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vicinity, to the cutting away of the hanging timber from the banks, and to the removal of Jogs, &c. from the sand bars.

41. Road jium Memphis, on the Mississippi, to William Strong's house, on the St. Francis.-An examination and survey, have been made of the country between the two points above named, with the view to the location of this road; but the reports and

drawings thereon not having been received, nothing has been done by this departient.

42. Cumberland road in Onio- The affairs of this part of the national road have been man. aged in a manner highly satisfactory. The operations on it, though much influenced by the prevalence of the cholera in the section of country through which it passés, have been prosecuted with a zeal and ability highly creditable to the officer charged with their direction. 43. Cumberland road in Indiana. - The western division, beginning at IndianapoJis, will soon be in a traveling condition for a distance of 33 miles west. The contracts for 1833, embraces the entire distance from the 34th to the 71st mile, inclusive ; and the works provided for by them bave progressed in a manner altogether satisfactory to the superintendent. When these contracts shall be completed, carriages will be able to travel, with but trifling interruption, from Indiana polis to the eastern boundary of Illinois. 44. Cumberland road in Illinois.- A belief was induced in the early part of 1833, that the af fairs of this part of the road were conducted in a manner not likely to be productive of results desired by the Government; and, upon investigation, it was ascertained that a state of things existed which rendered any progress in the way of extension, during the year, totally inconsistent with a proper regard for the public interest. 45. Cumberland road east of the Ohio.-'The repairs of this part of the national avenue hare progressed well. In Maryland, three thousand two hundred and thirty-seren rods have received the entire covering of stone, and are completed ; two thousand eight hundred and thirty-four rods have received a covering of nine, sixteen hundred and ninety-seven of six, and twenty-seven of threr inches of metal. Three thousand nine hundred and eleven rods have been graded and are ready to receive the covering; and for which there are, on the line of the road, six thousand one hundred and thirty-eight perches of broken or prepared, and upwards of seven thousand perches of rough stone. In Pennsylvania, six thousand nine hundred and ninety-three rods of the road have been completed; ten thousand and ten rods have received a covering of nine inches, six hundred and ninety-two of six,and three thousand fivrhundred and ninety-five of four and a half inches of metal. Four hundred and ninety-four rods of the road are graded and ready to receive its cover; and there are near the road side 7,611 perches of prepared, and 2,236 perches of rough stone. In Virginia, eight hundred and twelve rods have been covered with four and a hall inches of metal, and one hundred and seventy six with three inches. Eighteen

hundred and fifty-fire rods of the road have been graded, and are ready for receiving the metal; and for which, there are, on the line of the road

eight thonsand three hundred and fifty perehes of prepared, and twelve thousand sis hundred and forty-five perches of rough stone. Besides this, there is a considerable quantity of stone out at the different quarries, which will be hauled to the road and prepared during the winter. Five thousand four hundred and fifty-three cubic yards of masonry have been constructed on different parts of the entire road. The new location to turn Wille's mountain has been opened, and considerable progress made in the bridge to cross Wills's creek.

46. Road from Columbus, Gcorgia, to Line creck, Alabama.--"This road has been located after a careful examination of the country through which it passes; and its construction will be prosecuted with as much despatch as circumstances will permit., The greater part of the road is in a district of country entirely uninhabited. 47. Road from Detroit to Chicago, Michigan.-The contracts in 1832, for the construction of this road, extended as far as the 132d mile west from Detroit. Upon examination, it was found that between the $150ch and 157th mile the country is extremely broken, and the traveling not only difficult but dangerous: it was, therefore, deemed advisable to contract for this part of the road in 1833, and to postpone, until 1834 the portion between the 132d and the 150th mile. 48. Road from Detroit to Saganaw.- No doubts are entertained of the contractors being able to comply with their engagements on this and the Chicago road. 49. Road from La PlaiIsance bay to meet the Chicago road from Detroit.-Twenty-seven miles of this road have fbeen put under contract; and hopes are entertained that all will be done by the 31st January, 1834. 50. Road from Detroit to the mouth of Grand river:-On ten miles of this road, the first class of operations consisting of clearing and grubbing, excepting on one mile, will be completed by the close of the season. 51. Road from Detroit to Fort Gratiot. This road was put under contract last season to its termination, and would have been completed before the close of this, had not some sections of it been under water for a greai portion of the time..

