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Title: Biennial report of the Department of Agriculture of the State of Florida, Land Division
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Twenty-Sixth Biennial Report
of the
Department of Agriculture
of the
STATE OF FLORIDA




Land and Field Note


Divisions


For the Biennium from July 1, 1938, to July 1, 1940,
The End of the Fiscal Year, Under
Chapter 10124, Acts of 1925.



JULY 1, 1941



NATHAN MAYO
Commissioner of Agriculture
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA




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FLORIDA'S CAPITOL
BUILDINGS




FIRST BUILDING
Begun 1838. Finished 1842

SECOND BUILDING
Begun 1901. Finished 1902

PRESENT BUILDING
Begun 1922. Finished 1923

NORTH WING ADDITION
Begun 1937. Finished 1938
















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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL


DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, STATE OF FLORIDA
COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE


TALLAHASSEE, FLA., JULY 1, 1940


To His Excellency,
Spessard L. Holland,
Governor of the State of Florida.

SIR:

As provided by law, I herewith submit my Report of
the Department of Agriculture, Land and Field Note
Divisions, for the Biennium from July 1, 1938, to July 1,
1940.

Respectfully submitted,

NATHAN MAYO,
Commissioner of Agriculture.













PREFACE


To submit a report that will give the best results, we
find it necessary to present each branch or division of the
Department separately, treating each subject or division
separate and distinct from the other. Each division will
not only be treated separately, but the report of each
division will be printed under separate cover.

In order that the public may be advised of the magni-
tude and importance of the Department of Agriculture,
we give below an outline of the duties of the Commis-
sioner of Agriculture without giving a treatise on each
subject:

1-The Division of Agriculture.
2-The Division of Immigration.
3-The Prison Division.
4-The Pure Food and Drugs, Stock Feed and Ferti-
lizer Division.
5-The Land Division.
6-The Field Note Division.
7-Oil Inspection Division.
9-Chemistry Division.
9-State Marketing Bureau.

In addition to the above, the Commissioner of Agricul-
ture is a member of the following Boards.
1-The Board of Commissioners of State Institutions.
2-The Board of Pardons.
3-The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund.
4-The Board of Drainage Commissioners.
5-The State Live Stock Sanitary Board.
6-State Text Book Commission.
7-State Board of Conservation.






















STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

LAND DIVISION




N than M ayo .......... .. ... ...................... Com m issioner

F. Elgin Bayless ........................ ..Chief of Land Division

H. L. Shearer...........Ass't Chief Clerk and Abstract Clerk

Miss Helen Parks...........Certificate Clerk and Stenographer

M iss Daisy Ferrell ........................................ Ass't Abstract Clerk










Land Division

The head of this Department was formerly entitled
"Commissioner of Lands and Immigration," and this
Department was recognized as a Land Department only.
Under the present Constitution and Laws of this State,
the Land Division is now only one of the many varied
divisions of the Department of Agriculture, yet it re-
mains one of the most important branches of this office.
Perfect titles to lands in Florida are of the greatest im-
portance to the citizens of this rapidly growing State
and, through this Division titles to over twenty-two mil-
lion acres, being more than two-thirds of all the lands
in Florida, have vested in the State of Florida and are
covered by the land records of this office, which show
the original title.
These lands were granted under the various Acts of
Congress to the State and conveyed by the State to pri-
vate parties under various Acts of the Legislature of
Florida. Many deeds of conveyance from the State have
never been recorded in the different counties, nor are the
patents and approved lists issued under the different Acts
of Congress, of record in these different counties; con-
sequently, we are daily receiving many letters request-
ing the status of lands, and issuing many certificates
under Section 2724, Revised General Statutes of Florida,
perfecting such titles.
A detailed statement of the said Acts of Congress
granting these lands to this State and Acts of the Legis-
lature of Florida, authorizing sale of same, are fully giv-
en in this report, from which it will be clearly seen, that
a title from the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund of Florida for State swamp and Internal Improve-
ment Lands and from the Board of Education of the
State of Florida for State school lands is a perfectly
valid title and must not be confused with a tax title,
which is a statutory title issued to lands sold to the State
for taxes.










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While the acreage now owned by the State has greatly
decreased the inquiries about lands which the State has
disposed of, as well as about lands now owned by the
State increase every year in proportion to the continued
increase in population and the increased value of the
lands. Furthermore, many of the State lands in the
Everglades have been subdivided into small tracts, and
the Trustees are now selling certain State lands on pur-
chase contracts terms running from one to ten years,
6% interest on deferred payments. Consequently, the
work in the Land Department has further increased and
requires the greatest accuracy. The records of this
Department are of the very greatest value to the people
of the State, as the original titles to all lands disposed
of by the State must be kept in this Department, making
it most important that a perfect record be kept for the
use of the present as well as for future generations.
Since 1877 complete records of all deeds and transac-
tions have been kept, and the records are in good condi-
tion; but prior to 1877 it was not the custom to keep any
record of copies of deeds, and these records are very im-
perfect. Some of them disappeared during reconstruc-
tion days. This being the case it is necessary to make
most careful search of the old files, abstracts and tract
books, in order to perfect the records.
Many transactions regarding the old legislative grants
and old conveyances to the old Railroad and Canal Com-
panies and illegal conveyances made just after the Civil
War, during Carpet Bag Rule, are unwritten. Many of
the inquiries about such lands require much time and
very careful search, on account of the condition of the
old and imperfect records kept at that time.
The abstract, which is now being prepared, will cor-
rect all errors and will show the various Acts of Con-
gress, granting the different classes of lands to the State,
the date of all patents and approved lists to the State
and all conveyances out of the State, and out of the United










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States; making a complete abstract of all conveyances of
lands by the United States and by the State.
This work is being done by a clerk, assisted by the
Chief Land Clerk, whose long service in the Land De-
partment has made him familiar with the .old and im-
perfect records. Without the experience of many years
in this Department it would be most difficult for one
not familiar with the records, to get together all the in-
formation to make a complete abstract, which abstract is
absolutely necessary to preserve the titles to all the lands
in the State.
In making the examinations of the records for data
for the abstract, we continue to find tracts of valuable
lands which were erroneously shown on the maps to have
been conveyed years ago, that still belong to the State.
The lands approved and patented by the United States
to the State of Florida are known as Swamp and Over-
flowed Lands, and Swamp Indemnity Lands. Lands
granted to the State of Florida by Special Acts of Con-
gress, but not conveyed by patent, are known as Internal
Improvement Lands, School Lands, School Indemnity
Lands, Seminary Lands and Lands granted to the State
specifically for Railroads.
The Swamp and Overflowed Lands granted to the
State under Act of Congress, approved September 28,
1850, and the Internal Improvement Lands granted to
the State under Act of Congress, approved September
4, 1841, are irrevocably vested in five Trustees, to-wit:
The Governor, who is chairman of the Board; the State
Treasurer, the Attorney General, the Comptroller and the
Commissioner of Agriculture, and their successors in
office, under Section 1055, Revised General Statutes of
Florida.
The minutes of the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund relating to the State lands are of general pub-
lic interest, as they show all their transactions and agree-










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ments. Copies of these minutes can be had by writing
the Secretary of the Trustees for same.
The School Lands granted to the State, under Act of
Congress of March 3, 1845, are vested in the State Board
of Education, consisting of the Governor, who is chair-
man of the Board; the Secretary of State, the Attorney
General, the State Treasurer and the State Superintend-
ent of Public Instruction, under Sections 601, 602 and
3798, Revised General Statutes of Florida.
Section 173, Revised General Statutes, requires the
seal of "The Department of Agriculture of the State of
Florida" to be affixed on all Deeds conveying lands sold
by the State and all Deeds with said seal attached are
valid and no witnesses are required.
There are no fixed prices on State lands and prices are
only put on same, upon application, and only for five days
acceptance.
The certificate of the Commissioner of Agriculture,
under his official seal, of the ownership of any lands in
this State, shall be prima facie evidence of the facts
therein certified. See Sections 2724, 2725, 2726, Revised
General Statutes of Florida, and Chapter 7381, Acts of
1917.
Following are shown the various Acts of Congress
granting all the above classes of lands to the State and
tables giving a full and complete statement, in detail, of
all the lands approved and patented to the State, and the
lands disposed of by the State, and lands now on hand.
There are shown, also, in this report, the number of
acres still owned by the United States Government sub-
ject to homestead entry, giving the number of acres in
each county.
Following are copies of the several Acts of Congress
granting the different classes of lands to the State of
Florida, with explanations in regard to same:










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SWAMP AND OVERFLOWED LANDS

Chapter LXXXVI, Act of September 28, 1850. Be it
enacted, etc.:

"That to enable the State of Arkansas to construct the
necessary levees and drains to reclaim the swamp and
overflowed lands therein, the whole of those swamp and
overflowed lands made unfit thereby for cultivation
which shall remain unsold at the passage of this Act,
shall be, and the same are hereby, granted to said State.
"Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the
duty of the Secretary of the Interior, as soon as may be
practicable after the passage of this Act, to make out
an accurate list and plats of lands described as aforesaid
and transmit the same to the Governor of the State of
Arkansas, and, at the request of said Governor, cause
a patent to be issued to the State therefore; and on that
patent the fee simple to said lands shall vest in the said
State of Arkansas, subject to the disposal of the Legis-
lature thereof; Provided, however, That the proceeds of
said lands, whether from sale or by direct appropriation
in kind, shall be applied, exclusively, as far as necessary,
to the purpose of reclaiming said lands by means of the
levees and drains aforesaid.
"Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in making
out a list and plats of the lands aforesaid, all legal sub-
divisions, the greater part of which is 'wet and unfit for
cultivation,' shall be included in said list and plats; but
when the greater part of a subdivision is not of that
character, the whole of it shall be excluded therefrom.
"Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the provisions
of this Act be extended to, and their benefits be conferred
upon each of the other States of the Union in which such
swamp and overflowed lands, known and designated as
aforesaid, may be situated."










