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further action was taken (30A-B2); House simple resolutions, motions, and orders (30H-B3); and 2 volumes of engrossed House bills and resolutions (30A-B4). Arranged numerically within each group, except 30A-B3, which is arranged chronologically.

BILLS ORIGINATING IN THE SENATE AND CONSIDERED IN THE HOUSE.

Senate bills (30A-Cl), arranged numerically.

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COMMITTEE REPORTS AND PAPERS. 9 ft.

364 Records of the following committees, relating to the subjects listed or consisting of the kinds of documents specified: Committee on Accounts: For minutes, see entry 323. Committee on Agriculture: various subjects (30A-D2.1), arranged chrono

logically. Committee on Claims: claims (30A-D3.1), arranged alphabetically. There

is also a docket volume (30A-D3.2). For minutes, see entry 351; and

letter book, entry 293. Committee on Commerce: beacons, buoys, and other aids to navigation (30A

D4.1); claims (30A-D4.2); and various subjects (30A-D4.3). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 30A-D4.2, which is arranged

alphabetically. There is also a docket volume (30A-D4.4). Committee on the District of Columbia: various subjects (30A-D5.1), ar

ranged chronologically. There is also a docket volume (30A-D5.2). Committee on Elections: contested election case of James Monroe v. David

Jackson, New York (30A--D6.1) and the case of Henry H. Sibley claiming a seat as Delegate from Visconsin Territory (30A-D6.2). Arranged by

subject. For minutes, see entry 351. Committee on Engraving: a report on the lithographic maps accompanying

the President's annual message of 1847 (30A-D7.1). Committee on Foreign Affairs: claims (30A-DE.l), arranged alphabetically;

and various subjects (30A-D8.2), arranged chronologically. Committee on Indian Affairs: Cherokee Indians in North Carolina (30A-D9.1);

claims (30A-D9.2); revoking the license of W. G. and G. W. Ewing, Indian traders (30A-D9.3); and various subjects (30A-D9.4). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 30A-D9.2, which is arranged alpha

betically. Committee on Invalid Pensions: claims (30A-D10.1), arranged alphabetically. Committee on the Judiciary: claims (304-011.1), arranged alphabetically;

and a report on revision of the laws of the United States (30A-dll.2).

There is also a docket volume (30A-D11.3). Committee on Mileage: a report on the mileage of Members of Congress (30A

D12.1). Committee on Military Affairs: claims (30A-D13.1), arranged alphabetically;

and various subjects (30A-113.2), arranged chronologically. There is

also a docket volume (30A-D13.3). Committee on Naval Affairs: astronomical observations relating to naviga

tion (30A-D14.1); claims (30A-D14.2); railroad across the Isthmus of Panama (30A-114.3); steamer communication with China and the Sandwich Islands (304-114.4); and various subjects (30A-114.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 30A-D14.2, which is arranged alphabetically.

Committee on Patents: claims for compensation, extension, and renewals of

patents (30A-D15.1); investigation of the Patent Office under the administration of Edmund Burke, Commissioner of Patents (30A-115.2); and various subjects (30A-015.3). Arranged chronologically within each group,

except 30A-015.1, which is arranged alphabetically. Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: claims (30A-D16.1), arranged

alphabetically; and various subjects (30A-D16.2), arranged chronologi

cally. Committee on Private Land claims: various subjects (30A-017.1), arranged

alphabetically. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: various subjects (30A-D18.1),

arranged chronologically. Committee on Public Expenditures: various subjects (30A-D19.1), arranged

chronologically. Committee on Public Lands: claims (30A-D20.1); reduction of the price of

public land (30A-D20.2); Virginia military land warrants (30A-D20.3); and various subjects (30A-D20.4). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 30A-D20.1, which is arranged alphabetically. There is

also a docket volume (30A-D20.5). Committee on Revolutionary Claims: claims (30A-D21.1), arranged alphabeti

cally. There is also a docket volume (30A-D21.2). Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: claims (30A-D22.1), arranged alpha

betically; and various subjects (30A-D22.2), arranged chronologically. Committee on Roads and Canals: a report on the building of the Cumberland

Road (30A-D23.1).
Committee on the Territories: various subjects (30A-D24.1), arranged

chronologically. Committee on Ways and Means: duties on imports (30A-D25.1); Indian appro

priations (30A-D25.2); estimates from the Navy Department (30A-D25.3), the Post Office (30A-D25.4), the State Department (30A-D25.5), the Treasury Department (30A-D25.6), and the War Department (30A-D25.7); and various subjects (30A-D25.8). Arranged chronologically within each

group. Select committees: construction of a railroad from Lake Michigan to the

Pacific Ocean (30A-D26.1); families of deceased soldiers of the Mexican War (30A-D26.2); levying duties in the ports of Mexico during the war (30A-D26.3); patenting medicines (30A-D26.4); revising the penitentiary system of the District of Columbia (30A-D26.5); swamplands in Missouri and Arkansas (30A-D26.6); tobacco trade with Europe (30A-D26.7); rules and orders (30A-D26.8); pensions for widows and orphans of soldiers

killed during the Mexican War (30A-D26.9). Arranged by subject. Committee of the Whole House: For minutes, see entry 351.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES. 10 vols. 3 ft.

365 Annual messages, with pertinent documents, 1847 and 1848; messages suggesting legislation or submitting specific information or documents; and messages transmitting reports and communications from executive departments (30A-EI). Arranged chronologically.

