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Abridgment ... Containing the Annual Message of the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress ... with Reports of Departments and Selections from Accompanying Papers, Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 Excerpt: ...or repair of vessels, or for any branch of manufactures necessary to the naval service. Whether this shall or shall not be done in the future depends upon the discretion of Congress. Its position is a highly advantageous one. No expensive grading of the ground will be necessary, and granite for walls can be readily obtained in the immediate neighborhood. The water is of ample depth, and the harbor has a fine entrance from the ocean. It is navigable at all seasons. As the considerations which enter into the question whether or no it shall be farther improved and made fit for the construction and repair of vessels must be decided by Congress, the department, until this is done, can only continue to apply the limited appropriations as heretofore, for the protection and preservation of the public property. Brooklyn Yard This yard has been kept in its present good condition by the utmost care in management, the economical improvement of streets, roads, and wharves, and by the necessary repairs of buildings. The work, like that at Charlestown, has been of a general and miscellaneous character, suitable to the condition of the yard. The whole sum expended during the year is $119,501.90. In order, however, to make such other improvements at this yard as are demanded by its position on the harbor of New York, much of the work now in progress will have to be continued. League Island Yard.--Very important and material work has been done at this yard, and but for a recent freshet its general condition would have been greatly improved. The work has necessarily been of a varied character, as the yard has never yet been put in as complete a state of repair as some of those that have been longer established. The total expenditure was $219,445.76, upon the following objects... Hide synopsis

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