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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
the Union Pacific Railroad Company, to the Union Pacific Railroad
Company, eastern division, and to the Chicago and Northwestern

Railroad Company
Communicating report of Commissary General of Subsistence, showing

quantity and value of subsistence stores issued to Indians under charge

of the Indian bureau....
Relative to cost of opening, for first class steamboat navigation, Bayou

Marchac, Amite river, Lakes Maurepas and Ponchartrain..
Relative to the number of military districts or headquarters in the Dis-

trict of Columbia ....
Relative to expense of removing the reefs in East river known as Battery,

Diamond, and Coenties
Transmitting statement of contracts made by the quartermasters' depart-

ment in February, 1868..
Relative to relinquishment of military reservation at Fort Ridgely
Relative to the course of practice in respect to the settlement of public

accounts and the drawing of requisitions therefor by Secretary of War.
Transmitting copy of constitution framed by the convention of the State

of Virginia.
Transmitting letter of General Canby, and its enclosures, relative to an
ordnance of the South Carolina convention providing for the assembling

of the general assembly, &c. ...
Transmitting statement of contracts made by the quartermasters' depart-

ment in April, 1868...
Transmitting statement of contracts made by the quartermasters' depart-

ment iu May, 1868.
Transmitting communication of General Stoneman, commanding the first

military district, relative to a proposed election to be held therein....
Communicating information relative to expense of maintaining the mili-

tary establishment in New Mexico and Arizona...
Communicating Raynolds's report on the exploration of the Yellowstone

river.....
Communicating letter from Brevet Major General A. B. Dyer, Chief of

Ordnance, asking trial by courtmartial for offences imputed to him in

a report made to Congress by the Joint Committee on Ordnance......
REPORTS AND LETTERS OF SECRETARY OF WAR AD INTERIM, VIZ:

Communicating copies of papers relating to the case of Fitz John Porter.
Communicating further information in relation to the case of Fitz John

Porter
Relative to the reduction of the military reservation of Point San José,

California ...
LETTERS OF SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, VIZ:

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.
Communicating information in relation to the number of persons employed

in the navy yards on the 1st day of January, 1868, and the 1st day
of July, 1863...
Communicating information in relation to the discovery, occupation, and

character of the Midway islands in the Pacific ocean

Relative to the iron-clad Monitor ...
REFORTS AND LETTERS OF THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, viz:

Relative to length of line of road completed by Union Pacific Railroad

Company, and its branches, and the Central Pacific Railroad Com-

pany -
Relative to claimants for indemnity for depredations by Sioux Indians in

Minnesota, under act of February 16, 1863..
Relative to recen: raids and outrages upon citizens of Texas and in the

Chickasaw nation by bands of Kiowa and Comanche Indians.
Communicating statement from acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs,

showing the items omitted and changes made in the bill making appro-

priations for the Indian service for the year ending June 30, 1869
Relative to payment of per capita dividend to Creek Indians .

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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....
Communicating information in relation to the Tabequache band of Utah
Indians, and the treaty of the 2d of March, 1868, with the Utah

Indians
Communicating information in relation to prohibiting the Oneida Indians

from cutting and removing timber from the common lands of the tribe.
Communicating information in relation to the public buildings at Santa

Fé, New Mexico.....
Communicating papers relating to the right of freedmen under the third

article of the treaty with the Choctaw and Chickasaw nation of Indians

of April 28, 1866
Recommending the removal of Indians located on the Smith River farm,

in California, to the Round Valley reservation in that State......
Transmitting special report of Commissioner of Education on educa-

tional interests of District of Columbia.....
REPORTS AND LETTERS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, VIZ:

Communicating a list of the assistant district attorneys appointed in the

several districts of the United States, and the amount of salary paid

them ....
Transmitting report of the amounts paid for special counsel and United

States district attorneys during the years ending June 30, 1865, 1866,

and 1867, and on the organization of his office
Transmitting copies of official opinions given by him relative to the pay

of retired and reserved officers of the navy..
Relative to the case of Lucius P. Bryan, indicted for robbing the mails..
Letter of the General of the Army of the United States, communicating

statement of the number of white and colored voters registered in each
of the States subject to the reconstruction acts of Congress, the num-
ber of persons disfranchised, &c

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2 ED

2d Session.

No 41.

LETTER

OF

THE SECRETARY OF

THE TREASURY,

COMMUNICATING,

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.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

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,

H. McCULLOCH,

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.

JOHN WILSON, Auditor.

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