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shape, and dimensions of the columns, antæ, capitals, bases, and cross section of the entablature and balustrade will be the same as in the present building.

If of granite, the shaft of the columns may be either in one or three pieces of equal lengths. The base and capital of the columns and ante will each be in one piece. The architrave of the entablature will extend in one length from centre to centre of antæ or column, and those over the latter to be composed of but one block, with both sides and bottom wrought, together with such parts of the top as may be required; those over the antæ, the outer face, and the top and bottom edge.

The face of the ashlar must be perfectly wrought to the sample, with all necessary heads, rebates, returns, &c., required; the beds, builds, ends, &c., rough hammered to the square. All rebates, mouldings, ornamental and bevelled work must be clean wrought, and agreeably to the directions given by the superintendent.

If marble is used, the shafts of the columns may be in four or five pieces; the architrave in one length from centre to centre of the columns or antæ; but over the former may be composed of three separate blocks, one laying flatwise, forming the underside and the first member on each edge; the other two standing on edge, forming the inside and outside faces of the same. Those over the antæ must be in one block.

The measurement of the material and work delivered, and the pay. ment thereon, will be made agreeably to the following form and schedule, and all bids must be made accordingly.

Schedule or rule for the measurement of materials to be delivered, viz: Cornice, per foot in length, including cost of stock, freight,

and workmanship .... Architrave over column, including cost of stock, freight, and

workmanship.. Architrave over antæ, including cost of stock, freight, and

workmanship... Capitals of columns, each, including cost of stock, freight,

and workmanship Capitals of antæ, each, including cost of stock, freight, and

workmanship... Bases of antæ, each, including cost of stock, freight, and

workmanship Bases of column, each, including cost of stock, freight, and

workmanship • Shafts of column, in one piece, including cost of stock, freight,

and workmanship ... Shafts of column, in three or more pieces, including cost of

stock, freight, and workmanship... Plain steps, (with a cross section of 1' 7" by 61 to 8 inches,)

per foot in length, including cost of stock, freight, and workmanship ....

Platforms, 3 feet wide, length not exceeding 10 feet, includ

ing stock, freight, and workmanship, per superficial foot of

surface seen For any greater width than 3 feet, up to 8 feet, an increase

of price per superficial foot for each additional 3 inches of width of......

All the other stones of the building, whose width does not exceed three times their thickness, will be measured as follows: The stock in all stones whose contents do not exceed 30 cubic

feet will be measured and paid for by the cubic contents, at per cubic foot.

$ For all stones exceeding 30 feet and not exceeding 70 cubic

feet, for each additional foot an additional price of, per

cubic foot For all stones exceeding 70 cubic feet in contents, for each

additional foot an additional price of, per cubic foot.... For stones of greater width than three times their thickness there will be paid an additional price of --- per cent. for each additional 3 inches in width.

The work on the above will be measured and paid for by the superficial font. For each superficial foot of fine hammered granite work seen, equal toNo. 1 hammering on Boston custom-house, per superficial

foot.. No. 2 hammering on Boston custom-house, per superficial

foot.... No. 3 hammering on Boston custom-house, per superficial

foot.... No. 4 hammering on Boston custom-bouse, per superficial

foot.... For all beds, builds, ends, backs, &c., hammered full to

the square, as ordered, per superficial foot ..

Each bidder to furnish a sample--a cube of one foot of the stone he proposes to deliver, with five faces hammered, giving on four sides his understanding of the above four qualities of hammering; the fifth side, his rough hammering; while the sixth may show the rough stock; and this will be used as a standard in judging of the stock delivered.

If of marble, the face of the ashlar must be hammered in the most perfect manner, agreeably to a sample of the size above named, to be furnished by the bidder; and the surface seen will be measured and paid for at $ per superficial foot.