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SWAMP LAND INDEMNITY
See Acts of Congress, March 2, 1855, and March 3, 1857
(Act of 1857 continues in force Act of 1855). Sec. 2,
Act of March 2, 1855: "Sec. 2. And be it further en-
acted, that upon due proof, by the authorized agent of
the State or States, before the Commissioner of the
General Land Office, that any of the lands purchased
were swamp lands within the true intent and meaning
of the Act aforesaid, the purchase money shall be paid
over to said State or States; and where the lands have
been located by warrant or script the said State or States
shall be authorized to locate a quantity of like amount,
upon any of the public lands subject to entry; at one
dollar and a quarter per acre, or less, and patents shall
issue therefore, upon the terms and conditions enumerated
in the Act aforesaid: Provided, however, the said deci-
sions of the Commissioner of the General Land Office
shall be approved by the Secretary of the Interior."
It is proper to state in connection with this, that no
lands sold, or in any way conveyed by the United States
Government, that are swamp, and overflowed, since the
Act of 1857, come under the benefits of this Act. Such
lands are a clear loss to the State, as the Government in
no case reimburses the State.

INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT LANDS
What we call the "Internal Improvement Lands Proper"
are the lands conveyed to the State, under an Act of
Congress bearing date of September 4, 1841, and grant-
ing 500,000 acres; Section 8 of Chapter XVI, of said Act
of September 4, 1841, page 455, U. S. Statutes at Large,
reads: "Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That there
shall be granted to each State specified in the first sec-
tion of this Act, five hundred thousand acres of land for
purposes of internal improvement: Provided, That to










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each of the said States which has already received grants
for said purposes, there is hereby granted no more than
a quantity of land which shall, together with the amount
such State has already received as aforesaid, make five
hundred thousand acres, the selections in all of the said
States to be made within their limits respectively, in
such manner as the Legislatures thereof shall direct; and
located in parcels conformibly to sectional divisions and
subdivisions, of not less than three hundred and twenty
acres in any one location on any public land except such
as is or may be reserved from sale by any law of Con-
gress or proclamation of the President of the United
States, which said location may be made at any time
after the lands of the United States in said States re-
spectively, shall have been surveyed according to exist-
ing laws. And there shall be, and hereby is, granted to
each new State that shall hereafter be admitted into the
Union, upon such admission, so much land as, including
such quantity as may have been granted to such State
before its admission, and while under a Territorial Gov-
ernment, for purpose of internal improvement as afore-
said, as shall make five hundred thousand acres of land,
to be selected and located as aforesaid."

DISPOSITION OF INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT
LANDS

An Act of the Legislature, Chapter 3474, approved
February 16, 1883, directed that the remainder of these
lands be set apart and the proceeds from the sale of the
same be applied to the payment of certain bonded in-
debtedness of the counties which had issued bonds for
aid in building certain railroads in the State.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund ac-
cepted and approved the Act of the Legislature to dis-
tribute the funds arising from the sale of the "Internal
Improvement Lands Proper" to the bonded counties.
After distributing these funds for several years, it was










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found that some of the counties stopped the levy of their
tax for payment of their bonds, while others continued
the same. As a result of this action, some of the coun-
ties liquidated their indebtedness, while others had bonds
outstanding. The Trustees felt that it was unfair to con-
tinue to distribute these funds to only a part of the coun-
ties when they had failed to continue their tax. There-
fore, for some time past no funds have been distributed.
The proceeds of this class of lands have, also so far as
distributed, gone indirectly to aid in the construction
of railroads. An Act of the Legislature, Chapter 6972,
approved June 14, 1915, directed the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund to use all funds, derived
from the sale of these lands described in the Act of 1883,
or the equivalent thereof, or so much as may be neces-
sary, to reimburse the City of Jacksonville and certain
bonded counties for the amount paid out by them, re-
spectively, on said bonds, which said city and the coun-
ties have heretofore taken up, paid off and satisfied, and
to the taking up, paying off and satisfying of such bonds
as may remain unpaid, so far as the said funds may
extend.
In compliance with the above Act, the Trustees have
since paid out other monies to said city and counties.
By reference to the report of the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund, a full statement can be had
as to the condition of the funds, this Department having
nothing whatever to do with the handling of said funds.

LANDS GRANTED TO STATE SPECIFICALLY
FOR RAILROADS

Act of Congress of May 17, 1856, Chapter 31, of the
United States Statutes at Large:
Chapter XXXI. "Be it enacted, etc., That there be, and
is hereby granted, to the State of Florida, for the purpose










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of aiding in the construction of railroads from St. Johns
River, at Jacksonville, to the waters of Escambia Bay,
at or near Pensacola, and from Amelia Island, on the
Atlantic to the waters of Tampa Bay, with a branch to
Cedar Keys, on the Gulf of Mexico; and also a railroad
from Pensacola to the State Line of Alabama, in the di-
rection of Montgomery, every alternate section of land
designated by odd numbers, for six sections in width
on each side of each of said roads and branch. But in
case it shall appear that the United States have, when
the lines or routes of said roads or branch are definitely
fixed, sold any sections or any parts thereof, granted as
aforesaid, or that the right of pre-emption has attached
to the same, then it shall be lawful for any agent or
agents to be appointed by the Governor of said State, to
select, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the
Interior, from the lands of the United States nearest to
the tiers of sections above specified, so much lands in al-
ternate sections or parts of sections, as shall be equal to
such lands as the United States have sold or otherwise
appropriated, or to which the rights of pre-emption have
attached, as aforesaid; which lands (thus selected in lieu
of those sold and to which pre-emption rights have at-
tached as aforesaid, together with the sections or parts of
sections designated by odd numbers, as aforesaid, and ap-
propriated as aforesaid), shall be held by the State of
Florida for the use and purposes aforesaid: Provided,
that the land to be so located shall in no case be further
than fifteen miles from the lines of said roads and
branch, and selected for and on account of each of said
roads and branch: Provided, further, That the lands here-
by granted for and on account of said roads and branch,
severally, shall be exclusively applied in the construc-
tion of that road and branch for and on account of which
such lands are hereby granted, and shall be disposed of
only as the work progresses, and the same shall be ap-
plied to no other purpose whatsoever, and provided fur-










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their, That any and all lands heretofore reserved to the
United States, by any Act of Congress, or in any other
manner by competent authority, for the purpose of aid-
ing in any object of internal improvement, or for any
other purpose whatsoever, be, and the same are hereby
reserved to the United States from the operation of this
Act, except so far as it may be found necessary to locate
the routes of said railroads or branch through such re-
served lands; in which case the right of way only shall be
granted, subject to the approval of the President of the
United States."
Certified lists are on file in this office from the United
States Land office at Washington, D. C., designating the
lands granted to the different roads under said Act.
Sections 1215 and 1216, Revised General Statutes of
Florida, relate to the confirmation of titles to lands con-
veyed under this Act of Congress.
Reference to the attached tables will show the num-
ber of acres the railroads received under this grant.

SOVEREIGNTY LANDS

All tidal lands and water bottoms in Florida vested
in the State of Florida under its sovereign rights when
admitted into the Union as a State in 1845.
Under Sections 1056, 1057, 1061 and 1062, Revised
General Statutes of Florida, and Chapters 7861 and 7891,
Acts of 1919, all such lands were vested in the Trustee
of the Internal Improvement Fund of Florida, with power
to sell same. This embraces a large acreage of submerg-
ed land, all of which is unsurveyed, further increasing
the work of this office, as each tract has to be accurately
located and examined before a price can be put on same;
then they must be advertised under the provisions of said
statutes before a sale can be made. There is a great de-
mand for this class of lands, which are bringing large
prices on account of their great value.










