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IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,

July 13, 1870. Resolved by the Senate, (the House of Representatives concurring,) That there be printed, for the use of the Senate, three thousand extra copies of the Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office for 1869, with accompanying maps, six thousand copies of the same for the use of the House of Representatives, and three thousand copies of the same for distribution by the Commissioner of the General Land Office; also five thousand copies of a condensed edition of the same with the connected map of the United States, for distribution through the State Department, of which three thousand shall be in German, one thousand in French, and one thousand in Swedish. Attest:

GEO. C. GORHAM, Secretary.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

July 15, 1870. Resolved, That the House concur in the foregoing resolution to print extra copies of the Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, with the following amendments: Strike out the words “ accompanying maps," and insert “ connected map of the United States." Attest:

EDW. MCPHERSON, Clerk.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,

July 15, 1870. Resolved, That the Senate agree to the amendment of the House of Representatives. Attest:

GEO. C. GORHAM, Secretary.

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Preliminary abstract......

Aggregate disposal of lands during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1869.

Westward extension of our civilization.....

Influence of foreign immigration............

Outline of the rectangular system of survey....

Method of surveying exteriors or township lines..

Method of subdividing townships.......

Laws of property, pre-emption and homestead titles........

Homestead statistics..................

Pre-emption and homestead rulings........

Land grants in aid of popular education ....

Concessions in aid of internal improvements.......

Cities and towns on the public lands ...........

Establishment, reopening, and changes of location of district land offices and

the adjustmeut of boundaries of land districts......

Accounts of receivers of public money, disbursing agents, surveyors general, and

deputies.........

Fund accounts........

Recommendations of the extension of the prohibition of acquisition of title to

public lands be extended to all the employés of the land system..............

Repayment of purchase-money, &c........

Inundated lands.......

Boundary between New Mexico and Colorado...............................

Changes in the bed of the Missouri River....

Mendocino Indian reservation, in California.................................

Osage Indian lands in Kansas......

Duty of the General Land Office in regard to individual Indian reservations ....

Foreign titles......................

Geological and mineral interests, geological cabinet of the General Land Office,

metallic and non-metallic minerals........

Proceedings to obtain title under the mining laws............................

Early proceedings under the mining statutes.................................

Effect of local mining customs and laws......................................

Status of agricultural lands in mining districts.....

Surveying instructions respecting mining claims..

Fees of registers and receivers in mining claims...............................

Size of mineral claims.......................................................
United States railway system, origin of railways in England and America, rail-

roads of the Atlantic slope, of the Mississippi Valley, transcontinental routes,
railroad subsidies in lands and loans of public credit, statistics of railroad con-

struction, travel, and traffic......

Statistical notices of public land States and Territories :

First division, Gulf States, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida,

and Arkansas.................................

Second division, region of cereals, including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan,

Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, and Dakota Terri-

tory..........................................

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Third division, mineral and grazing region, including Nevada and the Terri-

tories of New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, and Ari-

zona.........................................

145

Fourth division, mineral, agricultural, fur, and timber region of the Pacific

slope, including California and Oregon and the Territories of Washington

and Alaska.....

184

Our national growth, influence in that respect of the public land system ........ 207

Argument on the want of jurisdiction of the United States courts over matters

pending before the executive departments, with correspondence..............

214

Suggestion of the establishment of a cabinet of sands, clays, &c...... ........

221

List of papers in the appendix......

222

Appendix, general tables, reports of surveyors general, &q.................... 225

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