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Schedule showing location of Indian agencies ; also list of agents, with their post-office and telegraphic address.
Hoopa Valley ....
Schedule of Indian agencies and address of agents—Continued.
Cheyenne, and Arapaho .. John D. Miles...
L. J. Miles ...
A.C. Williams ....
W. H. Whiteman ...
..... H. W. Jones .... Sac and Fox .....
Levi Woodward .
Cheyenne and Arapaho agency, Darlington, Ind. T., via Fort Sill, Ind. T.
Seneca, Mo. Sac and Fox agency, Ind. T., via Okmulgee....
Muskogee, Ind. T.
South Fork, Lincoln County, N. Mex....
La Mesilla, N. Mex. Navajo agency, Mineral Springs, Valencia County, N. Mex. Santa Fé, N. Mex. Santa Fé, N. Mex....
Santa r6, N. Mex.
INSPECTORS: John McNeil, St. Louis, Mo.; J. H. Hammond, 59 Rush street, Chicago, Il. ; E. C. Watkins, Grand Rapids, Mich.
THE COMMISSIONER OF PENSION S.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
Washington, D. C., October 15, 1878. SIR: I have the honor to report the transactions of this bureau for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1878.
Including 291 bounty-land claims, there were of all classes 67,509 new claims filed, and 5,095 claims, which had previously been rejected, were reopened.
Eighteen thousand two hundred and forty of the new claims were on account of service in the war of 1812, under the act of March 9, 1878; and 1807 of the reopened claims had been made and rejected under the act of February 14, 1871, and were reopened under the act of March 9, 1878.
Excluding the 1812 claims and the claims for bounty land, there were filed 48,531 claims for pension, original, increase, and restoration, on account of death or disability incurred in the service.
Including 394 claims for bounty land, 43,764 claims were settled. Of the pension-claims, 24,069 were allowed and 19,301 rejected. Of the bounty-land claims, 76 were allowed and 318 rejected.
For an analytical statement of the claims filed and settled during the year, see Table I.
In addition to the 120,387 unsettled claims, there were on the 30th of June in the files of the office about 80,000 claims which had been disallowed, fully one-fourth of which will sooner or later be called up and reopened for further consideration on new and additional testimony, which swells the number of pending claims to 140,387.
EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND TWELVE CLAIMS.
At the time of the passage of the act of March 9, 1878, granting a pension on account of fourteen days' service, or having been in a battle in the war of 1812, claims under the act of February 14, 1871, were well-nigh exhausted and came forward very slowly, but after the passage of the first-named act the claims under it came in with great rapidity, and, by the 30th of June, reached the extraordinary number of 18,210, of which a fraction more than one in six only were by survivors; the balance were widows' claims.
From June 30 to October 15, the date of this report, 4,827 more of these claims were filed, of which only 343, or one in fourteen, were by survivors.
The number of rejected claims under the act of 1871, which have been reopened during that period, is 860, making a grand total of 25,731 claims under the act of March 9, 1878, already presented.