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Estimates of Henry Stanley Dexter.

To FREDERICK C. Mills, Esq.

Chief Engineer. Sir-The following are the estimates for the different sections of a canal, located in compliance with your directions, from the village of Dansville, in the town of Sparta, to Mount Morris, near the Genesee river. Respectfully submitted,

HENRY STANLEY DEXTER,

Assistant Engineer.

Section 1–79.92 chains, Begins at Dr. Faulkner's dam on Mill creek, ends on McWhorter's land. Located along the foot of a low hill on which the village of Dansville is built. Excavation, clay and gravel. 14,975 yards of excavation, at 8 C.,.......81,198 00 26,976 do embankment, at 10 c.,.... 2,697 60 3,400 do lining, at 18 C., ....

612 00

84,507 60 639 rods of fence, at 70 C., ....

417 30 5 locks, 2 of 8 ft. lift, and 3 of 8 ft.,...... 23,893 00 2 road bridges, 12 and 22 ft. wide,

981 83 1 bulk head,

240 00 Dr. Faulkner's dain,

150 00

25,712 13

830,219 73

Section 2–79.1 chains. Begins on McWhorter's land, ends on that of Hugh McArtney. Located on Canascraga Flats. Excavation principally gravel. 20,504 yards of excavation, at 8 C., ....... $1,640 32 14,643 do embankment, at 10 c., ....

1,464 30 5,950 do lining, at 18 C., ..

1,071 00 8 chains of grubbing, $6,

48 00

4,223 62 632 rods of fence, at 70 C.,......

442 40 3 road bridges, 2 12 ft., 1 22 ft.,

1,363 09 4 locks, 8 feet lift each, ...

19,388 00

21,193 49

$25,417 11

Section 3–79.14 chains. Begins on Hugh McArtney's land, ends on that of Judge McNair. Located on flats. Excavation alluvion and river gravel.

32,711 yards of excavation, at 8 cts... $2,616 88 7,504

embankment, at 10 с...... 750 40 1,500 lining, at 18 c.

270 00

$3,637 28

633 rods fencing, at 70 cts....

443 10 3 locks, 1 of 8 ft. list 1 of 81 and 1 of 9 feet, 14,541 00 1 aqueduct over Canascraga,

2,421 40 1 dam and bulkhead for feeder,.

750 00 2 farm bridges,...

762 52 1 culvert, of 4 feet span,

344 27

19,262 29

$22,899 57

Section 4-81.92 chains. Begins on James McNair's land; ends on that of John McNair. Located on flats. Excavation, alluvion. 21,000 yards of excavation, at 8 cts....... $1,680 00 16,272 of embankment, at 10 cts.. 1,627 20

$3,307 20 655 rods of fence, at 70 cts...

456 50 l culvert, 3 feet chord,...

169 00 1 lock, (No. 13,) 8 ft. lift,

4,733 00 1 road bridge, 12 ft...

381 26 1 farm do

381 26

6,123 02

$9,430 22

Section 5–79.84 chains. Begins on John McNair's land; ends on that of Roswell WilCOX. Located on the flats. Excavation, alluvion and clay. 29,700 yards of excavation, at 8 cts...

$2,376 00 479 rods of fence, at 70 cts ....

$335 30 1 culvert of 2 feet chord, ....

169 00 2 farm bridges,

1,143 78 1 lock, (No. 14,), 8 feet lift,

4,733 00

6,381 06

$8,757 08

Section 6–80.59 chains. Begins on Roswell Wilcox's land; ends on the Bell tract. Located along the base of the hills. Excavation, clay and gravel. 52,969 yards of excavation, at 8 cts...... $4,237 52 1,500 lining, at 18 cts....

270 00 8 chains of grubbing, $8,.

64 00 Carried forward, ....

84,571 52

$4,571 52

Brought forward, .... 560 rods of fence, at 70 cts.... 1 waste-weir, 2 farm bridges,..

$392 00
235 00
762 52

1,389 52

$5,961 04

Section 7–79.70 chains. Beginning on the Bell tract, passes along the slope of the range of hills that border the valley, to a point on the land of E. McMasters. The location of the Dansville and Mount Morris road, will be changed for a quarter of a mile. Excavation, clay. 31,240 yards of excavation, at 8 cts...... $2,499 20 10 chains of grubbing, at $8,..

80 00

$2,579 20 319 rods of fence, at 70 cts.....

