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tude and azimuth determined at Long Shoal Point, and at Hog Island, North Carolina; hydrography completed in Cove Sound and Bogue Sound, North Carolina; topography of the vicinity of Cape Fear River, at Wilmington, N. C.; primary triangulation across the boundary be tween North Carolina and South Carolina; examination of harbors and sounds for sailing-notes between Cape Fear and Saint Mary's River, Georgia; tidal observations at Fernandina, Fla.; survey of Saint John's River, Florida, from Jacksonville southward to Hogarth's Bay; hydrography of the coast-approaches between Matanzas Inlet and Mosquito Inlet, Florida; survey of the coast and sea-water channels near Cape Cañaveral, with parts of the Banana River and Indian River; topog raphy and hydrography of the western coast of Florida, from Cedar Keys northward to Horseshoe Point; hydrography of the Gulf coast from Pine Point westward to Choctawhatchie, including Saint Andrew's Bay and its approaches; determination of points by triangulation in Kentucky, between Cumberland Gap and Lancaster Court-House; measurement of base-line and selection of points in Tennessee for triangulation between Knoxville and Nashville; triangulation in the northwestern part of Alabama; hydrographic development of the Gulf of Mexico by numerous lines of deep-sea soundings and temperature-observations; topography of the shores of Barataria Bay, Louisiana; special hydrographic survey of Cubett's Gap, and from thence to the head of the passes, Mississippi River, and of Southwest Pass; detailed survey of the shores and waters of that river between Bonnet Carre and Point Houmas; height of the water recorded regularly at New Orleans with a tide-gauge; reconnaissance for geodetic points in Illinois, and through Missouri westward toward the Wasatch Mountains; points determined in the vicinity of Madison, Wis.; and on the coast of Texas the triangulation of Laguna Madre from Corpus Christi Bay southward to Baffin's Bay.
On the Pacific coast of the United States, beginning at the southern boundary of California, the work of the year has included reconnaissance for triangulation-points between San Diego and Santa Barbara; topography of the western part of Santa Catalina Island; inspection of fieldparties near the shores of Santa Barbara Channel; connection of Anacapu and Santa Barbara Island, by triangulation, with stations on the main coast of California; hydrography of the approaches to San Miguel and Santa Rosa Island; supplementary soundings in the vicinity of Santa Monica, Cal.; inshore hydrography eastward of Point Conception, and lines of soundings across the Santa Barbara Channel; topography of the coast north of Point Conception toward Point Arguello; reconnaissance for triangulation between Los Angeles and Point Arguello; tidal observations at Fort Point and at Saucelito, San Francisco Bay; geodetic measurements and determinations of latitude and azimuth at Mount Diablo and Mount Helena; reconnaissance for geodetic points between the Sierra Nevada and Salt Lake City; topography of the coast of California from Timber Gulch northward to Stewart's Point Landing; reconnaissance for triangulation-points in the coast-range of mountains north of Mount Ross and Sulphur Peak; hydrography of the coast of Oregon from Tillamook Head northward to Columbia River entrance; topography of the shores and soundings in the Columbia River between Cathlamet and Cottonwood Island; tidal observations at Astoria and at Port Townsend, Washington Territory; erection of signals for triangulation across the waters of Washington Sound and the Strait of Fuca; additional soundings along the shores of Whidbey Island and Admiralty Inlet, Washington Territory; topography of the shores of
Admiralty Inlet and Calvas Passage from Point Orchard south to the entrance of Commencement Bay; inspection of topographical work in this section, and as yet in progress, the hydrography of Commencement Bay, Washington Territory.
The compilation has been kept steadily in hand of sailing-notes and other maritime data pertaining to the Coast Pilot for navigation along the seaboard of California, Oregon, and Washington Territory; and also for the Coast Pilot of Alaska.
Progress commensurate with the field-work has been made in the work of the Coast Survey Office, which comprises the computations of all geodetic, trigonometric, and magnetic observations, including the arrangement for publication of the records and results; the drawing of the hydrographic charts from the records of soundings; the reduction of the original topographical and hydrographic maps for publication; the engraving, electrotyping, printing, and issue of the same, as well as the maintenance of the instruments used in the survey. Tidetables of the principal ports of the United States for the year 1878 have been published; the drawing of sixty-one charts has been in progress, of which number twenty-eight have been completed, including sixteen charts for publication by photolithography; nine new copperplate engravings have been begun; one hundred and nine engraved plates have received additions, and twenty-one have been completed; an aggregate of eighteen thousand eight hundred and forty-two copies of charts has been issued; two thousand eight hundred and thirty copies of the Coast Survey Reports have been distributed; and the second volume of the Atlantic Coast Pilot, comprising the coast from Boston to New York, has been in preparation, and will be published before the close of the year. Respectfully submitted.
