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Bills and Resolutions, House of Representatives, 41st Congress

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Introduced and ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Schenck to House bill No. 2045. (H.R. 2045)

Mr. Conkling, from the Committee on the Revision of the Laws of the United States, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 1595) to amend an act entitled ''An act providing for the taking of the seventh and subsequent censuses of the United States, and to fix the number of the members of the House of Representatives, and to provide for their future ... (H.R. 1595)

Mr. Conkling, from the Committee on the Revision of the Laws of the United States, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 424) to provide for taking the ninth census of the United States, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert as follows: (H.R. 424)

Mr. Fitch, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reports the following amendments; ordered to be printed and recommitted. Amendments. Intended to be proposed to Senate bill No. 396, (as passed by the Senate February 20, 1870.) Amend the title by adding the following: ''and to aid in the construction of the Oregon Branch Pacific railroad.'' Add ... (H.R. 1874)

Mr. Sprague, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 238,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of W. B. Carpenter. (H.R. 1061)

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee of Conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the bill (H.R. 987) to reduce the number of officers in the army of the United States, and for other purposes, submitted the following report; which was ordered to be printed. Report. The Committee of Conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on ... (H.R. 987)

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 987) to reduce the number of officers in the army of the United States, and for other purposes, reported it with an amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 987)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on Banking and Currency. Mr. Garfield, from the Committee on Banking and Currency, reported the following bill: A Bill To punish the unlawful certification of checks by officers of national banks. (H.R. 2105)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on Education and Labor. Amendment In the nature of a substitute, reported by Mr. Burdett, from the Committee on Education and Labor, to bill (H.R. 659) to regulate labor contracts with immigrants to the United States. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 659)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Amendment In the nature of a substitute to house bill No. 467, reported by Mr. Amasa Cobb from the Committee on Military Affairs. (H.R. 467)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on Reconstruction. Amendment In the nature of a substitute, reported by Mr. B. F. Butler from the Committee on Reconstruction, to the bill (H.R. 3011) to protect loyal and peaceable citizens of the United States in the full enjoyment of their rights, persons, liberty, and property, and to ... (H.R. 3011)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Amendment In the nature of a substitute, reported by Mr. Hotchkiss from the Committee on the Judiciary, to the bill (H.R. 468) to create and establish an additional judicial district to be called the northern district of New York, and to make further provisions in relation to ... (H.R. 468)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. In the nature of a substitute to the bill (H.R. 846) to incorporate the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company, and for other purposes. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 846)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands. Amendment In the nature of a substitute reported by Mr. Smyth, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to the bill (H.R. 560) to amend an act entitled ''An act for a grant of lands to the State of Iowa, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of a railroad in said ... (H.R. 560)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands. Amendment In the nature of a substitute, reported by Mr. Hawley to the bill H.R. 221. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 221)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted. Amendment In the nature of a substitute reported by Mr. Poland, from the Committee on the Revision of Laws, to the bill (H.R. 386) entitled ''An act entitled An act to amend an act entitled An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States,'' approved March second, eighteen ... (H.R. 386)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted. Amendment In the nature of a substitute reported by Mr. Poland, from the Committee on the Revision of the laws, to a bill (H.R. 902) limiting the appointment of certain officers in the Treasury Department. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 902)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted. Amendment In the nature of a substitute, reported from the Committee on Reconstruction by Mr. Beck, to the bill (H.R. 1335) declaring the State of Georgia entitled to representation in Congress. Whereas the State of Georgia has framed and adopted a constitution of State government republican in form: ... (H.R. 1335)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted. Mr. Cook, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following amendment to H.R. 1427: Reported by the Committee for the District of Columbia to the bill (H.R. 1427) to provide for the creation of corporations in the District of Columbia by general law, viz: Insert the following as additional ... (H.R. 1427)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted. Mr. J. T. Wilson, from the Committee on Agriculture, reported the following amendment in the nature of a substitute to the bill (H.R. 2018) to prevent cruelty to animals while in transit by railroad and other means of transportation within the United States: Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause ... (H.R. 2018)

Ordered to be printed as amended. Note.--The parts of the bill which have been stricken out are included in [brackets,] and the parts which have been inserted are printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 974)

Ordered to be printed as proposed to be amended by the report of the Committee of Conference. Note.--The parts proposed to be stricken out by the report of the Committee of Conference are included in [brackets,] and the parts proposed to be inserted are printed in italics. An Act To enforce the right of citizens of the United States to vote in the ... (H.R. 1293)

Ordered to be printed with amendments of the Senate and with the report of the committee on conference upon the disagreeing votes by the two Houses upon said amendments. An Act To amend ''An act granting the right of way to ditch and canal owners over the public lands, and for other purposes.'' (H.R. 562)

Ordered to be printed with proposed amendments. Mr. B. F. Butler, from the Committee on Reconstruction, reported the following bill: A Bill For full and general grace, amnesty, and oblivion of all wrongful acts, doings, or omissions of all persons engaged in the war of the late rebellion. (H.R. 2523)

Ordered to be printed with Senate amendments. Strike out the parts within [brackets,] and insert the parts in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 1533)

Ordered to be printed with the amendments by the Senate. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 974)

Ordered to be printed with the following proposed amendments. Amendment In the nature of a substitute submitted by Mr. Lynch to the bill (H.R. 1889) to revive the navigation and commercial interests of the United States. Whereas the mercantile marine of the country was nearly destroyed during the late rebellion in consequence of the inability of ... (H.R. 1889)

Ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Agriculture. Amendment In the nature of a substitute to a bill (H.R. 455) to procure and disseminate information of the extent of cereal and other crops of foreign countries, and for other purposes. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 455)

Ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Education and Labor Reported back with an amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Education and Labor. A Bill For the better security of agricultural college funds. (H.R. 2417)

Ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Education and Labor. Mr. Arnell, from the Committee on Education and Labor, reported the following bill: A Bill For the better security of agricultural college funds. (H.R. 2417)

Ordered to be printed, with Senate amendments. Strike out all within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. An Act To enforce the right of citizens of the United States to vote in the several States of this Union, [who have hitherto been denied that right on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude,] and for other purposes. (H.R. 1293)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment In the nature if a substitute to be proposed by Mr. Farnsworth to the bill of the House (H.R. 356) for the removal of political disabilities in those States which have ratified the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the Constitution of the United States. (H.R. 356)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment In the nature of a substitute intended to be proposed by Mr. Ketcham to the bill H.R. 1603, namely: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 1603)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment In the nature of a substitute, proposed by Mr. Bingham, to House bill No. 783. Joint Resolution Declaring Virginia entitled to representation in Congress. Whereas the people of Virginia have adopted a constitution republican in form, and have in all respects conformed to the requirements of the act of Congress ... (H.R. 783)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Abbott to the bill (H.R. 2092) making appropriations for the repair, preservation, and completion of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes, for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, viz: Insert on page 8, between lines 177 ... (H.R. 2092)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Bayard to the bill (H.R. 2045) to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes, viz: Insert as section 35 the following: (H.R. 2045)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Cole to the bill (H.R. 2045) to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes, viz: Insert as an additional section the following: (H.R. 2045)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Davis to the bill (H.R. 783) to admit the State of Virginia to representation in the Congress of the United States. Strike out all after the preamble and in place thereof insert as follows: (H.R. 783)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Drake to the bill (H.R. 1335) to admit the State of Georgia to representation in the Congress of the United States, viz: Insert the following as an additional section: (H.R. 1335)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Drake, to the bill (H.R. 783) to admit the State of Virginia to representation in the Congress of the United States, viz: Insert the following proviso: (H.R. 783)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Ferry to the bill (H.R. 1714) to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights, viz: Strike out section fifty-two of the bill as reported, and in lieu thereof insert the following: (H.R. 1714)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Fowler to the bill (H.R. 986) to abolish the franking privilege, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: (H.R. 986)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Hamilton, of Maryland, to the bill (H.R. 2045) to reduce the internal taxes, and for other purposes, viz: Insert as an additional section, the following: (H.R. 2045)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Howe to the amendment reported from the Committee on Foreign relations to the joint resolution (H.R. 329) in relation to the contest between the people of Cuba, and the government of Spain, viz: Insert as additional sections the following: (H.R. 329)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, to the bill (H.R. 986) to abolish the franking privilege, viz: Insert the following proviso: (H.R. 986)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Morton to the bill (H.R. 783) to admit the State of Virginia to representation in the Congress of the United States, viz: insert the following proviso: (H.R. 783)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Morton, to the bill (H.R. 783) to admit the State of Virginia to representation in the Congress of the United States, viz: Insert as an additional section, the following: (H.R. 783)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Pomeroy to the bill (H.R. 1007) to establish certain post roads, viz: After Kansas, on page 5, insert: (H.R. 1007)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Pomeroy to the bill (H.R. 1335) to admit the State of Georgia to representation in the Congress of the United States, viz: Strike out all of the original bill and insert in lieu thereof the following: Whereas great irregularities have been practiced in the organization of the ... (H.R. 1335)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Pomeroy, to the amendment proposed by Mr. Stewart, to the bill (H.R. 1293) to enforce the right of citizens of the United States to vote in the several States of this Union who have hitherto been denied that right on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude, viz: ... (H.R. 1293)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Scott to the bill (H.R. 2045) to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes, viz: Insert as an additional section the following: (H.R. 2045)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Scott to the bill (H.R. 3) to repeal ''An act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices,'' viz: Inserted the following as an additional section: (H.R. 3)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Sherman to the bill (H.R. 1335) to admit the State of Georgia to representation in the Congress of the United States, viz: Insert as additional sections the following: (H.R. 1335)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Sherman, to the bill (H.R. 3) to repeal ''An act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices,'' viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 3)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Sumner to the bill (H.R. 424) to provide for taking the ninth census of the United States, viz: (H.R. 424)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Sumner to the bill (H.R. 986) to abolish the franking privilege, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: (H.R. 986)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Trumbull to the bill (H.R. 2045) to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes, viz: Insert as additional sections the following: (H.R. 2045)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Vickers to the bill (H.R. 2092) entitled ''An act making appropriations for the repair, preservation, and completion of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes, for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one.'' (H.R. 2092)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Williams to the bill (H.R. 1335) to admit the State of Georgia to representation in the Congress of the United States, viz: Strike out all between the word ''officer,'' in the twelfth line, second page, and the word ''Provided,'' in the eighteenth line, same page, and insert: (H.R. 1335)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Wilson to the bill (H.R. 1089) in aid of the execution of the laws in the Territory of Utah, and for other purposes, viz: Insert as additional sections the following: (H.R. 1089)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Wilson to the bill (H.R. 1335) to admit the State of Georgia to representation in the Congress of the United States, viz: Strike out the first proviso of the bill, and in lieu thereof insert the following: (H.R. 1335)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Drake to the bill (H.R. 1335) to admit the State of Georgia to representation in the Congress of the United States, viz: Insert the following as an additional section: (H.R. 1335)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Drake to the bill H.R. 1335 to admit the State of Georgia to representation in the Congress of the United States, viz: Insert the following as an additional section: (H.R. 1335)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Drake, to the bill (H.R. 974) making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, viz: Insert on page 14, line 314, after the word ''dollars,'' the following proviso: (H.R. 974)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Farnsworth to the bill H.R. 2295. (H.R. 2295)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Garfield to H.R. 424, viz: Add to section 27 the following: (H.R. 424)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Garfield to the bill (H.R. 256) to provide for taking the ninth and subsequent censuses. (H.R. 256)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Garfield, from the Committee on Banking and Currency, to the bill (H.R. 1900) to increase banking facilities, and for other purposes, viz: Strike out in line 17, section 1, all after the word ''sixty-five'' down to the word ''Provided'' in line 20, and strike out sections 3, 4, and 5, and insert the ... (H.R. 1900)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Judd, to House bill No. 593, to apportion the representation of the several States in the House of Representatives for the forty-second Congress. (H.R. 593)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Lynch to the bill (H.R. 1603) to provide for the removal of the Brooklyn navy yard, namely: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 1603)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, to the amendment reported by the Committee on the Revision of the Laws to the bill (H.R. 424) to provide for taking the ninth census of the United States, viz: at end of the amendment reported from the committee insert the following: (H.R. 424)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Paine to a bill (H.R. 1068) to amend existing laws relating to the duty on imports and for other purposes. Strike out all of the first section after the enacting clause and insert in lieu thereof the following, viz: (H.R. 1068)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Sargent to the bill (H.R. 1450) defining swamp and overflowed lands, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 1450)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Shanks to the bill (H.R. 299) to provide for the consolidation of the Indian tribes and to organize a system of government in the Indian Territory. Whereas the people of the nations of Indians inhabiting the Indian Territory have agreed by treaty with the Government of the United States, and been by ... (H.R. 299)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Sherman to the bill (H.R. 986) to abolish the franking privilege, viz: Insert at the end of section 1 the following: (H.R. 986)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Thayer to the amendment reported by the Committee on the Judiciary to the bill (H.R. 3) to repeal ''An act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices,'' viz: Strike out the words proposed to be inserted by the committee and insert in lieu thereof the following: (H.R. 3)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Whittemore, to the bill (H.R. 783) to admit the State of Virginia to representation in the Congress of the United States. Insert in line 19, section 1, after the words ''United States,'' the following: (H.R. 783)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Maine, from the Committee on Appropriations, to the bill (H.R. 974) making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, viz: On page 23 of the bill as reported from the ... (H.R. 974)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Submitted by Mr. B. F. Butler to H.R. 1889 as a substitute for the third and fourth sections of the bill as reported by the Committee on the Decline of American Commerce. (H.R. 1889)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment To be proposed by Mr. Ward, to House bill No. 356, for the removal of disabilities of loyal citizens. After the word ''Congress,'' in line 10, section 2, insert the following: (H.R. 356)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment To be proposed by Mr. Winans to the amendment of Mr. Farnsworth to Mr. Beck'S substitute to the bill (H.R. 2523) for full and general grace, amnesty, and oblivion of all wrongful acts, doings, or omissions of all persons engaged in the war of the late rebellion. (H.R. 2523)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Johnston to the bill (H.R. 2045) to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes, viz: Insert as an additional section the following: (H.R. 2045)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Lewis to the bill (H.R. 2045) to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes, viz: Insert as an additional section the following: (H.R. 2045)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Stewart to the bill (H.R. 974) making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 974)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Proposed to sections 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, and 43, of the bill (H.R. 2045) to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2045)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Proposed to the bill (H.R. 1900) to increase banking facilities and for other purposes. (H.R. 1900)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Proposed to the bill (H.R. 1957) regulating compensation in cases of contested election. (H.R. 1957)

Ordered to be printed. An Act Providing for refunding the interest paid by the State of Massachusetts on money expended by her on account of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve to eighteen hundred and fifteen. (H.R. 2104)

Ordered to be printed. Intended to be proposed by Mr. Ross to the bill (H.R. 2165) making appropriations for sundry civil, expenses of the government for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for other purposes, viz: Insert as additional section the following: (H.R. 2165)

Ordered to be printed. Intended to be proposed by Mr. Wilson to the bill (H.R. 2082) making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy one, and for other purposes, viz: Insert as additional sections the following: (H.R. 2082)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Garfield, from the Committee on Banking and Currency, reported the following amendment, as a substitute for the bill (H.R. 1900) to increase banking facilities, and for other purposes. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 1900)

Ordered to be printed. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in Italics. Amendments Proposed to be submitted by Mr. Schenck, from the Committee of Ways and Means, to the bill (H.R. 1068) to amend existing laws relating to the duties on imports, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1068)

Ordered to be printed. To be proposed by Mr. Allison, to the bill (H.R. 1068) to amend existing laws relating to the duty on imports, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1068)

Ordered to lie on the table and be printed. An Act [To admit the State of Georgia to representation in the Congress of the United States.] [Whereas the people of Georgia have framed and adopted a constitution of State government which is republican; and whereas the legislature of Georgia elected under said constitution has ratified the fourteenth ... (H.R. 1335)

Ordered, That the amendment of the Committee on Military Affairs to the bill (H.R. 987) to reduce the number of officers in the army of the United States, and for other purposes, as amended by the Senate be printed, and that the bill be made the social order for Tuesday, the May 10, at 1 o'clock. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert ... (H.R. 987)

Passed the Senate with amendments. Ordered to be printed with Senate amendments. Strike out the parts within [brackets,] and insert the parts in italics. An Act To provide for the apportionment of representatives to Congress among the several States. (H.R. 1823)

Read and passed to a second reading. An Act To relieve certain persons therein named from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 331)

Read the first and second times, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and motion by Mr. Pomeroy to amend pending. Note.--The amendment proposed by Mr. Pomeroy is indicated by italics. An Act To enable the Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw Railroad Company to change the northern terminus of its road from Traverse Bay to the Straits of Mackinaw, and ... (H.R. 3035)

Read the first and second times. An Act Allowing parties in certain cases to testify. (H.R. 419)

Read the first and second times. An Act Amendatory of an act entitled ''An act to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain.'' (H.R. 303)

Read the first and second times. An Act Authorizing the allowance of the claim of the State of Minnesota to lands for the support of a State university. (H.R. 253)

Read the first and second times. An Act Authorizing the submission of the constitutions of Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas to a vote of the people, and authorizing the election of State officers, provided by the said constitutions, and members of Congress. (H.R. 405)

Read the first and second times. An Act For the relief of Thomas B. Valentine. (H.R. 2973)

Read the first and second times. An Act Repealing so much of the act of August eighth, eighteen hundred and forty-six, as declared the Des Moines River, in the then Territory of Iowa, a public highway. (H.R. 790)

Read the first and second times. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes,'' approved July fourteen, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 2530)

Read the first and second times. An Act To change the boundaries of the Stockton land district, in the State of California. (H.R. 1964)

Read the first and second times. An Act To dedicate the public agricultural lands in the State of California to homestead, and pre-emption purposes. (H.R. 975)

Read the first and second times. An Act To enforce the right of citizens of the United States to vote in the several States of this Union, who have hitherto been denied that right on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. (H.R. 1293)

Read the first and second times. An Act To establish a land district in Wyoming Territory, and for other purposes. (H.R. 134)

Read the first and second times. An Act To establish the Department of Justice. (H.R. 1328)

Read the first and second times. An Act To incorporate the United States Freehold Land and Emigration Company, and to confirm certain legislation in Colorado Territory. (H.R. 2363)

Read the first and second times. Referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy, with amendments, namely: Strike out the word in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act To establish a land district in Wyoming Territory, and for other purposes. (H.R. 134)

Read the first time. An Act To promote the construction of the Cincinnati Southern Railway. Whereas it is represented to this present Congress that Miles Greenwood, Richard M. Bishop, William Hooper, Philip Heidelbach, and Edward A. Ferguson, of the city of Cincinnati, in the State of Ohio, were appointed, under and by virtue of an act of the ... (H.R. 3070)

Read twice and ordered to lie on the table. An Act To provide for taking the ninth census of the United States. (H.R. 424)

Read twice and ordered to lie on the table. An Act To provide for taking the ninth census. (H.R. 256)

Read twice and ordered to lie on the table. An Act To repeal an act of the legislature of New Mexico imposing a capitation tax on bovine cattle. (H.R. 404)

Read twice and recommitted to the Committee of Ways and Means. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Maynard, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill. A Bill To relieve coal from all taxation, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2210)

Read twice and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Poland, on leave, introduced the following bill. A Bill To protect homesteads in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1833)

