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Accretions--riparian rights........
Anomalous sections.....
Areas of the States and Territories..

152
137
18

Base lines....
Bearing trees...
Boundaries and contents of subdivisions......
Boundaries of the public surveys not to be changed.........

26, 51

32
133
119

Chain, standard .......

27
Chaining, process of

28
Changes of entry

163
Closings and length of lines in certain cases

08
Compass, magnetic and Burt's solar.....

27
Contract and bond of deputy surveyor..

62
joint, when one deputy may verify

65
joint, when two deputies must each verify

65
must be approved by the Commissioner of the General Land
Office....

67
the Manual and instructions a part of every.

67
Copies of General Land Office records, how obtained.............

149
Corners, closing ..........

33
kinds of public....

30
meander....

40
mode of perpetuating

30
obliterated, how restored

1:23
quarter section

38
section......

37

33
standard township......

35
township...

34
Correction lines.

52

standard ......

Deputy surveyors, laws and regulations concerning.......

60

Field books .....

objects and data to be noted in..
Field notes, specimen of.....
Field operations, when to commence ..........
Flats, wide, of surveying.....

40

42
93-117

66
47

( 231 )

General Land Office letters relating to the subdivision of sections and
restoring of lost corners.

142–146
Graduated lands ...

... 164

Homestead law.

Act of June 21st, 1866
Act of May 20th, 1862....
Act of March 21st, 1864..

General Land Office circular in regard to.
Homestead rulings.......
Horizontal measurements

168
172
174
176
171
221
28

Initial point.
Introduction
Islands in rivers, how surveyed............
Islands may be surveyed at cost of applicants.

52
23
47
88

Lakes, ponds, etc., how surveyed...
Lakes, uncovered meandered..
Land, State selections of.....

coal.....
educational grants of
internal improvement

salt spring..
Land department, the public.
Land grants to States and corporations.
Land measure, comparative table of.
Land offices, U.S., where located....
Land offices, legislation in regard to discontinuance of
Land system, the U. S.....
Lands, foreign titles to

commutations of, within railroad limits.

public, rights of foreigners in regard to acquiring.
Land warrants..

Act of June 30, 1858.
Act of June 23d, 1860.....
assignment of....

General Land Office circular relating to...
Laws of Congress relating to surveying the public lands.
Legal subdivisions...
Line trees.....
Lines, of marking.

coursing and measuring
how run.
insuperable objects on........

48
151
186
156
192
194
194

15
186
19
20
227

11
225
222
223

178
.. 183

184
178
181
130
26
28
29
27
29
29

Marking tools....
Meandering....
Meridians, principal.......

28
46

convergency of the.
independent.....
the six principal.

26, 51

27
53
52

Measuring distances over lakes and rivers...

69
Mineral resources of the United States.....

205
Ohio, 206; Indiana, 207; Illinois, 207; Michigan, 208; Wiscon-

sin, 208; Iowa, 209; Missouri, 209; Arkansas, 209; Min-
nesota, 209; Kansas, 210; New Mexico, 210; Colorado, 212;

California, 212; Nevada, 213; Montana, 214; Idaho, 217.
Coal.........

218
Gold and silver...

219
Iron.......

217
Mining claims

195
Mounds, mode of constructing...

31

Oath prescribed to be taken by all persons in the public service......... 64

Pacific railroad....
Pits, witness..
Post and witnesses.
Posts and mounds......
Pre-emptions ........
Prefatory remarks......
Proportionate measurements.

187
33
31
31
189

3
124

Random lines....
Ranges.........
Repayment of purchase money
Restoring missing corners, of ...,

mode of.......
missing interior section corners..
missing meander corners
missing quarter section corners.
missing section corners on township lines....

missing township corners......
Rivers, navigable, how surveyed ....
Rivers, not navigable, how surveyed.......

29
26
162
121
123
125
130
128
125
129
46
47

Scrip, agricultural, and mechanical college

Indian.......

revolutionary bounty
Sections, subdivisions of..
Standard parallels......
Station trees..
Subdividing of sections....
Subdivisional or section lines......
Surveying districts....

legislation in regard to discontinuance of....
Surveying, rates paid for.
Survey of townships west of the meridian

townships east of the meridian..
Surveyors-General.....
Surveys, order of carrying forward the public.....

joint, form of affidavit in the case of.......

made at expense of settlers in certain cases.
Swamp lands...

164
166
167

25
27, 52

28
135
58
15
227
16
53
56
15
51
66
86
49

Tally pins........
Timber, public..
Townships.........
Township lines
Town sites.......

Act of 1867...
True meridian, to find the, with the theodolite

to find the, with the compass

27
158
25
53
158
161
87
82

Variation of the needle........

58, 76

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