C[ornelius] N[ewton] Bliss
3. Their resources other than forests, such as mines and grass and agricultural lands.4. The principles which should govern future modifications of the boundaries of the forest reserves as tol extension and contraction, and the application of the same to individual reserves after the surveys have been completed, in accordance with the provisions contained in the Sundry Civil Act approved June 4, 1897.You will also submit for my consideration a practicable plan for the establishment of a forest service with specific recommendations in regard thereto. You will enter upon the discharge of your duties on the first of July, 1897, and thereafter submit for my consideration a monthly statement setting forth such steps as you have taken to carry out my instructions in the premises, briefly indicating the results of your work during such periods. If, at any time, you require further instructions or any question arises which, in your judgment, requires the action of the Department, you will at once submit the matter to me.Very respectfully,C. N. Bliss, Secretary.
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