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tee, Mason, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Otsego and Wexford. They are located chiefly south of the line of the Flint and Pere Marquette, and west of the Indiana and Grand Rapids railroad routes, with an idea to secure lands adjacent to the settled portions of the State.

In the months of March, April and May, I filed with the Registers of the following District Land Offices lists as follows, to wit: In the Ionia District, for.....

12,319.44 Detroit District, for

20,491.58 Traverse City District, for

116,191.69 Saginaw District, for

444.89

Making the aggregate of.....

149,447.60 None of the above lands have, as yet, been confirmed to the State.

Some of the preliminary steps bave been taken to locate the remainder due by the terms of this grant, which amounts to about 90,000 acres.

The expenses thus far attending the selections, have been comparatively light-less than six hundred dollars-a detailed statement of which is herewith submitted. All of which is respectfully submitted.

SAMUEL S. LACEY,

Agent.

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LANSING:
JOHN A. KERR & CO., PRINTERS TO THE STATE.

R E PORT.

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OFFICE OF THE BOARD OF State AUDITORS,

Lansing, Dec. 1, A. D. 1864. To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of Michigan:

In obedience to the requirements of law, the undersigned respectfully submit the following Report, showing the proceedings of the Board of State Auditors for the fiscal year ending the 30th day of November, A. D. 1864.

JAMES B. PORTER,

Secretary of State,
JOHN OWEN,

State Treasurer,
SAMUEL S. LACEY,

Com. State Land Office.

Annual Settlement with the State Treasurer. The Board of State Auditors, for the purpose of making an annual settlement with the State Treasurer, met at the office of the Secretary of State on the 22d day of January, A. D. 1864.

Present, Hon. James B. Porter, Secretary of State, Hon. Emil Anneke, Auditor General, and Hon. Samuel S. Lacey, Commissioner of the State Land Office.

The Hon. John Owen, State Treasurer, having exhibited his account current with the State of Michigan, and the same having been compared by the Board, with the books of the Auditor General, we find that during the fiscal year ending the 30th day of November, 1863, the State Treasurer has received into the Treasury, the sum of three millions four hundred eighty-one

thousand six hundred and seventy-six dollars and sixty cents, and that he has disbursed three millions one hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred and fifty-five dollars and fiftytwo cents, showing a balance in the Treasury of three hundred and fifty-four thousand one hundred and twenty-one dollars and eight cents, for which balance he exhibited duly accredited vouchers and certificates.

JAMES B. PORTER,

Secretary of State,
EMIL ANNEKE,

Auditor General,
SAMUEL S. LACEY,

Com. State Land Office.

ADJUSTMENT OF CLAIMS. G. & C. Merriam vs. the State of Michigan. The parties in this case, claimed as due them, the sum of $559 09, to balance an account against the State for 2,000 Webster's Unabridged Dictionaries, furnished the State in the years 1858 and 1859, together with the sum of $134 18 interest on said balance, from March 1st, 1859, to March 1st, 1863. The claim was accompanied by a memorial of the parties, G. & C. Merriam, setting forth in full its nature and the action of the Legislature in regard thereto. The memorial and account aforesaid were verified by the affidavits of G. & C. Merriam. After duly canvassing the claim aforesaid, the Board awarded G. & C. Merriam the sum of $435 09, the amount shown to be due by the vouchers in the Department of Public Instruction, for dictionaries received and distributed by the agents of the State.

In the matter of the Marquette and Ontonagon Railway Company,

and the Marquette and Ontonagon Railroad Company. Whereaş, An Act of the Legislature of the State of Michigan, approved March 17, 1863, conferring certain lands, rights and privileges upon the Marquette and Ontonagon Railroad Com

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