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No. 15.- Estimates of appropriations required for theservice of the fiscal years ending June

30, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, and 1878 by the General Land Office.

(See Revised Statutes, title 41, page 725, sections 3660 to 3671, and Statutes, pamphlet edition, chapter

129, page 370, section 3, act of March 3, 1875.)

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15, 1876, per act March 3,1875, (18 Stat., p 384, sec. 1.)

472 83

10.000

No. 15.Estimates of appropriations required, fc.—Continued.

Detailed objects of expenditure, and explanations.

each
Estimated amount
which will be re-
quired for
detailed object of
expenditure.

Total amount to be
appropriated un-
der each head of
appropriation.

is Amount appropriated for the fiscal year for which the appropriation required.

$913 46 ........

Survey of boundaries of Indian reservations, d
California:
John A. Benson, deputy surveyor, under contract November 14,
1876, (submitted.)

Incidental expenses. e
Office of surveyor general of Idaho:
To pay L. F. Cartée, surveyor general of Idaho, for expenses

incurred in investigating certain surveys, under instructions
from the General Land Office, dated November 19, 1868, being
a deficiency for the fiscal year 1871 and prior years, per act
July 15, 1870, (16 Stat., p. 293, sec. I.)

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Salaries. Office of surveyor general of Colorado :

Clerks in his office, per act March 3, 1877, (19 Stat., p.315, sec. 1). Office of surveyor general of Arizona: f

Clerks in his office, per act March 3, 1877, (19 Stat., p. 315, sec. 1)

2,500 00
2, 500 00

3,000 3,000

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Contingent expenses.
Office of surveyor general of Colorado: f
For rent of office, fuel, books, stationers, and other necessaries,

per act March 3, 1977, (19 Stat., p. 319, sec. 1.)
Office of surveyor general of Arizona: f
For rent of office, fuel, books, stationery, and other necessaries,

per act of March 3, 1877, (19 Stat.. p. 319, sec. 1.) Office of surveyor general of Nevada:g For salary of messenger in surveyor general's office from July $480 00

1, 1876, to June 30, 1877, per act July 31, 1876, (19 Stat., p. 122,

sec. 1.)
For amount due A. L. Bancroft & Co. for stationery, per act 68 75
July 31, 1876, (19 Stat., p. 122, sec. 1.)

Surveying public lands. h
Lonisiana:
S. P. Heury, depnty surveyor, contract dated January 21, 1875, ...
per act June 23, 1874, (18 Stat., p. 212, sec. 1.)

Salaries. i
Ofice of surveyor general of New Mexico:
For salaries of clerks in his office, per act March 3, 1877, (19 ........

Stat., p.315, sec. 1.)

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21, 496 16

a The foregoing estimates are submitted in order to liquidate balances due to the depnty surveyors for surveys executed under their respective contracts entered into with the respective surveyors gen. eral of the United States and Territories. The deficiencies were caused by said surveyors general underestimating the cast of the work embraced in the contracts ; but as the surveys have been ap. proved and are available to the government in the disposal of the lands thus surveyed, the respective sams are submitted.

The foregoing estimates are for deficiencies arising under limited contracts, the amonnts submitted being in excess of the respective contracts, caused by the respective surveyors general underestimating the cost of the work. The lands surveyed were included in the contracts, and the surveys have been approved and made available in the disposal of the lands so surveyed; the respective sums are submitted.

Sawyer and Mo Broom's contract was limited to the sum of $9,900. The surveys executed by them under their contract amounted to $10,372.83, exceeding the limit by $472.83. The private land claims surveyed were authorized by their contract, and the surveys having been approved this item is sub. mitted.

d The above contract was for the surveying of the outboundaries of the Round Valley Indian reservation in California, for which no appropriation is applicable. It was necessary, however, to hare the boundaries of this Indian reservation surveyed in order to make the adjacent public lauds available and to keep white settlers from intruding on the reservation.

