FROM THE STATE ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR, IN
REPLY TO A RESOLUTION OF THE ASSEMBLY,
RELATIVE TO THE NUMBER, RANK AND AGGRE-
GATE COMPENSATION PER MONTH OF THE EM-
PLOYES IN THE ENGINEER DEPARTMENT OF THE
EASTERN DIVISION OF THE STATE CANALS.
OFFICE OF THE STATE ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR,
ALBANY, February 2, 1877. Hon. GEORGE B. Sloan, Speaker of the Assembly.
Sir.— In reply to a resolution of the Assembly, passed January twenty-ninth, in the following words:
" Resolved, That the State Engineer be respectfully requested to
report to this House, within ten days, the number, rank and aggre-
gate compensation, per month, of all persons employed in the
engineer department of the eastern division of the New York
State canals at the present time; the nature of the work upon
which they are now engaged and where located, with his opinion
upon the necessity of such employment, and, also, whether, in his
opinion, the entire force cannot be reduced down to the employ-
ment of a division and resident engineer and a draughtsman, with-
out detriment to the interest of the State."
The State Engineer and Surveyor respectfully reports :
That the accompanying statement contains the names, rank and
monthly compensation of all the subordinate engineers employed
upon the eastern division of the canals, during the month of January,
1877, together with the duties performed by each.
(Assembly, No. 40.]