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LANDS DERIVED FROM THE UNITED STATES
FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES

Below will be found a synopsis of the Acts and refer-
ence to the Acts of Congress, with the aid of which any-
one can obtain the Act and read the full text; the scope
of this report not admitting a full presentation of the
different Acts.
From the State Treasurer's report can be learned the
amount paid to the State School Fund by the United
States Government from the 5 per cent on land sales
under the Act of 1845, as set out in the Acts to follow.
Five per cent of the land sales made by the United
States Government of the Government lands in said State
are paid to the State of Florida for school purposes, un-
der Act of Congress of March 3, 1845, Chapter 75, page
788, Vol. V. United States Statutes at Large.
Under the same Act of March 3, 1845, there was
granted to the State what we call our "Seminary Lands,"
the proceeds arising from the sale of which are applied
to the benefit of the University of the State of Florida,
located at Gainesville, Florida, and the Florida State
College for Women, located at Tallahassee, Florida.
In addition to the above, the same Act of March 3,
1845, grants every sixteenth section in every township
in the State for public school purposes, and when there
are deficiencies in the sixteenth section, indemnity for
same, in lands or cash, has been granted. These sixteenth
sections are called our "School Lands proper." The fol-
lowing is a copy of so much of the Act of March 3, 1845,
as relates to said grant:
Chapter 75, Act of March 3, 1845, Section 1: "Be it
enacted, etc., That in consideration of the concessions
made by the State of Florida in respect to the public
lands, there be granted to the said State eight entire
sections of land for the purpose of fixing the seat of
Government; also section number sixteen in every town-










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ship, or other lands equivalent thereto, for the use of
the inhabitants of such township for the support of such
schools; also two entire townships of land, in addition
to the two townships already reserved, for the use of
two seminaries of learning. One to be located east, and
the other west, of the Suwannee river; also five per
centum of the net proceeds of the sale of lands within
the said State, which shall be hereafter sold by Congress,
after deducting all expenses incident to the same; and
which said net proceeds shall be applied by said State
for the purpose of education."

SCHOOL INDEMNITY
Under this head, it will be found that the United States
Government allows indemnity to the State for lands dis-
posed of by the Government, that were conveyed by
other Acts of the State for educational purposes. For
many years the State has gotten indemnity in lands un-
der the provisions hereinafter set out. The largest re-
covery under these Acts was the indemnity for the six-
teenth sections in the Forbes Purchase, which was an
old Spanish grant, the title to which was recognized by
the United States Government.
The Act of February 26, 1859, relates to indemnity.
Copy of said Act is as follows:
Chapter 58, Acts of Congress, February 26, 1859:
"Be it enacted, etc., That where settlements, with a
view of pre-emption, have been made before the survey
of the lands in the field which shall be found to have
been made on Sections Sixteen and Thirty-six, said sec-
tions shall be subject to the pre-emption claim of said
settler; and if they, or either of them, shall have been
or shall be reserved or pledged for the use of school or
colleges in the State or Territory in which the lands lie,
other lands of like quantity are hereby appropriated in
lieu of such as may be patented by pre-emptors; and










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other lands are also hereby appropriated to compensate
deficiencies for school purposes where said Sections Six-
teen or Thirty-six are fractional in quantity, or where
one or both are wanting by reason of the township being
fractional, or from any natural cause whatever; Pro-
vided that the land by this section appropriated shall be
selected and appropriated in accordance with the prin-
ciples and adjustment and the provisions of the Act of
Congress of May 20, 1826, entitled, 'An Act to appro-
priate lands for the support of schools in certain town-
ships and fractional townships not before provided for'."
Under Act of Congress of February 28, 1891, the Acts
relating to indemnity for school lands were amended to
read as follows:
"Chap. 384. An Act to amend Sections 2275 and 2276
of the Revised Statutes of the United States providing
for the selection of lands for educational purposes in
lieu of those appropriated for other purposes.
"Be it enacted, etc., That Sections Twenty-two Hun-
dred and Seventy-five and Twenty-two Hundred and
Seventy-six, of the Revised Statutes of the United States,
be amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 2275. Where settlements with a view to pre-
emption or homestead have been, or shall hereafter be
made before the survey of lands in the field, which are
found to have been made on Sections Sixteen or Thirty-
six, those sections shall be subject to the claims of such
settlers;"
"And if such sections, or either of them, have been or
shall be granted, reserved or pledged for the use of
schools or colleges, in the State or Territory in which
they lie, other lands of equal acreage are hereby appro-
priated and granted, and may be selected by said State
or Territory in lieu of such as may be thus taken by pre-
emption of homestead settlers."










LAND AND FIELD NOTE DIVISIONS 19

"And other lands of equal acreage are also hereby
appropriated and granted, and may be selected by said
State or Territory where Sections Sixteen or Thirty-Six
are mineral land, or are included within any Indian,
military or other reservation, or are otherwise disposed
of by the United States."
For information concerning the amount of revenue de-
rived from the land sales, in these different branches,
reference is made to the tabulated statements in this re-
port relating to the same.














STATEMENT OF LANDS ORIGINALLY CLAIMED BY, AND CCNLEYED TO CONSTRUCTED RAILROADS, CLAIMING LANDS
OTHER THAN ALTERNATE SECTIONS, JULY 1, 1940


cd


NAME OF
RAILROAD S
00







Florida Southern Ry., for-
merly Gainesville, Ocala
and Charlotte Harbor R.
R. ...--.. ... (3) 288.22

Jacksonville, Tampa & Key
W es t Ry., formerly
Tampa, Peace Creek &
St. Johns River R. R. (3) 130.30

Silver Springs, Ocala &
Gulf R. R. (3) 65.15

Pensacola and Atlantic R.
R... (3) 161.00

Palatka and Indian River
Ry. .(4) 70.

Carrabelle. Tallahassee &
Georgia R. R., formerly
Augusta, Tallahassee &
Gulf R. R., formerly
Thomasville, Tallahassee
& Gulf R. R ..... (1) 48.82


ACRES CLAIMED


a Io
0, I
a o~


44R 0
0



I




2,882,200.00



1,303,000.00

651,500.00 1

3,220,000.00

420,000.00 I




732,300.00
732,300.0


ACRES DEEDED


0 c











2,481,618.77 173,863.91






362,194.78 1,405.51

2,157,757.07 56,267.30
S0)- I ai






















352,477.45 127,094.39
3620194.78 1,405.51
2,157.757.07 56,267.30

352.477.45 127,094.39





206.370.30 ] .......


ACRES CLAIMED


2,655,482.68



1,474,129.30 I

363,600.29

2,214,024.37 I
II
479,571.84 I





206,370.30


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CA
C)
C:


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I)



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cd
EP
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I, C


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SH
H~


131,711.18 268,870.05 400,581.23



.-. 17,879.381 17,879.38
I *
155,743.82 133,561.40 289,305.22

44,865.94 1,017,376.99 1,062,242.93








S..-..-..-.. 490,605.22 490,605.22


H



c

0


10,000



10,000

10,000
10,000

20,000

6,000





15,000


------------------


-----~-














Blue Springs, Orange City
& Atlantic R. R. .. -
South Florida R. R. (from
Sanford to Kissimmee)
.... ... .. . ..- . ... (3)
Florida East Coast R. R.
formerly Jacksonville, St. I
Augustine & Indian I
River R. R. .... .. (5)
Atlantic, Suwannee River
& Gulf R. R. ... (2)
St. Cloud and Sugar Belt |
R. R.. .. .....(6)
Tallahassee, Southeastern
R. R., formerly Georgia,
Florida & Western R. R.
Totals -...... ........


H I
28.33 5,000 141,866.66 50,890.74 67,608.25


40. 3,840 153,600.00 67.661.19 4,767.36



255. 8,000 2,040,000.00 | 260,007.34

20. 10,000 200,000.00

15.4 3,840 59,136.00 11....


20. 10,000 200,000.00 1I
.... ..... 12,003,402.66 11 7.224,098.40 620,015.26


118,498.99

II
72,428.5511



260,007.34







III
II
S7,844,113.66 1i


90,775.92


85,938.81



1,779,992.66


S200,000.00

59,136.00


S200,000.00
332,320.94 1 4,344,136.43


90,775.92


85,938.81



1,779,992.66

200,000.00

59,136.00

z
200,00o.o0 0
4,676,457.37
_______ Iz


Note-* 14-100 acres excess deeded on road from Kissimmee to Tampa, and this acreage is claimed on road from Jacksonville
to Palatka.
(1) 35,324.48 acres, being the balance embraced in certificate to the Augusta, Tallahassee and Gulf Railroad Company, having
been relinquished to the Trustees by the assignees of said company under a settlement with the Trustee of the remaining claim of
72,349.18 acres, which had not heretofore been deeded, is not embraced in the above table. Claim adjusted.
(2) The Act of the Legislature granting lands to the Atlantic, Suwannee River and Gulf Railroad has been declared uncon-
stitutional by the Supreme Court of this State.
(3) SCHOOL FUND-Residuary interest under railroad grants, of Florida Southern, Jacksonville, Tampa & Key West, Silver
Springs, Ocala & Gulf, Pensacola & Atlantic and South Florida Railroads, amounting to 855,947.57 acres, has been duly conveyed
to the State Board of Education.
(4) Claim of Palatka and Indian River Railway adjusted.
(5) Claim of Florida East Coast Railway, formerly Jacksonville, St. Augustine & Indian River R. R., adjusted.
(6) Claim of St. Cloud and Sugar Belt R. R. declared void by decision State Supreme Court, May 7, 1918. Title of case
Disston et al. vs. I. I. Board of Florida et al.










DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


STATEMENT SHOWING RAILROADS WHICH RE-
CEIVED NO DEEDS TO SWAMP AND OVERFLOW-
ED LANDS, EXCEPT IN ALTERNATE SECTIONS
IN 6 AND 20-MILE LIMITS, TO JULY 1, 1940.

Name of Railroad. Acres
Alabama and Florida (from Pensacola to
Alabama line) ........................................ 27,613.32
East Florida Railway Company (Jacksonville
ville to St. M ary's River) ........................................... 15,731.29
Fernandina and Jacksonville Railway Com-
pany ............................................................................................ 23,649.98
Florida, Atlantic and Gulf Central (Jackson-
ville to L ake City ) .................................. .................... 164,568.21
Florida Railroad (Fernandina to Cedar Keys
and from Waldo to Tampa) .................................... 505,144.14
Florida Midland Railway Company ...................... 12,856.79
Green Cove Springs and Melrose Railway
C o m p a n y .................................................................................... 7 ,7 8 1 .4 8
Jacksonville, Mayport, Pablo Railroad and
N aviation Com pany ................................................... 10,837.88
Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Halifax Riv-
er Railroad Com pany .......................... ...................... 56,782.15
Jacksonville and Atlantic Railroad Company 21,501.62
Live Oak and Rowland Bluff Railroad Com-
p a n y ............................................................. ...................... 3 ,2 5 3 .2 1
Orange Belt Railway Company ............................... 88,687.92
Pensacola and Georgia Railroad (Lake City
to T allahassee) ................................................................. 65,561.77
St. Johns and Lake Eustis Railroad ..................... 14,725.90
Sanford and Indian River Railroad Company 6,192.88
St. Johns and Halifax Railroad, changed to
St. Johns and Halifax River Railroad Co... 110,398.58
St. Augustine and Palatka Railway Company 41,510.29
St. Johns Railway Company..................................... 42,315.16
Tavares, Orlando and Atlantic Railroad Com-
p a n y ........................................................................ .............. 4 ,0 0 2 .4 4










LAND AND FIELD NOTE DIVISIONS


Western Railway of Florida (lands not re-
co n v e y e d ) ................................................... ............................ 2 ,8 4 0 .0 0

T o ta l ........................................ ................................ ......................1 ,2 2 5 ,9 5 5 .0 1

RECAPITULATION OF ALL SWAMP AND OVER-
FLOWED LANDS CONVEYED TO RAILROADS TO
JULY 1, 1940.

Name of Railroad. Acres
Alabama and Florida (from Pensacola to
A lab am a lin e ) ........................................................................ 27 ,613.32
East Florida Railway Company (Jackson-
ville to St. Mary's River) ......................................... 15,731.29
Fernandina and Jacksonville Railway Com-
p a n y ........ ............................. .............. .............................. 2 3 ,6 4 9 .9 8
Florida, Atlantic and Gulf Central (Jackson-
ville to Lake City) ............................................ 164,568.21
Florida Railroad (Fernandina to Cedar Keys
and from Waldo to Tampa) ................................. 505,144.14
Florida Midland Railway Company ........................... 12,856.79
Green Cove Springs and Melrose Railway
C om pany .............................................. ................. 7,781.48
Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Halifax Riv-
er Railroad Company .................................................. 56,782.15
Jacksonville and Atlantic Railroad Company 21,501.62
Jacksonville, Mayport, Pablo Railroad and
Navigation Company ................................................. 10,837.88
Live Oak and Rowland Bluff Railroad Com-
p a n y ............................... ........................ ............... ............. 3 ,2 5 3 .2 1
Orange Belt Railway Company ............................... 88,687.92
Pensacola and Georgia Railroad (Lake City
to T allah assee ) .................................................. ............. 65,561.77
St. Johns and Lake Eustis Railroad ..................... 14,725.90
Sanford and Indian River Railroad Company 6,192.88
St. Johns and Halifax Railroad, Changed to
St. Johns and Halifax River Railroad Co. 110,398.58










24 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

St. Augustine and Palatka Railway Company 41,510.29
St. Johns and Lake Eustis Railroad .................. 14,725.90
Tavares, Orlando and Atlantic Railroad
C om pany .................................................................... ............ 4,002.44
Western Railway of Florida (land not recon-
vey ed ) ...................................................................................... 2,840.00
Florida Southern Railway, formerly Gaines-
ville, Ocala and Charlotte Harbor Railroad 2,655,482.68
Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Railway,
formerly Tampa, Peace Creek and St.
Johns River Railroad ............................................... 1,474,129.30
Silver Springs, Ocala and Gulf Railroad......... 363,600.29
Pensacola and Atlantic Railroad .............................2,214,024.37
Palatka and Indian River Railway........................ 479,571.84
Carrabelle, Tallahassee and Georgia Rail
road, formerly Augusta, Tallahassee and
Gulf Railroad; formerly Thomasville,
Tallahassee and Gulf Railroad .............................. 206,370.30
Blue Springs, Orange City and Atlantic Rail-
ro a d ...................................................... ....................... ..... ....... 1 1 8 ,4 9 8 .9 9
South Florida Railroad (from Sanford to
K issim m ee) .............................. ........................... 72,428.55
Florida East Coast Railway ............................................. 260,088.23
Charlotte Harbor & Northern R. R. ..................... 7.00

T o ta l ......................................................................... ............ 9 ,0 7 0 ,1 5 6 .5 6

NOTE-In conveyance to Florida Railroad there are
embraced 23,273.58 acres of Internal Improvement lands
proper.
NOTE-During 1925, 10.95 acres of School Land were
conveyed to the Florida East Coast Railway Company
for right-of-way. During Biennium from July 1, 1926,
to July 1, 1928, .33 acres was taken by the C. H. & N. R.
R. Co., 15.28 acres by the G. F. & A. R. R. Co., and 3.00
acres by the S. A. L. R. R. Co. for right-of-way. None of
foregoing school land is included in the above statement.










LAND AND FIELD NOTE DIVISIONS


STATEMENT OF SWAMP AND OVERFLOWED
LANDS CONVEYED TO CANAL AND DRAINAGE
COMPANIES TO JULY 1, 1938.

Name of Company. Acres

H. L. Hart, for removing obstructions from
Ocklawaha River ..... ........... .... ...... ........... 23,356.18
Atlantic and Gulf Coast Canal and Okeecho-
bee Land Company .......... ... ........ .......1,721,530.40
Florida Coast Line Canal and Transporta-
tion Com pany ...... . ................... .. .. 1,030,559.63
Etoniah Canal and Drainage Company ......... 4,326.47

T o ta l ..... ......... ........ ......... ........ ..... ....... ....... 2 ,7 7 9 ,7 7 2 .6 8




NUMBER OF ACRES APPROVED DIRECT BY THE
UNITED STATES TO RAILROADS IN FLORIDA,
UNDER ACT OF CONGRESS OF MAY 17, 1856, TO
JULY 1, 1940.

Name of Railroad. Acres
Alabama and Florida (from Pensacola to
A labam a line) ......... ................................. .................... 166,691.08
Pensacola & Georgia (from Lake City to
P en sa cola ) ................ ... ................... ..............................1 ,273 ,145 .50
Florida, Atlantic & Gulf Central (from Jack-
sonville to Lake City) .. ..................................... ... 29,103.74
Florida Railroad (from Fernandina to Cedar
K e y s ) ....................................... ....... .... .............. ......... 2 9 0 ,1 8 3 .2 8
Florida Central & Peninsula (from Waldo
to Tam pa) ............... ............................................... 461,655.42

Total approved direct by United States ............2,220,779.02










DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


STATEMENT SHOWING THE STATUS OF ALL
SWAMP AND OVERFLOWED LANDS PATENTED
TO THE STATE PRIOR TO JULY 1, 1940, UNDER
ACT OF CONGRESS OF SEPTEMBER 28, 1850.

Acres. Acres.

Number of acres patented
to the State .............................. 20,443,362.83
Number of acres conveyed
railroad companies .............. 9,070,156.56
Number of acres deeded to
canal and drainage com-
panies ..................... ............. 2,779,772.68
Number of acres deeded E.
N. Dickerson in 1867 for
coupons of Florida R. R.
bonds, which fell due pri-
or to 1866 ................................. 248,602.98
Number of acres deeded
Wm. E. Jackson in 1868
for coupons of Florida,
Atlantic and Gulf Cen-
tral R. R. bonds .................. 113,064.80
Wells & Randolph, agents
of the State to select
swamp and overflowed
lands, under contract
with the Governor of
Florida of Nov. 8, 1851,
received the proceeds
from sale ,of about ............ 100,000.00
Number of acres deeded on
account of L. G. Dennis,
agent of the State to pro-











LAND AND FIELD NOTE DIVISIONS


Acres. Acres.
cure and receive patents
for swamp and overflow-
ed lands at Washington,
under contract with the
Governor of Florida of
November 10, 1875 (see
orders of trustees of July
5, 1881, and April 14,
1883 ............... .................................. 5,800.27

Number of acres deeded on
account of Williams &
Swann, agents of the
State to select swamp
and overflowed lands, un-
der contract with the
trustees of the Int. Imp.
Fund of March 5, 1871...... 39,480.27

(Other lands were deeded
on account of W. & S.,
under above contract be-
longing to the Int. Imp.
Fund proper embracing
4,837.98 acres, are not
embraced in this state-
ment, as they were not
swamp and overflowed
lands.)

