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H.—Estimates of surveyor general of New Mexico for appropriations, &c.—Continued.

On surveying account :

For public surveys, base, standard parallel, exterior township and subdivisional lines..

For private claim surveys, private land claims confirmed by Congress under act of July 22, 1854.

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JAMES K. PROUDFIT,

Surveyor General.

SURVEYOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 30, 1872.

H.-Report of the surveyor general of Colorado.

SURVEYOR GENERAL'S OFFICE, Denver, Colorado Territory, October 1, 1-72.

SIR: I have the honor to submit the official operations of this office for the year ending June 30, 1872, together with an estimation for the surveying service for the year ending June 30, 1874, and office expenses for the same year.

Statement A, showing the surveys made under the regular appropriation for the year ending June 30, 1872.

Statement B, showing the surveys made under act of Congress approved March 3, 1871, on the Kansas Pacific Railway grant.

Statement C, showing the surveys made under the act of Congress approved May 3, 1862, and the amendatory act thereto, approved March 3, 1871.

Statement D, containing the number and names of mining claims, together with the area and the amount deposited to pay for the same, surveyed under the act of Congress approved July 26, 1866, and the amendatory act thereto, approved May 10, 1-72.

Statement E, containing the number of townships surveyed during the year ending June 30, 1872, and the area of public land contained in the same.

Statement F, containing the amount of salaries paid the surveyor general and clerks in his office for the year ending June 30, 1872, and incidental expenses for the sale period.

Statement G contains an estimate for the surveying service for the year ending June 30, 1874, and the office expenses for the same year.

In this Territory, during the past year, a great number of new discoveries of gold and silver have been made, and large amounts of ore taken out and shipped for treatment, and the mining interests were never in a more prosperons condition tuan at present. The number of mining claim surveys continues to increase to such an extent that this office, with its present force, can scarcely keep up the work, and from presit indications the increase will be still greater.

This Territory is rapidly filling up with settlers, and during the coming year extersive surveys will be required to meet the want of settlers.

The completion and projection of new railroads throughout the different sections of the Territory are rapidly developing the vast resources of Colorado.

The Denver and Rio Grande Railway (narrow guage) is now completed to Pueblo distance of one hundred and eighteen miles from Denver, and is being rapidly extended to the coal fields near Canyon City. The Colorado Central Railroad is also com pleted to a point a few miles from Central City, and will be finished to that point in a short time.

The Kansas Pacific are building a branch from Kit Carson to Fort Lyon, and t’-Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fé Railroad Company are constructing a road upta Arkansas River, and are now some forty miles below Fort Lyon.

The Platte Valley Railroad is now in course of construction up the Platte Vallox from Julesburgh; and other railroads are being projected, all of which are develop.... the resources of this Territory and rapidly filling it up with settlers.

It affords me no little satisfaction to preface my report with congratulatory ex:--sions of the rapid growth and prosperity of Colorado during the past twelve montes In all departments of industry, in agriculture, in mining, in railway enterprises, Lie creased activity has prevailed, the natural result of a steady and healthy emigrat sen to our Territory.

A comparison of the statistics of the business of this office for the past year w afford gratifying evidence of the energy of our people and the general thrift which has followed their efforts.

The season just closing has been remarkably favorable to the agricultural intra and farm products are in consequence more abundant and nutritious than ever before

Timely and copious rains have rendered irrigation almost unnecessary, and vegetation of all kinds has flourished beyond all precedent in this region.

Mining enterprises have been prosecuted within the past year with marked success in Colorado. Many new mines have been discovered and opened, the products of which are very rich in precious metals. It is confidently believed that another season will develop the fact that the mining districts of Colorado cannot be surpassed in any other portion of the continent.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Hon. WILLIS DRUMMOND,

W. H. LESSIG,
Surveyor General of Colorado.

Commissioner General Land Office, Washington, D. C.

A.—Statement of account of surveys made under regular appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1872.

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B.-Statement of account of surveys made under act of March 3, 1871, within the limits of the Kansas Pacific Railroad.

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C.-Statement showing surveys made under act of Congress approved May 30, 1862, and the amendatory act thereto, approved March 3, 1871.

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D.-Statement containing the number and names of mining claims, together with the area and amount deposited to pay for the same, surveyed under act approved July 26, 1866, and the amendatory act thereto, approved May 10, 1872.

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E.-Statement showing the number of townships surveyed during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1872, and the area of public land contained in the same.

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