COST OF THE UTAH EXPEDITION.
The following is a list of all the contracts and pur-chases of supplies which have thus far been made in con-nexion with the Utah expedition:
A. M. White & Co., 150 army wagons, $141 each, Pitts-burg; Beggs & Rawland, 50 army wagons, $141 each, Philadelphia ; Nell & McAlwayne, 50 army wagons, $140 each, Pittsburg; Philip Donn, 50 army wagons, $135 each, Cincinnati; W. H. Talbott, 100 army wagons, $140 each, St. Louis ; R. H. Hartley & Co., 100 sets of har-ness for six-mule teams, $49 20 per set, Pittsburg; J. W. Singleton & Co., 1,500 cavalry horses, $159 each, Fort Leavenworth.
On the 1st of March a contract was made with the Pa-cific Railroad Company for the exclusive transportation, by railroad and steamboat, of all the troops and military supplies, except such as may be transported in Govern-ment steamers from St. Louis to Fort Leavenworth, or such other point or points on the Missouri river as may be selected for temporary depots. The company is to be paid for the transportation of officers and troops to Fort Leavenworth at the rate of $12 per each officer and $6 for each enlisted man, laundress, or officer's servant.
A contract was also made with Messrs. Russell, Majors & Waddell for the transportation of all military supplies required in Utah, or at the posts on the route to Utah, at rates ranging from $4 to $1.35 per 100 lbs., accord-ing to time and distance.
The following contracts and purchases have been made in the Subsistence Department:
On the 23d of February a contract was made with R. L. Armistead and John W. Reid for furnishing beef cat-tle, as follows:
At Fort Leavenworth, 250 head by the 25th of April, $6 per 100 pounds, nett weight. At Fort Kearny, 500 head by 20th May, $7 per 100 pounds.
At Fort Laramie, 750 head by 15th June, $8 per 100 pounds.
At Salt Lake City, 1,500 head by 15th August, at $10.50 per 100 pounds. This contract was made without public notice, but has been rescinded at the request of the contractors, who cannot fulfil it at the prices named.
In March a contract was entered into by Russell, Ma-jors & Waddell for furnishing beef cattle, (oxen from the trains,) as follows:
At Great Salt Lake City, or vicinity, 3,500 head, be-tween 1st October, 1858, and 1st January, 1860, at $7.50 per hundred pounds. This contract was made without public notice.
Purchase of Commissary's Stores made at St. Louis, Mo. 5,478 bushels white navy beans, $1.85 per bushel; 1,200 bushels fine salt, at 40 cents per bushel; sperm can-dles, no quantity named, 24 cents per pound; extra No. 1 soap, no quantity named, at 51/2 cents per pound; 34,- 000 gallons clarified cider vinegar, at 4 3/4 cents per gallon ; 525,000 pounds refined white sugar, at 9 1/2 cents per pound ; 84,000 pounds of rice, at 4 3/4 cents per pound ; 1,088,000 pounds bacon sides, at 10 cents per pound ; 10,000 sacks, 100 pounds each, extra flour, at $3.25 per sack; 20,000 sacks, 100 pounds each, extra flour, at $3.25 per sack.
The following supplies have been ordered to be pur-chased at New York:
41,000 rations "mixed vegetables," to be sent to Fort Leavenworth, for the troops on the march to Utah : 35,000 rations "mixed vegetables" and 6,000 rations "desiccated potatoes" to be sent to Fort Kearny, for troops on march to Utah ; 44,000 rations "mixed vege-tables" and 18,000 rations "desiccated potatoes" to be sent to Fort Laramie, for troops on march to Utah. The mixed and desiccated vegetables will cost about one cent per ration.—States.
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