For hammering of beds, builds, backs, &c., full to the square, as per sample, $ per superficial foot. If the above is sand-rubbed,

per

cent. is to be added. For hammering of channels and rebates, not exceeding four by two inches, cent additional per lineal foot. For hammering of mouldings of one curve,

per cent. additional upon the cost of plain work; of two curves, per cent. upon plain work, per superficial foot. Each arris on same,

cents per lineal foot.

For hammering bevelled work, — per cent. additional to plain work, but to apply only to the part cut off from the square work, and which is in no case to be measured in the plain work.

For hammering of circular work, — per cent. additional to plain work.

Ninety per cent. of the amount of the work done and materials delivered, according to the contract price, (said amount to be ascertained by the estimate of the superintendent appointed for that purpose.) will be paid from time to time as the work proceeds, and ten per cent. retained until the completion of the contract and acceptance of the work, &c., by the superintendent aforesaid.

Contracts will be awarded only to master builders or mechanics, and the assignment thereof, except by consent of the Secretary of the Treasury, will be a forfeiture of the same.

Every proposal must be accompanied by a written guarantee, signed by two responsible persons, (certified to be so by the district attorney or judge of the said district,) that the bidder will

, when required, if his proposals be accepted, enter into a contract and bond, with proper and sufficient securities, in the sum of fifty thousand dollars, for the faithful performance of the same, if for the whole work, and of a proportionate amount if for a part thereof. Any information touching the matter can be obtained by application to the Treasury Department

Proposals will also be received up to the aforesaid date for furnishing and delivering at the site, by the perch, the rough stone for the foundation, cellar, and area walls of said building, and must be of the very best description for that purpose. They will be required in such quantities and at such times as will be most for the convenience of the operation on the work, and in quality to the entire approval of the superintendent, the department reserving the right to reject the proposals hereby invited if the interest of the United States should require it.

The proposals must be sent to this department, directed to the superintendent, under

cover to the Secretary of the Treasury, indorsed. * Materials for the Treasury Building Extension, and will be opened at one o'clock p. m. of the last day fixed for receiving the same, in the presence of the bidders, if any choose to attend.

Enquirer, Richmond, Virginia; Sentinel, Alexandria, Virginia: Intelligencer and Star, Washington, D. C.; Sun and Republican, Baltimore, Maryland; Pennsylvanian, Philadelphia; Day Book and Sun, New York; Post, Boston; Argus, Portland, Maine; Patriot, Concord, New Hampshire; and Argus, Albany, New York, two times each week for sixty days. Bills to be sent to Secretary of the Treasury.

A. H. BOWMAN, Superintendent of Treasury Building Extension.

We, the undersigned, guarantee that the bid of Jacob Veihmeyer & Co. will be bonded according to the requirement in the advertisement.

F. FARNHAM.
JOHN H. JOHNSON.

P. S.—The specimen of marble is from Westchester quarries, State of New York—was sent by Adams & Co.'s Express on the 25th instant, and will arrive during this day.

J. V. H.

Contract of Beal & Dixon for supplying granite.

This contract, made and entered into between James Guthrie, Secretary of the Treasury, for and on account of the United States of America, of the first part, and Horace Beal and Courtlandt P. Dixon, of the city and State of New York, to whom was awarded the furnishing of the granite to be used in the extension of the Treasury building at Washington, D. C., on their bid for the same, received under the advertisement of Captain A. H. Bowman, superintendent of Treasury building extension, of June 26, 1855, of the second part, witnesseth:

The parties of the second part covenant and agree to and with the party of the first part, for themselves, their heirs or administrators, to furnish and deliver (wrought and finished in a proper state to put into the building) all the material for the exterior walls of the south wing of the extension of the Treasury building. The stones must all be wrought to the dimensions, sizes, models, &c., which may be furnished by this department, and by which all measurements will be governed. The face of the ashlar must be perfectly wrought to the sample, with all necessary heads, rebates, returns, &c., required; the beds, builds, ends, &c., rough-hammered to the square. All rebates, mouldings, ornamental and bevelled work, must be clean-wrought, and agreeably to the directions given by the superintendent.

