 31st Janu-
ary, 1834.
50. Road

from Detroit to the mouth of Grand river:--On ten miles of this
road, the first class of operations consisting of clearing and grubbing, excepting on one
mile, will be completed by the close of the season. 51. Road from Detroit to Fort Gratiot.--
This road was put under contract last season to its terininntion, and would have been com.
pleted before the close of this, had not some sections of it been under water for a greai
portion of the time..

51. Northern boundary of Ohio.-The officer charged with collecting data prepra-
tory to the adjustment of this line, has been engaged with an assistant in a reconnoissance

to determine the stations and points where the more important instruments are to be
Jused, and to ascertain more accurately the extent and nature of the duty required
by the law creating this service. This was deemed necessary before ordering all the
instruments; and, accordingly, complete sets of obserrations were made for the de
terrpination of the latitude and longitude at and near the four principal points, viz. on
Guillor Ship island, in Lake Erie; at the north point of Maumee bay or Bay point; the

bend of Lake Michigan; and near the same parrallel on the Mississippi.

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fofficers and Agents, Civil and Military, not named in the Army Regisit

employed under the Engineer Deparlment. J. G. Swift, Improvements at Big Sodus Bay, and Gennesse. River, New

York, 86 per day and 2 pr ct. on disbursements, not to exceed $2 pr ua Ezra Cowell, Hyannis Haibor, Mass $2 per day and 2 per cent on dis

bursements, not to exced $2 per day. T. M Clark, Merrimack River, Massachuscuts, 5 per cent on disbursements Thomas Buntin,


do $2 50 per day for superintending B. W. Hall,


do Joseph Bradford, Plymouh Beach, 5 per cent on disbursements. A. $. Bowley, Provisicetowi),

do E Young, do


do S. Dickerson, jr. do


do T B. Smith, Preservation of St George's anil Deer Islands, $4 per day and

2} per cent on disbursenen's, not to exceed $2 per day. Gurdon Trumbull, Stoningtou Harbor, 5 per cent on disbursements. Jer Sturges. Will River,


do Timothy Ferguson, Piscataqua River, do

do Peter Grant, Kennebeck River,

do B. Palmer, Kennebonk River


do Ashbel Dart, Conneaui Creek, 2} per cent on disbursements. M. Hubbard, Ashtabula Creek,


do H. Phelps, Grand River,


do 1. W. Walworth, Cleaveland Harbor, do

do J. Wright, Huron River, $2 per day. H. M. Shreve, Ohio, Miss., Red and Arkansas Rivers, $6 per day and 2per

ceni on disbursements, nit to exceed $2 per day. John Milroy, Cumberland Road east of indianopolis, $1200 per annum. Homer Juhnson, do

west of do

do Wm. C. Greenup, do in the state of illinois, $1250 per annuni. Wn. McKnighi, Cumberland River, Tenn., $1200 per aonum and 2per

rent on disbursements, not to excerdt 82 per day.
John Martin, Süp, Road from Line Creek, Alabama, to Chatahoochie river

Georgia, $1000 per annum.
J. D. Selden, Gen. Sup. works in N. Y. Pa, and Obio, $6 per day and 2) per

cent on disbursemenis, not to exceed $2 per day.



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Civil Engineers, employed under the Topographical Bureau, with the

amount of Compensation, pay and emolumenls allowed to each. Wm. Howard, Civil Engineer, Surveys in Penn and Ark. Territory, $5 per

day and 12 cents per mile while traveling under orders. De Wit! Clinton, do Surveys in Vermont,


do G. W. Hughes, Assistant Civil Engineer, Washington City, $3 50 per day

and $3 while on office duty, and 10 cents per mile while traveling, &c. H Stansbury, Civil Engineer, Sur's in Ohio, $110 p mon. and 10 cts pr mile. W. B. Guyon, Surveys in Mississippi, $3 50 cents per day, and $3 wbile on

office duty, and 10 cents per mile while traveling under orders. C. V. Hagner, Assistant to Dr. Howard, do

do do V. Van Antwerp, Assistant to H. Stansbury, do do do John P Baley,



do do E. Stansbury,



do do I W. Smith, Assistant to Dr. Howard, do

do do Wm Beckwith,



do do M H. Stansbury,



do do E W. Rohinson,

do $1 50 per day, and 10 cents per mile while trave ing under orders.

