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Walter Forward, Secretary of the
Treasnry

Connecticut
John McLean, Secretary of War

New Jersey
John C. Spencer, Secretary of War New York
A. P. Upshur, Secretary of the Navy | Virginia
Charles A. Wickliffe, Postmaster
General

Kentucky
Hugh S. Legaré, Attorney General South Carolina -

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Ohio.
New York.
Virginia.

Kentucky.
South ('arolina.

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Elisha Whittlesey, Auditor of the

Post Office Department - . - Connecticut 1 Ohio. Elisha M. Huntington, Commis

sioner of the General Land Office | New York . Indiana. Walter Forward, First Comptroller Connecticut' =1 Pennsylvania. Charles B. Penrose, Solicitor of the

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Charles Hopkins, Solicitor for the
General Land Office .

Connecticut - | Connecticut.
John Williamson, Recorder of the

General Land Office - - Dist. of Columbia Pennsylvania. David Hoffman, commissioner un

der the convention with Mexico | Maryland - Maryland. H. M. Breckenridge, commissioner

under the convention with Mexico .

- Pennsylvania - | Pennsylvania. Joseph Ritner, treasurer of the inint,

Philadelphia -
Isaac Roach, Treasurer of the mint,
Philadelphia -

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Do Paul Rossignol, superintendent of

the mint at Dahlonega. Burgess S. Gaither, superintendent

of the mint at Charlotte. John B. Dade, warden of the penitentiary, District of Columbia .. Virginia

Virginia. Robert Tyler, secretary to the President to sign patents ..

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Dist. of Columbia. William P. Duval, law agent in Florida

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Florida. James L. Day, agent on the coast of

Africa, under act 3d May, 1819 New Jersey Africa. J. W. McCulloch, Comptroller

Maryland.

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GOVERNORS AND SECRETARIES OF

TERRITORIES.

Wiskonsan.

James D. Doty, Governor of Wis-
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New York
Alexander P. Field, Secretary of |
Wiskonsan

Kentucky

- | Illinois.

LIST—Continued.

Appointees.

State in which they

were born.

State in which they re

sided at the time of their appointment.

GOVERNORS AND SECRETARIES OF

TERRITORIES-continued.

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· Richard K. Call, Governor of Florida Virginia
Thomas H. Duval, Secretary of
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John Chambers, Governor of Iowa New Jersey
Otho H. W. Stull, Secretary of Iowa | Maryland

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II. APPOINTMENTS MADE BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

Geo. S. Watkins, clerk in the De

partment of State - Pennsylvania - Dist. of Columbia. Wm. C. Zantzinger, clerk in the Department of State

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Daniel Le Roy, despatch agent at
New York

New York New York.
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2d Session.

Treas. Dept.

STANDARDS OF LIQUID CAPACITY MEASURES.

LETTER

FROM

THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY,

TRANSMITTIXO

A report shoroing the progress made in the fabrication of standards of

liquid capacity measures.

APRIL 8, 1842.
Referred to the Committee on the Coast Survey.

SIR: I havent by Profef liquid capari obedient serw. FORWA

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, April 7, 1842. SIR: I have the honor, herewith, to transmit to you a report made to this Department by Professor Hassler, showing the progress made in the fabrication of standards of liquid capacity measures.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Secretary of the Treasury. Hon. John WHITE,

Speaker of the House of Representatives..

WASHINGTON CITY, April 5, 1842.' Sp: The letter herewith joined, which circumstances have delayed for some time, contains the report and announcement of the successful execution of one more of the partial tasks, executed for the general aim of introducing uniformity of weights and measures in the United States, namely that of the construction of the standards of the liquid capacity measures. Upon the particulars of the operation, the letter, or report, gives all information.

I take the liberty to request that this report should be communicated to both Houses of Congress, as the previous ones have been, for which purpose I join (like always) two copies.

Bat the plates it has not been possible, for want of time, to make double. As, however, the whole will be published, they will be multiplied by that means.

I must take the liherty to request, in this respect, that the plates should be returned to this office, for their being lithographed and printed, with the

necessary neatness and accuracy, so much the rather, as the assistant here, ist who has made the drawings, is in the habit, and able to execute such works 2.3 carefully, and that it would be done under my inspection and direction; het. being paid by his appointment, the cost will, of course, be diminished for so much.

Instead of the special short instructions which have heretofore been added to the sets of standard weights, &c., upon their use, and the manner of 11 caring them, it will be necessary, in this case, to add to the 54 full sets, containing gallons, and their subdivisions, a full copy of so much of the report a as renders account of their construction, &c.; that is, till after the tables, in which give their standing towards full accuracy, (or the 48 first articles.)

The descriptive parts of the other articles, as means of the operation for the standards, are not needed for this destination, as they form rather a part of the general account of the whole work.

I cannot omit adding here, again, that it is desirable to make the Governors of the States again attentive to the propriety of their taking the necessary measures to get all the different standards ready, and now accumulating at the Treasury Office, into their intended practical utility, for the benefit of the public. I have the honor to be, with perfect respect, sir, your obedient servant,

F. R. HASSLER. Hon. WALTER FORWARD,

Secretary of the Treasury United States.

WASHINGTON CIty, March, 1842. 1. SIR: In sulfilment of the promise stated in my letter of 9th December last, I can now have the satisfaction to inform you that 54 full sets of standard liquid capacity measures are completed, all to the outside packing boxes, which are now making in the form of chests, which will serve after for their safe keeping; upon commuvication by the Treasury Department to me, of the directions to whom, and to which places, they shall be addressed, they will then be immediately delivered.

2. This number of full sets will be sufficient to supply each State with one of them, and to furnish about an equal number of the principal customhouses. Each set consists of five pieces, namely:

One gallon.
One half gallon.

Onc quart.
One pint.
One half pint.

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Each of these measures has a ground glass cover, to determine the limit of its fulness, and they are in all respects equal to the two sets delivered, the one to your Department, and the other to the Patent Office, which form part of the above number of 54 full sets. It is proper, nay necessary, that two of these sets shall remain in this office for reference, and possible future necessary use; the rest it is desirable that they should be delivered to yoar order.

3. To these full sets I am able to add still 71 single gallons, which it is intended that should be given to the other custom-houses; as it was con

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