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The report of the Public and Commission, Committee on Codification, report with statistics and references to the national domain, colonization, acquirement of territory, the survey, administration and several methods of sale and disposition of the public domain of the United States.
Prepared by Thomas Donaldson, member of the Public Land Commission's Committee on Codification, this publication containing 33 chapters, gives the origin, growth and disposition of the lands in the public domain, tracing several systems from their origin, and providing full statistics of operations under and the results of several acts for the sale and disposition of public lands up to June 30, 1880.
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