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Ninety per cent. of the amount of the work done and material de. livered, 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. in. of the last day fixed for receiving the same, in the presence of the bidders, if any choose to attend.

Enquirer, Richmond, Va.; Sentinel, Alexandria, Va.; Intelligencer and Star, Washington, D. C.; Sun and Republican, Baltimore, Md.; Pennsylvanian, Philadelphia; Day Book and Sun, New York; Post, Boston; Argus, Portland, Me.; Patriot, Concord, N. H.; and Argus, Albany, N. Y., two times each week for sixty days. Bill to be sent to Secretary of the Treasury.

A. H. BOWMAN, Sup't of Treasury Building Extension.

No. 2.-BIDS AND PROPOSALS.
Treasury Extension.-Synopsis of bids for granite, and lowest marble bid.

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8, 220 10, 138 $17,572 $23, 224 $22,010 $23, 430 $24, 495

9,864 11,782 6,697
2,550 3, 124 3,692 5.680

3,607
7,200 14,760 18, 666 14, 400 8,976
2,842 10,780 8,820 8,330

8,117
715
3, 136 7,350

4,802
1,890

4,214
3,600 5,850 5,310 4,158
*21,600 45,828 43, 200 145,000 38,880
4, 253

5,103 6,902 4,961 7,569
1,412 1,661 2,907 2,907 3,521
11,520 14,400 14,400

10,800 24,000
3,520 3,000

3,000

2,600 5,600
11, 120 4,500 4,400 5,800 10,400
244, 480 45,600 51,400

96,800 115, 200
71, 075 12, 432 15,575 29, 275 32, 150
11,175 15, 472 34,384 15,473

9,627
5,596
7,630

12, 209 7,631
4,856
6, 475
8,633 5,396

9,644 18,348

18,348 19,816 22,018 18,348
16,940 17, 124 15,972

No bid. 17,303
466,890 266,335 312, 050 322, 395 352,506

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* Walker & Co., Gault & Brother, and J. B. Emery's bids are indefinite as to the number of pieces proposed for shafts of columns.
M. G. Emery proposes for shafts of columns in two pieces, and does not propose for shaft in one piece.

Wm. J. McCloy & Co. propose for shafis in three or more pieces, and do not propose for shafts in one piece.
Beals & Dixon are the only parties who specify distinctly the quality of cutting proposed for cornice, architraver, capitals, bases of columns, and antæ.

Names of bidders, manner of bidding, and quality of cutting, proposed for

shafts of columns.

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Beals & Dixon..

1 piece...

3 or more J. J. Rink

1 piece...

3 or more Berry & Mohun

1 piece..

3 or more .Acker & Co...

1 piece.

3 or more Walker & Co.

Indefinite
Edward Hawks.

1 piece...
3 pieces
4 pieces

5 pieces Sargent, Frederick & Field.. 1 piece.

3 pieces M. G. Emery

2 pieces

3 or more Gault & Bro....

Indefinite J. B. Emery

Indefinite 0. T. Rodgers

1 piece.....

3 or more Wm. J. McCloy

3 or more J. B. Whitcher, agent. 1 piece.....

3 or more ..

$186, 120 109, 656 64,800 45,000 32, 400 22, 950 23, 346 63,000 54,000 50, 400 45,000 81, 666 50, 148 32,400 23, 400 66,096 21, 600 45, 828 28, 638 45,000 43, 200 32, 400

The table of general quantities of material, with their value, as proposed by the parties bidding, was calculated separately by two capable and reliable persons. The table referring to the number of pieces and quality of cutting proposed for shafts of columns was calculated by R. Snowden Andrews, second assistant superintenderit Treasury extension.

Synopsis of bids received for material for the Treasury extension, opened August

27, 1855.

Names of bidders.

Remarks.

per load.

1. Horace Beal & Co., P. Dixon, N. Y.... Various prices for articles, the prices given to

be computed to arrive at result. 2. Wm. W. Campbell...

For sand, 15 cwt. per cart load, at 624 cents Joham Joseph Rink, N. Y

Proposals for marble and granite; various

prices, to be computed to find result. 4. John W. Maxwell, Baltimore... Proposals for marble and marble-work; two

kinds of marble, to be computed to find

result. 5. Berry & Mohun, District of Columbia .. Proposals for granite and granite-work; two

kinds of granite, to be computed to find result.

