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No. 9.- Estimates of a propriations for the surveying department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1868.
For compensation of surveyors general and their clerks, in addition to the unexpended balances of former appropria.
tions for the same objects.
10, and act of March 3, 1857–11 Statutes, page 212, section 1....
Statufes, page 26. section 1, and act of March 3, 1857-11 Statutes, page 212, section 1.....
12 Statutes, page 244, section 17, and act of July 2, 1864—13 Statutes, page 353, seetion 8.
1861–12 Statutes, page 244, section 17, and act of July 2, 1864–13 Statuten, page 353, section 8...
309, section 10.
1854-10 Statutes, page 309, section 10.
176, section 17, and act of March 14, 1862–12 Statutes, page 369, section 4...
28, 1861-12 Statutes, page 176, seetion 17, and act of March 14, 1862–12 Statutes, page 369, section 4..
page 308. section 1, and act of July 2, 1864-13 Statutes, page 353, section 8..
22, 1834-10 Statutes, page 308, section 1, and act of July 2. 1864-13 Statutes, page 353, section &
Statutes, page 245, section 2........
For compensation of the surveyor general of Nevada, per act of July 4, 1866.....
For compensation of the clerk in the office of the warveyor general of Oregon, per net of September 27, 1850– 19.
9 Statutes, page 496, weetlon 2 .....
410, Meetion 9. For compensation of the surveyor general of Whington Territory, per net of May 30, 1862–12 Statutes, page
2, 500 00
1, 891 05
20. For compensation of the clerks in the office of the surveyor general of Washington Torritory, per act of March
6, 100 00
2,000 00 2, 600 00 2,000 00
1,100 00 2,000 00 2,000 00
2,000 00 1, 500 00
For contingent expenses of the offices of the surveyors general of different surveying districts, in addition to the unez.
pended balances of Jormer appropriations for the same objects.
expenses, per act of July 22, 1851–10 Statutes, page 310, section 10.
per act of March 3, 1853–9 Statutes, page 243, section 2. 27. For rent of office for the surveyor general of Oregon, fuel, books, stationery, and other incidental expenses, per
1, 200 00
1, 500 00
-1, 500 00
1, 500 00
2, 000 00 2,000 00 2, 000 00
2, 000 00 3, 000 00
17, 600 00
EXPLANATION OF THE FOREGOING ESTIMATES. 10. No estimate is submitted, for the reason that existing balances of former appropriations for that putrpose will be more than sufficient for the compensation of the clerks in the office of the surveyor general of New Mexico and Arizona.
22, 23, 24, 27, 28. The organic acts of the respective districts provide $1,000. The amount having proved insufficient, special estimates have been submitted from year to year, and appropriations made according to the actual necessities.
3, 1855–10 Statutes, page 674, section t.
and other incidental expenses, per act of March 2, 1861–12 Statutes, page 244, section 17
other incidental expenses, per act of February 28, 1861–12 Statutes, page 176, section 17.
dental expenses, per act of July 22, 1834-10 Statutes, page 308, section 1.
act of September 27, 1850—9 Statutes, page 496, nection 2. 28. For rent of office for the surveyor general of Washington Territory, fuel, books, stationery, and other incidental
For rent of office for the surveyor general of Nevada, per act of July 4, 1866
14. $2,000 is estimated, for the reason that the existing balance of a former appropriation for the service will be available to the extent of $2,000.
19. $608 95 is estimated, for the reason of unexpended balance of $1,891 05 of former appropriation, caused by a vacancy having existed in the office of surveyor general from August 1, 1865, to May 3, 1866, inclusive, in consequence of the loss at sea of the late surveyor general, on the 31st July, 1865, and his successor not entering tipon his duties until May 4, 1866.
25. No estimate is submitted, for the reason that existing balance of former appropriations will be sufficient for the purpose.
GENERAL LAND OFFICE, September 20, 1866.
No. 10.—Estimates of appropriations required for surveying the public lands for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1868.
EXPLANATION OF THE FOREGOING ESTIMATES.
1. The $15,000 here estimated is to be applied to the survey of pino lands on the upper Mississippi river, and other public lands, situated in the southwestern part of the State south and north of the Minnesota river, required for immediate settlement.
2. $10,000 is estimated for the extension of the lines of the public surveys along the Big Sioux and Missouri rivers and other localities required for actual settlement.
