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For removing the Raft in Red River, twenty thousand dollars. Removing raft

in Red River. For the improvement of the harbor at Mobile, Alabama, twenty-six Mobile. thousand dollars.

For the improvement of the harbor at Cedar Keys, Florida, fifteen Cedar Keys. thousand dollars.

For the improvement of the Chattahooche and Flint Rivers, Georgia, Chatt a hooche twenty five thousand dollars.

and Flint Rivers. For the improvement of the Apalachicola River, Florida, ten thousand Apala chicola dollars

River. For the improvement of the Choctawhatchie River, Florida and Ala- Choctawhatchi e bama, five thousand dollars.

River. For the improvement of the harbor at Charleston, South Carolina, Charleston. ten thousand dollars.

For the improvement of the harbor at Savannah, Georgia, seventy Savannah. thousand dollars.

For the improvement of the Oostanoola and Coosawattee Rivers, Oostanoola and Georgia, five thousand dollars.

Coosawattee Riv

ers. For the improvement of Elk River, Maryland, five thousand dollars. Elk River.

For the improvement of the harbor at Baltimore, Maryland, seventy- Baltimore. five thousand dollars.

For the improvement of the Wicomico River, Maryland, five thousand Wicomico River. dollars.

For the improvement of Occoquan River, Virginia, five thousand Occoquan River. dollars.

For the improvement of Aquia Creek, Virginia, two thousand Aquia Creek. dollars.

For the improvement of the mouth of Nomini, Virginia, five thousand Nomini. dollars

For the improvement of the Rappahanock River, Virginia, five thou. R a p p a hanock sand dollars.

For the improvement of the James River, Virginia, fifty thousand James River. dollars.

For the improvement of the South Branch of Elizabeth River, Vir- Elizabeth River. ginia, five thousand dollars.

For the improvement of the Nansemond River, Virginia, five thousand Nansemond Rivdollars.

er. For the improvement of the Appomattox River, Virginia, thirty thou- Appomattox

River. sand dollars.

For the improvement of Cape Fear River, North Carolina, one hun Cape Fear River. dred and fifty thousand dollars. For constructing United States Pier in Delaware Bay, near Lewes,

Pier in Delaware Delaware, fifteen thousand dollars.

For the improvement of Delaware River at Fort Mifflin Bar, twenty Delaware River. thousand dollars; and that any unexpended balance of the amount Unexpended balmentioned in the act making appropriations for the repair, preservation, ance appropriated." and so forth, of certain public works, and so forth, approved March 1873, c. 233, v. 17, third, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, for the improvement of the p. 564. channel of the Delaware River, at and near the Horse Sboe Shoals, be, and is hereby, appropriated, to be expended for the improvement of said river, at such places between Petty's Island and its mouth as the Chief of Engineers of the Army may order and direct.

For the improvement of the Delaware River, New Jersey, between Delaware River. Trenton and White Hill, ten thousand dollars.

For the improvement of the harbor at Wilmington, Delaware, ten Wilmington. thousand dollars.

For the improvement of the Schuylkill River, twenty thousand dol- Schuylkill Rivlars.

er. For the improvement of the Hudson River, New York, forty thou. Hudson River. sand dollars.

For the improvement of the Passaic River, New Jersey, twenty thou. P: sand dollars.

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East River and For removing obstructions in the East River and Hell Gate, New Hell Gate.

York, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. East Chester For the improvement of the East Chester Creek, New York, twelve Creek.

thousand dollars. Fort Jefferson, For a harbor at Fort Jefferson, New York, fifteen thousand dollars. Warebam.

For the improvement of the harbor at Wareham, Massachusetts, ten

thousand dollars. Taunton River. For the improvement of Taunton River, Massachusetts, ten thousand

dollars. Fall River. For the improvement of the harbor at Fall River, Massachusetts, ten

thousand dollars. Block Island. For the improvement of the breakwater at Block Island, Rhode

Island, twenty thousand dollars. Newport.