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6. W. Acker & Co., District of Columbia.. Proposals for granite and marble; two

kinds of marble, to be computed to find

result. 7. John Whitelaw & Co., Baltimore Proposals for marble and work; two kinds of

marble given, to be computed to find re

sult. 8. Walker & Co., District of Columbia.... Proposals for marble and granite, and work;

various prices given, to be calculated for

results. 9. Edward Hawks, Rockland, Maine ..... Proposals for granite and work; varios

prices given, to be calculated for results. 10. Sargent, Frederick & Field, Ohio....

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rious prices given, to be calculated for

results. 12. Gault & Brother, Baltimore

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do. 14. James G. Wilson, President West. Co.- Proposals for marble and work; rarios

prices given, to be calculated for

sults. 15. 0. F. Rogers & Co., Quincy..... Proposals for granite and work; various

prices given, to be calculated for it

sults. 16. Wm. J. McCloy, Richmond....

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do. 17. J. B. Whitcher, agent, Quincy..

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do. 18. Jacob Vichmyer & Co., Dist. of Col.... Proposals for marble and work ; varios

prices given, to be calculated for it sults.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

August 27, 1855. The above bids were this day opened, in the presence of most of the bidders, and Messrs. A. B. Young and R. c. Morgan, of the department, each paper being marked with my initials. Notice was also given, that in case any hills received had been sent to Captain Bowman, they would be considered.

P. G. WASHINGTON,

Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. Witnesses :

AMMI B. YOUNG,
R. C. MORGAN.

NEW YORK, August 25, 1855. SIR: We hereby propose to furnish “ Dix Island" granite, agreeable to the advertisement for "proposals for materials for the extension of the Treasury building,” under date of June 26, 1855, at the following prices, viz: Cornice, per foot in length, finished with No. 1 hammering,

(as per sample,)... Cornice, per foot in length, finished with No. 2 hammering, (as per sample,).

35 00 Cornice, per foot in length, finished with No. 3 hammering,

(as per sample,)....

$39 00

31 50

Architrave over columns, per foot in length, finished with
No. 1 hammering, (as per sample,).

$44 00 Architrave over columns, per foot in length, finished with No. 2 hammering, (as per sample,)....

40 00 Architrave over columns, per foot in length, finished with No. 3 hammering, (as per sample,)..

37 00 Architrave over antæ, per foot in length, finished with No. 1 hammering, (as per sample,)..

19 00 Architrave over antæ, per foot in length, finished with No. 2 hammering, (as per sample,)...

17 00 Architrave over antæ, per foot in length, finished with No. 3 hammering, (as per sample,)..

15 00 Capitals of columns, each, finished with No. 1 hammering, (as per sample,)..

900 00 Capitals of columns, each, finished with No. 2 hammering, (as per sample,).

750 00 Capitals of columns, each, finished with No. 3 hammering, (as per sample,)..

650 00 Capitals of antæ, each, finished with No. 1 hammering, (as per sample,).

240 00 Capitals of antæ, each, finished with No. 2 hammering, (as per sample,).

200 00 Capitals of antæ, each, finished with No. 3 hammering, (as per sample,)...

160 00 Bases of antæ, each, finished with No. 1 hammering, (as per sample,)..

80 00 Bases of antæ, each, finished with No. 2 hammering, (as per sample,).

75 00 Bases of antæ, each, finished with No. 3 hammering, (as per sample,)..

70 00 Bases of columns, each, finished with No. 1 hammering, (as per sample,)..

180 00 Bases of columns, each, finished with No. 2 hammering, (as per sample,)....

170 00 Bases of columns, cach, finished with No. 3 hammering, (as per sample,)...

160 00 Shafts of columns, in one piece, each, with No. 1 hammering, (as per sample,)..

2,700 00 Shafts of columns, in one piece, each, with No. 2 hammering, (as per sample,)....

2,450 00 Shafts of columns, in one piece, each, with No. 3 hammering, (as per sample,).

2,200 00 Shafts of columns, in three or more pieces, each, with No. 1 hammering, (as per sample,)...

1,700 00 Shafts of columns, in three or more pieces, each, with No. 2 hammering, (as per sample,)

1,500 00 Shafts of columns, in three or more pieces, each, with No. 3 hammering, (as per sample,)..

1,350 00 Plain steps, per foot in length....

2 00 Platforms, 3 feet wide, length not exceeding 10 feet, per superficial foot....

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