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DISPOSALS OF PUBLIC LANDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR-Contínűed.

Circular of October 7, 1879, requiring that testimony offered in support of

pre-emption and homestead claims shall be that of disinterested wit-
nesses, &c...

46
Decisions affecting pre-emption rights...

46-65
Homesteads
Number of acres entered as, during fiscal year
Increase over former years
Number of additional homestead claims, under section 2306, Revised Stat-

utes, filed during fiscal year, number approved and certified, number sus-
pended, and number rejected

65
Acts of March 3, 1879, and July 1, 1879, allowing homestead entries on dou-

ble minimum lands to the extent of 160 acres, and providing for addi-
tional or new entries in certain cases.

65-66
Circulars issued thereunder of March 24, 1879, May 21, 1879, and September
20, 1879......

66-68
Act of March 3, 1879, requiring public potice to be given before parties make
final proof on pre-emption and homestead claims.

69
Circular issued thereunder of April 15, 1879..

69
Act of July 1, 1879, for the relief of settlers on the public lands in districts
subject to grasshopper incursions and instructions thereunder.

70
Legislation recommended whereby other parties heretofore restricted to 80

acres of land as a homestead shall be allowed to make additional entries

according to principle of the acts of March 3, 1879, and July 1, 1879... 71
Tabular statement of diposals of public lands for cash, and under the home-

stead and timber culture laws, and locations of agricultural college scrip
for the last five fiscal years

71
Decisions affecting homestead rights

71-74
Timber culture

74
Number of acres entered during the fiscal year and increase over previous
year.

74
Rulings under the timber culture laws

74-75
Desert land entries...

75
Number of such entries and acres embraced therein, with names of States
and Territories in which allowed.

75-76
Fort Kearney military reservation

76
Number of acres embraced therein; of acres sold; of acres remaining at end

76
Detroit arsenal grounds

76
Number of lots sold, with price at which appraised; number remaining un-

sold, with appraised value; legislation recommended regarding same.... 76
Pawnee reservation in Nebraská...

76–77
Number of acres therein; number sold; number remaining at end of the year. 76-77
Sac and Fox and Otoe and Missouria Reservations in Kansas and Nebraska .

77
Number of acres brought into market; number sold; number remaining at

end of the fiscal year
Act of March 3, 1879, regarding same..

77
Indian lands in Kansas

77-79
Legislation recommended regarding the “New York Indian lands,"

" " Miami
lands," and "Absentee Shawnee lando.

77-78
Tabular statement showing entries, filings, &c., of certain Indian lands
during the fiscal year....

78
Kansas trust and diminished reserve lands—reappraisement thereof under act

of July 5, 1876; proceedings for bringing same into market thereunder.. 78-79
Cherokee strip lands; number of acres sold under act of February 28, 1877... 79
Tabular statement showing number of acres of Indian lands sold and money
received therefor during fiscal year..

80
Work done in public lands division, C, during fiscal year, and condition of
its work at close of the year

80
Grants for railroads, wagon roads, and canals

80-134
Miles of land-grant railroads constructed.

81
Work done in railroad division, F, during the fiscal year.

81
Synopsis of decisions affecting railroad land grants

81-83
Readjustment of grants under decisions of Supreme Court.

83
Lands within railroad grants reserved for adjustment of foreign grant
claims ...

83
Restoration of Missouri River, Fort Scott, and Gulf Railroad lands

84
Restoration of lands in Iowa withdrawn for Mississippi and Missouri Rail-
road

84

of the year

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DISPOSALS OF PUBLIC LANDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR-Continued.
Right of way railroads

84
Payment for surveys of railroad lands....,

84-85
Pacific Railroad lands.

85
Railroad grants lapsed by reason of non-completion of roads....

85
List of such grants...

256
Clerical force in railroad division, F..

85
Decisions affecting railroad rights given in full..

.86-126
Circular of November 7, 1879, relative to the adjustment of railroad grants. 126-134
Mineral lands....

134-163
Alleged mineral discoveries in Arkansas..

134
Deposits of coal and iron in Alabama

135
Recommendation of legislation for disposing of these as agricultural lands. 135
Statement showing mineral claims patented during the fiscal year. 135-142
Decisions affecting rights under the mineral land laws..

142-163
Condition of work in mineral division, N..

163
Swamp and overflowed lands.

164
Number of acres claimed and reported under swamp grants during the fiscal
year

164
Number of acres approved during same period .

164
Number of acres patented under

act of September 28, 1850, and as indem-
nity under act of March 2, 1855...

164
Aggregate number of acres definitively disposed of under swamp grants.. 164
Summary of work done during the year in connection therewith in divis-
ion K

164
Decisions rendered under swamp land laws

165-172
Adjustment of accounts

172-178
Work done in division M during fiscal year

173
State fund accounts

173
Repayments and changes of entry..

173–175
Amendment recommended of section 2362 Revised Statutes, regarding repay-
ments....

175
Decisions in repayment cases

.175-178
Transfers of title---Military bounty land warrants and scrip

178
Work done in division H during fiscal year.

.178–179
Military warrants located during year and number outstanding

179
Circular of March 15, 1879; bounty land warrants issued by Commissioner
of Pensions only

180
Locations with Porterfield scrip...

180
Location with agricultural college scrip

180
Revolutionary bounty land scrip.

180
Virginia military district of Ohio

181
Arrearages in work of preparing patents..

181
Accumulation of undeliyered patents...

182
Certified copies; legislation proposed to admit of using fees therefor to pay
clerks for making the copies...

182
TIMBER LANDS-TIMBER DEPREDATIONS

182-187
Act of March 3, 1879, appropriated $40,000 to meet expenses of protecting
timber on the public lands.

