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Executive.

2d Session.

FORTIFICATIONS ON STATEN ISLAND.

MESSAGE

TROM TAB

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,

WITA SUNDRI DOCUMENTS, RELATING TO

A PROPOSITION BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK,

TO

SELL TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE U. STATES,

THE

FORTIFICATIONS

ERECTED BY SAID STATE, ON STATEN ISLAND.

JANUARY 15, 1827.

Read, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

WASHINGTON:

PRINTED BY GALES & SBATOR)

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States : :

WASHINGTON, January, 1827. I communicate to Congress a letter from the Seeretary of War, together with a report of the Chief Engineer, and certain acts of the Legislature of the State of New York, proposing to the Government of the United States the purchase of the fortifications erected at the expense of the State, on Staten Island, with the ordnance and other apparatus belonging to, or connected with, the same. These papers were prepared at the close of the last Session of Congress, at too late a period to be then acted upon.

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.

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