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Bills and Resolutions, House of Representatives, 42nd Congress

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Amendment Proposed by Mr. Morrill, of Maine, to the amendment of Mr. Edmunds, viz: (H.R. 2991)

Amendment Proposed by Mr. Randall, viz: Add to Mr. Hale's amendment the following: Amendment Proposed by Mr. Banks, viz: Amendment Proposed by Mr. James A. Garfield, viz: Strike out all after "decide" in line 6, and insert the following: (H.R. 3010)

Amendments of the Senate to the bill (H R. 1192) making appropriations far the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and far fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the year ending June 30, 1873, and for other purposes.-Ordered to be printed. The Committee on Appropriations, to whom the bill (H.R. 1192) ... (H.R. 1192)

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Austin Blair, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the benefit of the Louisville and Bardstown Turnpike Company. (H.R. 1939)

Considered as in Committee of the Whole, amended, and ordered to be printed as amended. Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act Relating to proposals and contracts for transportation of the mails, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1930)

The House non-concur in the amendments of the Senate, and ask for a committee of conference thereon. Ordered, That the bill be printed with Senate amendments. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the better security of life on board of vessels propelled in ... (H.R. 2116)

Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Marshall, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the owners of the steamer Clara Dolson. (H.R. 4067)

Mr. Harlan, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 1535) to abolish the tribal relations of the Miami Indians, and for other purposes, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 1535)

Mr. Sawyer, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was recommitted the bill (H.R. 2247) giving the approval and sanction of Congress to the termini and route of the Anacostia and Potomac River Railroad, and to regulate its construction and operation, reported it with the following amendments. Amendments. Strike out all after the ... (H.R. 2247)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 555) for the relief of sufferers by fire at Chicago, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (H.R. 555)

Mr. Wright, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was recommitted the bill (H.R. 555) for the relief of sufferers by fire at Chicago, reported it with an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (H.R. 555)

Mr. Wright, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 555) for the relief of sufferers by fire at Chicago, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (H.R. 555)

On the second reading, morning hour expired. Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Maynard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the internal-revenue laws. (H.R. 2368)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on Banking and Currency. Mr. Samuel Hooper, from the Committee on Banking and Currency, reported the following bill: A Bill To prohibit the issue of unauthorized circulation. (H.R. 3713)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury Department. Mr. Lynch, from the Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury Department, reported the following bill: A Bill To relieve Francis E. Spinner, Treasurer of the United States. (H.R. 3250)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Mr. Packard, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To enforce the stipulations of the convention with Venezuela, of April twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and the payment of adjudicated claims. (H.R. 3252)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Mr. Wood, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the Attorney-General to examine into the claims of certain insurance companies for losses, and so forth. (H.R. 3132)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Coburn, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the Secretary of War to ascertain the amount of expense incurred by the territorial authorities of Dakota for arms, equipments, military stores, supplies, and all other ... (H.R. 3499)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on Mines and Mining. Amendment Reported by Mr. Alcorn to the bill (H.R. 1016) to promote the development of the mining resources of the United States, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 1016)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on the Territories. Amendment Reported by Mr. Shoemaker, from the Committee on the Territories, in the nature of a substitute, to the bill (H.R. 2473) granting the right of way through the public lands, for the construction of a railroad and telegraph line, to the Utah, Idaho and Montana ... (H.R. 2473)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted. Amendment In the nature of a substitute, reported by Mr. Shanks, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to the bill (H.R. 183) to authorize the circuit court of the United States for the district of Indiana to make partition of the reservation to Me-shin-go-me-sia, a Miami Indian, viz: Strike out all after the ... (H.R. 183)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted. Mr. Banks, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill Concerning the balance of the Chinese indemnity fund. (H.R. 2849)

Ordered to be printed and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Amendments Proposed by Mr. Negley to a bill (H.R. 654) to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the better security of life on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam," approved February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 654)

Ordered to be printed for the use of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. A Bill To establish a consular service for the United States of America, and to amend and consolidate sundry acts of Congress relating to the powers of consular officers. (H.R. 4073)

Ordered to be printed with Senate amendments. Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. An Act To authorize the construction of [six] ten steam vessels of war, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3010)

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-three, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1191)

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 payment of additional clerks and messengers in the Pension Office, and for other purposes. (H.R. 19)

Ordered to be printed with Senate amendments. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. An Act To authorize the appointment of shipping-commissioners by the several circuit courts of the United States to superintend the shipping and discharge of seamen engaged in merchant ships belonging to the United States, and for ... (H.R. 2044)

Ordered to be printed with Senate amendments. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Relating to proposals and contracts for transportation of the mails, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1930)

Ordered to be printed with Senate amendments. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To revise, consolidate, and amend the laws relating to pensions. (H.R. 2312)

Ordered to be printed with the amendments of the House of Representatives, viz: Strike out the parts underscored, and insert the parts printed in small capitals. Note.--Bill as passed the House of Representatives printed in roman type. Amended by the Senate as follows, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts printed in ... (H.R. 2989)

Ordered to be printed with the Senate amendments: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. An Act To revise, consolidate, and amend the laws relating to pensions. (H.R. 2312)

Ordered to be printed. A Bill For the further reduction of taxes and the encouragement of commerce. (H.R. 2322)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment In the nature of a substitute intended to be proposed by Mr. Shoemaker to the bill (H.R. 2117) to secure the public lands to actual settlers. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 2117)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment In the nature of a substitute to be proposed by Mr. Willard to the bill (H.R. 320) to enforce the provisions of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 320)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. B. F. Butler to the bill (H.R. 243,) for the apportionment of Representatives to Congress among the several States according to the ninth census. (H.R. 243)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Holman to the bill (H.R. 2117) to secure the public lands to actual settlers, viz: (H.R. 2117)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. James A. Garfield to the bill (H.R. 1070) making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, when next in Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union: (H.R. 1070)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Kerr to the bill (H.R. 2116) to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the better security of life on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam, and for other purposes," approved February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 2116)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Morrill, of Maine, to the bill (H.R. 2705) making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other purposes, viz: Insert the following: (H.R. 2705)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Morton, to the amendment reported by the Committee on Finance to the bill (H.R. 173) to repeal the duties upon salt, viz: Insert as an additional section the following: (H.R. 173)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Sawyer to the bill (H.R. 2705) making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending "June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other purposes, viz: Insert after line 1434, on page 59, the following: (H.R. 2705)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Sawyer to the bill (H.R. 2705) making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other purposes, viz: On page 6, after line 132, insert as follows: (H.R. 2705)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Sawyer, to the amendment reported by the Committee on Finance to the bill (H.R. 173) to repeal the duties upon salt, viz: (H.R. 173)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Sherman to the bill (H.R. 3010) to authorize the construction of six steam vessels of war, and for other purposes, viz: Insert as additional sections the following: (H.R. 3010)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Sprague, to the bill (H.R. 174) repealing the duty on tea and coffee, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 174)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Wilson to the bill (H.R. 2705) making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other purposes, viz: Insert the following: (H.R. 2705)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Mr. Shellabarger made the following amendment to the bill (H.R. 320) to enforce the provisions of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. Strike out the second, third, and fourth sections of the bill, and insert in lieu thereof the following sections: (H.R. 320)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Carpenter to the amendment proposed by Mr. Sumner to the bill (H.R 380) for the removal of legal and political disabilities imposed by the third section of the fourteenth article of amendments to the Constitution of the United States, viz: Strike out after the word "that" in the first line of Mr. ... (H.R. 380)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Carpenter to the amendment proposed by Mr. Sumner to the bill (H.R. 380) for the removal of legal and political disabilities imposed by the third section of the fourteenth article of amendments to the Constitution of the United States, viz: Strike out after the word "that" in the first line of Mr. ... (H.R. 380)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Clagett to the bill (H.R. 3108) to promote education in the several Territories of the Union, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (H.R. 3108)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Edmunds to the bill (H.R. 2991) making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other purposes, viz: (H.R. 2991)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Holman as a substitute to the bill (H.R. 1665) to enable honorably-discharged soldiers and sailors, their widows and orphan children, to acquire homesteads on the public lands of the United States. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 1665)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Lowe to the bill (H.R. 1043) to establish an educational fund, and to apply the proceeds of the public lands to the education of the people. (H.R. 1043)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Morril, of Vermont, to the bill (H.R. 1654) making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for former years, and for other purposes, viz: Insert the following as an ... (H.R. 1654)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, to the amendment reported by the Committee on Finance to the bill (H.R. 555) for the relief of sufferers by fire at Chicago, viz: (H.R. 555)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, to the bill (H.R. 1654) making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for former years, and for other purposes, viz: Insert the following as an ... (H.R. 1654)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, to the bill (H.R. 2991) making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other purposes, viz: On page 62, at the end of line 1524, insert: (H.R. 2991)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Randall as a substitute to the bill (H.R. 3010) to authorize the construction of ten steam vessels of war, and for other purposes. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 3010)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Shanks to the bill (H.R. 148) to enable the people of Colorado to form a constitution and State government for the admission of said State into the Union on an equal footing with original States, viz: Add the following: (H.R. 148)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Stewart to the bill (H.R. 2989) 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-four, and for other purposes, viz: Insert as an ... (H.R. 2989)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Sumner to the bill (H.R. 380) for the removal of legal and political disabilities imposed by the third section of the fourteenth article of amendments to the Constitution of the United States, viz: Add the following as additional sections: (H.R. 380)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Wells to the bill (H.R. 2635) for the better protection of the Indian tribes, and their consolidation under a civil government, to be called the Territory of Oklahoma, viz: Add the following as additional sections: (H.R. 2635)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. William, H. Hooper, to the bill (H.R. 148) to enable the people of Colorado to form a constitution and State government for the admission of said State into the Union on an equal footing with original States. (H.R. 148)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Windom, from the Committee on Appropriations, to the amendment heretofore reported by that committee to the bill (H.R. 1070) making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, viz: (H.R. 1070)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed to be offered by Mr. Holman, by authority of the Committee on Commerce, to the bill (H.R. 3922) making appropriations for the repair, preservation, and completion of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes, viz: Insert the following: (H.R. 3922)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed to be submitted by Mr. Cook to the bill of the House H.R. 320. (H.R. 320)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment To be proposed by Mr. Negley to the bill (H.R. 3852) to adjust the salaries of the executive, judicial, and legislative departments of the Government, viz: Insert the following: (H.R. 3852)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Wilson to the bill (H.R. 374) to provide for the appointment of a commission on the subject of the wages and hoars of labor and the division of profits between labor and capital in the United States, as reported to the Senate, January seventeenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, by ... (H.R. 374)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Proposed by Mr. Hill to the bill (H.R. 2991) making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other purposes, viz: (H.R. 2991)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Proposed by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, to the amendment reported from the Committee on Finance to the bill (H.R. 555) for the relief of sufferers by fire at Chicago, viz: (H.R. 555)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Proposed by Mr. Robertson to the bill (H.R. 2991)making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other purposes, viz: (H.R. 2991)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments To be proposed to the bill (H.R. 1043) to establish an educational fund, and to apply the proceeds of the public lands to the education of the people. Amendment To be proposed by Mr. Goodrich: Amend section 4 by adding thereto the following: (H.R. 1043)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments To be proposed to the bill (H.R. 1043) to establish an educational fund, and to apply the proceeds of the public lands to the education of the people. Amendment To be proposed by Mr. R. R. Butler: (H.R. 1043)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments To the bill (H.R. 809) to provide for the retirement of worn and mutilated national bank notes. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Lynch. (H.R. 809)

Ordered to be printed. Intended to be proposed by Mr. Stewart to the bill (H.R. 2705) making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other purposes, viz: Amend by adding the following proviso to the end of line 1245, on page 51: (H.R. 2705)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Hooper proposes to introduce the following bill: A Bill To promote the collection of internal revenue. (H.R. 1)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, from the Committee on Appropriations, made the following Report: The Committee on Appropriations, to whom the bill (H.R. 2989) "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 30, ... (H.R. 2989)

Ordered to be printed. Report. The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 2116) to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the better security of life on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam, and for other purposes," approved February ... (H.R. 2116)

Ordered to be printed. Report. The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments to the bill (H.R. 1060) making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other purposes, having met, ... (H.R. 1060)

Ordered to be printed. Report. The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments to the bill (H.R. 1192) 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 ... (H.R. 1192)

Ordered to be printed. Report. The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments to the bill (H.R. 2989) 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 30, 1874, and for other ... (H.R. 2989)

Ordered to be printed. Senate amendments in italics; House amendments thereto in Roman. Amendments Of the Senate, with the amendments of the House, to bill (H.R. 2991,) making appropriations for the legislative executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other ... (H.R. 2991)

Ordered to be printed. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. Amendments To be proposed by Mr. Burchard to the bill of the House (H.R. 320) to enforce the provisions of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 320)

Ordered to be printed. The Committee on Appropriations, to whom the bill (H.R. 2991) "making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other purposes," together with the amendments of the Senate thereto, was referred, having ... (H.R. 2991)

Ordered, That the amendments of the House of Representatives to the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 3274) to establish certain post-roads be referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads and be printed. Note.--House bill printed within [brackets,] Senate amendments printed in italics, amendments of the House of Representatives ... (H.R. 3274)

Ordered, That the bill be printed as it passed the Senate. An Act To reduce existing taxes. (H.R. 1537)

Pending the motion to lay the bill upon the table the morning hour expired. Ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplemental to an act entitled "An act to protect all citizens of the United States in their civil rights, and to furnish the means for their vindication," passed April ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 1647)

Pending the reading, the morning hour expired. Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cotton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the construction and maintenance of a bridge over the Mississippi River, between Carroll or Whitesides County Illinois, and Jackson or Clinton County, ... (H.R. 1388)

Read and passed to a second reading. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of War to place certain condemned cannon at the disposal of "The Pennsylvania Military Legion of the city of Philadelphia." (H.R. 386)

Read and passed to a second reading. An Act Declaring a post route in the State of Georgia. (H.R. 427)

Read and passed to a second reading. An Act For convening the next legislative assembly of the Territory of New Mexico, and for other purposes. (H.R. 426)

Read and passed to a second reading. An Act Relating to the Central Pacific Railroad Company. Whereas the Central Pacific Railroad, the western link in the chain of railroads connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, is now completed to Oakland, opposite San Francisco, and it is important that the western terminus of said railroad should be as ... (H.R. 1553)

Read and passed to a second reading. An Act To authorize the issuing of a certificate of registry to the brig "Michael & Anna." (H.R. 213)

Read and passed to a second reading. An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to change the name of the ship "William F. Storer." (H.R. 322)

Read and passed to a second reading. An Act To authorize the Secretary of War to give Wisewell Barracks to the Beulah Baptist Church. (H.R. 425)

Read and passed to a second reading. An Act To establish certain Post-roads. (H.R. 428)

Read and passed to a second reading. An Act To issue an American register to the brig "A. L. Palmer." (H.R. 330)

Read and passed to a second reading. An Act To repeal the duties on salt. (H.R. 170)

Read and passed to a second reading. Read the second time. Referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Sherman, with amendments and recommitted to the Committee on Finance. Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To repeal the duties on salt. (H.R. 173)

Read the first and second times. An Act Authorizing the construction of a public building at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the use of the post-office and United States courts in said city. (H.R. 2850)

Read the first and second times. An Act For the construction of a public building at Chicago, Illinois. (H.R. 459)

Read the first and second times. An Act For the relief of Benjamin W. Reynolds. (H.R. 1634)

Read the first and second times. An Act For the relief of sufferers by fire at Chicago. (H.R. 555)

Read the first and second times. An Act For the removal of legal and political disabilities imposed by the third section of the fourteenth article of amendments to the Constitution of the United States. (H.R. 1050)

Read the first and second times. An Act To authorize the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River at or near St. Joseph, Missouri. (H.R. 383)

Read the first and second times. An Act To incorporate the Great Salt Lake and Colorado River Railway Company, and to grant to said Company a right of way through the public lands of the United States. (H.R. 2199)

Read the first and second times. An Act To prescribe the time for holding the election for choosing electors for President and Vice-President in the State of Louisiana for the year eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 351)

Read the first and second times. An Act To remove political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth article of the amendments of the Constitution of the United States. (H.R. 2761)

Read the first and second times. Referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. Reported by Mr. Kelly with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To authorize the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River at or near St. Joseph, Missouri. (H.R. 383)

read the first and second times. Referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To confirm the action of the board of aldermen and common council of the city of Washington, designating a depot site for the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2187)

Read the first time. An Act For the better security of bank reserves, and to facilitate bank clearing-house exchanges. (H.R. 1869)

Read the first time. An Act For the relief of A. G. Booth, late assistant assessor in the twenty-first revenue-district of Pennsylvania. (H.R. 1241)

Read the first time. An Act For the relief of Lucy A. Baker and Mary A. Baker, children of John M. Baker, deceased. (H.R. 2948)

Read the first time. An Act For the relief of Martin P. Hardin, of Pontotoc County, Mississippi. (H.R. 1457)

Read the first time. An Act To extend the time for two years to all pre-emptors on the public lands in the State of Minnesota and the Territory of Dakota to make final payment of same. (H.R. 3975)

Read the first time. An Act To restore a part of the Round Valley Indian reservation, in California, to the public lands, and for other purposes. (H.R. 4058)

Read three times, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kellogg, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce internal taxes and to abolish the office of Commissioner of Internal Revenue. (H.R. 634)

Read three times, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ketcham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To change the name of the schooner Lois to that of Sea Witch. (H.R. 635)

Read twice and ordered to be on the table. An Act To authorize the construction of bridges across the Ohio River, and to prescribe the dimensions of the same. (H.R. 827)

Read twice and ordered to be printed with pending amendments. Mr. Scofield, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the construction of ten steam vessels of war, and for other purposes. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Hale, viz: Add the following: (H.R. 3010)

Read twice and ordered to lie on the table. An Act For the relief of settlers on the Osage lands in the State of Kansas. (H.R. 873)

Read twice and ordered to lie on the table. An Act To perfect navigation on the Mississippi River. (H.R. 1027)

Read twice and ordered to lie on the table. Referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Chandler with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To authorize the construction of bridges across the Ohio River, and to prescribe the dimensions of the same. (H.R. 827)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back by Mr. Frye without amendment, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, and ordered to be printed. Mr. James A. Garfield, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Norman Wiard. (H.R. 334)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back by Mr. H. Boardman Smith with an amendment, ordered to be printed, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, and made the order of the day for to-morrow on private calendar. Strike out the part in [brackets.] Mr. Burchard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill ... (H.R. 309)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back by Mr. H. Boardman Smith without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted. Mr. Leonard Myers, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Jane Allen Birckhead and Virginia Campbell, sole heirs at law of Alexander Watson, deceased. (H.R. 400)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted. Mr. Strong, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the State of Connecticut and other States. Whereas the Treasury Department has decided that vouchers presented by the State of Connecticut for ... (H.R. 2709)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Arthur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the repeal of the tax on illuminating gas: (H.R. 234)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture. An Act Amendatory of an act entitled "An act donating public lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agricultural and mechanic arts," passed July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and acts amendatory thereto. (H.R. 1297)

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. 694)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Chandler to the bill (H.R. 2705) making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other purposes, viz: On page 16, after line 360, insert the ... (H.R. 2705)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act For the relief of the late firm of Dempsey and O'Toole. (H.R. 2945)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act In relation to the embassy from Japan. (H.R. 1186)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making a transfer of a person appropriation from one fund to another. (H.R. 2937)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making an appropriation to defray the expenses of the American and British claims commission. (H.R. 3617)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making an appropriation to supply a deficiency in the appropriation for expenses of the Joint Select Committee on Alleged Outrages in the Southern States. (H.R. 484)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3921)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2705)

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. 1671)

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. 3352)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic service of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3258)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic service of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1323)

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-four, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2989)

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-three, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1192)

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 thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2991)

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 thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1060)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3351)

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-three, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1191)

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 thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. (H.R. 2990)

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-three. (H.R. 1071)

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 30, 1873. (H.R. 1070)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. (H.R. 3850)

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-three, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1541)

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-four. (H.R. 3737)

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-three. (H.R. 1661)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Making appropriations to supply a deficiency in the appropriations for salaries and contingent expenses of the Post-Office Department for the current fiscal year. (H.R. 625)

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 thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3131)

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 thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other purposes. (H.R. 4051)

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 thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for former years, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1654)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act Relative to the purchase of articles for the Government. (H.R. 2855)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act To provide for a deficiency in the appropriations for the expenses of taking the ninth census of the United States. (H.R. 612)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act To provide for the expenses of the commission to enquire into depredations on the frontiers of the State of Texas. (H.R. 3257)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Passed the Senate with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. Resolved, That the House concur in the amendments numbered 2, 3, and 5, and non-concur in the remainder. An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the ... (H.R. 3921)

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-three, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1191)

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 sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other ... (H.R. 2705)

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 consular and diplomatic service of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for ... (H.R. 1323)

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 to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 1654)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Cole with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other ... (H.R. 3921)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Cole with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3351)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Cole with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the payment of additional clerks and messengers in the Pension Office, and for other purposes. (H.R. 19)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Cole with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [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 thirtieth, eighteen hundred ... (H.R. 4051)

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 treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the ... (H.R. 1192)

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 legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 1060)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Edmunds with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act In relation to estimates of appropriations and appropriation accounts. (H.R. 178)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Edmunds with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. Recommitted to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Sawyer, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in ... (H.R. 178)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Edmunds with amendments. Recommitted to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Sawyer 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 in relation to estimates ... (H.R. 178)

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 for the consular and diplomatic service of the Government for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, ... (H.R. 3258)

