Excerpt from First Report of a Geological Reconnoissance of the Northern Counties of Arkansas Made During, 1858 Sir - In conformity to an act approved 15th January, 1857, entitled "an act to provide for a geological survey of the State of Arkansas," I had the honor of being appointed by you State Geologist of the State of Arkansas, which office I accepted with the proviso that I was to commence the geological survey of the state as early as my engagements in Kentucky permitted, say about the 1 st of October, or as soon thereafter as possible, it being, however, expressly understood that my salary as Geologist of the State of Arkansas, was not to commence until I entered upon the duties of that office, as will appear from the following letter of your Excellency, addressed to me on the 20th April, 1857: Sir: I have appointed you State Geologist of the State of Arkansas, under the act of the 15th January, 1857, as shown by the enclosed com mission, which will take effect from and after the 1 st day of October, 1857; and your salary is to commence upon your qualification, on or before the 15th October, 1857, that is, as soon as you shall enter upon your duties as State Geologist of Arkansas, under said law, and not before then. I hope by the first day of October, you will have completed your present engagements in the State of Kentucky, and that you will accept the commission which I send you upon the terms stated in it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.