§ Admiral Berkeley
adverted to an estimate upon the table relative to the expense of Barracks, which he said was not calculated to afford any information to the House, with respect to what was more materially wanted. In order therefore, to obtain that information, he moved for An Account of all barracks pulled down, sold or disposed of, with the number of men and horses they were capable of containing, since the ratification of the Treaty of Amiens, with the terms they were sold for 2dly, An Account of all barracks erected, or ordered to be erected since the same period, the places where. situated, and the number of men and horses; they were capable of containing, together with the dates of the orders for such erections. 3dly, An Account of the expense of erecting all such barracks, distinguish- 571 ing whether built by contract, engagement, or otherwise, together with the dates of such contracts or agreements. 4thly, An Account of the terms of all such contracts or agreements, and the names of the persons contracted with.
The Secretary at War
said, there was no objection on the part of government to give every information relative to the Barrack Department. With respect to the estimates complained of, the hon. admiral would find that it was rather more particular in its detail than those estimates had been on former occasions. As to the third motion of the hon. admiral, relative to the expenses of erecting barracks, the account could, not at present be made up, because the several accounts were now in a state of liquidation.—The accounts moved fur were then ordered, with a trifling transposition of word.