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 June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 2991)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Sprague with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the construction, preservation, and repairs of certain fortifications, and other works of defense, for the year ending June thirtieth, ... (H.R. 3352)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Sprague 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-three. (H.R. 1661)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. West 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 Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. (H.R. 3850)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. West 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 Army for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1541)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. West 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-four. (H.R. 3737)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Windom 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 30, 1873. (H.R. 1070)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Mr. Windom, 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. 2989)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to refund certain moneys to James O. P. Burnside. (H.R. 309)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For payment for services performed by William J. McIntyre. (H.R. 1655)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the benefit of the Louisville and Bardstown Turnpike Company. (H.R. 1939)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relied of Charles A. Weidner. (H.R. 1094)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Abraham Palmer. (H.R. 3879)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Alexander McArthur, of the city of Corunna, in the State of Michigan. (H.R. 1382)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Alonzo Snyder, of Livingston County, New York. (H.R. 2212)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Alpheus Fobes, late pension-agent in the city of New York. (H.R. 2037)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Amherst H. Wilder. (H.R. 2659)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Anna E. Peale. (H.R. 3877)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Asa M. Trimble. (H.R. 535)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Augustine Bacon. (H.R. 528)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of B. C. Bailey. (H.R. 2033)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of B. F. Speedy, late first lieutenant Second Battalion Six Months' Pennsylvania Volunteers. (H.R. 1963)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Battelle and Evans. (H.R. 1700)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Benjamin Crawford. (H.R. 3874)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Benjamin Gratz. (H.R. 3854)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Benjamin Vanniman. (H.R. 73)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Burke and Kunkel. (H.R. 2952)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of C. C. Spaids. (H.R. 2897)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of certain loyal creditors whose moneys were confiscated by the confederate congress, in the State of Louisiana. (H.R. 2985)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Charles F. Carr, of Boston. (H.R. 2899)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Charles H. Mallory and Company, of New York. (H.R. 1418)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Charles H. Thompson, of New Orleans, Lousiana. (H.R. 2029)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Charles Hipp, of St. Mary's, Auglaize County, Ohio. (H.R. 1262)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Charles Richards. (H.R. 2802)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Charles W. Denton, of Oregon. (H.R. 2901)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Christopher Green and Hugh C. Trainor. (H.R. 2794)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Christopher Weidner, Henry Hegwer, Moise Bellmard, Louis Pashall, Aaron Grigsby, Harvey L. Bickford and Thomas Stanley, composing the firm of Bickford and Stanley. (H.R. 3875)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of College of William and Mary, in Virginia. (H.R. 3973)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of D. G. Farrell, of Peoria, Illinois. Whereas it is alleged that the distillery, together with distillery bonded warehouse number six, of D. C. Farrell, in the fifth collection district of Illinois, were destroyed by fire on the twenty-seventh day of July, eighteen hundred ... (H.R. 1942)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Daniel M. Page, late first lieutenant of the Thirty-eighth United States Infantry. (H.R. 692)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Doctor John H. McQuown, of Illinois. (H.R. 2032)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Dr. W. J. C. Duhamel. (H.R. 3513)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Dwight J. McCann. (H.R. 2890)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of E.W. Whitaker, of Hartford, Connecticut. (H.R. 1945)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Edmund Jussen. (H.R. 2291)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Edward C. Garlick. (H.R. 2373)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Edward T. Gates, postmaster at Thomaston, Connecticut. (H.R. 1944)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Ethan A. Sawyer. (H.R. 2732)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of F. and E. Reed, of Bath, Maine. (H.R. 1420)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of F. B. Brayton. (H.R. 101)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Fannie M. Jackson, of Tennessee. (H.R. 2042)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Frances A. Robinson, administratrix of the estate of John M. Robinson, deceased. (H.R. 2896)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Frederick Pech. Whereas Professor Pech presented to the United States a large botanical collection of rare and valuable specimens of plants collected in the Western States and Territories, which was accepted by joint resolution of Congress approved May twenty-sixth, ... (H.R. 2941)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of G. S. Baker, of Maryville, Missouri, for the re-issue of a certain bond. (H.R. 112)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Galen E. Green. (H.R. 2792)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of George D. Blakey, late collector of the second district of Kentucky. (H.R. 1707)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of George F. Tracy, postmaster at Bridgeport, Connecticut. (H.R. 2795)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of George H. Rupp. (H.R. 1546)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of George J. Mortimer. (H.R. 3939)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of George Reber. (H.R. 2904)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of George S. Wright, administrator of John T. Wright, deceased. (H.R. 3515)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of George W. Sturtevant. (H.R. 1310)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of George Washington, and Sallie Washington, his wife, of Alexandria, Virginia. (H.R. 3945)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Haas and Powell, of Chicago, Illinois. Whereas it is alleged that the distillery and distillery bonded warehouse number one of Haas and Powell, in the first collection district of the State of Illinois, were, on the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and seventy, ... (H.R. 1941)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Harlow J. Phelps and Company. (H.R. 2787)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Henry A. F. Worth. (H.R. 2781)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Henry A. Messenger. (H.R. 1547)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Henry Goldhammer. (H.R. 3315)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Henry H. Stafford, late receiver of public moneys at Marquette, Michigan. (H.R. 2824)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Henry N. Galpin, postmaster at Berlin, Connecticut. (H.R. 1786)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Horace B. Shepard, of Indiana. (H.R. 357)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of J. George Harris. (H.R. 3857)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of J. T. Newcomer. (H.R. 2805)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Jacob H. Ela. (H.R. 1549)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Jacob R. Davis, of Richmond County, Georgia. (H.R. 1187)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of James A. Bell. (H.R. 2036)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of James A. Drew and others. (H.R. 2786)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of James Coats, of Jackson, Mississippi. (H.R. 3511)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of James F. Casey, collector of the port of New Orleans. (H.R. 2903)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of James M. Hagar. (H.R. 2259)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of James McGinnis. (H.R. 1383)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Jane A. Green. (H.R. 639)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Jane Allen Birckhead and Virginia Campbell, sole heirs at law of Alexander Watson, deceased. (H.R. 400)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Jesse E. Peyton. (H.R. 3516)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of John Ahern. (H.R. 3863)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of John C. Conner. Whereas the Honorable John C. Conner was served with notice of a contest for a seat in the Forty-first Congress after the expiration of the time allowed by law for service of such notice; and Whereas said contest was entertained by the Committee of ... (H.R. 1481)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of John Clinton, of Brownsville, Tennessee. (H.R. 2892)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of John H. Norman and Samuel Facer, of Sandusky, Ohio. (H.R. 2906)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of John J. Smith. (H.R. 2789)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of John McMath. (H.R. 2905)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of John Miller. (H.R. 3506)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of John Milone, postmaster at Uhricksville, Ohio. (H.R. 2885)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of John O'Kelley. (H.R. 3509)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of John Paine. (H.R. 3512)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of John T. Watson, of Cincinnati, Ohio. (H.R. 1548)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of John W. Phelps, of Vermont. (H.R. 2898)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Joseph A. Clay, of Philadelphia. Whereas under the treaty of indemnity between the United States and Spain, concluded at Madrid on the seventeenth day of February, eighteen hundred and thirty-four, and under the award of the commissioner appointed to adjudicate upon claims ... (H.R. 40)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Joseph B. Rotchild, of Findlay, Ohio. (H.R. 3941)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Joseph Dawson. (H.R. 2804)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Joseph L. Haywood and others. (H.R. 2909)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Joseph Wescott, of Portland, Maine. (H.R. 2039)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Josiah Morris and J. F. Johnson. (H.R. 3855)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Lieutenant Jehu F. Wotring, a resident of the State of Michigan. (H.R. 4009)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Margaret Fillebrown. (H.R. 2886)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Mark Davis. Whereas it appears that the military authorities of the United States in command of the city of New Orleans, on the twenty-third day of February, 1863, demanded and received at the said city of New Orleans, from the agent of Mark Davis, a loyal citizen of the ... (H.R. 3870)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Martin Watkins, of East Windsor, Connecticut. (H.R. 1544)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Mary Love. (H.R. 2893)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Michael F. Gannett. (H.R. 1419)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Moritz Augenstein. (H.R. 2911)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Mrs. Ann Marble, (now Strong,) administratrix. (H.R. 3872)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Mrs. Emma A. Porch. (H.R. 3858)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Mrs. Louisa Eldis. (H.R. 3878)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Naomi A. Stevens, of Jackson County, Michigan. (H.R. 1545)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Nicholas Jose Merrimet. (H.R. 2894)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Orville J. Jennings. (H.R. 2910)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Peck, Van Horn and Company. (H.R. 2031)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Peter Dunn and others. (H.R. 3846)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Peter J. Burchell. (H.R. 2912)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of R. Nelson Gere. (H.R. 1228)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Rafael Madrazo. (H.R. 2972)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Redick McKee. (H.R. 2040)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Richard R. Bolling. (H.R. 2788)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Richard T. Morsell, of Washington, D. C. (H.R. 2806)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Robert B. Williamson. (H.R. 2807)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Robert Brigham, late postmaster at Franklin, Pennsylvania. (H.R. 2808)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Robert Williams, jr., collector third district, Ohio. (H.R. 1943)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of S. B. Mitchell, George W. Mitchell, John W. Mitchell. (H.R. 1551)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of S. D. Cochran. (H.R. 2900)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Samuel Black and Albert R. Cooper. (H.R. 887)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Samuel S. Potter. (H.R. 2803)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Simeon Stansifer. (H.R. 2888)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Sluman S. Bailey, collector of internal revenue for the fourth district of Michigan. (H.R. 1288)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Spurck and Spier. Whereas it is alleged that the distillery and bonded warehouse, number two, of Spurck and Spier, in the fifth collection-district of the State of Illinois, were, on the twenty-seventh day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy destroyed by fire, without ... (H.R. 2793)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of T. P. Robb, of Savannah, Georgia. (H.R. 2162)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of the children of John M. Baker. (H.R. 2041)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of the estate of Dr. John F. Hanks. (H.R. 1550)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of the estates of Abel Gilbert and William Gerrish, late copartners in business under the style of Gilber and Gerrish. (H.R. 2902)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of the heirs and next of kin of Col. William Northedge, deceased. (H.R. 3862)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of the heirs at law and next of kin of James B. Armstrong, deceased. (H.R. 3864)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of the heirs of Henry Fulenwider, deceased. (H.R. 3856)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. 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 stoppage was made against the pay of officers of the Twenty-first Regiment Missouri Infantry Volunteers by Major H. V. ... (H.R. 114)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of the heirs of Seth Lamb. (H.R. 3510)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of the Omaha National Bank. (H.R. 2907)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of the owners of the schooner "Robert Corson." (H.R. 2895)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of the State of Connecticut and other States. Whereas the Treasury Department has decided that vouchers presented by the State of Connecticut for reimbursement, under the act of July twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, of amounts paid to second assistant and other ... (H.R. 2709)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Theodore Adams. (H.R. 2046)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Thomas D. West, of Sandusky, in the State of Ohio. (H.R. 1261)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Thomas E. Tutt & Co. (H.R. 3861)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Thomas F. Spencer, of Indiana. (H.R. 1274)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Thomas Foster, a citizen of Louisiana. (H.R. 1751)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of W. T. Bowers. (H.R. 1899)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of William Andrews. (H.R. 1940)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of William G. Barnard, late a clerk in the customhouse in the city of New York. (H.R. 1559)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of William Howard. (H.R. 2027)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of William Ivers, of Santa Fe, New Mexico. (H.R. 1242)

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. 2791)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of William Johnson, of Ripley County, Indiana. (H.R. 2887)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of William M. Stafford, late acting district attorney for Montana Territory. (H.R. 2038)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of William Rutherford, of Washington. (H.R. 3860)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of William Schilling and Company, of Baltimore, Maryland. (H.R. 3514)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of William Selden. (H.R. 3859)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of William Stoddard, late A. Q. M. United States Volunteers. (H.R. 2028)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of William Zigler, Norris Harer, William T. Ashbell, and Courtney Holmes. (H.R. 3873)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Wylly Woodbridge. (H.R. 2030)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act Making appropriations for the payment of claims reported allowed by the commissioners of claims under the act of Congress of March 3,1871. (H.R. 2582)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act Making appropriations for the payment of claims reported allowed by the commissioners of claims under the act of Congress of March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 3583)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act Referring the claim of the heirs and legal representatives of Colonel Francis Vigo, deceased, to the Court of Claims for adjustment. (H.R. 1421)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act To appropriate to Henry Clay Williams a sum of money found due him on the adjustment of his accounts. (H.R. 752)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act To authorize the commissioners of claims to appoint special commissioners to take testimony, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1149)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act To extend for four years the act establishing the board of commissioners of claims, and the acts relating thereto. (H.R. 3088)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act To provide for the examination and payment of the claim of Albert Grant. (H.R. 2035)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act To re-imburse Robert Clarke, of Petersburgh, Virginia, for rent of stables by the United States Government. (H.R. 798)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act To refund to Silas F. Field certain moneys belonging to him. (H.R. 2889)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act To refund to Thomas C. Magruder certain moneys stolen from him in eighteen hundred and fifty-nine. (H.R. 2908)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act To reimburse the State of Kansas for moneys expended for the United States in enrolling, equipping, and provisioning militia forces to aid in suppressing the rebellion. (H.R. 1063)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act To settle for the inventions and patents of William Wheeler Hubbell. (H.R. 3853)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Committee discharged and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Wright with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. An Act For the relief of James A. Bell. (H.R. 2036)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Wallace, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of W. C. Goodwin and Company. Whereas W. C. Goodwin and Company, distillers, in the third collection-district of South Carolina, are charged at the Treasury Department with a deficiency of tax of one ... (H.R. 2931)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Boreman with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. An Act For the relief of Joseph Dawson. (H.R. 2804)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Davis with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act For the relief of the heirs at law and next of kin of James B. Armstrong, deceased. (H.R. 3864)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Davis with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. An Act For the relief of Thomas E. Tutt & Co. (H.R. 3861)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Howe with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act For the relief of Peter Dunn and others. (H.R. 3846)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Howe with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets.] No recommendation. An Act Making appropriations for the payment of claims reported allowed by the commissioners of claims under the act of Congress of March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 3583)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Howe with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act To extend for four years the act establishing the board of commissioners of claims and the acts relating thereto. (H.R. 3088)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Howe, accompanied by report No. 166, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act For the relief of S. B. Mitchell, George W. Mitchell, John W. Mitchell. (H.R. 1551)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Machen with an amendment, (see Report No. 305,) viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] the and insert the words printed in italics. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to refund certain moneys to James O. P. Burnside. (H.R. 309)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Pratt with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. (H.R. 1419)

Read twice 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. An Act For the relief of Mark Davis. Whereas it appears that the military authorities of the United States in command of the city of New Orleans, on the twenty-third day of ... (H.R. 3870)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Pratt with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. An Act For the relief of Jesse E. Peyton. (H.R. 3516)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Pratt with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act For the relief of Joseph L. Haywood and others. (H.R. 2909)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Scott with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. An Act For the benefit of the Louisville and Bardstown Turnpike Company. (H.R. 1939)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Scott with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act For the relief of Charles Hipp, of St. Mary's, Auglaize County, Ohio. (H.R. 1262)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Scott with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act For the relief of E. Nelson Gere. (H.R. 1228)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Scott with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act For the relief of Theodore Adams. (H.R. 2046)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Wright with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To authorize the commissioners of claims to appoint special commissioners to take testimony, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1149)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act For the relief of Robert Williams, jr., collector third district, Ohio. (H.R. 1943)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Authorizing an American register to the British brig "Isadora," owned by Edwin M. Fowle, of Newton, Massachusetts. (H.R. 1669)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Authorizing an American register to the Dutch bark "Alice Tarlton." (H.R. 2043)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Authorizing the appropriation for the employment of surfmen at alternate life-saving stations on the New Jersey coast, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, to be expended in employing crews at such stations, and for such periods, and at such ... (H.R. 501)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Mississippi River at Saint Louis, in the State of Missouri. (H.R. 4033)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Defining the rights of part owners of vessels in certain cases. (H.R. 1213)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act For the relief of James De Long, late United States consul at Aux Cayes, Hayti. (H.R. 2622)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act For the relief of John Black, late consul of the United States at the city of Mexico. (H.R. 2568)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act For the relief of T. H. Holderness, owner of the British ship Duke of Edinburgh. (H.R. 2570)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Further regulating the construction of bridges across the Mississippi River. (H.R. 2866)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Granting to the Davenport and St. Paul Railroad Company the right of way. (H.R. 1672)

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. 2208)

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. 3922)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Supplementary to the act entitled "An act to prevent the extermination of fur-bearing animals in Alaska." (H.R. 1342)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To abolish the office of surveyor at the port of Chester, in Pennsylvania, and for other purposes. (H.R. 446)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To allow the pleasure yacht "Red Hot" to take the name of "Addie Parker," and be registered under that name. (H.R. 2341)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to authorize the appointment of shipping-commissioners, &c.," approved June seventh, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 3619)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the better security of life on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam, and for other purposes," approved February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 2116)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to regulate the carriage of passengers in steamships and other vessels," approved March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. (H.R. 2186)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to regulate the diplomatic and consular systems of the United States," approved August 18, 1856. (H.R. 837)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To amend section second, act of August thirtieth, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, in relation to the transportation and exportation of imported goods, wares, and merchandise in bond through certain ports in the State of Texas. (H.R. 1657)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To amend the law requiring consular officers to collect three months' extra pay for seamen in certain cases. (H.R. 3735)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To authorize the appointment of shipping-commissioners by the several circuit courts of the United States to superintend the shipping and discharge of seamen engaged in merchant ships belonging to the United States, and for the further protection of seamen. (H.R. 2044)

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, for the purpose of supplying the city of Buffalo with pure water. (H.R. 1958)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To authorize the employment of keepers and crews of surf-men for the life-saving stations on the coasts of Cape Cod and Block Island, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3122)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of War to lease certain swamp or low lands belonging to the Government, lying on Niagara River and Lake Erie, in the city of Buffalo, New York. (H.R. 1756)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to dispose of the old post-office property in Chicago. (H.R. 4034)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To change the boundaries of the collection district of Brazos de Santiago, in the State of Texas. (H.R. 131)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To change the name of the pleasure yacht "Lois" to that of "Sea-Witch." (H.R. 635)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To change the name of the pleasure-yacht Ellie, of Boston, Massachusetts. (H.R. 2340)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To create a port of delivery at La Crosse, in Wisconsin, and to provide for a surveyor of customs thereat. (H.R. 862)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To establish a port of entry and delivery at the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (H.R. 1049)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To fix the compensation of gaugers and measurers at the port of Boston. (H.R. 2865)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To grant an American register to the Hawaiian bark "Florence." (H.R. 2093)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To improve the navigation of the Ohio River and its tributaries. (H.R. 2203)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To incorporate the Loomis Aerial Telegraph Company. (H.R. 772)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To prescribe the duties of the Chief of the Bureau of Statistics. (H.R. 3950)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To provide for the establishment of life-saving stations on the coasts of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Virginia, and North Carolina. (H.R. 3710)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To provide for the sale of a part of the light-house reservation at Fort Gratiot, Port Huron, in the State of Michigan. (H.R. 171)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To provide for the survey of the harbor and river at Washington, District of Columbia. (H.R. 1074)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Arthur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a port of entry and delivery at the city of Covington, Kentucky, in the sixth congressional district. (H.R. 233)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Washington Townsend, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To abolish the office of surveyor at the port of Chester, Pennsylvania, and for other purposes. (H.R. 169)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Buckingham with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To authorize the appointment of shipping-commissioners by the several circuit courts of the United States to superintend the shipping and discharge of seamen ... (H.R. 2044)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Chandler with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act Authorizing the appropriation for the employment of surfmen at alternate life-saving stations on the New Jersey coast, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, to be ... (H.R. 501)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Chandler with amendments, viz: 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. 2208)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Chandler with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [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. 3922)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Corbett 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 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. 2116)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Vickers with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Granting to the Davenport and St. Paul Railroad Company the right of way. (H.R. 1672)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Education and Labor. An Act To establish an educational fund, and to apply the proceeds of the public lands to the education of the people. (H.R. 1043)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Education and Labor. An Act To extend the time for providing a college under 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," approved July 2, 1862, in the State of Indiana, to March 1, ... (H.R. 1898)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Education and Labor. An Act To provide for the appointment of a commission on the subject of the wages and hours of labor and the division of profits between labor and capital in the United States. (H.R. 374)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Education and Labor. Reported by Mr. Sawyer with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. An Act To provide for the appointment of a commission on the subject of the wages and hoars of labor and the division of profits between labor and capital in the ... (H.R. 374)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Education and Labor. Reported by Mr. Sawyer with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets) and insert the words printed in italics. An Act To establish an educational fund, and to apply the proceeds of the public lands to the education of the people. (H.R. 1043)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Amendatory of an act setting aside certain proceeds of internal revenue for the erection of penitentiaries in the Territories of Nebraska, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, and Dakota," approved January 22d, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. (H.R. 2629)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Authorizing the exchange of registered bonds for coupon-bonds. (H.R. 3130)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Authorizing the First National Bank of Newnan to change its location and name. (H.R. 1812)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to refund duties paid on the chime of bells and clock imported for Saint Joseph's Cathedral, Buffalo, New York. (H.R. 1957)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to refund the differential duty on articles actually on shipboard in French vessels destined for the United States on the fifth of November, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 3789)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Authorizing the Warren National Bank of South Danvers, in the State of Massachusetts, to change its name to the Warren National Bank of Peabody, Massachusetts. (H.R. 1663)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Defining and limiting the appropriation of certain moneys for the preparation, issue, and re-issue of the securities of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2690)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Explanatory of the internal revenue act of June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, amended by the act of July thirteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, in relation to syrups, jellies, mustards, sauces, and canned and preserved fruits, vegetables, and meats, enumerated and taxed ... (H.R. 1760)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For cancellation of bonds for manufactured tobacco lost on steamer Geo. P. Upton between the cities of Richmond and New York. (H.R. 2719)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the reduction of officers and expenses of the internal revenue. (H.R. 2994)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of Anthony Lawson and Thomas A. Brewis, and their heirs. (H.R. 4003)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of Cathron and Maguire, bankers and brokers, of the city of Rome, Georgia. (H.R. 2253)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of Edmund Jussen. (H.R. 3443)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of H. Clay Elliott, of Henderson, Kentucky. (H.R. 3425)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of Herman Raster, collector of internal revenue for the first district Illinois. Whereas the great conflagration in the city of Chicago, on the eighth and ninth days of October, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, destroyed the custom-house and post-office building in said ... (H.R. 1936)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of Jacob Weart, collector of internal revenue, fifth district of New Jersey. (H.R. 898)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of James A. McCullah, late collector of the fifth district of Missouri. (H.R. 2852)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of John Colter. (H.R. 2286)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of Scales and Manning, of Nashville, Tennessee. (H.R. 3129)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of the sufferers by fire in Boston. (H.R. 2993)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the relief of the sureties of the late Jesse J. Simpkins, deceased. (H.R. 1390)

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. 847)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act For the remission of taxes on certain distilled spirits destroyed by the great fire at Chicago. Whereas certain distilled spirits, while in bonded warehouse in the city of Chicago, were destroyed by the great fire of the eighth and ninth of October last: Therefore, (H.R. 1662)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act In relation to refunding duties paid on tea and coffee in bond. (H.R. 2932)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Revising and amending the laws relative to the mints, assay-offices, and coinage of the United States. (H.R. 2934)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To admit certain machinery imported from foreign countries free of duty (H.R. 1062)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act relative to collection-districts in North Carolina," approved February 25th, 1867. (H.R. 1804)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to reduce duties on imports and to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved June sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other purposes. (H.R. 4057)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to reduce duties on imports and to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved June sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, as to allow producers of tobacco to sell a limited quantity of tobacco produced by them, at retail, directly to ... (H.R. 3825)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved July 14th, 1870. (H.R. 2691)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved July fourteenth, 1870. (H.R. 3947)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To amend section thirty-five of an act entitled "An act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes." (H.R. 1333)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To amend the thirty-second section of an act entitled "An act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 1330)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To authorize the examination of certain banks. (H.R. 3183)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To authorize the National Bank of Springfield, Missouri, to change its name. (H.R. 3310)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To authorize the payment of duplicate checks of disbursing officers. (H.R. 1061)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To authorize the Reverend Jeremiah Moynihan, of New Orleans, to import one set of marble altars free of duty. (H.R. 1854)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury and the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to determine the material, devices, and so forth, of stamps required by the laws relating to internal revenue. (H.R. 182)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to allow the printing of impressions of currency-notes and bonds, &c., for the use of Heath & Co.'s Counterfeit Detector. (H.R. 1762)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To change the location of the First National Bank of Seneca, State of Illinois, to the city of Morris, Illinois. (H.R. 1664)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To dispense with informers in the internal-revenue service. (H.R. 2188)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To permit the importation, free of duty, of certain Highland kilts and uniforms for the Seventy-ninth Regiment of Highlanders, of the National Guard, State of New York. (H.R. 1789)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To provide for obtaining information of the condition of banks organized under State laws. (H.R. 3399)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To provide for the admission of photographs for exhibition free of duty. (H.R. 1260)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To provide for the issue of bonds in lieu of destroyed or defaced bonds of the United States. (H.R. 2565)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To reduce duties on imports and to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2322)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To regulate the collection of taxes on fermented liquors. (H.R. 2881)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To remit the excise taxes upon alcohol used by universities and colleges for scientific purposes. (H.R. 2620)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To repeal existing duties on tea and coffee. (H.R. 1537)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Committee discharged 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 For the relief of the sureties of the late Jesse J. Simpkins, deceased. (H.R. 1390)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. 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. 847)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Sherman with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics, and strike out the words included within [brackets.] An Act For the relief of the sufferers by fire in Boston. (H.R. 2993)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Sherman with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act Authorizing the exchange of registered bonds for coupon-bonds. (H.R. 3130)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Sherman with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To provide for the issue of bonds in lieu of destroyed or defaced bonds of the United States. (H.R. 2565)