51. Northern boundary of Ohio.-The officer charged with collecting data prepiratory to the adjustment of this line, has been engaged with an assistant in a reconnoissance to determine the stations and points where the more important instruments are to be jused, and to ascertain more accurately the extent and nature of the duty required by the law creating this service. This was deemed necessary before ordering all the instruments; and, accordingly, complete sets of observations were made for the determination of the latitude and longitude at and near the four principal points, viz. on Gullor Ship island, in Lake Erie; at the north point of Maumee bay or Bay point; the south

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and $3 while on office duty, and 10 cents per mile while traveling, &c. H Stansbury, Civil Engineer. Sur's in Ohio, $110 p mon. and 10 cts pr mile. W. B. Guyon, Surveys in Mississippi, $3 50 cents per day, and $3 while on

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Operations of the Ordnance Department, during the past year. During the year between the 1st of October, 1832, and the 30th September, 1833, anong other articles of ordnance and ordnance stores, which have been fabricated or procured at the several Arsenals and Art mories, are the following, viz.

Of artillery, 212 32-pounder cannon; 1 42.pounder casemate car. friage; 1 32-pounder casemate carriage ; 9 24-pounder casemate carri. pages; 17 24-pounder barbette, carriages ; 5 10-inch seacoast mortar beds 77 field artillery carriages, complete.

Of small arms manufactured at the national armories, 25,291 muskets, complete ; 3,290 Hall's rifles.

Of accoutrements for small arms, about 4,550 sets for infantry, 2,031 sets for riflemen, and 1,260 sets for cavalry.

The operations at the national armories, and at the various arsenals of construction and deposite, during the past year, have been conducted with inproved ability and economy, and have been folluwed by the most satisfactory results. This may be also said with regard to the business of collecting the materials and erecting the necessary workshops, storehouses and magazines on the sites adopted for the arseval in Florida, on the Appalachicola, and for the arsenals in the Territory of Michigan, near the city of Detroit, which were authorized by the acts of the 5th of April and the 28th June, 1832.

The former of these arsenals will occupy a healthful eminence on the left bank of the Appalachicola, near the junction of the Flint and Chat. tahoochie, and at the distauce of about sixty-five miles from the mouth of the Appalachicola.

The new arsenal in the Territory of Michigan will be situated upon a high sandy ridge, on the right bank of the river Rouge, and on the great road from the city of Detroit to Chicago, at the distance of ten miles from Detroit. These two arsenals are principally intended as places of deposite and repair ; but they will be constructed in such a manner as to enable their operations to be so extended (whenever any emergency shall require it) as to make them also places of construction.

The arsenal on the river Rouge will be a source for supplying muni. tions of war to the militia and military posts of the Northwest, and Michigan Territories, and to the militia of the northern parts of the States of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. It is intended to replace the old depot of muoitions of war, hitherto inconveniently situated in the city of Detroit, and which will be abandoned so soon as the new arsenal buildings are sufficiently advanced to receive the munitions now in depot

The arms, &c., procured under the act for arming and equipping the militia, are

Muskets, complete, 11,180 ; Rifles, (Hall's) do., 1,500; Sers of lurantry accoutreinents, 4,549 ; sets of rifle accoutrements, 1,901; rifle

flasks, copper, 6,251 ; belt plates, 3,611 ; Artillery swords, 1,100; Aro tillery sword belts, 3,016 ; sabre bells, 1,720; cavalry cartridge boxes, 1,307 ;- holsters, pairs, 1,085; hides of buff leather, 800 ; six pounder irou cannon, 1 ; six pounder cannon balls, 6,435 ; six pounder field carriages, with equipments, complete. 63; T'welve pounder, do, 4; six pounder field carriages, timber, sets. 47.

