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REPORTS AND LETTERS OF SECRETARY OF WAR-Continued.
Communicating statement showing the comparative rates now paid by
the United States for the transportation of troops and military stores to
quantity and value of subsistence stores issued to Indians under charge
of the Indian bureau....
Marchac, Amite river, Lakes Maurepas and Ponchartrain..
trict of Columbia ....
Diamond, and Coenties
ment in February, 1868..
accounts and the drawing of requisitions therefor by Secretary of War.
of the general assembly, &c. ...
ment in April, 1868...
ment iu May, 1868.
military district, relative to a proposed election to be held therein....
tary establishment in New Mexico and Arizona...
Ordnance, asking trial by courtmartial for offences imputed to him in
a report made to Congress by the Joint Committee on Ordnance......
Communicating copies of papers relating to the case of Fitz John Porter.
Communicating report of the board appointed July 6, 1867, to "examino
the claims of certain contractors for the construction of vessels of war
and steam machinery," under act of Congress approved March 2, 1867.
in the navy yards on the 1st day of January, 1868, and the 1st day
character of the Midway islands in the Pacific ocean
Relative to the iron-clad Monitor ...
Relative to length of line of road completed by Union Pacific Railroad
Company, and its branches, and the Central Pacific Railroad Com-
Minnesota, under act of February 16, 1863..
Chickasaw nation by bands of Kiowa and Comanche Indians.
showing the items omitted and changes made in the bill making appro-
priations for the Indian service for the year ending June 30, 1869
REPORT AND LETTERS OF THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR-Cont'd.
Relative to the present status of the claims of loyal Choctaw and Chicka-
saw Indians, under the forty-ninth article of the treaty with those
tribes of April 28, 1866....
from cutting and removing timber from the common lands of the tribe.
Fé, New Mexico.....
article of the treaty with the Choctaw and Chickasaw nation of Indians
of April 28, 1866
in California, to the Round Valley reservation in that State......
tional interests of District of Columbia.....
Communicating a list of the assistant district attorneys appointed in the
several districts of the United States, and the amount of salary paid
States district attorneys during the years ending June 30, 1865, 1866,
and 1867, and on the organization of his office
of retired and reserved officers of the navy..
statement of the number of white and colored voters registered in each
THE SECRETARY OF
In compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 6th instant, information in
relation to the disposition made of the proceeds of captured and abandoned property received by Colonel Holabird, assistant quartermaster.
March 16, 1868.-Read, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and
ordered to be printed.
March 13, 1868. Sir: in reply to a resolution adopted by the Senate of the United States on the sixth of March instant, requesting the Secretary of the Treasury to inform the Senate whether the examination of the account of Colonel Holabird, assistant quarter master, has been completed by the Third Auditor; and if so, that he state the amount foạnd to be due the fund arising from the proceeds of captured and abandoned property ; whether the amount thus found due has been credited to that fund and charged to the quartermasters' department, and if the balance thus found due has not been credited to said fund; whether the same has not been thus credited and included in the total net sum realized from the sale of captured and abandoned property in the treasury of the United States, I have the honor to transmit the annexed report made to me, at my request, by the Third Auditor of the Treasury, containing all the information in my power to give 1. pon the matters concerning which inquiry is made. Respectfully,
Secretary of the Treasury. The President of the Senate of the United States.
THIRD Auditor's OfFICE, TREASURY DEPARTMENT,
March 11, 1868. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of the Treasury, with the information that an audit of Colonel Holabird's accounts, involving the subject-matter contained in the Senate resolution of March 6, 1868, of which the within is a copy, was accomplished in this office on the 25th of January last past; that the amount found to be due from the quartermasters' department to the fund denominated "captured and abandoned property” was $802,392 48; that said settlement was, on the same day, viz., the 25th January, 1868, reported to the Second Comptroller of the Treasury for examination and certification of the balance arising thereon, as required by law, and was, on the 4th of February following, returned by him to this office fully confirmed. (See Settlement No. 6373, current series.) That on the day following, to wit, the 5th of February, 1868, the balance, so found, was formally certified to the Secretary of War, with the request that he would cause a requisition to issue upon the Secretary of the Treasury, in conformity with said settlement, whereby the appropriation for the “quartermasters' department” would be charged, and the fund captured and abandoned property” credited, and the objects of the settlement thus fully accomplished; and finally, that up to the present time such requisition of the Secretary of War has not issued, so far as this office is aware, and no information has been received from the War Department in relation thereto.