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Committee on Naval Affairs: submarine explosion by Samuel Colt, and sub

marine telescope (28A-D19.1). Committee on Patents: various subjects (28A-D20.1), arranged chronologi

cally. There is also a docket volume, 28th Congress, 1st session, to

29th Congress, 2d session (28A-D20.2). Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: correspondence of George W.

Hopkins, chairman of the committee (28A-D22.1); franking privilege (28A-
D27.2); postage on newspapers, pamphlets, magazines, and books (28A-
D21.3); private expresses (28A-D21.4); and various subjects (28A-D21.5).

Arranged chronologically within each group.
Committee on Private Land Claims: various subjects (28A-D22.1), arranged

alphabetically. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: various subjects (28A-D23.1),

arranged chronologically. There is also a docket volume, 28th Congress,

Ist session, to 29th Congress, 2d session (28A-D23.2). Committee on Public Expenditures: Florida Squadron (28A-D24.1), arranged

chronologically. Committee on Public Lands: various subjects (28A-D25.1), arranged by sub

ject. There is also a docket volume (28A-D25.2). Committee on Revolutionary Claims: claims (28A-D26.1), arranged chronolog

ically. There is also a docket volume (28A-D26.2). Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: claims (28A-D27.1), arranged alpha

betically. There is also a docket volume (28A-D27.2). Committee on Roads and Canals: construction of a railroad from Lake Mich

igan to Oregon (28A-D28.1); erection of a bridge across the Ohio at Wheeling (28A-D28.2); stock held by the United States in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Co. (28A-D28.3); and various subjects (28A-D28.4). Ar

ranged chronologically within each group. Committee on the Territories: various subjects (28A-D29.1), arranged

chronologically. Committee on liays and Means: House of Representatives (28A-D30.1); north

east boundary of the United States (28A-D30.2); reduction of Government salaries (28A-D30.3); papers from or concerning the Navy Department (28A-D30.4), the Post Office (28A-D30.5), the State Department (28AD30.6), the Treasury Department (28A-D30.7), and the War Department (28A-D30.8); and various subjects (28A-D30.9). Arranged chronologically

within each group. Select committees: various subjects (28A-D31.1), arranged by subject. Committee of the Whole House: For minutes, see entry 307.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES. 5 vols. i ft.

338 Annual messages, with pertinent documents, 1843 and 1844; messages suggesting legislation or submitting specific information or documents; and messages transmitting reports and communications from executive departoients (28A-El). Arranged chronologically.

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE. 37 vols. 8 ft. 339

Reports and communications from the Secretary of State (28A-Fi), the Secretary of the Treasury (28A-F2), the Treasurer of the United States (28A-F3), the Secretary of War (28A-F4), the Secretary of the Navy (28AF5), the Postmaster General (28A-F6), and others (28A-F7). Arranged chronologically within each group.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATUR.S, AND RELATED
DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE REFERRED TO COMMITTEES. 21 ft.

340 Grouped by specified committees listed below, thereunder by subject. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group, unless otherwise indicated. Comittee on Accounts: petition of James lilson, keeper of the western

gate of Capitol Square, for an increase in compensation (286-61.1). Committee on Agriculture: effect of the tariff on agricultural interests

(28A-G2.1). Cowanittee on Claims: claims (28A-43.1), arranged alphabetically by peti

tioner. Committee on Commerce: aids to navigation (28A-G4.1); claims (28A-G4.2);

customhouses (281-64.3); drawbacks (28A-G4.4); establishment of marine hospitals (28A-G4.5); establishment of a naval depot at Philadelphia (26A-G4.6); establishment of a port of entry at Lafayette, La. (28h64.7); establishment of a warehousing system in the collection of duties (28A-G4.8); exemption of canal boats from the requirement of taking out coasting trade licenses (28A-G4.9); improvement of St. Augustine, Fla., harbor (28A-G4.10); protoction of Liberia (28A-G4.11); railroads (28A64.12); use of Evans' Safety Guard on boilers of steam vessels to pre

vent explosions (28A-G4.13); and various subjects (281-64.14). Committee on the District of Columbia: abolition of slavery in the Dis

trict of Columbia (28A-45.1); banks (28A-G5.2); improvement of Pennsyl

vania Avenue (28A-65.3); and various subjects (28A-45.4). Connittee on Elections: eligibility of David Levy as a Delegate from the

Territory of Florida (281-G6.1) and various subjects (28A-G6.2). Comittee on foreign Affairs: annexation of Canada to the United States

(281-67.1); claims (2EA-G7.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; French spoliations (220-07.3); occupation of Oregon Territory (28A67.4); opposition to the annexation of Texas to the United States (28A67.5); protection of Liberia (28A-47.6); recognition of the independence of Haiti (284-67.7); release of American prisoners at Van Diemen's Land