Number of acres deeded on
account of Williams,
Swann & Corley, agent
of the State to select
swamp and overflowed
lands under contract
with the trustees of the










DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Int. Imp. Fund of May
18th, 1873 .................. ..........
(Other lands were deeded
on account of W., S. &
C., under above contract,
belonging to the Int.
Imp. Fund p r o p e r,
amounting to 15,163.56
acres, which are not em-
braced in this statement,
as they were not swamp
and overflowed lands.)
Number of acres deeded on
account of Sydney I.
Wailes, agent of the
State to procure patents
for swamp and overflow-
ed lands at Washington,
under contracts with the
Trustees of the Int. Imp.
Fund of April 13 and
O ct. 19, 1878 ...........................
Number of acres deeded on
account of John A. Hen-
derson, agent of the
State to select swamp
and overflowed lands un-
der contract with the
Trustees of the Int. Imp.
Fund of March 15, 1884...
Number of acres deeded on
account of S. W. Teague,
agent of the State to se-
lect swamp and overflow-


Acres.


Acres.


13,542.61


224,562.80








164,124.68










LAND AND FIELD NOTE DIVISIONS


Acres.


ed lands under contract
with the Trustees of the
Int. Imp. Fund of March
2 2 1 9 0 2 .........................................

Number of acres deeded in
Disston sale .......... ...........

Number of acres deeded un-
der Act of 1917 to Com-
missioners for Seminole
In d ia n s ......................... ........

Number of acres deeded to
all other persons ................

Total disposed of..............

Balance on hand July 1,
1940 (estim ated) ................


5,778.37


4,000,000.00




99,200.00


2,429,838.58


19,293,924.60


1,149,438.23


SWAMP AND OVERFLOWED LANDS GRANTED TO
THE STATE OF FLORIDA UNDER ACT OF CON-
GRESS, APPROVED SEPTEMBER 28, 1850.


Amount patented to State,
(as shown by last report)
to July 1, 1938 ........... .......

Patented to State during
fiscal years from July 1,
1938 to July 1, 1940, in
Patents Nos. 1102643,
1106537 & 1108259 ............

Additional lands found by


20,439,664.73


3,285.34


Acres.










DEPARTMENT OF


AGRICULTURE

Acres.


by making Abstract for
S tate ................................................ 4 1 ,2 76 .0 0


Total patented to July 1,
1 9 4 0 ................................................

The quantity disposed of
prior to July 1, 1938 as
shown by last report............
Sold July 1, 1938 to July 1,
1 9 3 9 .................................... .........
Sold July 1, 1939 to July 1,
1 9 4 0 ..........................................


Deduct lands foreclosed &
reconvened to State by
Masters' Deed:
Wise Perry; L. E. Brown;
H. W. Martin; B. L. Bass;
R. H. Bagley; Fritz
Stein; C. E. Thomas; W.
H. Hay; R. M. Cantey......
Less lands erroneously lis-
ted Alachua & Osceola
C counties, 1938 ..............................

T o ta l .................... ..............
Total disposed of to July 1,
1 9 4 0 ................................................


20,443,362.83



19,293,725.53


802.66


956.60


1,759.26

19,295,484.79


1,637.59



77.40

1,560.19


19,293,924.60


Balance on hand July 1, 1940....................................$1,149,438.23


Amount.










LAND AND FIELD NOTE DIVISIONS 31

ACREAGE AND CASH PAYMENTS SWAMP AND
OVERFLOWED LANDS SOLD DURING THE FIS-
CAL YEARS FROM JULY 1, 1938 TO JULY 1, 1940.

Acres. Amount
Amount sold July 1, 1938 to July
1, 1939 ................................... ............................. 802.66 $ 3,293.60

Amount sold July 1, 1939 to July
1, 1940 ............................ ........ ........ 956.60 10,267.21

T otal ......................................... ......................... 1,759 .26 $13 ,560 .8 1










DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


AMOUNTS PAID IN 1938 AND 1939 FROM JULY 1,
1938 TO JULY 1, 1939 ON ENTRIES MADE PRIOR
TO JULY 1, 1939; ALSO AMOUNTS PAID IN 1939
AND 1940, FROM JULY 1, 1939 TO JULY 1, 1940 ON
ENTRIES MADE PRIOR TO JULY 1, 1940 UNDER
MORTGAGES, CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS
WITH THE TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IM-
PROVEMENT FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

SWAMP LANDS

July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1939 July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940
Entry No. Amount Entry No. Amount
16,873 $ 50.00 16,785 $ 1,516.50
17,067 2,077.42 16,873 107.00
17,168 1,049.54 17,171 1,633.19
18,184 131.40 18,185 173.47


18,191
18,191
18,194
18,198
18,235
18,276
18,303
18,328
18,330
18,350
18,362
18,366
18,367
18,376
18,437


346.94
1,192.05
371.96
150.00
694.41
399.87
1,176.67
33.88
184.90
85.35
884.30
652.65
424.76
30.00
98.03


18,187
18,188
18,198
18,204
18,235
18,270
18,276
18,277
18,286
18,303
18,328
18,351
18,362
18,366
18,367
18,376
18,437
18,482
18,491


482.52
132.00
854.10
885.85
231.47
39.95
399.87
515.20
601.20
1,300.00
200.00
1,267.97
884.30
2,597.55
424.76
541.25
98.03
62.00
606.02










LAND AND FIELD NOTE DIVISIONS

SWAMP LANDS (Continued)


18,494 130.35
18,495 266.98
18,512 742.69
18,519 41.71
18,522 166.64
18,523 207.32
18,526 167.62
18,531 273.64
Total .......................$17,551.15


Total


......$10,034.13









DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


SOVEREIGNTY LANDS


July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1939 July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940
Entry No. Amount Entry No. Amount
18,213 $ 283.50 17,534 $ 3,541.66
17,726 189.50
18,213 283.50
Total ........................ $ 283.50 Total ....................$ 4,014.66


LAKE BOTTOM LANDS


July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1939 ||
Entry No. Amount
17,993 $ 6,132.02
18,181 1,552.25
18,273 6,751.54
18,287 223.79
18,308 653.50


Total ........................$15,313.10 II


July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940
Entry No. Amount


17,199
18,181
18,186
18,202
18,214
18,273
18,308


$ 210.00
875.00
2,215.87
231.52
10,342.50
6,344.50
653.50


Total ....................$20,872.89


SOVEREIGNTY LAND SALES

July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1939


Entry No. Acres
18,450............................................ 535.00
18,467.......................................... 2.32
18,468............................................. 46.57
18,476........................ ........ .207
18,477 ............................. ....... .20
18,480............................................ 2.48
Totals ............................................ 586.77


Amount
..................................$10,000.0
.................... ............ 2 3 2 .0 0
............... ............... 1,000.00
.................................... 1 3 3 .3 0
.................................. 6 6 .7 0
................... ............ 4 9 6 .0 0
................................... $11,928.00










LAND AND FIELD NOTE DIVISIONS

SOVEREIGNTY LAND SALES
July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940


Entry No.
1 8 ,5 3 3 .................................. ....
18,534..............................................
1 8 ,5 4 9 ..............................................
1 8 ,5 5 0 ..............................................
1 8 ,5 5 1 .................................. ..........
1 8 ,5 5 2 ..............................................
18,558.................... ..........
Totals...................................


Acres
.417
3.04
4.12
3.06
.98
5.50
.21
17.32


Amount
.......................................$ 12 5 .00
....................................... 7 50 .00
................... ............... 4 00 .00
....................................... 300 .0 0
....................................... 100 .0 0
....................................... 2 ,7 50 .00
.................... ........... 100 .00
.....................................$4 ,52 5 .0 0


RECEIVED FROM SAND, SHELL, GRAVEL, AND
ROCK LEASES ON SOVEREIGNTY LANDS.
Amount
July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1939...............................................$ 8,884.80
July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940........................ ................. 11,889.75

T o ta l ............................................................... ...........................$ 2 0 ,7 7 4 .5 5

RECEIVED FROM LEASING OF SWAMP LANDS FOR
AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES.
Amount
July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1939........ ..................$22,386.95
July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940......................................... 23,352.85

T o ta l.......................................................... ...............................$ 4 5 ,7 3 9 .8 0

RECEIVED FROM TURPENTINE AND TIMBER
LEASES (also Timber Trespass) ON SWAMP LANDS.
Amount
July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1939............................................... $ 1,067.25
July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940......................... .................. 11,650.29

T total ....................... .... ................... .................. .$12 ,717 .54










DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE~


RECEIVED FROM OIL AND MINERAL LEASES AND
RELEASES OF OIL AND MINERAL RIGHTS.