Read twice and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia. Reported back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee for the District of Columbia. Mr. McKenzie, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To define the degrees of murder in the District of Columbia, and so ... (H.R. 2012)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of Claims Reported back, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee of Claims. Mr. Ela, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for refunding the interest paid by the State of Massachusetts on money expended by her on account of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve to ... (H.R. 2104)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John T. Wilson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Isaac N. Woods (H.R. 1655)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted. A Bill For the relief of Norman Wiard. (H.R. 1195)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back, committed to the Committee of the Whole House, and ordered to be printed. Mr. A. Cobb, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the appointment of a commissioner and the settlement of the claims of certain citizens of Kansas therein named. (H.R. 2273)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture. An Act To prevent cruelty to animals while in transit by railroad or other means of transportation within the United States. (H.R. 2018)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture. An Act To procure and disseminate information of the extent of cereal and other crops of other countries. (H.R. 455)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. A Bill Making appropriations to supply the deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the Government for the fiscal years ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy, and June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for former years, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2995)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making a special appropriation for the Indian service in Arizona and New Mexico. (H.R. 2580)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making additional appropriations and to supply the deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the government for the fiscal years ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy, and June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2369)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making an appropriation for the contingent fund of the House of Representatives. (H.R. 2914)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriation for revenue cutters. (H.R. 2527)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations and to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of government for the fiscal years ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy, and for other purposes. (H.R. 354)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2165)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3064)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the construction, preservation, and repairs of certain fortifications and other works of defense, for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 1883)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the construction, preservation, and repairs of certain fortifications and other works of defense. (H.R. 2860)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the government for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1604)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2689)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling so-called treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2615)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations (so-called) with various Indian tribes, for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1169)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 123)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 2524)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 974)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 1533)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2789)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other pensions of the United States for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 2529)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other pensions of the United States, for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 781)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 2579)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2082)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2816)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 2536)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1097)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the government for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1346)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the government, for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy, and for other purposes,'' approved April twenty, eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 2213)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act To supply a deficiency in the appropriation for compensation and mileage of members of the House of Representatives and delegates from Territories for the fiscal year ending June thirty, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 1977)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act To supply deficiencies in the appropriations for salaries of United. States ministers for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 1713)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Wells, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the erection of a public building in the city of Saint Louis, Missouri, for the use of the custom-house and the civil officers of the government of the United States. (H.R. 244)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Cole with amendments, namely: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 2524)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Cole with amendments, namely: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations to supply the deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the Government for the fiscal years ending June thirty, eighteen ... (H.R. 2995)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Cole with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2816)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Cole with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling [so-called] treaty stipulations with various Indian ... (H.R. 2615)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Cole with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2789)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Cole with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 2579)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Cole with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert, the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 2536)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Cole with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other pensions of the United States for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 2529)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Fessenden with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations [and] to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of government for the fiscal years ending June thirtieth, eighteen ... (H.R. 354)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Fessenden, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in Italics. An Act Making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes for ... (H.R. 123)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Maine, with amendments, viz: Insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the government for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1604)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Maine, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for other ... (H.R. 2165)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Maine, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 1533)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Maine, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations, (so-called) with ... (H.R. 1169)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Maine, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the government for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen ... (H.R. 1346)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Maine, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in Italics. An Act Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 1097)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Maine, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred ... (H.R. 974)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Maine, with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. An Act To supply a deficiency in the appropriation for compensation and mileage of members of the House of Representatives and delegates from Territories for the fiscal year ending June thirty, ... (H.R. 1977)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Wilson with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 782)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Wilson, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2082)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the protection of settlers on the public lands of the United States (H.R. 2049)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of A. V. Richards. (H.R. 2720)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Barbara Schorr, of Cincinnati, Ohio. (H.R. 2254)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Charles Cooper, Goshorn A. Jones, Jerome Rowley, William Hannegan, and John Hannegan. (H.R. 1395)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Charles E. Dole. (H.R. 891)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Charles T. Martin. (H.R. 2251)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Daniel K. Wunderlich, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. (H.R. 698)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of David L. Wright, late Captain of Company E, Fifty-first Regiment Indiana Volunteers. (H.R. 2657)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of David Sergeant. (H.R. 787)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Frederick Smith. (H.R. 2242)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Friend A. Brainard. (H.R. 1611)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of General John C. McQuiston and Jeremiah D. Skeen, of Indiana. (H.R. 2707)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of H. Lawrence Scott, late agent for the sale of internal revenue stamps in the thirteenth district of Pennsylvania. (H.R. 794)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of H. W. Durgin and others. (H.R. 2708)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of heirs of William Eddy, deceased. (H.R. 2241)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Henry A. Messenger, of Shelby County, Missouri. (H.R. 2493)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Henry Clay Williams, late receiver of public moneys at Eau Claire, Wisconsin. (H.R. 2666)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Henry Willman, late a private in the Third regiment of Indiana cavalry. (H.R. 2566)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Hull and Cozzens, and John Naylor and Company (H.R. 689)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Isaac B. Kinkead. (H.R. 2721)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Janes, Fowler, Kirtland and Company. (H.R. 1667)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of John Kelly, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the reissue of certain bonds, and so forth. (H.R. 2537)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of John W. Campbell. (H.R. 2811)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of John Wilson. (H.R. 2250)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Joseph Anderson, a citizen of Davidson County, State of Tennessee. (H.R. 2709)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Leonard Harding. (H.R. 1917)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Mary A. Ripley. (H.R. 2710)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Mary Ann Stonefield, widow of Benjamin Stonefield, deceased. (H.R. 1026)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Mrs. Caroline G. Gardner, widow of Brevet Brigadier General John L. Gardner. (H.R. 1274)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Mrs. Polly W. Cotton. (H.R. 2718)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Noah Fisher. (H.R. 2535)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Otis N. Cutler, of Missouri. (H.R. 1666)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Reuben H. Bishop. (H.R. 2809)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Richard M. Hodgson. (H.R. 1277)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Robert K. Byrd. (H.R. 2812)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Robert P. Chowden. (H.R. 2719)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of the Brazil Mail Steamship Company. (H.R. 2244)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of the sureties of the late Captain A. R. Hetzell. Whereas it appears that the accounts of the late Captain A. R. Hetzell, assistant quartermaster of the United States Army, who died during the Mexican war, were settled at the Treasury on the fifteenth of February, eighteen ... (H.R. 1971)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Walter J. Lee. (H.R. 2813)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of William I. Blackistone. (H.R. 1980)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of William J. Clark, administrator of Gad E. Upson, deceased. (H.R. 2284)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of William M. Henry. (H.R. 2711)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of William Selden. (H.R. 2246)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of William T. Stotts. (H.R. 1963)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act To authorize the settlement of the accounts of James G. McNutt. (H.R. 2109)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act To provide for the settlement of the claims of Archer N. Martin, late assessor of internal revenue for the seventh collection district of Pennsylvania. (H.R. 1176)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Scott with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. An Act For the relief of Hull and Cozzens, and John Naylor and Company. (H.R. 689)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. A Bill Making an appropriation for the improvement of rivers and harbors for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 367)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Allowing the Secretary of the Treasury to increase the pay of inspectors of customs. (H.R. 2375)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Creating a collection district in New Jersey, to be called the district of Jersey City, and constituting Jersey City a port of entry. (H.R. 1415)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Declaring the consent of Congress to the erection of a crib in Lake Erie, by the city of Cleveland, Ohio, for the protection of an inlet for a water-works tunnel about to be constructed by said city. (H.R. 601)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Making appropriations for the repair, preservation, and completion of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes, for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 2092)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Making appropriations for the repair, preservation, and completion of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3036)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To amend section twenty-two of an act entitled ''An act further to prevent smuggling, and for other purposes,'' approved July eighteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 2287)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To authorize the issuing of a certificate of registry or enrollment to the schooners Zenos Snow and Patriot. Whereas the schooners Zenos Snow and Patriot are American built vessels, and being denationalized by a sale of a small fraction of each to a foreigner, who has since become ... (H.R. 869)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To authorize the removal of the custom-house from St. Mark's to Cedar Keys, Florida. (H.R. 666)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a register to the schooner Cavallo Marino. (H.R. 1956)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To create a port of delivery at Houston, Texas. (H.R. 2160)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To establish a port of delivery at Kansas City, Missouri. (H.R. 2169)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To establish a port of delivery at Saint Joseph, Missouri. (H.R. 2180)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To exempt vessels and canal-boats engaged in the internal and coastwise navigation of the United States, and in the fisheries, from the payment of tonnage dues. (H.R. 2080)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To provide two local inspectors of steamboats at Evansville in the State of Indiana. (H.R. 1487)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Booker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the construction of a breakwater on the Potomac River. (H.R. 2740)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Garfield, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To extend the jurisdiction of the Light-house Board. (H.R. 2618)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert substitute. Mr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide ... (H.R. 1769)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Commerce. A Bill In relation to railroad bridges across the Mississippi River. (H.R. 2665)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Commerce. Mr. Rogers, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Shreveport and Upper Red River Navigation Company. (H.R. 2693)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Chandler with amendments, namely: Strike out the parts in (brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the repair, preservation, and completion of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3036)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Education and Labor. An Act Donating the marine hospital at Natchez, Mississippi, to the State of Mississippi, for educational purposes. (H.R. 1602)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Education and Labor. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to incorporate the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company,''approved March three, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. (H.R. 1594)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Education and Labor. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Manning, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Donating public lands to the State of North Carolina for the benefit of the common schools of said State. (H.R. 2846)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Elections. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Regulating compensation in cases of contested elections. (H.R. 133)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Elections. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To fix the time for the election of representatives and delegates in the Congress of the United States. (H.R. 26)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the coinage of nickel-copper pieces of five cents and under. (H.R. 334)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of Hiram A. Cutting. (H.R. 1001)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of Hiram A. Cutting. (H.R. 1010)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of Mrs. Jane A. Green, of Aurora, Illinois. (H.R. 2281)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of Richard P. Spencer. (H.R. 1537)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of Tinsley, Van Horn and Company, Glenn, Overall and Clark, and J. N. Henderson and Company, of Louisiana, Missouri. (H.R. 198)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of Vassar College. (H.R. 2354)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Providing that accounts or claims which have been adjusted by the proper officers of the Treasury shall not be reopened except by law, and limiting the time for the presentation of claims and accounts, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2564)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Supplementary to an act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2411)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act imposing taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco, and for other purposes,'' approved July twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (H.R. 140)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To amend section four of the act of March thirty-one, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (H.R. 2404)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To authorize the importation of a common road steam locomotive free of duty. (H.R. 2374)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To authorize the Jersey Shore National Bank, Pennsylvania, to change its location. (H.R. 2431)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To authorize the payment of duplicate checks of disbursing officers. (H.R. 2997)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To authorize the Worcester County National Bank, Massachusetts, to change its location. (H.R. 2793)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To authorize Worthington National Bank of Cooperstown, New York, to change its name and location. (H.R. 2996)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To declare the construction of section fifty-five of an act entitled ''An act to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of United States bonds and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof,'' approved June three, eighteen hundred and sixty-four,and the acts amendatory ... (H.R. 2000)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To provide for the appointment of an assistant treasurer of the United States at Baltimore. (H.R. 2115)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To punish the unlawful certification of checks by officers of national banks. (H.R. 2105)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2045)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To regulate the appraisement and inspection of imports in certain cases, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1538)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To relieve the estate held by Louis M. Edge from succession tax and stamp tax. Whereas Louis M. Edge during his lifetime held the legal title to certain church and school properties in the States of Massachusetts and New York, the equitable estate being in the members of congregations ... (H.R. 1914)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To require national banks going into liquidation to retire their circulating notes. (H.R. 2062)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, with amendments; considered as in Committee of the Whole, and reported amendments agreed to, and bill ordered to be printed as amended. Note.--The amendments agreed to are printed in italics. An Act To authorize the payment of duplicate checks of disbursing ... (H.R. 2997)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Sherman with amendments, namely: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act Providing that accounts or claims which have been adjusted by the proper officers of the Treasury shall not be reopened except by law, and limiting the time for the ... (H.R. 2564)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Sherman with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2045)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Sherman with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act imposing taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco, and for other purposes,'' approved June twenty, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (H.R. 2164)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Sherman, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in Italics. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act imposing taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco, and for other purposes,'' approved July twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (H.R. 140)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Reported back, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Mr. Wood, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to telegraphic communication between the United States and foreign countries. (H.R. 1163)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Reported back, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Mr. Wood, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to telegraphic communication between the United States and foreign countries. (H.R. 1263)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act Directing the Secretary of State to cause to be brought home and interred, the remains of Generals Asboth and Steadman, who died in the service of the United States abroad. (H.R. 2067)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act For the relief of John Black, late consul of the United States at the city of Mexico. (H.R. 1071)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act For the relief of Mrs. M. S. Morse, administratrix and widow of Isaac E. Morse, deceased. (H.R. 2094)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act For the relief of the widow of James L. Kiernan, late consul to Chin-Kiang, China. (H.R. 1554)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act Relating to telegraphic communication between the United States and foreign countries. (H.R. 2591)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act To authorize the Secretary of State to send home the remains of Elisha N. Saulnier, late United States consul at Vera Cruz. (H.R. 2112)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act To provide for celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of American independence, by holding an international exhibition of arts, manufactures, and products of the soil and mine, in the city of Philadelphia, and State of Pennsylvania, in the year eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 1478)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Mr. Cameron with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act To provide for celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of American independence, by holding an international exhibition of arts, manufactures, and products of the soil and mine, in the city of ... (H.R. 1478)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Mr. Sumner with amendments, namely: Insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Relating to telegraphic communication between the United States and foreign countries. (H.R. 2591)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign. Relations. An Act For the relief of John W. Massey. (H.R. 2095)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act To forbid the conveyance of Indian reservations by treaty to any other grantee than the United States. Whereas sundry treaties between the United States and different Indian tribes have heretofore been concluded, by virtue of which large bodies of land have been transferred to ... (H.R. 66)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Degener, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the better protection of the frontiers of Texas. Whereas the troops at the disposal of the general commanding the district of Texas are entirely inadequate to the imperative duty of protecting the ... (H.R. 2690)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be printed. Reported back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Amendment In the nature of a substitute to the bill (H.R. 2690) for the better protection of the frontiers of Texas. Whereas the ... (H.R. 2690)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Mr. Ferris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Nathaniel C. Culver. (H.R. 1199)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Reported back and referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions. Mr. Asper, on leave, reported the following bill: A Bill Granting a pension to Uriah Hull. (H.R. 1225)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Mileage. Reported back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Mileage. Mr. Stevenson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To abolish mileage. (H.R. 991)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs An Act In relation to additional bounties, &c. (H.R. 2713)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Authorizing the sale of certain arsenals and property of the United States. (H.R. 786)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Declaring the lands constituting the Fort Collins military reservation, in the Territory of Colorado, subject to pre-emption and homestead entry, as provided for in existing laws. (H.R. 385)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the payment of the claim of Elias Shipman to the amount allowed by the War Department. (H.R. 2247)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief James Weeks, junior, of Pennsylvania. (H.R. 1668)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of A. F. McMillan. (H.R. 1331)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Abednego B. Rowden, late second lieutenant Eleventh Tennessee Cavalry. (H.R. 1664)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Abram G. Snyder, of the Watervliet arsenal, at West Troy, New York. (H.R. 266)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of B. Raff. (H.R. 1907)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Captain David Beaty's company of independent scouts. Whereas David Beaty of Fentress County, Tennessee, did on the twenty-fifth day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, organize a company of independent scouts, numbering one hundred and two men, including ... (H.R. 1899)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Captain George E. Grisham, of Tennessee. (H.R. 268)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Charles C. McCreary. (H.R. 858)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Charles F. Laycock. (H.R. 1347)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Charles Trichler, of the county of Adams, Ohio. (H.R. 1140)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Colonel Samuel W. Price, of the twenty-first Kentucky volunteers. (H.R. 271)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Francis A. Conwell. (H.R. 1902)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of George C. Haynie. (H.R. 1891)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of George J. Langworthy, of Alfred Center, New York. (H.R. 2283)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of George W. Steele. (H.R. 1911)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Henry B. Mears. (H.R. 270)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Henry C. Anderson and William B. Critchfield, late soldiers of the Thirteenth Iowa Infantry. (H.R. 1809)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Howell H. Trask. (H.R. 1905)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Isaac Blocher. (H.R. 2282)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of James C. Strong. (H.R. 1904)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of James J. Hiles, late a private in the Third Missouri Cavalry. (H.R. 2396)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of James Murphy. (H.R. 2814)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of James Rock, of Saginaw, in the State of Michigan. (H.R. 1665)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of John Turner, senior, of Union County, Tennessee, for services rendered in piloting recruits to the Union army. (H.R. 2253)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Joseph Harmon. (H.R. 888)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of L. R. Straus, of Macon City, Missouri. (H.R. 546)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Lieutenant Paris L. Reed. (H.R. 1421)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Lot S. Bayless, administrator of Lieutenant Marcus W. Bayless, deceased. (H.R. 1897)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Major Francis M. McKee, of Smith county, Tennessee. (H.R. 267)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Major John W. Todd. (H.R. 1895)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Malinda Harmon, widow of Jacob Harmon deceased, of Greene County, Tennessee. Whereas in the fall of eighteen hundred and sixty-one it was decided by the Secretary of War to cause to be destroyed all the railroad bridges in East Tennessee, between Chattanooga and ... (H.R. 2252)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Mrs. Ruhany Brown. (H.R. 1908)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Peter N. Jonte. (H.R. 1901)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Rev. Benjamin F. Perky Whereas Rev. Benjamin F. Perky was, on the nineteenth day of September, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, duly commissioned by the governor of the State of Indiana chaplain of the One hundred and eighteenth Indiana Volunteers, and as such ... (H.R. 1373)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Robert L. D. Burchfield. (H.R. 28)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Samuel H. Moore, late a private in company G, fifty-seventh regiment Ohio veteran volunteer infantry. Whereas Samuel H. Moore, late a private in company G, fifty-seventh regiment Ohio veteran volunteer infantry, was entered on the rolls of his company as having ... (H.R. 46)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Samuel Hitchcock. (H.R. 2815)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Shadrick Saunders, Daniel Moore, Alexander Forbes, and other citizens of Petersburg, Virginia. (H.R. 1357)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of the former occupants of the military reservation at Point San Jose, in the city and county of San Francisco, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2688)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of the heirs of John W. Duff, Andrew Kensinger, Jesse Fry, Peter Hart, Edward Bray, Pleasant Trent, and Clinton Luster. Whereas it is alleged that John W. Duff, Andrew Kensinger, Jesse Fry, Peter Hart, Edward Bray, Pleasant Trent, and Clinton Luster, of the State of ... (H.R. 1893)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of the heirs of Lieutenant Colonel Humphrey M. Woodyard, late of the Twenty-first Missouri Infantry. Whereas in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-three a stoppage was made against the pay of the officers of the Twenty-first Regiment Missouri Infantry Volunteers, ... (H.R. 748)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Wallis Pattee. (H.R. 2245)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of William A. Howard. (H.R. 1896)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of William A. Rucker. (H.R. 1101)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of William A. Scott, late first lieutenant Company F, Fourteenth Regiment Illinois Volunteers. (H.R. 1100)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of William E. Byrd, of Hancock county, State of Tennessee. (H.R. 269)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of William P. Emery, late captain of the Fifty-eighth United States Colored Infantry. (H.R. 1218)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of William P. Kerr. (H.R. 1299)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of William W. Speirs, late assistant surgeon United States Army. (H.R. 2700)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act In relation to the Fort Gratiot military reservation, in the State of Michigan. (H.R. 2923)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Making an appropriation to satisfy a judgment obtained against Grenville M. Dodge, late an officer of the United States, and others, for acts done by them in the line of their duty. (H.R. 1892)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Providing for the payment of veteran bounty to certain enlisted men of the First Regiment of New York Mounted Rifles. (H.R. 1906)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Providing for the sale of land belonging to the United States, situated at Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, in the State of New York. (H.R. 2525)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act providing for the sale of a portion of the Fort Gratiot military reservation in Saint Clair county, in the State of Michigan,'' approved July twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (H.R. 207)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To authorize the payment of bounty to Ann McCarthy. (H.R. 1903)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To authorize the Secretary of War to place at the disposal of the Soldiers' Monument Committee of Rock Island County, Illinois, certain condemned ordnance. (H.R. 195)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To authorize the settlement of the accounts of officers of the army. (H.R. 784)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To cause the removal of machinery, arms, and stores now at the Allegheny arsenal, in the city of Pittsburgh, and to sell the remaining property and appurtenances to the municipal authorities of the city of Pittsburgh. (H.R. 2717)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To declare and fix the status of judge advocates of the army. (H.R. 124)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To equalize bounties of soldiers who served in the late war for the Union. (H.R. 1910)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To extend the time for the presentation of claims for additional bounty, under act of July twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 475)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To pay members of certain military organizations therein named. (H.R. 2810)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To protect national cemeteries, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3034)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To provide for furnishing artificial limbs to disabled soldiers. (H.R. 785)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To provide for the collection of debts due from southern railroad corporations, and for other purposes. Whereas certain suits are now pending in the United States courts within the State of Tennessee, against certain railroad corporations in that State, on account of property sold ... (H.R. 996)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To provide for the payment of bounty to certain officers of volunteers. (H.R. 1909)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To provide for the sale of the United States military reservations of Fort Kearney and Rush Valley. (H.R. 2865)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To provide for the survey of the Fort Gratiot military reservation, in the State of Michigan. (H.R. 945)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To reduce the number of officers in the army of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 987)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To regulate appointments to the Military and Naval Academies. (H.R. 1606)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To repeal section four of the act of March three, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, entitled ''An act in relation to additional bounties, and for other purposes,'' and for other purposes. (H.R. 467)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To simplify and reduce the expense of taking testimony in establishing claims for bounties and pensions. (H.R. 510)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To vacate the Fort Dakota military reservation in the Territory of Dakota, and for other purposes. (H.R. 569)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Committee discharged and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Pratt, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 65. An Act For the relief of Captain George E. Grisham, of Tennessee. (H.R. 268)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Beatty, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To extend the provisions of the twenty-fifth section of the act entitled ''An act making appropriations for the support of the Army,'' and so forth approved July fifteen, eighteen hundred and seventy, to ... (H.R. 2484)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Crebs, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To aid in building a soldiers' monument at the national cemetery near Mound City, Illinois. Whereas the general government of the United States has purchased and now holds title to a plat of ground near ... (H.R. 428)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported by Mr. Wilson with amendment, namely: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in Italics. An Act Relating to retired officers of the army. (H.R. 238)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported by Mr. Wilson with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets,] and insert that printed in italics. An Act To repeal section four of the act of March three, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine entitled ''An act in relation to additional bounties, and for other purposes,'' and ... (H.R. 467)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported by Mr. Wilson with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. An Act To extend the time for the presentation of claims for additional bounty, under act of July twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 475)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported by Mr. Wilson with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To provide for furnishing artificial limbs to disabled soldiers. (H.R. 785)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported by Mr. Wilson without amendment. An Act To abolish the office of chief-of-staff to the General of the army. (H.R. 237)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported by Mr. Wilson without amendment. Recommitted, with proposed amendment of Mr. Sherman, to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported by Mr. Wilson with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act Ceding certain jurisdiction ... (H.R. 2414)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported by Mr. Wilson, with amendments. Recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported by Mr. Wilson, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the word printed in italics. An Act To provide for furnishing artificial limbs to disabled soldiers. (H.R. 785)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported by Mr. Wilson, without amendment. An Act Ceding certain jurisdiction to the State of Ohio. (H.R. 2414)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining. An Act To amend ''An act granting the right of way to ditch and canal owners over the public lands, and for other purposes.'' (H.R. 562)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining. Reported by Mr. Stewart with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To amend ''An act granting the right of way to ditch and canal owners over the public lands, and for other purposes.'' (H.R. 562)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the recovery of damages for the loss of the sloop of war Oneida. (H.R. 2906)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of Charles Steedman, Commodore, United States Navy. (H.R. 2248)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of Joseph P. Fyffe, commander in the United States navy. (H.R. 358)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of the officers and crew of the ship Nightingale. (H.R. 2002)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act Supplementary to ''An act to provide for furnishing artificial limbs to disabled soldiers. (H.R. 2277)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To abolish the offices of Admiral and Vice-Admiral in the Navy. (H.R. 2509)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To compensate Holmes E. Offley for extra labor as chief clerk in the Navy Department. (H.R. 1639)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To compensate the officers and crew of the Kearsarge, for the destruction of the rebel piratical vessel Alabama. (H.R. 2061)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To extend to aliens serving as sailors in the United States Navy the same right to naturalization as is provided by law for aliens serving in the Armies of the United States. (H.R. 2599)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To provide for the enlistment of three hundred additional seamen in the United States Navy. (H.R. 2999)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To regulate rank in the Navy of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1832)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To restore Robert Boyd, junior, to the active list of the navy of the United States. (H.R. 1619)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Scofield, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the transfer of the Philadelphia navy yard to League Island. (H.R. 480)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Cragin with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To regulate rank in the Navy of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1832)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Scott with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 250. An Act To compensate the officers and crew of the Kearsarge, for the destruction of the rebel piratical vessel Alabama, and for the relief ... (H.R. 2061)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the payment of Richard M. Green for the use of his patent by the Government. (H.R. 1188)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Alinzor Clark. (H.R. 336)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Arnton Smith. (H.R. 2360)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Elizabeth N. Jackson. (H.R. 1488)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Francis M. Strong and Thomas Ross. (H.R. 1781)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Jacob J. Anderson. (H.R. 2357)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Jearum Atkins. (H.R. 335)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of John Murphy. (H.R. 1550)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of John Young. (H.R. 1492)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Pierpont Seymour, of East Bloomfield, New York. (H.R. 2355)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Samuel Gardiner, junior. (H.R. 1551)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Sophia A. Moen. (H.R. 1413)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Stephen Hull. (H.R. 2356)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of the heirs of Jethro Wood, the inventor of the modern plow. Whereas Jethro Wood, of Cayuga County, New York, the inventor of the cast-iron plow now universally used in this country, died in poverty after devoting his fortune and his life to the introduction of his art: And ... (H.R. 2361)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of the heirs of Jonathan Haines, deceased. (H.R. 1146)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of the widow and heirs of Thomas W. Harvey, deceased. (H.R. 2358)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Tobias J. Kindleberger. (H.R. 1491)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of William H. Farquhar. (H.R. 622)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of William Mont Storm. (H.R. 1490)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act To enable Ann M. Rodefer, administratrix of Joseph Rodefer, deceased, to make application for the extension of letters patent for an improvement in bedstead fastenings. (H.R. 1549)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act To enable John Thompson, executor of Thomas Thompson, deceased, to make application for the extension of letters-patent for an improved machine for folding papers. (H.R. 1489)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act To revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights. (H.R. 1714)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. Reported by Mr. Stearns with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 357. An Act For the relief of Stephen Hull. (H.R. 2356)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. Reported by Mr. Willey with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights. (H.R. 1714)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions An Act Granting a pension to Susannah Snyder. (H.R. 1630)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Amendatory of an act entitled ''An act supplementary to the several acts relating to pensions,'' approved June six, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 2175)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief of Frank M. Lang and his children. (H.R. 2232)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief of Maria Lea. (H.R. 1339)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief of Mary Petrie, widow of George C. Petrie, late a private Seventeenth Michigan infantry volunteers. (H.R. 1692)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief of Reuben Thomas and George Brown. (H.R. 3004)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Abigail Dix. (H.R. 2318)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Abraham Tufflemire. (H.R. 2308)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Adam Correll. (H.R. 2334)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Adelaide Dodenhof. (H.R. 2233)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a Pension to Ann Annis. (H.R. 1343)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Anna B. Snider. (H.R. 1336)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Anna F. Hart. (H.R. 1989)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Anthony D. Havely. (H.R. 2304)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Barbara Schlaich, of Brooklyn, New York. (H.R. 2305)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Benjamin F. Burnham. (H.R. 2230)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Benjamin F. Wells. (H.R. 2231)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Betsey Arlin. (H.R. 1998)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Bridget Angus. (H.R. 2237)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Byron McKee. (H.R. 2322)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Caroline V. Cram. (H.R. 2302)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Catherine R. Roberts. (H.R. 2330)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Catherine T. Alexander. (H.R. 2314)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Chauncey H. Goodale. (H.R. 2303)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to David H. Pugh. (H.R. 1214)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Delilah Robertson, of Macon, Missouri. (H.R. 