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From this it appears that in 1864 salt sold in upper lake ports netted 41 cents less, and that sold in lower lake ports 19 cents cents less than that sold in home market; and in 1866 that sold in upper lake ports 22 cents less, and that in lower lake ports 26 cents less per barrel than that sold in home market.

In addition to this the sales of fine salt in New York city in competition with foreign salt has been at net price at Syracuse of $1.60 to $1.75, and that sent to Canada via Oswego at a price from 25 to 40 cents per barrel less than home price, and that sold at Albany and some parts of Pennsylvania from 15 to 40 cents less per barrel. Thus the people of this State nearest the reservation have paid so much more, comparatively, for their salt.

In 1866 the valuation of property on which the Onondaga Salt Company paid 124 per cent under their leases was:

Coarse salt property
Fine salt property and mills.

$1,618,640 00 1,777,613 76

$3,396,253 76

They are now valued, in the statement made by the Superintendent of the Onondaga Salt Company, as follows:

38,517 coarse salt vats, $57 each. 316 salt blocks..

15 salt mills.

$2,195,469 00 2,205,500 00

98,000 00

$4,498,969 00

The dividends made by the Onondaga Salt Company were:

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$40,000 00
40,000 00
40,000 00
40,000 00
40,000 00
80,000 00
80,000 00
160,000 00
160,000 00
160,000 00 in stock.
96,000 00 payable Dec. 1, 1864.
96,000 00 payable Feb. 1, 1865.

67,200 00 payable June 10, 1867. $1,130,442 86

768,023 08

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The Onondaga Salt Company make the following return of its operations in its investment in the coal mine, and getting their own coal:

Year. Number of tons furnished.' Cost price. Price of coal monopoly. 1863, 55,509 $4.192

$5.486 1864, 96,626

5.372 1865, 127,417

5.03

7.776

8.97

The Company sold their coal mine in winter 1865 and 1866, but under their contract they received, 1866, 132,503 at cost, $4.537

$6.282 making the whole number of tons furnished, 412,255 tons, with aggregate difference in price at which it was furnished, and asking price of coal monopoly, $989,229.01.

In 1866, the Onondaga Salt Company furnished coal to the manufacturers of fine salt at, $5.00 per ton. [Con. No. 162.)

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The joint salt monopoly furnished it 1867, $5.02 per ton.

In 1866, for every ton of coal consumed in manufacture of fine salt, 36.1: bushels of salt was produced.

In 1866 the Company paid under its contracts for manufacturing fine salt 19 cents, and coarse salt 8 cents per bushel. The average production of each fine salt block in 1862 and 1866 which was operated was 1862 2321 bushels, 1866 2331 bushels. General average 233 bushels.

In 1866 only 214 fine salt blocks were put in operation, leaving 102 idle, each one in operation making on the average 25,447 bush.

With coal at $5 per ton it was found on the average that the coal to manufacture each bushel of salt cost about 134 cents.

The salt boiler who does all the work was paid for boiling three cents per bushel, and it was reckoned that one cent per bushel would pay all repairs. Each coarse cover produces on average each year 50 bushels, each workman can take care of 100 covers, and in 1866 his wages was fourteen shillings per day.

The Superintendent of the Onondaga Salt Company returns as the cost to that company of the manufacture of fine and coarse salt per barrel in year 1866, viz. :

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For rents to original losseo, .

Barrel,...

.55 .45

$1.55

From the Report of the Commissioners of the Land office (Con. Doc. No. 27) and the Superintendent of the salt springs (Con. Doc. No. 19) the further following facts appear:

That the whole number of acres of land owned by the State, 1174.87 Of this there is leased for fine salt block about

54. coarse salt covers,

754.88 There is of private land occupied by coarse salt covers, .

173.30

Of the remaining land except that occupied by the State buildings and works most of it is low marsh land. But the best wells are found on it about the mouth of Onondaga Creek and near the pump: house, in the third ward of Syracuse.

The number of fine salt blocks on State land,

16

216 100

private"

The average annual capacity of these 316

blocks...

12,000,000 to 15,000,000

That there were at time of report fifteen wells in use and they were digging another which has since been finished and proven to be one of the best wells.

The average production of these fifteen wells is about 1,400 gal. lons per minute, 900 of which averages 66 deg. salometer or 167 per cent salt; remaining 500, average 54 deg. salometer or 137 per cent salt. The water averages from 52 deg. to 74 deg. salometer.

Annual capacity to furnish water to make about 9,000,000 busbels.

Average cost of production per barrel to the State, three cents, three and one-quarter mills.

The total revenues and receipts from salt works since

1846, are.... The total expenditures since 1846,.

$1,429,402 65 1,041,927 67

$387,474 98 It will be noticed, that on stating the aggregate expenses (Doc. 27, page 31), there is a mistake of $100,000, arising from error in adding.

Making average yearly net income, $19,373.75.

The following table shows the sources from which receipts came and the objects for which expenditures were made:

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1846.. $18,917 78 1847..

30,547 95 1848.. 25,520 21 1849.. 29,754 05 1850.. *29,027 00 1851.. 30,000 00 1852.. 33,911 53 1853..

24,826 70 1854.. 25,250 00 1855.. 51,000 00 1856. 43,000 00 1857.. 52,000 00 1858.. 59,000 00 1859.. 44,000 00 1860.. +43,916 00 1861..

48,500 00 1862.. 39,000 00 1863.. 32,000 00 1864:. 50,000 00 1865..

48,000 00 1866.

149,184 00

$18,917 78
30,547 95
25,520 21
29,754 05
29,027 00
30,000 00
34,911 53
24,826 70
25,250 00
51,000 00
43,000 00
66,000 00
61,300 00
56,000 00
51,416 00
63,500 00
43,074 44
32,000 00
50,000 00
48,000 00
49,184 00

$75,507 34 32,398 64 43,347 67 51,598 98 44,364 03 45,458 58 47,928 17 52,159 85 54,987 88 57,777 90 60,975 82 53,476 91 58,138 18 69,026 54 65,875 51 66,299 57 87,418 98 76,090 75 88,125 31 62,765 64 70,411 66

14,000 00

2,300 00 12,000 00

7,500 00 15,000 00 4,074 44

$807,355 22

$55,874 44 $863,229 66 $1,264,133 91

* Includes $777-award under chapter 330, Laws of 1849,

Ioclades $60) -on account of Montezuma Salt Springe. # Includes $7,009-for work, &c., prior to March 1, 1865.

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