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 For the reduction of officers and expenses of the internal revenue. (H.R. 2994)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Sherman with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act To amend the thirty-second section of an act entitled "An act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 1330)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Wright with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the words printed in italics. An Act For the relief of Edmund Jussen. (H.R. 3443)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Mr. Morgan, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Thomas C. Martin, Emilia E. Martin, Jane G. Martin, and Leonor Martin, children of J. E. Martin, deceased. (H.R. 620)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Leonard Myers, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Supplementary to the acts to prohibit the cooly trade. (H.R. 382)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Monroe, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the proper accounting officers of the Treasury to settle with F. M. Cordeiro. (H.R. 301)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Reported back without amendment, committed to the Committee, of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sheldon, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Mrs. M. S. Morse, administratrix and widow of Isaac E. Morse, ... (H.R. 333)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act Authorizing the survey and marking of the boundary between the territory of the United States and the possessions of Great Britain, from the Lake of the Woods to the summit of the Rocky Mountains. (H.R. 1056)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act Directing the proper officers in the Treasury Department to credit John Seys, of Ohio, with the sum therein mentioned. (H.R. 1194)

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. 333)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act For the relief of Thomas C. Martin, Emilia E. Martin, Jane G. Martin, and Leonor Martin, children of J. E. Martin, deceased. (H.R. 620)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act Making appropriations for expenses incurred under articles twelve to seventeen, inclusive, of the treaty between the United States and Great Britain concluded at Washington, May eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 489)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act Making appropriations for expenses that may be incurred under articles one to nine, inclusive, of the treaty between the United States and Great Britain concluded at Washington May eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 487)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act Providing for the payment to the government of Japan, from the indemnity fund, the sum due on account of rents for lands and buildings occupied by the diplomatic and consular representatives of the United States to Japan, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2797)

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. 2853)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act Relative to the Centennial International exhibition, to be held in the city of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, in the year 1876. Whereas Congress did provide by an act entitled "An act to provide for celebrating the One Hundredth Anniversary of American Independence by ... (H.R. 2708)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to authorize protection to be given to citizens of the United States who may discover deposits of guano," approved August eighteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-six. (H.R. 166)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act To authorize the President of the United States to appoint one or more commissioners to represent the Government of the United States at the international exposition of agriculture, industry, and fine arts, to be held at Vienna in 1873. (H.R. 2800)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act To authorize the proper accounting officers of the Treasury to settle with F. M. Cordeiro. (H.R. 301)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act To encourage and promote telegraphic communication between America and Asia. (H.R. 2388)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act To enforce the stipulations of the convention with Venezuela of April twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and the payment of adjudicated claims. (H.R. 3252)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act To grant a pecuniary allowance to the families of diplomatic and consular officers who die abroad. (H.R. 1121)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act To provide for the appointment of a commission to complete the boundary line between the territory of the United States and the possessions of Great Britain not completed under the act of August eleventh, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, to carry into effect the first article of ... (H.R. 3253)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act To provide for the appointment of a secretary of legation at the court of Japan, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2799)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act To regulate the salary of the consul at Tien-Tsin, China. (H.R. 1055)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act To release the government of Japan from the payment of the balance of the indemnity fund remaining unpaid, amounting to three hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars, under the convention of October 22, 1864. (H.R. 2798)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Mr. Cameron with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets.] An Act To enforce the stipulations of the convention with Venezuela of April twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and the payment of adjudicated claims. (H.R. 3252)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Mr. Schurz with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. An Act For the relief of Mrs. M. S. Morse, administratrix and widow of Isaac E. Morse, deceased. (H.R. 333)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported, by Mr. Cameron with amendments; viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Providing for the payment to the government of Japan, from the indemnity-fund, the sum due on account of rents for lands and buildings occupied by the ... (H.R. 2797)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act Authorizing the removal of restrictions upon the alienation of certain Miami Indian lands in the State of Kansas. (H.R. 1841)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to make certain negotiations with the Ute Indians in Colorado. (H.R. 1862)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act For the relief of Charles F. Tracy. (H.R. 546)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act For the relief of Erastus S. Joslyn, of Washington Territory. (H.R. 1499)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act For the relief of Red Bear, a chief of Pembina band of Chippewa Indians. Whereas provision is made in the ninth article of a treaty with the Red Lake and Pembina bands of Chippewa Indians, concluded October second, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, for setting apart, out of the ... (H.R. 2636)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act Regulating the mode of making private contracts with Indians. (H.R. 2290)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act Relative to private contracts or agreements made with Indians. (H.R. 3953)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act To abolish the tribal relations of the Miami Indians, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1535)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act To authorize the Cattaraugus and Alleghany Indians in New York to lease lands and confirm leases. (H.R. 2264)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act To authorize the President of the United States to negotiate with the Creek Indians for a cession of a portion of their reservation. Whereas by the third article of the treaty concluded with the Creek Indians, June fourteenth, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, said Indians ... (H.R. 3923)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make partition of the reservation to Me-shin-go-me-sia, a Miami Indian. (H.R. 183)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to negotiate with the chiefs and head-men of the Shoshone and Bannock tribes of Indians for the relinquishment of a portion of their reservation in Wyoming Territory. (H.R. 1914)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to open negotiations with Indian nations, tribes, or individuals, for the purpose of commuting all annuities now payable in kind, and to report his doings to Congress for its adoption, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1469)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act To carry into effect the fourth article of the treaty of February twenty-three, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, with the Seneca, Shawnee, Quapaw, and other Indians. Whereas, by the fourth article of the treaty of February twenty-third, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, with the ... (H.R. 757)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act To carry out certain provisions of the Cherokee treaty of eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and for the relief of settlers on the Cherokee lands in the State of Kansas. Whereas in order that certain provisions of the treaty of July nineteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, between ... (H.R. 1496)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act To confirm to the Great and Little Osage Indians a reservation in the Indian Territory. Whereas by the treaty of eighteen hundred and sixty-six between the United States and the Cherokee Nation of Indians, said nation ceded to the United States all its lands west of the ninety-sixth ... (H.R. 2334)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act To provide for the removal of the Flathead and other Indians from the Bitter Root Valley, in the Territory of Montana. (H.R. 2623)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act To provide for the revision of the treaties with the Indian tribes. (H.R. 3793)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act To provide for the sale of certain New York Indian lands in Kansas. (H.R. 872)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act To secure a more efficient administration of Indian affairs. (H.R. 3734)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported back by Mr. Averill, without amendment, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Niblack, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles F. Tracy. (H.R. 546)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Mr. Caldwell with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Authorizing the removal of restrictions upon the alienation of certain Miami Indian lands in the State of Kansas. (H.R. 1841)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Mr. Caldwell with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To provide for the sale of certain New York Indian lands in Kansas. (H.R. 872)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Mr. Caldwell with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. An Act To confirm to the Great and Little Osage Indians a reservation in the Indian Territory. Whereas by the treaty of eighteen hundred and sixty-six between the United States and the Cherokee Nation of ... (H.R. 2334)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Mr. Harlan with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act To carry into effect the fourth article of the treaty of February twenty-three eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, with the Seneca, Shawnee, Quapaw, and other Indians. Whereas, by the fourth article of ... (H.R. 757)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Mr. Harlan with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act [To authorize the Cattaraugus and Alleghany Indians in New York to lease lands and confirm leases.] To quiet title to lands belonging to the Seneca Indians in the ... (H.R. 2264)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Mr. Harlan with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To provide for the revision of the treaties with the Indian tribes. (H.R. 3793)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Authorizing and directing the Secretary of War to give to George A. Armes, late captain Tenth United States Cavalry, and honorable discharge, to date the seventh day of June, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 3372)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of War to deliver condemned ordnance to certain organizations for monumental purposes. (H.R. 4019)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of War to deliver condemned ordnance to certain soldiers' monumental associations. (H.R. 1781)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of War to expend certain moneys for the purpose of sinking an artesian well on the Fort D. A. Russell military reservation, in Wyoming Territory. (H.R. 1513)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of War to furnish a duplicate certificate of discharge where the same has been lost. (H.R. 2703)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of War to release twenty-five acres of the lands of the United States at Plattsburgh, New York, to the New York and Canada Railroad Company, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2858)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of War to sell the grounds and tenements in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, now used as a United States quartermaster's depot. (H.R. 3373)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Authorizing the superintendent of the Military Academy to convene general courts-martial. (H.R. 4015)

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. 1776)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Directing the payment to Robert McKee of pay, allowances, and bounty now withheld from him. (H.R. 861)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Donating condemned cannon and cannon-balls to certain organizations for monumental purposes. (H.R. 2700)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Donating condemned cannon and cannon-balls to the Wyoming County Soldier's Monument Association. (H.R. 3615)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Aaron B. Fryrear. (H.R. 4025)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Andrew J. Jemison. (H.R. 1773)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Black Beaver. (H.R. 3371)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Captain Charles McClure. (H.R. 3783)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Charles E. H. Holmes, late sergeant Company E, Sixth Regiment Maryland Volunteers. (H.R. 4029)

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. 693)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Charles W. Berry, late private of the Thirty-sixth Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers. (H.R. 3686)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Doctor Theodore A. Telikampf. (H.R. 2676)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of E. H. Jarrett. (H.R. 3368)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Eliza Webb. (H.R. 1780)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Emma E. Gardner, the widow of Lieutenant W. F. Gardner. (H.R. 3367)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of F. W. Fee, late lieutenant of the First Kentucky Infantry Volunteers. (H.R. 2079)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of G. W. Standefer. (H.R. 1777)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of George C. Haynie. (H.R. 206)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of George S. Gustin, late a private of Company D, seventy-four Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers. (H.R. 3369)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of H. G. Aukeny, late captain Fourth Iowa Infantry. (H.R. 2861)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Henry B. Mears. (H.R. 3366)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Isaac B. Kinkead. (H.R. 1670)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Jackson Roberts. (H.R. 3375)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of James C. Livingston, late a private in Company E, Third Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. (H.R. 3683)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of John L. Bullard. (H.R. 1428)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of John McLaughlin and William South, late privates in Company H, Twenty-sixth Regiment of Missouri Volunteer Infantry. (H.R. 4017)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Jonathan L. Mann. (H.R. 3374)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Joseph B. Eaton. (H.R. 4022)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Julia P. Lynde, minor child of R. D. Lynde, late surgeon of United States volunteers, deceased. (H.R. 3981)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Kitty Ann Smith, widow of Thomas Smith, and James A. Stevens, of the Cromwell Home Guards, of Ohio County, Kentucky. (H.R. 1775)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Kreel and Miller. (H.R. 1526)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of L. S. Campbell. (H.R. 4013)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Lance-Sergeant John R. Williams, United States Army. (H.R. 3376)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Lynch. (H.R. 468)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Major John W. Todd. (H.R. 1709)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Margaret Merklein. (H.R. 4014)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Philip Pendleton. (H.R. 3940)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Reuben H. Bishop. (H.R. 1772)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Robert K. Enbody. (H.R. 2979)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Robert L. D. Burchfield. (H.R. 207)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of S. P. Jocelyn. (H.R. 2704)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Samuel Gruk, father of Caleb H. Gruk, late a private in the First Regiment of Michigan Infantry Volunteers. (H.R. 4021)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Samuel Hitchcock. (H.R. 1779)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Selah V. Reeve, late quartermaster-sergeant of the Fourth Michigan Infantry Volunteers. (H.R. 475)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Seth M. Whitten, late private of the Fourth Regiment Michigan Infantry. (H.R. 575)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of States and Territories for issues of arms and ordnance stores made them for the maintenance and preservation of the Union. (H.R. 4026)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Susan L. Galloway. (H.R. 4027)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of the widow and heirs of David Shelton, sr., deceased. (H.R. 3370)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of W. A. Howard. (H.R. 2860)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of Walter J. Lee. (H.R. 122)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of William H. Carmen, Company E, 32d Illinois Volunteers. (H.R. 4020)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of William Phillips and others, heirs of Stephen Phillips, deceased. (H.R. 3377)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of William Rood, late a private of the Thirty-sixth Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers. (H.R. 3685)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the relief of William Vails, late a private in Company A, Third Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Cavalry. (H.R. 1275)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act For the settlements of the account of Major Abram Beeler, late paymaster of United States volunteers. (H.R. 1829)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act In relation to bounties. (H.R. 1782)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Providing for the completion of the military road from Santa Fe to Taos, in the Territory of New Mexico. (H.R. 2747)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Relating to brevet appointments. (H.R. 4024)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Relative to retired officers of the Army. (H.R. 2697)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act Restoring Captain Alonzo J. Marsh to his position in the Army, and that he be honorably mastered out of the service as of the date of the mustering-out of his regiment. (H.R. 882)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To aid in the erection of a monument to the memory of Major-General George H. Thomas. (H.R. 3302)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act authorizing the Secretary of War to release twenty-five acres of the lands of the United States at Plattsburgh, New York, to the New York and Canada Railroad Company, and for other purposes," passed June eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 3970)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act in relation to bounties," approved April 22, A. D. 1872. (H.R. 4011)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act making appropriation for the support of the Army for the year ending June 30, 1870," approved March 3, 1969. (H.R. 3999)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for year ending June 30, 1872," approved March 3, 1871. (H.R. 4062)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to authorize the sale of certain public property," approved June 10, 1872. (H.R. 3279)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to authorize the sale of certain public property," approved June 10, 1872. (H.R. 3971)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to establish and protect national cemeteries," approved February twenty-second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. (H.R. 2699)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to establish and to protect national cemeteries," approved February 22, 1867. (H.R. 1272)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate a national military and naval asylum for the relief of the totally-disabled officers and men of the volunteer forces of the United States," approved March twenty-one, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1952)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the disposition of useless military reservations," approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 2706)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To amend section two of an act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other purposes, and the acts amendatory thereof. (H.R. 3938)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To amend the first section of an act entitled "An act to provide for the disposition of useless military reservations," approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 1303)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To amend the thirty-first section of an act entitled "An act for enrolling and calling out the national militia, and for other purposes," approved March 3, 1863. (H.R. 1467)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To authorize an appointment in the Inspector General's Department. (H.R. 2136)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To authorize the and direct the Secretary of War to distribute arms and military equipments under the act of April 23, 1808, and the acts amendatory thereof. (H.R. 2969)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To authorize the issue of a supply of arms to the authorities of the Territory of Montana. (H.R. 2567)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To authorize the Secretary of War to ascertain the amount of expense incurred by the territorial authorities of Dakota for arms, equipments, military stores, supplies, and all other expenses of the volunteer forces of the Indian war of 1862. (H.R. 3499)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To authorize the Secretary of War to furnish the State of Minnesota with five hundred stand of arms. (H.R. 2702)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To authorize the Secretary of War to release the right of way to the Bay Ridge and Sea-Shore Railroad Company of Long Island over the military reservation at Fort Hamilton, in the State of New York. (H.R. 3645)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To authorize the Secretary of War to survey, plat, and sell the present cemetery grounds upon the Fort Gratiot military reservation in Michigan, and for other purposes. (H.R. 119)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To confirm the purchase by the executive department, on the eighth September, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, of a certain tract of land at Omaha, Nebraska. (H.R. 4008)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To correct the muster of H. H. Hinds, late captain 57th Pennsylvania Volunteers. (H.R. 4023)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act 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 15, 1870, to the relatives of deceased officers and soldiers, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2983)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To extend the time for filing claims for additional bounty under the act of July twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 3687)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To extend the time for filing claims for additional bounty, under the act of July twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 1180)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To extend the time for the completion of the military road from Fort Wilkins, at Copper Harbor, in the State of Michigan, to Fort Howard, at Green Bay, in the State of Wisconsin. (H.R. 578)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To limit the time for the presentation to, and decision of claims by, the Commissary-General of Subsistence, under the act to restrict the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims, and for other purposes, approved July 4, 1864. (H.R. 3432)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To pay Charles Probst, of New Mexico, for supplies furnished the New Mexico militia during the late rebellion. (H.R. 4030)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To provide for headstones in the national military cemeteries. (H.R. 4007)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To provide for the better care and protection of subsistence supplies. (H.R. 3452)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To provide for the establishment of a large arsenal of construction and repair, a powder-depot, and a proving ground at suitable points east of the Alleghany Mountains, and for the discontinuance and disposal of some of the smaller arsenals. (H.R. 3434)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To provide for the establishment of a military prison, and for its government. (H.R. 2692)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To provide for the inspection of the disbursements of appropriations made by officers of the Army. (H.R. 4006)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To provide for the Military Academy band, and to fix the pay of its members. (H.R. 4010)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To provide for the payment for certain property taken by the Government for the extension of the military reservation at Camp Mohave, in the Territory of Arizona. (H.R. 2698)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To provide for the printing, at the Government Printing Office, of one thousand copies of the Descriptive Anatomical Catalogue of the Army Medical Museum. (H.R. 3453)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To provide for the purchase, by the Secretary of War, of lands for the United States in the State of Texas, for the sites of forts and military posts. (H.R. 1130)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To provide for the restoration of the records of the proceedings of the court of inquiry concerning the operation of the army under the command of General Don Carlos Buell, in Kentucky and Tennessee. Whereas it appears in the matter of the investigation made by the court of ... (H.R. 2851)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To provide that minors shall not be enlisted in the military service of the United States without the consent of parents or guardians. (H.R. 838)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To provide that no person shall be promoted in the Army who is addicted to the intemperate use of intoxicating liquors or drugs. (H.R. 3609)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To purchase five acres of land for the enlargement of the post cemetery, Key West, Florida. (H.R. 4005)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To reduce the area of the military reservation of Fort Sanders, in the Territory of Wyoming, and providing for the survey of said reservation as reduced. (H.R. 161)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To regulate the employment of engineer soldiers on extra duty. (H.R. 2227)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To remove the charge of desertion against Daniel Orner, late private in Company H, Ninety-first Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. Whereas Daniel Orner, late a private in Company H, Ninety-first Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, stands charged on the records of the Adjutant ... (H.R. 1238)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To remove the charge of desertion in the War Department against Joseph H. Moore, late private Company A, Eightieth Regiment Ohio Volunteers. (H.R. 4018)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To sell a vacated soldiers' burial-ground near Cumberland, Maryland, to the Hebrew congregation of that city, to enlarge their graveyard. (H.R. 3794)