For the improvement of the barbor at Newport, Rhode Island, ten

thousand dollars. Pawcatuck Riv. For the improvement of Pawcatuck River, Rhode Island and Con

necticut, ten thousand dollars. Stonington. For the improvement of the harbor at Stonington, Connecticut,

twenty-five thousand dollars. Connecticut Riv- For the improvement of the Connecticut River, below Hartford, Coner.

necticut, twenty thousand dollars. Milford.

For the improvement of the harbor at Milford, Connecticut, thirteen

thousand dollars. Housatonic Riv. For the improvement of the Housatonic River, Connecticut, five

thousand dollars. Bridgeport. For the improvement of the harbor at Bridgeport, Connecticut,

fifteen thousand dollars. Norwalk. For the improvement of the harbor at Norwalk, Connecticut, seven

thousand dollars. Machias River. For the improvement of the Machias River, Maine, ten thousand

dollars. New Haven. For the improvement of the harbor at New Haven, Connecticut, ten

thousand dollars. Penobscot River. For the improvement of the Penobscot River, Maine, twenty-five

thousand dollars; and out of this appropriation ten thousand dollars

shall be expended at or near Bucksport Narrows. Camden.

For the improvement of the harbor at Camden, Maine, ten thousand

dollars. Kennebec River. For the improvement of the Kennebec River, Maine, fifteen thousand

dollars. Portland, Me. For the improvement of the harbor at Portland, Maine, twenty thou

sand dollars. Richmond Isl. For the improvement at Richmond Island, Maine, fifteen thousand and.

dollars Cochico River. For the improvement of the Cochico River, New Hampshire, twenty

five thousand dollars Merrimack Riv- For the improvement of the Merrimack River, Massachusetts, twelve er.

thousand dollars. Boston Harbor. For the improvement of Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, one hundred Hingham Har

thousand dollars; ten thousand dollars of said amount may be expended bor.

for the improvement of Hingham Harbor. Plymouth. For the improvement of the harbor at Plymouth, Massachusetts, ten

thousand dollars. Provincetown. For the improvement of the harbor at Provincetown, Massachusetts,

five thousand dollars Willamette and For the improvement of the lower Willamette and Columbia Rivers, Columbia Rivers from Portland, Oregon, to the sea twenty thousand dollars.

Upper Willa. For the improvement of the Upper Willamette River, Oregon, twenty. mette River. five thousand dollars.

Upper Columbia For the improvement of the Upper Columbia River, thirty-five thouRiver.

sand dollars.

For the improvement of the breakwater at Wilmington, California, Wilmingtod. thirty thousand dollars.

For the improvement of Oakland Harbor, California, one hundred Oakland II arthousand dollars.

bor. For the improvement of the harbor at San Diego, California, eighty San Diego. thousand dollars.

For a breakwater in five fathoms of water, to protect the commerce Cleveland. of Cleveland, Ohio, fifty thousand dollars.

For the improvement of the harbor at Galveston, Texas, one hundred Galveston. and fifty thousand dollars.

For the improvement of the Sebawaing River, Michigan, eight thou. Sebawaing. sand dollars.

For dredging the bar at the junction of Pine and Saint Clair Rivers, Pine and Saint Michigan, five thousand dollars.

Clair Rivers. For the improvement of the harbor at New Bedford, Massachusetts, New Bedford. ten thousand dollars

For the improvement of the harbor at Wilson, New York, ten thou Wilson. sand dollars.

For the improvement of the Sacramento and Feather Rivers, Cali. Sacramento and fornia, fifteen thousand dollars.

Feather Rivers. For the improvement of the ship-channel between the mouth of San San Jacinto RivJacinto River, to Bolivar Channel, in Galveston Bay, Texas, twenty-five er. thousand dollars.

For the improvement of Sabine Pass, Téxas, twenty thousand dollars. Sabine Pass.

For the improvement of the Harlem River, New York, ten thousand Harleni River. dollars.

For the improvement of the harbor and river at Saint Joseph's, Mich Saint Joseph's. igan, thirty-five thousand dollars. For the improvement of the Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers, Alabama, ,

Warrior and below Tuscaloosa and Demopolis, twenty-five thousand dollars, in addi. Tom tion to any unexpended balance remaining from the appropriation for the barbor of Mobile, hereby transferred to this improvement. · For the repair of the breakwater and piers at the harbor of South Southport. port, Connecticut, five thousand dollars.

