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Was not in service three years; was commissioned March 7, 1776, and resigned, December 28, 1776. (10 per cent. claim.)

George Watkins, pilot, State navy.—2,660; acres. The evidence in support of this claim shows, beyond a doubt, that the service performed was in the commercial department of the State, and therefore not provided for by the bounty land laws of Virginia. This claim was rejected three several times by the authorities of Virginia, and finally allowed by the executive, in 1851, upon no important additional testimony

Robert Watkins, ensign, continental line.—3,416 acres. Rejected. Was not in service three years; was commissioned March 12, 1776 : resigned, March 12, 1778.

Samuel Woodson, captain, continental line.—4,000 acres. Rejected Was not in service three years; was commissioned March 13, 1776, and resigned, December 29, 1777.

Nathaniel Wilkins, lieutenant, continental line.—2,660; acres. Rejected. Was not in service three years; was commissioned February 112, 1776, and resigned, March 6, 1778. (10 per cent. claim.)

Thomas West, captain, continental line.—4,000 acres. Rejected. Was not in service three years; was commissioned February 19, 1777, and resigned, September 9, 1778. (10 per cent, claim.)

THOS. A. HENDRICKS,

Commissioner GENERAL LAND OFFICE, May 12, 1856.

CONGRESS

EXPLORATIONS

IN THE

DACOTA COUNTRY,

IN THE YEAR 1855.

BY

LIEUT. G. K. WARREN,

TIPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEER OF THE “SIOUX EXPEDITION."

WASHINGTON:
A. 0. P. NICHOLSON, SENATE PRINTER.

1856.

REPORT

OF

THE SECRETARY OF WAR,

IN COMPLIANCE

With a resolution of the Senate of the 9th ultimo, calling for a copy of

the report of Lieutenant G. K. Warren of his exploration of the country between the Missouri and Platte rivers and the Rocky Mountains, logether with the maps accompanying the same.

May 7, 1856.—Read ; motion to print referred to the Committee on Printing.
May 14, 1856.-Report : “resolved that it be not printed.” Mr. Weller, to amend by

striking out the word “not." Postponed until to morrow. May 22, 1856.—Amended, considered and agreed to. Resolution agreed to as amended.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, May 5, 1856. Sir: In compliance with the resolution of the Senate of the 9th ultimo, I have the honor to transmit, herewith, a copy of the “report of Lieutenant G. K. Warren, of the United States Topographical Engineer Corps, of his recent exploration of the region of country between the Missouri and Platte rivers and the Rocky Mountains, with the maps accompanying the same." Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JEFF’N DAVIS,

Secretary of War. Hon. J. D. BRIGHT,

President pro tem of the Senate.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, March 26, 1856. DEAR SIR: The Topographical Engineer, Lieutenant G. K. Warren, on General Harney's staff, during the past year's campaign in the region between the Missouri and Platte rivers and Rocky Mountains, has addressed a brief and interesting report (accompanied by a map) to that officer, which contains much useful and newly acquired information respecting the country and routes, rivers and streams traversing it, &c. The report and maps should be printed, as they will be very useful to the troops on that frontier and to travellers and emigrants

. Very respectfully and truly yours,

JEFF'N DAVIS. Hon. John B. WELLER,

Chairman Committee on Military Affairs, Senate.

BUREAU OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS,

Washington, April 10, 1856. SIR: In compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 9th instant, I have the honor to submit the report and map of Lieutenant Warren, called for by that resolution. Respectfully, sir, your obedient servant,

J. J. ABERT,

Colonel Corps Topographical Engineers. Hon. JEFFERSON DAVIS, Secretary of War.

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WASHINGTON D. C., April 9, 1856. Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of a report, made by order of Brevet Brigadier General W. S. llarney, commanding “Sioux Expedition," of my explorations in the Dacota country during 1855, as topographical engineer to the expedition.

It is accompanied by one map on a scale of 1: 600,000, and another on a scale of 1: 300,000, giving the localities of the Indians, and certain vague information obtained from hunters of country not yet es plored instrumentally. These maps contain nearly all the reliable map information concerning Nebraska.

There is also a barometric section of the country between Fort Pierre and Fort Kearny.

In the Appendix to my report will be found an interesting memoir, from Dr. F. V. Hayden, of examinations lately made by him in Nebraska. I am sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. K. WARREN,

Lieutenant Topographical Engineers. Colonel J. J. ABERT,

Chief Topographical Engineer, Washington City.

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