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44TH CONGRESS, 2d Session. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Ex. Doc. No. 38.

UNION AND CENTIAL PACIFIC RAILWAYS.

LETTER THE SECRETARY OF WAR, TRANSMITTING
A report on the survey of the Union and Central Pacific Railways.

FEBRUARY 1, 1877.ŚReferred to the Committee on the Pacific Railway and
ordered to be printed.
 
 

WAR DEPARTMENT, February 2, 1877.

The Secretary of War has the honor to transmit to the House of
Representatives, in compliance with its resolution of July 19, 1876, the
report of Capt. William J. Twining, Corps of Engineers, to whom was
intrusted the work of making a careful survey of the Union and Central
Pacific Railways, as requested in that resolution.

J. D. CAMERON,

Secretary of War.
 
 

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

Washington, D. C., January 31, 1877.

SIR: Referring to a resolution of the House of Representatives, dated July 19, 1876. requesting the Secretary of War to have made a careful and exact survey of the distances on the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railways, between Omaha and Sacramento, distinguishing be tween the sections for which bonds were issued to the companies at different rates, exhibiting the number of miles at each rate, designating the points between which the different rates were charged, and report the results of the survey to the House at the commencement of the cur rent session of Congress; and to section 8 of the "act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the year ending June 30, 1877, and for other purposes," in which an appropriation was made by Congress for the expenses of executing the survey, I have now the honor to submit herewith a report of Capt. William 3. Twining, of the Corps of Engineers, to whom the duty was assigned by paragraph 10, Special Orders No. 180, Headquarters of the Army, August 13, 1876.
 



 

UNION AND CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILWAYS.
 
 

The magnitude of the work prevented the rendition of the report at the date
designated in the resolution.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Engineers.

Hon. J. D. CAMERON,

Secretary of War.
 
 

LIST OF PAPERS ACCOMPANYING THE LETTER OF THE HONORABLE THE

SECRETARY OF WAR.
 
 

Letter from Chief of Engineers, January 31, 1877, transmitting report of Capt. W. J. Twining, with accompanying papers, upon the survey of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads.

Report of Capt. W. J. Twining, January 24, 1877, upon the survey of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads.

Report of Capt. W. H. Heuer, November 9, 1876, of survey of Central Pacific Railway from Sacramento. Cal.. to Battle Mountain. łevada.

Report of Capt. J. F. Gregory. November 18, 1876, of survey of Central Pacific Railway between Battle Mountain, Nevada, and Ogden, Utah.

Report of Lieut. B. D. Greene. November 19, 1876, of surrey of Union

Pacific Railroad between Ogden, Utah, and Cheyenne, Wyo.

Report of Lieut. James B. Quinn. November 18, 1876 of Union Pacific Railroad between Cheyenne. Wyo., and Omaha. Nebr.

Letter of instructions from the Chief of Engineers. September 1876, to Capt. W. J. Twining, Corps of Engineers.

Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, September 8, 1876. to Secretary of War, inclosing statements of the sections of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads for which bonds were issued at different rates, the dates of issue, and the points between which different rates were charged.

Letter from the Department of the Interior, September 26, 1876, to the War Department, inclosing copies of executive orders designating the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains and the western base of the Sierra Nevada.

Copies of acts to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean.
 

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