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 equalize bounties to soldiers of the late war. (H.R. 250)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Holman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To equalize bounties of soldiers who served in the late war for the Union. (H.R. 240)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported by Mr. Blair, with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in Italics. An Act To reduce the area of the military reservation of Fort Sanders, in the Territory of Wyoming, and providing for the survey of said reservation as reduced. (H.R. 161)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported by Mr. Logan with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets.] An Act For the relief of Emma E. Gardner, the widow of Lieutenant W. F. Gardner. (H.R. 3367)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported by Mr. Logan, with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of War to furnish a duplicate certificate of discharge where the same has been lost. (H.R. 2703)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported by Mr. Wilson with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act In relation to bounties. (H.R. 1782)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining. An Act To promote the development of the mining resources of the United States. (H.R. 1016)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act Authorizing the nomination and appointment to the retired list of the Navy of certain volunteers on the active list of the Navy, who are disabled in consequence of wounds received during the late war. (H.R. 2053)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act Authorizing the President to appoint C. W. Cronk a first assistant engineer in the Navy of the United States. (H.R. 2317)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act Authorizing the President to permit Frank M. Ashton, late second assistant engineer of the Navy of the United States, to withdraw his resignation of that office. (H.R. 2873)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the payment of R. M. Green for the use of his patent by the Government. (H.R. 2206)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of George A. Stevens, of the United States Navy. (H.R. 903)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of H. C. Christopher, G. W. Beard, C. A. Uber, Edward Stiles, and N. H. Lamdin. (H.R. 2055)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of J. H. Underhill. (H.R. 2050)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of J. S. Underhill. (H.R. 2050)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of John C. Beaumont. (H.R. 2876)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of Martin Freeman. (H.R. 2869)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of Mrs. R. A. Kennedy. (H.R. 2326)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of Norman Wiard. (H.R. 334)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of Robert A. Mayo, of Richmond, Virginia. (H.R. 2048)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of the officers and cres of the United States ship Wyoming. (H.R. 3736)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of the widow of Alexander F. Crossman, deceased, late commander United States Navy. (H.R. 3721)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of William B. Muse. (H.R. 2949)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To abolish the grades of Admiral and Vice-Admiral in the Navy of the United States. (H.R. 2871)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To authorize the advancement of Chief Engineer John W. Moore on the list of chief engineers in the Navy. Whereas on the memorable occasion when the Federal fleet passed Forts Jackson and St. Phillip, to the capture of New Orleans, the ships were protected from serious injury, if not ... (H.R. 2052)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To authorize the construction of six steam vessels of war, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3010)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To authorize the President of appoint Frederick E. Upton, of Bath, Maine, a master in the Navy of the United States. (H.R. 2870)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To authorize the President to appoint George Plunkett a paymaster in the Navy. (H.R. 435)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to convey to the city of Chelsea, Massachusetts, certain land for the use of a street. (H.R. 3946)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To prevent the employment of officers on the retired list. (H.R. 2875)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To promote the securing of efficient seamen for the Navy of the United States. (H.R. 930)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To restore Absalom Kirby as second assistant engineer in the Navy. (H.R. 2874)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To restore Captains Lewis C. Sartori, George H. Preble, George H. Cooper, and Commander R. F. R. Lewis, of the United States Navy, to their original positions on the Navy Register. (H.R. 3847)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Handley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To restore Henry Hoover, late a naval constructor, to the place from which he was dismissed. (H.R. 54)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported back by Mr. Hays without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Mr. Negley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to promotion in the Navy to grades of commodore and rear-admiral, and pay of retired officers. (H.R. 518)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Cragin with amendments, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italics. An Act Authorizing the President to permit Frank M. Ashton, late second assistant engineer of the Navy of the United States, to withdraw his resignation of that ... (H.R. 2873)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Cragin with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. An Act To authorize the construction of six steam vessels of war, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3010)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Cragin with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act To prevent the employment of officers on the retired list. (H.R. 2875)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Cragin with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. An Act Authorizing the nomination and appointment to the retired list of the Navy of certain volunteers on the active list of the Navy who are disabled in consequence of ... (H.R. 2053)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Albert W. Gray. (H.R. 1416)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Alexander Smith and Halcyon Skinner. (H.R. 1340)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Charles P. S. Wardwell. (H.R. 904)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Chester C. Tolman. (H.R. 1339)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Frederick M. Norcross, administrator of the estate of Nicholas G. Norcross. (H.R. 3136)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of George W. Morse. (H.R. 1417)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Hugh McCormick. (H.R. 3137)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Ira Buckman, junior. (H.R. 897)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of James C. Cooke. (H.R. 2997)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of John W. Mears, administrator of the estate of Henry D. Mears, deceased, and of William Moulton, junior. (H.R. 2864)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Levi Bissell. (H.R. 1335)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Rebecca A. Marcher, widow of Robert Marcher, deceased. (H.R. 3134)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Samuel A. Duncan. (H.R. 1785)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Sarah S. Trapp, executrix of William Trapp, deceased. (H.R. 924)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of the heirs of William A. Graham. Whereas it appears that William A. Graham, in the year anno Domini eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, filed his application in due form for letters-patent for a certain invention or discovery of a novel method of or means for extinguishing ... (H.R. 1370)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of Thomas Warker. (H.R. 3135)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act For the relief of William B. Ward. (H.R. 1336)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act To authorize William C. Jardine to make application to the Commissioner of Patents for the issue of a patent for his improvement in brake and rest for carts. Whereas William C. Jardine's application for improvement in brake and rest for carts was passed for issue September eleventh, ... (H.R. 1337)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act To enable Joseph Fox to make application to the Commissioner of Patents for the extension of letters-patent for machine for making crackers. (H.R. 3133)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. An Act To enable William Sellers and Coleman Sellers to make application to the Commissioner of Patents for the extension of letters-patent for an improvement in coupling for shafting. (H.R. 896)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. Reported by Mr. Ferrey, of Connecticut, with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. An Act For the relief of Thomas Warker. (H.R. 3135)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions, An Act Granting a pension to Margaret C. Gibson. (H.R. 2397)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Fixing the time from which pensions heretofore granted, or which may be hereafter granted, shall commence, and extending the time for the filing of applications for the same. (H.R. 511)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief Anne Penny. (H.R. 2476)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief of Captain J. W. Quinn. (H.R. 1334)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief of Elizabeth Zluhan. Whereas Jonathan Zluhan, late a private in the Ninety-third Regiment of Pennsylvania Voluntees, in his lifetime, established his right, under act of June seventeenth, eighteen hundred and seventy, to an artificial arm, by reason of the loss of the left ... (H.R. 2484)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief of Frederick Walter, Company A, Fourth United States Artillery. (H.R. 2539)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief of Jennie B. Savage. (H.R. 2554)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief of Jesse McCoy. (H.R. 2712)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief of Mary C. Griffin. (H.R. 2456)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief of Ruth A. Maxiner. (H.R. 2025)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief of Sally Clark, widow of Joseph L. Clark, deceased, a soldier of the war of 1812. (H.R. 2818)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief of the minor children of Captain William E. Scherr. Whereas by special act of Congress dated March first, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, Sarah A. Scherr, widow of William E. Scherr, late captain of Company B, Twenty-sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, was granted a ... (H.R. 2535)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension the Elizabeth H. Morgan. (H.R. 624)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to A. Schuyler Sutton. (H.R. 2411)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Aaron B. Hughes, late a musician in Company E, One hundred and third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. (H.R. 3160)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Abigail Stukey. (H.R. 2452)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Abraham Cooper. (H.R. 2417)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Ada H. McDonald. (H.R. 2399)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Ada Lois Harrison. (H.R. 3797)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Aidy A. Autry. (H.R. 2467)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Almon P. Graves. (H.R. 2496)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Amelia S. Parsons, widow of Nathan A. Parsons. (H.R. 2498)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Amos Farling. (H.R. 2510)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Anderson W. Scott. (H.R. 3810)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Andrew Reinfort. (H.R. 2416)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Angelica Hammond. (H.R. 2466)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Ann C. Butler. (H.R. 2435)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Ann G. Barker, widow of Thomas Barker. (H.R. 1067)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Ann Hensley. (H.R. 3827)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Ann Hunter. (H.R. 1198)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Ann Woods. (H.R. 3812)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Anna Butterfield, mother of A. B. Butterfield. (H.R. 1057)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Annie Bagley. (H.R. 2441)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Annie Marie Bailey. (H.R. 2479)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Antoine Brossa. (H.R. 3799)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Ardella D. Warfield and Lindsley N. Warfield. (H.R. 2767)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Armstive Goodlow. (H.R. 2497)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Armstrong O'Hara. (H.R. 2531)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Asenath Stephenson. (H.R. 3484)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Belinda Craig. (H.R. 621)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Benjamin Clark. (H.R. 2446)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Benjamin F. Berkley. (H.R. 1619)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Captain Henry M. Scott. (H.R. 1197)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Catherine Boss. (H.R. 2515)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Chancy J. Poore. (H.R. 3808)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Charles B. Fairchild. (H.R. 2442)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Charlotte Crane. (H.R. 1199)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Christiana W. Murray. (H.R. 2526)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Clarinda Butcher. (H.R. 2517)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Colonel William C. Kise. (H.R. 2483)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Cordelia G. Dougherty. (H.R. 2534)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Daniel Beatty. (H.R. 2432)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Daniel Wooden. (H.R. 2546)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Dean A. Wills, of Indiana. (H.R. 2462)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Deborah Witham. (H.R. 2527)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Delilah Robertson. (H.R. 1208)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Durant T. Hunt. (H.R. 3832)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Edward G. Hunt. (H.R. 2532)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Eleanor K. Fillis. (H.R. 2421)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Eliza B. Anderson. (H.R. 2879)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Eliza Civille. (H.R. 2560)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Eliza J. Fracker. (H.R. 2508)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Eliza Webb. (H.R. 2434)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Elizabeth Black. (H.R. 2487)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Elizabeth Cupp. (H.R. 2407)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Elizabeth Harding. (H.R. 1946)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Elizabeth J. Ewing, of Sparta, Illinois. (H.R. 2577)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Elizabeth Jones. (H.R. 2558)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Elizabeth Kenyon. (H.R. 893)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Elizabeth O. Neile. (H.R. 2404)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Elizabeth York. Whereas, by special act number eighteen, approved April seventeenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, granting a pension to Mrs. Elizabeth York, widow of Shubal York, deceased, late surgeon of the Fifty-fourth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry; and ... (H.R. 557)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Ellen Collins. (H.R. 3831)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Ellen M. Cummings. (H.R. 3838)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Ellen W. P. Carter. (H.R. 2463)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Emily Booth. (H.R. 3796)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Ephriam Hunt. (H.R. 3719)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Evan Johnson. (H.R. 2464)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Flora D. McKay. (H.R. 2524)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Frances W. Evans. (H.R. 2519)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Frederick A. Garlick, of Cortland County New York. (H.R. 497)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Garrett Flemming. (H.R. 2511)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to George G. Gardner. (H.R. 2403)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to George J. St. Louis. (H.R. 1209)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to George W. Bradley. (H.R. 3817)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to George W. Parris. (H.R. 2413)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to George W. Swartz. (H.R. 2518)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Hannah E. Currie. (H.R. 2408)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Harper Smith. (H.R. 3841)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Harriet W. Wilkinson. (H.R. 3818)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Helen M. Smith. (H.R. 2412)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Henry A. White. (H.R. 2559)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Henry H. Kaiser. (H.R. 3809)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Henry Riemann. (H.R. 2523)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Henry T. Schutt. (H.R. 2430)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Herman J. Ehle. (H.R. 2572)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Hetty M. Kepner, and others. (H.R. 2454)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Hila A. Cooksy. (H.R. 2465)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Hugh Wallace. (H.R. 2425)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Ivory F. Snow. (H.R. 2516)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to James A. Sanders. (H.R. 3798)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to James C. Bates, Indiana. (H.R. 3803)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to James McAlfee. (H.R. 2552)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to James McKean. (H.R. 3811)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to James P. Rader. (H.R. 3815)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to James Supple. (H.R. 2423)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to James W. Wharton, late a private in Company G, First Pennsylvania Rifles. Whereas on the fifteenth day of May, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, James W. Wharton enlisted in Company G, First Pennsylvania Rifles, to serve for three years; and Whereas the said James W. ... (H.R. 2533)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Jane D. Mumford. (H.R. 2439)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Jane Thompson and Margaret Thompson. (H.R. 2556)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Jerome E. Pampell. (H.R. 2455)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Jerusha A. Goodrich. (H.R. 2543)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Job S. Goff. (H.R. 3800)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Johanna Lusky. (H.R. 2542)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to John A. Crozier, of Indiana. (H.R. 2460)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to John Condlin. (H.R. 2553)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to John Davis, corporal of the night-watch on board the United States ship "Octorara." (H.R. 2431)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to John Fink. (H.R. 2562)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to John Greenwalt. (H.R. 2521)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to John Heddinger. (H.R. 2471)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to John Nichman. (H.R. 1802)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to John Nolan. (H.R. 2495)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to John Oliver, Louisa Oliver, Robert Oliver, and Martha A. Oliver. (H.R. 2451)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to John S. Corlett. (H.R. 855)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to John S. Hall. (H.R. 2477)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to John Tuell. (H.R. 2480)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Joseph Bryant. (H.R. 623)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Joseph Cressey. (H.R. 2528)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Joseph Geer. (H.R. 2958)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Joseph Montgomery. (H.R. 894)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Josiah Wilson, a soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve. (H.R. 3720)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Judith Dunham. (H.R. 2522)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Julia Cosgrove. (H.R. 2765)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Julia Whistler. (H.R. 2405)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Juliet E. Hall, daughter of William Hall, late colonel of the Eleventh Regiment of Iowa Infantry. (H.R. 2502)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Justus F. Jones. (H.R. 2492)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Kitty A. Smith. (H.R. 2491)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Laura Baker. (H.R. 3836)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Leta Gibbs and Lucinda Gibbs. (H.R. 3829)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Lorenzo D. Hogle. (H.R. 2461)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Lucinda Thompson. (H.R. 2525)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Lucretia B. Galloway. (H.R. 2450)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Margaret Coggins, widow of Philip Coggins. (H.R. 1058)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Margaret Coldwell. (H.R. 2401)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Margaret Conyers. (H.R. 3823)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Margaret J. Boyd, Rachel D. McIlvaine, and William L. McIlvaine. (H.R. 2458)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Margaret Lee. (H.R. 892)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Margaret Miller. (H.R. 2490)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Margaret Riley. (H.R. 2406)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Margarett A. Renshaw. (H.R. 2420)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Maria Clark. (H.R. 2486)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Maria D. C. Bache. (H.R. 3826)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Maria L. Lee. (H.R. 2536)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Martha A. Brooks. (H.R. 2402)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Martha A. Gallaher, widow of William A. Gallaher, deceased, late a private in Company G, One hundred and thirty-fourth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. (H.R. 3843)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Martha A. Jones. (H.R. 1065)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Martha B. Williams. (H.R. 1068)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Martha Elwell. (H.R. 1203)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Martha G. Rudolph. (H.R. 2398)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Martha M. B. McCulloch. (H.R. 2427)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Martha P. Greenlee. (H.R. 2529)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Martha R. White. (H.R. 2396)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Martha Tillotson. (H.R. 3805)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary A. Chute. (H.R. 2538)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary A. Diamond. (H.R. 2426)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary A. Dodd. (H.R. 2768)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary A. Miller. (H.R. 2499)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary A. Shoemaker. (H.R. 2409)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary A. Shultz. (H.R. 2481)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary E. Barton. (H.R. 2541)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary E. Cochran. (H.R. 2957)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary E. Foster. (H.R. 3801)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary E. Grosvenor. (H.R. 3589)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary E. Shelton. (H.R. 2770)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary E. Snively and Mavilla S. Snively. (H.R. 2509)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary H. Bartlett. (H.R. 2449)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary Hand. (H.R. 3842)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary J. Morse. (H.R. 2951)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary Jane Stone, widow of William J. Stone, late second lieutenant, Thirty-seventh Kentucky Infantry. (H.R. 1201)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary Mullins. (H.R. 3821)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary Wade, mother of Jennie Wade. (H.R. 1066)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary Whalen. (H.R. 2766)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Melissa Rankin, mother of Oliver S. Rankin. (H.R. 1195)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Millie A. Powell. (H.R. 3806)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Minerva McFadden. (H.R. 3837)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mrs. Abigail Chaplin. (H.R. 2414)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a Pension to Mrs. Alme D. Brooks. (H.R. 2530)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mrs. Ann M. Wood, widow of Robert C. Wood, late assistant surgeon-general of the United States Army, and daughter of Zachary Taylor, late President of the United States. (H.R. 3824)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mrs. Eliza Hicks. (H.R. 2488)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mrs. Jane Dulany. (H.R. 1196)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mrs. Margaret Webber. (H.R. 2049)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mrs. Margarett S. Fair. (H.R. 2444)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mrs. Mary Davis, of Philadelphia. (H.R. 2438)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mrs. Mollie L. Roberts. (H.R. 2436)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mrs. Nancy E. Pugh. (H.R. 2418)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Nancy A. Lawrence. (H.R. 2489)

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. 115)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Nancy Goddard. (H.R. 2540)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Nancy Mason. (H.R. 2547)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Nancy Osborn. (H.R. 2494)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Nathan Morgan. (H.R. 1210)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Obadiah Whiston. (H.R. 3802)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Peter Brewer. (H.R. 2469)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Phebe Ann Elderkin. (H.R. 2422)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Phebe Hascall, widow of Sidney Smith. (H.R. 1059)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Priscilla Harrison. (H.R. 2433)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Reverend William H. Rogers. (H.R. 1200)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Richard B. Crawford. (H.R. 2503)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Richard B. Crawford. (H.R. 622)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Robert G. Wilson. (H.R. 2544)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Robert H. Brown, of Adair County, Missouri. (H.R. 2470)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Rosa F. Morsell. (H.R. 3839)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Rosa Hoon. (H.R. 2514)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Rosa Wollauer. (H.R. 2453)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Rosana Allison. (H.R. 3834)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Rosanna Quinn. (H.R. 368)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Samuel B. Davis. (H.R. 2468)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Samuel Barnett. (H.R. 3813)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Samuel R. Allen. (H.R. 3814)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Samuel Shaffer, late a private in Company I, Seventy-eighth Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteers. (H.R. 2428)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Samuel Shuler, late a private in Company E, Sixty-first Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteers. (H.R. 1800)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Sarah Baird. (H.R. 2478)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Sarah P. Wing. (H.R. 2429)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Sarah Pond. (H.R. 2339)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Sarah Reynolds. (H.R. 2447)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Sarah S. Cooper. (H.R. 2457)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Sarah Whiting. (H.R. 1073)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Simeon Farnsworth, of Danville, Vermont. (H.R. 2130)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Susan Davis, dependent mother of William W. Davis, deceased, late a private in Company E, One hundred and third Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteers. (H.R. 1444)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Susan E. Alger. (H.R. 3840)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Susan Schofield. (H.R. 2445)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Susan W. Mechem. (H.R. 2512)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to the minor children of Benjamin Franklin Browne. (H.R. 2410)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to the widow of Colonel Gustavus A. Loomis. (H.R. 2500)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Thomas Lunney. (H.R. 2520)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Thomas R. Hardwick. (H.R. 3820)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Thomas Smith. (H.R. 3819)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Timothy Paige. (H.R. 1206)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Unity Welsh, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (H.R. 2482)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Virginia M. F. Cusack. (H.R. 2493)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Washington Frisbee. (H.R. 2485)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Wesley Hensley. (H.R. 2443)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to William B. Lilly. (H.R. 2424)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to William B. Taylor. (H.R. 2400)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to William D. Boyd. (H.R. 2557)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to William D. Tomlinson. (H.R. 3807)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to William E. Farley and John M. Farley. (H.R. 2563)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to William H. Bridges. (H.R. 712)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to William H. Nunamaker. (H.R. 3835)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to William P. Calvert. (H.R. 2504)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Zenas Bradley, of Allegany County, New York. (H.R. 2138)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting an annuity to Mary Swift, daughter of Thomas Truxton, deceased, late commodore in the United States Navy. (H.R. 4055)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting an increase of pension to Hannah Cross, a dependent mother. (H.R. 2545)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting an increase of pension to James H. Hogan, of Batavia, in the State of New York. (H.R. 1205)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting an increase of pension to Jedediah Gray. (H.R. 2988)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting an increase of pension to Maria Louisa Craven. (H.R. 3830)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting an increase of pension to Warren Raymond, a soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve. (H.R. 1207)

Read twice and referred to the committee on Pensions. An Act Granting arrearages of pension to Walter Bradley. (H.R. 2551)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting increase of pension to Robert S. Dumont. (H.R. 2555)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting increase of pension to William T. Simms. (H.R. 2415)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act In amendment of an act granting pensions to the survivors of the war of 1812, approved February 14, 1871, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3795)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Increasing a pension of Helen M. Stansbury. (H.R. 3833)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Increasing the pension of Caroline H. Miller. (H.R. 2440)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Increasing the pension of H. Louise Gates. (H.R. 2549)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Increasing the pension of Mrs. Jane W. McKee. (H.R. 2395)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Providing for the relief of certain invalid pensioners. Whereas by section one of an act entitled "An act supplementary to the several acts relating to pensions," approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, certain soldiers who were entitled to, and were drawing invalid ... (H.R. 991)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Repealing an act entitled "An act granting a pension to Joanna L. Shaw." (H.R. 2506)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Restoring the names of certain persons to the pension-rolls, and in amendment of an act entitled "An act granting pensions to the survivors of the war of 1812," approved February 14, 1871. (H.R. 3503)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Restoring to the pension-rolls the name of Margaret L. Bybee. (H.R. 2459)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To amend "An act granting pensions to the survivors of the war of 1812 who served sixty days, and to their widows," approved February 14,1871. (H.R. 2571)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act for the relief of Lieutenant Herman Tuerk," approved February twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three. (H.R. 3349)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act granting a pension to Phoebe Sofield, widow of Lewis Sofield." (H.R. 1271)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To amend an act for the relief of Charles M. Pott. (H.R. 3828)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To amend an act granting a pension to William C. Pickens. (H.R. 1064)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To amend certain provisions of the pension-laws. (H.R. 3520)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To amend section six of the act of July four, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 4016)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to place the name of Mary A. Morris, widow of Major General William W. Morris, upon the pension-rolls, at the rate of fifty dollars per month. (H.R. 1872)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To grant a pension to Edward Tucker. (H.R. 2561)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To grant a pension to Martin Zeeb. (H.R. 2437)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To grant a pension to Mary Petrie. (H.R. 2507)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To grant a pension to Sarah A. Wharton. (H.R. 2501)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To grant a pension to Sarah Maynard. (H.R. 2550)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To grant a pension to William Freshone. (H.R. 2419)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To increase the pension of Mrs. Hannah W. Sumner, widow of Major General Edwin V. Sumner, who died March 21, 1863, while in command of the Department of the West. (H.R. 2505)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To increase the pension of Susan T. E. Williamson. (H.R. 2548)

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. 457)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To repeal that part of section six of the act of July fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, entitled "An act supplementary to an act entitled 'An act to grant pensions,'" as limits the time in which claims for pension may be granted, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3751)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To restore to the pension-roll Nancy Cloud, widow of William Cloud, a revolutionary pensioner. (H.R. 1243)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To revise, consolidate, and amend the laws relating to pensions. (H.R. 2312)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported adversely and postponed indefinitely. Vote to indefinitely postpone reconsidered; bill recommitted to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Pratt with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. An Act Granting a pension to John ... (H.R. 2431)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Hamilton, of Texas, with amendments, viz: Insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Granting a pension to Zenas Bradley, of Allegany County, New York. (H.R. 2138)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Hamilton, of Texas, with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. An Act Granting a pension to Cordelia C. Dougherty. (H.R. 2534)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Hill with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act Restoring to the pension-rolls the name of Margaret L. Bybee. (H.R. 2459)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Logan with amendments, viz: Strike out the part within [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act granting a pension to Phoebe Sofield, widow of Lewis Sofield." (H.R. 1271)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Pratt with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act To revise, consolidate, and amend the laws relating to pensions. (H.R. 2312)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Pratt with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 67. An Act Granting a pension to Hannah Gray. (H.R. 895)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Pratt with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. Accompanied by Senate Report No. 233. An Act Granting an increase of pension to Warren Raymond, a soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve. (H.R. 1207)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Pratt with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] clause and insert the part printed in italics. An Act Granting a pension to Henry Riemann. (H.R. 2523)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post Roads An Act To establish certain post-roads. (H.R. 2935)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads An Act To further amend the postal laws. (H.R. 3675)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads, An Act For the relief of H. H. Meredith, late postmaster at Wade, Bedford County, Virginia. (H.R. 1803)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act Authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Arkansas River at Van Buren, Arkansas. (H.R. 3948)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act Authorizing the Postmaster General to issue one-cent correspondence or post cards for transmission in the United States mails. (H.R. 2256)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act Authorizing the transfer of safes from the War Department to the Post-Office Department for use in the transportation of registered mails. (H.R. 4049)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act Establishing a post-route in Pennsylvania. (H.R. 2968)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act Establishing certain post-roads in Vermont. (H.R. 1076)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act Establishing post-routes in the State of Maine. (H.R. 3350)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act For the benefit of Charles Cosby, late postmaster at Uptonville, Hardin County, Kentucky. Whereas Charles Cosby, late postmaster at Uptonville, Hardin County, Kentucky, was robbed of eighty-seven dollars and forty cents in postage-stamps, and there being satisfactory ... (H.R. 1704)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act For the relief of Captain Brice X. Blair, postmaster at Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Whereas the post-office at Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, was broken into on the night of October twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy, and the safe therein blown open and postage-stamps ... (H.R. 1562)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act For the relief of Daniel O. Cleveland, postmaster at Broadalbin, in the State of New York. (H.R. 2345)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act For the relief of Francis A. Eastman, postmaster at Chicago, Illinois. (H.R. 1529)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act For the relief of Francis B. Stewart, postmaster at Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania. (H.R. 2978)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act For the relief of John S. Horner. Whereas an examination of all the papers in the case shows that injustice was done to John S. Horner, of Helena, Arkansas, in the judgment for four hundred and forty-four dollars and ninety-seven cents, pronounced against him by the ... (H.R. 3726)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act For the relief of Jonathan Diehl and George Blymer, sureties on the bond of Josiah S. Diehl, late contractor for carrying the United States mails on post-route numbered four thousand two hundred and forty-nine. (H.R. 4002)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act For the relief of Thomas Burke, of Virginia. (H.R. 2672)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act For the relief of W. H. Kirk. (H.R. 2255)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act For the relief of William F. Barker, postmaster at Northville, Fulton County, New York. (H.R. 1564)

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 for the year ending June 30, 1874. (H.R. 3498)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act Relating to proposals and contracts for transportation of the mails, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1930)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act To abolish the franking privilege, and to provide for the transmission of official documents and other public matter. (H.R. 2982)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act To amend the one hundred and thirty-third and one hundred and thirty-fourth sections of an act approved June eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, entitled "An act to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to the Post-Office Department." (H.R. 3248)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act To authorize the construction of a bridge, and to establish the same as a post-road. (H.R. 2207)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act To establish a mail-route. (H.R. 2713)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act To establish a post-road from Milton Mills to Horne's Mills, New Hampshire. (H.R. 3378)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act To establish a post-road. (H.R. 3256)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act To establish a post-road. (H.R. 3505)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on post-offices and Post-roads. An Act To establish certain post routes in West Virginia. (H.R. 184)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act To establish certain post-roads. (H.R. 1666)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act To establish certain post-roads. (H.R. 2940)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act To establish certain post-routes. (H.R. 1658)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. An Act To establish certain post-routes. (H.R. 2854)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on post-offices and Post-roads. An Act To establish post routes. (H.R. 181)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads. 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 30, 1874. (H.R. 3498)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on post-offices and Post-roads. Reported by Mr. Ramsey with amendments, namely: Insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To establish post routes. (H.R. 181)

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 Authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Arkansas River at Van Buren, Arkansas. (H.R. 3948)