182
Special agents, where employed...

182
Work done during the year in division charged with the business of pro-
tecting the timber..

187
PRIVATE LAND CLAIMS

.187-221
Work done during the fiscal year in division D, of private land claims 188
Decisions and instructions having reference to such claims

.188-221
SOUTHERN PUBLIC LANDS

221-222
Act of June 22, 1876, for restoring to market

221
In Florida, all proclaimed and offered..

221-222
In Mississippi, all proclaimed and offered.
In Arkansas, all proclaimed and offered
In Alabama, condition of, explained

In Louisiana, condition of, explained
ABANDONED MILITARY RESERVATIONS

By 6th section act June 12, 1858, lands embraced therein not subject to dis-

posal under general laws, except in Florida
Cases under act of February 24, 1871, of Fort Lane, in Oreg. ; Walla Walla,

Wash. ; Camp McGarry, in Nev. ; Zarah, in Kan.; Sumner, in N. Mex. ;
Jesup and Sabine, in La.; Wayne and Smith, in Ark. ; portion of Aber-
crombie, in Minn., and portion of Bridger, in Wyo.....

223

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ABANDONED MILITARY RESERVATIONS-Continued.

Proceedings under act of January 30, 1879, for disposing of the lands in the
Fort Wayne Reservation as other public lands in Arkansas...

223
Similar legislation recommended in regard to certain other abandoned res-
ervations

223
RESERVATIONS OF PUBLIC LANDS FOR MILITARY PURPOSES.

223-224
Reservations for military purposes declared or enlarged during the fiscal year
in Colorado, Dakota, Montana, and Nebraska

.223-224
CLERICAL FORCE AND WORK OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE..

224
Refers to the need of adequate provisions for enabling the office to discharge
its duties promptly and efficiently..

224
TABULAR STATEMENTS ACCOMPANYING THE COMMISSIONER'S ANNUAL REPORT:

No. 1. Tabular statement showing the extent of surveys of the public and

Indian lands during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1879; the total quan-
tity of land surveyed since the beginning of the surveying system, and
the area remaining unsurveyed in each of the land States and Territories
of the United States.

225
No. 2. Statement of public lands sold; of cash and revolutionary bounty

land scrip received therefor; number of acres entered for homestead set-
tlement and timber culture; the area located with agricultural college
scrip, amount of fees and commissions received thereon, and statement

of incidental expenses thereon during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1879. 226
No. 3. Statement showing the quantity of swamp lands selected for the

several States under acts of Congress approved March 2, 1849, September
28, 1850, and March 12, 1860, to June 30, 1879.....

242
No. 4. Statement exhibiting the quantity of swamp land approved to the
several States under acts named in table 3 to June 30, 1879

242
No. 5. Statement exhibiting the quantity of swamp land patented to the

several States under acts approved September 28, 1850, and March 12,
1860 ; also the quantity certified to the State of Louisiana under act ap-
proved March 2, 1849..

243
No. 6. Exhibits of bounty land warrant business under acts of 1847, 1850,

1852, and 1855, showing the issues and locations from the commencement
of operations under said acts to June 30, 1879

244
No. 7. Statement exhibiting land concessions by acts of Congress to States

and corporations for railroad and military wagon road purposes from the
year 1850 to June 30, 1879

245
No. 8. Statement exhibiting land concessions by acts of Congress to States
for canal purposes from the year 1827 to June 30, 1879

251
No. 9 Table showing the time when the various railroad rights attach to
the lands granted so far as at present determined ...

252
No. 10. List of railroad land grants which have lapsed by reason of non-

completion of roads within periods prescribed by acts making the grants. 256
No. 11. Statement of rights of way granted to railway companies in certain
States and Territories

258
No. 12. Statement of suspended entries confirmed under sections 2450,2457
of the Revised Statutes during the fiscal year

260
No. 13. Statement of entries the confirmation of which was refused by the
board under said sections during the same period...

288
No. 14. Estimate of appropriations required for the office of the Commis-

sioner of the General Land Office for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1881. 289
No. 15. Detailed estimates of amount for salaries and commissions of regis-

ters and receivers of the several land offices for the fiscal year ending June
30, 1881

292
No. 16. Estimates of appropriations required for the service of the tiscal
year ending June 30, 1881..

294
No. 17. Estimates of appropriations required for the service of the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1881, by the General Land Office

296
No. 18. Estimate of appropriations required for the service of the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1881

297
No. 19. Deficiencies; estimates of appropriations required for the service

of the fiscal years ending June 30, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877,
1878, and 1879.

301
No. 20. Historical table of the United States and Territories, showing the

date of organization of Territories and of the admission into the Union
of uew States; the area of the States and Territories in square miles and
acras; also, the population of each at the taking of the last census, in
1870

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ANNUAL REPORTS OF SURVEYORS GENERAL, LETTERED FROM A TO P:

A. Arizona
B. California
C. Colorado
D. Dakota.....
E. Florida...
F. Idaho
G. Louisiana
H. Minnesota ......
I. Montana
J. Nebraska ..........
K. Nevada...
L. New Mexico
M. Oregon
N. Utah..
O. Washington Territory.
P. Wyoming Territory.

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