For completing the improvement of the harbor at Waddington, New Waculdgton. York, five thousand dollars. For examination and surveys of rivers and harbors, and for incidental Examinations,

&c., and incidental repairs at barbors for which there is no special appropriation, fifty thou- repairs. sand dollars. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of War to apply the moneys Moneys a p pro

priated; how to herein appropriated as far as may be by contract, except when specific

pecto be applied. estimates cannot be made for the particular work, or where, in the judgment of said Secretary, the work cannot be contracted at prices advantageous to the Government, and except the appropriations made for examinations and surveys; and such contracts shall be made after sufficient public advertisement for proposals in such form and manner as the Secretary of War shall prescribe; and such contracts shall be made with the lowest responsible bidders therefor, accompanied by such securities as the Secretary of War shall require.

For completing the survey and estimates of the route from the mouth Yough iogheny of the Youghiogheny River to continue the slackwater navigation up River. said river, to the head waters at the foot of the Allegheny mountains, thence by canal to Cumberland, intersecting there the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, ten thousand dollars.

SEC. 2. That the Secretary of War is hereby directed to cause exam. Secretary of War inations, or surveys, or both, to be made at the following points, namely:

bado at the following points nomaly. to cause examina

o tions and surveys Alabama River, from Wetumpka to its mouth.

to be made at cerEast Branch of Potomac River, from the uavy-yard to Bladensburg, tain points. District of Columbia. North and South Branches of the Shrewsbury River, New Jersey.

Puyallup River, from the Coal Mines to its mouth, Washington Territory.

Monongahela River, from Morgantown to Fairmount, West Virginia.

French Broad River, from its junction with the Holston at Knoxville to Leadvale, Tennessee.

Port Henry, Lake Champlain, for a breakwater.
Rouse's Point, Lake Champlain, for a breakwater.
Lower Pier, Chester, Pennsylvania.
Monterey, California.
Mouth at Nehalem River, Oregon, Alsea River and bar, Oregon.

For examination for a route for a canal sufficient to allow the passage at ordinary high tide, of steamers drawing ten feet, connecting the waters of Shoal Water Bay with the waters of the Columbia River: Provided, That no more than five hundred dollars shall be expended in making such survey and estimate.

Alleghany River, below Freeport, Pennsylvania.
Thunder Bay River, Lake Huron.

Little Narragansett Bay, between Dennison Rocks and Rhode's Folly, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

For examination for a route for a canal from Lake Michigan to the Wabash River, Indiana, not exceeding the expense of two thousand dollars.

Clinch River, below the mouth of Emory River, and Emory River above its mouth, for removal of bars, Tennessee.

Clinton River, from Mount Clemens to its mouth, Michigan.

For estimate of cost to obtain thirteen feet of water on the outer bar at the mouth of Saginaw River, Michigan.

Waddington, New York, for the purpose of ascertaining the practica. bility and cost of constructing a canal and locks around the rapids in the Saint Lawrence River at that point.

Survey of the channel of West Haven Harbor, near New Haven, Connecticut.

Pamlico River from its mouth to the town of Washington, North Carolina.

Neuse River from its mouth Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Pasquotank River, from Albemarle Sound to Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Puqunnaus River from its mouth to the town of Hartford, North Carolina.

Belfast Bay and harbor, Maine.
Harbor Matinicus Island, Maine.
Alleghany River, near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Ocmulgee River, Georgia, from the city of Macon to the city of Covington. Catawba River, from South Carolina line to Old Fort, North Carolina.

For surveys to ascertain the most eligible line on which a canal across the Isthmus of Florida can be constructed, and whether a safe land. locked navigation between the waters of the Mississippi and the Gulf along the coasts of Alabama, Louisiana, and Florida, and through the latter State to the Atlantic coast, can be had. To estimate the probable cost and practicability of construction of such works, and of any artiticial water-routes found necessary to provide a safe inland navigation between the Mississippi River and one of the seaports on the east coast of Florida.

