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Submissions from 1873

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Memorial of E. C. Boudinot

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Memorial of the Choctaw Nation, in answer to the letter of the Honorable Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a letter of the Solicitor of the Treasury in relation to the Choctaw claims

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Memorial of the Legislative Assembly of Dakota Territory. Asking for the division of the present Territory of Dakota, and the erection of an additional territorial organization out of the northern part of the same

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Memorial of the Legislative Assembly of Dakota Territory, in reference to the Black Hills country serving as a retreat for hostile Indians

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Memorial of the Legislative Assembly of Dakota Territory, relative to the Pembina band of the Chippewa Indians

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Memorial of the Walnut Grove Gold-Mining Company

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Professor Hayden's geological survey of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Utah

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Protest of the Creek and Cherokee delegations against the passage of House bill no. 2635, creating the Territory of Oklahoma.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Tennessee, in favor of granting pensions to the surviving soldiers, &c., of the war with Mexico, and of the Indian War of 1836

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Resolution of the National Commercial Convention, memorializing Congress on the subject of re-organizing the Indian Territory

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Statements showing, I. Appropriations made during the third session of the Forty-second Congress. II. Offices created, and the salaries thereof. III. The offices the salaries of which have been increased, with the amount of such increase, during the same period.

Submissions from 1874

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Claim of W. H. Moore & Co.

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Extract from Superintendent R. H. Milroy's report touching the Colville Reservation in Washington Territory

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Indians in Michigan and Indiana. Supplemental memorial of certain Indians residing in Michigan and Indiana, for relief

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Joint memorial of the Legislature of Kansas, relative to the title of the Osage ceded lands in Kansas

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Judgments rendered by the Court of Claims. Letter from the Clerk of the Court of Claims, transmitting a statement of all judgments rendered by said court for the year ending December 7, 1874

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Letter from Samuel M. Janney, on behalf of Executive Committee of Friends, relating to the Indians

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Letter from the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, transmitting a report of Professor Powell on the survey of the Colorado River of the West and its tributaries, &c., &c

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Memorial from the Legislature of Montana, in relation to the protection of the Yellowstone Valley and the road from Bismarck, in Dakota, to Bozeman, in Montana

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Memorial of Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee, and Seminole Indians, in relation to the treaties of 1866

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Memorial of P. P. Pitchlynn, Delegate of Choctaw Nation of Indians, upon the right of that nation to be paid the money awarded to it by the United States Senate on the 9th day of March, A. D. 1859

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Memorial of the General Indian Council of the Indian Territory, established under the treaty of 1866, to the President and Congress of the United States, praying for the repeal of certain land-grants to the Indian lands granted by Congress to certain railroad companies in 1866

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Memorial of the Legislature of Kansas, asking that a certain Pottawatomie reservation be opened to settlement

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Memorial of the Legislature of Montana Territory, in relation to the protection of citizens of Deer Lodge and Missoula Counties

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Petition and papers of Toussaint Mesplie, praying relief for acting as Indian agent and negotiator, peace-maker, and chaplain to the United States Army

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Petition for the relief of certain soldiers of the Indian home-guard regiments

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Protest of the General Indian Council of the Indian Territory, organized under the treaties of 1866, to the President and Congress of the United States, protesting against a territorial government being established over the Indians without their consent

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Protest of the Indian delegates of the Indian Territory against the establishment by Congress of a territorial government over the Indians, without their consent

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Remonstrance of the Choctaw delegates

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, asking for the re-appraisement of the New York Indian lands in Bourbon County, Kansas

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, in reference to the rights of settlers on the Osage lands

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, in reference to the sale of Kansas lands

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Resolution of the Legislature of Minnesota, asking that government lands in this state to the amount of twenty sections on the Winnebago Indian Reservation in Waseca and Blue Earth Counties, heretofore sold and conveyed by the general government to private parties, be granted to the State of Minnesota

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Resolution of the Legislature of Texas, instructing and requesting our Congressional delegation to urge upon Congress the speedy re-imbursement of Henry Warren for losses incurred by reason of the destruction of his wagon-train and other property by the Comanche, Kiowa, and Cheyenne Indians

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Resolution of the Legislature of Wisconsin, indorsing the action of the Secretary of the Interior in removing Indians from the State of Wisconsin, and asking that all tribes be removed from the borders thereof

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Resolution relative to the removal of the statue of the "Dying Indian" to the Statuary Hall of the House of Representatives

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Resolutions of the Legislature of California, relative to the establishment of an Indian reservation in Siskiyou County

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Resolutions of the Legislature of California, urging the appointment of a commission to ascertain the amount of property destroyed during the late Modoc War, and to whom it belonged

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Statement of Major J. W. Powell, made before the Committee on Indian Affairs, as to the condition of the Indian tribes west of the Rocky Mountains

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Texas and Pacific Railway Company. (To accompany bill H.R. 3869.) Memorial of the Texas and Pacific Railway Company and the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company