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 authorize the construction of a bridge over the Mississippi River, at Fort Madison, Iowa, and to establish the same as a post-road. (H.R. 2207)

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. 1666)

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-roads. (H.R. 2935)

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 words printed in italics. An Act To establish certain post-roads. (H.R. 3274)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on post-offices and Post-roads. Reported by Mr. Ramsey without amendment. An Act To establish certain post routes in the State of Iowa. (H.R. 434)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads.An Act To establish certain post-roads. (H.R. 3274)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. An Act To provide for the exchange and transfer of two small parcels of land in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. Whereas the United States Marine Hospital grounds, situated in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, lie adjoining lands of John G. Woerner, upon an angular line of division; ... (H.R. 2047)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land-Claims. An Act For the relief of Isabella Orange. Whereas Isabella Orange, widow of John C. Orange, late a private Company D, Seventh Regiment West Virginia Volunteers, purchased and came into possession of the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section thirty-five, township four, ... (H.R. 2771)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land-Claims. An Act For the relief of Thomas B. Valentine. (H.R. 1024)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land-Claims. An Act To confirm certain land-titles in the State of Missouri. Whereas the Baron of Carondelet, governor-general of the Territory of Louisiana, did, on the fifteen day of March, anno Domini seventeen hundred and ninety-seven, instruct Zenon Trudeau, lieutenant-governor of said ... (H.R. 3731)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land-Claims. An Act To confirm to William Marvin the title to seven thousand acres of land in the State of Florida. Whereas under the act of Congress, approved June twenty-second, eighteen hundred and sixty, entitled "An act for the final adjustment of private land-claims in the States of Florida, ... (H.R. 3593)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land-Claims. Reported by Mr. Thurman with amendments, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. An Act To confirm to William Marvin the title to seven thousand acres of land in the State of Florida. Whereas under the act of Congress, approved June twenty second, eighteen hundred and sixty, entitled ... (H.R. 3593)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land-Claims. Reported by Mr. Thurman with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To confirm certain land-titles in the State of Missouri. Whereas the Baron of Carondelet, governor-general of the Territory of Louisiana, did, on the ... (H.R. 3731)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections. An Act Fixing the time for the election of Representatives from the State of California to the Forty-fourth Congress. (H.R. 3324)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections. An Act Supplemental to and amendatory of an act entitled "An act to prescribe the mode of obtaining evidence in cases of contested elections," approved February nineteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-one. (H.R. 1048)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections. An Act To pay William P. Preston the sum therein mentioned. (H.R. 284)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections. An Act To remove the legal and political disabilities of Sion H. Rogers. (H.R. 2617)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections. Reported with amendments. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Supplemental to and amendatory of an act entitled "An act to prescribe the mode of obtaining evidence in cases of contested elections," approved February nineteenth, ... (H.R. 1048)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Building's and Grounds. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Arthur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relative to United States court-rooms, post-office, and customhouse in the city of Covington, Kentucky. (H.R. 232)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act Authorizing the construction of a public building at Fall River, in the State of Massachusetts. (H.R. 2682)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act Authorizing the erection of a public building in Rockland, Maine. (H.R. 2616)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to sell the custom-house property at Plymouth, North Carolina. (H.R. 3628)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act For a public building at Atlanta, Georgia. (H.R. 2880)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act For the construction of a custom-house, bonded warehouse, and post-office at Port Huron, Michigan. (H.R. 2942)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act For the construction of an addition to the United States court-house and post-office building in Indianapolis, Indiana, and for the purchase of additional ground adjoining the site of said building. (H.R. 1538)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act Making an appropriation for the erection of a marine hospital at San Francisco. (H.R. 2764)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act Making an appropriation for the repairs, furnishing, and ornamentation of the United States custom-house and post-office at Bath, Maine. (H.R. 902)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act Providing for a life-size marble statue of the late Senator Edward Dickinson Baker. (H.R. 2762)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act To authorize the construction of a fire-proof building at Albany, New York. (H.R. 1534)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act To authorize the erection of a public building at Evansville, Indiana. (H.R. 2987)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act To authorize the purchase of a site for a public building at Cincinnati, Ohio. (H.R. 1540)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act To pay the county on Ontario, in the State of New York, the sum of twenty-five thousand five hundred dollars. (H.R. 2878)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act To provide a building suited to the use of the custom-house, post-office, the pension and revenue officers, and the judicial officers of the United States, in the city of Memphis, Tennessee. (H.R. 2763)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act To provide for a building for the use of the post-office, custom-house, pension-office, United States circuit and district courts, and internal-revenue offices at Hartford, Connecticut. (H.R. 1539)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act To provide for the erection of a public building at Nashville, Tennessee. (H.R. 2943)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act To provide for the erection of a public building at Quincy, Illinois, for the accommodation of the post-office, custom-house, and other public offices. (H.R. 1543)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act To provide for the removal of the wooden buildings on Judiciary Square. (H.R. 3476)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act To purchase a site for a public building in Pittsburgh. (H.R. 2984)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. Appropriating money for the purchase of a suitable site, and erecting a building thereon, in the city of Saint Louis, Missouri, to be used for the purposes of a custom-house, post-office, and other Federal offices. (H.R. 619)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Duke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making an appropriation for a Government building, to be used as a post-office, court-house, and bonded warehouse, at Lynchburg, in the State of Virginia. (H.R. 197)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, with amendments, viz: Insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Appropriating money for the purchase of a suitable site, and erecting a building thereon, in the city of Saint Louis, Missouri, to be used for the purposes of a ... (H.R. 619)

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 provide a building suited to the use of the custom-house, post-office, the pension and revenue officers, and the judicials ... (H.R. 2763)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act To provide for a building for the use of the post-office, custom-house, pension-office, United States circuit and district courts, and ... (H.R. 1539)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. An Act Making an appropriation for the erection of a marine hospital at San Francisco. (H.R. 2764)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the words printed in italics. An Act For a public building at Atlanta, Georgia. (H.R. 2880)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands An Act For the relief of George Graves. (H.R. 1281)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Authorizing joint entry by pre-emption settlers, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2202)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act 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, Indiana, which are covered by old Vincennes donation claims, which have become ... (H.R. 239)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Authorizing the President of the United States to re-establish the Monroe land district in the State of Louisiana. (H.R. 437)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Confirming to the Port Huron and Lake Michigan Railroad Company the lands heretofore granted to the State of Michigan to aid in the construction of a railroad from Grand Haven to Flint, and thence to Port Huron, and providing for the manner of issuing patents therefor, and for other ... (H.R. 255)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Creating an additional land-district in the Territory of Arizona. (H.R. 2689)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Directing that a bounty-land warrant for one hundred and sixty acres of land be issued to Elisha Franklin for military services in the war of eighteen hundred and twelve. (H.R. 1576)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Extending the time for the completion of the Portage Lake and Lake Superior Ship-Canal. (H.R. 1761)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act For the extension of time to the Winona and Saint Peter Railroad Company for the completion of its road. (H.R. 3005)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act For the relief of Addison Goodell, of Illinois. (H.R. 2104)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act For the relief of aged or infirm pre-emption settlers. (H.R. 1022)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act For the relief of certain homestead settlers on the public lands. (H.R. 2785)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act For the relief of certain settlers on the public lands in Iowa under the provisions of the homestead laws. (H.R. 590)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act For the relief of pre-emption settlers in the State of California. (H.R. 1021)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act For the relief of the estate of Eli Moore. (H.R. 1298)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act For the relief of the inhabitants of the town of Arcata, in Humboldt County, California. Whereas the town of Arcata, in Humboldt County, California, was allowed to enter three hundred and twenty acres of land for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of said town, under the act of ... (H.R. 3325)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act For the relief of the widow and children of George Jones, deceased, of Daviess County, Kentucky. (H.R. 2970)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Granting rights of way to railroad companies in the several Territories. (H.R. 3709)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Granting the right of way through the public lands for the construction of a railroad from Great Salt Lake to Portland, Oregon. (H.R. 2124)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Granting the right of way through the public lands to the Utah Northern Railroad Company. (H.R. 1158)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Granting the right of way to the Dakota Grand Trunk Railway Company. (H.R. 2592)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Granting the right of way to the Missouri Valley Railroad Company. (H.R. 2784)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Providing for the sale of timbered lands to settlers upon, and owners of, untimbered lands. (H.R. 3101)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Relating to certain lands in the State of Alabama. (H.R. 2195)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Restoring the right of homestead entry to certain soldiers and sailors of the late war of the rebellion. Whereas by the act approved March twenty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, amendatory of the homestead act, the privilege is given to such person as may have had an actual ... (H.R. 2981)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Supplemental to an act entitled "An act granting the right of way through the public lands for the construction of a railroad from Great Salt Lake to Portland, Oregon," approved April twelfth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 3622)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To amend the town-site laws of the United States, and for the relief of the inhabitants of the cities or towns of Black Hawk, Central City, and Georgetown, in the Territory of Colorado, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2194)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To authorize the building of the Wyoming and Montana Railway. (H.R. 3360)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To authorize the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company to change their projected line of railway in the State of Michigan. (H.R. 1766)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To authorize the issuance of college-scrip to the State of Arkansas. Whereas the State of Arkansas has complied with all the provisions and requirements of an act entitled "An act donating public lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of ... (H.R. 2109)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To confirm certain entries of lands therein named. (H.R. 1626)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To confirm the purchase by the Executive Department of three acres of land, more or less, in the vicinity of Nashville, Tennessee, known as the site of Fort Houston, and to donate and convey the same to the Fisk University, for educational purposes. (H.R. 2862)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To confirm the title of John Boyer to certain lands therein described. (H.R. 1720)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To confirm title to certain lands in Washington Territory. (H.R. 1500)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To create an additional land district in the State of Nevada. (H.R. 436)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To create an additional land-district in the State of Minnesota. (H.R. 1182)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To create an additional land-district in the State of Minnesota. (H.R. 1324)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To create the Linkton land-district, in the State of Oregon. (H.R. 1638)

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. 1665)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To enable the city of Denver to purchase certain lands in Colorado for a cemetery. (H.R. 2627)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To establish an additional land-district in the Territory of Dakota. (H.R. 2685)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To extend the time of payment for their lands by persons holding pre-emptions on the public lands in the State of Minnesota. (H.R. 864)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To prohibit certain persons from entering public lands. (H.R. 2193)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To quiet the title to certain lands in the State of Missouri. Whereas by an act of the Congress of the United States, approved on the twenty-eighth day of September, eighteen hundred and fifty, the State of Missouri, with other States, acquired title to all swamp and overflowed lands ... (H.R. 845)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To withdraw from settlement and sale a certain section of land in Wyoming Territory. (H.R. 2631)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Osborn with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act To authorize the issuance of college-scrip to the State of Arkansas. Whereas the State of Arkansas has complied with all the provisions and requirements of an act entitled "An act donating public lands ... (H.R. 2109)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. An Act For the relief of certain homestead settlers on the public lands. (H.R. 2785)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy without amendment and that it ought not to pass. An Act To extend to the State of Nevada the benefits of "An act to enable the State of Arkansas and other States to reclaim the swamp lands within their limits." (H.R. 2863)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Stewart with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italics. An Act Granting rights of way to railroad companies in the several Territories. (H.R. 3709)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Revision of the Laws of the United States. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Stowell, 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. 203)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. An Act For the relief of the personal representatives of Mary Robbins, deceased, who was the widow of Brintnal Robbins, an officer of the Army of the Revolution. (H.R. 3630)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. Mr. Morgan, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Fanny A. Thompson, surviving heir and legal representative of William Thompson, deceased, formerly a brigadier-general of the Revolutionary War. (H.R. 3951)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act Amendatory of an act approved March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled "An act amendatory of 'An act to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Montana,' approved May twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four." (H.R. 2633)

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. 3364)

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 25, 1868. (H.R. 2628)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To disapprove of certain legislation in the Territory of Washington. (H.R. 1501)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To donate the military reservation at Fort Steilacoom to the Territory of Washington for the use of the insane asylum. (H.R. 2630)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To grant the right of way to the Laramie Water and Ditch Company over public lands in Albany County, Wyoming Territory. (H.R. 1178)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To provide for filling vacancies in certain offices in the several Territories. (H.R. 2632)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To provide for holding adjourned terms of the supreme court of Arizona. (H.R. 1735)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To provide for the apportionment of the Territory of Wyoming for legislative purposes. (H.R. 3949)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To re-adjust the western boundary of Dakota Territory. (H.R. 2593)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To regulate elections in Washington and Idaho Territories. (H.R. 1030)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To repeal section one of an act to amend an act entitled "An act to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Idaho, approved March 3d, 1863," approved March 2d, 1867. (H.R. 279)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act Transferring the control of certain territorial penitentiaries to the several Territories in which the same are located. (H.R. 3362)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Cooper with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act To grant the right of way to the Laramie Water and Ditch Company over public lands in Albany County, Wyoming Territory. (H.R. 1178)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act Authorizing the extension of the railway of the Metropolitan Railroad Company in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2240)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act For the settlement and payment of the claim of Elizabeth S. Brewer, executrix of John Brewer. (H.R. 2884)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act Giving the approval and sanction of Congress to the termini and route of the Anacostia and Potomac River Railroad, and to regulate its construction and operation. (H.R. 2247)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act In relation to the construction of a new jail for the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1552)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act Prohibiting gift-enterprizes in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 3482)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act Relating to the supreme court of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2882)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act Supplemental to the act of February 9, 1821, incorporating the Columbia College, in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2883)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To aid in maintaining the fire department in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2333)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act governing the colored schools of the District of Columbia." (H.R. 3625)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To authorize the Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad Company to run trains and transport freight and passengers within the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2847)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To authorize the trustees of the Presbyterian congregation of Georgetown to dispose of real estate. (H.R. 3481)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To authorize the Washington City and Point Lockout Railroad Company to extend a railroad into and within the District of Columbia. Whereas it is represented to this present Congress that the Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad Company, organized on the twenty-fourth ... (H.R. 1916)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To cure defective titles in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1644)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To fix the salary of the members of the board of health of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2332)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To provide for the better education of the indigent blind in the District of Columbia. Whereas the Secretary of the Interior is authorized by law to educate the indigent blind of the District of Columbia in some State institution for the blind; and Whereas the legislature ... (H.R. 3624)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Committee discharged and bill referred to Committee on Education and Labor. Reported by Mr. Sawyer with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To further provide for the [better] education of the indigent blind in the ... (H.R. 3624)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Patterson with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act In relation to the construction of a new jail for the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1552)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Patterson 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 governing the colored schools of the District of Columbia." (H.R. 3625)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Sawyer with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act Authorizing the extension of the railway of the Metropolitan Railroad Company in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2240)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Vickers, with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. An Act To cure defective titles in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1644)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Allowing respondents in criminal cases in courts of the United States to testify in their own behalf. (H.R. 1514)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Declaring the true meaning of a statute. (H.R. 3255)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For the apportionment of Representatives to Congress among the several States according to the ninth census. (H.R. 243)

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. 2933)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For the relief of Elias C. Boudinot. (H.R. 1868)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For the relief of James T. Johnston. (H.R. 1867)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For the relief of Marshall O. Roberts. (H.R. 1396)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For the relief of Mrs. Frances A. McKinney. (H.R. 1866)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For the relief of purchasers of lands sold for direct taxes in the insurrectionary States. (H.R. 106)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For the relief of Samuel B. Elliott, late acting purser of the United States vessel of war "The Flirt." (H.R. 2775)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For the relief of the heirs and legal representatives of Leonidas Haskell, deceased. (H.R. 3725)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For the relief of the principal and securities to the official bond of Green W. Caldwell, late superintendent of the branch mint at Charlotte, North Carolina. (H.R. 208)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For the relief of the sureties of James T. Miller, late collector and depositary at Wilmington, North Carolina. (H.R. 1865)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For the relief of the sureties of S. F. Marks, former postmaster at New Orleans. (H.R. 2777)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For the relief of W. W. Griffin. (H.R. 2780)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act In relation to new trials in the Court of Claims. (H.R. 630)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Regulating the compensation of criers and bailiffs of the United States courts. (H.R. 482)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Relating to witnesses for respondents in extradition cases. (H.R. 1331)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Supplemental to an act entitled "An act for the apportionment of Representatives to Congress among the several States according to the ninth census." (H.R. 1343)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To allow persons accused of crime to testify in their own behalf in the courts of the United States. (H.R. 21)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act regulating proceedings in criminal cases, and for other purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. (H.R. 631)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act relating to members of Congress, heads of Departments, and other officers of the Government," approved June eleventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 1028)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act supplementary to an act entitled 'An act to allow the United States to prosecute appeals and writs of error without giving security,' and for other purposes," approved July twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (H.R. 1625)

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 2, 1867, and the several acts amendatory thereof. (H.R. 2475)

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 second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. (H.R. 3496)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Washington National Monument Society." (H.R. 1600)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to prevent smuggling, and for other purposes," approved July eighteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 187)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to provide for holding a circuit court of the United States in the western district of Missouri," approved June eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 3021)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend section five of an act entitled "An act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of the Government for the year eighteen hundred and forty-one," approved March three, eighteen hundred and forty-one, and to authorize the proper construction thereof. (H.R. 2773)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend the several acts in relation to the northern judicial district of the State of Mississippi, and to provide for the times and places of holding the district courts of the United States therein in future. (H.R. 690)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To authorize settlements by the Secretary of the Treasury with joint debtors of the United States. (H.R. 1770)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To authorize the appointment of deputies of clerks of circuit and district courts. (H.R. 1758)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To change the time for holding the circuit and district courts of the United States for the western district of Wisconsin, at La Crosse. (H.R. 859)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To change the time for holding the spring term of the United States circuit and district courts at Harrisonburgh, Virginia. (H.R. 1588)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To change the times and places for holding the circuit and district courts of the United States for the district of Minnesota. (H.R. 3944)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To declare the true intent and meaning of the act approved June eight, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, amendatory of the general bankrupt law. (H.R. 3702)

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. 2946)

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. 3792)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To enforce the provisions of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 320)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To establish a western judicial district of North Carolina. (H.R. 2192)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To extend the provisions of the act of April tenth, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, entitled "An act to amend the judicial system of the United States." (H.R. 1864)

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. 188)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To fix times of United States circuit courts in the eighth district. (H.R. 1072)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To further regulate the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, and to prevent delays therein. (H.R. 891)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To grant additional compensation to the marshal of the district of South Carolina for the period of four mouths and ten days. (H.R. 2683)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To perpetuate testimony in the courts of the United States. (H.R. 286)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To prevent and punish the obstruction of the administration of justice in the courts of the United States. (H.R. 1017)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To prevent certain officers of the United States and Territories from practicing as attorneys or solicitors in courts of the United States in certain cases. (H.R. 2774)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide for a district and circuit court of the United States for the northern district of Pennsylvania. (H.R. 3629)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide for an additional term of the district and circuit court of the United States at Syracuse, New York. (H.R. 2693)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide for holding a circuit court of the United States in and for the western district of Missouri. (H.R. 1982)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide for holding the United States district court in the city of Toledo. (H.R. 534)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide for the adjudication of the claim of John Graham. (H.R. 2776)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide for the just and equitable distribution of the award made to the United States by the commissioners at Geneva, under the treaty of Washington. (H.R. 3139)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide for the payment of legal services rendered by Edmund M. Randolph to the United States. (H.R. 3728)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide stenographers for the courts of the United States. (H.R. 2778)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To re-imburse John E. Woodward for certain moneys paid by him. (H.R. 3382)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To regulate the exercise of eminent domain in securing a site for public buildings in the city of Cincinnati. (H.R. 2867)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To regulate the seizure and examination of invoices, books, and papers in customs-revenue cases. (H.R. 2325)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To reimburse John E. Woodward for certain moneys paid by him. (H.R. 1424)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To repeal an act entitled "An act to establish a uniform system of the bankruptcy throughout the United States," and all acts amendatory thereof. (H.R. 3613)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To repeal certain statutes prescribing an oath of office. (H.R. 2779)

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. 908)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To settle and quiet the titles to lands along the boundary line between the States of Georgia and Florida. (H.R. 48)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To take away the circuit court jurisdiction of the district court of the United States for the northern district of Georgia, to create a circuit court in said district, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1492)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be printed. Mr. B. F. Butler, 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. Whereas large numbers of lawless and evil-disposed persons, especially ... (H.R. 189)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Price, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to refund certain moneys erroneously covered into the Treasury, arising from the sales of property seized in violation of prohibitory instructions from the Treasury ... (H.R. 210)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back by Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the just and equitable distribution of the award made to the United States by the ... (H.R. 3139)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Carpenter with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act For the relief of Elias C. Boudinot. (H.R. 1868)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Edmunds with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to prevent smuggling, and for other purposes," approved July eighteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (H.R. 187)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Edmunds with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to provide for holding a circuit court of the United States in the western district of Missouri," approved June eighth, eighteen ... (H.R. 3021)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act For the apportionment of Representatives to Congress among the several States according to the ninth census. (H.R. 243)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act For the relief of purchasers of lands sold for direct taxes in the insurrectionary States. (H.R. 106)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To extend the time in which certain offenses may be prosecuted. (H.R. 188)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with an amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. An Act To prevent and punish the obstruction of the administration of justice in the courts of the United States. (H.R. 1017)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported on favorably with amendments: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. An Act To enforce the provisions of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 320)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. To amend an act entitled "An act to establish the Department of Justice, and for other purposes." (H.R. 1891)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Library. An Act For the relief of Edward G. Allen, of London, England. (H.R. 2034)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Biggs, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Benjamin Burton and Charles C. Stockley, of Georgetown, Delaware. (H.R. 3127)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To remove the disabilities of Lucius Q. C. Lamar, of Mississippi. (H.R. 3125)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws of the United States. An Act To authorize the payment of the census-takers of eighteen hundred and sixty. (H.R. 3610)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws of the United States. Committee discharged 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 printed in italics. An Act To revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes ... (H.R. 1)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws. An Act To provide for the preparation and presentation to Congress of the Revision of the Laws of the United States, consolidating the laws relating to the post-roads, and a code relating to military offences, and their revision of treaties with the Indian tribes now in force. (H.R. 4061)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act For the relief of Algernon S. Worth. (H.R. 2950)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act For the relief of John Forsythe, of Mobile, Alabama. (H.R. 3729)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act For the removal of the disabilities of Thomas Hardeman, of Georgia. (H.R. 3561)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act For the removal of the political disabilities of I. Ernest Meire, of the State of Maryland. (H.R. 3249)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act Removing disabilities of certain persons therein named. (H.R. 2965)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act Removing the political disabilities of L. A. Sypert, Luke W. Trafton, A. J. Sisk, and John Couch. (H.R. 1329)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve certain citizens of Georgia from political disabilities. (H.R. 1183)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve certain citizens of Georgia from political disabilities. (H.R. 1322)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve certain citizens of Georgia therein named from their political disabilities. (H.R. 1857)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve certain persons therein named from political disabilities. (H.R. 1858)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. 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. 1759)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. 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. (H.R. 2564)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve certain persons therein named from their political disabilities. (H.R. 2189)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve Edward White, of St. Louis, Missouri, from disabilities under the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution. (H.R. 1659)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve from disabilities W. R. Boggs, of Missouri. (H.R. 3612)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve from political disabilities certain persons in the State of Georgia. (H.R. 1757)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve James Moore, of Mississippi, of his political disabilities. (H.R. 177)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve John J. Bradford of his political disabilities. (H.R. 175)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve Robert E. Cowan, of Kansas City, Missouri, of political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States. (H.R. 1660)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve the person therein named from legal and political disabilities. (H.R. 1321)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve the political disabilities of certain persons therein named. (H.R. 1326)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve the political disabilities of Charles H. McBlair, of Maryland. (H.R. 176)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve the political disabilities of Lucius J. Gartrell, of Fulton County, Georgia, and other persons therein named. (H.R. 2971)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To relieve William Smith, of Fauquier County, Virginia, of his political disabilities. (H.R. 3954)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To remove disabilities from certain citizens of South Carolina, therein named. (H.R. 1185)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To remove disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States from Robert M. T. Hunter, of Virginia. (H.R. 3844)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To remove the disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution upon certain persons therein named, in the State of Georgia. (H.R. 1533)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To remove the disabilities of certain persons herein named. (H.R. 1325)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To remove the disabilities of J. L. M. Curry, of Virginia, and others therein named. (H.R. 2980)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To remove the disabilities of William A. Graham, a citizen of North Carolina. (H.R. 3555)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To remove the legal and political disabilities of John H. Reagan, of Anderson County, Texas. (H.R. 3092)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To remove the legal disabilities of Shelton F. Leake, of Albemarle County, Virginia. (H.R. 3611)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To remove the political disabilities of all persons included by the classes of persons therein designated. (H.R. 1389)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To remove the political disabilities of certain citizens of Mississippi. (H.R. 885)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To remove the political disabilities of Daniel C. Dejarnette, of Virginia. (H.R. 3730)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To remove the political disabilities of George S. Houston, Joseph Wheeler, John A. Campbell, James L. Pugh, and John R. Burtwell, of Alabama. (H.R. 2967)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To remove the political disabilities of John H. Halley, of Jasper County, Illinois. (H.R. 4)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To remove the political disabilities of John V. Wright, of Tennessee. (H.R. 3790)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities. An Act To remove the political disabilities of the persons therein named. (H.R. 2939)