1344)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Dolly Brown. (H.R. 2101)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Edwin Woodson. (H.R. 2234)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Elizabeth Cupp. (H.R. 2228)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Elizabeth Ravenscroft. (H.R. 2313)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Elizabeth Wilson. (H.R. 746)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Emma M. Moore. (H.R. 1342)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Enoch Lytle. (H.R. 2311)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Francis M. Davis. (H.R. 2335)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to George Menz. (H.R. 550)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to George W. Sublett. (H.R. 2310)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Henry Barton. (H.R. 2326)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Horace Clough. (H.R. 1996)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Isabella Smith. (H.R. 2297)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Jacob Gates. (H.R. 2102)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to James A. Buck. (H.R. 2319)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to James H. Knotts. (H.R. 2316)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Jerry Gordon. (H.R. 329)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Jesse and Mary A. Davis. (H.R. 2221)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to John E. Wilson. (H.R. 2324)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to John Nolan. (H.R. 2227)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to John Preveaux, a citizen of Amesbury, Massachusetts. (H.R. 3003)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Joseph Cressey. (H.R. 2325)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Josephine Donahue. (H.R. 1993)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Laura Baker. (H.R. 2300)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Lizzie A. Mower. (H.R. 1995)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Louisa P. Shellhart. (H.R. 2301)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Maggie B. Miller. (H.R. 2222)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Margaret Freeman. (H.R. 2298)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Margaret G. Wells, of Lexington, Missouri. (H.R. 1991)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Margaret Kent. (H.R. 2327)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Margaret Taylor. (H.R. 2321)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Maria Pratt. (H.R. 1999)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Martha Davis. (H.R. 1338)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary Ann Litchfield. (H.R. 2320)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary B. Shelton. (H.R. 2323)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary Cunningham. (H.R. 2220)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary Fryer, of Philadelphia. (H.R. 2096)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary H. Alling. (H.R. 1616)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary J. Pearson. (H.R. 2236)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary Lincoln. (H.R. 1950)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary W. Ensminger. (H.R. 2309)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Matilda Sullivan. (H.R. 2312)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Melissa Andrews. (H.R. 2317)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Melville Hudson. (H.R. 2315)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Minna Hesse. (H.R. 1997)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to minor children of Charles T. Hiltibedal. (H.R. 2238)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mrs. Eliza Webb, widow of Daniel S. Webb, late a private in Company G, Eighth Regiment of Tennessee Cavalry. (H.R. 1407)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mrs. Margaret A. Hyde, widow of Henry M. Hyde, late an assistant paymaster United States Navy. (H.R. 1992)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Nancy Ann Spurgeon, widow of Josiah Spurgeon, of Lewis County, Missouri. (H.R. 1990)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Orson R. Willard. (H.R. 2306)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Rachel Conkle. (H.R. 2299)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Rachel W. Huston. (H.R. 2331)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Robert H. Brown, of Champaign County, Illinois. (H.R. 1411)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Robert W. Simmons. (H.R. 1994)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Sarah Barry, of Johnson County, Tennessee. (H.R. 1340)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Sarah Gillett. (H.R. 2332)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Sarah R. Dick. (H.R. 1410)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Thomas Clair. (H.R. 1337)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Thomas J. Fiss. (H.R. 1193)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Thomas Maxwell. (H.R. 2239)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to W. C. Pickens. (H.R. 1988)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to William Erwin. (H.R. 2333)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to William Powell. (H.R. 2235)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to William Sickles. (H.R. 2296)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Zelica T. Dunlap. (H.R. 2307)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting an increase of pension to Edmund Johnson. (H.R. 1341)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting arrears of pension to certain persons therein named. (H.R. 2367)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, and the widows of deceased soldiers. (H.R. 1829)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Increasing the pension of Joseph Burnham. (H.R. 2229)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Reviving the pension of Mrs. Catherine Bender. (H.R. 2219)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Supplementary to the several acts relating to pensions. (H.R. 2293)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To amend ''An act relating to pensions,'' approved July twenty-seven, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (H.R. 2866)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To construe certain acts therein cited, in relation to pensions. (H.R. 1467)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To define the duties of pension agents, to prescribe the manner of paying pensions, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1987)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To grant a pension to Samuel Bull. (H.R. 2097)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To increase the pension of Mrs. Annie A. Hays, widow of Brigadier General Alexander Hays, who was killed in the battle of the Wilderness, May fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 1052)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To place on the naval pension roll the names of the widows and minor children of Newton H. Adams and John Rudenstein. (H.R. 2452)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Edmunds with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To construe certain acts therein cited, in relation to pensions. (H.R. 1467)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Edmunds, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To define the duties of pension agents, to prescribe the manner of paying pensions, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1987)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Tipton with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. An Act Granting a pension to Jerry Gordon. (H.R. 329)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, An Act For the relief of J. Alden Rathbun, postmaster of Mystic Bridge, Connecticut. (H.R. 1721)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act Declaring the bridge between Philadelphia and Camden a post route. (H.R. 2044)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act For the relief of A. A. Vance, postmaster at Morristown, New Jersey. (H.R. 1718)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act For the relief of Alfred E. Brooks, postmaster at Ilion, New York. (H.R. 272)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act For the relief of Emmor Ware. (H.R. 702)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act For the relief of James R. Young. (H.R. 2243)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act For the relief of John Milone, postmaster at Uhricksville, Ohio. (H.R. 2285)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act For the relief of L. F. Larkin, of Weldon, N. C. (H.R. 520)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act For the relief of Robert Brigham, late postmaster at Franklin, Pennsylvania. (H.R. 1115)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act For the relief of Timothy Baker, of Saint John's, Michigan. (H.R. 1691)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act Making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 1828)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To abolish the franking privilege. (H.R. 986)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River upon the military reservation at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.'' (H.R. 1149)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To amend an act passed July second, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, entitled ''An act to change the organization of the Post Office Department,'' &c. (H.R. 810)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To authorize the construction and maintenance of a bridge across the Niagara River. (H.R. 489)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To authorize the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River. (H.R. 1227)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To authorize the construction of a bridge over the Mississippi River at Louisiana, Missouri, and also a bridge over the Missouri River at Glasgow, in said State. (H.R. 3033)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To establish certain post roads. (H.R. 2370)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To establish certain post roads. (H.R. 2998)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To establish certain post roads. (H.R. 403)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to the Post Office Department. (H.R. 2295)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics; considered as in Committee of the Whole, and motion by Mr. Harlan to amend the amendment reported from the Committee pending. An Act To authorize the ... (H.R. 1227)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Ramsey with amendments, namely: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To establish certain post roads. (H.R. 2998)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Ramsey with amendments, viz: Insert the parts printed in Italics. An Act To establish certain post roads. (H.R. 403)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Ramsey with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics, An Act To establish certain post roads. (H.R. 2370)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Ramsey with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to the Post Office Department. (H.R. 2295)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Ramsey with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act For the relief of L. F. Larkin, of Weldon, N. C. (H.R. 520)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Ramsey, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert the word printed in italics. An Act To authorize the construction and maintenance of a bridge across the Niagara River. (H.R. 489)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Printing. An Act For the relief of Thomas Allen. (H.R. 2249)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Printing. An Act Providing for the election of a Superintendent of Public Printing. (H.R. 1000)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private land Claims. An Act Confirming the title of Nathan Boyer to certain lands in the State of Michigan. Whereas Nathan Boyer, under date of June twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, entered at the local land office at East Saginaw, Michigan, per cash entry number nine thousand three hundred and ... (H.R. 415)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. An Act For relief of Martin P. Hardin, Pontotoc County, Mississippi. (H.R. 2643)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land claims. An Act For the relief of certain purchasers of lands from the legal representatives of Bartholomew Cousin. Whereas the claim of Bartholomew Cousin, or his legal representatives, is embraced in Recorder Bates's report of February second, eighteen hundred and sixteen, and confirmed to ... (H.R. 2372)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. An Act For the relief of Charles Pitcher. Whereas it is shown by a duplicate certificate issued by T. A. Walker, as register of the land office at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, dated August twelve, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, that Charles Pitcher, now of Marseilles, La Salle County, ... (H.R. 387)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. An Act For the relief of Harriet E. Parker. (H.R. 1669)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. An Act For the relief of Zachariah Pettijohn. (H.R. 771)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. An Act Relinquishing to the city of Dubuque, Iowa, whatever title may remain in the United States to a certain lot of ground in Dubuque. (H.R. 1521)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to confirm title to certain lands in Illinois.'' (H.R. 2490)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. An Act To confirm the title of William M. Garvey to a certain tract of land. (H.R. 40)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. An Act To confirm title to certain lands in Illinois. (H.R. 363)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. An Act To repeal an act entitled ''An act to confirm the grant of certain lands to Jose Domingues, in California,'' approved June twelve, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 2026)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported by Mr. Sawyer, with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. An Act To confirm the title of William M. Garvey to a certain tract of Land. (H.R. 40)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported by Mr. Williams, with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. An Act To confirm the title to the Rancho del Rio Grande, in New Mexico, to the heirs and legal representatives of the original grantees thereof. Whereas, on the fourth day of February, seventeen ... (H.R. 1831)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act To incorporate the Washington Market Company. (H.R. 1084)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To incorporate the Washington Market Company. (H.R. 1084)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Expenditures. Reported back, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Public Expenditures. Mr. Coburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the accounts and reports thereof of the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives of ... (H.R. 1300)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Amendatory of the act entitled ''An act to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain,'' approved May twenty, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and of the acts amendatory thereof, approved March twenty-one, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and June twenty-one, eighteen ... (H.R. 1086)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Authorizing the transfer of valid pre-emption claims to actual settlers. (H.R. 2426)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Ceding certain land in the village of Mackinaw, Michigan, to E. A. Franks. (H.R. 2933)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Extending the provisions of the agricultural college act to the State of Mississippi. (H.R. 2907)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act For extending the land laws of the United States over the Territory of Alaska. (H.R. 1657)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act For the better security of agricultural college funds. (H.R. 2417)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act For the relief of John R. Bennett, late register of the land office at Chatfield, Minnesota. (H.R. 1051)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act For the relief of the settlers on certain lands in the State of Iowa. (H.R. 872)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act For the sale of timber lands in the States of California and Oregon, and Washington Territory. (H.R. 3005)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Granting to the Utah Central Railroad Company a right of way through the public lands for the construction of a railroad and telegraph. (H.R. 871)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Relating to the entry of public lands in the Territories of the United States. (H.R. 2942)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act for the relief of Peter Mills,'' approved June thirty, eighteen hundred and thirty-four. (H.R. 2966)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act making a grant of land to the State of Minnesota to aid in the improvement of the navigation of the Mississippi River,'' approved July twenty-three, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (H.R. 2499)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to reduce the expenses of the survey and sale of the public lands in the United States,'' approved May thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (H.R. 2173)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To amend section twenty-five of the act of July fifteen, eighteen hundred and seventy, providing homesteads for officers, soldiers, seamen, marines, and other persons who served in the Army of the United States during the rebellion. (H.R. 2520)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To amend the acts relating to homesteads for soldiers. (H.R. 2581)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To amend the homestead acts. (H.R. 2052)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To cede to the State of Ohio the unsold lands in the Virginia military district in said State. (H.R. 175)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To change certain land districts in the State of California. (H.R. 351)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To close the land system in certain States. (H.R. 60)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To declare forfeited to the United States certain lands granted to the State of Louisiana to aid in constructing a railroad therein. (H.R. 2359)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To enable honorably discharged soldiers and sailors, their widows and orphan children, to acquire homesteads on the public lands of the United States. (H.R. 2797)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To enable J. H. Schnell, of California, to enter and pay for a section of public land in California for his tea colony. (H.R. 2909)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To extend the provisions of the homestead act to the orphan children of deceased soldiers who are under the age of twenty-one years. (H.R. 59)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To extend the provisions of the pre-emption laws to the Territory of Colorado, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1986)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To forfeit to the United States certain lands granted to the Placervine and Sacramento Valley Railroad Company to aid in constructing a railroad from the town of Folsom to the town of Placerville, in the State of California. (H.R. 2592)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To prevent the further sale of the public lands in the Territory of Dakota, except as provided for in the pre-emption and homestead laws, and the laws for disposing of town sites and mineral lands. (H.R. 1686)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To reduce the expenses of the survey and sale of public lands in the United States. (H.R. 2217)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To repeal an act entitled ''An act for the survey of grants or claims of land,'' approved Jane two, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (H.R. 2921)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Casserly with amendments, namely: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act For the protection of settlers on the public lands of the United States. (H.R. 2049)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Casserly with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act To enable J. H. Schnell, of California, to enter and pay for a section of public land in California for his tea colony. (H.R. 2909)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with amendments, namely: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To enable honorably discharged soldiers and sailors, their widows and orphan children, to acquire homesteads on the public lands of the United States. (H.R. 2797)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act To amend section twenty-five of the act of July fifteen, eighteen hundred and seventy, providing homesteads for officers, soldiers, seamen, marines, and other persons who served in the Army of the ... (H.R. 2520)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act To amend the homestead acts. (H.R. 2052)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy, with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in Italics. An Act To extend the provisions of the pre-emption laws to the Territory of Colorado, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1986)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Williams with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act For the better security of agricultural college funds. (H.R. 2417)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Williams with an amendment, namely: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to reduce the expenses of the survey and sale of the public lands in the United States,'' approved May thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (H.R. 2173)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Railways and Canals. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Railways and Canals. Mr. Churchill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the construction of a ship canal around the Falls of Niagara. Whereas the exposed and ... (H.R. 514)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Railways and Canals. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Railways and Canals. Mr. Morrell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the City of Washington, District of ... (H.R. 163)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Reconstruction. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Coburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the relief from disabilities of certain persons who have been engaged in rebellion. (H.R. 2024)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Reconstruction. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Degener, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To relieve certain persons, citizens of Texas, therein named, from the political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2662)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Reconstruction. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Paine, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To enforce the third section of the fourteenth article of the amendments of the Constitution of the United States. (H.R. 251)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Retrenchment. An Act To regulate the purchase of fuel for the legislative, executive, and judicial departments, and for the military and naval establishments of the United States in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2226)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Revision of the Laws of the United States. Reported back without amendment, committee discharged, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Mr. Clinton L. Cobb, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to authorize protection to be given to citizens of the ... (H.R. 1679)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. An Act For the relief of the estate of Joseph Wheaton, deceased. (H.R. 2992)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act Amendatory of the organic law of Colorado Territory, and for other purposes. (H.R. 840)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act In aid of the execution of the laws in the Territory of Utah, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1089)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act In relation to charters and in corporations in the Territories of the United States. (H.R. 2939)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act In relation to the fees and compensation of United States attorneys, marshals, and clerks in the Territories of the United States. (H.R. 2940)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act Regulating the compensation of the members and officers of the legislative assemblies of the several Territories of the United States, and limiting the duration of the sessions of said assemblies. (H.R. 2941)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act amendatory of the organic law of Colorado Territory, and for other purposes,'' approved May fourth, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 2111)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Wyoming,'' approved July twenty-five, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (H.R. 2858)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To annul a portion of a certain statute of the Territory of New Mexico, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2090)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To authorize the legislative assemblies of the Territories of the United States to pass general acts of corporation for educational and other purposes. (H.R. 1044)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To confirm the apportionment and amend certain laws of the Territory of Arizona. (H.R. 866)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To disapprove of certain acts of the legislative assembly of Idaho Territory, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1803)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To disapprove of certain acts of the legislative assembly of Montana Territory. (H.R. 2943)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To provide a temporary civil organization for the Territory of Alaska. (H.R. 2944)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To provide for the apportionment of the members of the legislative assembly of the Territory of Colorado. (H.R. 2504)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To re-define a portion of the boundary line between the State of Nebraska and the Territory of Dakota. (H.R. 779)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To regulate the salaries of chief justices and associate justices in the Territories. (H.R. 1258)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To repeal an act of the legislature of Wyoming Territory apportioning said Territory for members of the council and house of representatives of the territorial legislature. (H.R. 2691)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Boreman, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act Amendatory of the organic law of Colorado Territory, and for other purposes. (H.R. 840)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Cragin with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act In aid of the execution of the laws in the Territory of Utah, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1089)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Howard with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act In relation to charters and incorporations in the Territories of the United States. (H.R. 2939)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Schurz with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets,] and insert the part printed in italics. An Act To disapprove of certain acts of the legislative assembly of Idaho Territory, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1803)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act Exempting from taxes certain property in the District of Columbia, and to amend the act to provide for the creation of corporations in the District of Columbia by general law. (H.R. 2005)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act Making the first day of January, the twenty-fifth day of December, the fourth day of July, and Thanksgiving day, holidays, within the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2224)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act Supplementary to ''An act to authorize the extension, construction, and use of a lateral branch of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company into and within the District of Columbia,'' approved February five, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. (H.R. 3014)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To abolish joint tenancy in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1456)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To amend ''An act incorporating the National Junction Railway Company.'' (H.R. 572)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to enforce mechanics' liens on buildings in the District of Columbia.'' (H.R. 983)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to establish in the District of Columbia a house of correction for boys,'' approved July twenty-five, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 1025 1/2)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To amend section five of the general incorporation law of the District of Columbia, in relation to cemeteries. (H.R. 2978)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To amend the laws regulating the assessment of taxes in the city of Washington. (H.R. 2106)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To arch Tiber Greek north of Pennsylvania avenue. (H.R. 1004)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To authorize a subscription by the corporate authorities of the city of Washington to the capital stock of the Alexandria, London and Hampshire Railroad Company, or the Washington and Ohio Railroad Company, as the case may be. (H.R. 1724)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To authorize the corporate authorities of the city of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, to pave and improve the streets thereof. (H.R. 1635)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To authorize the establishment of certain free public highways in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3048)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To authorize the reduction of the width of an alley in square number three hundred and seventy-six, in the city of Washington. (H.R. 2063)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To define the crimes of murder and manslaughter within the District of Columbia, and to provide for the punishment thereof. (H.R. 2012)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To establish a police court for the District of Columbia. (H.R. 38)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To further amend the law of the District of Columbia in relation to judicial proceedings, and to preserve records of marriages therein. (H.R. 2065)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To incorporate the American Union Academy of Literature, Science, and Art. (H.R. 1926)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To incorporate the Linthicum Institute of Georgetown. Whereas Edward Magruder Linthicum, late of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, deceased, did, by his last will, give and bequeath to Joshua Riley, Josiah Dent, William Laird, junior, William L. Dunlop, and William ... (H.R. 1166)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To incorporate the University for the Blind in the District of Columbia. Whereas an effort is put forth to produce a good library, a systematic series of text-books, and so forth, in raised-letters apparatus addressed to the sense of touch, and other facilities to enable ... (H.R. 649)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To incorporate the Washington and Boston Steamship Company. (H.R. 897)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To provide for the creation of corporations in the District of Columbia by general law. (H.R. 1427)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To regulate the grade of Maryland avenue from the end of the Long Bridge to Twelfth street. (H.R. 2959)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To repeal the preamble of an act in relation to the National Theological Institute, approved April twenty-two, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 2064)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To simplify the conveyance of real estate in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1633)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Hamlin with an amendment, viz: Insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To amend the laws regulating the assessment of taxes in the city of Washington. (H.R. 2106)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Sumner, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To simplify the conveyance of real estate in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1633)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Woodward, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To attach Luzerne and Susquehanna counties, Pennsylvania, to the eastern judicial district of said State. (H.R. 1767)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, Reported by Mr. Rice with amendments, namely: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. Considered as in Committee of the Whole, and reported amendments agreed to Considered as in Committee of the Whole, further amended, and ordered to be printed as ... (H.R. 1582)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Allowing parties in certain cases to testify. (H.R. 355)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Amendatory of an act entitled ''An act for the removal of causes in certain cases from State courts.'' (H.R. 2922)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Authorizing terms of United States district court to be held at Helena, Arkansas. (H.R. 1582)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Concerning the district court of the United States for the district of Iowa. (H.R. 249)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For holding terms of the district court of the United States for the district of Nevada. (H.R. 343)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For the better organization of the district courts of the United States within the State of Louisiana. (H.R. 2927)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For the relief of Charles Cooper, Goshorn A. Jones, Jerome Rowley, William Hannegan, and John Hannegan. (H.R. 2936)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act In regard to the discharge of poor convicts. (H.R. 1969)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Prescribing the form of the enacting and resolving clauses of acts and resolutions of Congress, and rules for the construction thereof. (H.R. 1351)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Regulating the compensation of criers of the United States courts. (H.R. 2728)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Regulating the jurisdiction of courts in certain cases. (H.R. 2286)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Regulating the removal of actions from State to United States courts. (H.R. 2727)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Relating to certain counties of the western judicial district of Pennsylvania. (H.R. 2108)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Relating to the effect of writs of error to the Supreme Court of the United States. (H.R. 1764)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Relating to witnesses for respondents in extradition cases. (H.R. 1269)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Relative to the taking of depositions de bene esse in the courts of the United States. (H.R. 3000)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To admit the State of Georgia to representation in the Congress of the United States. Whereas the people of Georgia have framed and adopted a constitution of State government which is republican; and whereas the legislature of Georgia, elected under said constitution, has ratified ... (H.R. 1335)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To admit the State of Mississippi to representation in the Congress of the United States. Whereas the people of Mississippi have framed and adopted a constitution of State government which is republican; and whereas the legislature of Mississippi elected under said constitution has ... (H.R. 1096)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To admit the State of Texas to representation in the Congress of the United States. Whereas the people of Texas have framed and adopted a constitution of State government which is republican; and whereas the legislature of Texas, elected under said constitution, has ratified the ... (H.R. 1536)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To allow an appeal from the Court of Claims to the Supreme Court in certain cases. (H.R. 1385)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To allow defendants in criminal cases in the District of Columbia to testify in their own behalf, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2746)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend an act approved May thirty-one, eighteen hundred and seventy, entitled ''An act to enforce the rights of citizens of the United States to vote in the several States of this Union, and for other purposes.'' (H.R. 2634)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act exempting certain property of debtors in the District of Columbia from levy, attachment, or sale on execution,'' approved February five, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. (H.R. 990)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act for the relief of Alexander I. Atocha,'' approved fourteenth February, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. (H.R. 446)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act for the removal of causes in certain cases from State courts,'' approved July twenty-seven, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and an act amendatory thereof, approved March two, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. (H.R. 2058)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to change and define the boundaries of the eastern and western judicial districts of Virginia, and to alter the names of said districts, and for other purposes,'' passed June eleven, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 1948)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States,'' approved March two, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. (H.R. 386)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to require the holding of additional district and circuit courts of the United States in the district of Indiana, and for other purposes,'' approved June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2925)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend the act entitled ''An act defining additional causes of challenge, and prescribing an additional oath for grand and petit jurors in the United States courts,'' approved June seventeenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (H.R. 2926)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend the act entitled ''An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States.'' (H.R. 2514)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend the naturalization laws and to punish crimes against the same. (H.R. 2201)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To authorize the President to accept the resignation of judges of any court of the United States. (H.R. 1605)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To change the time of holding the terms of the circuit and district courts at La Crosse, in the western district of Wisconsin. (H.R. 2573)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To change the times for holding the district and circuit courts of the United States at Erie, Pennsylvania. (H.R. 2792)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To divide the State of Illinois into three judicial districts, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3073)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To divide the State of Ohio into three judicial districts, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2920)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To enlarge the jurisdiction of the probate courts in Idaho Territory. (H.R. 228)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To extend the provisions of ''An act to provide further remedial justice in the courts of the United States,'' approved August twenty-nine, eighteen hundred and forty-two. (H.R. 340)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To extend the time in which certain offenses may be prosecuted. (H.R. 719)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To facilitate the administration of justice in the State of Texas. Whereas the present incumbent of the office of district judge for the eastern district of the State of Texas, is incapacitated by sickness and paralysis from performing the duties of his office, and has remained so ... (H.R. 1598)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To fix the time for the election of representatives and delegates in the Congress of the United States. (H.R. 1705)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To perpetuate testimony in the courts of the United States. (H.R. 876)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide for holding annual terms of the United States circuit and district courts for the northern district of New York, at Elmira, New York. (H.R. 513)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide for taking testimony to be used before the Departments. (H.R. 2911)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide for the apportionment of representatives to Congress among the several States. (H.R. 1823)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide for the care and custody of persons convicted in the courts of the United States who have or may become insane while imprisoned. (H.R. 2170)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide for the compensation of grand and petit jurors in the circuit and district courts of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 936)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide for the holding of additional terms of the district and circuit courts of the United States in the State of Michigan, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1937)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To regulate the exercise of the admiralty jurisdiction of the courts of the United States in certain cases. (H.R. 1353)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To regulate the mode of determining the ratification of amendments to the Constitution of the United States proposed by Congress, and for other purposes. (H.R. 915)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To remedy certain defects in the judicial administration of certain customs revenue laws. (H.R. 1460)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To repeal ''An act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices.'' (H.R. 3)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To repeal several acts relating to the tenure of civil offices. (H.R. 2508)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To repeal the first section of an act relating to appeals to the Supreme Court. (H.R. 325)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To require the holding of additional district and circuit courts of the United States in the district of Indiana, and for other purposes. (H.R. 230)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Davis, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To encourage the detection of frauds upon the government and to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to direct the commencement of actions therefor. (H.R. 360)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the compensation of the United States district attorney for the district of California. (H.R. 2202)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be printed with Senate amendments. An Act To fix the time for the election of representatives and delegates in the Congress of the United States. (H.R. 1705)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Arnell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Freedmen's Homestead Company. (H.R. 2648)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Boyd, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act relating to habeas corpus and regulating judicial proceedings in certain cases,'' approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and also an act to amend said act, ... (H.R. 80)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Cox, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Constituting eight hours a day's work for all laborers, workmen, and mechanics in the employ of the government of the United States. (H.R. 849)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. A Bill Regulating the jurisdiction of courts in certain cases. (H.R. 2286)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Insert the parts in italics. A Bill Relative to private land claims under the ... (H.R. 740)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Carpenter with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act To authorize the President to accept the resignation of judges of any court of the United States. (H.R. 1605)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Conkling, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To amend the naturalization laws and to punish crimes against the same. (H.R. 2201)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Rice with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Authorizing terms of United States district courts to be held at Helena, Arkansas. (H.R. 1582)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Thurman with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. An Act Allowing parties in certain cases to testify. (H.R. 355)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Thurman with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act for the relief of Alexander I. Atocha,'' approved fourteenth February, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. (H.R. 446)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Thurman, with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. An Act To require the holding of additional district and circuit courts of the United States in the district of Indiana, and for other purposes. (H.R. 230)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets.] An Act To admit the State of Mississippi to representation in the Congress of the United States. [Whereas the people of Mississippi have framed and adopted a constitution of State government which is ... (H.R. 1096)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act Prescribing the form of the enacting and resolving clauses of acts and resolutions of Congress, and rules for the construction thereof. (H.R. 1351)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull, with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets,] and insert the part printed in italics. An Act To extend the provisions of ''An act to provide further remedial justice in the courts of the United States,'' approved August twenty-nine, eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 340)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull, with amendments, viz; Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To provide for the apportionment of representatives to Congress among the several States. (H.R. 1823)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Buck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To grant the right of way to the Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad Company to the Pacific Ocean, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1772)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Logan, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To aid in the construction of the International Pacific Railroad from Cairo, Illinois, to the Rio Grande river, to authorize the consolidation of certain railroad companies, and to provide homesteads ... (H.R. 192)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Prosser, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Extending the benefit of the homestead act to officers, soldiers, or sailors honorably discharged from the service of the United States. (H.R. 2649)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Spink, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To vacate the Fort Dakota military reservation in the Territory of Dakota, and for other purposes. (H.R. 569)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Strickland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Extending the Portage Lake and Lake Superior ship canal to Keweenaw Bay, providing for the right of way, and making a grant of land to aid in the continuance of said extension. (H.R. 457)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. Reported back and ordered to be printed. Mr. Blair, on leave, introduced the following bill. A Bill To enable the Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw Railroad Company to change the northern terminus of its railroad from Traverse Bay to the Straits of Mackinaw. (H.R. 471)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws of the United States, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Jenckes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the exercise of the admiralty jurisdiction of the courts of the United States in certain cases. (H.R. 1353)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws of the United States. Mr. Conkling, from the Committee on the Revision of the Laws, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 9) extending the time for revising, and consolidating the statutes of the United States, reported it with an amendment. An Act Extending the time for revising ... (H.R. 9)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws. An Act Extending the time for revising and consolidating the statutes of the United States. (H.R. 9)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. Committee discharged, and referred to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed. Mr. Reeves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Admitting to registry in the ports of the United States certain iron and composite foreign-built vessels. (H.R. 2440)