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Walnut Grove Gold-Mining Company. (To accompany H.R. 3847.) Memorial of J. G. Fell, Edward Hoopes, and Geo. Burnham

Submissions from 1875

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Black Hills. Memorial of the Legislature of Dakota, praying that the Black Hills of Dakota be opened for settlement, and the Indian title to the same be extinguished

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Cherokee Nation. Memorial of the Delegates of the Cherokee Nation

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Kaskaskia, Peoria, Piankeshaw, and Wea Indians. Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, Addressed to Hon. D. P. Lowe, relative to amount necessary to indemnify certain Indians for lands of theirs erroneously sold

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Muddy or Moapa Indian Reservation. Resolution of the Legislature of the State of Nevada, asking the passage of a resolution requesting the President to rescind Executive Order of March 12, 1873, setting apart a large quantity of agricultural land in Lincoln County, in the State of Nevada, for an Indian reservation, known as the Muddy or Moapa Indian reservation

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Oherokee Indian Lands. Joint Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, praying for such legislation as may enable persons entitled thereto to purchase certain lands under the seventeenth article of the Treaty of July 19, 1866, between the United States and the Cherokee Indians

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Railroad from Yankton to the national park. Memorial of the Legislature of Dakota, asking for a grant of land to aid in the construction of a railroad from Yankton, in Dakota, to the national park

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Resolution of a council of the Seneca Nation of New York Indians, asking for amendment of the act of February 19, 1875, relating to the survey and leasing of certain lands on their reservation

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Texas Pacific Railroad. Statements of Mr. Thomas A. Scott and Judge Baker, before the House Committee on the Pacific Railroad

Submissions from 1876

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Joint resolution of the Legislature of Minnesota, asking that a treaty be made with the Indians occupying the country known as the Black Hills, so that the same may be opened to settlement and occupation at an early day

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Joint resolution of the Legislature of Texas relative to the protection of the frontier of said state, and compensation for past expenditures by the state in that behalf

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting an estimate of appropriation for the Indian service in Arizona during the remainder of the present fiscal year.

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Memorial and joint resolution of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Wyoming, in relation to Indian affairs

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Memorial of J. G. Fell, Edward Hoopes, and George Burnham

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Memorial of the Choctaw Nation, asking for the settlement of their claims

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Memorial of the Legislative Assembly of Colorado, calling the attention of Congress to the grievances of the Ute Indians

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Memorial of the Legislative Assembly of Colorado, praying for the establishment of a military post in Southwestern Colorado, and for the construction of a military wagon-road from some point upon the Rio Grande River across the main range of the Rocky Mountains to Fort Defiance

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Memorial of the Legislative Assembly of New Mexico, asking the passage of an enabling act for admission into the Union

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Memorial of the Legislative Assembly of New Mexico, relative to claims for Indian depredations

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Memorial of the Legislature of Montana, in relation to the improvement of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers

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Memorial of the Legislature of Oregon, praying that a law may be passed for the extinguishment of the Indian title to the Siletz Reservation, and for preparing the same for settlement

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Petition of Margaret E. West, for a pension

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Preamble and resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, opposing a reduction of the Army, and urging that troops be placed on the western frontier for the better protection of citizens from Indian depredations.

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Resolution and memorial of the constitutional convention of the State of Texas, asking the attention of Congress to the condition of Texas frontiers, and praying compensation for losses sustained by the people of Texas, by reason of the incursion of Indians and Mexicans, and re-imbursement for sums of money expended by that state in defending the frontier, &c

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Resolution of the Legislature of California, relative to the transfer of Indian Affairs to War Department

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Statement showing amount of expenditures from appropriation for fulfilling treaty with Sioux, different tribes, including Santee Sioux of Nebraska, for fiscal year ending June 30, 1876.

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Statements showing, I. Appropriations made during the first session of the Forty-fourth Congress. II. Offices created, and the salaries thereof. III. The offices the salaries of which have been increased, with the amount of such increase, during the same period.

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Testimony taken before the Committee on Indian Affairs concerning the management of the Indian Department

Submissions from 1877

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Memorial of the Choctaw Nation, asking for the settlement of its claim arising under the Treaty of 1855

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Petition of B. F. Overton, Governor, and Thomas W. Johnson and John E. Anderson, Commissioners, on behalf of the Chickasaw Nation, to the Congress of the United States

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Report of the Committee on Indian Affairs, (44th Congress, 2d session,) on the bill (H. R. 3922) to provide for the organization of the Indian Territory

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Statements showing, I. Appropriations made during the first session of the Forty-fifth Congress. II. Offices created, and the salaries thereof. III. The offices the salaries of which have been increased, with the amount of such increase, during the same period

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Statements showing, I. Appropriations made during the second session of the Forty-fourth Congress. II. Offices created, and the salaries thereof. III. The offices the salaries of which have been increased with the amount of such increase, during the same period

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Testimony taken by the Committee on Military Affairs in relation to the Texas border troubles.