4. $15,000 is estimated for surveys along Platte river, in view of the obligations on the part of the government along the line of the Pacific railroud preparatory to the allotment of
5. $15,000 is estimated for surveys up the Smoky Hill fork, along the overland despatch route, and along the line of the Pacific rallroad, preparatory to the allotment of lands to
6. $15,000 herein estimated is to be applied to the survey of public lands on Platte river, the valleys of Bijoux and Kiowa creeks, valley of Rio Grande, and in the Middle and South
7. $20,000 is estimated for the extension of the surveys of the public lands In Nevada required for actual settlement, and in order to satisfy the State claims, as conteroplated by the act of Congress approved July 4, 1866.
8. $15,000 is estimated for the initiation of the system of public surveys by establishment of the base line and principal meridian in this new Territory, and such other surveys as
9. No extimate is submitted, owing to the fact that no demand exists in New Mexico for lands, none taving been sold as yet.
11.830,000 is estimated for the surveys of the public lauds along the Pacific railroad and other portions of that State where settlements exist and call for surveys.
12. $20,000 is estimated for the extension of the lines of public surveys in Oregon, along the Pacific ocean, east and west of the Cascade mountains, in the valleys of the John Day
13. $10,000 is estimated for the survey of the public lands in Washington Territory situated east of Shoalwater bay, north of 7th standard parallel, north and west of Cascade
14. No estimate is submitted for the survey of public lands in Utah Territory, there being no adequate settlers there desirous of acquiring public lands. Out of 2,500,000 acres
15. $15.000 is estimated to establish and mark the northern boundary of California, so as to enable the surveyor general of California and Oregon to close upon it the lines of public
16. $19,000 is estimated for surveying and marking the northern boundary of New Mexico, so as to ascertain whether the adjudication of claims to lands under treaty of Guadalupe
NOTE.-By the act of Congress approved May 30, 1862, the power of fixing the rates per mile for surveys is expressly delegated to the Commissioner, but "In no case to exceed the maximum established by law." It is bence his duty to reduce the rates under the maximum stipulated in the estimates, according as circumstances may allow, and therefore the maximum in said estiinates are by no means to be considered as the controlling rates.
REMARK.-No estimates are here submitted for the survey of Indian and other reservations, contemplated by the 6th section of the act of Congress approved April 8, 1864, (Statutes, vol. 13, page 41,) as such estimates should more appropriately emanate from the office of Indian affairs, whose province it is to determine the localities and extent of such reserves, as the Indian office was advised by letter of the 19th September, 1866, from the Commissioner of the General Land Office.
GENERAL LAND OFFICE, September 20, 1866.
No. 11 A. SURVEYOR General's Office, Dubuque, June 30, 1866. Sir: In compliance with your instructions, under date of the 19th instant, to prepare and forward an annual report of the surveying service in this district to the close of the present fiscal year, I have the honor to submit the following:
These instructions were received only five days in vance of the time at which I ain peremptorily ordered to place the office in the custody of William Johnson. There remained then to be executed discriptive lists of fifteen town. ships in Wisconsin, the arrangement and transmission to your office of lists of swamp land selections of the eighty counties in Iowa, which had been lodged in this office, and the preparation and forwarding to yon my quarterly aceounts. I could not notify the governor of Wisconsin that the archives of this office, pertaining to that State, were in readiness to be turned over until said descriptive lists had been completed, and as this could not be done within the time prescribed by you, it has been out of my power to comply with your order upon this subject.
I had contemplated the making of an elaborate final report, that should describe the changes that have from time to time been made in the instructions governing the mode of surveying, with the localities in which particular instructions have been applied, the locality of the vacant lands, with a particular description of them, the location and present population of all the cities and villages in the district, the several mineral regions, with a particular account of each, the railroads, domestic trade, &c. I had taken steps to acquire reliable and complete information upon these several subjects; but it would be impossible, within the five days to which your order of the 19th instant limits my incumbency, to write such a report, even were the materials for it at hand, and could I give to the subject my exclusive attention. Indeed, the time at my command will only admit of my giving the operations within this district during the last ten months in the following tabular form:
OFFICE WORK. Examining and correcting the notes of the survey of one hundred and five miles and seventy-five links of township lines.
Examining and correcting the field-notes of the subdivisional survey of fiftyeight townships embracing a traverse of three thousand eight hundred and fourteen miles thirty-seven chains and seventy-seven links.
Constructing original maps of the same.
Miscellaneous work and correspondence.
port, vul of the appropriation of July 2, 1864.