e The sum of $299.94 is submitted to refund the expenses incurred in investigating certain surveys in tha field, under instructions from the Commissioner of the General Land Office, dated Nov 1. ber 19, 1862, the contingent fund of the surveyor general's office not admitting at the time of liquidating the amouát due him. This estimate was formerly submitted for appropriation, but not eventuating in any

provision for the purpose, and the claim being a just one and of long standing, is herewith submitted again with recommendation that it receive favorable action,

The above estimated deficiencies arise from the fact that Congress has imposed upon the United States surveyors general the duty of examining and reporting upon the validity of title to private land claims in Arizona and Colorado. The estimated amount for clerk hire being for the pay of a competent clerk in each office, versed in the Eoglish and Spanish languages, to act as translators, and the deti. ciencies in contingent expenses arise also under the duties of the United States surveyors general in examining and adjudicating private land claims. These estimates are necessary for the public service unless Congress should, as recommended by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, devolve said duties upon a board of commissioners to be authorized to act for that purpose.

g The foregoing deficiency in the salary of messenger in the surveyor general's office arises from the fact that the appropriation of $1,500, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1877, was insufficient to pay the salary of the messenger and defray the other necessary incidental expenses of the office. The messen, ger was retained in the service by the surveyor general during the period specified, and being entitled to bis pay for said services, the above estimate is submitted. The estimate of $68.75 is for stationery purcbased by the surveyor general during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1877. The appropriation for That year having been exhausted the amount is sabmitted for appropriation,

h It is estimated that the surveys under the above contract will amount to $750. An unexpended balance of $117.21 of the appropriation to which it is properly chargeable was carried to surplus fund July 12. 1877, but being insufficient to defray the estimated cost of the surveys under the above con. tract, the amount is submitted as a deficienoy.

The above estimate is submitted for salaries of two draughtsmon and two copyists for six months in the office of the surveyor general of New Mexico. The sum of $33,500 having been apportioned to New Mexico for the survey of private land olaims from the appropriation of $300,000 of March 3, 1877, for the survey of publio and private lands, the appropriation of $5,000 of March 3, 1877, for salaries of olerks in said oftice will not be sufficient to pay the salaries of the clerks necessary to perform the work arising under the above large apportionment and keep up the current business of the office. The serv, ices of the present force of clerks will be required to perform the work arising under the survey of public lands.

J. A. WILLIAMSON,

Commissioner, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

General Land Office, September 26, 1877.

No. 16.—Estimates of balances of appropriations carried to the surplus fund under the pro

visions of the fifth section of the act of June 20, 1874, required to be reappropriated for the service of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1874, by the General Land Office.

(See Revised Statates, title 41, page 725, sections 3660 and 3671, and Statutos, 18, chapter 129, page 37

Section 3, act of March 3, 1875.]

Detailed objects of expenditure, and explanations.

Total amount to be
appropriated un-
der each head of
appropriation,

Amount carried to
the surplus fond
July 1, 1876.

Surveying public lands.*
Louisiana:
George 0. Elms, depnty surveyor, contract dated June 20, 1874, per act

March 3, 1873, (17 Stat., p. 515, sec. 1.)

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* The unexpended balance of $14,312.20 of the appropriation to which the foregoing amount was chargeable was carried to surplus fund July 12, 1876. The amount found to be due the deputy surveyor is therefore submitted for reappropriation,

J. A. WILLIAMSON,

Commissioner. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

General Land Office, September 26, 1877.

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No. 17.--Historical and statistical table of the United States and Territories, showing the area of each in square miles and in acres ; the date of organization of

Territories ; date of admission of new States into the Union; and the population of each State and Territory at the taking of last census in 1870.*

New Hampshire.....
Massachusetts.
Rhode Island .
Connecticut..
New York....
New Jersey ..
Pennsylvania.
Delaware...
Maryland...
Virginia.....
North Carolina.
South Carolina .
Georgia ....

STATES ADMITTED.
Kentucky...
Vermont...
Tennessee....
Maine....
Texas ....
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Louisiana ....
Indiana.....
Mississippi.
Illinois ..
Alabama.
Missouri
Arkansas..
Michigan ..
Florida..

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