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WASHINGTON, February 18, 1857. Sir: The undersigned proposes to furnish and set the marble and marble work required in the erection of the north front of the Patent Office building, agreeable to plan and specification. The marble to be similar in kind and quality to that used in the east and west wings, and the work to be executed in the same manner as the work on the said wings, and to be finished in any reasonable time, at the following prices, viz: Cube stone, per superficial foot, one dollar and eighteen cents... $1 18 Beds and bills, per superficial foot, twenty-four cents........ 24 Extra cube stone, per cubic foot, one dollar and twelve and a half cents......

1 12 Cornice, in two beds, per superficial foot, one dollar and sixty cents

1 60 Blocking course, per superficial foot, eighty-three cents..... 83 Frieze to entablature, per superficial foot, one dollar and eighteen cents.......

1 18 Architrave, per superficial foot, ninety-two cents..

92 Drops to cornice, per lineal foot, one dollar..

1 00 Triglyphs, each, twenty-seven dollars......

27 00 Caps of pilasters, each, fifty-nine dollars......

59 00 Channels of basement, per lineal foot, twenty cents.....

20 Marble tiling, per superficial foot, eighty-two cents..

82 Window sills, per superficial foot, seventy-nine cents..

79 Respectfully, &c.,

ALEX. RUTHERFORD. Hon. R. MCCLELLAND,

Secretary of the Interior.

SIR: I propose to furnish the marble and marble work of the north front of the Patent Office building at the following prices, the marble to be of the same kind used in construction of east and west wings of the building, a specimen of which I herewith submit for your inspection :

Cube stone, per superficial foot........
Bebs and bills, per superficial foot..
Extra cube stone, per cubic foot....
Cornice, in two beds, per superficial foot.......
Blocking course, per superficial foot....
Frieze to entablature, per superficial foot...
Architrave to entablature, per superficial foot..
Drops to cornice, per lineal foot...
Triglyphs, each.........
Caps of pilasters, each.......
Channels of basement, per lineal foot......
Marble tiling, per superficial foot.......
Window sills, per superficial foot.........

$1 27

24 1 09 1 33

84 1 08 1 08 1 08 30 00 79 20

18 74 72

And will complete the work in twelve months from the time the buildings are ready to commence setting the marble. Your obedient servant,

JOHN F. CONNOLY. Hon. R. McCLELLAND,

Secretary of the Interior.

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BALTIMORE, April 6, 1857. DEAR SIR: My neighbor, Mr. Connoly, is afraid that he may yet lose his contract for building the northern part of the Patent Office through misrepresentations made by some of his rivals, and he wishes me again to see you upon the subject.

But I have assured him that there is no occasion for me to do more than remind you of what I had the pleasure to state in our coversation, that Mr. C. is a competent marble mason, is a perfectly honest and reliable man, and one of the truest of our political friends here.

He tells me that an attempt has been, or will be, made to disparage the quality of his marble, and wishes me to say that he can and will furnish marble of quality equal to any that has been used by the government; and further, that he has made arrangements to obtain this material from the very same quarries that have heretofore furnished the best marble.

He states, further, that the commissioners to whom your predecessor referred the bids for this work have reported in favor of his proposal. If this be so I hope you will see that justice is done to the claims of one who, to my personal knowledge, has the strongest merits, both personal and political.

I am exceedingly anxious that some of the government benefits should be enjoyed by the good men of our party. I am, very truly and respectfully, yours,

H. MAY. Hon. Jacob THOMPSON,

Secretary of the Interior, Washington.

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PATENT OFFICE BUILDING,

April 16, 1857. SIR: I have the honor to report that I have, at your request, visited the marble quarries in Texas, Baltimore county, from which Mr. Connoly proposes to furnish the materials for the erection of the north front of Patent Office building.

There is an abundance of marble there, and the quarry that he is now working contains a quantity of excellent white marble, I see no difficulty in his procuring the necessary supply. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

EDWARD CLARK,

Superintendent of Patent Office Building. Hon. J. THOMPSON,

Secretary of the Interior.

WASHINGTON, February 17, 1857. SIR : I propose to furnish the marble and marble work required in the erection of the north front of the Patent Office building, according to plans and specifications, at the following prices, to wit : Cube stone, per superficial foot, one dollar and twelve and onehalf cents......

.$1 123 Beds and bills, per superficial foot, nineteen cents....

19 Extra cube stone, per superficial foot, one dollar and eight cents 1 08 Cornice in two beds, per superficial foot, one dollar and forty cents.......

1 40 Blocking course, per superficial fuot, seventy-five cents...... 75 Frieze to entablature, per superficial foot, one dollar and twelve

and one-half cents..... Architrave, per superficial foot, eighty-five cents.

85 Drops to cornice, per lineal foot, ninety cents.

90 Triglyphs, each twenty-six dollars........

26 00 Caps of pilasters, each fifty dollars...

.50 00 Channels of basement, per lineal foot, eighteen cents............ 18 Marble tiling, per superficial foot, seventy cents......

