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OF THE

COMMISSIONER OF GENERAL LAND OFFICE

TO THE

SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR

FOR

THE YEAR 1871,

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1872.

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REPORT

OF THE

COMMISSIONER OF THE GENERAL

GENERAL LAND OFFICE.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

General Land Office, November 1, 1871. SIR: In compliance with a resolution adopted by the Senate of the United States, February 28, 1855, I have the honor to present the following as an abstract of the accompanying annual report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1871, viz:

Acres. Disposal of public lands by ordinary cash sales.

1,389, 982. 37 Military, bounty-land warrant locations, under acts of 1847, 1850, 1852, and 1855.

525, 920.00 Homestead entries under act of 1862 and amendments

4, 600, 326. 23 Agricultural college scrip locations.

494,446.98 Certified to railroads

2,911, 938. 36 Certified for wagon-roads.

397, 981. 44 Lands approved to States as swamp, and selected as indemnity for those covered by adverse rights..

428, 597.01 Chippewa and Sioux Indian scrip locations.

16,513.00 Total...

10,765, 705. 39

8,095, 413.00

Sales of previous year.
Increased disposal..

2,670, 292. 39

Cash receipts under various heads..

$2,929, 284 70

Total area of the land States and Territories
Surveyed within the last fiscal year.
Which, with the 528,862,461 acres already surveyed, amounts to
Leaving yet to be surveyed...

Acres. 1,834,998, 400

22,016, 608 550, 879, 069 1, 284, 119, 331

List of papers constituting annual report of the Commissioner of the General

Land Office.

1. Surveys of public lands, showing progress made during the past fiscal year, and giving list of United States surveyors and districts under their inmediate superintendence; also, list of the different district land offices.

2. Synopsis of the surveying service in the different surveying districts.

3. Survey of morass lands along Little Calumet River. 4. Survey of confirmed private land claims in Colorado.

5. Survey of Indian reservations, comprising the Ponca reserve, Nez Percé, White Earth Indian reservation, Osage diminished reservation

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