IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,TRANSMITTING Certain reports upon the condition of the Navajo Indian country.FEBRUARY 14, 1893. - Read, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed.To the Senate and House of Representatives:I transmit herewith a communication of the 13th instant from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting copy of reports of Lieuts. Brown, Gurovits, and Suplee, U. S. Army, who were charged with the duty of inspecting the Navajo country, so that the Interior Department could be advised as to the practicability of restraining the Navajos within their present reservation and of furnishing irrigation and water for their flocks, together with report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs upon the matter, with draft of an item of appropriation to carry the same into effect. BENJ. HARRISON.EXCUTIVE MANSION,February 14, 1893.DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,Washington, February 13, 1893.The PRESIDENT: On August 1, 1892, this Department had the honor to submit to you a communication from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs relative to the situation among the Navajo Indians in New Mexico and Arizona, wherein he recommended that the plan suggested by Gen. McCook to redistrict the Navajo country into suitable portions and to detail proper officers to thoroughly inspect the entire region, make a contour map of it, and submit a detailed report, so that this Department could be advised as to the practicability of restraining the Navajos within their present reservation and of furnishing irrigation and water of their flocks, with request that the necessary instructions might be given to the honorable Secretary of War to carry out the recommendations therein contained.I now have the honor to transmit copy of a communication of the 20th December last from the honorable Secretary of War, transmitting reports of Lieuts. Brown, Gurovits, and Suplee, U. S. Army, the officers charged with the duty, together with notes and explanatory maps, and also copy of a report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs of the 10th instant relative to the same.