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ANNUAL REPORT

OF

THE COMMISSIONER

OF THE

GENERAL LAND OFFICE.

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REPORT

OF THE

COMMISSIONER OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

GENERAL LAND OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., September 29, 1883. . SIR: I have the honor to submit herewith the annual report of the General Land Office for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1883.

The disposal of public lands under all acts of Congress embraced 19,030,796.89 acres, and of Indian lands 399,235.91 acres, making the total disposals 19,430,032.80 acres; an increase over the year 1882 of 5,120,866.30 acres, and an increase over the year 1881 of 8,536,635.75 acres.

The receipts from all sources in connection with the disposals of public lands were $11,088,479.43, and from sales of Indian lands $625,404.27, a total of $11,713,883.70, being an increase over the year 1882 of $3,319,367.66, and an increase over the year 1881 of $6,305,079.54.

The following is a statement in detail of disposals and receipts :

Acres.

273,069.62 2, 179, 955. 14 2, 285, 719. 35

297, 735.50 436, 633, 69 31, 520. 18 15,612. 82 25, 677.00 1.695.90

5, 547,610. 20

Cash sales:

Public sales...
Private entries.
Pre-emption entries
Timber and stone land entries
Desert-land entries....
Mineral entries....
Coal-land entries...
Excess payments on homestead and other entries...
Abandoned military reservations

Total cash sales ....
Miscellaneous:

Homestead entries ....
Timber-culture entries
Donation entries ...
Entries with school warrants
Entries with military bounty land warrants
Entries with agricultural-college scrip.....
Entries with private land-claim scrip (Supreme Court)
Entries with Valentine scrip
Entries with Porterfield scrip
Entries with Israel Dodge scrip
Entries with Wilson scrip...
Entries with Sioux half-breed scrip..
Entries with Chippewa half-breed scrip
State selections (school, swamp, and internal improvement)
Railroad selections....

Total...

8, 171, 914, 38 3, 110, 930, 23

4, 132. 46

289. 85 45, 414, 42

1,440.00 10,580.00 2,600.00

146. 87 800.00

89.00 792. 27

160.00 214, 570.50 1,919, 335. 71

19,030, 796. 89

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