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Private land claims in New Mexico.

Name.

No, of claim.

No. of documents accompanying.

Description of documents accompanying each

claim.

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No. 1. Grants, original, in Spanish. 2. Grant,

translation. 3. Notico. 4. Decision. No. 1. Grant, original, in Spanish. 2. (irant,

translation. 3. Contestants' deeds, original.
4 and 5. Contestants' deeds, translation. 6.
Notice, claimants. 7. Notice, contestants. 8.

Testimony. 9. Decision.
No. 1. Grant, original, in Spanish. 2. Grant,

translation. 3. Deed from Domingo Fernan-
dez to Reynolds & Eaton, (original.) 4 Deed
from same to same, (translation.) 5. Sheriff's
deed to E. W. Eaton. 6. Quit claim deed,
Reynolds to Eaton. 7. Notice. 8. Testimony,

9. Decision. No. 1. Petition, original. 2. Petition, transla

tion. 3. Quit claim deed, F. D. Herrero. 4. Notice. 5. Testimony. 6. Decision. No. 1. Grant, original. 2. Grant, translation.

3. Notice. 4. Testimony. 5. Testimony. 6.

Decision
No. 1. Grant, original. 2. Grant, translation.

3. Notice, original. 4. Notice, translation.

5. Testimony 6. Decision. No. 1. Grant, original. 2. Grant, translation.

3. Notice. 4. Testimony. 5. Decision. No. 1. Grant, original. 2. Grant, translation.

3. Notice. 4. Testimony. 5. Decision. No. 1. Grant, original. 2. Conveyance, original.

3 Grant and conveyance, translation. 4,

Testimony. 5. Notice. 6. Decision.
No. 1. Grant, original. 2. Grant, translation.

3. Notice. 4. Testimony. 5. Decision.
No. 1. Grant, original. 2. Grant, translation.

3. Deed of gifts, original. 4. Deed of gifts,
translation. 5. Testimony. 6. Notice. 7.

Decision.
No. 1. Grant, original. 2. Grant, translation.

3. Notice. 4. Testimony. 5. Decision.
No. 1. Grant, original. 2. Grant, translation.

3. Conveyance from Juan de D' Peña to Juan Estevan Pino, (original.) 4. Same to same, (translation.) 5. Conveyance from Pedro Ortiz to Juan E. Pino, (original.) 6. Same to same, (translation.) 7. Conveyance from Justo P. Pino to Alexander Vallé, (original.) 8. Same to same, (translation.) 9. Notice. 10. Testimony. 11. Decision.

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I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOS. A. HENDRICKS, Commissioner. Hon. JACOB THOMPSON,

Secretary of the Interior.

CONGRESS,

CONTRACTS—WAR DEPARTMENT.

LETTER

TROM

THE SECRETARY OF WAR,

TRANSMITTING

Statements of contracts for the year 1857.

FEBRUARY 10, 1858.-Ordered to be printed.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, February 9, 1858. SIR: In compliance with the requirements of the acts of April 21, 1808, and March 3, 1809, I have the honor to transmit herewith statements showing what contracts have been made under the authority of this department during the year 1857. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN B. FLOYD,

Secretary of War, Hon. JAMES L. ORR

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

List of contracts made by officers of the Quartermaster's Department for fuel, forage, transportation, &c., during the

year 1857.

No.

Place and date.

Parties.

Subject-matter.

Sureties.

1 Ringgold Barracks, Texas, Lieutenant B. Wingate, A. A. Hay: To deliver that post, by December 31, 1856, 250 H. Meklenburger, August 28, 1856. Q. M., with H. C. Davis. tons of hay, at $11 90 per ton.

J. L Rudolph.

Bond, $1,000.
2 New York city, December 27, Captain S. Van Vliet, A. Q. M., Charter-party : Charters the ship Arkwright to transport
1856.
with Simes & Huffer.

troops and supplies from New York to Punta Rasa,
Florida, for the sum of $3,800. 4 lay days allowed ;

demurrage afterwards at $200 per day.
3 San Antonio, Texas, October Lieut. Colonel A. C. Myers, A. Lease: Leasing to the United States the site of Fort Davis,
18, 1856.
Q.M., with John James. Texas, so long as required for military purposes, not

exceeding twenty years from October 7, 1854, with
privilege to cut fuel and timber, for the monthly rent
of $25; also with privilege of purchase at $10 per acre
in five years from date, or at $20 per acre during re-

mainder of the term.
4 Oregon City, Oregon, July 12, Captain D. L. Floyd Jones, A. Transportation of troops, &c.: To transport on the steamer
1856.
A. Q. M., with A. Jamieson. Enterprise, from Oregon City to Dayton, Oregon Terri-

tory, 1 officer and 55 men, at $3 each, and 25 tons of

baggage, at $9 per ton.
5 Tecolote, New Mexico, Octo- Captain L. C. Easton, A.Q. M., Corn: To deliver at Fort Stanton, New Mexico, 6,000 Moore & Rees, Con-
ber 11, 1856.
with Moore & Rees.

