Report of the Chief of Ordnance to the Secretary of War

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1875
 

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Page 12 - Treasury, in the performance of his official duty, and the court certifies that there was probable cause for the act done by the collector or other officer, or that he acted under the directions of the Secretary of the Treasury, or other proper officer of the Government, no execution shall issue against such collector or other officer, but the amount so recovered shall, upon final judgment, be provided...
Page 12 - ... official duty, and the court certifies that there was probable cause for the act done by the collector or other officer, or that he acted under the directions of the Secretary of the Treasury, or other proper officer of the Government, no execution shall issue against such collector or other officer, but the amount so recovered shall, upon final judgment, be provided for and paid out of the proper appropriation from the Treasury.
Page 12 - Sec. 699, which gives this court jurisdiction, without reference to the value in dispute, of 'any final judgment of a Circuit Court * * * in any civil action against an officer of the revenue, for any act done by him in the performance of his official duty.
Page 67 - The board met pursuant to adjournment. Present: All the members. The board then proceeded to consider and pass upon the following cases: No.
Page 10 - The constant appeals for legislation on the " armament of fortifications " ought no longer to be disregarded, if Congress desires in peace to prepare the important material without which future wars must inevitably lead to disaster.
Page 115 - ... the coil. If the coil be large, a short iron bar is placed with one end resting on the ground and the other end against the extremity which has been removed from the pin. The mandrel is then turned in the same direction as that in which it revolved when the coil was being formed, and the coil being prevented from revolving by the iron prop, is loosened and slips down toward the narrow end of the mandrel.
Page 92 - In like manner should be issued to each man, as a part of his outfit, the mess-kit herein provided for. After a first issue he should be required to replace lost or broken parts at his own cost. The braces, knapsack, haversack, and cartridge-box are all approved, and recommended for adoption. I agree with the board that there is danger that in the use of the trowel bayonet, the musket being used as a handle, will bend the barrel and seriously damage it for firing. WT SHERMAN, General. [Fourth indorsement.]...
Page 6 - It appropriates the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, annually, "for the purpose of providing arms and military equipments for the whole body of the militia of the United States, either by purchase or manufacture, by and on account of the United States.
Page 13 - Bureau for past uso are now, however, without a remedy, except by personal actions against the officers of the Ordnance Department, (who have been and are acting under superior authority,) or by a direct application to Congress. As indicating the direction heretofore given by Congress to a complicated patent-case arising out of this Bureau, in order to secure for it the careful legal investigation which its importance demanded, attention is respectfully invited to the joint resolution of June 3,...
Page 93 - I have now again the honor to call special attention to the condition of the " armament of our fortifications," and the absolute necessity for immediate provision by Congress for the procurement of heavy cannon. The large expenditures required to supply the number of guns for our forts is the strongest argument that can be adduced for a liberal annual appropriation for their gradual accumulation. In time of war such preparations...

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