Read twice and referred to the Joint Select Committee on Retrenchment. An Act Amendatory of an act establishing the Office of Education, discontinuing the Freedmen's Bureau, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1486)

Read twice and referred to the Joint Select Committee on Retrenchment. An Act Limiting the appointment of certain officers in the Treasury Department. (H.R. 902)

Read twice and referred to the Joint Select Committee on Retrenchment. An Act To protect officials in government employ. (H.R. 804)

Read twice and referred to the Joint Select Committee on Retrenchment. Reported by Mr. Patterson, with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act Amendatory of an act establishing the Office of Education, discontinuing the Freedmen's Bureau, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1486)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on Revision of Laws of the United States. Ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Select Committee on Revision of Laws of the United States. Mr. Ferris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To extend the time in which certain offenses may be prosecuted. (H.R. 719)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act For the relief of Charles A. Frazer, of Harrison County, Texas, and Joseph H. Sloss, of Colbert County, State of Alabama, of all political disabilities. (H.R. 2100)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve certain citizens of Mississippi and Louisiana, therein named, from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States. (H.R. 3062)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve certain persons under the fourteenth article of amendments to the Constitution of the United States. (H.R. 2538)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To remove legal and political disabilities from Isaac H. Christian. (H.R. 1890)

Read twice referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Burchard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To encourage and aid the establishment of free schools throughout the United States. (H.R. 3059)

Read twice referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. H. Hooper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Weber River and Kay's Creek Canal Company, and for a grant of land to aid in the construction of a canal, for irrigation and other purposes, in the Territory of Utah. (H.R. 2200)

Read twice, and referred to a special committee of seven members, consisting of Cadwalader C. Washburn, William Lawrence, Henry L. Dawes, Noah Davis, Frank W. Palmer, George W. Woodward, and James B. Beck. Ordered to be printed. Mr. C. C. Washburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish postal telegraph lines in the United ... (H.R. 949)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making a temporary appropriation for the prosecution of the work upon the improvement of the Des Moines Rapids in the Mississippi River. (H.R. 679)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 782)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations to partially supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 695)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures. Reported back, without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures. Mr. Kelly, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the redemption of copper and other token coins. (H.R. 2515)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act In relation to the Iowa River, in the State of Iowa. (H.R. 1766)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To authorize the city of Buffalo, New York, to construct a tunnel under Niagara River, and to erect and maintain an inlet pier therefrom. (H.R. 1542)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Finkelnburg on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the appraisement and inspection of imports in certain cases, and for other purposes. (H.R. 745)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of Lawrence L. Merry, collector of internal revenue for the twentieth district of New York. (H.R. 886)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Harriet R. Clinton. (H.R. 887)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To establish certain post roads. (H.R. 1007)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Ramsey, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To establish certain post roads. (H.R. 1007)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. An Act To confirm the title to the Rancho del Rio Grande, in New Mexico, to the heirs and legal representatives of the original grantees thereof. Whereas, on the fourth day of February, seventeen hundred and ninety-five, the government of Spain granted a certain tract of land ... (H.R. 1831)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Cook, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relative to private land claims under the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. (H.R. 740)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands. Mr. E. M. Wilson on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the allowance of the claim of the State of Minnesota to lands for the support of a State university. (H.R. 253)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act providing for the taking of the seventh and subsequent censuses of the United States, and to fix the number of the members of the House of Representatives, and to provide for their future apportionment among the several States,'' approved ... (H.R. 1595)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee, on Education and Labor. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Garfield on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act establishing the Department of Education, and to abolish the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. (H.R. 789)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, and ordered to be printed. Committee of the Whole House discharged, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee for the District of Columbia. Mr. Hamilton, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide a uniform system of education ... (H.R. 2066)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Archer, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles W. Whitney, contractor of the iron-clad monitor Keokuk. (H.R. 2001)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. C. C. Washburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In addition to an act amendatory of an act entitled ''An act granting public lands to the State of Wisconsin to aid in the construction of railroads in said State,'' approved July twenty-seven, ... (H.R. 1231)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed, and made a special order for to-morrow, July 7, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Dawes, from the Committee on Appropriations introduced the following bill: A Bill Making additional appropriations, and to supply the deficiencies ... (H.R. 2369)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Davis, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the issue of convertible bonds. (H.R. 2346)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hale, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the reduction of internal taxes. (H.R. 2088)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Judd, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill A bill to reduce and lighten the burdens of taxation. (H.R. 1858)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Judd, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To apportion the representation of the several States in the House of Representatives for the forty-second Congress. (H.R. 593)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Paine, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce the duties on imports. (H.R. 1885)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on the Territories, reported the following bill: A Bill To set aside certain proceeds from internal revenue, for the erection of capitol buildings in the Territories of Arizona, Dakota, Idaho, Montana, and ... (H.R. 1259)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Samuel Hooper, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To repeal the income tax. (H.R. 2994)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Schenck, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To abolish the duty on coal. (H.R. 2211)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Schenck, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To reduce the duties on imported salt. (H.R. 2349)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Schenck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce into one act and to amend the laws relating to internal revenue. (H.R. 1)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed and made a special order for to-morrow after finishing the legislative appropriation bill. Mr. Beaman, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the service of the Post Office ... (H.R. 2579)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed and made a special order for Wednesday next after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of Mr. Sargent, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the current and ... (H.R. 2615)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for February 15, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of Mr. Schenck, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend existing laws relating to the duty on ... (H.R. 1068)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Friday next after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Lawrence, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations to supply the deficiencies ... (H.R. 2995)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Friday next, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of Mr. Kelsey, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the consular and ... (H.R. 2689)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Friday, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of Mr. Sargent, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the current and contingent ... (H.R. 1169)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Monday next, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of Mr. Kelsey, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the payment of invalid and ... (H.R. 2529)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Monday next, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Lawrence, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in ... (H.R. 1346)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Thursday, March 24th, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. C. C. Washburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the naval service for the year ... (H.R. 1533)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Thursday, the 13th inst., after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Beck, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the support of ... (H.R. 782)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for to-morrow and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Dawes, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the year ... (H.R. 3064)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Tuesday next after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Dickey, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the support of the Army ... (H.R. 2816)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Tuesday next after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Niblack, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the construction, ... (H.R. 2860)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Tuesday next, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of Mr. Beck, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making an additional appropriation for the ... (H.R. 2616)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Tuesday next, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Beaman, from the Committee on Appropriations reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the service of the Post ... (H.R. 1828)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Tuesday next, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. C. C. Washburn, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the naval ... (H.R. 2789)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Tuesday next, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Dawes, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the legislative, ... (H.R. 2524)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Tuesday next, March 29, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Kelsey, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the consular ... (H.R. 1604)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Wednesday next after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of Mr. Dawes, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the legislative, ... (H.R. 974)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Wednesday next, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Schenck, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To organize a Department of Internal Revenue ... (H.R. 2288)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Wednesday next, June 8, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Dawes, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for sundry civil ... (H.R. 2165)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Wednesday next, the 12th instant, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Kelsey, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the ... (H.R. 781)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Wednesday, May 25, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Dickey, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending ... (H.R. 2082)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Wednesday, May 4, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Niblack, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the construction, ... (H.R. 1883)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made the special order for Wednesday next, after the morning hour and from day to day until disposed of Mr. Beck, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the support of the ... (H.R. 2536)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Gilfillan, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, reported the following bill: A Bill For the payment of William Conelly, for services rendered and materials furnished the government in the war of eighteen hundred and twelve. (H.R. 1189)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the payment of Richard M. Green, for the use of his patent by the government. (H.R. 1188)

Read twice, made a special order for to-morrow, after the morning hour, in the House as in Committee of the Whole, under five-minute rule, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Samuel Hooper, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes,'' ... (H.R. 2530)

Read twice, made a special order for Tuesday, March 15, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Lynch, from the Select Committee on the Causes of the Reduction of American Tonnage, reported the following bill: A Bill Imposing tonnage duties, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1262)

Read twice, made a special order for Tuesday, March 15, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Lynch, from the Select Committee on the Causes of the Reduction of American Tonnage, reported the following bill: A Bill To revive the navigation and commercial interests of the United States. Whereas the mercantile marine of ... (H.R. 1261)

Read twice, made the special order for Wednesday, (March 24,) after the morning hour, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Paine, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the manner of holding elections for representatives and delegates in Congress. (H.R. 236)

Read twice, ordered to be printed with an amendment, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. B. F. Butler, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill To regulate the trade and commerce between the States and Territories of the United States. Whereas the unjust, illiberal, and unconstitutional practice of ... (H.R. 2869)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Wednesday next, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of Mr. Logan, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To reduce the number of officers in the army of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 987)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Wednesday next, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Stokes, from the Committee on the Ninth Census, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for taking the ninth census of the United States, and to fix the number of the members of the House of ... (H.R. 424)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for Wednesday next, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Ordered to be printed as amended in the Committee of the Whole; strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. Mr. Stokes, from the Committee on the Ninth Census, reported the ... (H.R. 424)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee of Claims Mr. W. B. Washburn, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide a board of commissioners for the examination of certain claims. (H.R. 2919)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee of Claims. Mr. Amasa Cobb, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the appointment of a commissioner and the settlement of claims of citizens of Kansas. (H.R. 2176)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee of Elections. Mr. Paine, from the Committee of Elections, reported the following bill: A Bill Regulating compensation in cases of contested elections. (H.R. 1957)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee of Ways and Means, with authority to report at any time for consideration and action in the House under the five-minute rule, by sections. Mr. Schenck, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2045)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee of Ways and Means. Mr. Hooper, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the exportation of distilled spirits. (H.R. 3049)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee of Ways and Means. Mr. Maynard, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To collect the unpaid direct tax, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3066)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee of Ways and Means. Mr. Samuel Hooper, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill. A Bill To promote trade with Prince Edward Island. (H.R. 2380)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee of Ways and Means. Mr. Schenck, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Relating to moneys paid into the courts of the United States. (H.R. 2373)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee of Ways and Means. Mr. Schenck, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the refunding and consolidation of the national debt, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2167)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Banking and Currency. Mr. Garfield, from the Committee on Banking and Currency, reported the following bill: A Bill To increase banking facilities, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1900)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Banking and Currency. Mr. Garfield, from the Committee on Banking and Currency, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for a reissue of National bank-notes, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2938)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Banking and Currency. Mr. Garfield, from the Committee on Banking and Currency, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for a reissue of national bank-notes, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3002)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Banking and Currency. Mr. Garfield, from the Committee on Banking and Currency, reported the following bill: A Bill To require national banks going into liquidation to retire their circulating notes. (H.R. 2062)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Banking and Currency. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Garfield, from the Committee on Banking and Currency, reported the following bill: A Bill To increase banking facilities, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1900)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Commerce. Mr. Conger, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the better security of life on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2212)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Commerce. Mr. Finkelnburg, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to regulate the carriage of passengers in steamships and other vessels,'' approved March three, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. Whereas, various ... (H.R. 2852)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Commerce. Mr. Finkelnburg, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill To regulate the appraisement and inspection of imports in certain cases, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1538)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Commerce. Mr. Sawyer, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill. A Bill To repay to the city of Milwaukee certain moneys advanced for the construction of the new harbor. (H.R. 2407)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Education and Labor. Mr. Arnell, from the Committee on Education and Labor, reported the following bill: A Bill Amendatory of an act establishing the Office of Education, discontinuing the Freedmen's Bureau, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1486)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Mr. Clarke, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the removal of the Osage Indians to the Indian Territory, and to dispose of their lands in Kansas to actual settlers only. (H.R. 998)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Mr. Clarke, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To reorganize the system of governing the Indian tribes, to promote their civilization, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1777)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Mr. Van Horn, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the consolidation of the Indian tribes and the establishment of a system of government in the Indian Territory. (H.R. 3043)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Manufactures. Mr. Upson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To charter the Steilacoom City Commercial and Manufacturing Association on Puget Sound, Washington Territory. (H.R. 2716)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Asper, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Napoleon B. Giddings. (H.R. 1009)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Asper, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the former occupants of the military reservation at Point San Jose, in the city and county of San Francisco, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2688)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Cobb, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To equalize bounties of soldiers who served in the late war for the Union. (H.R. 1910)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Logan, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the sale of certain arsenals and property of the United States. (H.R. 786)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Logan, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the settlement of the accounts of officers of the army. (H.R. 784)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Stoughton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To enable honorably discharged soldiers and sailors, their widows and orphan children, to acquire homesteads on the public lands of the United States. (H.R. 2797)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Stoughton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To protect national cemeteries. (H.R. 2715)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back with amendments; amendments agreed to; ordered to be printed as amended, with proposed amendments. A Bill To enable honorably discharged soldiers and sailors, their widows and orphan children, to acquire homesteads on the public lands of the ... (H.R. 2797)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Mr. Archer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the officers and crew of the United States ship Wyoming. (H.R. 1072)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Mr. Scofield from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the removal of the Brooklyn navy yard. (H.R. 1603)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Mr. Scofiled, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the reorganization of the Navy of the United States. (H.R. 976)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To regulate rank in the navy of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1832)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Patents. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. Mr. Jenckes, from the Committee on Patents, reported the following bill: A Bill To revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights. (H.R. 1714)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Patents. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Patents. Mr. Jenckes, from the Committee on Patents, reported the following bill: A Bill To revise, ... (H.R. 1714)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Public Expenditures. Mr. Coburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for inventories and accounts of the property of the United States, in the public buildings and grounds belonging to the United States in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1898)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Railways and Canals. Mr. Wells, from the Committee on Railways and Canals, reported the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Mississippi Valley Levee and Drainage Company. (H.R. 1954)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Reconstruction. Mr. B. F. Butler, from the Committee on Reconstruction, reported the following bill: A Bill To admit the State of Georgia to representation in the Congress of the United States. Whereas the people of Georgia have framed and adopted a constitution of State ... (H.R. 1335)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Reconstruction. Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, from the Committee on Reconstruction, reported the following bill: A Bill For full and general grace, amnesty, and oblivion of all wrongful acts, doings, or omissions of all persons engaged in the war of the late rebellion. (H.R. 2278)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Reconstruction. Mr. Farnsworth moved to reconsider the vote to recommit, which motion is pending. Mr. Farnsworth, from the Committee on Reconstruction, reported the following bill: A Bill To admit the State of Virginia to representation in the Congress of the United States. ... (H.R. 783)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Reconstruction. Mr. Ward, from the Committee on Reconstruction, reported the following bill: A Bill Providing for the admission of Virginia to representation in Congress, upon certain fundamental conditions. Whereas the people of Virginia, in pursuance of an act entitled ''An ... (H.R. 582)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Reconstruction. Mr. Whittemore, from the Committee on Reconstruction, reported the following bill: A Bill To relieve certain persons therein named from all legal and political disabilities imposed by the amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America known as the ... (H.R. 1170)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Reconstruction. Reported back, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Reconstruction. Mr. B. F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For full and general grace, amnesty, and oblivion of all wrongful acts, doings, or omissions of all persons ... (H.R. 2278)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Retrenchment. Mr. Jenckes, from the Committee on Retrenchment, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish a Department of Justice. (H.R. 1328)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions. Mr. Willard, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, reported the following bill: A Bill Granting pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve. (H.R. 1829)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. B. F. Butler, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the collection of debts due to the United States from certain southern railroad corporations. (H.R. 1672)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. B. F. Butler, from the Committee on the Judiciary; reported the following bill: A Bill To repeal several acts relating to the tenure of civil offices. (H.R. 574)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the collection of debts due to the United States from certain southern railroad corporations. (H.R. 2178)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Davis, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish a uniform system of naturalization and to regulate proceedings under the same. (H.R. 1070)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Davis, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish a uniform system of naturalization, and to regulate proceedings under the same. (H.R. 1399)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Kerr, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles Cooper, Goshorn A. Jones, Jerome Rowley, William Hannegan, and John Hannegan. (H.R. 1395)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Loughridge, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill Establishing the boundaries of the judicial circuits of the United States. (H.R. 1005)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Loughridge, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill To regulate the fees of attorneys, solicitors, and proctors in the circuit and district courts of the United States. (H.R. 2847)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Mercur, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill For the apportionment of Representatives to Congress among the several States according to the ninth census. (H.R. 2687)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Mercur, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill To regulate the drawing and summoning of jurors in the district and circuit courts of the United States. (H.R. 3067)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Militia. Mr. Shanks, from the Committee on the Militia, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for furnishing, at the cost of the War Department, clothing to needy and indigent honorably discharged soldiers and marines charitably received in soldiers' homes in the ... (H.R. 587)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Militia. Mr. Shanks, from the Committee on the Militia, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for furnishing, at the expense of the government, artificial limbs and other supports to honorably discharged officers, soldiers, and marines, whenever needed during life, ... (H.R. 605)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Ninth Census. Mr. Stokes, from the Committee on the Ninth Census, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act providing for the taking of the seventh and subsequent censuses of the United States, and to fix the number of the members of the House of ... (H.R. 1476)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Mr. Wheeler, from the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, reported the following bill: A Bill Granting to the Utah Central Railroad Company a right of way through the public lands for the construction of a railroad and telegraph. (H.R. 871)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Mr. Wheeler, from the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, reported the following bill: A Bill Relating to the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad Company (H.R. 1464)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Mr. Wheeler, from the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the States of Missouri and Arkansas to the Pacific ... (H.R. 1465)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: Strike out the parts within [brackets,] and insert the parts in italics. Mr. Farnsworth, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported the following bill: A Bill To revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to the Post ... (H.R. 2295)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands Mr. Julian, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported the following bill: A Bill In relation to entries under the homestead laws by parties who served in the Army or Navy of the United States for ninety days during the rebellion. (H.R. 2702)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands. Mr. Eugene M. Wilson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To grant lands to aid in the construction of the Cape Girardeau and State Line railroad in the State of Missouri. (H.R. 2056)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands. Mr. Fitch, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported the following bill: A Bill To aid in the construction of a railroad from Mobile to the western boundary of Louisiana. (H.R. 1082)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands. Mr. J. R. McCormick, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of the Saint James and Little Rock railroad. (H.R. 1830)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands. Mr. Julian, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported the following bill: A Bill For the protection of settlers on the public lands of the United States. (H.R. 2049)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands. Mr. Julian, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported the following bill: A Bill To confirm to James M. Hutchings and James C. Lamon their pre-emption claims in the Yosemite Valley, in the State of California. Whereas, by act of Congress of June thirty, ... (H.R. 1779)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands. Reported back by Mr. Fitch, with an amendment, in the nature of a substitute; ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands. Amendment To the bill (H.R. 1082) to aid in the construction of a railroad from New Orleans to the western ... (H.R. 1082)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws. Mr. Ferris, from the Committee on the Revision of the Laws, reported the following bill: A Bill To perpetuate testimony in the courts of the United States. (H.R. 876)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Territories. Mr. Cullom, from the Committee on the Territories, reported the following bill. A Bill To authorize the people of New Mexico to form a constitution and State government previous to their admission into the Union as a State, with the name of Lincoln, on an equal ... (H.R. 2276)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Territories. Mr. Cullom, from the Committee on the Territories, reported the following bill: A Bill In aid of the execution of the laws in the Territory of Utah, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1089)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted. Mr. C. C. Washburn, from the Select Committee on Postal Telegraph, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish postal telegraph lines in the United States. (H.R. 2365)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted. Mr. Palmer, from the Select Committee on Postal Telegraph, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish a postal telegraph system, and to incorporate the Postal Telegraph Company. (H.R. 2329)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted. Mr. Palmer, from the Select Committee on the Postal Telegraph, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish a postal telegraph system, and to incorporate the Postal Telegraph Company. (H.R. 2366)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Mr. Sawyer, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the repair, preservation, and completion of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes, for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen ... (H.R. 2092)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. Mr. William Smyth, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of the Burlington and Southwestern Railway. (H.R. 1154)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Samuel Hooper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act imposing taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco, and for other purposes,'' approved July twenty, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (H.R. 140)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wood, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill Relating to telegraphic communication between the United States and foreign countries. (H.R. 2591)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. B. F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the removal of disabilities of loyal citizens. (H.R. 356)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. B. F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To enforce the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution and the laws of the United States, and to restore the State of Georgia to the republican government elected under its new constitution. ... (H.R. 259)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the organization of a provisional government for the State of Mississippi. (H.R. 147)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Farnsworth, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for the holding of an election in Mississippi, and for other purposes. (H.R. 332)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Reported back by Mr. B. F. Butler, with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Reconstruction. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. A Bill For the removal of disabilities of loyal citizens. (H.R. 356)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. B. F. Butler, on leave introduced the following bill: A Bill Allowing parties in certain cases to testify. (H.R. 355)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the publication of the opinions of the Attorney General, and for other purposes. (H.R. 243)