Amount
July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1939.................................................. $ 883.00
July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940... ..................... .................. 1,660.00

T o ta l.............................................................. ...............................$ 2 ,5 4 3 .0 0

RECEIVED FROM GRAZING LEASES

Amount
July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1939..................... ....................$2,344.40
July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940........................... ................. 2,713.25

T o t a l.............................................................. ...............................$ 5 ,0 5 7 .6 5

RECEIVED FROM MISCELLANEOUS LEASES

Amount
July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1939.................. ...........................$ 727.96
July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940... ..................... ................... 1,438.88

T o t a l.............................................................. ...............................$ 2 ,1 6 6 .8 4

SWAMP LAND INDEMNITY

The quantity of land located by the respective owners
of Swamp Land Indemnity Certificates, which have been
patented to the States, is as follows:
Acres
Total patented as per last report ........................... 94,685.86

Patented to State from July 1, 1938 to July 1,
1940 ........................ ...... .. ...... None

Total patented to July 1, 1940 ........................ 94,685.86










LAND AND FIELD NOTE DIVISIONS


Of which there has been conveyed by the State
to the owners of the certificates or of such
persons as they directed, per last report ..... 94,416.26
Conveyed from July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1940 ...... None

Total conveyed to July 1, 1940 ........................ 94,416.26
Balance on hand July 1, 1940 .................. ........... 169.60

INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT LANDS
Granted under Act of Congress, Approved September 4,
1841. (Total granted 500,000 Acres).
Acres
Amount on hand July 1, 1938...................... 2,545.00
Sold July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1939.................. 80.00
Sold July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940................. None 80.00
Balance on hand July 1, 1940 ....................................... 2,465.00

INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT LANDS SOLD DURING
FISCAL YEARS FROM JULY 1, 1938 TO JULY 1,
1939 AND FROM JULY 1, 1939 to JULY 1, 1940.
Acres Amount
July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1939.............................. 80.00 $870.00
July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940........................... None None
Total ................................................ 80.00 $870.00

SCHOOL LANDS
Granted under Acts of Congress approved March 3, 1845,
February 26, 1859 and February 28, 1891
Total Granted approximated at 1,000,000.00 acres.
Acres
Amount on hand July 1, 1938.................. 174,969.64
Lands Foreclosed by Board, Hess
Entry 4014 & Burns Entry 3992........... 120.00










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Additional School Indemnity Located 839.87

959.87
Less land release to F. E. C., R. R.
16 -44-36 .................................................................. 10 .30 949 .07

T otal............................................................. ............. . .. 175 ,9 18 .7 1
Sold July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1939......... .20
Sold July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940........... 629.70 629.90

Total on hand July 1, 1940 (approximated)... 175,288.81
SCHOOL LANDS SOLD DURING FISCAL YEARS
FROM JULY 1, 1938 TO JULY 1, 1939, AND FROM
JULY 1, 1939 TO JULY 1, 1940.
Acres Amount
Amount sold July 1, 1938 to July 1,
1939 ............ ........................ .20 25.00
Amount sold July 1, 1939 to July 1,
1940 ........................ ....... ........................ : 629.70 56,673.00
T otal................................. ............................ 629.90 56,698.00

RECEIVED FROM LEASING OF SCHOOL LANDS
FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES.
Amount
July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1939..................................... ........... $ 8,360.00
July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940.......................... .................. 2,190.40

T o ta l......................................................... .................................$ 1 0 ,5 5 0 .4 0

RECEIVED FROM GRAZING, TIMBER AND MISCEL-
LANEOUS LEASES ON SCHOOL LANDS.
Amount
July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1939...................... .....................$1,649.02
July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940...................................... ............... 334.66

T o ta l.......................................................... ........................ $ 1 ,9 8 3 .6 8










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AMOUNTS PAID IN 1938 AND 1939 FROM JULY 1,
1938 TO JULY 1, 1939 ON ENTRIES MADE PRIOR
TO JULY 1, 1939; ALSO AMOUNTS PAID IN 1939
AND 1940 FROM JULY 1, 1939 TO JULY 1, 1940 ON
ENTRIES MADE PRIOR TO JULY 1, 1940 UNDER
MORTGAGES AND CONTRACTS WITH THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION.


July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1939
Entry No. Amount
4,176...................... $ 944.00
3,993.............................. 25,008.00
Total ...........................$25,952.00


July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940
Entry No. Amount
4,176................................... $596 .00

Total ........................... $ 596.00


LAKE BOTTOM LAND SALES
July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1939

Entry No. Acres Amount
18,464.......... .. ................. 415 .............. ................... $100.00
18 ,488 ................... ....... ... .46 ....................................... 250 .00
1 8 ,5 0 2 ......................... ....... ........... .3 6 ........................................ 1 2 5 .0 0
T o ta ls................ ..... ............... 1 .2 3 .........................................$ 4 7 5 .0

LAKE BOTTOM LAND SALES
July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940


A




5I
1


acres Amount
.48 ................................ $ 250.00
.77 .................................... 250.00
.................................... 1 0 .0 0
55.70 Chap. 19133--Acts '39
L0.60 See Swamp Entry
2.10 See Swamp Entry
7.40 .................................... 150.00

2.39 .................................... 100.00
1.54 ................................... 170.00
1.60 .................................... 100.00


Entry No.
18 ,503........................... .......
18 ,505.............................................
18 ,514.............................................
18 ,516..........................................
18 ,520...........................................
18,526.............................................
18,530...........................................
18,536.............................................
18,537.........................................
18,538........................... ..............
18,539...........................................










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LAKE BOTTOM LAND SALES (Continued)


18 ,540.............................................
18 ,541...........................................
18 ,542.............................................
18,543...........................................
18,544.............................................
18,545.............................................
18,546.............................................
18,547........................ .................
18,548......................... ................
18,554.............................................
18 ,560.........................................
T otals............................................


3.20
16.00
3.20
10.20
.70
.60
.73
2.30
8.20
.69
4.13
632.53


.................................... 2 0 0 .0 0
............................. 5 4 5 .0 0
.................................... 7 3 .0 0
.................................... 3 9 2 .0 0
.................................... 4 2 .0 0
............................... 3 6 .0 0
.................................... 5 0 .0 0
.............................. 9 0 .0 0
.............. .............. 3 0 2 .0 0
.................................... 12 5 .0 0
.................................... 1 0 .0 0
....................... .........$ 2 ,8 9 5 .00


SEMINARY LANDS
Acres
Total originally granted ......................................................... 92,160.00
Balance on hand July 1, 1938 .................................... None
Chapters 6447 and 6448, Acts of 1913, put the cabinet
officers on fixed salaries and directed that "All fees or
prerequisites of any nature or character that are allowed
to be collected or received by any person connected with
such offices" be turned over to the State Treasurer.
In view of the requirement to turn over all fees to the
State Treasurer, it will be necessary for parties who de-
sire the services of this Bureau to remit the fee in each
case with their request for work to be done.
The following are the amounts which have been col-
lected and turned over to the State Treasurer from the
Land Division, as directed by Chapters 6447 and 6448,
Acts of 1913:
From July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1940............... .....................$200.20










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STATEMENT
Showing State Lands on Hand July 1, 1940 (Estimated)


County
A la ch u a .............................................
B a k e r ................................. ..........
B a y ............. ...................................
B ra d fo rd .......................... ...........
B rev a rd ................................................
Broward in Dr. Dist. ...............
C alh o u n ................. .......................
C h a rlo tte ........................... .......
C it r u s .................................................
C la y .. ............................................
Collier in Dr. Dist .. ...............
Collier out Dr. Dist ..................
C olu m b ia .......... ... ........................
Dade in Dr. Dist .......................
Dade out Dr. Dist. ....................
D e S o to .................................. ........
D ix ie ........................................ ...........
D u v a l ............................ .............
E scam b ia ......... ..............................
F la g le r ...............................................
G ad sd en ...........................................
Glides in Dr. Dist. ...................
Glades out Dr. Dist. ..................
G ilch rist ....... ................... ...........
G u lf .................... .............................
H am ilton ........ ...............................
H a rd e e ..........................................
Hendry in Dr. Dist. ..............
Hendry out Dr. Dist. ...............
Hernando ...................................
Highlands in Dr. Dist .......
Highlands out Dr. Dist..........