223 30 1 waste-weir, ...

235 00 1 farm bridge,

381 26 20 chains of road, at $6,

120 00

959 56

$3,538 76

Section 8–79.15 chains. Begins on Ebenezer McMaster's land; ends on that of Squire Keyser. Excavation, clay and loam. 32,943 yards of excavation, at 8 cts..

$2,635 44 112 rods fence, at 70 cts....

$78 40 40 chains of road, at $6,

240 00 2 farm bridges,

762 52

1,080 92

83,716 36

Section 9–79.83 chains. Begins on Squire Keyser's land; ends on that of Francis More. Located along the face of the range of hills. Excavation, clay and loam. 38,800 yards of excavation, at 8 cts.

$3,104 00 240 rods of fence, at 70 C.,....

168 00 30 chains of road, at $6,...

180 00 3 farm bridges,..

1,143 78 1 road 12 ft.....

381 26

$4,977 04

Section 10–81.35 chains. Begins on Francis More's land; ends on that of Samuel Fitzhugh; lies mostly on a very gentle declivity. Excavation, loam and alluvion.

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Section 11-80.89 chains. Begins on Samuel Fitzhugh's land, ends on that of McNair; located on the flats. Excavation, alluvion. 31,185 yards of excavation, at 8 c....... $2,494 80 60 chains of grubbing, at $7,.....

420 00

2,914 80 647 rods of fence, at 70 C.

452 90 1 road bridge, ....

381 26

834 16

$3,748 96

Section 12-83.73 chains. Begins on McNair's land, ends on that of Dr. Fitzhugh; line on flats. Excavation, alluvion and creek gravel. 22,948 yards of excavation, at 8 c..

$1,835 84 50,740 of embankment, at 10 C...... 5,074 00 1,500 of lining, at 18 c.

270 00

7,179 84 670 rods of fence, at 70 c.....

469 00 1 farm bridge, ..

381 26 1 lock, No. 15, 94 feet lift,

5,073 00 1 culvert, 2 feet span,..

199 00 1 dam for Cushaquo, 1 bulkhead,

750 00 I aqueduct, ....

2,421 40

9,293 66

$16,473 50 Section 13-80.6 chains. Begins on Dr. Fitzhugh's land; ends on that of J. H. McNair; located on the flats. Excavation, gravel and loam. 50,000 yards of excavation, at 8 C.... $4,000 00 1,700 lining, at $18,........

306 00 20 chains grubbing, at $6,

120 00

$4,426 00 640 rods of fence, at 70 c.....

$448 00 1 road bridge, 12 feet,

381 26 2 culverts of 2 feet span,

398 00

1,227 26

$5,653 26

Section 14–79.5 chains. Begins on J. H. McNair's land; ends on that of Alfred Hubbard; located on flats. Excavation, loam and gravel. 26,307 yards of excavation, at 8 c.. $2,104 56 2,000" lining, at 18 c..

360 00 48 chains of grubbing, at 83,...

144 00

$2,608 56 632 rods of fence, at 70 c..

8442 40 1 waste-weir,

235 00 3 farm bridges, ....

1,143 75

1,821 18

$4,429 74 Section 15–98.48 chains. Begins on the land of Alfred Hubbard; terminates at the main line near the village of Mount-Morris; located on the flats. Excavation, loam and gravel. 35,178 yards of excavation, at 8 C. ....... $2,814 24 10,692 of embankment, at 10 c....

1,069 20 1,500 of lining, at 18 c.....

270 00

84,153 44 722 rods of fence, at 70 c..

8505 40 1 culvert, 8 feet chord, ....

615 00 2 farm bridges, ....

762 52

1,882 92

1....

2.. 3..

5...

$6,036 36 Lock-houses will be required on sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 12; six in all, at $250,...

$1,500 00 Should the side cut commence at McWhorter's mill, one lockhouse will be saved.

RECAPITULATION. Section

830,219 73 25,417 11

22,899 57 4..

9,430 22 8,757 08 5,961 04

3,538 76 8..

3,716 36 9....

4,977 04

3,845 52 11...

3,748 96 12...

16,473 50 13...

5,653 26 14...

4,429 74 15....

6,036 36 6 lock-houses, at $250,

1,500 00

6..

7..

10...

Main line costs,
Subtract, .....

$156,604 25

30,079 73

Beginning at McWhorter's costs,.....

$126,524 52

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