--The estimate of funds needed to meet engagements for the State machinery under the contract with Messrs. Joseph R. Anderson & Co., is as follows: 1st of March $20,000;1st of June $60,000; 1st of September $50,000; 1st of December $50,000. The amount of the original contract was $158, 59040; additions ordered by the Master Armorer, Mr. Salmon Adams, by letter of November 21, 1860, $1,174.50; subsequent contract for supplying set of barrel rolling and welding machinery, &c., $14,600--total amount of contract, $172,364.90. Sub-contracts have been made with other parties, and approved by the Commissioners of the State of Virginia, for the supply of machinery, to the extent of about $75,176; and good progress has been made towards the execution of the work undertaken by them.
Most of the machines for the machine shops of the armory are ready for erection as soon as the building is ready to receive them — and that is nearly the case.
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