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STATEMENT of Receipts on account of Ordnance and Admiralty Lands for the Fiscal

Year ended 30th June, 1887.

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WILLIAM MILLS,

In charge of Ordnance and Admiralty Lands. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

OTTAWA, 31st December, 1887.

No. 8.

ACCOUNTS.

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OTTAWA, 29th December, 1887. SIR, — I have the honor to submit the following report referring to the accounts of this Department for the year ending 31st October, 1887.

The steady increase in the business of this Department consequent upon the continued settlement of the Dominion lands in Manitoba and the NorthWest Terri. tories and, latterly, in British Columbia, bas caused a natural increase in the accounts of this Branch.

Four years' experience of the now system of keeping the accounts, inaugurated in July 1883, when I was appointed Accountant of this Department, has proven that the radical change then made has been a completo success and has met the wants of the Department. The satisfaction which our method of keeping the accounts has given to the Finance Department and to the office of the Auditor-General is an addi. tional testimony to the efficiency of the staff of this Branch, which consists only of three permanent officers and three extra clarks.

Orer 7,000 cheques were issued during the Departmental year in connection with the payments made for the different services under the control of this Department. A very large number of serip notes were issued during the year on account of Manitoba and North-West half-breads, original white settlers, military bounty, and also in favor of colonization compauies. The payments made in connection with claims for losses caused by the Insurrection of halt breeds and Indians, the distribution of seed grain and the relief of distress in the North-West Territorios, have caused a great deal of additional work in the Branch.

The total receipts for sale and rents of ordnance and admiralty lands for the
Departmental year has been $27,133.28.

Hereto annexed you will find a detailed statement of receipts on account of
Dominion lands showing the monthly revenue from all sources for the twelve months
ending 31st October, 1887.
Gross revenue in cash.........

$188,487 76
Scrip redeemed and warrants located..

241,331 48

Total

$429,819 24

I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your obedient servant,

J. A. PINARD,

Accountant.
A, M, BURGESS, Esq.,
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior,

Ottawa.

STATEMENT of Receipts on account of Dominion Lande, for the Year commencing 1st November, 1886, and ending 31st October, 1887.

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Month.

Homestead Fees.

1886.

$ cts.

November
December.

1,376 00
1,820 00

1887.

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APPENDIX A. STATEMENT of Entries, affecting Dominion Lands, which were made at the Head Office and at the Agencies of the several under

mentioned Colonization Companies, during the Year commencing 1st November, 1886, and ending 31st October, 1887.

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Head Office....
Primitive Methodist Colonization Co...... 3
York Farmers' Colonization Oo ..... ... 13
Montreal and Western Colonization Co... 2
Saskatchewan Land and Homestead Co..

480
2,080

320
7,040

2
6
2
30

320
960

320
4,800

APPENDIX B.

ABSTRACT of Letters Patent covering Dominion Lands situated in Manitoba, the

North-West Territories and British Columbia, issued from the Department of the Interior between the 1st of November, 1886, and the 31st of October, 1887.

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i Homesteads .......
2 Sales .......
3 Half-breed allotments
4 Grants under Manitoba Act
6 Grants in commutation of right of common

and cutting hay.....
6 Special grants ...
7 Hudson Bay Company grants.
8 Canadian Pacific Railway Company grants...
9 North-West half-breed grants.
10 Coal land sales
11 Free wood lots................................. ........
12 Vancouver Island Railway grants
13 Manitoba and North-Western Railway Com-

paly grants 14 Forest tree culture claims 16 School lands sales ..... 16 Manitoba South-Western Colonization Rail.

way Company 17 North-West Coal and Navigation Company's

grants .... 18 Mining lands sales

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