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1st Session.

No. 129.

QUARTERS FOR TROOPS AT FORT LEAVENWORTH.

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MESSAGE

FROM THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,

TRANSMITTING

A communication from the Secretary of War, in relation to building quar

ters for troops at Fort Leavenworth, Kans.

MARCH 21, 1882.–Referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be

printed.

To the Senate and House of Representatives :

I transmit herewith, for the consideration of Congress, a communication from the Secretary of War, dated the 18th instant, inclosing plans and estimates for a brick building for the post of Fort Leavenworth, Kans., to contain quarters for two companies of troops, to replace the one destroyed by fire on the 1st of February last, and recommending an appropriation of $18,745.77 in accordance with the estimates.

CHESTER A. ARTHUR. EXECUTIVE MANSION,

March 21, 1882.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, March 18, 1882. To the PRESIDENT:

I have the honor to transmit herewith plans and estimates for a brick building for the post of Fort Leavenworth, Kans., to contain quarters for two companies of troops, to replace the one destroyed by fire on the Ist of February last; also the correspondence accompanying the same, and to recommend that an appropriation be made by Congress in accordance with the estimates, viz, $18,745.77. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT T. LINCOLN,

Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF QUARTERMASTER,

Fort Leavenworth, Kans., February 13, 1882. SIR: I have the honor to submit herewith an elevation and plan of the first and second floors and detailed estimate of a building to contain quarters for two companies of troops, to replace the one destroyed by fire at this place on the 1st instant.

The cost will be $18,745,77 if built of brick with slate roof, and $12,745.77 if built of wood with shingle roof. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. D. BINGHAM,

Chief Quartermaster. The ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Department of the Missouri, Fort Learenworth, Kans.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Fort Leavenworth, Kans., February 14, 1882. Respectfully forwarded to the Adjutant-General of the Army, through office of the adjutant-general Military Division of the Missouri. These plans and estimates for the construction of a barrack to replace the one recently destroyed by fire are respectfully forwarded, with the remark that in my opinion no more frame buildings should be erected at Fort Leavenworth.

JNO. POPE, Breret Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

OFFICE CHIEF QUARTERMASTER,

Chicago, I., February 18, 1882. Respectfully returned to the adjutant-general of the division, recommending that Congress be asked at once for the money necessary to build the quarters herein estimated for of brick, with slate roof, to replace those destroyed by fire.

CHAS. H. TOMPKINS, Assistant Quartermaster-General, l'. S. A., Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Chicago, II., February 20, 1882. Respectfully forwarded to the Adjutant-General of the Army. Approved.

P. H. SHERIDAN, Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, February 25, 1882. Respectfully submitted to the honorable Secretary of War. Approved.

W. T. SHERMAN,

General.

Quartermaster-General's report.-Special.

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, March 2, 1882. Respectfully returned to the honorable Secretary of War, concurring iv the recommendation of the Lieutenant-General and General of the Army that Congress be asked for the requisite money to rebuild, on plans inclosed, the barracks recently destroyed by fire at Fort Leavenworth, Estimated cost, brick quarters, $18,745.77.

S. B. HOLABIRD, Assistant Quartermaster-General, U. S. d., in charge.

Estimate of cost of materials and labor for one two-story brick barracks as per plan, 42 x 138.

87,793 feet framing lumber, assorted ....
12,000 feet finishing lumber.....
19,450 feet 1st flooring, yellow pine
17,270 feet 3d flooring, for sheathing.
110 squares slate roof, complete ...

$2, 194 82

600 00 778 00

431 75 1,540 00

5,700 feet wainscoting
Doors and frames, windows and frames
443 yards excavation
591 perch rubble-stone, foundation,
252 square feet ashlar..
32 pier blocks .....
70 window and door-sills ...
3R2 M brick laid in walls
2,403 yards plastering on lath.
1,136 şards plastering on brick.
400 linear feet copper gutter...
200 linear feet conductor..
3,000 yards painting....
46 door locks and hinges
Nails, anchors, bolts, &c
Carpenter's work and superintending

$313 50 1,218 00

132 90 1,336 50

151 20

96 00 223 20 5, 348 00

720 90 284 00 132 00

60 00 900 00 115 00

500 00 1, 640 00

Total......

18,745 77

Cost of frame building of same plan, $12,745.77.

J. D. BINGHAM,

Deputy Quartermaster-General, U. S. A. Fort LEAVENWORTH, KANS.

February 13, 1882.

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