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TABLE No. 1.

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Alexandria, Va..... Mar. 3, 1855 1855, 000

$73, 913 64 Bath, Me.......... Sept. 30, 1850 *25,000 $64, 000 00...

103, 831 53 By menstirement. Bangor, Me... Sept. 30, 1850

50,000 00 44,511 95 102, 490 99 Belfast, Me... Aug. 4, 1854 *22,000 4,074 40 17,300 000 36,582 26 Burlington, Vt Aug. 4, 1854 *44, CCO..

28, 238 40 52,718 74 Boston, Mass...... Mar. 3, 1835 3 50000 1,008,500 00 ............ 1,064, 346 76 Site, $180,000. By days' Barnstable, Masy Mar. 3, 1835 *22,00

17, 25) CO 35. 933 7 work. Bristol, R.I.... Mar. 3, 1835 *13,758, 250 007,795 CO26, 535 75 1 Buffalo, N. Y..... Aug. 4,1854 -96, 800 169, 400 00 81,345 CO 274,926 25 Charleston, S. C.... Mar. 3, 1849 50,000 1,893, OCO 00 ........... 9, 104, 198 46 Original appropriation of

$30,000 with $100,000 subsequent appropriation used for site. By

days' work. Chicago, Ill........ Ang. 4,1854 *96, 800 291, 500 00 81, 500 00 434,894 18 Cincinnati, Ohio.... Mar. 3, 1851 *25, 000 217, 083 90............ 292, 197 23 Limited to $75,000. By

measurement. Dubuque, Iowa.... Aug. 18, 1856 -96, 800 67, 005 00 87, 334 50 193, 607 53 Detroit, Mich..... Aug. 1, 1854 *96, 800 97, 500 CO 80, 100 00 214, 933 00 $34,500 from other ap.

propriations. Fastport, Me....... Mar. 3, 1847 7,220 26,780 00 28,500 00 35, 209 60 Ellsworth, Me. Aug. 4, 1854 *11,00 6,948 79 9, 200 00 25, 258 47 Galena, Ill...... Aug. 18, 1856 *55, 000 10, 000 00 43, 629 00 78,872 44 $7,000 to other appropri

ations. Galveston, Texas .. Aug. 4, 1854 "110,000..

69,723 60 114, 359 82 Georgetown, D. C.. Aug. 18. 1856 *55,000

11,582 00 58, 846 45 Gloucester, Mass... Aug. 4, 1854 *44, 000

26, 596 78 49, 765 11 Louisville, Ky..... Mar. 3,1851 *59, OCO 183,745 00

262, 640 75 By measurement. Milwaukee, Wis.... Feb. 10, 1855 *96, 800 56, 600 0079, 870 00 173, 979 61 $13,600 from other ap.

propriations. Mobile, Ala..... Sept. 30, 1850 *87, 5CO 260, 000 CO............ 394, 659 93 By days' work. Norfolk, Va... Sept. 30, 1850 *50, 000 152, 652 53 ...

217, 393 75 New Orleans, La... Mar 3, 1847 100,000 2,874, 558 00

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Newark, N. J...... Aug. 4, 1854 *96, 800 10,000 0075, 948 701 159, 873 00
New Haven, Conn Aug. 4, 1854 *96, 800) 60,00 00 88,000 00 183, 643 50
New Bedford, Mass. July 13, 1832 10, 100 15, 400 00 ..

. 29, 400 00 New York, NY... Mar. 2, 1833 300,000 631, 261 21

.. 1,058, 846 76] Now sub-treasury. Oswego, N. Y... Aug. 4, 1854 *96, 800 10, 000 00

00 126, 012 03 Vide Buffalo.
Portsmouth, N. H.. Aug. 18, 1856 *96, 800 50, 000 00 82, 728 96 164,546 91
Petersburg, Va.. Aug. 4, 1854 *68, 200 20, 000 00 49, 300 50 99, 664 88
Pensacola, Fla... Mar. 3, 1855 38,500 10, 000 CO 23,508 7249, 177 43
Pittsburg, Pa.. Mar. 3, 1851 *34,000 35, 000 00 38, 185 00 110, OCO 00
Plattsburg, N. Y.. Mar. 3, 1855