Read twice and referred to the, Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Charles Lynch. (H.R. 2537)

Read twice and referred, to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of David Sergeant. (H.R. 1902)

Read twice referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Perce, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a national university. Whereas it is the duty of every government to secure to its people facilities for the highest culture, no less than the means of elementary education; and Whereas it ... (H.R. 2839)

Read twice referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. King, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the benefit of the heirs of Purnel Howard, deceased. (H.R. 1622)

Read twice referred to the Committee on Private land Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sypher, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To relinquish the title of the United States to certain lands in the parish of Livingston, State of Louisiana. (H.R. 1695)

Read twice, amended, recommitted to the Committee on the Territories, and ordered to be printed; motion to reconsider the order to recommit pending. Mr. Shoemaker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Helena and Northern Utah Railroad Company, and grant the same the right of way through the public lands. (H.R. 2634)

Read twice, and pending on engrossment, the morning hour expired. Recommitted to the Committee on Banking and Currency and ordered to be printed with the proposed amendments. Mr. Merriam, from the Committee on Banking and Currency, reported the following bill: A Bill To facilitate bank clearing-house exchanges. (H.R. 1764)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Repealing the duty on tea and coffee. (H.R. 174)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Mary O'Donald. (H.R. 2513)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made a special order for Monday next, February 17, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sawyer, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the repair, ... (H.R. 3922)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made a special order for to-morrow, February 12, and from day to day until disposed of, and ordered to be printed. Mr. James A. Garfield, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the ... (H.R. 3921)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House Read twice, ordered to be printed. Mr. Frye, from the Committee on Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles F. Carr, of Boston. (H.R. 2899)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Burdett, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To compensate Elbridge Gerry for important services. (H.R. 2637)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wallace, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the payment of half-pay of Captain John Davis, a revolutionary officer. (H.R. 3011)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Coghlan, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to purchase for the Government of the United States the right to manufacture and use the Emery and ... (H.R. 2054)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Leonard Myers, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of James De Long, late United States consul at Aux Cayes, Hayti. (H.R. 2622)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Starkweather, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of J. H. Underhill. (H.R. 2050)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, ordered to be printed. Mr. Frye, from the Committee on Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles W. Denton, of Oregon. (H.R. 2901)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and made a special order for to-morrow after the morning hour and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Marshall, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the fiscal ... (H.R. 1661)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and made a special order for to-morrow and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Garfield, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the ... (H.R. 1654)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Finkelnburg, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To repeal existing duties on tea and coffee. (H.R. 1537)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kelley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the further reduction of taxes and the encouragement of commerce. (H.R. 2348)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made a special order for Thursday next after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Freeman Clarke, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the payment of ... (H.R. 1071)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made a special order for Thursday next after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Swann, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the consular and ... (H.R. 1323)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made a special order for Tuesday next after the morning hour and from day to day until disposed of, and ordered to be printed. Mr. James A. Garfield, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for sundry civil ... (H.R. 2705)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made a special order for Tuesday next after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Garfield, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the legislative, ... (H.R. 1060)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made a special order for Wednesday next (January 31) after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the ... (H.R. 1192)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made a special order for Wednesday next after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Palmer, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the service of the ... (H.R. 1070)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Frye, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the examination and payment of the claim of Albert Grant. (H.R. 2035)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made the special order for Tuesday next, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the naval service for ... (H.R. 1191)

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 Saturday, January 11, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the naval service ... (H.R. 3351)

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-morrows 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 for ... (H.R. 3850)

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 of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To reduce duties on imports and to reduce internal ... (H.R. 2322)

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 of Ways and Means, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 2322) to reduce duties on imports and to reduce ... (H.R. 2322)

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. 1541)

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. 1671)

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. Palmer, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the service of the ... (H.R. 3498)

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, February 4, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Marshall, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Making ... (H.R. 3737)

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, January 14, 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 ... (H.R. 3352)

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, December 10, 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. 2989)

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, the seventh day of January next, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Swann, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations ... (H.R. 3258)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, made a special order for Wednesday, December 12, after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. James A. Garfield, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the ... (H.R. 2990)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Banks, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John Black, late consul of the United States at the city of Mexico. (H.R. 2568)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duell, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of T. H. Holderness, owner of the British ship Duke of Edinburgh. (H.R. 2570)

Read twice, engrossed, read third time and passed, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Willard, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions and War of 1812, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act granting pensions to the survivors of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve who served sixty days, and to their widows," ... (H.R. 2571)

Read twice, made a special order for Thursday next, March 28, at one and a half o'clock, to the exclusion of all other orders, and from day to day until disposed of, not to interfere with reports from the Committees of Ways and Means and Appropriations, and ordered to be printed with proposed amendments. Note.--Parts printed in italics are taken ... (H.R. 2116)

Read twice, motion to recommit pending, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Shellabarger, from the Select Committee on the President's Message, reported the following bill: A Bill To enforce the provisions of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 320)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee of Claims. Mr. A. Blair, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill To reimburse the State of Kansas for moneys expended for the United States in enrolling, equipping, and provisioning militia forces to aid in suppressing the rebellion. (H.R. 1063)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Appropriations. Mr. Palmer, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill To connect the telegraph with the postal service and to reduce the rates of correspondence by telegraph. (H.R. 3261)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Appropriations; motion to reconsider the vote whereby the bill was ordered to be recommitted pending. Mr. Niblack, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to pay out to the owners thereof the proceeds of ... (H.R. 2566)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Banking and Currency. Mr. Merriam, from the Committee on Banking and Currency, reported the following bill: A Bill For the better security of bank reserves, and to facilitate bank clearing-house exchanges. (H.R. 1869)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Commerce. Motion to reconsider motion to recommit pending. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Conger, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill To promote immigration to the United States. (H.R. 1925)

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 promote immigration to the United States. (H.R. 1925)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Commerce. Note.--Parts printed in italics are taken from the present law. Mr. Negley, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the better security of life on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part ... (H.R. 1850)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Education and Labor. Mr. Perce, from the Committee on Education and Labor, reported the following bill: A Bill For the better security of agricultural college funds. (H.R. 1938)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Education and Labor. Mr. Perce, from the Committee on Education and Labor, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish an educational fund, and to apply the proceeds of the public lands to the education of the people. (H.R. 1043)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Education and Labor. Reported with amendments. By unanimous consent, taken from the morning hour, and made a special order, to the exclusion of all other special orders, for Friday of this week and Tuesday of next week, after one and a half o'clock, and previous question to be ... (H.R. 1043)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Education and Labor. Reported with amendments. By unanimous consent, taken from the Speaker's table, and made a special order, to the exclusion of all other special orders, for Friday of this week and Tuesday of next week, after one and a half o'clock, and previous question to ... (H.R. 1043)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Mr. Leonard Myers, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill Relative to the Centennial International Exhibition, to be held in the city of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six. ... (H.R. 2708)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Mr. Morgan, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Mary A. P. Brown, widow of John P. Brown, late secretary to the United States legation at the Ottoman Porte. (H.R. 3614)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Mr. Packard, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill Relative to the convention with Venezuela. (H.R. 1859)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Mr. Shanks, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the Miami Indians, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1536)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Mr. Shanks, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To abolish the tribal relations of the Miami Indians, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1535)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Miles and Mining. Mr. Kendall, from the Committee on Mines and Mining, reported the following bill: A Bill To aid in the construction of the Sutro tunnel from the proceeds of the sale of mineral lands. Whereas our public lands contain mines of the precious metals which are ... (H.R. 2966)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Coburn, 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. 1665)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Slocum, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the sale of certain arsenals and other property of the United States. (H.R. 1863)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back without amendment; pending the question on engrossment, House adjourned. Recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Pending the question on engrossment, the morning hour expired. Ordered to be printed. Strike out the part in [brackets] and ... (H.R. 1665)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Mines and Mining. Mr. Waldron, from the Committee on Mines and Mining, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish an assay-office at Helena, in the Territory of Montana. (H.R. 2056)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Mr. Whitthorne, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill Appropriating two thousand five hundred dollars to test a plan for the artificial production of rain, and so forth. (H.R. 2930)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Patents. Mr. Leonard Myers, from the Committee on Patents, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights," approved July eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 4004)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Printing. Mr. Beatty, from the Committee on Printing, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the distribution of public documents. (H.R. 2252)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Private Land-Claims. Mr. Upson, from the Committee on Private Land-Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for ascertaining and settling private land-claims in certain States and Territories. (H.R. 3517)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Revision of the Laws of the United States. Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Revision of the Laws of the United States, reported the following bill: A Bill To further regulate the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and to prevent delays ... (H.R. 891)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Revision of the Laws of the United States. Mr. Lansing, from the Committee on Revision of the Laws of the United States, reported the following bill: A Bill Amending an act entitled "An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States," approved March ... (H.R. 1332)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions and War of 1812. Mr. Willard, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions and War of 1812, reported the following bill: A Bill Restoring the names of certain persons to the pension-rolls, and in amendment of an act entitled "An act granting pensions to ... (H.R. 3503)

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 adjust the salaries of the executive, judicial, and legislative departments of the Government. (H.R. 3852)

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 relieve certain persons therein named from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States. (H.R. 2564)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Bingham, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill To aid the execution of the laws in the Territory of Utah. (H.R. 2694)

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 amend an act entitled "An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States," approved March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and the ... (H.R. 1929)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Potter, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill Referring certain claims to the Court of Claims for examination and decision. (H.R. 3500)

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 Pacific Railroad Company. Whereas the Central Pacific Railroad, the western link in the chain of railroads connecting the Atlantic and ... (H.R. 1553)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Reported back with amendments. Ordered to be printed with pending amendments. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. Mr. Wheeler, from the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, reported the following bill: A Bill ... (H.R. 1553)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands. Mr. Hawley, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported the following bill: A Bill To secure the public lands to actual settlers. (H.R. 1852)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands. Mr. Hawley, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported the following bill: A Bill To secure the public lands to actual settlers. (H.R. 2117)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands. Mr. Slater, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Great Salt Lake to Portland, Oregon. (H.R. 1767)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands. Mr. Washington Townsend, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company to change their projected line of railway in the State of Michigan. (H.R. 1766)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Hawley without amendment ', pending, when the morning hour expired. Amended; further amendments submitted, pending which, morning hour expired; ordered to be printed as amended with the pending amendments. Mr. Hawley, from the Committee on the ... (H.R. 2117)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Joint Select Committee on Alleged Outrages in the Southern States. Mr. Poland, from the Joint Select Committee on Alleged Outrages in the Southern States, reported the following bill: A Bill To extend the provisions of the fourth section of the act approved April twentieth, eighteen hundred ... (H.R. 1648)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted. Mr. Chipman, from the Select Committee on the Washington Monument, reported the following bill: A Bill To aid in the construction of the Washington monument. (H.R. 4035)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted. Mr. Hibbard, from the Committee on Patents, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of For the relief of Rollin White. (H.R. 4056)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted. Mr. J. M. Wilson, from the Select Committee on Credit Mobilier No. 2, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for securing the interests of the United States and the public in the Central Pacific Railroad Company, and for other purposes. (H.R. 4060)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted. Mr. Jeremiah M. Wilson, from the Select Committee on the Credit Mobilier, (No. 2, January 6,) reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph-line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the ... (H.R. 4031)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted. Mr. Upson, from the Committee on Private Land-Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill In relation to new trials in case of private land-claims against the United States. (H.R. 4052)

Read twice, postponed until to-morrow after the reading of the journal, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawes, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To regulate the seizure and examination of invoices, books, and papers in customs revenue cases. (H.R. 2325)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Frye, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the estate of Henry K. Sanger, late United States designated depositary at Detroit, Michigan, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3876)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Maynard, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the issue of bonds in lieu of destroyed or defaced bonds of the United States. (H.R. 2565)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Banking and Currency, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Samuel Hooper, from the Committee on Banking and Currency, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the safety of bonds of the United States. (H.R. 3712)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Holman, from the Committee on Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of certain loyal creditors, whose moneys were confiscated by the confederate congress, in the State of Louisiana. (H.R. 2985)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Negley, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Mississippi River at Saint Louis, in the State of Missouri. (H.R. 2642)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Banks, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill Providing for the payment to the government of Japan, from the indemnity fund, the sum due on account of rents for lands and buildings occupied by the diplomatic and consular ... (H.R. 2797)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Banks, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the President of the United States to appoint one or more commissioners to represent the Government of the United States at the international exposition of ... (H.R. 2800)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Banks, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the appointment of a secretary of legation at the court of Japan, and for other purposes. (H.R. 2799)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Banks, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To release the government of Japan from the payment of the balance of the indemnity fund remaining unpaid, amounting to three hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars, under ... (H.R. 2798)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hibbard, from the Committee on Patents, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of A. S. Macomber. (H.R. 3935)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Leonard Myers, from the Committee on Patents, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights," approved July eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 2857)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Leonard Myers, from the Committee on Patents, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights," approved July eighth, eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 2857)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill To remove the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States. (H.R. 2644)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mercur, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States," approved March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and the ... (H.R. 2475)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sypher, from the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, reported the following bill: A Bill Supplementary to an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Texas Pacific Railroad Company, and to aid in the construction of its road, and for other purposes," ... (H.R. 2125)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Richard C. McCormick, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported the following bill: A Bill To extend the time within which the State of Alabama may select swamp-lands. (H.R. 3845)

Read twice, referred from the Committee on Railways and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Reported back with amendments; pending when morning hour expired. Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. Ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on Railways and Canals. Mr. Vaughan, on leave, introduced the ... (H.R. 969)

Read twice, referred to a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made a special order for to-morrow at 1 o'clock, and from day to day until disposed of, and ordered to be printed. Mr. James A. Garfield, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the ... (H.R. 4051)

Read twice, referred to a Committee of the whole House, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buckley, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Oliver Moses, Frank O. Moses, Galen C. Moses, Charles Owen, and Robert P. Manson, all of Bath, and George W. Edge, of Richmond, Maine, owners of the ship John Carver. (H.R. 4073)

Read twice, referred to a committee of the whole House, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Charles Foster, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Edwin and George D. Pitkin, copartners under the firm-name of Butler and Pitkin, of New York City. (H.R. 3942)

Read twice, referred to a Committee of the Whole House, and ordered to be printed. Mr. George E. Harris, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Jonathan D. Hale. (H.R. 4028)

Read twice, referred to Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Morey, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Shreveport and Upper Red River Improvement Company. (H.R. 65)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Archer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Mutual Protection Fire Insurance Company of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 3895)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Barry, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To aid the American Printing-House and University for the Blind. Whereas the great expense of providing facilities for the education of the blind precludes the investment of private capital; and ... (H.R. 3900)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Braxton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To allow the Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad Company to establish a depot, and form a connection with other railroads, in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2474)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Braxton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad Company to run trains and transport freight and passengers within the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2847)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buffinton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Citizens' Savings-Bank of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 3525)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Appropriating two hundred thousand dollars for the completion of the Washington National Monument. (H.R. 1179)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the extension of the railway of the Metropolitan Railroad Company, in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2240)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Confirming an act of the legislative assembly of the District of Columbia, to incorporate the Boundary and Silver Spring Railway Company. (H.R. 3699)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the improvement of the harbor of Washington, and making an appropriation therefor. (H.R. 3479)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the regulation of equity proceedings in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1309)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Foundry Methodist Episcopal Church of Washington City. (H.R. 3989)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting additional railroad facilities to the people of Washington City and Georgetown. (H.R. 3697)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to the public schools of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2001)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to the Washington City Light Artillery. (H.R. 3988)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Prohibiting gift enterprises in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 3482)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to assessments in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 3477)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to assessments in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 3985)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to improving the river front of Washington City. (H.R. 3478)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to mortgages in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 768)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to the supreme court of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2620)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Restoring to the marshal of the District of Columbia the exclusive supervision of the jail in said District. (H.R. 3273)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Supplemental to the act entitled "An act to incorporate the Columbian College, in the District of Columbia," approved February ninth, eighteen hundred and twenty-one. (H.R. 1308)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Supplementary to an act entitled "An act to authorize the Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad Company to extend a railroad into and within the District of Columbia," approved January, ... (H.R. 3701)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To aid in maintaining the fire department in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2320)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act governing the colored schools of the District of Columbia." (H.R. 3113)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, 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." (H.R. 766)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend and consolidate the several acts establishing and relating to a Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2472)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend and consolidate the several acts establishing and relating to a Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 875)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the charter of the Washington and Georgetown Railroad Company. (H.R. 2000)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the usury laws of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1645)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the construction of a substantial iron or masonry bridge across the Eastern Branch of the Potomac at or near the present Anacostia bridge. (H.R. 2184)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the trustees of the Presbyterian Congregation of Georgetown to dispose of real estate. (H.R. 3481)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad Company to extend a railroad into and within the District of Columbia. Whereas it is represented to this present Congress that the ... (H.R. 1916)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To cure defective titles in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1644)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To declare inauguration day a legal holiday. (H.R. 3696)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To define the meaning of the four million loan acts passed by the legislative assembly of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1915)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To fix the salary of the members of the board of health of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1047)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To grant permission to open a public highway through a portion of the grounds around the United States Hospital for the Insane. (H.R. 3992)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Anacostia and Potomac River Railroad Company, in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1643)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Gruetli-Verein Joint Stock Company. (H.R. 3272)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To increase the capital stock and to extend the works of the Washington Gas-Light Company. (H.R. 2833)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To protect the title to property heretofore or hereafter sold for taxes in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2832)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for extending the time of payment of special assessments, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3475)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for extending the time of payment of special assessments, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3986)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the better education of the indigent blind in the District of Columbia. Whereas the Secretary of the Interior is authorized by law to educate the indigent blind of the District of ... (H.R. 3480)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the removal of the wooden buildings on Judiciary Square. (H.R. 3476)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reimburse the owners of property on Pennsylvania avenue for cost of wooden pavement laid pursuant to act of Congress approved July eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 2241)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cobb, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Amendatory of the act entitled "An act to provide a government for the District of Columbia." (H.R. 1446)

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 amend section five of the general incorporation law of the District of Columbia, in relation to cemeteries. (H.R. 105)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting a franchise for a line of coaches from the National Capital to the national cemetery at Arlington, Virginia. (H.R. 1190)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John T. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the Washington, Cincinnati and Saint Louis Railroad Company to extend their road into the District of Columbia. (H.R. 3012)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John T. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To enable the Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad Company to put down and operate a temporary railway-track through certain streets in the city of Washington. (H.R. 3780)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lamport, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prohibit the manufacture, importation, and sale of intoxicating liquors, as a beverage, in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 3391)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Manson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the American Law Times Company, in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 2160)

Read twice, 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 incorporate the Northern Liberty Market Company. (H.R. 1516)