I. I. School
Swamp Proper School Indemnity
322.72 ................... 160.24 .....................
134.23 ..................... 705.611 .....................
3,648.02 440.241 6.841.....................
325.85 ........... ....... 120.46!.....................
301.59 ..................... 3,116.71 40.00
225,116.67 ..................... 10,987.941 ....................
4 0 .0 3 8 0 .0 6 ................................................
861.12 ..................... 2,636.87 ....................
11,875.93 ................... 989.981 44.35
318.72 ............... 400.701 25.34
160.00 ... ......... 7,680.00! .............
4,196.53 ..................... 14,612.551 43.35
1,528.691 ................... 18.201.....................
359,106.641 ......... .. 20,480.70 .....................
61.741 .. ....... .. 1,780.87! 2.86
..... .................. ..................... 1 ,9 2 0 .0 0 ....................
40.001 59.94 1,351.681 160.00
1,576.121 ................ 984.751.. ..........
2 .8 01 .................... I ........... .. ... .. ..
40.161 36.861 105.281 187.11
39.94 ... .......... 159.001....................
5,681.291................... 1,920.001...................
602.05 .....................1 640.00 .....................
3 9 4 .5 5 ..................... .......................... ....................
512.42 ..................... 2,565.24 ....................
4 3 9 .1 0 1 ..................... ........................... ...................
1 6 0 .0 0 .. .. ............... ........................ ....................
45,361.82 ..................... 13,346.06 .....................
7,527.02 ..................... 640.001.....................
4 6 .6 6 ... ..... .......... ....................
2,037.47 ................. 1,920.00 ....................
7,023.57! .................I 4,741.891 40.00










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County
Hillsborough .................................
H o lm e s .............................. ..........
Indian River ................................
J ack son ........................................
Jefferson .................. ................
Lafayette ..................................
L a k e ......................................................
L e e ................................ .................
L e o n ......................... ... .................
L e v y .............................. ................
M a d iso n ........................... ..........
M an atee ...................... ...............
M a rio n ...... ..................................
Martin in Dr. Dist. ...................
Martin out Dr. Dist. ..................
M on roe ............................ ...........
Nassau ....................................
n k loosa .......................... ...........
Okeechobee in Dr. Dist. .........
Okeechobee out Dr. Dist.......
O r a n g e ................................................
O sceo la ................................................
Palm Beach in Dr. Dist..........
Palm Beach out Dr. Dist.......
P a sco ....................................... ...........
P in ella s .............................................
P o lk .. ............... ...............................
Putnam ...........................................
S t. J o h n s ............................................
St. Lucie in Dr. Dist. ...............
St. Lucie out Dr. Dist. ...........
Santa Rosa .......................................
Sarasota .........................................
S em in ole ..........................................
S u m ter ...........................................


Swamp


I. I. School
Proper School Indemnity


......... ........................ ................ 9 0 .0 0 .....................
121.36 40.00 410.63 80.10
.............................. ..................... 1 ,2 9 0 .3 4 .....................

9,184.65 40.08 321.40 .................
40.00 ..................... 2,662.09 137.43
1,070.981..................... 757.48 .....................
2,692.12!..................... 1,036.08 .....................
4,170.00 ..................... 264.72 .....................
4,414.83 ..................... 1,276.91 .....................
39.95 .... ...... 237.611...................
2,283.63 ..................... 641.921 32.49
380.11 160.62 679.91 .....................
.............................. ..... .... 5 ,1 1 5 .5 0 .....................
.......................... 2 ,5 1 7 .6 9 .....................
191,355.68 ... .... 11,499.471 5.80
724.861 80.251 2,521.841.....................
80.03 ..................... 160.00 ....................
4,460.91 .................. 640.00 ....................
959.27 .................. 1,587.45 .....................
532.441 40.141 602.151....................
611.121 .................... 481.031.....................
216,211.561 ............... ... 29,271.45 .....................
.................................................. 1,920.48 ....................
40.141 40.001 525.291.....................
2 8 4 .9 8 ..................... ........................... .....................
1,958.45) .................... 1,081.271 36.60
302.01 ..................... 440.79 .....................
6,218.63 ..................... 228.77| 63.11
641.00 ..................... 1,917.201.....................
393.37 ..................... 2,682.03 .....................
1 8 9 .4 5 ..................... ........................... .....................
953.27 ..................... 632.80] .70
2,879.871..................... 160.391 ....................
280.271 240.12 520.451.....................










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County Swamp I. I. School School
Proper Indemnity
Suwannee ..................................... 201.20 458.76 40.031 ...............
T aylor .................................................. 479.55 .................... 2,441.22 1 319.80
Union ............... ..................... 1,793.02 229.00 ...................... .....................
Volusia ............... ...................... 13,502.70i 438.53 2,073.26 3.95
W a k u lla ........................................ ... .. ......................... 4 0 .0 01 ........................... .....................
W alton ................................................ 223.01 1 40.40 1 795.47 ....................
W ashington .................................... 280.35............ ..... 314.591 234.54
Total ................. ............................. 1,149,438.232,645.00 173,831.28 1,457.53










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NOTE.-The Supreme Court has decided that the Trus-
tees have no title to and no authority to sell the lands
under the navigable waters of Lake Jackson in Leon
County, and Lake Miccosukee, Jefferson County.
(See Florida Supreme Court Report No. 58, page 398.)

UNITED STATES LANDS
GENERAL INFORMATION
The lands in the thirteen original States, Connecticut,
Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, North
Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Penn-
sylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia,
also in Texas, never formed a part of the public domain;
their disposition is governed by the State laws, and in-
formation concerning same should be sought from the
State authorities.
There are no public lands in the States of Kentukcy
and Tennessee, and none is known to this office remain-
ing undisposed of in the States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Missouri, and Ohio. Small areas remain in the states of
Alabama, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi,
Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, in widely scattered tracts,
and no descriptive lists thereof are available. Entry of
these lands must be made at, and all other related busi-
ness transacted with, the General Land Office, at Wash-
ington, D. C., as there are no district offices in the States
named.
Because of the small proportion of surveyed land, no
attempt is made to give statistical information concern-
ing the unappropriated Government land in the Terri-
tory of Alaska. The total area of the Territory is 378,-
165,760 acres, of which about 30,000,000 acres are re-
served. Of the reserved area, 21,397,521 are within the
boundaries of national forests. Approximately 1,910,951
acres have been surveyed under the rectangular system
and special surveys by metes and bounds.










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The following tables show, by States, land districts,
and counties, the area of unappropriated and unreserved
public lands, surveyed and unsurveyed, with a brief state-
ment of their character.

These figures are as nearly correct as is possible under
the circumstances and are mainly intended to convey
general information as to the quantity, character, and
location of the public lands. As a rule, the Government
is unable to furnish specific information as to soil, topog-
raphy, and value of the land for different purposes. It
may be stated generally, however, that the remaining
vacant public lands, not mineral in character, are chiefly
valuable for grazing purposes, though some tillable land
may be found.
The General Land Office can not advise inquirers as to
the location of the unappropriated tracts in counties
where only a few acres are reported as vacant. Informa-
tion on that subject may be obtained by a careful exami-
nation of the records of the district land offices or of
this office, which are open for inspection when not in
official use.

Township diagrams and plats giving information speci-
fied below may be prepared and sold by the registers of
the various district land offices at the following prices:
For a township diagram showing entered land only................$1.00
For a township plat showing form of entries, names of
claimants, and character of entries................................... 2.00
For a township plat showing form of entries, names of
claimants, character of entry, and number............................ 3.00
For a township plat showing form of entries, names of
claimants, character of entry, number, and date of filing
or entry, together with topography, etc ............................ 4.00
The General Land Office records are subject to reason-
able inspection for the purpose of obtaining data as to
vacant public land, and it will be glad to furnish informa-
tion as to the status of any particular tract if the legal
subdivision, section, township, and range thereof, ac-









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cording to the public land survey, is given, or, if unsur-
veyed, by its relative position to adjacent surveyed lands.
The district officers furnish prospective settlers gen-
eral advice as to lands in their respective districts and
literature regarding the methods of making entry.
However, personal inspection must be made of the tract
to be entered before application is filed, and the settler
should exercise great care to satisfy himself as to its
character before taking any other step.

TRANSFER OF UNITED STATES RECORDS
By Executive Order of January 18, 1933, the United
States Land Office at Gainesville, Florida, was discon-
tinued, effective at the close of business, January 31,
1933. The Honorable Secretary of the Interior agreed
to deliver certain records of said office to the State of
Florida, provided necessary legislative authority was
given to some State official for the acceptance and safe-
keeping of same.
Chapter 15926, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1933, au-
thorized the Commissioner of Agriculture to accept such
tract books, plats and records and they are now a part
of the permanent records of this office. The informa-
tion found in the tract books is being used in the com-
pilation of the abstract of all lands in the State as out-
lined in the early part of this report.










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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
General Land Office, Washington

FLORIDA COASTAL ISLANDS RESERVED
Reservation from settlement of all islands belonging
to the Government situated in the waters off the coast
or in the coastal waters of Florida was authorized by
executive order dated December 8, 1924.
Issued on the recommendation of the Secretary of the
Interior and the Commissioner of the General Land Of-
fice the reason for the order is to prevent the islands
from being acquired by private individuals for land
speculative purposes.
With the recent growth of Florida as a winter resort
it is believed many of these islands formerly considered
worthless, have now or will become in the future very
valuable. According to the order, they are withdrawn
from settlement, location, sale, entry and all forms of
appropriation under the present land laws. The islands
will be classified and new legislation proposed with re-
gard to the manner of their future disposition.

CIRCULAR No. 504
[Revised]
COST OF CERTIFIED COPIES OF RECORDS
AND PAPERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Washington, D. C., September 12, 1922.
GENERAL LAND OFFICE.
1. Under existing laws, the following is a schedule of
fees for the preparation and delivery of certified copies
of records and papers by the General Land Office. Cir-
cular No. 504 (45 L. D. 485), is amended to read as
follows:
(a) For written copies, 15 cents for each 100 words.