Read twice, recommitted to the Select Committee on the Census, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Garfield, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for taking the ninth and subsequent censuses. (H.R. 256)

Read twice, referred to a select committee of seven members, and ordered to be printed. Mr. C. C. Washburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish steamship lines. (H.R. 981)

Read twice, referred to a Select Committee on the Causes of the Reduction of American Tonnage, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roots, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To encourage the establishment of a line of steamships under the flag of the Union, for the conveyance of the mails of the United States to European ports and ports of ... (H.R. 1178)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, an ordered to be printed. Mr. Williams, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To simplify the conveyance of real estate in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1633)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. B. F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Exempting from taxes certain property in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2005)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Boles, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act exempting certain property of debtors in the District of Columbia from levy, attachment, or sale on execution,'' approved February five, eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 990)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Coburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the University for the Blind in the District of Columbia. Whereas an effort is put forth to produce a good library, a systematic series of text books, and so forth, in raised ... (H.R. 649)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cook, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the creation of corporations in the District of Columbia by general law. (H.R. 1427)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cowles, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the pavement of Pennsylvania avenue and Eighth street east. (H.R. 2840)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cullom, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide a territorial government for the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1514)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Washington and Boston Steamship Company. (H.R. 897)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Farnsworth, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To arch Tiber Creek north of Pennsylvania avenue. (H.R. 1004)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To aid in the establishing and endowing of the American Printing House for the Blind, and the American University for the Blind. Whereas there has been incorporated and established in the ... (H.R. 2558)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Further to extend the right of suffrage in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 67)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the establishment of an infirmary hospital building in the city of Washington. (H.R. 1451)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lawrence, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To give a right of action for injuries in certain cases. (H.R. 2607)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McKenzie, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to provide for the creation of corporations in the District of Columbia by general law,'' approved May five, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 2739)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McKenzie, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize a subscription by the corporate authorities of the city of Washington to the capital stock of the Alexandria, London and Hampshire railroad Company, or the Washington and Ohio ... (H.R. 1724)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McKenzie, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate and simplify the forms of deeds, and so forth, in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2637)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Negley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Washington and Uniontown Railway Company of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 3007)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Niblack, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Concerning the property, rights, and liabilities of married women in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 72)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Paine, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Capitol Hill Savings Bank. (H.R. 2518)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stone, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act for the enforcement of mechanics' liens on buildings, and so forth, in the District of Columbia,'' February second, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine. (H.R. 983)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stone, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Columbia Railway Company of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1167)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stone, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Linthicum Institute of Georgetown. Whereas Edward Magruder Linthicum, late of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, deceased, did, by his last will, give and bequeath to ... (H.R. 1166)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Tanner, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the act entitled ''An act authorizing the construction of a jail in and for the District of Columbia,'' approved July twenty-five, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 606)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Tillman, on leave, introduced the following bill: To incorporate the Washington Butchers Benevolent Association of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 930)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. Williams, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the incorporation of companies for manufacturing, causing street railways, mining, building purposes, and so forth. (H.R. 1035)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. Williams, on leave, introduced the following bill; A Bill For the incorporation of railroad companies in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1034)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Welker, on leave introduced the following bill: A Bill To abolish imprisonment for debt in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (H.R. 701)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Welker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To abolish joint tenancy in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1456)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Welker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to define more clearly the jurisdiction and powers of the supreme court of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes,'' approved June first, eighteen ... (H.R. 635)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Welker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to establish in the District of Columbia a House of Correction for Boys,'' approved July twenty-five, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 1025 1/2)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Welker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act incorporating the National Junction Railway Company. (H.R. 572)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Welker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the laws regulating the assessment of taxes in the city of Washington. (H.R. 2106)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Welker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a police court in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 38)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Welker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To further amend the law of the District of Columbia in relation to judicial proceedings therein, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1292)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Welker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Washington City Belt Railroad Company. (H.R. 1454)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Welker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Washington City Dime Savings Bank of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2583)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Welker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the taking of depositions to be used in the supreme court of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1455)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wheeler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Loan and Trust Company of the United States. (H.R. 1916)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Williams, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Amendatory of an act entitled ''An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the General Government for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for other ... (H.R. 2895)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Winans, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the election of a delegate in Congress for the District of Columbia. (H.R. 179)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed Mr. Maynard, on leave, introduced the following bill. A Bill For the better establishment of certain claims. (H.R. 1826)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Asper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles Schreiber, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, for property taken and used by federal soldiers during the late rebellion. (H.R. 1379)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Barry, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the establishment of claims of loyal citizens of the State of Mississippi for quartermasters' supplies taken and used by the Army of the United States during the late rebellion. (H.R. 2993)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Boles, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the auditing, adjudicating, and payment of certain claims of certain loyal citizens of the United States. (H.R. 756)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cake, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Richard Budd. (H.R. 1103)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chaves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Major Gurden Chapin, United States Army. (H.R. 1159)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Churchill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles H. Carpenter, of New Haven, New York. (H.R. 2879)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hoge, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of E. W. H. Read. (H.R. 2883)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To pay Samuel Adams for services rendered in exploring the Colorado River and its tributaries. (H.R. 2565)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McGrew, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To compensate the trustees of the French Creek Presbyterian Church in Upshur County, West Virginia, for the occupancy and final destruction of their church building by troops of the United States. (H.R. 2679)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Negley, on leave introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Joseph S. Finch and Company, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Whereas forty-one thousand four hundred and seventy-seven and eighty-two one-hundredths proof gallons of distilled spirits, distilled by ... (H.R. 2181)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Peters, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To refund to the States of Massachusetts and Maine interest paid by them on advances to the United States, and to provide for the defense of the northeastern frontier. (H.R. 573)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Platt, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Mrs. G. A. Williams, of Baltimore, Maryland. (H.R. 3010)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. T. Clark, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Lewis Parker, of Galveston, Texas. (H.R. 2660)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wallace, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the payment of interest due to the State of South Carolina. (H.R. 2954)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Whittemore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing payment to be made for certain services rendered to the United States in the late insurrectionary States. (H.R. 1211)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Commerce, and ordered to be printed Mr. Bennett, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the better protection of the northern and northwestern frontier, and to facilitate commerce, and diminish the expense of the exchanges between States. (H.R. 1252)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Elections, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Davis, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent and punish election frauds. (H.R. 1982)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Elections, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Paine, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the election of representatives to the forty-second Congress of the United States. (H.R. 1715)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Elections, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wells, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Concerning costs in cases of contested seats of members of the House of Representatives of the United States. (H.R. 2193)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Elections, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Willard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Regulating the compensation in contested election cases. (H.R. 2545)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lawrence, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To protect the free exercise of the elective franchise. Whereas the Constitution declares that ''the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be abridged by any State on account of race, ... (H.R. 1730)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of the Territories, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cullom, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Annulling certain oppressive and unlawful legislation of the Territory of Idaho. (H.R. 1539)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Niblack, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To suspend the provisions of an act entitled ''An act to strengthen the public credit,'' approved March eighteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, until the United States shall ... (H.R. 646)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made special order for to-morrow, (April first,) at two o'clock, p. m., and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Dawes, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations, and to supply deficiencies in the ... (H.R. 354)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made the special order for to-morrow, (April third,) after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of and ordered to be printed. Mr. C.C. Washburne, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making an appropriation for ... (H.R. 367)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cake, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To check the drain of coin and prepare for a permanent resumption of specie payments. (H.R. 1106)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. A. H. Jones, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the act imposing taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco, and for other purposes, approved July twenty, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and the subsequent amendments thereto. (H.R. 1623)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Asper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce the duty on imported wool, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3026)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Banks, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent the importation from foreign countries of articles fabricated in imitation, and bearing the trade-marks, of articles of American manufacture. (H.R. 1824)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bennett, on leave, introduced the following bill. A Bill To change and more effectually secure the collection of internal taxes on distilled spirits, and to provide for exportation of spirits from the United States. (H.R. 2007)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Coburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the sale of the coin in the Treasury of the United States, except such as may be necessary for the payment of interest on the bonds of the United States. (H.R. 493)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cox, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce the rates of duties on foreign imports, and to abolish specific and compound duties. (H.R. 2069)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal all laws of the United States imposing a tax upon spirits made exclusively from grapes, apples, or peaches. (H.R. 2947)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Finkelnburg, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Concerning duties on imports. (H.R. 458)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hay, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend section one of an act entitled ''An act imposing taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco, and for other purposes,'' approved July twenty, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (H.R. 2766)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Heaton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal an act entitled ''An act to restrict the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims, and to provide for the payment of certain demands for quartermasters' and subsistence supplies furnished to the army ... (H.R. 32)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To refund John Ryle and Company, silk manufacturers, at Paterson, New Jersey, duties paid by them on imported machinery. (H.R. 1260)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the income tax. (H.R. 2419)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ingersoll, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making United States Treasury notes receivable in part payment of customs duties. (H.R. 2513)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ingersoll, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prohibit the sale of coin on behalf of the United States, and to provide for the redemption of the United States legal-tender notes, in coin, at par. (H.R. 442)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Johnson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of distillers of brandy from grapes exclusively. (H.R. 2676)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Johnston, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the manufacture of brandy from grapes, apples, peaches, and other fruits. (H.R. 2344)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Judd, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To refund taxes improperly collected. (H.R. 2113)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Judd, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the method of converting gold into currency, and for other purpose. (H.R. 292)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To increase the internal revenue derived from lotteries, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3063)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kelley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent frauds on the revenue by the improper classification of goods. (H.R. 2597)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kellogg, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the repeal of the income tax. (H.R. 2420)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kelsey, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prohibit secret sales or purchases of gold or bonds on account of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 155)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lawrence, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for funding the public debt at a lower rate of interest, to secure uniformity in the value of the national currency, and to determine the time and mode of resuming specie payments. (H.R. 1212)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lawrence, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the support of the government of the United States, for the payment and redemption of the entire debt, and for the reduction of the taxes. (H.R. 1566)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Marshall, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To facilitate the export of spirituous liquors. (H.R. 2405)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Maynard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To increase the revenue from duties on imports and tend to the equalization of exports and imports. (H.R. 365)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mercur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the act entitled ''An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States.'' (H.R. 2514)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mercur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To dispense with spies and informers in the internal revenue service. (H.R. 497)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Morrell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To modify existing laws relating to the warehousing system. (H.R. 20)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mungen, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal all acts, and parts of acts, and resolutions in relation to spirit metres of every description, whether automatic, sample, or other metres, and to prohibit the use of any such metres by order or ... (H.R. 2264)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Myers, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the income tax. (H.R. 2421)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Paine, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce the duties on imports. (H.R. 1827)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Paine, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce the taxes of the people of the United States. (H.R. 1813)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Prosser, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Amendatory of an act relating to internal taxation, and for other purposes, approved July thirteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 929)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Prosser, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for specie payments, and for other purposes. (H.R. 588)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. S. P. Morrill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To further prevent the undervaluation of merchandise imported into the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1348)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Samuel Hooper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act imposing taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco, and for other purposes,'' approved July twenty, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (H.R. 27)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act imposing taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco, and for other purposes,'' approved June twenty, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (H.R. 2164)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the people of the United States by reducing taxation therein. (H.R. 1871)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Imposing a tax on brandy distilled from apples, peaches, and grapes, and to regulate the distillation thereof. (H.R. 1752)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Imposing a tax on spirits distilled from apples, peaches, or grapes, exclusively, and to regulate the distillation thereof. (H.R. 2039)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To facilitate the transmission of Asiatic, Australian, and European merchandise into and across the territory of the United States of America, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2057)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Schenck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To declare the meaning and intention of the eighth section of the ''Act to increase the duties on imports, and for other purposes,'' approved Jane thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 2590)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Schenck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a Bureau of Customs Revenue in the Treasury Department. (H.R. 594)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Schenck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prohibit the further increase of the public debt, and for other purposes. (H.R. 48)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevenson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To place some articles of common use upon the list of free imports. (H.R. 465)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Willard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In respect to the examination of impure and adulterated imported wines and liquors. (H.R. 233)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Williams, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the duty on coffee, tea, salt, writing and printing paper. (H.R. 434)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Winans, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the third section of an act entitled ''An act imposing taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco, and for other purposes,'' approved July twenty, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (H.R. 400)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wood, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To alter the computation of foreign money for government purposes. (H.R. 161)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John T. Wilson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent cruelty to animals while in transit by railroad or other means of transportation within the United States. (H.R. 2018)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr Whitmore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for a building for the use of the post office, United States circuit and district courts, and internal revenue offices at Tyler, Texas. (H.R. 2589)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Asper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To make an appropriation of money for the erection of a customhouse at Saint Joseph, Missouri. (H.R. 297)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bennett, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the better protection of the northern and northwestern frontier and to facilitate commerce and diminish the expense of the exchanges between States. (H.R. 2703)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the distribution of certain moneys covered into the Treasury. (H.R. 2790)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bradford, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for surveying the public lands along the line of the Kansas-Pacific Railroad, within the Territory of Colorado. (H.R. 2905)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chaves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the completion of the capital building at Santa Fe, in the Territory of New Mexico. (H.R. 1160)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clark, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the government, for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy, ... (H.R. 2099)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for a building, suited to the use of the post office, the revenue officers, and the judicial officers, of the United States in the city of Leavenworth, in the State of Kansas. (H.R. 566)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Coburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the appropriation of a sum sufficient to construct an addition to the United States court-house and post office at Indianapolis, Indiana. (H.R. 2976)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Conger, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Appropriating certain moneys arising from the sale of Fort Gratiot military reservation lands for the construction of a building for custom-house, bonded warehouse, and post office, at Port Huron, Michigan. (H.R. 2147)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to estimates of appropriations and appropriation accounts. (H.R. 3068)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish the salaries of officers the in Treasury Department (H.R. 2712)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reorganize the Treasury Department and fix the pay of its officers. (H.R. 429)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Degener, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making an appropriation for the erection of a United States district court-house in the city of Austin, Texas. (H.R. 1808)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Loughridge, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the security of the government in the erection of public buildings. (H.R. 667)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McCormick, on leave introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the President of the United States to cause the northern and eastern boundary lines of the Territory of Arizona to be surveyed and marked. (H.R. 2158)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Prosser, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for a building for the use of the custom-house, post office, pension office, United States circuit and District courts, and internal revenue offices, at Nashville, Tennessee. (H.R. 2588)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sawyer, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the repair, preservation, and completion of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3036)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sawyer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for a building for the use of the post office, pension office, United States court, and internal revenue offices, at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. (H.R. 2669)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Strong, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for a building for the use of the post office, pension office, custom-house, United States circuit and district courts, and internal revenue offices at Hartford, Connecticut. (H.R. 2475)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. T. Clark, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making an appropriation to indemnify W. A. Saylor, of Bryan, Texas, for internal revenue taxes illegally assessed and collected during the years eighteen hundred and sixty-seven and eighteen hundred ... (H.R. 2794)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Whitmore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for a building suited to the use of the post office, the revenue officers, and the judicial officers of the United States in the city of Tyler, Texas. (H.R. 1973)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Whittemore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the improvement of Red River, Caddo Lakes, and Big Cyprus Bayou, from Shreveport, Louisiana, to Jefferson, Texas. (H.R. 1289)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. William Lawrence, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To limit public expenditures. (H.R. 239)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Strike out parts in [brackets] and insert parts printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the better protection of the northern and northwestern frontier, and to ... (H.R. 2703)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and made a special order for Monday next after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Strike out the parts within ... (H.R. 3036)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Armstrong, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the redemption of not exceeding one hundred million dollars of the interest-bearing loan of the United States and the issue in exchange therefor of an equivalent amount of notes of ... (H.R. 1057)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Asper on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To extend the privileges of the ''Act to provide a National currency, secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof;'' and to provide for the ... (H.R. 753)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Burchard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing banking associations whose circulation may have been limited by the act approved July twelve, eighteen hundred and seventy, (in States in which the additional circulation authorized by ... (H.R. 2896)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cake, on leave introduced the following bill: A Bill For the redemption of the outstanding notes and bonds of the United States, and for the resumption of specie payments. (H.R. 1544)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cake, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the issue of currency and for an equitable distribution of the same. (H.R. 1105)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Coburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to provide for the redemption of the three per centum temporary loan certificates, and for an increase of national bank-notes,'' approved July twelve, eighteen ... (H.R. 2975)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Coburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal so much of an act entitled ''An act to provide for the redemption of the three per centum temporary loan certificates, and for an increase of national bank-notes,'' approved July twelve, ... (H.R. 2606)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Colburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Supplementary to an act entitled ''An act to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof,'' approved June third, ... (H.R. 71)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cullom, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to provide a National currency secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof.'' (H.R. 3044)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dyer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To increase the tax on the circulation, deposits, and average amount of capital stock, (beyond the amount invested in United States bonds,) of national banks, and to provide for its collection. (H.R. 592)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Garfield, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To declare the construction of section fifty-five of an act entitled ''An act to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and ... (H.R. 2000)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Gilfillan, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To require national banks going into liquidation to deposit lawful money in place of their circulating notes and to take up their bonds. (H.R. 984)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ingersoll, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing an additional issue of legal-tender notes to the amount of forty-four millions of dollars, and for other purposes. (H.R. 496)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ingersoll, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Supplementary to an act entitled ''An act to provide a national currency, secured by pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof,'' approved June third, ... (H.R. 425)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. T. Wilson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to provide a national currency secured by pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof. (H.R. 2891)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lynch, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the national currency act. (H.R. 406)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Palmer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof,'' approved June three, eighteen ... (H.R. 759)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Poland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the First National Bank of Burlington, Vermont, to change its location and name. (H.R. 2004)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Poland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for a free system of national banking. (H.R. 610)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Poland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for a free system of national banking. (H.R. 8)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Potter, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the redemption in treasury notes of the copper, bronze, and nickel coins of the United States. (H.R. 1670)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Schenck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the American Loan and Trust Company. (H.R. 2462)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Townsend, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To equalize the distribution of the national bank currency. (H.R. 1279)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Van Trump, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to provide a national currency, secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof.'' (H.R. 530)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Willard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to provide a national currency secured by pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof.'' (H.R. 508)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Winans, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the funding of the treasury notes and floating debt, and for the refunding of the funded debt of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 399)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wood, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal an act entitled ''An act in reference to certifying checks by national banks,'' approved March three, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine. (H.R. 160)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed, and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To incorporate the American Loan and Trust Company. (H.R. 2462)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Adams, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the benefit of T. T. Garrard and others. Whereas, on the twenty-first day of October, eighteen hundred and sixty-two an order was issued by Major General Buell, then commanding the fifteenth army corps, ... (H.R. 1059)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Maynard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the better establishment of certain claims. (H.R. 51)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McNeely, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Captain John Mix and First Lieutenant Randolph Norwood, of Company M, Second United States Cavalry. (H.R. 2166)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Strickland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Alexander McArthur, of the city of Corunna, in the State of Michigan. (H.R. 1662)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Whittemore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing payment to be made for certain services rendered to the United States in the late insurrectionary States. (H.R. 47)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Whittemore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the settlement of certain accounts. (H.R. 284)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Whittemore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To pay John C. Duff, late second lieutenant of the thirtieth Massachusetts volunteers, six months and thirteen days' salary. (H.R. 264)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Whittemore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To pay Mrs. Mary Morgan, of Georgetown, South Carolina, widow of John Morgan, of Georgetown, South Carolina, for rice taken by the United States in eighteen hundred and sixty-five. (H.R. 247)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mercur, on leave, introduced the following bill. A Bill Changing the standard weights of silver coins, limiting the amount to be issued, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1840)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Allison, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To bring the weights and measures of the metric system into public use. (H.R. 1088)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Allison, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To enable persons who use the metric weights and measures to transact business therein, at the public offices of the United States. (H.R. 1087)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chaves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To locate an assay office in the Territory of New Mexico. (H.R. 955)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kelley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To promote the establishment of a metrical system of international coinage. Whereas certain nations of Europe have adopted and have proposed to the rest of the world a coinage which was ... (H.R. 410)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kelley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To promote the establishment of an international metrical system of coinage. Whereas certain nations of Europe have adopted and have proposed to the rest of the world a coinage which was ... (H.R. 1113)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Samuel Hooper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To promote international coinage. (H.R. 1541)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures; and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kelley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the coinage of nickel-copper pieces of five cents and under. (H.R. 2)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Coinage. Weights, and Measures, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kelley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish an assay office at Helena, in the Territory of Montana. (H.R. 25)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed. Mr. Atwood, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the International Society of the United States for the protection of immigration. (H.R. 2083)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed Mr. Morrell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To encourage the building of iron steam and sailing vessels in the United States. (H.R. 2841)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed Mr. Paine, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the Secretary of War to provide for taking meteorological observations at the military stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of ... (H.R. 579)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed Mr. Paine, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the Secretary of War to provide for taking meteorological observations at the military stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of ... (H.R. 602)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed Mr. Tanner, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the third and fourth sections of the act approved March three, eighteen hundred and seventeen, and entitled ''An act to continue in force an act entitled 'An act further to provide for the collection of ... (H.R. 2477)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed Mr. W. T. Clark, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To appoint an appraiser for the port of Galveston, Texas, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2870)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed Reported back by Mr. L. A. Sheldon, with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Commerce. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. Mr. Tanner, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To facilitate the ... (H.R. 720)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Asper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River upon the military reservation at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.'' (H.R. 1149)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Asper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a port of entry in the collection district of Saint Louis, Missouri. (H.R. 296)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. B. F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to regulate the carriage of passengers in steamships and other vessels,'' approved March three, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. Whereas, various States (seaboard or on the ... (H.R. 2473)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bennett, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the better protection of the northern and northwestern frontier, and to facilitate commerce and diminish the expense of the exchanges between States. (H.R. 2617)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Loomis Aerial Telegraph Company. (H.R. 2390)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Booker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making an appropriation for the improvement of the mouth of Quantico Bay, Virginia. (H.R. 2948)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Booker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To facilitate commerce between the United States and China, Japan, and the countries of Asia. (H.R. 2949)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the improvement of the river, bay, and harbor of Mobile, Alabama. (H.R. 726)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buffington, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To extend the laws relating to the registry of vessels. (H.R. 130)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. C. C. Washburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent the extermination of fur-bearing animals in Alaska. (H.R. 2036)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clark, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to establish and declare the railroad and bridges of the New Orleans, Mobile and Chattanooga Railroad Company, as hereafter constructed, a post road, and for other purposes,'' ... (H.R. 1939)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Coburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To encourage emigration to the United States, to regulate the carriage of European immigrant passengers in steamships and other vessels, and for their better protection before, upon, and after arriving at the ... (H.R. 2974)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Conger, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To encourage the building of ships for foreign trade, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2336)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To aid in the construction of twenty or more first-class iron steamships, together with ship yards, machine shops, rolling mills, wharves, docks, and so forth, for the building and maintenance of the same, and to ... (H.R. 2799)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent the extermination of fur-bearing animals in Alaska, and to regulate the fur-seal trade at the islands of Saint George and Saint Paul, in the Territory of Alaska. (H.R. 1884)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dickinson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To make an appropriation for the construction of a harbor at Port Clinton, in the State of Ohio. (H.R. 1334)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dixon, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Concerning the liability of ship-owners, maritime liens, salvage, and the jurisdiction in admiralty. (H.R. 899)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eldridge, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriation for the improvement of the harbor at Port Washington, in the State of Wisconsin. (H.R. 768)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eldridge, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the improvement of the harbors of Sheboygan and Port Washington, in the State of Wisconsin. (H.R. 2586)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ferry, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for certain harbors in the State of Michigan. (H.R. 2422)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ferry, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for certain harbors in the State of Michigan. (H.R. 427)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ferry, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for certain harbors in the State of Michigan. (H.R. 90)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Getz, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To encourage maritime commerce under the American flag, the maintenance of the sciences of naval architecture and engineering, and of the arts of ship and marine engine building by American citizens. (H.R. 2481)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hale, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making an appropriation for Union River in the State of Maine. (H.R. 893)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hale, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent the collection of illegal taxes on passengers, levied by State authority. (H.R. 1614)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hale, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the improvement of Narraguagus River, in the State of Maine. (H.R. 894)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hamilton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To annex the collection district of Saint Mary's to the district of Fernandina, Florida, and establishing a port of delivery at Port Henry, on the Saint Mary's River. (H.R. 1257)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Holman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the appraisement and inspection of imports in certain cases, and extending the provisions thereof to the ports of Saint Louis, Cincinnati, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans, Portland, ... (H.R. 857)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hopkins, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the better protection of immigrant passengers arriving at the ports of the United States. (H.R. 97)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ingersoll, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To encourage ship-owning and ship-building in the United States. (H.R. 2533)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Judd, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the appraisement and inspection of imports in certain cases, and for other purposes. (H.R. 136)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kellogg, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the improvement of the Housatonic River, Connecticut. (H.R. 2631)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lawrence, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To secure to citizens of the United States the navigation of the Saint Lawrence, and in relation to commercial intercourse with Canada and the British American Provinces. (H.R. 2072)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McCrary, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate commerce among the several States. (H.R. 2902)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McKenzie, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent obstructions in the Potomac River, and to exempt vessels navigating the same from compulsory payment of pilotage. (H.R. 2382)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Morrill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To aid in the construction of sea-going vessels, steamboats, and ships. (H.R. 1107)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Negley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To encourage the establishment of a line of steamships as an auxiliary means of national defense, and for the economical conveyance of the mails of the United States, under the flag of the Union, to European ... (H.R. 2159)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Niblack, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide two local inspectors of steamboats at Evansville, in the State of Indiana. (H.R. 186)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Niblack, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the appraisement and inspection of imposts in certain cases, and extending the provisions thereof to the ports of Saint Louis, Cincinnati, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans, Portland, ... (H.R. 647)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. O'Neil, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the act approved March seventeen, eighteen hundred, entitled ''An act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland and Georgia.'' (H.R. 1978)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. O'Neill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the appointment of shipping commissioners by the judges of the several circuit courts of the United States, to superintend the shipping and discharge of seamen engaged in merchant ships belonging to ... (H.R. 1919)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. O'Neill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To encourage and facilitate telegraphic communication between the eastern and western continents. (H.R. 21)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Paine on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the Secretary of War to provide for taking meteorological observations at the military stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of ... (H.R. 602)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Peters, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Defending the rights of part owners of vessels in certain case (H.R. 1968)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Peters, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles E. Dole. (H.R. 891)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Peters, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the improvement of the Penobscot River, in the State of Maine. (H.R. 892)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Poland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the entry of Canadian productions, without consular certificate. (H.R. 714)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Potter, on leave introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the change of names of vessels. (H.R. 1618)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Potter, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriation for the improvement of the navigation of the East Chester Creek or Inlet, in the county of Westchester, New York. (H.R. 2695)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Potter, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the improvement of the harbor at Port Chester, in the State of New York. (H.R. 2694)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Prosser, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making an appropriation for the improvement of the navigation of the Cumberland River, between its mouth and the town of Burkesville, in the State of Kentucky. (H.R. 2074)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Prosser, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making an appropriation for the improvement of the navigation of the Cumberland River, in the States of Kentucky and Tennessee. (H.R. 2751)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Prosser, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the appointment of a river inspector for the western rivers. (H.R. 2893)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Reeves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To encourage the building of steamships in the United States, and to provide for the transportation of the United States mails to Europe by steamships built in the United States. (H.R. 2685)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Reeves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reorganize the life-saving service on the coast of Long Island. (H.R. 3091)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Samuel Hooper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To limit the liability of ship-owners, concerning maritime liens, and for other purposes. (H.R. 585)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the establishment of ocean mail steamship service between the United States and Australia. (H.R. 2722)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the appointment of shipping commissioners by the judges of the several district courts of the United States of America, to superintend the shipping and discharge of seamen engaged in merchant ships ... (H.R. 833)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent the extermination of fur-bearing animals in Alaska, and to regulate the fur-seal trade at the islands of Saint Paul and Saint George, in the Territory of Alaska. (H.R. 305)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sawyer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the improvement of water communication between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan, by the Wisconsin and Fox Rivers. (H.R. 2328)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sawyer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making an appropriation for the improvement of rivers and harbors for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 214)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sawyer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for certain harbors in the State of Wisconsin. (H.R. 2668)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Schenck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for removal of obstructions to navigation in the Potomac river. (H.R. 240)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Schenck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish ocean steamship lines for the transportation of the mails between the United States and Europe, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2486)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Starkweather, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In addition to ''An act limiting the liability of ship-owners, and for other purposes.'' (H.R. 1834)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Starkweather, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In addition to an act limiting the liability of ship-owners, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2384)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Starkweather, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To encourage the building of first-class iron steamships, to aid in restoring the commerce of the country, and provide for carrying the mails of the United States in steamships built and owned by citizens ... (H.R. 1327)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Starkweather, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To revive the ship-building and commercial interests of the United States. Whereas the mercantile marine of the country was nearly destroyed during the late war; and now, while bearing its share of ... (H.R. 1355)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stoughton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for certain harbors in the State of Michigan. (H.R. 968)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stoughton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for a lighthouse at South Haven, Michigan. (H.R. 3029)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Strickland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend section twenty-two of an act entitled ''An act further to prevent smuggling, and for other purposes,'' approved July eighteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 2287)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Strickland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the acceptance of the Saint Mary's Falls ship canal from the State of Michigan, and the management thereof. Whereas the State of Michigan, by a joint resolution of its legislature, approved ... (H.R. 1153)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Tanner, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To facilitate the adjustment of controversies between parties interested in maritime adventures and contracts in the port of New York, and to establish a board of port wardens. (H.R. 720)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Twichell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Southern Express Company. (H.R. 2546)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. T. Clark, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To create a port of delivery at Houston, Texas. (H.R. 2160)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. T. Clark, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the improvement of Galveston Harbor, in the State of Texas, and the entrance thereto. (H.R. 1712)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wells, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for reclaiming the swamp lands of the Mississippi Valley, to facilitate transportation on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, and to promote the commerce of the Northwest. (H.R. 1432)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wells, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the appraisement of and inspection of imports in certain cases, and for other purposes. (H.R. 200)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Whitmore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To create an additional collection district in the State of Texas, and to make the city of Sabine Pass a port of entry. (H.R. 2627)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wilkinson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the improvement of water communication between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan by the Wisconsin and Fox Rivers. (H.R. 1825)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. William Lawrence, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Washington and Cincinnati National Railroad and Telegraph Company. (H.R. 178)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wood, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the encouragement of yachting, improvement in naval architecture, cultivation of naval science, and amendatory of the act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to license yachts. (H.R. 261)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Commerce. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. A Bill To regulate the appraisement and inspection of imports in certain cases, and for other ... (H.R. 136)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered be printed. Mr. Rogers, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To grant land in aid of public schools in the State of Arkansas. (H.R. 757)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and labor, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arnell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To devote and set apart all moneys arising from the sales of public lands for five years to common schools at the South. (H.R. 2647)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arnell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To do justice to the female employees of the government, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1571)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arnell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To grant one million acres of public lands for the benefit of the public schools in the District of Columbia, and also for making an appropriation for erecting suitable and necessary school buildings ... (H.R. 992)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Burdett, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate labor contracts made with immigrants to the United States. (H.R. 659)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chaves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the legislative assemblies of the Territories of the United States to pass general acts of incorporation for educational and other purposes. (H.R. 1044)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting one million five hundred thousand acres of public lands for the support of common schools in the State of Virginia. (H.R. 2839)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Garfield, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To secure to the medical profession equal rights in the civil service of the United States. (H.R. 3069)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hamilton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To grant land in aid of public schools in the State of Florida. (H.R. 1435)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hoar, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a system of national education. Whereas the Constitution of the United States, as recently amended more completely to carry into effect the great principles for which it was ordained, has ... (H.R. 1326)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McNeely, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To abolish the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. (H.R. 1548)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McNeely, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To abolish the office of Education and the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. (H.R. 1303)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Price, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Donating the marine hospital at Natchez, Mississippi, to the State of Mississippi for educational purposes. (H.R. 1602)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Prosser, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To promote the interests of general education among the people of the United States. Whereas education generally diffused among the people of the several States and Territories is essential to the ... (H.R. 732)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Prosser, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the care and instruction of idle and truant children in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2134)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roots, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To allow the school trustees in the State of Arkansas, to enter land for school purposes, under the homestead law. (H.R. 1384)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Reported back by Mr. Hoar with amendments, ordered to be printed, and the farther consideration postponed to the second Tuesday of December next, after the morning hour. Insert the parts printed in italics. Mr. Hoar, on leave, introduced the following bill: A ... (H.R. 1326)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Reported back by Mr. Hoar with amendments, ordered to be printed, and the further consideration postponed to the second Tuesday of December next, after the morning hoar. The further consideration postponed to the third Tuesday in January next, after the morning ... (H.R. 1326)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Reported back by Mr. Hoar with amendments, ordered to be printed, and the further consideration postponed to the second Tuesday of December next, after the morning hour. Insert the parts printed in italics. Ordered to be printed with proposed amendments. A Bill ... (H.R. 1326)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Elections, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To fix the time for the election of representatives and delegates in the Congress of the United States. (H.R. 62)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Banks, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the promotion of commerce and amity between the people of the United States and of Mexico, by encouraging the citizens of the United States to aid Mexico in the development of her resources. Whereas the ... (H.R. 1557)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Banks, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the construction of a telegraph line from Europe, across the Atlantic Ocean, to the United States, and across the United States to the Pacific coast, and thence to Asia. (H.R. 3045)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buffinton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for a commission to audit all claims for damages by the steamers Alabama, Shenandoah, Florida, and Georgia, with their tenders, and for the issuing of bonds of the United States for the ... (H.R. 2714)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Farnsworth, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To charter an American and Holland Ocean Cable Company. (H.R. 1859)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fitch, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide a marine hospital and other necessary buildings at Yokohama, Japan. (H.R. 2079)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. James Brooks, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Tehuantepec Railway and Ship Canal Company. (H.R. 2381)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Johnson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Pacific Cable Company, and to facilitate and encourage telegraphic communication between California and China. (H.R. 1944)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Peters, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To increase the salary of the United States minister to China. (H.R. 889)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Reeves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the extension of telegraphic communications between the United States, the Spanish and British possessions, Mexico, and Central America. Whereas the Florida Telegraph Company, an incorporated ... (H.R. 1787)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Strakweather, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for a commission to determine the claims for damages committed upon our commerce by the steamers Alabama, Shenandoah, Florida, Georgia, and other British cruisers. Whereas, during the ... (H.R. 2817)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Willard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To facilitate telegraphic communication between the United States and Bermuda Islands. (H.R. 2118)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Freedmen's Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arnell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To facilitate the payment of bounties to colored soldiers. (H.R. 53)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Freedmen's Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arnell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To facilitate the settlement of the public lands by freedmen. (H.R. 539)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Freedmen's Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Boles, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide homesteads for the colored people of the southern States. (H.R. 1479)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed Mr. Tyner, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the circuit court of the United States in the State of Indiana to make partition of the reservation to the band of Me-shin-go-ma-sa, a Miami Indian. (H.R. 2972)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed Reported back by Mr. Van Horn as a substitute to H.R. 299, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Strike out the parts within ... (H.R. 299)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chaves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Establishing a reservation for the Coyotero Apache Indians. (H.R. 837)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chaves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Establishing a reservation for the Jicarrilia Apache Indians. (H.R. 1158)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the inhabitants of cities and towns upon lands purchased of the Great and Little Osage Indians by the treaty of twenty-ninth September, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. (H.R. 1529)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the Shawnee Indians. (H.R. 1701)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to treaties with Indian tribes. (H.R. 218)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To dispose of the Cherokee neutral lands in Kansas, to actual settlers only. (H.R. 1074)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for a commission to investigate claims arising from Indian depredations. (H.R. 774)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the removal of the Kansas tribe of Indians to the Indian Territory, and to dispose of their lands in Kansas to actual settlers only. (H.R. 773)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the removal of the Osage Indians to the Indian Territory, and to dispose of their lands in Kansas to actual settlers only. (H.R. 775)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eugene M. Wilson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of certain persons in the State of Minnesota. Whereas at the time of the outbreak of the Sioux Indians in Minnesota, in eighteen hundred and sixty-two, there were many traders who ... (H.R. 1648)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fitch, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate Indian affairs. (H.R. 1652)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Niblack, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To abolish the tribal relations of the Miami tribe of Indians, and For other purposes. (H.R. 2347)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. R. T. Van Horn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the consolidation of the Indian tribes, and to organize a system of government in the Indian territory. (H.R. 299)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sawyer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the sale of certain lands reserved for the use of the Menomonee tribe of Indians in the State of Wisconsin. (H.R. 1547)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sawyer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the sale of pine timber on certain lands reserved for for the use of the Menomonee tribe of Indians, in the State of Wisconsin, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2198)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Reported back by Mr. Shanks as a substitute to H.R. 773, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the removal of the Kansas tribe of Indians to the Indian ... (H.R. 773)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Reported back by Mr. Van Horn as a substitute to H.R. 299, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs. A Bill To provide for the consolidation of the Indian tribes, and to organize a system of government in the Indian Territory. (H.R. 299)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be. printed. Mr. Chaves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Establishing a reservation for the Mezcalero Apache Indians. (H.R. 838)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Benjamin, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To define the duties of pension agents and prescribe the manner of paying pensions. (H.R. 547)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Coburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide that no pensions be hereafter allowed, except in cases where the wounds or disabilities were contracted in actual hostile service against the public enemy. (H.R. 2604)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dyer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the various acts in relation to pensions, and to place certain militia forces on the same footing, while in actual service, as other United States troops or militia. (H.R. 942)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ela, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to the pay, bounty, and pension of soldiers having non-resident heirs, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2185)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ferris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Mary Conley. (H.R. 1198)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ferris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting a pension to Mary B. Collins. (H.R. 2479)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hoar, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the pension laws. (H.R. 717)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Jesse H. Moore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the adjustment of pension claims upon a gold basis. Whereas, on the breaking out of the war for the suppression of the late rebellion, this government entered into the most solemn ... (H.R. 937)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lawrence, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide a mode of paying pensions. (H.R. 1098)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lawrence, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide a mode of paying pensions. (H.R. 2892)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Loughridge, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for the payment of pensions in gold. (H.R. 1642)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mungen, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for a pension for James Mercer, late a private in the Seventy-first Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. (H.R. 1795)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Randall, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Creating the office of disbursing agent for pensions, and prescribing the manner of paying pensions. (H.R. 1610)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Van Wyck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To increase pensions to invalid soldiers, widows, and minor children. (H.R. 2006)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. Lawrence, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To abolish certain fees required of pensioners. (H.R. 490)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. T. Clark, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Increasing the pension of Mrs. Lizzie Mower, widow of the late Major General Joseph A. Mower, United States Army, to fifty dollars per month. (H.R. 2773)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Whittemore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the pensions of disabled officers and enlisted men. (H.R. 1132)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. Mr. Benjamin, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To define the duties ... (H.R. 547)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Manufactures, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Morrell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of American independence, by holding an international exhibition of arts, manufactures, and products of the soil and mine, in the city of ... (H.R. 1478)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Manufactures, and ordered to be printed. Reported back with amendments. Reported back with amendments, which were agreed to, ordered to be printed as adopted by the House, and print proposed amendment. A Bill To provide for celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of American independence, by holding an ... (H.R. 1478)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Manufactures, and ordered to be printed. Reported back with amendments: Strike out the parts in brackets and insert parts in italics. Mr. Morrell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of American independence, by holding an international ... (H.R. 1478)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Axtell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To relinquish the interest of the United States to certain lands in the city and county of San Francisco. (H.R. 1643)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Axtell, on leave, introduced the following- bill: A Bill To relinquish the interest of the United States to a portion of the military reservation known as the Preside, in the State of California, to the city and county of San Francisco for a public park, and ... (H.R. 2786)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Banks, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To create the office of chief veterinary surgeon of the United States army. (H.R. 13)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bennett, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Brevet Brigadier General James C. Strong. (H.R. 903)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Boles, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting relief to colored soldiers. (H.R. 755)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Boles, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the auditing, adjudicating, and payment of certain claims of certain loyal citizens of the States lately in rebellion. (H.R. 1477)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Burchard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Jesse Morrison, of Illinois. (H.R. 1480)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chaves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the payment of certain volunteer companies in the service of the United States in the war with Mexico and in the suppression of Indian disturbances in New Mexico. (H.R. 680)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Byron H. Reed. (H.R. 1391)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Conger, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the Secretary of War to survey, plat, and sell the present cemetery grounds upon the Fort Gratiot military reservation, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2723)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Degener, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the better protection of the frontiers of Texas. Whereas the troops at the disposal of the general commanding the district of Texas are entirely inadequate to the imperative duty of protecting both ... (H.R. 1979)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dyer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the further reduction of the army. (H.R. 1184)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ferris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to additional bounties. (H.R. 901)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. H. Moore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the payment of bounty to certain volunteer officers of the army who served in the late war for the suppression of the rebellion. Whereas many soldiers who enlisted into the service of ... (H.R. 499)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. S. Smith, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act approved March two, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, entitled ''An act to provide for the payment of the expenses incurred by the Territories of Oregon and Washington in the ... (H.R. 2040)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Logan, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce the army of the United States and to fix the pay thereof. (H.R. 805)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Logan, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce the army of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 806)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Loughridge, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Stratton H. Benscoter. (H.R. 2663)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Loughridge, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the equalization of bounties to soldiers. (H.R. 1695)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Loughridge, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To relieve the disabilities of certain soldiers of the Army of the United States. (H.R. 2664)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McCormick, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the acceptance of the services of volunteers from the governor of the Territory of Arizona. (H.R. 685)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mercur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal section four of the act of March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, entitled ''An act in relation to additional bounties and for other purposes,'' and for other purposes. (H.R. 467)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Negley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce the number of officers in the army of the United States. (H.R. 376)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Niblack, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To equalize the bounties of soldiers, sailors, and marines who served in the late war for the Union. (H.R. 254)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Pomeroy, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide bounties for soldiers in certain cases. (H.R. 2197)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Prosser, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the burial of deceased ex-officers and soldiers of the United States Army in the national cemeteries. (H.R. 1296)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Reeves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for the sale of land belonging to the United States, situated at Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, in the State of New York. (H.R. 2525)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. S. Garfielde, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of disabled Army officers honorable mustered out of service under section twelve of ''An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirty, ... (H.R. 2871)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sidney Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the appointment of a commissioner and the settlement of claims of citizens of Kansas. (H.R. 115)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sidney Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the settlement of the claims of the State of Kansas for services of the troops called out by the governor of that State, upon the requisition of Major General Curtis, to repel the ... (H.R. 112)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Slocum, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce the number of commissioned officers of the army, and for other purposes. (H.R. 863)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Strong, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to the examination and appointment of military and naval cadets. (H.R. 1782)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Taffe, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reimburse the State of Nebraska for expenses incurred in the defense of the State, and the suppression of Indian hostilities, in the years eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 1157)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. T. Clark, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to amend an act to establish a court for the investigation of claims against the United States,'' approved March three, eighteen hundred and sixty-three. (H.R. 2162)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. T. Clark, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reimburse the State of Texas for moneys expended in enrolling, equipping, and provisioning the ''ranger'' forces to aid the Government of the United States in protecting the frontier from ... (H.R. 2659)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back with amendments and report, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Strike out the parts within ... (H.R. 112)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted, to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Asher, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the settlement of the claims of the State of Kansas for services of the troops ... (H.R. 112)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bradford, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to tunnel claims. (H.R. 1045)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bradford, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to tunnels run for purposes of mining, also concerning mill sites and water-powers. (H.R. 2502)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Johnson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the establishment of a Bureau for Mining the precious metals, and providing for its inauguration and support. (H.R. 2609)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend ''An act granting the right of way to ditch and canal owners over the public lands, and for other purposes.'' (H.R. 562)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To define and protect the rights of miners, and to encourage the development of mines. (H.R. 2988)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining, and ordered to be printed. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Mines and Mining. Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. A Bill To amend ''An act granting the right of way to ditch and canal owners over the ... (H.R. 562)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. A. F. Stevens, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the rank of the medical staff of the navy. (H.R. 713)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Archer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To equalize the compensation of the officers of the Army and Navy of the United States. (H.R. 1952)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Archer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the pensions of the Navy and Marine Corps, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1711)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Banks, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the regulation of labor in the navy yards of the United States, and the compensation thereof. (H.R. 2468)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Boyd, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the reorganization of the navy of the United States. (H.R. 1637)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Crebs, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a permanent navy yard and depot at Mound City, Illinois. (H.R. 742)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. E. M. Wilson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce the number of officers in the navy of the United States. (H.R. 1243)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. H. Ketcham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Regulating enlistments in the navy, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1182)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ketcham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the better organization of the Medical Department of the navy of the United States. (H.R. 993)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ketcham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the better protection of the government in the purchase of supplies for the navy. (H.R. 1181)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Negley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide artificial limbs for disabled sailors and marines. (H.R. 2183)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Schenck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Supplementary to, and explanatory of, certain acts of Congress relating to officers of the navy. (H.R. 241)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Scofield, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate rank in the Navy of the United States. (H.R. 2510)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Starkweather, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the rank of staff officers of the navy, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1190)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide an advisory board and to regulate rank in the navy of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 712)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kellogg, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to the extension of patents. (H.R. 2632)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Morrell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the laws to promote the progress of the useful arts. (H.R. 1658)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Starkweather, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights.'' (H.R. 3001)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevenson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the settlement of conflicting claims to patent rights. (H.R. 466)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Axtell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of settlers upon certain lands in the State of California. (H.R. 2037)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bradford, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to confirm certain private land claims in the Territory of New Mexico.''' (H.R. 2503)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bradford, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To confirm the title of the heirs of Gerracio Nolan, deceased, to certain lands in the Territory of Colorado. (H.R. 314)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Johnson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To restore to certain parties their rights under the laws and treaties of the United States. (H.R. 2457)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. Reported back, ordered to be printed as perfected by the Committee, and recommitted. A Bill For the relief of settlers upon certain lands in the State of California. (H.R. 2037)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hopkins, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For improving the Washington canal. (H.R. 368)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McCrary, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To create the office of Government Architect, to define the duties thereof, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1311)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Potter, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To enlarge the public grounds surrounding the Capitol. (H.R. 1671)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Tanner, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Washington Market Company. (H.R. 1084)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. Mr. Tanner, on leave, introduced the following bill: A ... (H.R. 1084)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Expenditures, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Coburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing that accounts or claims which have been adjusted by the proper officers of the Treasury shall not be reopened except by law, and limiting the time for the presentation of claims and accounts, ... (H.R. 2564)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Expenditures, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McCrary, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal an act entitled ''An act to fix the times for the regular meetings of Congress,'' approved January twenty-two, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and to fix the salaries of members of ... (H.R. 2077)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Railroads and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Welker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the building of a railroad from Washington City, District of Columbia, to the Schuylkill River, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. (H.R. 916)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Railways and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. A. H. Jones, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Incorporating branches of the contemplated Southern Trans-continental Railway Company, under the name and style of the Western North Carolina Extension Railway Company. (H.R. 2122)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Railways and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Asper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the proviso of an act entitled ''An act to amend an act entitled 'An act authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River upon the military reservation at Fort Leavenworth, ... (H.R. 3027)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Railways and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Burdett, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River at Boonville, Missouri. (H.R. 2829)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Railways and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Coburn, on leave, introduced the following bill A Bill Authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Mississippi River at the city of Saint Louis, in the State of Missouri. (H.R. 1632)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Railways and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cook, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the building of a military and postal railway from Chicago, in the State of Illinois, to San Diego, in the State of California. Whereas the necessities of the general government require the ... (H.R. 935)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Railways and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ingersoll, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the building of a military and postal railway from Washington, District of Columbia, to the city of New York. (H.R. 2512)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Railways and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McGraw, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to authorize the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River Tide-water Canal Company to enter the District of Columbia,'' passed July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 982)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Railways and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roots, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Amendatory of ''An act authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Arkansas River at Little Rock,'' approved July one, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 3065)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Railways and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roots, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Arkansas River, at Little Rock, Arkansas. (H.R. 2110)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Railways and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roots, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Arkansas Valley and Rocky Mountain Railroad Company, and to grant the right of way through the public lands to the same. (H.R. 2913)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Railways and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roots, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Red River Valley, Oklahoma and Santa Fe Railroad Company. (H.R. 3028)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Railways and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Spink, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the act of the third of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, providing for the construction of certain wagon roads in the Territory of Dakota. (H.R. 1394)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Railways and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevenson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the construction of certain bridges of the Cincinnati Southern Railway. Whereas it is represented to this present Congress that Miles Greenwood, Richard M. Bishop, William Hooper, ... (H.R. 2460)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Railways and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevenson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To promote the construction of the Cincinnati and Southern Railway. Whereas it is represented to this present Congress that Miles Greenwood, Richard M. Bishop, William Hooper, Philip Heidelbach, and ... (H.R. 3023)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Railways and Canals, and ordered to be. printed. Mr. Wells, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Mississippi Valley Land and River Improvement Company. (H.R. 1308)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction and ordered to be printed. Mr. Prosser, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of certain persons therein named of their legal and political disabilities for participation in the rebellion. (H.R. 2652)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed Mr. Cox, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To relieve all persons in the United States from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and from all other disabilities under the laws ... (H.R. 1918)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed Mr. Paine, on leave, introduced the following bill. A Bill To admit the State of Georgia to representation in the Congress of the United States, and for other purposes. Whereas the people of Georgia have framed and adopted a constitution of State government which is ... (H.R. 1951)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed Mr. Whittemore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for the reassembling of the legislature of Virginia and administering the test oath to the officers and members thereof. Whereas the registered voters of Virginia were authorized, by act of ... (H.R. 693)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. A. H. Jones, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the citizens of North Carolina. Whereas many of the original secessionists and most bitter denouncers of the reconstruction acts of Congress have been relieved from all civil and ... (H.R. 1365)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arnell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Freedmen's Homestead Company. (H.R. 2970)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Barry, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To remove civil and political disabilities. (H.R. 2918)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bethune, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To relieve all persons in the insurrectionary States from all legal and political disabilities imposed on them by the fourteenth article of the Constitution of the United States or any act of Congress ... (H.R. 3019)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buckley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To remove political disabilities. (H.R. 456)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Burchard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To remove political disabilities in States ratifying and conforming their constitutions and laws to the provisions of the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States. (H.R. 1305)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cessna, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To admit the State of Mississippi to representation in the Congress of the United States. Whereas the people of Mississippi have framed and adopted a constitution of State government which is republican; ... (H.R. 1015)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clark, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To relieve certain persons, citizens of Texas, therein named, from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1866)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clinton L. Cobb, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Amending an act entitled ''An act prescribing an oath of office to be taken by persons from whom legal disabilities shall have been removed,'' approved July eleven, eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 2882)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clinton L. Cobb, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To protect loyal and peaceable citizens of the United States in the full enjoyment of their rights, persons, liberty, and property, and to enable such citizens to preserve and perpetuate the ... (H.R. 3011)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Deweese, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting universal amnesty. (H.R. 523)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To remove political disabilities of the citizens of Mississippi. (H.R. 1481)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McKenzie, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To relieve certain persons therein named from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2387)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Morrill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Changing the time for the future convening of the Congress of the United States. (H.R. 710)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Morrill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To secure greater efficiency and promptness in the discharge of official duty in the various departments of the Government. (H.R. 2877)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Paine, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the organization of a provisional government for the State of Mississippi. (H.R. 93)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Paine, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the sale of certain lots and lands of the Sea Islands of Beaufort County, South Carolina, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2289)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Payne, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To admit the State of Virginia to representation in the Congress of the United States. Whereas the President of the United States, on the sixth day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, at an election ... (H.R. 767)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. R. R. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the revenue laws, so as to relieve the people residing in what was known as the insurrectionary States. (H.R. 1372)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Randall, from the minority of the Committee of Elections, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To remove the disabilities of Jacob P. Reed, of Anderson, South Carolina, under the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States. (H.R. 338)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Shanks, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To perfect the reconstruction of the State of Georgia. (H.R. 464)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sherrod, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the removal of the political disabilities of Charles Gibson, of the State of Alabama. (H.R. 2965)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sherrod, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the removal of the political disabilities of John D. Rather, of the State of Alabama. (H.R. 2961)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sherrod, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the removal of the political disabilities of John Manasco, of the State of Alabama. (H.R. 2963)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sherrod, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the removal of the political disabilities of N. C. Alman, of the State of Alabama. (H.R. 2964)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sherrod, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the removal of the political disabilities of Thomas Morrow, of the State of Alabama. (H.R. 2962)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. T. Clark, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To relieve certain persons citizens of Texas, therein named, from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and for other ... (H.R. 2661)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. T. Clark, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To relieve certain persons, citizens of texas, therein named from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and for other ... (H.R. 2161)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. T. Clark, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To relieve certain persons, citizens of Texas, therein named from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and for other ... (H.R. 2571)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Whittemore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To admit the State of Mississippi to representation in the Congress of the United States. Whereas, the people of Mississippi have framed and adopted a constitution of State government which is ... (H.R. 1018)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Whittemore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To enforce amendments to the Constitution of the United States. (H.R. 818)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Whittemore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the manner of applying to Congress for the removal of the political disabilities imposed by the third section of the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States. (H.R. 248)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Whittemore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To remove political disabilities from certain persons. (H.R. 357)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Whittemore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To remove the legal and political disabilities of certain citizens of the State of Mississippi. (H.R. 817)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. William Lawrence, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To preserve the purity of elections and the right of free discussion in the unreconstructed States. (H.R. 380)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. William Lawrence, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To punish the crime of holding office in violation of the Constitution. (H.R. 285)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Winans, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the relief of certain persons from political disabilities. (H.R. 636)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Retrenchment, and ordered to be printed Mr. Jenckes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a department of justice. (H.R. 371)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Retrenchment, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Jenckes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the civil service of the United States. (H.R. 420)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Retrenchment, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To abolish the bureau of statistics in the Treasury Department. (H.R. 304)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Retrenchment, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. Lawrence, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a Law Department. (H.R. 379)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Retrenchment, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Welker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To discontinue the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1135)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Retrenchment, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Welker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a Department of Revenue. (H.R. 2337)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Revision of Laws, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kerr, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prescribe a uniform rule of naturalization. (H.R. 231)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Revision of Laws, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Poland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for a uniform system of naturalization. (H.R. 152)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Revision of Laws, and ordered to be printed. Mr. William Lawrence, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to trust funds. (H.R. 286)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Revision of the Laws of the United States, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Poland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to prevent smuggling, and for other purposes,'' approved July eighteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 2443)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Revision of the Laws of the United States, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Scofield, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act for the removal of causes in certain cases from State courts''. (H.R. 2555)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. R. McCormick introduced the following bill: A Bill To refund interest paid by the State of Missouri on money expended by her on account of the war for the suppression of the rebellion. (H.R. 2395)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Thomas L. Jones, on leave introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the settlement of the claims of the officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army, and of the widows and children of those who died in the service. (H.R. 2487)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions and War of 1812, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Winans, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To recognize the services, and for the benefit of the heirs, of Sergeant Major John Champe. Whereas the revolutionary services of Sergeant Major John Champe have never been suitably ... (H.R. 2646)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Palmer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Benjamin Mooers, deceased, late a lieutenant in Colonel Hazen's regiment of the revolutionary army. (H.R. 760)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals, and ordered to be printed Mr. Paine, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the organization of corporations, by general law, for the construction, maintenance, and operation of railway and telegraph lines from the seat of Government to other places in the States and ... (H.R. 2620)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cake, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Government Anthracite Railroad Company. (H.R. 341)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dockery, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Requiring a uniformity of railroad gauge in the United States. (H.R. 1121)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ingersoll, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to bridges across the Ohio river. (H.R. 188)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ingersoll, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act to authorize the construction of certain bridges, and to establish them as post roads. (H.R. 2704)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kelsey, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the building of a military and postal railway from Washington, District of Columbia, to the city of New York. (H.R. 19)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Negley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To promote commerce among the States and to cheapen the transportation of the mails and military and naval stores. (H.R. 1597)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roots, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide levees to secure the lowlands of Arkansas and Missouri from inundation, and to encourage the settlement and cultivation thereof. Whereas the Memphis and Saint Louis Railroad Company, a ... (H.R. 137)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wells, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the Norfolk, Louisville, and Saint Louis Railroad Company to construct a railroad from Norfolk, in the State of Virginia, via Louisville, Kentucky, to Saint Louis, in the State of Missouri. (H.R. 418)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. A Bill Authorizing the Norfolk, Louisville and Saint Louis Railroad Company to ... (H.R. 418)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Roads and ordered to be printed. Mr. Asper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River at or near Saint Joseph, Missouri. (H.R. 2569)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chaves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriation for a wagon road from Peralta, in the Territory of New Mexico, via the Tetilla Peak, to Tajique. (H.R. 681)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To discourage polygamy in Utah by granting the right of suffrage to the women of that Territory. (H.R. 64)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Census, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Allison, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To fix the number of representatives in the House of Representatives, and to provide for their apportionment among the several States. (H.R. 604)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Census, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Paine, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the apportionment of representatives among the several States. (H.R. 766)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Civil Service, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Jenckes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the civil service of the United States. (H.R. 1354)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Civil Service, and ordered to be printed. Reported back by Mr. Jenckes with amendments, ordered to be printed with amendments introduced in the House, and recommitted to the Committee on the Civil Service. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. Mr. Jenckes, from the ... (H.R. 1354)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Maynard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the authorities of the District of Columbia and the cities therein to issue bonds and borrow money. (H.R. 396)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Welker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide a uniform system of education for the public schools of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 377)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Williams, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the corporate authorities of the city of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, to pave and improve the streets thereof. (H.R. 1635)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judicial, and ordered to be printed Mr. Chaves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to the revision of the laws in the Territory of New Mexico and publishing the decisions of the supreme court of said Territory. (H.R. 2872)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed Mr. Hotchkiss, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reorganize the judicial districts of the State of New York. (H.R. 2910)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed Mr. Loughbridge, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for fixing the times for holding the terms of the district and circuit courts of the United States. (H.R. 1751)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed Mr. Loughridge, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Establishing the boundaries of the judicial circuits of the United States. (H.R. 762)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed Mr. Niblack, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for the appointment of clerks of the circuit and district courts, for the district of Indiana, at Evansville and New Albany, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2470)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish the eastern judicial district of Kentucky. (H.R. 2836)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Allison, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To divide the State of Iowa into two judicial districts. (H.R. 2835)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Armstrong, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to certain counties of the western judicial district of Pennsylvania. (H.R. 1768)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Armstrong, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to criminal proceedings under the internal revenue laws. (H.R. 1497)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arnell, on leave, introduced the following bill. A Bill To provide for the settlement of accounts between southern railroad corporations and the United States government, and collection of balances due from said corporations. (H.R. 1854)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Asper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To divide the State of Missouri into three judicial districts. (H.R. 2495)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. B. F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Amending the bankrupt act. (H.R. 2548)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. B. F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to testimony in United States courts, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2547)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. B. F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for means of reviewing the judgments of the circuit and district courts of the United States in criminal cases. (H.R. 1272)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. B. F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To remedy certain defects in the judicial administration of certain customs revenue laws. (H.R. 1460)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. B. F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the tenure-of-office act. (H.R. 430)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the President to accept the resignation of judges of any court of the United States. (H.R. 1605)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill; A Bill To provide for the enforcement of judgments in courts in lawful money of the United States only. (H.R. 1352)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bethune, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the payment of debts and claims due persons who resided in the insurrectionary States, or who reside there now or elsewhere, and for other purposes therein specified. (H.R. 3018)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill. A Bill To establish a Central Circuit Court of the United States at the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2391)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Extending to corporations the privileges and immunities guaranteed by the Constitution to the citizens of the respective States. (H.R. 349)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To enforce the right of citizens of the United States to vote in the several States of this Union who have hitherto been denied that right on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. (H.R. 1293)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To fix the salaries of the heads of the Executive Departments, and of the justices of the courts of the United States. (H.R. 2683)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the mode of determining the ratification of amendments to the Constitution of the United States proposed by Congress. (H.R. 915)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Boles, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to regulate the fees and costs to be allowed clerks, marshals, and attorneys of the circuit and district courts of the United States, and for other purposes,'' approved ... (H.R. 1152)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Boles, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To carry into effect certain treaty stipulations with the Choctaw nation or tribe of Indians. (H.R. 2270)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Booker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the payment of certain claims due to persons within the States lately in rebellion. (H.R. 3009)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Boyd, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to practice and proceeding in the courts of the United States. (H.R. 1463)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Boyd, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To create the southern judicial district in the State of Missouri. (H.R. 1412)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to the district courts of the United States in the State of Alabama. (H.R. 2853)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the appointment of an additional judge of the district courts of the State of Alabama, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2640)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buffinton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To enable the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company to mortgage its road and to confer certain jurisdiction upon the United States district court for district of Missouri. (H.R. 2733)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. C. C. Washburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To change the time of holding the terms of the circuit and district courts at La Crosse, in the western district of Wisconsin. (H.R. 2573)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cake, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To create the northern judicial district of Pennsylvania. (H.R. 1104)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cessna, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To increase the number of judges of the Supreme Court of the United States, and defining the jurisdiction of the courts of the United States in certain cases. Whereas, the labors of the judges of the Supreme ... (H.R. 906)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Churchill, on leave introduced the following bill: A Bill To create and establish an additional judicial district to be called the middle district of New York, and to make further provisions in relation to the courts of the United States in said State. (H.R. 468)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Churchill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act approved May thirty-one, eighteen hundred and seventy, entitled ''An act to enforce the rights of citizens of the United States to vote in the several States of this Union, and for other ... (H.R. 2550)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Churchill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act approved May thirty-one, eighteen hundred and seventy, entitled ''An act to enforce the rights of citizens of the United States to vote in the several States of this Union, and for other ... (H.R. 2634)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Churchill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To facilitate the collection of judgments in favor of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2697)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Churchill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To facilitate the collection of judgments in favor of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2908)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clark, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reorganize the judicial districts of the State of Texas. (H.R. 2060)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Coburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to the Assistant Secretaries and Assistant Postmasters General. (H.R. 2605)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Coburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the pay of the election officers appointed by the judges of the circuit courts of the United States in cities having upward of twenty thousand inhabitants. (H.R. 2603)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Conner, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the trade and commerce between the several States and Territories of the United States. Whereas the unjust, illiberal, and unconstitutional practice of imposing restrictions upon trade between ... (H.R. 1865)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Davis, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the judicial system of the United States. (H.R. 156)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Davis, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To define vacancies in office, and to provide for filling the same, and to regulate resignations of office. (H.R. 359)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Davis, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a uniform system of naturalization and to regulate proceedings under the same. (H.R. 423)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Davis, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish the salaries of certain officers and to reduce the expenses of their offices, and to amend the laws in respect thereto. (H.R. 273)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eldridge, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To change the terms of the circuit and district courts of the United States for the district of Wisconsin. (H.R. 1583)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Finkelnburg, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a uniform system of naturalization and to regulate proceedings under the same. (H.R. 437)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fitch, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate proceedings for the naturalization of aliens. (H.R. 121)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to settle and pay the accounts of J. H. Viser, clerk of the United States district court for the northern district of Mississippi. (H.R. 2070)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal an act entitled ''An act to prescribe an oath of office, and for other purposes.'' (H.R. 1627)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Harvey, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal an act entitled ''An act for the removal of causes in certain cases from State courts,'' approved July twenty-seven, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and the act amendatory thereof, approved March ... (H.R. 2762)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ingersoll, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to restrict the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims, and to provide for the payment of certain demands for quartermaster's stores and subsistence supplies furnished to ... (H.R. 2867)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ingersoll, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To divide the State of Illinois into three judicial districts, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2935)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Jenckes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish an uniform rule of naturalization throughout the United States. (H.R. 488)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Jenckes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent and punish bribery and corrupt practices in the elections of members of the House of Representatives in the Congress of the United States. (H.R. 2549)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Johnson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To divide California into two judicial districts. (H.R. 1442)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Judd, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of shipbuilders and material men, and to provide a speedy remedy for the collection of claims against domestic ships and vessels. (H.R. 1452)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relative to lands sold for non-payment of federal taxes or under the judgment or decree of the courts of the United States. (H.R. 65)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the naturalization laws of the United States. (H.R. 185)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To create a Department of Home Affairs; to provide for the enforcement of the civil law in the Indian country; the consolidation, civilization, government, and citizenship of the Indians, and for other ... (H.R. 422)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kerr, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To confer concurrent jurisdiction on the courts of the several States in certain admiralty and maritime causes. (H.R. 1215)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kerr, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent and punish frauds in the making and auditing of certain claims against the government. (H.R. 1374)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kerr, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate and limit the admiralty jurisdiction of the district courts of the United States in certain cases. (H.R. 229)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kerr, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the times and places for holding the courts of the United States in the district of Indiana, and for other purposes. (H.R. 230)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. L. A. Sheldon, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Union Life Association of the United States. (H.R. 2724)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lawrence, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Declaratory of the rights of citizens residing at any national asylum for disabled volunteer soldiers. Whereas citizens of the United States, being disabled volunteers of the United States Army, resident ... (H.R. 2680)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Loughbridge, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Giving additional representation to certain States in the House of Representatives. (H.R. 2873)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Marshall, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the compensation of grand and petit jurors in the circuit and district courts of the United States. (H.R. 936)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Maynard, on leave, introduced the following bill. A Bill To regulate the bringing of certain suits in the Court of Claims. (H.R. 1684)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Maynard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of purchasers of land sold for direct taxes in the insurrectionary States. (H.R. 2393)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Maynard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To fix the compensation of the clerk of the supreme court of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2753)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McCrary, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend section thirty-four of an act entitled ''An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States,'' approved September twenty-four, seventeen hundred and eighty-nine. (H.R. 2150)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McCrary, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for a stay of execution in certain cases. (H.R. 1265)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McKenzie, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To protect United States officers in the discharge of their duties. (H.R. 3008)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McNeely, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a uniform system of naturalization, to regulate proceedings under the same, and for other purposes. (H.R. 544)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mercur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the collection of debts due from southern railroad corporations, and for other purposes. (H.R. 996)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Morey, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prescribe an oath of office, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2937)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mungen, on leave introduced the following bill: A Bill Concerning divorces in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1794)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Niblack, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing district courts to be held at the cities of Evansville and New Albany, in the State of Indiana. (H.R. 187)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Niblack, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal an act entitled ''An act to enforce the right of citizens of the United States to vote in the several States of this Union, and for other purposes,'' approved May thirty-one, eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 2471)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Orth, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To give effect to certain acts granting bounty money for the destruction of enemy's ships of war. (H.R. 2654)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Paine, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To confer upon the district courts of the United States jurisdiction of certain actions against vessels engaged in the coasting trade. (H.R. 1543)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Peters, on leave introduced the following bill: A Bill In regard to the discharge of poor convicts. (H.R. 1969)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Peters, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal an act approved January twenty-second, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, which provides for an additional session of Congress. (H.R. 890)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Poland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Allowing the defendant in criminal cases to testify. (H.R. 11)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Poland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act approved June twenty-five, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, entitled ''An act to provide for appeals from the Court of Claims, and for other purposes.'' (H.R. 3037)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Poland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the judicial system of the United States. (H.R. 10)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Pomeroy, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Amendatory of an act entitled ''An act for the removal of causes in certain cases from State courts.'' (H.R. 673)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Porter, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John R. Holland. (H.R. 1118)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Pratt, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To define the jurisdiction of United States courts. (H.R. 1789)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Prosser, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend and construe an act entitled ''An act to protect all persons in their civil rights and furnish the means of their vindication,'' passed April ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 541)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Prosser, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To define the jurisdiction and duties of United States Commissioners. (H.R. 575)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Prosser, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prescribe the manner of holding elections for President, Vice President, and Representatives in Congress, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2750)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Prosser, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To preserve the peace in the several States and Territories of this Union. (H.R. 3024)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. R. R. