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STATEMENT of Receipts on account of Ordnance and Admiralty Lands for the Fiscal
Year ended 30th June, 1887.
In charge of Ordnance and Admiralty Lands. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
OTTAWA, 31st December, 1887.
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
Hereto annexed you will find a detailed statement of receipts on account of
I have the honor to be, Sir,
J. A. PINARD,
STATEMENT of Receipts on account of Dominion Lande, for the Year commencing 1st November, 1886, and ending 31st October, 1887.
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.
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.
i Homesteads .......
and cutting hay.....
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