48,755 43 71,425 17 Providence, R. I ... Mar. 3, 1853 *34,000 200, OCO 00 151,000 00 249, 841 71 $24,000 to other appro

priations. Richmond, Va..... Aug. 31, 1852 *39,000 150, COO 00 110, 000 00255, 404 47 Limited to $150,000 for

building and site; site cost $61,000; limitation

repealed Mar. 3, 1853. San Francisco, Cal. Sept. 30, 1850 *100, 000 506,271 09 400,000 00 778,581 49 Limited to $400,000, Sandusky, Ohio.... Aug. 4, 1854 44,000 21, 450 00 31, 996 00 75,019 41 Savannah, Ga...... Mar. 3, 1845 9,275 143,000 col.....

177, 159 35 St. Louis, Mo...... Sept. 30, 1850*13,000 312, 000 00....

358, 987 08 Limited to $75,000, build

ing and site; site cost

$37.000. Toledo, Ohio....... Aug. 4, 1854 *44,000 31, 450 CO 31, 996 00 76,558 11 $2,500 to other appropri

ations. Wilmington, N. C.. Mar. 3, 1843 *15, 000 25, 000 00......

42, 039 75 Limited to $40,000. Wilmington, Del... Aug. 31, 1852 *25,000 16,500 00 31, 845 00 43 636 34 Wheeling, W. Va .. Aug. 4, 1854 *96, 800

80, 159 97 117, 118 64
Waldoboro', Me... Aug. 31, 1852 *10,000 13,000 0011, 000 0024, 824 68
MARINE HOSPITALS.
Burlington, Iowa... Aug. 4, 1854 $16,500............ $!5, 978 00 829, 095 59
Burliugton, Vt......Mar. 3, 1855 38,5.0... ... 30, 427 6439, 088 77

* Limited by original appropriation.

+ $74, 583 37 awarded for this and Oswego custom-houses, additional to contract, and not included in cost of either building.

Limited by subsequent appropriation.

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Table No. 2.- Marine hospitals. [The prices are on a gold basis ; the cost of buildings completed, erected, or commenced during or since the war, being given at a gold standard, 35 per cent. premium.]

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Table No. 3.—Showing difference of wages in 1861 from 1868, at Chicago.

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The following are instances where the Secretary of the Treasury was specifically instructed, by the act making the appropriation, to purchase a suitable site and to contract for the entire construction of the building at a sum within the amount of the appropriation, after deducting cost of site; and the entire cost of such building and site was in no event to exceed the amount of the appropriation. The last column exhibits the amounts subsequently appropriated to complete the buildings:

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In the following cases, after the entire cost of the buildings had been limited to the amount of the original appropriations therefor, the Secretary of the Treasury was authorized to contract for their enlargement, provided the entire cost should not exceed the appropriation for the purpose. The last column of figures exhibits the amounts subsequently appropriated to complete the buildings.

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* Also, $34,500 transferred from other appropriations under act of March 3, 1809.

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3d Session. I

No. 101.

DECORATION UNITED STATES CAPITOL.

LETTER

FROM

THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR,

RELATIVE TO

The cost of art decorations at the United States Capitol.

March 1, 1869.--Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds and

ordered to be printed.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

Washington, D. C., March 1, 1869. SIR: Pursuant to the resolution of the House of Representatives, third session of the 40th Congress, adopted February 2, 1869, requesting the Secretary of the Interior to furnish a statement of the various amounts paid for works of art to decorate the Capitol since the first day of January, 1855, up to the present time. I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of a statement furnished this department under date of the 26th ultimo, by Edward Clark, esq., architect of the Capitol extension, which contains the desired information. · I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

0. H. BROWNING, Secretary. Hon. SCHUYLER COLFAX,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ARCHITECT'S OFFICE,
UNITED STATES CAPITOL EXTENSION,

Washington, D. C., February, 1869. SIR: In compliance with your directions, I have the honor to submit the accompanying statement in answer to the following resolution of the House of Representatives of February 2, 1869:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and is hereby, directed to furnish this House a statement of the various amounts paid for works of art to decorate the Capitol, such as statues, paintings in oil, frescoes, (including the picture in the dome,) and bronzes, since the 1st day of January, 1855, up to the present time. Also the names of the different artists, whether they were foreign or native, the sum received by each for their work, and by what authority they were employed.

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