fanegas (140 pounds each) of corn, at $5 40 per fanega, elly & Co., John
and 20 cents for each sack not returned ; first delivery Dall. Bond, $22,-
to be made, of 500 fanegas, November 15, 1856; to be 400.
delivered in same quantity, monthly, until the contract

is completed.
Fort Bliss, Texas, July 16, Lieutenant H. M. Lazelles, A. Wood: To deliver within five miles of Fort Bliss, Texas,
1856.
A. Q. M., with George Lyles. such quantities of mezquit roots for fuel as may be re-

quired for use there during one year from July 25,

1856, at $4 25 per cord. 7 Brazos, Texas, November 14, Lieutenant L. O. Morris, A. A. Transportation of troops : To transport on steamboats 1856.

Q. M., with Richard King. from Brazos Santiago to Fort Brown, Texas, companies

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per ton.

12

L and M, 1st artillery, and band of 2d cavalry, with

their baggage, &c., for $950.
8 Fort Randall, Nebraska Terri- Captain S. Van Vliet, A. A. Q. Hay: To furnish for that post 600 tons of hay, at $6 50
tory, July 16, 1856.

M., with T. Bruguièr.
9 Fort Pierre, Nebraska Terri- Captain P. T. Turnley, A. Q. Transportation of supplies : To transport on the steamboat
tory, June 28, 1856.
M., with J. La Baige, jr. St. Mary, from Fort Pierre to Fort Union, Upper Mis-

souri, Lieut. Warren and party, (26 persons,) with
14, 000 pounds of public property, at $40 each for Lieut.
W. and his three assistants; $20 each for the rest; and

$3 50 per 100 pounds for the supplies.
10 Charleston, South Carolina, Lieutenant W. Jenkins, A. A. Transportation of stores: To transport on the schooner
January 3, 1857.
Q. M., with Th. G. Nye.

Pancasset, from Charleston to Fort Capron, Florida,
4,000 bushels of oats for $900.7 lay days for dis-

charging ; demurrage afterwards at $25 per day.
11 | Ringgold Barracks, Texas, De- Lieutenant J. W. Robinson, A. Wood: To deliver at Ringgold Barracks such quantities of
cember 26, 1856.
A. Q. M., with Cecilio Vela. wood as may be required in six months from January

1, 1857, at $1 43 per cord.
New Orleans, Louisiana, Janu- Lieut. Colonel D. D. Tompkins, Transportation of troops : To transport from New Orleans
ary 15, 1857.

D. Q. M. G., with Jennings, to Fort Monroe, on the steamship Philadelphia, 6 offi-
Laughland & Co.

cers, at $60 each, and 111 enlisted men, &c., with

their baggage, &c., at $30 each.
13 Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Major E. S. Sibley, A. Q. M., Ferry: Said Yocum & Likins, in consideration of the grant
July 2, 1856.
with Yocum & Likins.

of the ferry right and use of certain public buildings at
Fort Leavenworth for one year, with privilege of ex-
tension five years, bind themselves to keep a steam
ferry-boat there, free to officers, men, employés,
wagons, animals, &c., pertaining to or connected with

said military establishment, &c.
14 Charleston, South Carolina, Lieutenant S. Breck, jr., A. A. Charter-party : Charter of the schooner William and John
December 11, 1856.
Q. M., with J. W. Cannon. to transport hay from Charleston to Fort Dallas, Fla.,

for $600.
15 Fort Hamilton, New York, Captain G. A. De Russy, R. Q. Erection of a hospital : To build a hospital at Fort Hamil-
September 11, 1856.
M., with J. C. Brown.

ton, according to specifications, for $3,000.
16 New York, January 3, 1857... Captain S. Van Vliet, A. Q. M., Transportation of supplies : To transport from New York

with Lunt, master.

to Benicia, California, 700 half barrels of beef, at

$1 12 per half barrel, per ship Golden Fleece. 17 Fort Davis, Texas, November Lieutenant T. G. Pitcher, R. Wood : To deliver at that post, in quantities as required, A. Young, C. Sali6, 1856. Q. M., with J. Dawson. 1,200 cords of oak wood, at $6 50 per cord.

nas, Jas. Dawson. Bond, $5,600.

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