Read twice, 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 repeal an act entitled "An act to confirm the section of the board of aldermen and common council of the city of Washington, designating a depot-site for the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad ... (H.R. 2918)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roderick R. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal a certain provision in the charter of the Metropolitan Street Railroad Company of Washington, District of Columbia. (H.R. 2382)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roosevelt, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the protection of birds and fish in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1747)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roosevelt, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To construct one or two night accumulating reservoirs on the north border of the city of Washington. (H.R. 2110)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Starkweather, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Approving the building of the Washington and East Alexandria Union Railroad. (H.R. 3145)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Starkweather, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to the Reform School of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 1083)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Starkweather, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To confirm the action of the authorities of the District of Columbia in designating a depot site for the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company. (H.R. 1084)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Starkweather, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Southern Express Company. (H.R. 910)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Starkweather, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the admission of pupils into the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb. (H.R. 911)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Walls, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeat an act entitled "An act to revive, with amendments and the act to incorporate the Medical Society of the District of Columbia," approved July seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight. (H.R. 733)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Williams, of Indiana, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Washington and Rock Creek Valley Railroad Company. (H.R. 3960)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Properties of the Columbian Harmony Cemetery. (H.R. 3987)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims and ordered to be printed. Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Curtis and Tilden. (H.R. 3928)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed Mr. Garrett, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend section two of an act entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other purposes," approved March third, ... (H.R. 1895)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed Mr. Maynard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend certain acts therein named. (H.R. 971)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of James E. Barnes and nine others, citizens of the State of California. (H.R. 1493)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. A. Blair, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the commissioners of claims to appoint special commissioners to take testimony, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1149)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Aaron F. Perry, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of certain contractors for the construction of vessels of war and steam-machinery. (H.R. 1698)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ambler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles W. Pierce and Jacob C. Brubaker, sureties on the official bond of Daniel Price, late postmaster at Livingston, Sumter County, Alabama. (H.R. 3186)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Archer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William Dadds. (H.R. 2315)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Armstrong, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of C. E. Hedges. (H.R. 3596)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Armstrong, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of George W. Black. (H.R. 2096)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arthur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting a pension to James Carroll, of Campbell County, Kentucky, crippled for life while in the line of duty, in command of the United States dispatch-boat Sallie Woods, at Cairo, Illinois. (H.R. 821)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arthur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To refund to Samuel Colcord and sixteen other citizens of the county of Pendleton, in the State of Kentucky, three hundred dollars each, with interest thereon from the thirtieth day of July, anno Domini eighteen ... (H.R. 1971)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Austin Blair, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of A. E. Cowles. (H.R. 1901)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Austin Blair, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of A. E. Cowles. (H.R. 2581)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Austin Blair, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles W. Adams. (H.R. 1987)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Austin Blair, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of James McGinnis. (H.R. 1383)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Austin Blair, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriation for the payment of claims reported allowed by the commissioners of claims under the act of Congress of March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 2582)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Austin Blair, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the payment of claims reported allowed by the commissioners of claims under the act of Congress of March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 3583)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Averill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Amherst H. Wilder. (H.R. 2659)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Averill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of N. Clay Wood, major and assistant adjutant general, United States Army. (H.R. 2755)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Banks, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Oliver Moses and others, owners of the ship John Carver. (H.R. 1221)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Banks, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to make compensation to the captors of the steamers Morning Light and Louisiana Belle during the late war. (H.R. 2261)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Barnum, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Frederick Smith. (H.R. 2393)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Barry, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles Baskervill and Henry B. Whitfield, and to compensate them for valuable services rendered the Government of the United States. (H.R. 2107)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Beatty, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Daniel M. Paige, late first lieutenant of the Thirty-eighth United States Infantry. (H.R. 692)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Beck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the compensation of agents and attorneys prosecuting claims or demands before Congress and the Executive Departments of the Government, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1926)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Albert H. Daniels, surviving partner of the late firm of Daniels and Company. (H.R. 1079)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for the adjustment of the accounts of certain railroad and transportation companies. (H.R. 2810)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Paul Curtis's executors. (H.R. 3927)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the Atlantic Works of Boston, Massachusetts. (H.R. 3929)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the Globe Works of Boston, Massachusetts. (H.R. 3926)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Richard W. Meade. Whereas prior to the treaty of eighteen hundred and nineteen between the United States and Spain the government of Spain was justly indebted to Richard ... (H.R. 3881)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Benjamin F. Meyers, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Israel Yount. Whereas the Washington Hotel, owned by Israel Yount, in Gettysburgh, Pennsylvania, was taken possession of and occupied as a hospital by the First Corps, Army of the ... (H.R. 2646)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Benjamin F. Meyers, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John Waugh. (H.R. 2718)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Beveridge, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John H. Hooper. Whereas, on or about the first day of June, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-two, at the city of Keokuk, in the State of Iowa, a stock of drugs and store-fixtures, owned ... (H.R. 1717)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bigby, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Mrs. F. D. Spain, widow of William B. Spain, deceased. (H.R. 3978)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bigby, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Samuel Hunt. (H.R. 2359)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bigby, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other purposes," approved March third, eighteen ... (H.R. 1447)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Biggs, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Reverend I. T. Cooper, of Camden, Delaware. (H.R. 3893)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John Preston. (H.R. 1888)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the widow and heirs of Gilead Moore, late private Company I, Sixty-second Ohio Volunteers. (H.R. 1887)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To compensate John Fordyce, John W. Robins, and Francis Trott, of Guernsey County, Ohio, for property burned and destroyed at Campbell's Station, on the Central Ohio Railroad, in said county, July twenty-fourth, ... (H.R. 1702)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bird, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Stephen H. Myers, of Bound Brook, New Jersey. (H.R. 1573)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Braxton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of C. W. C. Dunnington. (H.R. 3409)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Braxton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of E. E. Downham, of Alexandria, Virginia. (H.R. 3410)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Braxton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of James Green of Alexandria, Virginia. (H.R. 3408)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bright, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making an appropriation for the benefit of the Presbyterian Church in Murfreesborough, Tennessee. (H.R. 2377)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buffinton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Van Camp, Chapin, and others. (H.R. 26)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Burchard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of J. Snowden and Son. (H.R. 1620)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Burchard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of James Ash, of Sterling, Illinois. Whereas James Ash, by John Campbell, in December, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, entered from the United States the northeast quarter of section seventeen, ... (H.R. 1828)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Burchard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Jonathan White, senior. (H.R. 2394)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Burdett, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William Chester. (H.R. 3311)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Caldwell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of certain citizens of the State of Tennessee. (H.R. 1606)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Caldwell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Friendship Lodge, Number Twenty-two, of Trenton, Tennessee. Whereas the troops of the Army of the United States occupied the building which belonged to and was owned by the Independent Order of ... (H.R. 1365)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Charles Foster, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Alpheus Fobes, late pension agent in New York City. (H.R. 1601)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Charles Foster, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Thomas D. West, of Sandusky, in the State of Ohio. (H.R. 1261)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cobb, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Bryan Tyson, to indemnify him for moneys paid as a deficit for certain mail service. (H.R. 1107)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cobb, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Minerva Tilley, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, widow of Durell Tilley, deceased. (H.R. 3495)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cobb, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making an appropriation for the erection of a court-house in Hertford County, North Carolina, to supply the place of one destroyed by the Federal forces. (H.R. 1244)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Coburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Edward C. Garlick. (H.R. 2373)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Comingo, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Caleb Kerr, of Jackson County, Missouri. (H.R. 2580)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Comingo, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John Brice, of Kansas City, Missouri, on account of damages and loss or property by depredations committed by the Arapahoe Indians in eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, near Fort Lyon. (H.R. 3243)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Comingo, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Referring certain claims of loyal citizens of the State of Missouri to the commissioners of claims appointed under the act of Congress of the United States, approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, ... (H.R. 1378)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Conger, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of M. Walker, of Port Huron, Michigan. (H.R. 3682)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Conger, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of R. Caslor, of Port Huron, Michigan. (H.R. 3681)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Conger, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Wildman Mills, of Michigan. (H.R. 3680)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Crebs, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Catharine Wilson, widow of Harrison Wilson, deceased. (H.R. 3442)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Crebs, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Daniel G. Hay, late collector of internal revenue for the thirteenth district of Illinois. (H.R. 3580)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Crebs, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William P. Haliday and S. B. Haliday, of Cairo, Illinois. (H.R. 716)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Crocker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Julia A. Nutt. (H.R. 4048)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Darrall, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Christian Mornhinoeg. (H.R. 2365)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Darrall, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John Miller, of Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana. (H.R. 3902)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John McHarg, late collector of internal revenue for the fifth collection-district of the State of New York. (H.R. 3385)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dodd, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Jeremiah Darling. (H.R. 3240)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dodds, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Henry Millward. (H.R. 3268)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dox, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the payment of a sum of money to the widow of Henry C. Fillebrown, a civil engineer, who lost his life by drowning in the Coosa River, in the State of Alabama, when engaged in the service of the United ... (H.R. 681)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dox, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To pay the trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of the city of Huntsville, Alabama, the value of their church building, which was destroyed by fire because of its occupation by soldiers of the United ... (H.R. 1881)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Du Bose, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Bernard Rice. (H.R. 3958)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. DuBose, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the State of Georgia and Henry S. French to sue in the Court of Claims for proceeds of cotton taken by the military authorities of the United States. (H.R. 3170)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Alexander H. Davis. (H.R. 3394)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Catherine H. Peck, of Lisle, Broome County, State of New York. (H.R. 3537)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of George L. Maynard and Edward B. Griswold. (H.R. 1567)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of R. Nelson Gere. (H.R. 1228)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Anna Perry, of Elizabeth City County, Virginia. (H.R. 1313)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of certain citizens of Lynchburgh, Virginia, against whom internal-revenue taxes have been wrongfully assessed and collected. (H.R. 1575)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of H. H. Meredith, late postmaster at Wade, Bedford County, Virginia. (H.R. 1803)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Joseph Markham, of Virginia. (H.R. 3165)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dunnell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William H. Better. (H.R. 2587)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Durrall, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Robert N. McMillan, late collector of customs and superintendent of lights for the district of Teche, in the State of Louisiana. (H.R. 3959)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eldredge, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of George Burchard, of Greenbush, Wisconsin. (H.R. 3601)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eldredge, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Thomas Weeks, of Plymouth, Wisconsin. (H.R. 3600)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eli Perry, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Margaretta Van Rensselaer. (H.R. 1226)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ellis H. Roberts, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of David J. Millard, of Clayville, New York, for damages under a contract to furnish ten thousand cavalry sabers for the Government. (H.R. 3746)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ely, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles Marklein, late sutler of the One hundred and seventy-eighth New York Volunteers. (H.R. 1431)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Erasmus W. Beck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Edward Gallaher. (H.R. 3896)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Farnsworth, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Edmund Jussen. (H.R. 3443)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Farnsworth, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of T. P. Robb, of Savannah, Georgia. (H.R. 2162)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Farwell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Edmund Jussen. (H.R. 2291)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Frye, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Elijah R. Merrill. (H.R. 900)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Frye, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of F. and E. Reed, of Bath, in the State of Maine, for the arrest and detention of their ship at the port of Valencia, Spain. (H.R. 626)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Frye, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of James M. Hagar. (H.R. 2259)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Frye, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Martha L. Hambleton. (H.R. 2126)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Frye, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of S. D. Cochran. (H.R. 1870)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Frye, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Samuel C. Beohm and others. (H.R. 3631)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. G. W. Hazelton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of George W. Sturtevant. (H.R. 1310)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Gallegos, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the heirs and legal representatives of Mrs. R. L. De Leon. (H.R. 3595)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Garrett, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States to pay, out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars to Mrs. Clara Ida Grass, a citizen of ... (H.R. 1896)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Gerry W. Hazelton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William B. West, late United States consul at Dublin, Ireland. Whereas William B. West, esquire, late United States consul at Dublin, Ireland, was necessarily called upon, by the ... (H.R. 1636)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Getz, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Nathaniel McKay. (H.R. 3013)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Giddings, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of H. V. Philpot, of Galveston, Texas. (H.R. 3314)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Giddings, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Julius Greisenbeck, of Waco, Texas. (H.R. 3705)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Giddings, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Harriet R. Alsbury. (H.R. 2826)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Golladay, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Andrew Morrison, a citizen of Tennessee. (H.R. 2226)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Golladay, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Elizabeth D. German, of Tennessee. (H.R. 2081)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Golladay, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Ella Davies, administratrix de bonis non of William H. Calhoun, deceased, citizen of Tennessee. (H.R. 2575)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Golladay, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Ferdinand Kuhn, of Nashville, Tennessee. (H.R. 3428)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Golladay, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John Bauman, of Nashville, Tennessee. (H.R. 3429)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Golladay, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John E. Tulloss, of Williamson County, Tennessee. (H.R. 1975)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Golladay, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John O. Cage, of Tennessee. (H.R. 1976)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Golladay, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Joseph Anderson, of Nashville, Tennessee. (H.R. 3427)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Golladay, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the heirs-at-law of William B. Lewis, deceased. (H.R. 1268)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Golladay, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of W. B. Waldron, a citizen of Tennessee. (H.R. 2576)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Golladay, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of W. H. Wilhite, of Tennessee. (H.R. 4040)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Golladay, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William S. Burgess, of Tennessee. (H.R. 4041)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Golladay, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the payment of claims for rent arising in States declared in insurrection. (H.R. 2574)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Griffith, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John B. Hogue, late first lieutenant Company I, Fourth Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry. (H.R. 657)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Griffith, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William G. Barnard, late a clerk in the customhouse in the city of New York. (H.R. 1559)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Griffith, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William Ivers, of Santa Fe, New Mexico. (H.R. 1242)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. H. Boardman Smith, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For ascertaining the compensation justly due to loyal citizens of States not declared in insurrection for private property taken in time of war for public use. (H.R. 3278)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. H. Boardman Smith, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making an appropriation for the payment of judgments of the Court of Claims, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3151)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hale, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Goen W. Plummer. (H.R. 1675)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hale, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William E. Caswell. (H.R. 2258)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hale, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting relief to Harlan P. Eggleston. (H.R. 2210)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Halsey, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the Newark India-Rubber Manufacturing Company, of Newark, New Jersey. (H.R. 3491)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hancock, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John P. Kelsey. (H.R. 3768)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Handley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing and instructing the Secretary of the Treasury to pay William A. Welch, deputy United States marshal, four hundred and eighty-one dollars and sixty-five cents for services rendered the Government in ... (H.R. 1360)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Handley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Jasper N. Pittman. (H.R. 2220)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Harper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Cyrus P. Mendenhall, of Greensborough, North Carolina. (H.R. 2722)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Harper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Mont Patton, of Buncombe County, North Carolina. (H.R. 1590)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Harper, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To re-imburse the Judson Female College, in Henderson County, North Carolina, for damages sustained from occupation by the United States troops after the close of the war of the rebellion. (H.R. 3558)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Havens, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Josiah Cunningham. (H.R. 2087)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hay, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the heirs and legal representatives of Doctor A. F. Alexander, of Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama. (H.R. 3759)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hays, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Josiah Morris. Whereas Josiah Morris did, on the twenty-fifth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, pay to John Hardy, the marshal of the United States for the middle district of Alabama, ... (H.R. 1312)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Henry D. Foster, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of George S. Wright, administrator of the estate of John T. Wright, deceased. (H.R. 3402)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Henry D. Foster, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Referring the claim of J. Snowden and Son to the Court of Claims. (H.R. 4000)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hereford, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the trustees of Wildey Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Charlestown, West Virginia. (H.R. 3227)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Herndon, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John N. Reed, of the State of Texas. (H.R. 2657)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Herndon, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of W. I. Hurt, postmaster at Tyler, Texas. (H.R. 2584)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hibbard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Webster M. Raines. (H.R. 3634)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hoar, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the Hamilton Woolen Company of Southbridge, Massachusetts. (H.R. 1404)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Holman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Lewis Hartwell, of Jefferson County, Indiana. (H.R. 1822)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Holman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Thomas F. Spencer, of Indiana. (H.R. 1274)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Holman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William Johnson. (H.R. 1978)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Holman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William Vails, late a private in Company C, Third Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Cavalry. (H.R. 1275)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Holman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To secure indemnity to the United States in certain cases. (H.R. 3487)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Isaac C. Parker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for the payment of three hundred dollars to T. H. Logan and D. T. McCoy for the expense of, and as a reward for, the capture of Frank A. Salters, an escaped convict. (H.R. 1141)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. B. McCormick, on leave, 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. 1328)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. H. Moore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Colonel E. M'Carty, of Illinois. (H.R. 3082)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. H. Moore, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of James M. True, late colonel of the Sixty-second Illinois Volunteer Infantry. (H.R. 246)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. M. Wilson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the family of Peter H. Cookus, deceased. (H.R. 975)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. R. Hawley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the State of Connecticut and other States. (H.R. 3263)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. T. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William Bayne, trustee, and so forth. (H.R. 3166)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. T. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William H. Newman and L. A. Van Hoofmann. (H.R. 3167)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. James G. Blair, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of David Moore. (H.R. 1144)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. James G. Blair, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Leopold R. Straus, of Macon City, Missouri. (H.R. 2652)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Jeremiah M. Wilson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Richard H. Swift. (H.R. 3118)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Jeremiah M. Wilson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of W. T. Bowers. (H.R. 1899)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John A. Smith, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of A. G. Collins. (H.R. 2077)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John A. Smith, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of L. T. Kautz, postmaster at Lavana, Ohio. (H.R. 2820)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John T. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Burke and Kunkel for pig-iron taken by agent of the Treasury of the United States. (H.R. 2272)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John T. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of claimants for property destroyed by the authority of the United States during the rebellion. (H.R. 3032)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John T. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of E. A. Fulcher, to refund purchase-money of Tice meters. (H.R. 3414)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John T. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of G. W. Taylor, late postmaster at Winchester, Virginia. (H.R. 2842)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John T. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Perry Broyles. (H.R. 2841)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John T. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the heirs of James M. Baher. (H.R. 1806)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John T. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Thomas Burke, of Virginia. (H.R. 2672)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John T. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William T. Simms. (H.R. 2843)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John T. Wilson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of J. R. Dodge. (H.R. 1699)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kelley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Jesse E. Peyton. (H.R. 1558)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kendall, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of H. H. McColley. (H.R. 2095)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kendall, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of H. M. Barnes, postmaster at Pioche, Lincoln County, State of Nevada. (H.R. 3466)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kerr, by unanimous consent, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Samuel Black and Albert R. Cooper. (H.R. 887)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kerr, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of J. W. Bowling and J. S. Golladay, citizens of Kentucky. (H.R. 2579)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kerr, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad Company. Whereas, early in the late rebellion, the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad was taken possession of by the United States, and was used and occupied, together ... (H.R. 2845)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kerr, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the act of February twenty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled "An act to declare the sense of an act entitled 'An act to restrict the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims, and to provide for ... (H.R. 2846)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Killinger, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John Paine. (H.R. 1351)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. King, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of George H. Copher, of Hawks Point, Lincoln County, Missouri. (H.R. 1981)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. King, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Tinsley, Van Horn and Company, Glenn, Overall and Clark, and J. N. Henderson and Company, of Louisiana, Missouri. (H.R. 847)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. King, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of University of the State of Missouri. (H.R. 3679)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. King, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William H. Moss, Adam I. Jamison, and William L. Terry, of Clarksville, Pike County, Missouri. Whereas the post-office at Clarksville, Missouri, was feloniously and forcibly broken open and entered ... (H.R. 996)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lamison, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles Hipp, of Saint Mary's, Auglaize County Ohio. (H.R. 1262)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lamport, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Alonzo Snyder, of Livingston County, New York. (H.R. 2212)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lamport, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of L. Merchant and Company. (H.R. 1569)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lansing, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles H. Carpenter, of New Haven, New York. (H.R. 925)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lansing, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the Oswego Distillery Company of Oswego, New York. (H.R. 636)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Leach, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making an appropriation for the destruction of the court-house at Lexington, North Carolina, by the Federal soldiers, by fire, while occupied as officers' quarters and barracks, in the month of November, eighteen ... (H.R. 1809)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lewis, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of George D. Blakey, late collector of the second district of Kentucky. (H.R. 1707)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lowe, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles W. Willey. (H.R. 2176)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lowe, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of J. Frank McDowell, formerly postmaster at Columbus, Kansas. (H.R. 2175)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lowe, 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 named therein. (H.R. 271)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McClelland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John B. Hays, late assessor of internal revenue for the twentieth district of Pennsylvania. (H.R. 3957)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McGrew, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for the relief of Abram H. Herr. Whereas the property known as the Island of Virginius, and adjoining premises, consisting of twenty-nine buildings and twelve acres of land, more or less, situate in the ... (H.R. 1172)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McJunkin, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Benjamin Crawford. (H.R. 1443)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McJunkin, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Elizabeth Harding. (H.R. 2758)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McJunkin, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of G. W. Irwin. (H.R. 2351)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McJunkin, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting relief to Thomas McLaughlin, late a major in the One hundred and second Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteers. (H.R. 1878)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McKee, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Alexander Duvall. (H.R. 3567)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McKee, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Margaret Ward. (H.R. 3566)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McKee, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Martha A. Booth, of Canton, Mississippi. (H.R. 3663)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McKee, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the better and more uniform settlement of certain claims against the United States. (H.R. 959)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mercur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Holmes Sells. (H.R. 1799)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Merriam, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Edwin Butler and George U. Pitkin, copartners under firm-name of Butler and Pitkin, of New York City. (H.R. 1682)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Merriam, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of James A. Bell, of Dexter, in the State of New York. (H.R. 1348)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Merritt, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles May. (H.R. 2182)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Merritt, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Eleonora Umber. (H.R. 2662)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Merritt, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of James Stout, disbursing agent of the Treasury at Boise City, Idaho Territory. (H.R. 1642)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Monroe, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Lieutenant Paris L. Reed. (H.R. 1403)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Morey, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Daniel Brown and James Robinson. (H.R. 3568)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Morey, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Donald McKay. (H.R. 3031)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Morphis, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For payment of certain property destroyed by the United States Army in Mississippi. (H.R. 1455)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Morphis, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Allen White, of Chickasaw County, Mississippi. (H.R. 2650)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Morphis, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To pay to Horace D. Mead the proceeds of certain cotton therein named. (H.R. 1454)

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 certain citizens of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. (H.R. 945)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Niblack, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Henry Ayres and George Wolfin and Company, of Indiana. (H.R. 356)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Niblack, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Horace B. Shepard, of Indiana. (H.R. 357)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Orr, on leave, introduced following bill: A Bill For the relief of Bixby E. Dodson, of Hardin County, Iowa. (H.R. 1835)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Palmer, 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. 1012)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Palmer, 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. 260)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Parker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of G. S. Baker, of Maryville, Missouri, for the reissue of a certain bond. (H.R. 112)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Perce, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Julia A. Nutt, widow and executrix of Haller Nutt, deceased. (H.R. 3251)

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 A. G. Tebault, of Princess Anne County, Virginia. (H.R. 2680)

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 A. G. Tebault, of Virginia. (H.R. 3343)