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To declare all acts done by any legislative, executive, or judicial officer, laboring under the disabilities imposed by the third section of the fourteenth article of the Constitution, null and void. ... (H.R. 827)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Rogers, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the joint resolution approved March two, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, prohibiting the payment of claims to certain persons therein named. (H.R. 1742)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roots, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing terms of United States district court to be held at Helena, Arkansas. (H.R. 1582)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To enforce the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States. (H.R. 1815)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prohibit contracts for servile labor. (H.R. 2168)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal an act entitled ''An act to fix the times for the regular meetings of Congress,'' approved January twenty-two, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. (H.R. 2151)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To restore to the judges of the United States district courts in California, Oregon, and Nevada the right to appoint the clerks of those courts, respectively. (H.R. 102)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Schenck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To protect the political rights of persons in places purchased within the States. (H.R. 1867)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Schenck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To protect the political rights of persons in places purchased within the States. (H.R. 1887)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Scoffield on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To equalize the salaries of the district judges of the district courts of the United States for the eastern and western districts of Pennsylvania. (H.R. 1675)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Shanks, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Directing all writs and processes issuing from United States courts to be in the name of ''the people of the United States of America.'' (H.R. 1216)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Spink, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Changing and modifying the compensation of United States attorneys, marshals, and clerks of the several Territories of the United States. (H.R. 1532)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Starkweather, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent prize fighting. (H.R. 1496)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevenson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To preserve the public faith, and protect rights under the laws and treaties of the United States. (H.R. 2389)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevenson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for expenses of district judges. (H.R. 2968)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stone, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate appeals or writs of error from the supreme court of the District of Columbia, to the Supreme Court of the United States. (H.R. 1920)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stoughton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for holding terms of the United States circuit and district courts for the western district of Michigan, at Kalamazoo, in said State. (H.R. 209)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Strader, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to the captures made by the United States gunboats Conestoga, Lexington, and A. O. Tyler, in the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers, April and May, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (H.R. 1567)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Strickland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To divide the State of Michigan into three judicial districts, and to establish the northern district of Michigan. (H.R. 1249)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Strickland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the holding of additional terms of the district and circuit courts of the United States, in the State of Michigan, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1937)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Strickland, on leave, introduced, the following bill: A Bill To divide the State of Michigan into three judicial districts, and to establish the northern district of Michigan. (H.R. 487)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Strong, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To fix the time for the election and provide for the apportionment of Representatives and Delegates in the Congress of the United States. (H.R. 2682)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Tanner, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reorganize the judicial districts of the State of New York. (H.R. 1200)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Van Horn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for holding terms of the United States district court for the western district of Missouri, at the city of Kansas, in said State. (H.R. 657)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W T. Clark, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To divide the State of Texas into two.judicial districts. (H.R. 2774)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. J. Smith, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the purpose of extending the time in which lands sold at United States tax sale at Memphis, Tennessee, may be redeemed. (H.R. 2894)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. J. Smith, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate prosecutions and penalties. (H.R. 2875)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. T. Clark, on leave introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to the supreme court of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2195)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ward, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To detect and punish frauds committed at elections for representatives and delegates in Congress, and electors for President and Vice-President of the United States. (H.R. 2068)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Whitmore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Newton Knight and others, citizens of Mississippi, therein named. (H.R. 2775)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Whittemore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for the taking of certain oaths or affirmations, the penalties for perjury, and the jurisdiction of the courts over all offenses committed against this act. (H.R. 816)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. William J. Smith, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To divide the State of Tennessee into two judicial districts. (H.R. 1573)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Winans, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To divide the State of Ohio into three judicial districts, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1029)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Witcher, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to change and define the boundaries of the eastern and western judicial districts of Virginia, and to alter the names of said districts, and for other purposes,'' passed ... (H.R. 1948)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Woodward, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act for the removal of causes in certain cases from State courts,'' approved July twenty-seven, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and an act amendatory thereof, approved March ... (H.R. 2058)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Woodward, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the drawing and summoning of jurors in the district and circuit courts of the United States. (H.R. 3032)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Reported back with amendments, accompanied by a report, (report No. 66,) ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. Mr. B. F. Butler, on leave, introduced the ... (H.R. 1460)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Reported back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Amendment In the nature of a substitute to the bill (H.R. 1290) to enforce the right of citizens of the United States to vote in ... (H.R. 1293)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted. Mr. Churchill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the fees of attorneys, solicitors, and proctors, and of clerks in the circuit and district courts of the United States. (H.R. 1247)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To fix the point of junction of the Union Pacific Railroad Company and the Central Pacific Railroad Company. (H.R. 1294)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Boles, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, in the State of Missouri, to the boundary line between the United States ... (H.R. 201)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Boles, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Indian Territory, Gulph and Pacific Railway Company, and to enable the same to construct certain railroads and branches, so as to give transit by rail through that Territory on equal ... (H.R. 1579)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Boyd, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the States of Missouri and Arkansas to the Pacific coast, by the southern route,'' ... (H.R. 940)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To grant the right of way to the Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad Company to the Pacific Ocean, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1845)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cavanaugh, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Incorporating the Cheyenne, Iron Mountain and Helena Railroad Company, and granting public lands in the Territories of Wyoming and Montana to aid in the construction thereof. (H.R. 2784)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cavanaugh, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Incorporating the Cheyenne, Iron Mountain and Helena Railroad Company, and granting public lands in the Territories of Wyoming and Montana to aid in the construction thereof. (H.R. 2837)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chaves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relative to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company. (H.R. 1888)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Kansas, Indian Territory and Gulf Railway Company, and to enable the Missouri River, Fort Scott and Gulf, and the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad Companies, to unite ... (H.R. 1390)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company. (H.R. 846)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McKenzie, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Incorporating the Southern Trans-continental Railway Company, and granting the right of way and lands in aid of its construction. (H.R. 1620)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Palmer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River. (H.R. 1227)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Perce, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line across the Territories of New Mexico and Arizona. (H.R. 1613)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Randall, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend ''joint resolution authorizing the Northern Pacific Railroad Company to issue its bonds for the construction of its road and to secure the same by mortgage, and for other purposes,'' ... (H.R. 2186)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roots, on leave, introduced the following bill. A Bill To incorporate the Texas Pacific Railroad and aid in the construction of its road, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2048)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roots, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Mississippi River and Great Southwestern Railroad Company, and to aid in the construction of its road. (H.R. 2364)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Van Horn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To aid in the construction of a narrow-gauge mountain railway and telegraph line from a point on the Union Pacific railroad, at or near Echo City, to the mouth of Cottonwood Canyon, in the Territory ... (H.R. 2291)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Voorhees, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize and aid the Kansas Pacific Railway Company to extend and construct its railroad and telegraph line to El Paso, in New Mexico. (H.R. 1036)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wheeler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Columbia River to Great Salt Lake. (H.R. 1837)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate ... (H.R. 1390)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Reported back with an amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Insert the parts in italics. Mr. Palmer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the construction of a bridge across the ... (H.R. 1227)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, an ordered to be printed. Mr. Potter, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To abolish the franking privilege and to provide for the transmission of official documents and other public matter. (H.R. 2442)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arnell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish certain post roads in the State of Tennessee. (H.R. 289)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Banks, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To promote postal and commercial intercourse between the port of Cedar Keys, in Florida, and Havana, in Cuba. (H.R. 2171)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In addition to and amendatory of the laws, relating to the rates of postage and to the Post Office Department. (H.R. 1165)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Conger, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish certain post roads in the State of Michigan. (H.R. 1640)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cox, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide additional mail service to Brazil, in consideration of increased income from duties, and so forth. (H.R. 3039)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide additional commercial and postal facilities in the port of New York. (H.R. 1197)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Farnsworth, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To abolish the franking privilege and to provide postage stamps and stamped envelopes for the payment of postage on official correspondence and other public matter. (H.R. 608)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Farnsworth, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To extend the money-order system to the branch post offices or stations in large cities, and for other purposes. (H.R. 965)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Farnsworth, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent and punish certain abuses of the post office establishment, and for other purposes. (H.R. 807)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Abolishing the franking privilege. (H.R. 431)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the Postmaster General to issue one-cent ''correspondence'' or ''post cards.'' (H.R. 2553)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to provide for an American line of mail and emigrant passenger steamships between New York and one or more European ports,'' approved July twenty-seventh, ... (H.R. 257)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wells, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Requiring railroad companies to receive and deliver mails. (H.R. 2528)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. Mr. Farnsworth, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to the Post Office Department. (H.R. 1860)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Changing the limits of certain land districts in Kansas. (H.R. 677)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Amendatory of an act entitled ''An act to quiet land titles in California.,'' approved July twenty-three, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 2448)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed Mr. Johnson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Defining swamp lands. (H.R. 2675)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To close the land system in certain States. (H.R. 60)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent the further sale of the public lands of the United States, except as provided for in the pre-emption and homestead laws, and the laws for disposing of town sites and mineral lands. (H.R. 58)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed Mr. W. H. Hooper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of inhabitants of cities and towns in the Territories of New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. (H.R. 127)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed Reported back by Mr. Julian with an amendment; further amendments proposed. Ordered, That the bill and amendments be printed, the further consideration postponed until the third Wednesday of December next, and made a special order for that day. The further ... (H.R. 1450)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Amasa Cobb, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To grant certain islands to the State of Wisconsin as swamp lands, and for other purposes. (H.R. 674)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arnell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To re-grant certain public lands in the State of Alabama to the Nashville and Decatur railroad. (H.R. 383)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Asper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To extend the provisions of ''An act to enable the State of Arkansas and other States to reclaim the swamp lands within their limits'' to Minnesota and Oregon, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1687)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Axtell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of settlers upon the public lands in California. (H.R. 2674)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Axtell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To aid in the construction of a railroad from Wilmington, in the State of California, to Wickenberg, in the Territory, of Arizona. (H.R. 2574)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ayer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands in aid of the construction of the New York and Norfolk air-line railroad. (H.R. 2011)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Barry, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to the Memphis, Holly Spring's, Okolona and Selma Railroad Company. (H.R. 2388)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Boles, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands and the right of way in Missouri and Arkansas to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line along or near the thirty-sixth parallel of north latitude, from the Mississippi ... (H.R. 977)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bradford, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Elbridge Gerry. (H.R. 1703)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bradford, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the inhabitants of the cities of Black Hawk, Central City, and Georgetown, in the Territory of Colorado, and for other purposes. (H.R. 227)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bradford, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands and the right of way to the Denver, Pueblo, and Santa Fe Railroad and Telegraph Company. (H.R. 225)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bradford, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Arkansas Valley Railroad Company, and for other purposes. (H.R. 226)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bradford, on leave, introduced the following bill; A Bill In relation to salaries of the registers and receivers of certain land offices. (H.R. 1320)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of bona fide settlers under the homestead law in the Saint Stephen's district, State of Alabama. (H.R. 1560)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting public lands to the New Orleans and Selma railroad, and Immigration Association, for the purpose of aiding in the construction of railroads, to promote immigration and secure homesteads in the ... (H.R. 2368)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. C. C. Washburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making a grant of land to the State of Wisconsin in alternate sections to aid in the construction of a railroad from Augusta, Wisconsin, via Chippewa Falls to Superior City, on Lake Superior. (H.R. 1941)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chaves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Donating ten sections of public land to Frederick Burkner, Adolphe Lea, Fabian Gonzales, and their associates, for their services in having constructed large reservoirs for the preservation of water on ... (H.R. 1161)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chaves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Donating ten sections of public land to John Martin, for services in demonstrating the practicability of obtaining water on the Jornada del Muerto, a desert, in New Mexico. Whereas John Martin, a citizen ... (H.R. 684)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chaves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to the Ralston City and Gila River Railroad Company of New Mexico. (H.R. 2107)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chaves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting the right of way and lands to the Pecos and Placer Mining and Ditch Company of New Mexico. (H.R. 1530)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chaves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Incorporating the Rio Grande Bridge Company in the Territory of New Mexico, and granting lands to aid in the construction of bridges across the Rio Grande in said Territory, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2625)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chaves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To expedite the survey of certain lands. (H.R. 1593)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Amendatory of acts granting land in aid of the construction of railroads. (H.R. 1700)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For a grant of land to the Junction City, Solomon Valley and Denver City Railroad Company, and for the disposal of said lands to actual settlers. (H.R. 882)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For a grant of lands to the Preston, Salina and Denver Railroad Company, and for the disposal of said lands to actual settlers. (H.R. 2274)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For a grant of lands to the Republican Valley Railroad and Telegraph Company, and for the disposal of said lands to actual settlers. (H.R. 580)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to the State of Kansas to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Fort Scott, Kansas, in the direction of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and to dispose of the lands granted to ... (H.R. 1756)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting Pine Island, in Charlotte's Harbor, Florida, to the South Florida Horticultural Company. (H.R. 1702)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act for a grant of lands to the State of Kansas, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of certain railroads and telegraphs in said State.'' (H.R. 1075)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act for a grant of lands to the State of Kansas, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of certain railroads and telegraphs in said State.'' (H.R. 1946)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To extend the pre-emption and homestead laws of the United States over certain lands, and for other purposes. (H.R. 775)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To grant the right of way through the public lands to the Junction City, Solomon Valley and Denver Railway Company, and for other purposes. (H.R. 966)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Craves, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting land to aid in the construction of wagon roads in the Territory of New Mexico. (H.R. 1592)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Crebs, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To extend the provisions of the tenth section of the act approved July seventeen, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, entitled ''An act to define the pay and emoluments of certain officers of the Army, and for ... (H.R. 2610)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Pacific Submarine Telegraph Company, and to facilitate telegraphic communication between America and Asia. (H.R. 1778)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dickinson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relinquishing whatever title may remain in the United States to a certain parcel of ground in Fremont, Ohio, to the corporation of Fremont. (H.R. 1545)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dyer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting the public lands in the State of Missouri, remaining unsold on the first day of January, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-one, to that State for educational purposes. (H.R. 1306)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. E. M. Wilson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands in the State of Minnesota for constructing a railroad from Lake Superior to Vermillion Lake in said State. (H.R. 1872)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. E. M. Wilson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To enable soldiers and marines to pre-empt lands at the minimum price on the alternate reserved sections within railroad grants. (H.R. 2677)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. E. M. Wilson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To make a grant of lands to the State of Minnesota to aid in the construction of a railroad from Saint Cloud, via the Sauk River Valley, to some point on the western boundary of the State. (H.R. 1155)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ela, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting public lands to the State of New Hampshire to aid in the construction of the Concord and Rochester railroad to the amount of forty sections per mile. (H.R. 2184)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ferry, on leave, introduced the following bill. A Bill Donating for school purposes a certain lot of land with the building thereon erected, known as the Old Indian Dormitory, in the village of Mackinac, Michigan. (H.R. 1224)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ferry, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Ceding certain land in the village of Mackinaw, Michigan, to E A. Franks. (H.R. 2901)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fitch, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Central Pacific railroad, in the State of Nevada, to the city of Hamilton, in the State of Nevada. (H.R. 2401)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fitch, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Central Pacific railroad, in the State of Nevada, to the Colorado River. (H.R. 1650)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fitch, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of the Oregon Branch Pacific railroad, and to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Portland to Astoria and McMinville, in the State of ... (H.R. 1877)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fitch, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to the State of Nevada to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the town of Elko, in the county of Lander, to the Colorado river. (H.R. 311)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fitch, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the California and Oregon railroad to the Central Pacific railroad. (H.R. 1649)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fitch, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To aid in the construction of the Oregon Branch Pacific railroad. (H.R. 1590)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fitch, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Muddy River Canal Company, and for a grant of land to aid in the construction of a canal for irrigation and other purposes, in the State of Nevada. (H.R. 2078)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Garfield, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Columbia River to Puget Sound. (H.R. 1191)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Garfielde, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To abolish the reservation at Port Angelos, Washington Territory. (H.R. 1317)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Garfielde, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To create a new land district in the Territory of Washington. (H.R. 1237)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Garfielde, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To donate the military reservation at Fort Steilacoom to the Territory of Washington, for the use of the insane asylum. (H.R. 1238)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hamilton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Extending the limitations of the grants of land made to the State of Florida in aid of certain lines of railroad. (H.R. 1746)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hamilton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting land in aid of the Suwanee and Inland Railroad Company, in the State of Florida. (H.R. 1747)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hamilton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting land to aid in the construction of the Suwanee and Inland railroad in the State of Florida. (H.R. 2399)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hamilton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to aid in perfecting an inland passage and navigation from the Saint John's River to Cedar Keys, Florida. (H.R. 1745)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hamilton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To create an additional land district in the State of Florida. (H.R. 2856)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hawley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the withdrawal of the public lands from sale, and for the manner in which they may be disposed of under the homestead and pre-emption laws. (H.R. 2763)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hays, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting public lands in alternate sections to the State of Alabama to aid in the construction of the Selma and Gulf railroad. (H.R. 1624)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Heaton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Incorporating the Southern Trans-continental Railway Company and granting the right of way and lands in aid of its construction. (H.R. 1283)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hopkins, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To grant lands to aid in the construction of a railroad from the Mississippi river to Yancton, on the Missouri river, and to amend an act entitled ''An act for a grant of lands to the State of Iowa, in ... (H.R. 99)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hopkins, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To revive certain grants of land to the State of Alabama. (H.R. 98)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ingersoll, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to homestead entries by parties who served in the Army or Navy of the United States during the rebellion. (H.R. 2845)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. H. Moore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of settlers upon the public lands and claimants under existing laws who have rendered service in the Army or Navy of the United States. (H.R. 2705)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. S. Smith, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To extend to the mouth of the Columbia river the land grant heretofore made for a railroad in Oregon. (H.R. 263)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. T. Wilson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To cede to the State of Ohio the unsold lands in the Virginia military district in said State. (H.R. 175)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Johnson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting land to aid in the construction of a railroad from a point on tide-water, at or near the mouth of the Noyo River, in Mendocino County, State of California, to Round Valley, in said county and ... (H.R. 2172)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Johnson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to the State of California to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the city of Vallejo to Humboldt Bay, in the State of California. (H.R. 1323)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Johnson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to the State of California, to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the town of Vallejo to Humboldt Bay, in the State of California. (H.R. 1312)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Johnson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting the right of way and lands to the Sacramento Drainage, Irrigation, and Navigation Company, for the purpose of reclaiming waste lands in California. (H.R. 1527)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Johnson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting the right of way and lands to the Sacramento Irrigation and Navigation Company. (H.R. 1584)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Johnson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To grant land to the Sierra Iron Company. (H.R. 1585)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Johnson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To grant the right of pre-emption to certain settlers on certain lands in the State of California. (H.R. 2153)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Judd, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To grant to the German Colonization Company of Colfax, Fremont County, Colorado Territory, forty thousand acres of unsurveyed and unoccupied public lands in Fremont County, Colorado Territory. (H.R. 964)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill. A Bill To declare forfeited to the United States certain lands granted to the State of Louisana to aid in constructing a railroad therein. (H.R. 291)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Amendatory of the act entitled ''An act to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain,'' approved May twenty, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and of the acts amendatory thereof, approved ... (H.R. 61)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Declaring the lands constituting the Fort Jessup military reservation in the State of Louisiana subject to homestead entry and settlement. (H.R. 63)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Defining swamp and overflowed lands. (H.R. 1450)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For extending the land laws of the United States over the Territory of Alaska. (H.R. 1657)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the disposal of coal lands and other mineral lands in the public domain. (H.R. 2827)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the protection of settlers on the public lands of the United States. (H.R. 1707)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the sale of the Hot Springs reservation in Arkansas. Whereas the public reservation known as the Hot Springs reservation, in the State of Arkansas, is now held and occupied without color of title by ... (H.R. 69)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to entries under the homestead laws by parties who served in the Army or Navy of the United States for ninety days during the rebellion. (H.R. 2681)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Supplementary to an act approved no the thirtieth May, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, entitled ''An act to reduce the expenses of the survey and sale of public lands of the United States.'' (H.R. 2268)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend section twenty-five of an act entitled ''An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for other purposes,'' ... (H.R. 2655)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To confirm to J. M. Hutchings and J. C. Lamon their pre-emption claims in the Yosemite valley, in the State of California. Whereas the government of the United States did, by act of Congress approved June ... (H.R. 184)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To confirm to J. M. Hutchings and J. C. Lamons their pre-emption claims in the Yosemite valley, in the State of California. Whereas the government of the United States did, by act of Congress approved ... (H.R. 184)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To extend the provisions of the homestead act to the orphan children of deceased soldiers who are under the age of twenty-one years. (H.R. 59)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To forbid the conveyance of Indian reservations by treaty to any other grantee than the United States. Whereas sundry treaties between the United States and different Indian tribes have heretofore been ... (H.R. 66)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent the further sale of the public lands in the Territory of Dakota except as provided for in the pre-emption and homestead laws, and the laws for disposing of town sites, and mineral lands. (H.R. 1686)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Julian, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal an act entitled ''An act to confirm the grant of certain lands to Jose Domingues, in California,'' approved June twelve, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 2026)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kellog, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Resuming the lands granted to the States of Arkansas and Missouri to aid in the building of a railroad from a point on the Mississippi River, opposite the mouth of the Ohio River, via Little Rock, to the ... (H.R. 900)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Logan, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Irish Colonization Association. Whereas it is of the utmost importance to the welfare and prosperity of the country that the surplus and unemployed population of the eastern and seaboard ... (H.R. 1663)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McCormick, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To aid in the construction of the Cape Girardeau and State Line railroad in the State of Missouri. (H.R. 1515)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McCormick, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To make the Territory of Arizona a separate surveying district, and to establish the office of surveyor general therein. (H.R. 686)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McKee, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to the Memphis and New Orleans Levee and Railroad Company. (H.R. 1791)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McKee, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the fifth section of an act entitled ''An act donating public lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts,'' ... (H.R. 1792)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Niblack, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the award to the Vincennes University of certain vacant and abandoned lands in Knox County, Indiana. Whereas it is alleged that there are certain parcels of abandoned lands in Knox County, ... (H.R. 2163)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Paine, on leave introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the construction of a railway and telegraph line from Denver, in the Territory of Colorado, by way of Santa Fe to Albuquerque, in the Territory of New Mexico, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2522)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Paine, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to the State of Wisconsin to aid in the construction of a railroad from Milwaukee to Lake Superior, via Green Bay, Wisconsin. (H.R. 2463)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Palmer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To confirm the title to certain lands on the Fort Kearney military reservation in Fremont County, Iowa. Whereas the following described entries at the Council Bluffs land district, in the State of Iowa, ... (H.R. 2196)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Pomeroy on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the settlers on certain lands in the State of Iowa. (H.R. 872)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Pomeroy, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the President of the United States to ascertain the value of certain lands in the State of Iowa, north of the Raccoon Fork of the Des Moines River, held by settlers under the pre-emption and ... (H.R. 3061)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Rogers, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to enable the State of Arkansas and other States to reclaim the swamp and overflowed lands within their limits,'' approved September twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 1085)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roots, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands and the right of way in Missouri and Arkansas to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line along or near the thirty-sixth parallel of north latitude, from the Mississippi ... (H.R. 2031)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roots, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting Lands to the Kansas City and Memphis Railroad Company. (H.R. 1690)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roots, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act making a grant of lands in alternate sections to aid in the construction and extension of the Iron Mountain railroad, from Pilot Knob, in the State of Missouri, to Helena, ... (H.R. 1434)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roots, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to extend the time for the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad Company to complete the first section of twenty miles of said road,'' approved April ten, eighteen hundred ... (H.R. 1069)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. S. Garfielde, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In regard to homesteads on public lands. (H.R. 2990)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. S. Garfielde, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To extend the benefits of the donation law of September twenty seven, eighteen hundred and fifty, to certain persons. (H.R. 2989)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. S. Garfielde, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To grant lands to Washington Territory, to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line in said Territory. (H.R. 2624)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill A Bill For the sale of certain lands in the State of California. (H.R. 498)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Amendatory of an act entitled ''An act to quiet land titles in California,'' approved July twenty-three, eighteen hundred and sixty-six: (H.R. 2448)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Amendatory of the pre-emption laws. (H.R. 2427)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the selection of lands for school purposes on double minimum lands in lieu of school sections on such lands taken for pre-emption or other purposes. (H.R. 101)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the transfer of valid pre-emption claims to actual settlers. (H.R. 2426)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sarg