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COMMISSIONER'S LETTER OF TRANSMISSION ...

I
giving a synopsis of his report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1879.
STATISTICS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR:
Number of acres of public land and private land claims surveyed.

8
Number of acres disposed of in various ways...

8-9
Moneys received from various sources ....

9
Nuinber of letters received and number written and recorded.
SURVEYING OPERATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR:
Amount of money appropriated for surveys

9
Apportionment thereof among surveying districts...

10
Circular letter of July 15, 1878, to surveyors general

10-12
Tabular statement showing areas surveyed in the several States and Terri.
tories during the fiscal year..

12
Abstracts of surveying operations in-
Arizona ....

12-13
California...

13-15
Colorado.

15-16
Dakota

16-17
Florida

17
Idaho..

17-18
Louisiana..

18-19
Minnesota

19
Montana

19-20
Nebraska

20-21
Nevada.

21-22
New Mexico

22-23
Oregon

23-24
Utah

24-25
Washington
Wyoming

26-27
Tabular statement showing comparative progress of surveys during five
years last past

27
Special examinations of surveys during the fiscal year.

27
Amonnt of money set apart for paying expenses thereof.

28
Amount actually expended therefor

28
Results of examinations

28
Survey of Calumet Lake bed in Illinois..

29-30
Surrey of Cherokee lands in North Carolina

30-32
Resurrey of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in New York

32-33
Old Cherokee Indian Reservation in Arkansas..

33-35
Surrey and subdivision of Red Cloud and Spotted Tail Reserves in Dakota .. 35-36
Survey of the Colorado and Utah boundary

36-38
Abstracts of decisions affecting surveys

38-39
Circular of June 27, 1879, in relation to assignment of certificates of deposit
on account of surveys

39-41
Work done in General Land Office during fiscal year in regard to surveys
and drafting

41-42
DISPOSALS OF PUBLIC LANDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR:
Number of acres sold for cash

42
Pre-emptions....

42
Work done in pre-emption division and condition of business at the end of
the year

42-43
Suggested consolidation of the homestead and pre-emption laws...

43
Decisions of United States Supreme Court, cases of Atherton 18. Fowler and

Hosmer r8. Wallace, construing the pre-emption laws, considered, and

legislation recommended regarding occupancy of unoffered public lands . 43–45
Recommendation renewed of legislation to admit of pre-emptor making final
affidavit without having to go to the district land office...

45-46

.... 25-26

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