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ORDER OF REFERENCE

OF THE

Supreme Court of the United States,

IN THE CASE OF

THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, Complainant,

AGAINST

THE WHEELING & BELMONT BRIDGE COMPANY

AND OTHERS, Defendants,

WITH THE PROOFS TAKEN

BEFORE

R. HYDE WALWORTH, COMMISSIONER ,

TOGETHER WITH

HIS REPORT, AND THE REPORT OF THE ENGINEER

APPOINTED BY AIM TO TAKE THE MEASUREMENT OF THE BRIDGE ACROSS THE
OHIO RIVER AT WHEELING, ITS APPENDAGES AND APPURTENANCES,

AND THE LOCALITIES IN CONNECTION THEREWITH ;

Pursuant to tho Directions contained in tho Order of Reference.

SARATOGA SPRINGS :

GEORGE F. WHITE, PRINTER.

1851.

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INDEX.

PAGE.

665

3

4

53

118

236

269

313

333
335

ber, 1848, to June, 1850, for steam vessels built at Pittsburgh,

Objections to E. F. Johnson as engineer,

Report as to railway suspension bridge across the Connecticut, by Charles

Ellet, jr.,

Report as to the N. Y. and Boston rail road company, by E. F. Johnson,

Report on the Wheeling bridge to the city council of Wheeling, by Charles

Ellet, jr.,

Heights of sail vessels on the Connecticut river,

Register of state of the water at Wheeling,

Report, &c. of a wire suspension bridge, proposed to be erected over the

Ohio, at Cincinnati, by John A. Roebling,

Ellet's letter on the proposed bridge across the Ohio, at Cincinnati,

Report of the president of the Louisville and Portland canal,

Extract from letter of Capt. Hughes,

Capt. Sanders' table of shoals and ripples of the Ohio,

Memorial to congress from Evansville convention,

Table of measurements of steamboats, by J. Dickenson,

Application of defendants to postpone case,

Prof. Bartlett's corrections, &c.

Instructions to engineer,

Engineer's table of measurements of heights of bridge above river,

of measurements of localities of bridge,

of packets and large steamboats, .

of estimates for alterations of bridge,

457

495

546

591

600

608

635

644

658

691

694

698

700

708

DEPOSITION OF COMPLAINANT'S WITNESSES.

Civil Engineers.

Byrne, Oliver,
Johnson, E. F.,

112
215

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