C. P. PATTERSON, Superintendent United States Coast Survey.
Hon. JOHN SHERMAN,
I.-REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY.
Act of February 21, 1853, provisions of, relative to coinage of silver and its ratio of value to
Act of May 18, 1872, provisions of, relative to the proceeds of certain cotton..
Act of January 14, 1875, requires the Secretary of the Treasury to redeem legal-tender notes
apprehended conflicts between whites and Indians, upon the withdrawal of the troops,
white population at Sitka very small
collector of customs at Sitka and his deputies stationed at other points the only officers
the expenses of collecting the customs largely exceed the receipts from customs..
amount of tax collected on seal-skins taken on Saint Paul and Saint George Islands, in-
Appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1879, can be reduced $11,000,000 below the
estimates without crippling any branch of the public service
for 1879 should not exceed $140,000,000 exclusive of interest and sinking fund...
they have performed their duties.
Bonds issued prior to February 12, 1873, public policy and enlightened self-interest require
four and one-half per cent., impediment to the sale of
amount of, sold under contract of August 24, 1876, to March 1, 1877.
sale of, limited to $200,000,000 by notice, in May, 1877...
amount of, sold for resumption purposes.
four per cent., terms of contract for the sale of, made on June 9, 1877.
amount of, sold under contract of June 9, 1877
how proceeds of sales of, were applied..
Banks, national. (See National banks.)
.. XXIV, XXV
report of commission to investigate the
Banks and bankers, complaints of, in regard to the tax on their deposits.
attention of Congress invited to what the Comptroller of the Currency says in his re-
the Secretary does not recommend the repeal of the tax on deposits for reasons stated..
XXXVI, XXXVII, XXXVIII
also backs of legal-tender notes and five-dollar national currency notes, heretofore done
contracts of certain bank-note companies for printing notes and stamps terminated by
construction of a fire-proof building for the accommodation of, recommended..
tinuation of work upon, now in course of construction..
recommends that no new, be authorized except in cases where the demands of the public
calls attention to recommendation of Supervising Architect for the construction of a
Claims against the government
old, should be carefully scrutinized
of long standing, and supported by ex parte affidavits, should not be adjudicated in the
various suggestions relative to the treatment of.
no more should be paid on, until after full investigation.
full details of those now pending will be submitted to Congress
for refund of taxes illegally imposed under internal-revenue tax laws.
of loyal citizens in States not in rebellion...
for proceeds of certain cotton, action of department upon
Coast Survey, operations of, during the year.
Coffee, imposition of a duty of two cents per pound on, recommended.
legislation recommended, requiring persons exporting merchandise by land conveyance
to, to file manifests containing the quantities and values thereof.
is readily taken by the people and maintained at par with United States notes without
estimated amount of, in circulation in 1860, at par with gold..
no danger of an excess of, being issued, if only issued in exchange for United States
silver, conditions on which, can be issued with beneficial effect..
beneficial results likely to follow the issue of, in pursuance of the general policy of the
Coin and coinage, silver tokens and paper money, if limited to amounts needed for business,
growing tendency to adopt for coins the principle of redeemability applied to different
with the quality of redeemability and limiting the amount of issue, tokens of inferior
Coinage, receipts from profits on, during the fiscal year ended June 30, 1877.
of gold and silver and relative value of, to each other, and their legal-tender qualities,
act of 1873, provisions of, relative to the coinage of trade-dollars.
if no questions had arisen to disturb the, six per cent. bonds could have been paid off
fractional, act of January 14, 1875, provides for exchange and substitution of silver
provisions of joint resolution of July 22, 1876, relative to issue of silver coin in exchange
aggregate of, and silver coin outstanding not to exceed $50,000,000..
estimated amount of, lost or destroyed
national-bank, aggregate amount of, outstanding.
present market value thereof
Customs-revenue, amount of, for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1877.
for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1876
for the first quarter of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1878..
frauds on, by undervaluation, efforts to prevent, have not been attended with entire
action taken by the Treasury Department in pursuance of recommendations of, has
worked a marked improvement in the conduct of the customs service..
Comptroller of the Currency, attention of Congress invited to report of.
engagement, construed according to its letter and spirit.....
greatest loss to, arises from undervaluation.
advancing the public credit..
XXXIX, XL, XLI
Customs-service, conduct of, has been greatly improved by action of department on recom.
Debt, amount of, redeemable before May 1, 1881.
Deposits, small, by the people, attention of Congress called to the value of the organization
the making of money-order post-offices places of deposit, and the issue of government
amount of, held by savings-banks, and number of depositors...