43 over, secure, and protect such of the work as may be liable to sustain

44 injury from the weather, or otherwise; provided that for all each sus-

45 pensions and other delays caused by the said party of the first part the

46 party of the second part shall be allowed one day additional to the time

47 herein stated, for each and every day of such delays so caused, in the

48 completion of the contract, the same to be ascertained by the Super-

1 vising Architect; provided, that no claim shall be made or allowed to the

2 said party of the second part for any damages which may arise out of any

3 delay caused by the said party of the first part.

5 United States, covenants and agrees to pay, or cause to be paid, unto

6 the said party of the second part, or to the heirs, executors, administra-

7 tors, or successors, of the said party of the second part, in lawful money

8 of the United States, in consideration of the herein recited covenants and

9 agreements made by the party of the second part, the sum of...........

13 will be made in the following manner, viz: ninety per cent of the value

14 of the work executed and actually in place, to the satisfaction of the

15 party of the first part, will be paid from time to time as the work pro-

16 gresses (the said value to be ascertained by the party of the first part),

17 and ten per cent thereof will be retained until the completion of the en-

18 tire work, and the approval and acceptance of the same by the party of

19 the first part/which amount shall be forfeited by said party of the second

20 part in the event of the nonfulfilment of this contract; it being expressly

21 covenanted and agreed that said forfeiture shall not relieve the party of

22 the second part from liability to the party of the first part for any and

23 all damages sustained by reason of any breach of this contract; provided,

24 however, that no payment hereunder shall be due to the said party of the

25 second part until every part of the work to the point of advancement

26 reached - on account of which payment is claimed - shall be found to be

27 satisfactorily supplied and executed in every particular and any and all

28 defects therein remedied to the entire satisfaction of the said party of the

29 first part.

31 or other person whose name is not at this time disclosed, shall be admitted

32 to any share in this contract, or to any benefit to arise therefrom; and

33 it is further covenanted and agreed that this contract shall not be

34 assigned.

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In witness whereof, The parties hereto have hereunto subscribed their names this..................day of................A.D. 190 .

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All erasures, alterations, and interlineations to be noted here before execution.

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We hereby certify that this contract and bond have been correctly prepared and compared:

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Secretary of the Treasury.

Chief of the Law and Records Division.

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Superintendent of the Computing Division.

Witnesses to the signature of the Contractor:

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Contractor.

Place corporate seal here.

Two witnesses.

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Note. - The above relates to one of the most vexing questions both to the Contractor and to the Department, which is encountered. When a Contractor gets hope lessly in default, it is as bad for him as for the Department to try to push through In such cases he is credited with the full value of all labor and materials on the ground; but for all additional items to complete the work covered by the contract, the sureties on his bond have to pay. Usually the bondsmen take the contract to finish the work; and in most cases, so far as the Department is concerned, no litigation follows.

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5 of the City of...................., County of................, and

6 State of................, principal , and.........................

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9 of the City of.................., County of.................., and

10 State of........................, and..........................

11 of the City of.................., County of.................., and

12 State of............, suret......, are held and firmly bound unto the

13 United States of America in the sum of....................dollars

14 ($..........), lawful money of the United States, for the payment of

15 which, well and truly to be made to the United States, we bind ourselves, 1G our heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns, jointly and

17 severally, firmly by these presents...............................

20 said...........................ha.. entered into a certain contract,

21 hereto attached, with..............................Secretary of the

22 Treasury, acting for and in behalf of the United States, bearing date the

23 ..........day of............................., A.D. 190 : Now, if

24 the said.........................................................

26 shall well and truly fulfil all the covenants and conditions of said contract,

1 and shall perform all the undertakings therein stipulated by..........

2 to be performed, and shall well and truly comply with and fulfil the con-

3 ditions of, and perform all of the work and furnish all the labor and

4 materials required by, any and all changes in, or additions to, or omissions

5 from, said contract which may hereafter be made, and shall perform all

6 the undertakings stipulated by......to be performed in any and all such

7 changes in, or additions thereto, notice thereof to the said suret........

8 being hereby waived, and shall promptly make payment to all persons

9 supplying..........labor or materials in the prosecution of the work

10 contemplated by said contract, then this obligation to be void; other-

11 wise, to remain in full force and virtue.............................

14 ........................., principal , and......................

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1G and..............................................., suret.......

17 have hereunto subscribed their hands and affixed their seals the day first

18 above written....................................................

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