Submissions from 1878

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Appropriations, new offices, etc. Statements showing, I. Appropriations made during the second session of the Forty-fifth Congress. II. Offices created, and the salaries thereof. III. The offices the salaries of which have been increased, with the amount of such increase, during the same period.

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Arrears due Chickasaw Nation. (To accompany report 354.) Letters from the Secretary of the Interior, to the Hons. A. M. Scales and T. M. Gunter. In relation to arrears due Chickasaw Nation.

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Delegate in Congress from the Indian Territory. Objections of the Indian delegations to the bill H. R. 2687, and kindred measures in the Congress of the United States, providing for a delegate in Congress from the Indian Territory

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Indians in Michigan and Indiana. (To accompany bill H. R. 2283.) Memorial of certain Indians residing in Michigan and Indiana, for relief

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Petition of the delegates of the Creek Nation, with reference to the awards made to those Creeks who enlisted in the Federal Army, loyal refugees and freedmen, asking early action of Congress upon that subject.

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Removal of certain tribes of Indians. (To accompany bill H. R. 5002.) Letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs relative to the removal of certain Indians in the states of Oregon, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, and the territories of Washington and Dakota.

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Surveys of the Territories. Letter from the acting President of the National Academy of Sciences transmitting a report on the surveys of the territories

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Transfer of Indian Bureau. Concurrent resolutions of the Legislature of California, favoring the transfer of Indian Affairs to the War Department

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Transfer of Indians from civil to military management. Memorial of the delegations of the Cherokee, Creek and Seminole, Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, of the Indian Territory, to the Congress of the United States, in opposition to the transfer of the Indians from civil to military management, as contemplated in bill H. R. 959 and others of like import now pending in Congress

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Wisconsin land-claim. Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, to Hon. T. C. Pound, House of Representatives, transmitting certain papers relative to the claim of the State of Wisconsin for certain lands included in Indian reservations, and recommending legislation thereon.

Submissions from 1879

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Amendment of rules

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Appropriations, new offices, etc. Statements showing I. Appropriations made during the first session of the Forty-sixth Congress. II. Offices created and the salaries thereof. III. The offices the salaries of which have been increased, with the amount of such increase, during the same period

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Appropriations, new offices, etc. Statements showing, I. Appropriations made during the third session of the Forty fifth Congress. II. Offices created, and the salaries thereof. III. The offices the salaries of which have been increased, with the amount of such increase, during the same period.

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Eastern band of Cherokees. Remonstrance of the principal chief and delegates of the Cherokee Nation of Indians against the passage of any bill to allow the Eastern band of Cherokees to sue the Cherokee Nation

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Protest of Indian delegates against organization of territorial government over the Indian country. Protest of the delegates from the Cherokee, Creek, and Choctaw Nations, against the organization of a United States territorial government over the Indian Territory

Submissions from 1880

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Laws of the United States of a local or temporary character, and exhibiting the entire legislation of Congress upon which the public land titles in each state and territory have depended. December 1, 1880. Embracing, also, a digest of all Indian treaties affecting the titles to public lands; an abstract of the authority for, and the boundaries of, the existing military reservations; and a table of judicial and executive decisions affecting the various subjects arising under the public land system

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Laws of the United States of a local or temporary character, and exhibiting the entire legislation of Congress upon which the public land titles in each state and territory have depended. December 1, 1880. Embracing, also, a digest of all Indian treaties affecting the titles to public lands; an abstract of the authority for, and the boundaries of, the existing military reservations; and a table of judicial and executive decisions affecting the various subjects arising under the public land system

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The existing laws of the United States of a general and permanent character, and relating to the survey and disposition of the public domain, December 1, 1880, embracing references to previous legislation, and citations of decisions from the federal and the state courts and from the executive officers of the United States

Submissions from 1881

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Appropriations, new offices, etc

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Department of the Interior. U. S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region. J. W. Powell in charge. Contributions to North American Ethnology. Volume V

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Land grants to railroads. Letter from the auditor of railroad accounts, relative to land grants made by the United States to aid in the construction of the Pacific railroads

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Stockbridge and Munsee Indians of Wisconsin. Letter from the acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs of the House of Representatives, in relation to the bill of the House of Representatives for the relief of the Stockbridge and Munsee Tribe of Indians, in the State of Wisconsin

Submissions from 1882

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Digested summary and alphabetical list of private claims presented to the House of Representatives from the Forty-second to the Forty-sixth Congress, inclusive; exhibiting the action of Congress on each claim, with references to the journals, reports, bills, etc., elucidating its progress

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Judgments of Court of Claims. Statement of all judgments rendered by the Court of Claims for the year ending December 3, 1881. Transmitted in pursuance of section 1057 of the Revised Statutes of the United States.

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Publication and distribution of public documents. Communication from J. G. Ames, Superintendent of Documents, Department of the Interior, A. R. Spofford, Librarian of Congress, and Spencer F. Baird, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, in compliance with a resolution of the House of Representatives relative to the publication and distribution of public documents.

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Second Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1880-'81.