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Operations of the Ordnance Department, during the past year.

During the year belween the 1st of October, 1832, and the 30th Sep{teinber, 1833, ainong other articles of ordnance and ordnance stores, which have been fabricated or procured at the several Arsenals and Art mories, are the following, viz.

Of artillery, 212 32-pounder cannon ; 1 42.pounder casemate car. friage; 1 32-pounder casemate carriage ; 9 24-pounder casemate carri. pages ; 17 24-pounder barbette carriages ; 5 10-inch seacoast mortar beds 177 field artillery carriages, complete.

Of small arms manufactured at the national armories, 25,291 muskets, complete ; 3,290 Hall's rifles.

Of accoutrements for small arms, about 4,550 sets for iufantry, 2,031 sets for riflemen, and 1,260 sets for cavalry.

The operations at the national armories, and at the various arsenals of construction and deposite, during the past year, have been conducted with iinproved ability and economy, and have been folluwed by the most satisfactory results. This may be also said with regard to the business of collecting the materials and erecting the necessary workshops, storehouses and magazines on the sites adopted for the arsepal in Florida, on the Appalachicola, and for the arsenals in the Territory of Michigan, near the city of Detroit, which were authorized by the acts of the 5th of April and the 28th June, 1832.

The former of these arsenals will occupy a healthful eminence on the |left bank of the Appalachicola, near the junction of the Flint and Chattahoochie, and at the distance of about sixty-five miles from the mouth of the Appalachicola.

The new arsenal in the Territory of Michigan will be situated upon a high sandy ridge, on the right bank of the river Rouge, and on the great road from the city of Detroit to Chicago, at the distance of ten miles from Detroit. These two arsenals are principally intended as places of deposite and repair ; but they will be constructed in such a manner as to enable their operations to be so extended (whenever any emergency shall require it) as to make them also places of construction.

The arsenal on the river Rouge will be a source for supplying muni tions of war to the militia and military posts of the Northwest and Michigan Territories, and to the militia of the northern parts of the States of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. It is intended to replace the old depot of munitions of war, hitherto inconveniently situated in the city of Detroit, and which will be abandoned so soon as the new arsenal buildings are sufficiently advanced to receive the munitions now in depot

The arms, &c., procured under the act for arming and equipping the militia, are

Muskets, complete, 11,180 ; Rifles, (Hall's) do., 1,500 ; Sets of Infantry accoutreinents, 4,549 ; sets of rifle accoutrements, 1,901; rifle flasks, copper, 6,251 ; belt plates, 3,611; Artillery swords, 1,100 ; Aro tillery sword belts, 3,016 ; sabre bells, 1,720; cavalry cartridge boxes, 1,307 ; holsters, pairs, 1,085 ; hides of buff leather, 800; six pounder irou cannon, 1; six pounder cannon balls, 6,435 ; six pounder field carriages, with equipments, complete. 63: T'welve pounder, do, 4; six pounder field carriages, timber, sets. 47.

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Apportionment of Arms to the Militia, for the year 1832, under the Act of 1808.
STATES AND TER- Date of the Number of No.ofarms

return. Militia. apport'nd. Ordnance and Ordnance
1832 40.006 455

Stores, distributed to the New Hampshire 1832 28,025


Militia, under the act of Massachusetts 1832 46 796 53 April, 1908, from the 1st Connecticut

1832 26,034 296 of October, 1832, to the Rhode Island

1832 5,950 69 30th September, 1833. Vermont 1824 25, 81 291

5 sıx pounder iron canNew York 1832 186,223 2,122

non and carriages with New Jersey 1829 39,171 447

equipmenis, &c. comPennsylvania 1832 182,285 2,077

plete. Delaware 1827 9,229 105

100 rifles. Maryland 1832 46,450 530

143 Hall's do. Virginia 1832 102,971 1,173

544 muskets, complete. North Carolina 1832 65.751

1,220 pistols. South Carolina 1832 51,112

610 sabres. Georgia 1831 42.832 488

400 artillery swords Kentucky 1832 65,852)

1,047 sets rifle accoutreTennessee

1832 72,991


ments. Ohio

1832 132,161 1,506 60 sabre belts. Louisiana

1829 14,808


60 pair holsters. Indiana


100 sets accoutrements Mississippi

1830 13,724


for Hall. rifles. Illinois 1831 27,386)

50 sets infantry acAlabama


1830 5,326 61

100 artillery sword belts Michigan 1831 5,476 62

60 cavalry cartridge Arkansas 1825 2,028 23

boxes. Florida


Dist. of Columbia 1832 1,249 14

11,316,615 15,000
Quantity of Lead made at U.S. Lead Mines, annually, from 1821 to 1833.

