Report [by] Mr. Edmunds, from the Joint Select Committee Instructed by a Concurrent Resolution of the Two Houses of Congress of October 8, 1888, to Investigate the Work Performed Upon the Washington Aqueduct Tunnel [with Testimony, and Appendix]

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1889 - Water-supply - 293 pages
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Page 82 - Surety, are held and firmly bound unto the United States of America, hereinafter called the Government, In the penal sum of dollars. lawful money of the United States, for the payment of which sum well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, and successors, Jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.
Page 99 - No contract or order, or any interest therein, shall be transferred by the party to whom such contract or order is given to any other party, and any such transfer shall cause the annulment of the contract or order transferred, so far as the United States are concerned. All rights of action, however, for any breach of such contract by the contracting parties, are reserved to the United States.
Page 53 - I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that the copy of contract hereto annexed is an exact copy of a contract made by me personally with ; that I made the same fairly, without any benefit or advantage to myself, or allowing any such benefit or advantage corruptly to the said •, or any other person; and that the papers accompanying include all those relating to the said contract, as required by the statute in such case made and provided.
Page 117 - And as a further consideration for the conveying of said premises above described to the party of the second part by the party of the first part...
Page 52 - If, in any event, the party of the second part shall delay or fail to commence with the delivery of the material, or the performance of the work on the day specified herein, or shall, in the judgment of the Engineer in charge, fail to prosecute faithfully and diligently the work in accordance with the specifications and requirements -of this contract, then, in either case, the party of the first part, or his...
Page 58 - This agreement witnesseth that the said Major Amos Stickney, for and in behalf of the United States of America, and the said Gleason & Gosnell, for themselves, their heirs, executors, and administrators, have mutually agreed, and by these presents do mutually covenant and agree, to and with each...
Page 147 - Know all men by these presents: That we of as principal, and of and of , as sureties are held and firmly bound...
Page 149 - ... by freshets, ice, or other force or violence of the elements, and by no fault of his or their own. be prevented either from commencing or completing the work or delivering the materials at the time agreed upon In this contract, such additional time may. In writing, be allowed him or them for such commencement or completion as In the judgment of the party of the first part, or his -successor, shall be just and reasonable...
Page 97 - ... agreed upon in writing by the contracting parties, the agreement setting forth fully the reasons for such change, and giving clearly the quantities and prices of both material and labor thus substituted for those named in the original contract...
Page 79 - If a bidder wishes to withdraw his proposal he may do so before the time fixed for the opening without prejudice to himself by communicating his purpose in writing to the officer who holds it, and, when reached, it shall be handed to him or his authorized agent unread.

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