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and ninety-nine thousand dollars. Although these lands may not all bring the fixed price of five dollars per acre, yet as nearly all of them are of the first quality for agricultural purposes, or valuable for their timber or minerul resources, their product may be anticipated to approximate very nearly to the sum named, and it must afford high satisfaction to the hardy pioneers who first reared their cabins amidst the uncultivated wilds of the “beautiful Peninsula," and endured all the bardships and privations incident to new setilements, to see their children thus amply provided for in that great essential under a free government--elucation; and the enterprising emigrant from the easiern states, accustomed 10 look upon the advantages of school house and academy as more than counterbalancing the disadvantages of a slubborn soil and rigorous climate, may turn with confidence to Michigan, satisfied that from her prolific and easily tilled soil, he will receive an abundant return for his labor--that in her richly endowed schools and university means of education are provided for all.
A great deal of the work was done in the office of the surveyor general, and it gives me pleasure to acknowledge the kindness of the late and present surveyor generals, and the clerks in the office, who afforded me every facility in their power.
M. E. VAN BUREN.
[A.] Statement of all the townships of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan,
with reference to section sixteen:
East of the Meridian West ot Merutilll.
Nortli et south of Auril of
Base line. Base line Base line. Base line Townships containing sec. 16 full,
66 315 1161 423 Townships containing sec. 16 fractional,
12! 42 33
83! Full townships deficient in section 16,
11 Fractional townships deficient
in section 16, Containing three quarters or more of an entire township,
1 Containing more than one half
and not more than three quarters of an entire township,
2 Containing more than one
quarter and not nrore than one half of an entire township,
10 1 16 Containing more than one
section ¬ more than one quarter of an entire township,
7 16 Containing less than one sec.,
9. 1 5 Entire townships not sub-divided,
401 Fractional do
94 441 1581 Total number of townships of lower peninsula,
[C.] STATEMENT of the availble School Lands of the Lower PeninBula of Michigan:
South of the Base Line and East of the Meridian.
Contents of full sections "sixteen,'
42,240.00 do of fractional do
4,871.63 Am't located in lieu of deficiencies,
52,902.00 North of Base Line and East of Meridian. it is the Contents of full section "sixteen,"
201,600.00 do of fractional do
20,379.58 Am't located in lieu of deficiencies,
225,436.93 South of the Base Line and West of Meridian. Contents of full sections "sixteen,”
74,240.00 do of fractional do do
17,759.42 Am't located in lieu of deficiences,
95,037.80 North of Base Line and West of Meridian. Contents of full sections busixteen,"
270,720,00 do of fractional do do
41,388.23 Am't located in lieu of deficiencies,
Total avilable school lands of Lower Peninsula,
[D.] A condensed statement of the quantity of Land the State is entitled
to in lieu of fractional sections sixteen and for towns deficient in section sixteen, of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.
to list firieni in s 16
Total. Ac's 100ths
Suuth ot baseline & east of meridian, 192.611
320 512,61 6,400 10,449,32
3201 779,34 9,120 17,988,41