1 March 1816
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honour to lay before the President of the United States the annual report of David Shriver, Jun. the superintendant of the western road from Cumberland to the river Ohio.
The Secretary having respectfully submitted to the President propositions for accelerating the completion of this great national work, deems it proper, upon the present occasion, to add the following statement and estimates of the appropriation which have been made and which will be required for that purpose:
|1. Statement of past appropriations.|
|In 1806, by the act of the 3d of March, 1806||$30,000 00|
|In 1810, by the act of the 14th of February, 1810||60,000 00|
|In 1811, by the act of the 3d of March, 1811||50,000 00|
|In 1812, by the act of the 6th of May, 1812||30,000 00|
|In 1813, by the act of the 3d of March, 1813||140,000 00|
|In 1815, by the act of the 14th of February, 1815||100,000 00|
|Amount of appropriations||410,000 00|
|Deduct amount carried to the surplus fund, not re-appropriated||22,679 75|
|The sum expended upon the road prior to 1815 is||194,638 80|
|The sum expended upon the road during 1815 is||73,708 80|
|The sum expended upon the road from the 31st of December, 1815, to the 27th of February, 1816, is||17,446 00|
|Leaving the balance of appropriations, on the 27th of February, 1816, at||101,533 65|
|2. Estimate of appropriations required.|
|To carry this road to Uniontown, about the sum of||117,000 00|
|To complete the road from Uniontown to Brownsville, about twelve miles, will require, at the rate of 7,500 dollars per mile, according to the estimate heretofore laid before Congress, about the sum of||90,000 00|
|To make the road at and from Wheeling, on the Ohio, to the 113th mile marked upon the survey of the commissioners, about 12 miles, will require, at the same rate, about the sum of||90,000 00|
|To survey the course of the road from Brownsville to Wheeling, through Washington and Alexandria, will require about the sum of||3,000 00|
|Upon this general view, it is proposed, that in addition to the above-stated balance of past appropriations of||101,533 65|
|there be recommended to Congress a further appropriation to the amount of||300,000 00|
|Making together the amount required for the above purposes,||$401,533 65|
All which is respectfully submitted.
Secretary of the Treasury.
Printed Source--American State Papers. 38 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1831-61)..