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(b) For photographic copies, 15 cents for each sheet
not exceeding 111/ by 15 inches; for larger sizes a pro-
portionate cost, not to exceed 40 cents per sheet.
(c) For photolithographic copies of township plats,
50 cents each.
(d) For tracings or blue prints, a sum equal to the
cost of preparing the same.
(e) For certifying a copy and affixing thereto the seal
of the officer certifying, 25 cents.
(f) For each certified copy of any printed order or
regulation intended for gratuitous distribution, 25 cents.
2. The cost of a certified photographic copy of a patent
is ordinarily 40 cents and of a typewritten copy 85 cents.
3. A separate certificate and seal must be attached to
each certified copy of a patent, as well as to each certi-
fied copy of a township plat; but where there have been
two or more surveys of a township and a copy of each
plat of survey is desired, all of such related plats may be
certified under one certificate and seal.
4. All fees for certified copies must be paid in advance.
In any case where the amount remitted is insufficient,
the remitter will be promptly advised concerning the de-
ficiency.
5. Remittances may be effected by means of New York
exchange, certified check, cashier's check, or postoffice
money order, and should be made payable to the Com-
missioner of the General Land Office.
Please do not send postage stamps.

DIVISION FIELD NOTES
MIss BESSIE DAMON Chief Clerk
PAUL BALDWIN, Asst. Chief Clerk
Another important.division was given to the Depart-
ment of Agriculture when the Legislature, by Chapter
5611, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1907, added the Field
Note Division.










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Just as the name "Department of Agriculture," as
applied to the title of the office, is and has been from the
beginning more or less a misnomer, so, too, is the name
"Division of Field Notes," as applied to this branch of
the office, a misnomer.
There are many people in the State who do not know
what constitutes the "Field Note Division" of the De-
partment of Agriculture. In fact, there are but few
people who know what records are in, or that go to make
up this division. A large number believe, just as the
name implies, that only the notes of the different Deputy
U. S. Surveyors, as written by them in the execution of
their surveys in the field, are on file in this division. The
average person does not know that these records go back
to the time when Florida was in the hands of the Span-
iards, and even further back to the time of the English
regime, or when Florida belonged to England.
The old Spanish claims, some of which date back to the
early part of the eighteenth century, are divided into
bundles of "Confirmed" and "Unconfirmed" claims.
These claims number several hundred, as anyone can see
by a glance at any of the township plats, or the map of
the State, bordering on the east coast of Florida and up
and down the St. Johns River or over near and around
Pensacola in the western part of the State. When Florida
was purchased by the United States from Spain and the
flag of our nation was raised over St. Augustine and
Pensacola, July 10 to July 21, respectively, in the year
1821, the U. S. Government then had to recognize these
confirmed claims. Many of the unconfirmed claims have
since been investigated by the Boards of Commissioners
appointed by Congress for that purpose, found valid and
confirmed by different Acts of Congress. All of these
matters help to make up the records of this division of
the office.
Prior to 1907, the field notes of all the original surveys
of the United States Government Land, as well as the










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maps, plats, records of all the Spanish Grants, and all
other records bearing on the Surveys of the United States
Government Land, and all other records referred to in
the preceding paragraph, were kept in the office of the
Surveyor-General.
When it was made known to the State of Florida by
the United States Government, in 1907, that the United
States office of Surveyor-General would be discontinued,
it became necessary for the State to make some provi-
sion to take care of the many and important records of
that office.
We give in full below, Chapter 5611, Acts of 1907,
transferring the field notes, etc., to the Department of
Agriculture of the State of Florida.

CHAPTER 5611-(No. 16)

AN ACT to Provide for the Reception and Safe Keeping
by the Commissioner of Agriculture of the Field Notes,
Maps and Records in the Office of the Surveyor-Gen-
tral Appertaining to Land Titles in Florida.
Whereas, the surveys of all Public Lands in the State
of Florida Have Been Discontinued; and Whereas, the
Federal Office of Surveyor-General in Florida is About
to be Discontinued; Necessitating under the Acts of Con-
gress, the Delivery of the Important Records of that
Office to Some Duly Authorized Official of this State for
Safekeeping; and, Whereas such Delivery Cannot, by
Law, Be Made until Some Official of this State Has Been
Authorized by State Law to Receive Them, and some
Provision Made by Law for Their Safekeeping; There-
fore,
Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
Section 1. That upon the discontinuance by the Fed-
eral authorities of the office of Surveyor-General for the
State of Florida, the Commissioner of Agriculture of the
State of Florida is hereby fully authorized to receive










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all of the field notes, surveys, maps, plats, papers and
records heretofore kept in the office of said Surveyor-
General, and it shall be the duty of the Commissioner of
Agriculture carefully and safely to keep and preserve all
of said field notes, surveys, maps, plats, papers and rec-
ords as part of the public records of his office, and shall
at all times allow any duly accredited authority of the
United States full and free access to any and all such
field notes, surveys, maps, plats, papers and records;
and shall be authorized to make and furnish under his
hand and seal certified copies of any and all of the same
to any person or persons making application therefore;
Provided, That when the Surveyor-General shall deliver
the above named records to the Commissioner of Agri-
culture, the Commissioner of Agriculture is hereby au-
thorized to employ one additional clerk whose salary
shall not exceed one hundred dollars per month; pro-
vided further, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary
of State under the direction of the Board of State In-
stitutions to provide some place suitable for keeping such
records, maps and other papers.
Sec. 2. That Act shall take effect immediately upon
its passage.
Approved May 22, 1907.
Chapters 6447 and 6448, Acts of 1913, put the cabinet
officers on fixed salaries and directed that "All fees
or prerequisites of any nature or character that are al-
lowed to be collected or received by any person connected
with such offices" be turned over to the State Treasurer.
In view of the requirement to turn over all fees to the
State Treasurer, it will be necessary for parties who de-
sire the services of this Bureau to remit the fee in each
case with their request for work to be done.
The following are the amounts which have been col-
lected and turned over to the State Treasurer from the
Field Note Division, as directed by Chapters 6447 and
6448, Acts of 1913, since the passage of the Act:









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FIELD NOTE DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE
Amounts received for Field Notes:
19 13 .................................................................... $ 4 57 .0 5
19 14 .................................................... ................ 7 16 .3 3 $ 1 ,17 3 .4 0

1 9 1 5 ............................................................................ $ 8 0 7 .4 5
19 16 .............................................................................. 6 39 .4 3 $ 1 ,4 4 6 .8 8

1917 ....................................................................$ 782.05
1 9 18 ............... ...................................... ............. 4 5 5 .1 5 $ 1 ,2 3 7 .2 0

1 9 1 9 ..............................................................................$ 4 9 6 .8 9
1920 ........................................ ........................... 669.30 $ 1,166.19

1 9 2 1 ..............................................................................$ 6 3 8 .7 9
1922 .................................... ............................. 550.15 $ 1,188.94

1 9 2 3 .............................................................................$ 9 7 7 .8 5
1 9 2 4 ....................................................................... ... 1 ,1 1 8 .4 7 $ 2 ,0 9 6 .3 2

1 9 2 5 ..............................................................................$ 3 ,1 3 8 .8 2
1926 to July 1, 1926.......................................... 2,151.85 $ 5,291.67

July 1, 1926, to July 1, 1927.....................$1,538.25
July 1, 1927, to July 1, 1928.................... 1,331.06 $ 2,869.31

July 1, 1928, to July 1, 1929 .....................$1,078.15
July 1, 1929, to July 1, 1930.................... 1,527.70 $ 2,605.85

July 1, 1930, to July 1, 1931.....................$1,137.58
July 1, 1931, to July 1, 1932..................... 907.04 $ 2,044.62

July 1, 1932, to July 1, 1933 ...................$ 725.51
July 1, 1933, to July 1, 1934..................... 700.20 $ 1,425.71










LAND AND FIELD NOTE DIVISIONS


July 1, 1934, to July 1, 1935 .....................$ 850.62
July 1, 1935, to July 1, 1936..................... 1,218.65 $ 2,069.27

July 1, 1936, to July 1, 1937................$1,025.52
July 1, 1937, to July 1, 1938 ................ 1,037.65 $ 2,063.17

July 1, 1938, to July 1, 1939....................$ 844.25
July 1, 1939, to July 1, 1940................ 901.50 $ 1,745.75
Total since the passage and approval of the
A ct of Legislature of 1913 ....... ............................. $28,424.28

The Field Note Division of the Department of Agri-
culture is called upon from time to time by the Trustees
of the Internal Improvement Fund, the State Board of
Education and the Land Office at Washington for in-
formation and for specially prepared certified copies of
Field Notes and Plats for which there is no charge.
Nevertheless, it takes a great deal of time and labor to
properly prepare this work.
The above is merely mentioned that the public may
get an accurate idea of the work and responsibility of the
Field Note Division.

Respectfully submitted,

NATHAN MAYO,
Commissioner of Agriculture.







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