Continuing survey of French Broad River, from the Henderson County line to its junction with the Holston, Tennessee.

The harbor at Edenton, North Carolina.

A line between the Neuse and Cape Fear Rivers, in North Carolina, with a view to connect the waters of the same. And a like line with a view to connect the waters of Norfolk harbor, in Virginia, with the waters of the Cape Fear River, at or near Wilmington, North Carolina.

Louisa Fork of Sandy, from the mouth of Dismal, in Buchanan County, Virginia, to Piketon, Kentucky.

Powell's River, from the three forks in Wise County, Virginia, to the mouth of Clinch River, Tennessee.

Clinch River, from the mouth of Indian, in Tazewell County, Virginia, to tbe junction of Clinch and Powell Rivers, Tennessee.

Elk River, from its mouth to Braxton Court-House, West Virginia. Missouri River, at the point where it is cutting into the Kansas shore above Saint Joseph's, Missouri.

For breakwater off the mouth of Au Sable River, Lake Huron.
The piers at Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania.

Tennessee River, from the Chilhowee Mountains to the Georgia line, in Macon County, North Carolina.

Ipswich River and harbor, Massachusetts, and estimates of cost for
dredging the river as to give nine feet depth at low water.
Mouth of Big Sandy Creek, New York.
Chippewa River, Wisconsin.
Echo Harbor, New Rochelle, New York.

SEC. 3. That the Secretary of War shall convene a board of engi. Board of engineers to examine, and report at the next session of Congress, a plan neers to report plan for the improvement of the channel between Staten Island and New

wand Vow for improvement of

channel between Jersey.

Staten Island and

New Jersey. SEC. 4. That James B. Eads, of Saint Louis, Missouri, be, and he is James B. Eads, hereby, authorized, with such others as may be associated with him, on and others, to con

i struct jettees, &c., the conditions hereinafter mentioned, to construct such permanent and to sufficient jettees, and such auxiliary works as are necessary to create nel between South and permanently maintain, as hereinafter set forth, a wide and deep Pass of Mississippi channel between the South Pass of the Mississippi River and the Gulf River and Gulf of

Mexico. of Mexico, and for that purpose he may construct, in the river, outlet, or pass, and likewise in the Gulf of Mexico, such walls, jettees, dikes, levees, and other structures, & employ such boats, rafts, and appliances, as he may, in the prosecution of said work deem necessary : Provided, That no such structures or means employed shall binder, delay, or ma- Navigation not terially interfere with the free navigation of said pass; and, to protect to be impeded. his said works, he may build, and maintain such levees, or embankments as may be necessary to secure their permanency along the banks of the river or South Pass : Provided further, That unless the construction of the proposed work shall be substantially commenced within eight. Work, when to months from the date of the approval of this act, and prosecuted with be con due diligence, the provisions contained herein in relation to the said South Pass shall be null and void ; and unless the said Eads and his associates shall secure a navigable depth of twenty feet of water Depth of water. through said pass within thirty months after the date of the approval of this act, Congress may revoke the privileges herein granted in relation to the said South Pass, and cancel the obligations berein assumed by the United States. And Congress may revoke the privileges herein granted in relation to the said South Pass, and cancel the obligations herein assumed by the United States, unless the said Eads and bis associates shall, after securing twenty feet of water, secure an additional depth of not less than two feet during each succeeding year thereafter, until twenty-six feet shall have been secured : and in case said Eads and his associates shall fail to comply with the foregoing conditions, as to depth of water, and time for and period of twelve months in excess of the time fixed, as aforesaid, then the privileges berein granted, and the obligations herein assumed in relation to the said South Pass, shall absolutely become absolutely null and void without action by Congress.

SEC. . That the conditions herein prescribed being fully complied Amount to be with, the United States hereby promise and agree to pay to said Eads, paid. or to his assigns or legal representatives, five million two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for constructing said works and obtaining a depth of thirty feet in said channel, and the annual sum of one hundred thollsand dollars for each and every year that said depth of thirty feet shall be maintained by the jettees and auxiliary works aforesaid in said South

e commenced.

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