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1884 report pertains to the national domain, colonization, acquirement of territory, the survey, administration and methods of sale and disposition of the public domain. It includes a sketch of legislative history of the land, states and territories. It also includes references to the land system of the colonies and other foreign governments.
A report prepared by Thomas Donaldson, member of the Public Land Commission and the Committee on Codification. It deals with the origin, growth and disposition of the public domain, tracing the several systems from their origin, and giving full statistics of operations under and results of the several acts for sale and disposition of the public lands up through December 31, 1883. The book includes revisions and addenda to the original June 30, 1880, report.
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"1884 - The Public Domain, Its History with Statistics, Public Land Commission, Thomas Donaldson" (2017). US Government Treaties and Reports. 8.