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2d Session.

No. 91.

LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES - Laws, efe.

RELATING TO THE

IMPROVEMENT OF RIVERS AND HARBORS

FROM

AUGUST 11, 1790, TO MARCH 3, 1887,

WITII A

TABULATED STATEMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS AND ALLOTMENTS.

COMPILED IN THE

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS, U. S. ARMY,

UNDER THE DIRECTIOX OF

JOHN G. PARKE,
COLONEL OF ENGINEERS, BYT. MAJ. GENERAL U, S. A.

PRINTED BY AUTHORITY OF CONGRESS.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1887.

Eng

10/8.87

HARVARD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL.

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

UNITED STATES ARMY,

Washington, D.-C., September 17, 1887. Sie: In 1877 a compilation of the acts of Congress relating to the improvement of rivers and harbors, from August 11, 1790, t0 August 14, 1876, was prepared under the immediate direction of General John G. Parke, lieutenant-colonel of Engineers, in charge of the River and Harbor Division of this office, and an edition of 300 copies printed under the authority of the Secretary of War.

In 1885, the edition having become exhausted, a second edition bring. ing the compilation down to March 3, 1885, was prepared, and submitted to the Secretary of War with the following communication :

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OP ENGINEERS,

UNITED STATES ARMY,

Washington, D. C., June 24, 1885. GENERAL: On the 220 March, 1877, I had the honor of submitting to the Chief of Engineers a compilation of the acts of Congress relating to the improvement of rivers and harbors, embracing a period extending from August 11, 1790, to August 14, 1876.

By authority of the Secretary of War the compilation was printed for the use of the Engineer Department. That edition being exhausted, a second has been prepared, which includes, in addition to the acts above named, those passed during the interval ending with the Forty-eighth Congress-March 3, 1885—and is here with submitted, with the recommendation that 500 copies be printed for the use of this office.

It gives me pleasure to acknowledge the valuable assistance rendered by Mr. P. J.
Dempsey in the preparation of this edition.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOAN G. PARKE,
Colonel of Engineers,

But. saj. Gen., U.S. A. Brig. Gen. JOHN Newton,

Chief of Engineers, U. S. A.

[First indorsement. |

OFFICE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

U. S. ARMY,
June 26,

1885. Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War, with recommendation that author. ity be given for printing on the usual requisition.

JOHN NEWTON,

Chief of Engineers, Brig, and Bot. Maj. Gen.

The communication was returned with the following indorsement:

Respectfully returned to the Chief of Engineers. After careful consideration the Secretary of War is of opinion that he has no authority to authorize the publication of this compilatiou in view of the provisions of the act of July 7, 1884, restricting the public printing to documents or matter of any character which is authorized by law and necessary to administer the public business.

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