The parties of the second part further covenant and agree to and with the party of the first part, Secretary as aforesaid, and for their heirs or administrators, to furnish and deliver all the said material, wrought and fitted as aforesaid, necessary for the exterior walls of the south wing of the extension of said Treasury building, agreeably to the plans, models, and specifications, under the direction of the superintendent, to be appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury for that purpose, and in conformity to the lithographed copies of the drawings of the several parts thereof, prepared at the office of the construction of buildings under the Treasury Department, which, together with the plans, models, and specifications aforesaid, are made a part of this contract, equally binding as if more particularly incorporated herewith; the whole subject to such omissions, additions, and alterations, as may be determined upon by the said party of the first part.

And the said parties of the second part further agree and bind themselves, their executors, administrators, and assigns, to deliver the said material, wrought, fitted, and finished, as aforesaid, from time to time as the same may be required, according to the plans, models, drawings, and specifications aforesaid, and to the approval and acceptance of said superintendent, appointed as aforesaid; the whole to be delivered on or before the first day of October, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven.

It is further agreed and understood by and between the parties hereto, that the measurement of the material and work delivered, and the payments thereon, will be made agreeably to the following form and schedule, viz:

Cornice, per foot in length, including cost of stock, freight, and workmanship, finished with No. 1 hammering, thirty-nine dollars, ($39;) finished with No. 2 hammering, thirty-five dollars and fifty cents, ($35 50;) finished with No. 3 hammering, thirty-one dollars and fifty cents, ($31 50.)

Architrave over columns, per foot in length, including cost of freight, stock, and workmanship, finished with No. 1 hammering, forty-four dollars, ($44 ;) finished with No. 2 hammering, forty-dollars, ($40;) finished with No. 3 hammering, thirty-seven dollars, ($37.)

Architrave over antæ, per foot in length, including cost of stock, freight, and workmanship, finished with No. 1 hammering, nineteen dollars, ($19;) finished with No. 2 hammering, seventeen dollars, ($17;) finished with No. 3 hammering; fifteen dollars. ($15.)

Capitals of columns, each, including cost of stock, freight, and workmanship, finished with No. 1 hammering, nine hundred dollars, ($900;) finished with No. 2 hammering, seven hundred and fifty dollars, ($750;) finished with No. 3 hammering, six hundred and fifty dollars, ($650.)

Capitals of antæ, each, including cost of stock, freight, and work. manship, finished with No. 1 hammering, two hundred and forty dol. lars, ($240;) finished with No. 2 hammering, two hundred dollars, ($200;) finished with No. 3 hammering, one hundred and sixty dollars, ($160.)

Bases of antæ, each, including cost of stock, freight, and workmanship, finished with No. 1 hammering, eighty dollars, ($80;) finished with No. 2 hammering, seventy-five dollars, ($75;) finished with No. 3 hammering, seventy dollars, ($70.)

Bases of columns, each, including cost of stock, freight, and work. manship, finished with No. 1 hammering, one hundred and eighty dollars, ($180;) finished with No. 2 hammering, one hundred and serenty dollars, ($170;) finished with No. 3 hammering, one hundred and sixty dollars, ($160.)

Shafts of columns, in one piece, each, including cost of stock, freight, and workmanship, finished with No. 1 hammering, two thousand seven hundred dollars, ($2,700;) finished with No. 2 hammering. two thousand four hundred and fifty dollars, ($2,450;) finished with No. 3 hammering, two thousand two hundred dollars, ($2,200.)

Plain steps, with a cross section of 1 foot 7 inches by 64 to 8 inches, per foot in length, including cost of stock, freight, and workmanship, two dollars, ($2.)

Platforms, 3 feet wide, length not exceeding 10 feet, including cost of stock, freight, and workmanship, per superficial foot of surface seen, one dollar and twenty-five cents, ($1 25.) For each additional

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