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Answer. Yes, sir.
Question. In what particular were they defective ?
Answer. Imperfect on surface, and warped.
Question. How is wood-work done?
Answer. It is done by day's work entirely.
Question. Who does it?
Answer. It is done by government.

MONDAY, March 3, 1862. Committee met. Present: Lazear, Wall, and Chamberlain. AMMI B. YOUNG recalled.

Question. Who made the measurement for the custom-house at Charleston, of the marble now lying at Hastings ?

Answer. I did.
Question. Did you make it from drawings or from the materials ?
Answer. From drawings.
Question. Who furnished those drawings ?
Answer. The Treasury Department.
Question. What officer in the Treasury Department made them?
Answer. Myself and the engineer in charge.

Question. What amount of stone is now at Hastings ready to be moved ?

Answer. The stones at Hastings now ready for shipment are capi. tals of corinthian columns and antæ of very elaborate detail and finish, wrought in strict accordance with full-sized models furnished by the Treasury Department, and, as per invoice, are worth, when delivered at Charleston, $43,061 60, upon which there has been paid $28, 382 70, being seventy-five per cent. of their value when finally delivered at Charleston, as per terms of contract, less $3,913 50, an ascertained error in the account of March 20, 1857.

Question. Who made the report to you of the quality of material at Hastings for Charleston custom-house for which the government has settled for ?

Answer. Mr. Clark, the engineer in charge.
Question. How is that presented to you, in single stones or hy foot ?
Answer. By foot.

Question. Will you please furnish us with statement upon which you made the calculation of the amount of stone now at Hastings for Charleston custom-house; also the quality and kind now at Hastings?

Answer. My calculation was made in strict conformity with the terms of the contract, applying to that portion of the marble work, viz : “For all plain, straight, square ashlar, not exceeding six (6) inches bed and build, one dollar thirty-eight cents ($1 38) per superficial foot, and for each additional inch of bed or build of said ashlar an additional sum of fifteen (15) cents per superficial foot, and all plain work shall be considered and measured as ashlar. For all carving and ornamental work such additional sums shall be paid as the

superintending architect or the duly anthorized agent of the first part (the Secretary of the Treasury) shall ascertain to be its fair cost, increased by fifteen per cent." The superficial feet-surface contents of the stone seen as ashlar before carving, multiplied by the price per foot, as produced by size of bed or build, gave the price of the stone in that form, to which was added (as per contract) for the carving and ornamental work thereon a sum equal to its fair cost, increased by fifteen per cent.

SCHEDULE OF STONE AT HASTINGS.

United States to E. Learned debtor for the following pieces of marble prepared, and under a state of preparation, to be used, when

finished and delivered, in the Charleston (S. C.) custom-house, and which were inspected under the contract by an agent of the department at Hastings, upon Hudson, (N. Y.,) on February 11, 1861.

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Ft, in. Ft. in. N. in.
4 9 X 204 X 4 9!
2 44 X 2 01 X 2 44
2 44 X 20 X 2 43
27 X 2 23 X 2 7
30 X 2 2 X 2 7
5 2 X 2 23 X 30
4 91 X 2 04 X 4 91
4 95 X 2 of X 4 91
5 2 X 2 2 X 2 7
5 2 X 2 24 X 30
4 94 X 2 0f X 4 91
4 94 X 2 01 X 4 91
5 2 X 2 2 X 2 7
5 2 X 2 2 X 30
27 X 2 23 X 2 7
30 X 2 2 X 2 7
2 7 X 2 2 X 2 7
30 X 2 2 X 2 7
5 2 X 2 24 X 30
5 2 X 2 24 X 2 7
62 X 2 24 x 30

24 X 3 0

Stone.

Description.

Size.

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

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1 A, carved as 10 B
4 A, carved as 10 B.
4 D, carved as 8C
4 E, carved
4 F, carved
4 G, carved
6 A, carved
7 A, carved
11 E, carved
11 F, carved
12 A, carved
13 A, carved
14 E, carved as 17 E.
14 F, carved
15 E, carved
16 F, carved
16 E, carved
16 F, carved
16 G, carved
20 E, roughed.
20 F, carved as 5 F
21 E, carved
21 F, carved
21 H

2 24 X 2 7
3 0

2 2 X 2 7

4064 at $3 87 1081

do.

do.
161

do.
154

do.
408

do.
4051 do.
4561 do.
3473

do.
363 do.
4756

do.
4611

do. 2391

do. 398

do.
1711

do.
1671 do.
174 do.
2037 do.
4421

do.