Fever River. Missouri. Total, lbs. of lead made from 1821 to 30 Sep. 1823


335,130 Do. for the year ending 30 Sep. 1824 175.220

175,220 Do.


dlo. 1825 664,530 386,590 1,151,120 do.

do. 1826 958,842|1,374,962 2.333,804 Do.


do. 1827 5 182,180 910,380 6, 92,560 Do.


do. 1828 11,105.8101,205,920 12,311,730 Do.


do. 1829 13,343,150 1,198,16 14,541,310 Do.

do. 1830 8,323,998 8,060 8,332,058 Do.


do. 1831 6,381,900 67,180) 6.449.080 Do.

do. 1832 4,281,876

1833 7,941 792

7.941,7921 Total, 58,694 48815,151,2 263,815,740 Operations of the United States' Lead Mines in the vicinity of Fever River, from the 30th

September, 1832, to the 30th September, 1833. Pounds of lead made

7,941 792 Pounds of lead which have accrued as rent

472,64.) Rent lead remaining due 30th September, 1832

132.183 total of rents due in the year ending 3011 September, 1833, 604,828 Pounds of lead received as rent in the year ending Sepi 1833, 393,734 Renis remaining due 30th September, 1833,

lbs. 211.194

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INDIAN AFFAIRS Operations under Indian Departmen', during the year. In accordance with the policy of the Government, measures have been taken for the due execution of the treaties concluded with the Shawliers and Delawares, late of Cape (irardeau, with the Kaskaskias and Peorias, the Kicka pons, the Piankeshaws, and Weas, and with the Winne. bagoes; all of which were ratified at the last session of Congress; and those tribes, excepting a portion of the Winnebagoes, are now located on the lands set apart for their permanent residence.

The treaty concluded with the Chickasaw iation, also ratified at the last session of Congress, bas been put in the course of execution, and an exploring party, conducted by their agent, Col. Reynolds, has gone to the West for the purpose of procuring land for the future accommodation of their tribe

Measures have also been set on foot for the execution of the several treaties made with the Potta watainies, with the Ottawas of the Maumee, with the confederated tribes of the Sac and Fox Indians, and with the united naljon of the Senecas and Shawnees ludians, which were ratified at the last session of Congress.

Suitable steps have likewise been taken to carry into effect the treaty concluded with the Menomonees, to which the New York Indians were also parties, and ratified at the last session of Congress. A delegation has been despatched to examine the country designated for the residence of the latter, and on their report a final decision may be expecter, to remove either to Green Bay, or west of the Mississippi. Their emigration to the West may possibly be induced by the cordial invitation of those of their nation, already settled in that region, to join them, and by their favorable representation of the fertility of the soil and delightfulness of the climate.

The Cherokees continue, in the midst of increasing embarrassments, to evince the same pertinaciousness on the subject of removal, that has hitherto marked their counsels, and warred with their best interests. An unfavorable influence on this question is exercised by some of the chiefs, with no very laudable motives, maintained by the rigorous discipline which their despotic structure of internal government authorizes. Noiwithstanding this, it is understood that the spirit of emigration is active among the great body of the nation, under the proffers made to them for exchange of residence ; and the belief is entertained that at least fifteen hundred will einigrate in the ensuing spring, to seek belter fortunes in more fertile domains, and 'under auspices favorable to their prosperity and increase.

Recent communications from the agent of the remaining band of W'ya odors in Ohio furnish good reason to conclude that their emigration will soon take place. They have lately been invited in most cordial terms by their brothers in the West to join them, with such a description of the clinate and country, as to bave produced a great change of sentiment, and a strong inclination to be re-united to their tribe.

Col. James Gadsden has succeeded in making treaties with the two remaining hands of the Appalachicola Indians, and, upon their removal, Florida will cease to possess an Indian population.

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