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Located with Estimated States and Territories contain- Located with Poat scrip, under quantity ing public lard. Indian scrip. act of March 17, granted for

1862

wagon roads.

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Column No. 12 shows the quantity located with serip issued under the act of March 17, 1862, (Statutes, vol.
Nana grants, 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.

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12, page 371,) in satisfaction of claims against the United States for lands sold within the Las Ormigas 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.)

The thirteen original States.

Area in square miles, "Population—1860.

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

9, 280 7, 800 1, 306 4,750 47, 000

8, 320 46,000

2, 120 11, 124 61,352 50, 704 34, 000 58,000

326, 073 1, 231, 066

174, 620 460, 147 3,880, 735

672, 035 2,906, 115

112, 216

687, 049 1,596, 318

992, 622

703, 708 1,057, 286

United States

Statutes.

United States

Statutes.

States admitted.

Act organizing

Territory.

Act admitting State.

# Area in square miles.

.

Vol.

Page.

Vol.

Page.

Ord'ce of 1787 March 3, 1805 Мау. 7, 1800 April 7, 1798 Feb. 3, 1809 March 3, 1817

331

58 549 514 371

3

Kentucky
Vermont.
Tennessee
Ohio
Louisiana
Indiana
Mississippi.
Illinois
Alabama
Maine
Missouri
Arkansas.
Michigan
Florida..
Iowa..
Texas.
Wisconsin
California
Minnesota
Oregon..
Kansas
West Virginia
Nevada
Colorado
Nebraska.

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4, 1791 Feb. 18, 1791 1 June

1, 1796 April 30, 1802 April 8, 1812 Dec. 11, 1816 Dec, 10, 1817 Dec. 3, 1818 3 Dec. 14, 1819 3 March 3, 1820 March 2, 1821 June 15, 1836 Jan.

26, 1837 March 3, 1845

..do. Dec. 29, 1845 March 3, 1847 Sept. 9, 1850 Feb. 26, 1857 11 Feb. 14, 1859 11 Jan. 29, 1861 | 12 Dec. 31, 1862 12 March 21, 1861 13

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L'nited States
Statutes.

Area in square

miles.

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Populatior--1860

37, 680 | 1, 153, 684 *10, 212 315, 098

45, 600 1,109, 801 39, 964 2,339, 502 *41, 346 708, 002 33, 809 1,350, 428 47, 156 791, 305 +55, 410 1,711,951 50, 722

964, 201 *35, 000 628, 279 *65, 350 1, 182, 012

52, 198 435, 450 *56, 451 749, 113 59, 268 140, 425 55, 045

674,948 *274, 356 604, 215

53, 924 775, 881 *188, 981 305, 439

83, 531 173,855 95, 274 52, 465 81,318 107, 206 23,000 1112, 090 $6,857

910, 507 *104,500 $34,977

12, 261 75, 995 28, 841

Territories.

Acts organizing

Territories.

* Population.

New Mexico..
Utah..
Washington
Dakota
Arizona
Idaho
Montana
Indian territory.
District of Columbia ..
***Northwestern America, purchased

by treaty of May 28, 1867.

Sept. 9, 1850

do
March 2, 1853
March 2, 1861
Feb. 24, 1863
March 3, 1863
May 26, 1864
July 16, 1790
March 3, 1791

121, 201 The estimated popula. 188, 056

tion of these Territories 69, 994 on January 1, 1865, as 240, 597

above indicated, was **113, 916 360,000.

90, 932 143, 776 68,991

10 miles sq.

577, 390

70,000

* 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.

* 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 420 degrees of north latitude, which was detached from the west part of Utah and also northwestern part of Arizona Territory, por act of Congress, approved May 5, 1866; U. 8. Laws 1865 and 1866, page 43, and as assented to by the legislature of the State of Nevada, January 18, 1867. White persons. | Indians.

| The 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 420 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.

NEVADA.-Enabling act approved March 21, 1861; Statutes, volume 13, page 30. Duly admitted into the Union. President's proclamation No. 22, 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.

*** BOUNDARIES. --Commencing at 54° 40', north latitude, ascending Portland channel to the mountains, fol. lowing their summits to the 141° west longitude; thence north, on this line, to the Arctic ocean, forming the eastern boundary. Starting from the Arctic ocean west, the line descends Bebring'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 1720 west longitude; and thence southwesterly through Behring's sea, between the islands of Attou and Copper, to the meridian of 193° west longitude; Teaving 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 between Asia and America.

JOS. S. WILSON, Commissioner. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Gencral Land Office, October 15, 1867.

No. 22.-Statement showing the area and population of the British possessions

north of United States boundary line.

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Labrador..

170,000 Rupert river.

185,000 *Canada East.

200,000

1,111,566 On the 1st July, 1867, the pro*Canada West.

140,000 1, 396, 091 vinces of Canada East, CanNova Scotia

18, 725

330, 857 ada West, (hereafter to be New Brunswick.

27,700 252, 047 known as “Quebec" and "OnPrince Edward Island

2, 134

80,856 tario,”) Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland

36,000

120,000 New Brunswick, were united Abbitibbe

29, 655

in a common government unMoose

30, 345

der the name of the “DominAlbany

65,000

ion of Canada.” The governSevern

32,500

ment consists of a governor Rainy lake

29,000

general and his cabinet, a senRed river.

16, 200

ate and house of commons, Swan river.

69,000

while each of the provinces Island.

27,000

has its provincial legislature. Norway

17,000 Cumberland

30,000 Nelson.

31,000 York.

26,000 English river.

70,000 Lesser Slave lake.

47,000 Saskatchewan

93, 000 British Columbia.

225,000 Vancouver island.

12,756

64,000 *The Report of the Commissioner of Crown Lands for 1856 gives the area of Canada East at 210,000 square miles, and Canada West at 121,260 square miles. The census of 1861 gives Canada East a population of 1,110,664.

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

can States, Central America, and New Granada.

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Spanish colonies..... Cuba ....

Porto Rico...

Dominica, San Domingo.
Republic..... Hayti, San Domingo.
British colonies.. Jamaica..

Bahamas..
Virgin islands.
Barbuda
St. Christopher's..
Antigua.
Montserrat.
Dominica
St. Lucia.
St. Vincent.
Barbadoes.
Granada..
Tobago

Trinidad.
French colonies.... Guadaloupe and dependencies

Martinique.....
Dutch colonies Curaçoa and dependencies
Danish colonies. Santa Cruz....

St. John's

St. Thomas.. Swedish colonies.... St. Bartholomew's.

47, 278 1,024, 004

3, 865 474,058 17, 609 136, 700 10,081 572,000 6,250

441, 264 5,094

31, 402

6,64 72

1,707 68 23, 177 108

37,757 47

7, 653 274

25, 230 296

6, 471 132 30, 128 166 161, 201 125 35,517

144 16, 363 2, 020 78,845

631 154, 563 382 136,574 369

31,741 23,729

2, 228 13, 666 9,000

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