(28A-47.8); Tariff of 1842 (28A-47.9); and various subjects (28A-67.10). Committee on Indian Affairs: claims (28A-98.1), arranged alphabetically by

petitioner; and various subjects (28A-G8.2). Committee on Invalid Pensions: various subjects (22A-69.1), arranged alpha

betically by petitioner. Committee on the Judiciary: abolition of capital punishment (28A-G10.1);

abolition of slavery (280-610.2); amendinent of the naturalization law (284-410.3); annexation of Canada to the United States (28A-G10.4); claims (28A-G10.5), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; eligibility of David Levy as a Delegate from the Territory of Florida (28A-G10.6); Federal courts and judges (28A-G10.7); imprisonment of Capt. Jonathan lialker in Florida Territory for aiding fugitive slaves (22A-G1.?); investigation of the allegations of William Wright of Boston that fraud was committed against the United States in the settlement of claims upon the Commonwealth Bank of Boston (28A-G10.9); investigation of an alleged duel between Representative Thomas I. Clingman and Representative William L. Yancey (28A-G10.10); publication and distribution of the reports of the U. S. Supreme Court (28A-G10.11); repeal of the act of Feb. 12, 1793, relistive to fugitive slaves (28A-ulɔ.12); and various subjects (28A-G10.13).

Committee on Manufactures: Tariff of 1842 (28A-Gll.l) and various subjects

(28A-G11.2). Conmittee on Mileage: reduction of the per dien and the travel fees of

Memo ers of Congress (28A-G12.1). Committee on Military Affairs: abolition of the Military Academy at Viest

Point (28A-G13.1); claims (28A-G13.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; establishnent of a western arory (28A-G13.3); forts and fortifications (234-G13.4); remounting the 2d Regiment of Dragoons (28A

G13.5); and various subjects (28A-G13.6). Corunittee on Naval Affairs: abolition of the spirit ration in the Navy

(284-ull.l); aerial circumnavigation of the earth in an "Aerostadt" (2&si-G14.2); clairs (281-G14.3), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; construction of a drydock at the Philadelphia Navy Yard (28A-G14.4); establislunent of a navy yard at the harbor of New York City (28A-G14.5); naval asylum at Philadelphia (264-G14.6); purchase of water-rotted hemp for the Navy (28A-G14.7); rank of Navy medical officers (284-G14.8); reenactment of the Navy pension law of 1837 (28A-G14.9); removal of wrecks in the Savannah river (28.14-614.10); and various subjects (281

G14.1]). Committee on Patents: amendment of the patent laws (28A-G15.1); extension

of patent rights (28A-415.2); use of Evans' Safety Guard on steam boilers of the Federal Government (28A-G15.3); use of the Patent Fund for the construction of a wing to the Patent Office (28A-415.4); and var

ious subjects (28A-G15.5). Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: abolition of the franking

privilege (294-616.1); claims (2&la-G16.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; postal routes (281-416.3); prohibition of the transportation of mails on the Sabbath (284-616.4); reduction of postage rates

(28i-G16.5); and various subjects (2EA-U16.6). Committee on Private Land claims: claims (28A-G17.1), arranged alphabeti

cally by petitioner. Consnittee on Public Buildings and Grounds: various subjects (28A-G18.1). Committee on Public Lands: coupletion of the li abash and Erie Canal (28A

GIG.1); grant of public land to aid in the construction of the Northern Cross Railroad (28A-419.2); lands sold by the United States in a township conveyed to Indiana University (294A-419.3); and various subjects

(28A-G19.4). Comnittee on Revolutionary Claims: various subjects (28A-G20.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: various subjects (28A-G21.1), ar

ranged alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Roads and Canals: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Co. (28A-G22.1);

construction of a bridge across the Ohio River at Wheeling (28A-G22.2); construction of a canal around the Falls of St. Mary's at the outlet of Lake Superior (28A-G22.3); construction of a road from St. Augustine, Floridi Territory, to the interior counties (28A-G22.4); Dismal Swamp Canal Co. (2EA-Q22.5); navigation of the vabash River (28A-G22.6); and

various subjects (28H-G22.7). Comittee on the Territories: Florida Territory (28A-G23.1); occupation

of Oregon Territory (28A-G23.2); and various subjects (28A-G23.3). Committee on liays and Means: clai!ns (28A-G24.1), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; duty on guano (28A-G24.2); duty on objects of art

(28A-G24.3); duty on railroad iron (28A-G24.4); duty on salt (28AG24.5); improvement of the Hudson River to aid navigation (28A-G24.6); rebuilding the branch mint at Charlotte, N. C. (28A-G24.7); Tariff of

1842 (28A-G24.8); and various subjects (28A-G24.9). Committee of the Whole House: abolition of the Fort Wayne, Ind., Land

District (28A-G25.1); amendment of the naturalization laws (2&A-G25.2); annexation of Canada to the United States (28A-G25.3); completion of the Cumberland Road (28A-G25.4); completion of the Wabash and Erie Canal (28A-G25.5); construction of a bridge across the Ohio River at Wheeling (28A-G25.6); establishment of postal routes (28A-G25.7); improvement of Buffalo Creek, Buffalo, N. Y. (284-G25.8); improvement of inland waters (28A-G25.9); occupation of the Territory of Oregon (28A-G25.10); reduction of postage rates (28A-G25.11); refund of the fine imposed on Gen. Andrew Jackson by Judge D. A. Hall (28A-G25.12); Tariff of 1842 (28A

G25.13); and various subjects (28A-G25.14). Select committees: various subjects (28A-426.1).

