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LANSING, MICH.:
JOHN A. KERR & CO., PRINTERS TO THE STATE. -

REPORT.

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Lansing, December 1st, 1866. To the Legislature of the State of Michigan:

In compliance with the provisions of law establishing the State Land Office, and of regulating the sales and disposition of the lands belonging to the State, I have the honor herewith to submit my report of the official proceedings of this office for the fiscal year ending Nov. 30th, 1866.

The following tables hereto annexed, will exhibit the sales of the public lands, amounts received of principal, interest and penalty, upon the part-paid trust fund lands; the amount sold and disposed of under the provisions of the Session Laws of 1859, and the acts amending the same, and other appropriations for certain purposes.

PRIMARY SCHOOL LANDS.

There have been sold of the Primary School Lands during the last fiscal year, 37,885.30 acres, for the aggregate sum of $151,353 03, against 20,288.41 acres, for the aggregate sum of $80,559 71, for the year 1865. The sales therefore, exceed in the last year, those of 1865, by 17,596.89 acres, amounting to $70,794 29.

The sales have been confined almost entirely to the Lower Peninsula. Very few sales have been made during the last year in the Upper Peninsula.

The receipts on account of principal for the last fiscal year bave been $124,531 13, against $111,869 55 for the year 1865. Receipts for interest have been $50,768 52, against $54,247 78 for the previous year.

By a comparison of sales and receipts of principal to the Primary School Fund, for the year 1866, it will be seen that it

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