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APPROPRIATIONS FOR SURVEYS. I would again respectfully recommend, as an economical measure on the part of the government, that a sufficient appropriation be made next year to complete the public surveys in this district. The amount of unsurveyed territory being comparatively small, this could be easily accomplished. The records could then be turned over to the State, as has been done in other districts, and the expense of maintaining an office for years to come would be saved to the government.

In conclusion I have the honor to call your attention to the following tabular statements accompanying this report:

A. Statement showing condition of the public surveys under appropriation approved July 21, 1876, for the survey of Fort mearney military reservation and apportionment made to this district of appropriation for fiscal year 1878.

B. Statement showing contracts entered into and condition of public surveys under apportionment made to this district of appropriation for public surveys for fiscal year 1879.

C. Statement showing the amount expended for salaries of surveyor general and clerks during fiscal year ending June 30, 1878.

D. Statement showing the amount expended for rent of office and other incidental expenses during fiscal year ending June 30, 1878.

E. Statement showing the description of land, area and number of miles, for which duplicate plats and transcripts of field notes have been transmitted to the department, and triplicate plats and descriptive lists have been furnished to the local land offices, during fiscal year ending June 30, 1878.

F. Statement showing the description and number of township plats and descriptive lists furnished the local land offices during fiscal year ending June 30, 1878.

G. Estimate of sums required for the extension of the public surveys in Nebraska for fiscal year ending June 30, 1880.

H. Estimate of sums required for office expenses for fiscal year ending June 30, 1880.

I. Statement showing the names, duties, nativity, whence appointed, term of service, and rate of compensation per annum of persons employed in the surveyor general's office of the district of Nebraska and Iowa during fiscal year ending June 30, 1878. All of which is respectfully submitted.

JNO. R. CLARK,

Surveyor General Nebraska and Íova. Hon. J. A. WILLIAMSON, Commissioner of the General Land Office,

Washington, D. C.

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A.-Statement showing condition of public surveys under appropriation for the survey of Fort Kearney military reservation, and under appropriation for fiscal

year ending June 30, 1878.

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By appropriation approved July 21, 1876, for survey of Fort Kearney military reservation....
By apportionment of appropriation for surveys for fiscal year 1878 .......
By amount added to apportionment July 1, 1878 ......
By special deposit by Union Pacific and Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Companies for field work for former years.
By special deposit by Union Pacific Railroad Company, September 11, 1877, for field work. Certificate of deposit No. 2491,
Omaha National Bank ......

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To unexpended balance of appropriation for survey of Fort Kearney military reservation ...
To unexpended balance of special deposit of Union Pacific and Burlington and Missouri Railroad Companies for field work.

Total..

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B.-Statement showing the contracts entered into and condition of the public surreys under apportionment to this district of appropriation for fiscal year ending

June 30, 1879.

Name of contractor.

No.

Date. Character of work.

Amount and locality.

Estimated

cost.

Amount of appropriation.

Condition of work.

Parties in the field.

By apportionment of ap. $22, 500

propriation approved
June 20, 1878, for public
surveys for tiscal year
1879.

$12, 000

All north of the base line and west of the sixth

principal meridian in Nebraska.
1878.
Stephenson, McElroy & 108 July 25 | Exteriors ......... Townships 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, and 32, in ranges
Scott.

30, 31, and 32; townships 33, 34, and 35,
range 32; townships 29, 30, 31, and 32, in
ranges 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, and 40; and
townships 33, 34, and 35, ranges 38, 39, and

40.
Subdivisions ...... Subdivision lines of twenty-four townships

within district embraced in above exterior
lines and including townships 33 and 35,
range 37, if the same are surveyable lands,
selections to be made by deputies when in

the field.
Paul, Harvey & Stark- 109 July 31 Standards........ Fifth guide meridian from sixth to eighth
weather.

standard parallel; serenth standard par.
allel from fourth to fifth guide meridian ;
sixth guide meridian from sixth standard
parallel to north boundary of State;
seventh and eighth standard parallels from

fifth to sixth guide meridian.
Exteriors ....... Townships 29, 30, 31, and 32, ranges 41, 42, 43,

44, 45, 46, 47, and 48, and townships 33, 34,

and 35, ranges 41, 42, and 43.
Subdivisions .. Subdivision lines of thirteen townships

within district embraced in above exte.
rior lines, selections to be made by depu.

ties when in the field.
Balance uncontracted for .........

Parties in the field.

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C.-Slatement showing the amount expended for salaries of surveyor general and clerks dur.

ing fiscal year ending June 30, 1878.

By appropriation for compensation of surveyor general for fiscal year 1878. $2,000 00 By appropriation for salary of clerks for fiscal year 1878............

3,000 00 By special deposit made by Union Pacific Railroad Company for office work

September 11, 1877, certificate of deposit No. 2491, Omaha National
Bank ................................................................

5 28 By balance of special deposit for office work of Union Pacific Railroad

Company and Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company, in Nebraska, from former years...... ...........................

9,794 07 Sept, 30, 1877, to first quarter, ending September 30, 1877..... $1,259 20 Dec. 31, 1877, to second quarter, ending December 31, 1877.... 1, 340 80 March 31, 1878, to third quarter, ending March 31, 1878....... 1, 227 78 June 30, 1878, to fourth quarter, ending June 30, 1878....... 1, 172 22 June 30, 1878, to balance special deposit unexpended .......... 9,799 35 Total

14,799 35 14,799 35

D.-Statement showing the amount expended for rent of office and other incidental erpenses,

and condition of account during fiscal year ending June 30, 1878.

$1,500 00

By appropriation for rent of office and other incidental expenses for fiscal year 1878....... ............. ............... ...........:::

......... Sept. 30, 1877, to first quarter, ending September 30, 1877...... $395 56 Dec. 31, 1877, to second quarter, ending December 31, 1877..... 374 33 March 31, 1878, to third quarter, ending March 31, 1878........ 358 50 June 30, 1878, to fourth quarter, ending June 30, 1878.....

370 50 June 30, 1878, to balance of appropriation unexpended ........ 1 11 Total ............

1,500 00

1,500 00

E.-Statement showing the description of land, area, and number of miles for which duplicate

plats and transcripts of field notes have been transmitted to the department and triplicate

plats and desoriptive lists have been furnished to the local land offices during fiscal year ending June 30, 1878.

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