70 Window sills, per superficial foot, seventy cents ......

70

WM. RUTHERFORD. Hon. R. McCLELLAND,

Secretary of the Interior.

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BALTIMORE, February 17, 1857. We, the undersigned, propose to furnish and execute the marble and marble work for the north front of the Patent Office building, as per schedule in advertisement, viz : Cube stone, per superficial foot........

$1 20 Beds and bills, per superficial foot....

20 Extra cube stone, per cubic foot.......

1 20 Cornice in two beds, per superficial foot.......

1 90 Blocking course, per superficial foot

99 Frieze to entablature, per superficial foot

1 20 Architrave, per superficial foot.....

1 45 Drops to cornice, per lineal foot.......

1 50 Triglyphs, each............

26 75 Caps to pilasters, each......

66 00 Channels of basement, per lineal foot.......

18 Marble tiling, per superficial foot...

75 Window sills, per superficial foot....

95 And to complete the above named work in eighteen months from the time the building is ready to receive it. Respectfully,

MAXWELL, JOHNSON & MEAD. Hon. R. McCLELLAND,

Secretary of the Interior.

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FEBRUARY 18, 1857. Sir: In accordance with your advertisment, under date of December 18, 1856, inviting bids for the marble and marble work for the north front of the Patent Office, we respectfully submit the following proposal, which embraces all the material, hauling, dressing, setting, and furnishing with all tools, machinery, and every other expense necessary for the entire completion of the said marble and marble work. For cube stone, per superficial foot........

$1 28 For beds and bills, per superficial foot..

28 For extra cube stone, per cubic foot.......

1 28 For cornice, two beds, per superficial foot.

2 11 For blocking course.....

1 09 For frieze of entablature, per superficial foot..

1 24 For architrave of entablature, per superficial foot....

1 59 For props to cornice, per lineal foot.....

2 00 For triglyphs, each

27 00 For caps of pilasters, each.......

35 50 For channels, per lineal foot....

22 Window sills, per superficial foot.....

1 09 The material of which we propose to do the above work is similar in kind and quality to that used in the construction of the east and west wings of the building, and we submit these wings as specimens of what we propose to furnish for the north front, as we shall obtain the material from the same beds in the same quarries.

We further propose to execute the entire work called for by your advertisement, in ten (10) months from the time the foundations are ready for us to proceed, provided no obstructions are thrown in the way by other branches of the work.

And all other marble work in and about the north front of the Patent Office, not enumerated in this bid, and being similar to that in the west wing, then the same prices are to govern.

And we will further state that, if we were permitted to furnish the marble from the quarries on the west side of the railroad, known as Bosley's quarries, we could complete the work at a reduced price from our present bid. The stone referred to is similar in general character to the stone on the east side of the railroad; but we know that it is inferior in compactness and color, and we feel unwilling to offer it, or to attempt to take advantage of its cheapness. Very respectfully, your obedient servants,

PROVEST, WINTER & Co. Hon. R MCCLELLAND,

Secretary of the Interior.

WASHINGTON City, February 18, 1857. SIR: I propose to execute the marble work required in the construction of the north front of the Patent Office building, equal in all respects to work of the same kind done on the east and west wings, including materials, hauling, dressing and setting, machinery and

other expenses.

The work to be finished in sixteen working months, for the following prices, viz: Cube stone, superficial foot.......

$1 45 Beds and bills....

19 Extra cube stone, per cubic foot.......

90 Cornice in two beds, per superficial foot......

1 17 Blocking course, per superficial foot.......

1 15 Frieze to entablature, per superficial foot.......

1 45 Architrave, per superficial foot........

1 48 Drops to cornice, per lineal foot...

95 Triglyphs, each

29 50 Caps to pilasters

65 00 Channels of basement, per lineal foot....

18 Marble tiling, per superficial foot.....

73 Window sills, per superficial foot......

1 05 See specimen, marked G. C. Yours, &c.,

GILBERT CAMERON, Hon. R. MCCLELLAND,

Secretary of the Interior.

WASHINGTON, D. C., February 17, 1857. SIR: Agreeably to your advertisement in the Union and other journals, published in this city, inviting proposals for the marble and marble work, and the granite and granite work, for the north front of the Patent Office building, I herewith propose to furnish all that is or may be required of either material, for the following prices, which includes labor and materials complete. Your obedient servant,

WILLIAM VAN RISWICK. Hon. R. McCLELLAND,

Secretary of the Interior.

SCHEDULE.

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Cube stone, per superficial foot .....
Beds and bills, per superficial foot
Extra cube stone, per cubic foot..
Cornice in two beds, per superficial foot, { bottom.
Blockirg course, per superficial foot........
Frieze to entablature, per superficial foot...
Architrave, per superficial foot........
Drops to cornice, per lineal foot.
Triglyphs, each...
Caps of pilasters, each.......
Channels of basement, per lineal foot
Window sills, per superficial foot ......

$1 47

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32 93

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