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No. 20.—Statement showing the area of the

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American purchase from Russia

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Column No. 12 shows the quantity located with scrip issued under the act of March 17, 1862, (Statutes, vol. Nana granty, in Louisiana.

Column No. 15, showing the quantity granted for salines, does not include the selections by the State of Column No. 21 shows the quantity embraced in confirmed private claims, so far as returns of surveys have DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, General Land Office, October 15, 1867.

* Donations to actual settlers under the act of September 27, 1850, and supplemental acts.

several States and Territories, fc.-Continued.

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2,000,00 1,835, 892.71 6,915, 081.32 4,930, 893.56 6, 582, 811. 54 5, 180, 640, 63 11, 757, 662.54 17, 540, 374.00

3,113, 464. 18 10, 016, 700.87 106, 062, 392. 13

36, 776, 170.89 52, 742, 078.96 43, 148, 876.44 67,090, 382.62 42, 523, 627.38 41, 627, 464.39 73, 005, 192.00 51, 139, 646.00 145, 295, 284.97 62,870, 665.83 86,904, 605.00 68,855,954,00 54,963, 343, 00 44, 154, 240.00 369, 529, 600.00

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12, page 371,) in satisfaction of claims against the United States for lands sold within the Las Ormigay and La

Nebraska under the act of April 19, 1864, (Statutes, vol. 13, page 49.)
been received, not embracing claims confirmed and not yet reported as surveyed.

JOS. S. WILSON, Commissioner.

Including Chickasaw cession.

No. 21.Historical and statistical table of the United States of North America.

[NOTE.--The whole area of the United States, including water surface of lakes and rivers, is nearly equal

to four million square miles, embracing the Russian purchase.)

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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR 405

*The total population of the United States in 1860 was, in round numbers, 31,500,000. In 1865 it is estimated that the population was 35,500,000, including the inhabitants of the Territories, estimated at 360,000 persons on January 1, 1865. At the present time, November 1, 1867, according to the most satisfactory estimate, it is about 38,500,000. In 1870, according to existing ratios, the population of this country will be over 42,250,000. At the end of the present century, 107,000,000. f'The area of those States marked with a star are derived from geographical authorities, the public surveys not having been completely extended over them. ! The present area of Nevada is 112,090 square miles, enlarged by adding one degree of longitude lying between the 37th and 42d degrees of north latitude, which was detached from the west part of Utah and also northwestern part of Arizona Territory, per act of Congress, approved May 5, 1866; U. S. Laws 1865 and 1866, page 43, and as assented to by the legislature of the State of Nevada, January 18, 1867. i. persons. |Indians. TThe present area of Utah is 88,056 square miles, reduced from the former area of 106,382 square miles by incorporating one degree of longitude on the west side, between the 37th and 42d degrees of north latitude, with the State of Nevada, per act of Congress, approved May 5, 1866, and as accepted by the legislature of Nevada, January 18, 1867. **The present area of Arizona is 113,916 square miles, reduced from the former area of 126,141 square miles by an act of Congress, approved May 5, 1866, detaching from the northwestern part of Arizona a tract of land equal to 12,225 square miles, and adding it to the State of Nevada. U. S. Laws 1865 and 1866, page 43. NEvan A.—Enabling act approved March 21, 1864; Statutes, volume 13, page 30. Duly admitted into the Union. President's proclamation No. 28, dated October 31, 1864. Statutes, volume 13, page 749. CoLoRADo.—Enabling act approved March 21, 1864; Statutes, volume 13, page 32. Not yet admitted. NEBRAskA.—Enabling act approved April 19, 1864; Statutes, volume 13, page 47. Duly admitted into the Union. See President's proclamation No. 9, dated March 1, 1867. U. S. Laws 1866 and 1867, page 4. That portion of the District of Columbia south of the Potomac river was retroceded to Virginia July 9, 1846. Statutes, volume 9, page 35. *** Bound ARIES.–Commencing at 54° 40', north latitude, ascending Portland channel to the mountains, following their summits to the 1419 west longitude; thence north, on this line, to the Arctic ocean, forming the eastern boundary. Starting from the Arctic ocean west, the line descends Behring's strait, between the two islands of Krusenstern and Ratmanoff, to the parallel of 65° 30', and proceeds due north without limitation into the same Arctic ocean. Beginning again at the same initial point, on the parallel of 65° 30', thence in a course southwest through Behring's strait, between the island of St. Lawrence and Cape Choukotski, to the 172° west longitude; and thence southwesterly through Behring's sea, between the islands of Attou and Copper, to the meridian of 1930 west longitude; leaving the prolonged group of the Aleutian islands in the possessions now transferred to the United States, and making the western boundary of our country the dividing line be

tween Asia and America. JOS. S. WILSON, Commissioner. DEPARTMENT of the INTERIor, General Land Office, October 15, 1867.

No. 22.—Statement showing the area and population of the British possessions north of United States boundary line.

miles, and Canada West at 121,260 square miles. The census of 1861 gives Canada East a population of 1, 110,664.

Area in sq

miles. Population. Remarks.

Labrador.... - 170,000 . . . . . . . . . . . .

Rupert river........ 185,000 ............

*Canada East 200,000 1, 111,566 On the 1st July, 1867, the pro"Canada West.............. 1,396,091 vinces of Canada East, CanNova Scotia ....... - ,857 ada West, (hereafter to be New Brunswick. -----. - ,047 known as “Quebec" and “OnPrince Edward Island . - tario,”) Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland.----......... New Brunswick, were united

Abbitibbe -----------------. in a common government under the name of the “Dominion of Canada.” . The government consists of a governor general and his cabinet, a senRed river.......... ate and house of commons, Swan river... ---. - while each of the provinces Island. .... ---------------- has its provincial legislature. Norway.------------------Cumberland - - - - - - Nelson. .... ... -York. ---------------English river Lesser Slave lake....... .... Saskatchewan - - - - British Columbia.-- : Vancouver island...-----.... r * The Report of the Commissioner of Crown Lands for 1856 gives the area of Canada East at 210,000 square

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Churchill......
Southampton island.....
Island south of Baffin's bay
Victoria Land...
Baring's island...
Prince Patrick island ..
Mellville island.......
North Devan island......
North Somerset island.....

85, 000 350,000 225,000 195,000 345, 465

27,325 184,575 95,000 28,000 10,000 24,000 25,000 7,000

3, 306, 380

Total.................. Territory around Smith's |

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No. 23.---Statement showing the area and population of the West Indies, Meria

can States, Central America, and New Granada.

WEST INDIES.

Area in sq. Populat'n.

Government.

States and colonies.

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Dominicn, San Domingo..
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British colonies... Jamaica.............

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French colonies...... \Guadaloupe and dependencies .

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Danish colonies.... Santa Cruz....

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