do. 502] do. 1461

do. 1981

do. 272 1284 8921

$1,572 19

418 93
423 77
623 07

595 98
1,578 96
1,569 28
1,766 65
1, 345 80
1,404 81
1, 840 18
1,786 00

891 07
1,540 26

662 74
648 23
673 38

788 62
1,712 48

90 96
1, 943 71

563 09

769 16 1,032 64

497 90 1, 2A6 A1

$650 07

84 79
84 79
100 68
109 48
249 43
650 54
650 54
201 39
249 43
650 54
650 54
201 39
249 43
100 68
109 48
100 68
109 48
249 43
201 99
249 43
100 68
109 48
154 91
201 39

$2,222 73

503 72
508 56
723 75

705 46
1,828 39
2,219 82
2, 417 19
1,547 19
1, 654 24
2, 490 72
2, 431 54
1,092 46
1,789 69

763 42
757 71
774 06

898 00
1, 961 91

292 34
2,193 14

663 77

878 64 1, 187 65

698 69 1,080 24

237

X 2 7

7

.....

do.

1
1
1
1
1

24 A, carved
8 1, carved.
T 2, carved.
T 2, carved.
T 3.

4 91 X 2 01 x 4 94
4 99 X 2 Of X 4 93
4 91 X 2 04 X 4 91
5 2 X 2 23 X 30
3 0 X 2 2 X 2 7

463
447
5033
90
44

do.
do.

1,791 81
1,729 89
1,968 87

350 24
170 28

650 54
650 54
650 59
249 43
109 48

2, 442 35
2, 380 43
2,619 46

599 67
279 76

do.
do.

Less 25 per cent...

43,061 60
10,765 40

Less overpayment on cargo of schooner Onwest, March 20, 1857.

32, 296 20 3,913 50

28, 382 70

Labor
Tools
Sheds, superintending, &c..
Insurance 2 per cent. on above.
15 per cent. profits on above............

$2 50

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7
50

3 87

Received payment for the above invoice of the Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, March 2, 1861.

EDW'D LEARNED.

FIRST AUDITOR'S OFFICE, March 2, 1861.

D. W. MAHAN.

Received at Hastings, upon Hudson, in the State of New York, from the Secretary of the Treasury, (by hand of S. M. Clark, acting engineer in
charge.) the above described pieces of marble, which I agree to hold, subject to the order of the said Secretary of the Treasury, and free of cost to the
government, pursuant to my contract

I further agree, if ordered so to do within a reasonable time, to finish and complete so much of said marble as may now be unfinished, in every
respect, according to the existing contract therefor, and deliver the same according to the conditions of said contract at the city of Charleston, S. C.,
it being understood that upon such delivery I shall be paid the balance of $10,765 40 now retained upon the within invoice, as well as the cost of finish-
ing the said marble, at the same rate as has heretofore been paid under my contract with the government for furnishing the marble for the Charleston
(S. C.) custom house.

EDW'D LEARNED.

APRIL 23, 1862 Committee met. Present: Lazear, Perry, Wall, and Chamberlain. S. M. CLARK recalled.

Question. Who are contractors for marble for Charleston customhouse?

Answer. Edward Learned, of New York.
Question. What is state of progress of that building now?

Answer. In general terms I should say the exterior was about twothirds finished at the time the State seceded, and its interior proportionately advanced.

Question. Was there sufficient amount of marble on ground at the time the State seceded to finish it?

Answer. There was not.
Question. How much more would it require ?

Answer. I cannot state with precision without consulting the record, but I should judge nearly or quite $100,000. It is yet undecided whether the balustrade and dome are to be of iron or marble. A decision will affect the amount required.

Question. Where was estimate of work and materials made out? Answer. At the Treasury Department.

Question. When was the last estimate for the payment of money for materials and labor made out?

Answer. The last estimate for materials was made, I think, in the winter of 1860–’61. An estimate for payment of labor was made, I believe, as late as the spring or summer of 1861.

Question. Who took the dimensions of the marble and made the estimate of the amount of work and materials ?

Answer. The exact dimensions of each stone are fixed by the plans. The practice was, after the arrival of the stone at Charleston, South Carolina, the local superintendent there reported whether or not they were delivered according to the plans. Upon the receipt of that report the computation was made by the supervising architect of the department and the department's computer.

Question. Who is supervising architect?
Answer. A. B. Young.

Question. Is that the way it is done on all work done on Treasury Department ?

Question. It is the way on the larger works which are fewest in number, but not upon the smaller which are largest in number. My answer is confined to work done under contract, and does not include work done by the day.

Question. What was the amount of that estimate alluded to in the former number, and on it how much money was paid?

Answer. In response to this inquiry, I file with the committee the following papers:

First. Copy of my report upon the contractors' application for pay: . ment, dated January 24, 1861.

Second. Copy of letter of instructions, dated February 4, 1861.

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