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STATES AND TER- Date of the Number of No.ofarms
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1832 40,006 455 Stores, distributed to the New Hampshire 1832 28,025 319 Militia, under the act of

Massachusetts 1832 46 796 53 April, 1908, from the 1st Connecticut

1832 26,034 296 of October, 1832, to the Rhode Island

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69 30th September, 1833.
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1824 25,81 291

5 sıx pouuder iron canNew York 1832 186,223 2,122

non and carriages with New Jersey 1829 39,171 447

equipmenis, &c. comPennsylvania

1832 182,285 2,077 Delaware

plete. 1827 9,229 105

100 rifles. Maryland 1832 46,450 530

143 Hall's do. (Virginia 1832 102,971 1,173

544 muskels, complete. North Carolina 1832 65.751

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1,220 pistols. South Carolina 1832

51,112 582

610 sabres. Georgia 1831 42,832 488

400 artillery swords Kentucky 1832 65,852

1,047 sets rifle accoutreTennessce

1832
72,991 832

ments. Ohio

1832 132,161

1,506

60 sabre belts. Louisiana

1829 14,808

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60 pair holsters. Indiana

1832
53,913 614

100 sets accoutrements Mississippi

1830
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for Hall- rifles. Illinois 1831 27,386

50 sets infantry acAlabama 1829 22,446

coutrements. Missouri

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100 artillery sword belts Michigan 1831 5,476 62

60 cavalry cartridge Arkausas

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827 9 Dist. of Columbia 1832 1,249 14 Total

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Quantity of Lead made at U.S. Lead Mines, annually, from 1821 to 1833.

Fever River. Missouri.

Total. lbs. of lead made from 1821 to 30 Sep. 1823 333,130

335, 130 Do. for the year ending 30 Sep. 1824

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7.941,792 Total, 58,694 488l5,151,2 2163,8 15,740 Operations of the United States' Lead Mines in the vicinity of Fever River, from the 30th

September, 1832, to the 30th September, 1833. Pounds of lead made

7,941 792 Pounds of lead which have accrued as rent

472,64.) Rent lead remaining due 30th September, 1832

132,183 total of rents due in the year ending 3014 September, 1833, 601,828 Pounds of lead received as rent in the year ending Sepi 1833, 393,734 Renis remaining due 30th September, 1833,

lbs. 211.194

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INDIAN AFFAIRS

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Operations under Indian Departmen', during the year. lo accorilance with the policy of the Government, measures have been taken for the due execution of the treaties concluded with the Shawsers and Delawares, late of Cape Girardeau, with the Kaskaskias and Peorias, the Kick a poms, the Piankeshaws, and Weas, and with the Winnr. bagops; all of which were ratified at the last session of Congress; and those tribes, excrpring a portion of the Winnebagoes, are now located on the lands set a part for their permanent residence.

The treaty concluded with the Chickasa w nation, also ratified at the last session of Congress, bas been put in the course of execution, and an exploring party, conducted by their agent, Col. Reynolds, has gone to the West for the purpose of procuring land for the future accommoda. tion of their tribe

Measures have also been set on foot for the execution of the several treaties made with the Potta wata inies, with the Ottawas of the Maumee, with the confederated tribes of the Sac and Fox lodjans, and with the uvited naljon of the Sevecas and Shawnees ludians, which were ratified at the last session of Congress.

Suriable steps have likewise been taken to carry into effect the treaty concluded with the Menomonces, to which the New York Indians were also parties, and ratified at the last session of Congress. A delegation has been despatched to examine the country designated for the residence

of the latter, and on their report a final decision may be *xpecteil, to remove either to Green Bay, or west of the Mississippi. Their emigration to the West may possibly be induced by the cordial invitation of those of their nation, already settled in that region, to join them, and by their favorable representation of the fertility of the soil and delightfulness of the climate,

The Cherokees continue, in the midst of increasing embarrassments, to evince the same pertinaciousness on the subject of removal, that has hitherto marked their counsels, and warred with their best interests. An unfavorable influence on this question is exercised by some of the chiefs, with no very laudable motives, maintained by the rigorous discipline which their despotic structure of internal government authorizes. Noiwithstanding this, it is understood that the spirit of emigration is active among the great body of the nation, under the proffers made to them for exchange of residence ; and the belief is entertained that at least fifteen hundred will einigrate in the ensuing spring, to seek better fortunes in more fertile domains, and under auspices' favorable to their prosperity and increase.

Recent communications from the agent of the remaining band of W'yandors in Ohio furnish good reason to conclude that their emigration will soon take place. They have lately been invited in most cordial terms by their brothers in the West to join them, with such a description of the clinate and country, as to bave produced a great change of sentiment, and a strong inclination to be re-united to their tribe.

Col. Jaines Gadsden has succeeded in making treaties with the two remaining bands of the Appalachicola Indians, and, upon their removal, Florida will cease to possess an Indian population.

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