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 the heirs or legal representatives of John Henry, deceased. (H.R. 2352)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Platt, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reimburse Robert Clarke, of Petersburgh, Virginia, for rent of stables by the United States Government. (H.R. 798)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Poland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Danford Mott. (H.R. 2338)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Poland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William Joslin. (H.R. 2131)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Poland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Referring the claim of John H. Russell to the Court of Claims. (H.R. 2594)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Poland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To confer upon the Court of Claims jurisdiction of the claim of Brevet Brigadier General B. S. Roberts. (H.R. 628)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Porter, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John R. Holland. (H.R. 1103)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Price, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to pay to the State of Georgia the sum of three hundred thousand dollars, or such other sum as may be found due said State, for the use of the Western and Atlantic Railroad ... (H.R. 2670)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. R. C. McCormick, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To quiet title to land in the city of Tucson, Arizona Territory. (H.R. 3235)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. R. M. Speer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of B. F. Speedy, late first lieutenant Second Battalion Six Months' Pennsylvania Volunteers. (H.R. 1963)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. R. M. Speer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of F. B. Steuart, postmaster at Altoona, Pennsylvania. Whereas the post-office at Altoona, Pennsylvania, was broken into by burglars, on the night of the seventh of October, anno Domini eighteen ... (H.R. 658)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. R. Milton Speer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Captain Brice X. Blair, postmaster at Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Whereas the post-office at Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, was broken into on the night of October twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred ... (H.R. 1562)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. R. R. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of D. C. Trewhett, late an adjutant of the First Brigade Tennessee Volunteers. (H.R. 2821)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Rainey, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the Masonic Lodge of Georgetown, South Carolina. (H.R. 1245)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ritchie, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Mrs. M. D. Dall. (H.R. 3656)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ritchie, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To appropriate three hundred thousand dollars for the relief of Frederick City, and the banks thereof, for losses occasioned by the confederate army July ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. Whereas on the ... (H.R. 3894)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ritchie, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reimburse the trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Old Town, Alleghany County, Maryland, for destruction of same by occupation of United States Cavalry during the war. Whereas Isaac Richards, James M. ... (H.R. 664)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roderick B. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles J. McKinney, of Tennessee. (H.R. 2284)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roderick R. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the estate of Thomas Hord, deceased, of Tennessee. (H.R. 3076)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Rusk, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Doctor J. Milton Best. (H.R. 753)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Rusk, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To appropriate to Henry Clay Williams a sum of money found due him on the adjustment of his accounts. (H.R. 752)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Selucius Garfielde, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of H. R. Crosbie. (H.R. 2179)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sessions, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John M. Lamb, of the State of New York. (H.R. 3647)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sheldon, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Edward H. Wilson. Whereas Edward H. Wilson did, on the tenth day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, institute suit against the Bank of Louisiana, in the circuit court of the State of ... (H.R. 1885)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sheldon, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of G. Alfred Hall. Whereas G. Alfred Hall, employed as auctioneer at New Orleans for the sale of property confiscated under an act entitled "An act to suppress insurrection, to punish treason and ... (H.R. 3417)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sheldon, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Harlow J. Phelps and Company. (H.R. 1116)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sheldon, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Henry Ware. Whereas agents of the Government of the United States seized seven hundred and fifty-eight bales of cotton, at Shreveport, in the State of Louisiana, on the first day of December, ... (H.R. 2075)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sheldon, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of James McQuoid. (H.R. 2282)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Shellabarger, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of F. W. Fee, late lieutenant of the First Kentucky Infantry Volunteers. (H.R. 2079)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Shober, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To refer the case of Lepage Brothers to the Court of Claims for adjustment and settlement. (H.R. 2316)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sloss, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Augustus Pruskowski. (H.R. 1591)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sloss, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Joseph D. McCluskey. (H.R. 2275)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sloss, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of Henry Fulenwider, late of the State of Alabama, deceased. (H.R. 1884)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sloss, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Decatur, Alabama. (H.R. 1115)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sloss, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the trustees of the Male Academy of Athens, Limestone County, in the State of Alabama. (H.R. 1813)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sloss, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of W. E. Hoke and Company, of Athens, Limestone County, Alabama. (H.R. 2677)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Snapp, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For payment for services performed by William J. McIntyre. (H.R. 1655)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Snapp, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Peter D. Posey. (H.R. 3085)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Snapp, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To pay Edward W. Crandall for the destruction of suttlers' goods. (H.R. 1656)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Snyder, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad Company. (H.R. 1003)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Speer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John Lee. (H.R. 3545)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sprague, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Battelle and Evans. (H.R. 1700)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Starkweather, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles H. Mallory and Company, of New York. (H.R. 912)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevenson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Alexander Swift and Company, and the Niles Works. (H.R. 3607)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevenson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Alexander Swift and Company. (H.R. 3606)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevenson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Miles Greenwood. (H.R. 3569)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Storm, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Mary L. Reich. (H.R. 3054)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Storm, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To pay to Charles Heaton, the inventor of defensive armor for ships, and so forth, the sum of dollars. (H.R. 1098)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stoughton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of A. J. McLachlen. (H.R. 1485)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stoughton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of David Sergeant. (H.R. 1902)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stoughton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Samuel G. Hodgman, late first lieutenant and adjutant Seventh Michigan Cavalry. (H.R. 729)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stowell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Captain Robert Pettit's company of independent scouts. Whereas Robert Pettit, of Fairfax County, Virginia, did on the sixth day of October, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, organize a company of ... (H.R. 3660)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stowell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of M. and E. Myers, of Petersburgh, Virginia, for Tice meter, bought by order of Commissioner of Internal Revenue. (H.R. 3284)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stowell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the refunding of money paid by distillers for Tice meters. (H.R. 3754)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Strong, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Henry N. Galpin, postmaster at Berlin, Connecticut. (H.R. 1786)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Strong, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Lucius F. Wadsworth. (H.R. 1046)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sutherland, 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. 1382)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sutherland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Henry H. Stafford, late receiver of public moneys at Marquette, Michigan. (H.R. 2824)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sutherland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Timothy Baker, of Saint John's, Michigan. (H.R. 3584)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Swann, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Mary Harris. (H.R. 3345)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sypher, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles Morgan, a loyal citizen of the State of New York. (H.R. 3178)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sypher, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Martin Tally, a citizen of Louisiana. (H.R. 1595)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sypher, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Mary Barlow, widow of Judge Barlow, a loyal citizen of Louisiana. (H.R. 1594)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sypher, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Thomas Foster, a citizen of Louisiana. (H.R. 1751)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sypher, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To indemnify Charles S. Parrish, a citizen of Louisiana. (H.R. 2363)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Taffe, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of H. B. Denman, late superintendent of Indian affairs. (H.R. 1301)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Taffe, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of H. B. Denman. (H.R. 3231)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Taffe, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of James P. Peck and Reuben Wood. (H.R. 1498)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Turner, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the benefit of James S. Wren and William A. Kelly. Whereas James S. Wren and William A. Kelly have claims against the Government of the United States, for legitimate losses growing out of Wilson's raid, and the ... (H.R. 1405)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Turner, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Saint Paul's (Episcopal) Church, Selma, Alabama. Whereas at the capture of Selma, in the State of Alabama, by the United States forces, on the second day of April, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, ... (H.R. 958)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Twichell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William M. Henry. (H.R. 2714)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Van Trump, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William Moore, late a private in Company K, Seventy-third Regiment Ohio Infantry Volunteers. (H.R. 2078)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Vaughan, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of D. W. Glassie and others. (H.R. 3077)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Vaughan, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John Aldredge, of McNairy County, Tennessee. (H.R. 3672)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Vaughan, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Thomas G. Neal. (H.R. 1607)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Vaughan, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reimburse the Lagrange Synodical College, in the State of Tennessee, for the loss and destruction of property of same. (H.R. 2822)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. D. Foster, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of A. G. Booth, late assistant assessor in the twenty-first revenue district of Pennsylvania. (H.R. 1241)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. D. Foster, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Sluman S. Bailey, collector of internal revenue for the fourth district of Michigan. (H.R. 1288)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. T. Clarke, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill 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 and sixty-eight. (H.R. 1291)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. Townsend, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of J. Morgan Baker and William H. Beatty, trading as Baker and Beatty. (H.R. 653)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Walden, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William J. Clark, administrator of Gad E. Upson, deceased. (H.R. 1837)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Waldron, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of James G. McBride and Company, of Monroe, Michigan. (H.R. 1628)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wallace, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Robert M. Wallace, of South Carolina. (H.R. 3560)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Walls, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Robert H. Watts, a citizen of the State of Florida. (H.R. 2825)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Warren, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Jane A. Green. (H.R. 639)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Washington Townsend, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles A. Weidner. (H.R. 1094)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Washington Townsend, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of George W. Bradley. (H.R. 1356)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wells, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the owners of the steamer John Ivers, jr. (H.R. 1724)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Whitthorne, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To pay the claims of certain mail-contractors in Tennessee. (H.R. 3573)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. William T. Clark, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Susan C. Rhea, widow of Doctor J. Burrows Gardiner. (H.R. 2739)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Winchester, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the widow of Humphrey Marshall. (H.R. 3671)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wood, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Secor and Company, and Perine Secor and Company. (H.R. 3714)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wood, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Zeno Secor. (H.R. 3715)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Worthington C. Smith, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Almont Barnes. (H.R. 3636)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Young, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the members of the Catholic church at Dalton, Georgia. (H.R. 3061)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Reported back by Mr. Frye, without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted. Mr. Frye, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Martha L. Hambleton. (H.R. 2126)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. H. Boarmand Smith with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee of Claims. Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. Mr. H. Boardman Smith, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For ... (H.R. 3278)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McGrew, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the improvement of the Monongahela River from New Geneva, in Pennsylvania, to Morgantown, in West Virginia. (H.R. 1495)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevenson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making an appropriation for the improvement of the Falls of the Ohio River, and of the Louisville and Portland Canal. (H.R. 812)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Patents, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kellogg, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Samuel A. Duncan. (H.R. 1785)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and made a special order for to-day, December 12, 1872, after the morning hour. Mr. James A. Garfield, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the ... (H.R. 3131)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cook, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the apportionment of Representatives to Congress among the several States according to the ninth census. (H.R. 243)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of the Whole House, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Donnan, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Black Beaver. (H.R. 3371)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arthur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the repeal of all acts or parts of acts creating or imposing a special tax upon any farmer or planter for selling by retail to consumers leaf-tobacco of his own or his tenant's produce. (H.R. 3073)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Acker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the stamp-tax on friction-matches. (H.R. 3403)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Archer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the abatement or repayment of taxes on distilled spirits in bond destroyed by casualty," approved May twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 3015)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arthur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the repeal of all acts and parts of acts creating and imposing a special tax on sales of dealers in tobacco, manufacturers of tobacco, and manufacturers of cigars. (H.R. 698)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arthur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the repeal of all acts and parts of acts creating and imposing stamp-duties or tax upon bank-checks, drafts, or orders for the payment of money. (H.R. 3072)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arthur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the repeal of the first, second, third, fifth, and sixth sections of the act entitled "An act to enforce the provisions of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for ... (H.R. 3074)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arthur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To abolish export bonded warehouses for the storage of manufactured tobacco and snuff in bond. (H.R. 696)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arthur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend section fifty-six of 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. 353)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arthur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend sections sixty-one and sixty-three of 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. 463)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arthur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the destruction of tobacco legally forfeited and seized by the United States for fraud against the laws for the raising and collection of the internal revenue. (H.R. 697)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arthur, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To remit the internal-revenue tax upon five hundred and forty-nine barrels of whisky, containing twenty-three thousand four hundred and sixty-six gallons, destroyed by fire while in bond in the distillery ... (H.R. 699)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Beck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To so far modify and repeal existing acts and parts of acts requiring all duties on imports to be paid in gold as to allow one-half of the amount of such duties to be paid in the legal-tender notes of the ... (H.R. 1264)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the sufferers by the fire in Boston. (H.R. 2992)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To refund the amount of discriminating duties paid by importing merchants of the United States under proclamation of the President of the United States of October thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 3038)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To remit the duties upon certain goods destroyed by fire at the late conflagration in the city of Boston. (H.R. 3037)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Benjamin F. Meyers, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the stamp-tax on bank-checks. (H.R. 3546)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Beveridge, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To refund taxes improperly collected. (H.R. 1980)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Braxton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of George Washington, of Alexandria, Virginia. (H.R. 3756)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Braxton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Portner and Recker, of Alexandria, Virginia. (H.R. 3551)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Burchard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of sufferers by fire at Chicago. (H.R. 555)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Burchard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Limiting the time during which funds received upon subscription to national loans shall be permitted to remain upon deposit with national banking associations and depositaries. (H.R. 3083)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Burchard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce the duties on imports, and equalize their burdens. (H.R. 1139)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Burchard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To refund taxes improperly collected. (H.R. 3911)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of James E. Montell. (H.R. 2242)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to authorize the appointment of shipping commissioners by the several circuits courts of the United States to superintend the shipping and discharge of seamen engaged in ... (H.R. 3990)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 3991)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Chipman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To refund to the First Baptist Church of Washington and the First Baptist Church of Georgetown the amount of legacy-tax paid by them in eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (H.R. 3993)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Coghlan, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the regulation of the distillation of brandy from grapes. (H.R. 1494)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Conger, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the sale of a part of the light-house reservation at Fort Gratiot, Port Huron, in the State of Michigan. (H.R. 171)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cotton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To admit type-metal and types free of duty. (H.R. 1632)

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 Relating to the sale of United States bonds, and to prohibit commissions to agents, and so forth. (H.R. 1227)

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 declare the meaning and intention of the eighth section of the act entitled "An act to increase the duties on imports, and for other purposes," approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 1087)

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 promote trade with Brazil, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1395)

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 provide judicial proceedings in the United States courts in all cases of assessment and collection of Federal taxes, to prevent seizure of books, papers, and so forth, and for the abolition of moieties and ... (H.R. 454)

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 provide judicial proceedings in the United States Courts in all cases of assessment or collection of Federal taxes. (H.R. 422)

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 regulate and facilitate the payment of duties on imported merchandise. (H.R. 1796)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawe, by unanimous consent, 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 third, ... (H.R. 2200)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to admit free of duty a bell imported for the Catholic Church at Milford, Massachusetts. (H.R. 3384)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Declaratory of an act entitled "An act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 1415)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For relief of certain merchandise from differential duties imported in French vessels from countries other than France. (H.R. 3501)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce the force required for the collection of internal revenue, and to diminish the expenses of such collection. (H.R. 2327)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend section one hundred and ten of the internal revenue act, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1349)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the act entitled "An act to reduce duties on imports and to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved June sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 3049)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate seizures for violations of the laws of the United States relating to customs, and for other purposes. (H.R. 1088)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal so much of the internal revenue act as imposes a stamp-tax upon sirups, fruits, and vegetables. (H.R. 1229)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal so much of the internal-revenue act as imposes a tax upon deposits of savings banks. (H.R. 791)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the several sections of the internal-revenue act requiring written instruments to be stamped. (H.R. 640)

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 (H.R. 947)

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 For cancellation of bonds for manufactured tobacco lost on steamer Geo. P. Upton, between the cities of Richmond and New York. (H.R. 2719)

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 For the relief of owners of lands sold for direct taxes. (H.R. 3407)

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 Repealing all acts imposing taxes upon tobacco. Whereas the tax imposed upon tobacco is most unjust and oppressive to the people of those portions of the United States in which tobacco is grown as a staple ... (H.R. 3162)

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 authorize any practicing physician to import medical books for his own use free of duty. (H.R. 3163)

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 authorize manufacturers of tobacco and snuff to transfer to their factories licorice and other ingredients used in preparations of tobacco and snuff free of duties. (H.R. 3549)

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 provide for the abatement or repayment of taxes on manufactured tobacco in bond destroyed by casualty. (H.R. 2720)

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 duties upon licorice. (H.R. 3164)

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 taxes upon spirits manufactured exclusively from fruit. (H.R. 3057)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eames, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to returns of savings-banks and institutions for savings. (H.R. 3530)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eames, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce existing taxes. (H.R. 3040)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eames, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal taxes imposed upon deposits in savings-banks and institutions for savings. (H.R. 3529)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eldridge, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To further increase taxes and encourage monopoly without producing revenue. (H.R. 2743)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ellis H. Roberts, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the act entitled "An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage," approved March second, seventeen hundred and ninety-nine, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3045)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ellis H. Roberts, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the payment of fifty per centum of customs duties in legal-tender notes. (H.R. 642)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ellis H. Roberts, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To permit the importation, free of duty, of certain Highland kilts and uniforms for the Seventy-ninth Regiment of Highlanders of the National Guard, State of New York. (H.R. 1789)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ellis H. Roberts, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prescribe the duties of the Chief of the Bureau of Statistics. (H.R. 3747)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ely, 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 twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (H.R. 2346)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Farwell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Amending an act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes, approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 103)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Farwell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of certain sufferers by the Chicago fire. (H.R. 465)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Farwell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Hermann Raster, collector of internal revenue for the first district of Illinois. Whereas the great conflagration in the city of Chicago, on the eighth and ninth days of October, eighteen ... (H.R. 464)

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 Amending an act entitled "An act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 995)

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 Amending an act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes, approved July fourteen, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 842)

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 To amend an act entitled "An act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy. (H.R. 3581)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Garfield, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the admission of photographs for exhibition free of duty. (H.R. 1260)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Garrett, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal all laws requiring a tax to be assessed and collected on distilleries, distilled spirits, and manufactured tobacco. (H.R. 970)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. George E. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To refund certain taxes collected by the United States on raw cotton during the years eighteen hundred and sixty-three, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, eighteen ... (H.R. 3901)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Golladay, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To refund the cotton-tax collected under the provisions of the acts of Congress approved March seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. (H.R. 700)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hale, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend section ten of the tariff-act approved June sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, relating to materials entering into the construction and repair of American-built vessels. (H.R. 2996)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Handley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal all laws of the United States imposing a tax upon spirits made exclusively of grapes, apples, peaches, or other fruits. (H.R. 1249)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hanks, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To permit the importation of iron for the Helena and Iron Mountain Railroad free of duty. Whereas by act of Congress, approved March fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, a grant of lands was made by the ... (H.R. 3204)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Harmer, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce internal taxes on snuff. (H.R. 3892)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Havens, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of James A. McCullah, late collector of the fifth district of Missouri. (H.R. 1001)

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 abolish bonded warehouses for the storage of manufactured tobacco and snuff. (H.R. 988)

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 place printing-type, ink, and other printing material on the free list in the tariff. (H.R. 1474)

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 reduce the tax on snuff and tobacco. (H.R. 986)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hibbard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the stamp duties imposed by Schedules B and C. (H.R. 3246)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hibbard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the taxes imposed by stamps under Schedule C. (H.R. 3035)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. James B. Beck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of H. Clay Elliott, of Henderson, Kentucky. (H.R. 3425)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. James B. Beck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to reduce duties on imports, and to reduce internal-revenue taxes, and for other purposes," approved June sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, as to allow ... (H.R. 3670)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. James B. Beck, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To refund certain taxes collected by the Government of the United States on raw cotton exported. Whereas by the act of Congress approved July thirteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and the ... (H.R. 3669)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John M. Rice, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the law imposing a special tax upon retail dealers in leaf-tobacco. (H.R. 3070)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John T. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend section thirty-one of the act approved June sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, so as to permit farmers and planters to sell leaf-tobacco without restriction, and to modify the law ... (H.R. 3025)

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 stamp-tax on matches. (H.R. 3144)

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 To repeal the income tax, and to provide that the tax on incomes for the year eighteen hundred and seventy-one shall not be assessed or collected. (H.R. 1085)

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 To repeal the stamp duty or tax on matches. (H.R. 909)

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 To repeal the stamp-tax on checks and sight-drafts. (H.R. 2998)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kendall, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To encourage the sinking of artesian wells upon public lands in the State of Nevada. (H.R. 1503)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kerr, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent the payment of moieties to informers, and to require the proceeds of all fines, penalties and forfeitures, under the internal-revenue and customs laws, to be paid into the Treasury, and for other ... (H.R. 979)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kerr, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the repayment of income-tax collected of judicial officers of the States. (H.R. 3436)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Kerr, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the seizure and examination of invoices, books, and papers in customs-revenue cases. (H.R. 3116)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ketcham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce internal taxation, and to amend an act entitled "An act to provide internal revenue to support the Government, to pay interest on the public debt, and for other purposes," approved June ... (H.R. 1679)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ketcham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the income tax. (H.R. 441)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lamport, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to reduce duties on imports, and to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," passed June sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 3535)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Leach, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the tax on brandy, and to simplify and reduce it on whisky, and to prohibit the destruction, by revenue officers, of property appertaining thereto. (H.R. 2150)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Leonard Myers, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Fixing the rate of internal tax on all kinds of manufactured tobacco at sixteen cents per pound. (H.R. 650)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Leonard Myers, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the stamp duty or tax on matches. (H.R. 2999)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Leonard Myers, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To restore the office of the Director of the Bureau of Statistics, and to extend the duties of said Director. (H.R. 2381)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lynch, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to remit and pay back taxes assessed and collected on vessels. (H.R. 483)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lynch, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to refund certain duties erroneously collected. (H.R. 3490)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lynch, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for a drawback on ship-building material and ship-stores. (H.R. 3002)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lynch, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the resumption of specie payments and to regulate the currency. (H.R. 3995)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Manson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William Davenport, of Zionsville, Indiana. (H.R. 3438)

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 collect the unpaid direct tax, and for other purposes. (H.R. 79)

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 re-establish Knoxville, Tennessee, a port of delivery. (H.R. 432)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McHenry, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the benefit of W. L. Berry, of Kentucky. Whereas on the night of the fourteenth of April, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, the distillery and fixtures of W. L. Berry, of the second district of ... (H.R. 439)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McIntyre, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To refund certain taxes collected by the United States on raw cotton during the years eighteen hundred and sixty-three, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, eighteen hundred ... (H.R. 3173)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. McKee, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To refund certain taxes collected by the Government of the United States on raw cotton during the years eighteen hundred and sixty-five, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and ... (H.R. 1592)

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 admit free of duty all tea and coffee imported into the United States on and after the first day of July next. (H.R. 929)

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 repeal all laws giving to an informer any share or portion of the fines, penalties, and forfeitures imposed upon persons convicted of a violation of the internal-revenue laws. (H.R. 502)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Merriam, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the protection of home industries. (H.R. 1092)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Merriam, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To abolish oaths and affirmations on customs entries and to substitute declarations in lieu thereof. (H.R. 2856)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Merriam, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To allow drawback upon exported fire-arms, plows, shovels, and so forth, made of imported steel, when the stocks and handles are made of American-grown wood. (H.R. 2686)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Merriam, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize State officers to administer oaths and affirmations to importers. (H.R. 1347)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Merrick, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To refund to the judicial officers of the United States, and of the several States, the taxes on their salaries heretofore collected and paid under the income-tax laws of the United States. (H.R. 662)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mitchell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To refund to Saint Mary's Church, in the city of Milwaukee, State of Wisconsin, the sum of money therein named. (H.R. 3097)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Monroe, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal certain stamp duties. (H.R. 3182)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Monroe, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the stamp-tax upon lucifer and friction matches. (H.R. 810)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Morgan, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To secure justice to the wool-growers of the United States. (H.R. 3065)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Pendleton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To increase the duty on manufactured machinery imported from foreign countries. (H.R. 288)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Perce, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To refund certain taxes collected by the Government of the United States on raw cotton during the years eighteen hundred and sixty-five, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and ... (H.R. 3564)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Platt, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act relative to collection districts in North Carolina," approved February twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. (H.R. 1804)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Poland, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Limiting the time within which claims against the Government may be presented and prosecuted. (H.R. 1217)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Porter, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To fix and establish the rate of tax on all descriptions of manufactured tobacco entering the market for consumption at the uniform rate of sixteen cents per pound. (H.R. 1181)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Porter, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the law imposing a tax on tobacco. (H.R. 3168)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. R. Roderick Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of D. P. Rowe, and Brown and Crowell, of Morristown, Tennessee. (H.R. 3572)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Randall, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To direct the Attorney General of the United States to collect certain funds in the custody of the authorities of the State of Wisconsin belonging to the Government of the United States. (H.R. 2268)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Read, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal all laws imposing duties on printers' types, ink, and paper. (H.R. 1266)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Rice, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the collection of a tax on incomes in excess of two thousand dollars. (H.R. 1894)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roderick R. Butler, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize all producers of leaf-tobacco to sell fifty dollars' worth without paying a tax or taking out a license therefor. (H.R. 3297)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roosevelt, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to seizures under the laws of the United States. (H.R. 344)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Roosevelt, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To relieve certain books from duties. (H.R. 3532)

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 existing laws relating to the compensation of officers of the customs, and for other purposes. (H.R. 30)

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 provide for the exportation of distilled spirits. (H.R. 29)

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 remit the impost and excise taxes upon alcohol used by universities and colleges for scientific purposes only. (H.R. 3492)

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 Declaratory of the meaning of an act entitled "An act to reduce duties on imports and to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved June sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 3930)

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 to reduce duties on imposts and to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved June sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (H.R. 3028)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Scofield, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the reduction of officers and expenses of the internal revenue. (H.R. 2994)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Scofield, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To extend certain privileges to the port of Erie, in the State of Pennsylvania. (H.R. 508)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sheldon, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To allow the Calcasieu Sulphur Mining Company of New Orleans to import certain machinery free of duty. (H.R. 807)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sion H. Rogers, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the law imposing a special tax upon retail dealers in leaf-tobacco, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3661)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sion H. Rogers, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the tax imposed upon spirits distilled from fruit, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3757)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Slater, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To admit certain machinery imported from foreign countries free of duty. (H.R. 1171)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sloss, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reduce internal taxes. (H.R. 1882)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sloss, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal all laws imposing taxes on spirits manufactured exclusively from fruit. (H.R. 3175)

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 For the relief of distillers of spirits by the refunding and repayment of moneys expended or paid and deposited by them for Tice meters. (H.R. 1256)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Storm, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the act requiring stamps on bank-checks. (H.R. 3153)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Storm, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal the income tax, and to provide that the tax upon incomes for the year eighteen hundred and seventy-one shall not be collected. (H.R. 2144)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stowell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of C. H. Frost and Company, of Buffalo, New York. (H.R. 3658)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stowell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of F. Briggs and Company, of Buffalo, New York. (H.R. 3659)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stowell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Messrs. Moss and Chamberlin, of Clarksville, Virginia, for a Tice meter purchased by order of Commissioner of Internal Revenue. (H.R. 3657)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Terry, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Edward Langster. (H.R. 3550)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Townsend, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To abolish the office of surveyor at the port of Chester, in Pennsylvania, and for other purposes. (H.R. 446)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Twichell, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the sufferers by fire in Boston. (H.R. 2993)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Vaughan, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To relieve certain p