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GENERAL LAND OFFICE STATISTICS.

E.-Statement showing the areas of the several land States and

and the amount unsold and undisposed of

Acres of land States and Surveyed up Unsurveyed

States and Territories.

Territories, exclusive to June 30, June 30, of water.

1853. 1853.

Ohio...
Indiana
Illinois.
Missouri..
Alabama
Mississippi
Louisiana
Michigan....
Arkansas.
Florida
Iowa. -
Wisconsin.
California
Minnesota Territory.
Oregon Territory.:
New Mexico Territory
Utah Territory.
Northwest Territory
Nebraska Territory...
Indian Territory...

Sq. miles. Acres.

Acres. Acres. 39,964 $25,576,960 16,770,984 33,809 *21,637,760 21,487,760 55,410 35,462,389 35,462,389 65,037 41,623,680 41,450,589 173,091 $50,043 $32,027,490 31,993,813 33,677 137,337 +23,895,684 23,895,680 41,346 26,461,440 22,791,338 3,670,102 56,243 35,995,520 34,861,075 1,134,445 52,198 33,406,720 33,276,171 130,549 59,268 37,931,520 23,036,462 14,895,058 50,914

32,584,960 25,670,859 6,914,101 53,924 34,511,360 22,337,402 12,173,958 188,981 120,947,840

120,947,840 141,839 90,776,960 1,222,288

89,554,672 341,463 218,536,320 1,945,777 216,590,543 210,744 134,876,160

134,876,160 187,923 120,270,720

120,270,720 528,725 338,384,000

338,384,000 136,700 87,488,000

87,488,000 187,171 119,789,440

119,789,440

Total..

2,519,039 1,612,184,919 336,202,587 1,267,026,356

• Includes reserves under deeds of cession.

Exclusive of Chickasaw cession.

# Includes the estimated quantity of 560,000 acres of the Des Moines river grant, situated in this State, between the Raccoon fork and source of said river,

GENERAL LAND OFFICE STATISTICS.

Territories, the amount of land disposed of by sale or otherwise, on the 30th June, 1853.

Offered for sale up to June 30,

1853.

Sold up to Donations & Grants for Grants for in-Grants for
June 30,

grants for deaf and ternal im- individuals 1853. schools, un- dumb provements. and comiversities,&c. asylums.

panies.

Acres. Acres. 16,770,984 12,660,205.71 21,485,8C2 15,988,071.25 35,454,262 16,307,102.47 41,186,654 | 10,973,537.25 31,903,283 11,774,545.38 23,892,577 | 79,939, 144.14 19,231,161 3,615,109.49 31,354,803 9,455,449.13 32,618,409 3,425,547.07 18,876,615 1,056,536.65 21,439,698 2,932,020.66 20,733,849 5,045, 242.56 1,330,707 24,754.59

316,278,804 1103,197,356.35

Acres. Acres Acres. Acres. 727,528

1,243,001.77 32,141.24 673,357

1,609,861.61

843.44 1,601,795

500,000.00 954.64 1,222,179

500,000.00 925,814 21,949.46 500,000.00 1,981.53 860,624

500,000.00 15,965.31 832,124 ore 500,000.00 8,412.98 1,113,477

1,250,000.00 4,080.00 932,540 2,097.43 500,000.00) 139,366.25 954,583 i 20,924.22 500,000.00 52,114.00 951,224

11,385,078.22 18,226.86 1,004,728

929,736.00 5,705.82 6,765,404

500,000.00 5,089,244

$340,000:00 12,186,987 7,493,120 6,681,707

.....

49,416,435 ||44,971.11 10,757,677.60l 279,792.0T

& Is the estimated quantity of 340,000 acres of the Des Moines river grant, sitoate in this Territory, as above:

# Not finally closed.

GENERAL LAND

E. Continued. Statement showing the areas of the several land States and Ter

the amount unsold and undisposed of

Grants States and Territories. for seats Grants for military Reserved Reserved for of goy- services.

for

benefit of ernment

salines. Indians.
& public
buildings

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• Reported by State authorities.

OFFICE STATISTICS.

E. Continued.

ritories, the amount of land disposed of by sale and otherwise, and on the 30th June, 1853.

[blocks in formation]

8805976.00 26459.80 *25640.71

244196.08 149102.00 329880.53 *1286827.44

246339.41 188901.61 +1833412.94 2595053 4115969.97 1362455.10 *2178716.43 460800 22722801.11 213386.65 *2595.51 230400 15049693.70 688083.25 *1824812.11 549120 9083655.94 2092903.91*9771275.51

9134143.81 126711.25*6788124.72

16142293.48 118451.121*8690016.75 2189200 15725388.33 305.75 3739789.00*2065605.49

29262674.59 *71958.05

22773175.57 36880.99---1259269.00

23678486.19 No estimate or report 113682436.00

85225601.00 206349333.00 127383040.00 113589013.00 338384000.00

87488000.00 119739440.00

8955383.75 8923903.21 35798254.66,6024573 1360070681.89 Historical and Commercial Statistics of Chicago.

| Estimated.

We have just received a pamphlet entitled “The Railroads, History and Commerce of Chicago," containing three articles published in the Daily Democratic Press, which shows the Herculean aid rendered by railroads, in building up and maintaining the present famous prosperity of the GARDEN CITY.

We have room at present to quote only a part, and condense the balance of the second article, hoping hereafter to furnish further data from this interesting and valuable publication.

“The River and Harbor Convention which commenced its sessions in this city on the 5th of July, 1847, gave the second great and permanent impulse to Chicago. After the disastrous speculating mania of 1836-37, the city gradually sunk in public favor, till 1842, when the lowest point was reached, and business began to revive. The progress of the city, however, was slow till its advantages were in some measure appreciated and made known by the intelligent statesmen and business men from every part of the Union, who were present at that convention. To the editors, who were present, is Chicago specially indebted, for extending a knowledge of her commercial position. The opening of the Illinois and Michigan canal, in the spring of 1848, gave a marked impetus to our trade, and tended still further to attract the attention of the country to the Garden City. On the 22d of January, 1850, the Galena Railroad was opened forty-two and a half miles to Elgin, and in a very few months demonstrated the important fact, that, owing to the cheapness with which railroads could be constructed in Illinois, they would pay a largo dividend to the stock holders. Eastern capitalists saw that the Mississippi valley was the place to make profitable investments, and in 1851 the chartes of the Illinois Central Railroad turned the attention of the whole Union to Chicago, and made her future pre-eminence no longer doubtful. The completion of the Michigan Southern and the Michigan Central Railroads in 1852, added much to the prosperity of the city; and the commencement of the Rock Island Railroad in the spring of the same year, its rapid progress and immense business, and the fact that Chicago is one of the greatest railroad centres in the country, have all tended to increase our population at the rate of fifty-seven per cent., during the past year—a ratio never before witnessed in the United States, except in California.

With these improvements, there has been a corresponding change in the business of the city. In the fall of 1847, when we first saw Chicago, the business of our merchants was confined mainly to the retail trade. The produce, that was shipped from this port, was all brought to the city by teams. Some of them would come a hundred and fifty miles. Farmers would bring in a load of grain

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