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED DOCUMENTS V.HICH WERE TABLED OR "NOT PRESENTED." 1 ft.

341 Grouped by subject as follows: abolition of slavery (28A-H1.1); amendment of the Constitution to acknowledge God as the source of civil government (28A-H1.2); amendment of the Constitution to discard slaves from the ratio of representation (28A-H2.3); duty on salt (28A-H1.4); election of presidential electors on the same day throughout the Union (28A-H),.5); opposition to the annexation of Texas to the Union (28A-H1.6); promotion of peace by the arbitration of international disputes (28A-H1.7); reduction of postal rates (28A-H1.8); repeal of the act of Feb. 12, 1793, relating to fugitive slaves (28A-H1.9); repeal of the 21st rule of the House (28AH2.10); Tariff of 1842 (28A-H1.ll); various subjects (28A-H2.12); and petitions "not presented" (28A-H1.13). Arranged chronologically within each group.

ELECTION RECORDS. 8 in.

Credentials of Representatives and Delegates (28A-J1), arranged alphabetically by State or Territory.

OTHER RECORDS. 6 in.

Two volumes of roll calls (28A-K1) and various other papers (28A-K2). Arranged chronologically within each group.

Records of the Office of the Clerk

344

RECORD BOOKS. ll vols. 1 ft.

Bill books of House and Senate bills and resolutions (28C-AI); rough petition book (28C-A2); record of orders of the day (28C-A3); register of committee reports (28C-A4); register of reports and communications from executive departments (28C-A5); record of reports, by origin, made to the House (28C-A6); and contingent accounts of the Clerk's Office (28C-A7). For membership of House committees and for record of "petitions and other papers delivered from the Office of the Clerk," see entry 330.

345

RECORDS OF COMMITTEE REPORTS. 4 vols. 1 ft.

Transcribed and printed reports of the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, 28th Congress, 1st session, to 32d Congress, 1st session (28CBl); the Committee on Public Lands, 28th Congress, 1st session, to 32d Congress, 1st session (28C-B2); the Committee on Roads and Canals, 28th Congress, 1st session, to 32d Congress, 1st session (28C-B3); and the Select Committee on Retrenchment (28C-B4). Arranged chronologically within each group. For reports of the Committee on the Territories, see entry 217; the Committee on Elections, en try 247; the Committee on Naval Affairs, entry 274; the Committee on Military Affairs and the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, en try 288; the Committee on Indian Affairs and the Committee on liays and Means, entry 302; the Committee on Invalid Pensions, the Committee on Private Land Claims, the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, entry 317; and the Committee on Claims, entry 331.

OTHER RECORDS. 6 in.

346 Letters addressed to the Clerk (28C-C1), arranged chronologically; and record of items withdrawn (28C-C2), arranged alphabetically by subject. For letter book of Clerk's outgoing correspondence, see entry 289.

INDEX. 1 vol. 1 in.
Index to documents ordered printed by the House, 28th Congress, Ist ses-

Sth Congresa. Ist 342 sion, to 29th Congress, 1st session (28C-D1).

TWENTY-NINTH CONGRESS, 1845-47

First Session, December 1, 1845-August 10, 1846
Second Session: December 7, 1846-March 3, 1847

Records of Legislative Proceedings MINUTE BOOK AND JOURNALS. 5 vols. 1 ft.

Minute book, 1st and 2d sessions (29A-AI); and legislative journal, Ist session (29A-A2) and 2d session (29A-A3).

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 7 ft.

349 Original House bills and bills upon which further action was taken (29ABl); original House joint resolutions and joint resolutions upon which further action was taken (29A-B2); House simple resolutions, motions, and orders (29A-B3); and 2 volumes of engrossed House bills and resolutions (29A-B4). Arranged numerically within each group, except 29A-B3, which is arranged chronologically.

BILIS ORIGINATING IN THE SENATE AND CONSIDERED IN THE HOUSE. 3 in. 350

Senate bills, lst and 2d sessions (29A-C1). Arranged by session, thereunder numerically.

COMMITTEE REPORTS AND PAPERS. 9 ft.

351 Records of the following committees, relating to the subjects listed or consisting of the kinds of documents specified:

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