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46TH CONGRESS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. , Ex. Doc. 47,
3d Session.

Part 4.

1141

THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.

ITS HISTORY,

WITH STATISTICS,

WITH REFERENCES TO THE NATIONAL DOMAIN, COLONIZATION, ACQUIREMENT OF
TERRITORY, THE SURVEY, ADMINISTRATION AND SEVERAL METHODS OF
SALE AND DISPOSITION OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN OF THE UNITED
STATES, WITH SKETCH OF LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF THE
LAND STATES AND TERRITORIES, AND REFERENCES
TO THE LAND SYSTEM OF THE COLONIES,

AND ALSO THAT OF SEVERAL

FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS.

PUBLIC LAND COMMISSION.

COMMITTEE ON CODIFICATION.

PRE. ED, IN PURSUANCE OF THE ACTS OF CONGRESS OF MARCH 3, 1879, AND
JUNE 16, 1880, BY THOMAS DONALDSON, OF THE COMMISSION AND
COMMITTEE, AND GIVING THE RESULT OF THE SEVERAL
LAND LAWS FOR THE SALE AND DISPOSITION OF

THE PUBLIC DOMAIN TO JUNE 30, 1880.

REVISED JULY 16, 1881.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1881.

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ORGANIZATION.

COMMITTEES AND PUBLICATIONS

OF

THE PUBLIC LAND COMMISSION.

ACTS OF CONGRESS OF MARCH 3, 1879, AND JUNE 16, 1880.

PRESIDENT, JAMES A. WILLIAMSON, Commissioner General Land Office.

CLARENCE KING, U. 8. Geologist.
ALEXANDER T. BRITTON.
JOHN W. POWELL.

THOMAS DONALDSON.
SECRETARY, CLARENCE E. DUTTON, Capt. Ordnance, U. 8. A.

COMMITTEES OF THE COMMISSION.

Committee on Classification :
JAMES A. WILLIAMSON, Chairman, ex officio.
CLARENCE KING.
JOHN W. POWELL.

Committee on Codifica'ion:
JAMES A. WILLIAMSON, Chairman, ex officio.
ALEXANDER T. BRITTON.
THOMAS DONALDSON.

PUBLICATIONS OF THE COMMISSION.

Prepared and compiled by the Commission:

Preliminary report, with testimony, February 24, 1880, 1 vol.

By the Committee on Codification. Prepared and compiled by Mr. Alexander T. Britton:

United States Land Laws, General and Permanent, 1 vol.

United States Land Laws, Local and Temporary, 2 vols. Prepared and executed by Mr. Thomas Donaldson :

The Public Domain, its History, with Statistics, 1 vol.

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