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follows: The said Hubbell is to deliver on the hospital wharf, near Poughkeepsie, during the present season of navigation, one million of hard bricks of his best manufacture, commencing the delivery within one week and continue the same as rapidly as practicable till all are delivered. The bricks to comprise the entire kilns as they run, excepting soft, pale, salmon, swelled and lamied bricks; to be inspected and subjected to the acceptance of Samuel D. Backus, resident engineer of the hospital. The said managers are to receive the said bricks when sent, and to pay for the same eleven dollars per thousand for all bricks accepted by the engineer, as fast as received. In witness whereof this is signed by the said Hubbell and by the chairman of the executive committee of the said board of managers, authorized by special vote of said board of managers to execute a contract on their behalf.
E. N. HUBBELL. CORNELIUS DUBOIS, Chairman Executive Committee.
COPY OF AGREEMENT
MADE THE 9TH DAY OF JULY, 1869, BETWEEN JEREMIAH W. VAN HOESEN, OF CASTLETON, RENSSELAER COUNTY, N. Y., AND THE HUDSON RIVER STATE HOSPITAL FOR THE INSANE, AS FOLLOWS:
The said Van Hoesen hereby agrees to sell to the said hospital, and deliver on its wharf on the Hudson river, in the town of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., between this date and November 1st, 1859, seventeen hundred thousand hard brick, at the sum of nine dollars and fifty cents per thousand; and fifteen thousand moulded brick, at eleven dollars per thousand; all the brick to be the best quality of Hudson river hard brick, and to be delivered along during said term at the rate of one hundred and fifty thousand a week, more or less, as the medical superintendent shall direct.
The said hospital agrees to buy the quantities and kinds of brick, and pay therefor the prices above set forth.
The said hospital building being now in process of erection, it is essential that the said brick should be delivered in quality, quantity and time as above agreed, and, in consideration of this, the said Van Hoesen hereby agrees and binds himself to said hospital in the sum of ten thousand dollars to pay all damages, costs and expenses it may suffer, pay or be liable to pay, in case the said Van Hoesen fails to perform his part of this agreement in all or any respect.
In witness whereof, this is signed by the said Van Hoesen, and by the said hospital, by the chairman of its Executive Committee, as authorized by a resolution of the executive committee of the board of managers, the day and year first above written.
The architects first employed were Vaux, Withers & Company, of New York city. This firm is dissolved and Mr. F. C. Withers is retained as the architect.
The terms upon which the architects were employed are as follows: For a preliminary study, including plans and elevations to the scale of one-sixteenth of an inch to the foot (making drawings about seven feet long), and a large colored perspective view of the whole structure as it will appear when completed, one per cent on a minimum estimated of $500,000, or $5,000, and then, for whatever work they might be employed subsequently to do, they were to receive two and a half per cent on the actual cost of the work for which they furnished the plans and working drawings.
They have already been paid $17,713.25, and the plans and working drawings now done nearly cover sections four and five, which are yet to be built; and until these sections are completed and the precise cost of the same ascertained, it will be impossible to make an accurate estimate of the amount due them.
In the schedule of liabilities given above, the item of $10,000, under the head of plans, engineering and general expenses, includes $8,000 as the amount now due, and including what will probably be due to the architects when sections four and five are completed.
The names and residences of the managers of the hospital are as follows:
Abiah W. Palmer, Amenia, N. Y.; Cornelius R. Agnew, New York, N. Y.; Amasa J. Parker, Albany, N. Y.; Edward L. Beadle, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Joseph Howland, Matteawan, N. Y.; Charles Wheaton, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Odell S. Hathaway, Newburgh, N. Y.; James Rosevelt, Hyde Park, N. Y.; Frederick D. Lente, Cold Spring, N. Y.
The board of managers determine, from time to time, the amount and general character of the building work to be done, and an executive committee of five members have the immediate control and direction of this work, and their orders and directions are carried out by the superintendent. The name of the superintendent is Joseph M. Cleaveland; he is a physician by profession; his salary is $3,000 per annum, with board and washing.
J. M. Cleaveland, of said county, being duly sworn, says he is the superintendent of the Hudson River State Hospital; that the foregoing statement, in reply to the resolution of the Senate, dated March 20, 1873, was prepared under his direction, and that the facts therein stated are true to the best of his knowledge and belief. J. M. CLEAVELAND.
Sworn to before me this 2d
day April, 1873,
FRANK B. Sown,
Notary Public in and for Dutchess county.
January 27, 1873.
OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, ON THE SUBJECT OF A NAUTICAL SCHOOL, WITH ACCOMPANYING RESOLUTIONS.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,
Hon. JOHN C. ROBINSON,
Lieutenant-Governor of New York.
SIR. Pursuant to instructions, I have the honor to inclose herewith a memorial of the Chamber of Commerce, in regard to the establishment of a nautical school in this city, and to request the favor of its presentation to the Senate.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
[Senate No. 21.]
To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of New-York:
The undersigned, a committee of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New-York, respectfully represent:
That they are instructed to communicate the accompanying resolutions, and in the name of the Chamber to petition your honorable body to supply the Board of Education of the city of New-York with such increase of anthority as will enable it to establish, and for such increased resources as will enable it to maintain, a nautical school, for practical and scientific navigation.
Your committee respectfully represent that, while the pursuits of commerce and navigation greatly contribute to the comfort and prosperity of the people at large, are of vital importance to the State and city of New York, and are supports of one of the great departments of national defense, they yet have not heretofore received due recognition in the system of public education.
The merchant marine of the United States, struggling with home neglect and embarrassments, as well as the most eager competition on the part of rival maritime nations, is steadily losing its prestige, and unless some statesmanlike policy of relief is promptly devised, it is not easy to see how it can escape entire destruction. Such a calamity will not be due to any want of natural advantages or opportunity.
On the contrary, our vast extent of ocean, coast and internal navigable waters, and the spirit of enterprise animating our people, are elements of success which should leave us without rivals in competition for the commerce of the world. Any failure, it is believed, will be due to causes entirely within human control, and not the least among them perhaps to the circumstances under which seafaring men enter upon their vocation.
The sea attracts the adventurous and restive spirits among the youth of the country. It strongly appeals to and best promises to satisfy the young aspirations for what is new and strange; while at the same time it offers not only competency, but the hope of wealth.
The pursuits of the sailor should be recognized as respectable, and those who elect to adopt them, whether for the purpose of gain or