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE. 30 vols. 6 ft. 366

Reports and communications from the Secretary of State (30A-Fl), the

Secretary of the Treasury (30A-F2), the Treasurer of the United States (30A-F3), the Secretary of War (30A-F4), the Secretary of the Navy (30AF5), the Postmaster General (30A-F6), and others (30A-F7). Arranged chronologically within each group.

367

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURUS, AND RELATED

DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE REFERRED TO COMMITTEES. 16 ft.

Grouped by specified committees listed below, thereunder by subject. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group, unless otherwise indicated. Committee on Accounts: various subjects (30A-G1.1). Committee on Agriculture: various subjects (30A-G2.1). Committee on Claims: claims (30A-G3.1), arranged alphabetically by peti

tioner. Committee on Commerce: beacons, lighthouses, and other aids to navigation

(30A-G4.1); claims (30A-G4.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; customhouses (30A-G4.3); marine hospitals (30A-G4.4); ports of entry and collection districts (30A-G4.5); rivers and harbors (30A-G4.6); and

various subjects (30A-G4.7). Committee on the District of Columbia: slavery (30A-G5.1) and various

subjects (30A-G5.2). Committee on Foreign Affairs: claims (30A-G6.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; peace with Mexico (30A-G6.2); and various subjects (30A

G6.3). Committee on Indian Affairs: claims (30A-G7.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; and various subjects (30A-G7.2). Committee on Invalid Pensions: various subjects (30A-G8.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on the Judiciary: claims (30A-G9.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; slavery (30A-G9.2); and various subjects (30A-49.3). Committee on Manufactures: various subjects (30A-G10.1). Committee on Mileage: various subjects (30A-G11.l). Committee on Military Affairs: claims (30A-G12.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; peace with Mexico (30A-G12.2); protection of emigrants to California (30A-G12.3); purchase of Mount Vernoni estate by the Fed

eral Government (30A-G12.4); and various subjects (30A-G12.5). Committee on Naval Affairs: abolition of corporal punishment in the naval

and military services (30A-G13.1); claims (30A-G13.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; prohibition of intoxicating liquors on board vessels of the United States (30A-G13.3); and various subjects (30A

G13.4). Committee on Patents: amendment of the patent laws (30A-G14.1); investi

gation of the Patent Office (30A-G14.2); renewal of Jethro Wood's patent for the cast iron plow (30A-G14.3); Sickels' "cut off" for steam

boilers (30A-G14.4); and various subjects (30A-G14.5). Committee on the Post Office and post Roads: claims (30A-G15.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner; mail routes (30A-G15.2); postage and

franking privileges (30A-G15.3); and various subjects (30A-G15.4). Committee on Private Land Claims: claims (30A-G16.1), arranged alphabeti

cally by petitioner.

Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: various subjects (30A-G17.1).
Committee on Public Expenditures: various subjects (30A-G18.1).
Committee on Public Lands: claims (30A-G19.1), arranged alphabetically by

petitioner; free distribution of the public lands to nonlandholders
(30A-G19.2); land grants for various purposes (30A-G19.3); reduction of

the price of public lands (30A-G19.4); and various subjects (30A-G19.5). Committee on Revolutionary Claims: various subjects (30A-G20.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: various subjects (30A-G21.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Roads and Canals: building a road from lower Sandusky to the

Greenville treaty line (30A-G22.1); railroads (30A-G22.2); and various

subjects (30A-G22.3). Committee on the Territories: slavery (30A-G23.1) and various subjects

(30A-G23.2). Committee on Ways and Means: amendment of the revenue laws (30A-G24.1);

claims (30A-G24.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; and various

subjects (30A-G24.3). Select Committee on the survey of Railroad Routes to the Pacific Ocean:

various subjects (30A-G25.1). Committee of the Whole House: various subjects (30A-G26.1).

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED
DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE TABLED. 2 in.

368 Grouped by subject as follows: Jethro Woud's patent for a cast iron plow (30A-H1.l); railroad to the Pacific Ocean (30A-H1.2); and various subjects (30A-H1.3). Arranged chronologically within each group.

ELECTION RECORDS. 2 in.

369 Credentials of Representatives (30A-J2), arranged alphabetically by State.

ORIGINALS OF PRINTED HOUSE MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS. 3 vols. i ft. 370

Original miscellaneous documents, 1st session (30A-Kl) and 2d session (30A-K2). Arranged numerically within each group.

OTHER RECORDS. 3 vols. 4 in.

Two volumes of roll calls (30A-LI) and a volume of related computations (30A-L2). Arranged chronologically within each group.

ed computat: 372

Records of the Office of the Clerk

For transcribed or printed reports of the Committee on the Territories, see entry 217; the Committee on Military Affairs and the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, entry 288; the Committee on Indian Affairs and the Committee on Ways and Means, entry 302; the Committee on Private Land Claims and the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, entry 317; the Committee on the Post Office and post Roads, the Committee on Public Lands, and the Committee on Roads and Canals, entry 345; and the Committee on Claims, the Committee on Elections, and the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, entry 359.

RECORD BOOKS. 9 vols. 10 in.

372 Bill book of House and Senate bills and resolutions (30C-A2); petition book (30C-A2); record of orders of the day (30C-A3); record of reports, by origin, made to the House (30C-A4); register of miscellaneous documents (30C-A5); register of printed documents (30C-A6); record of the distribution of printed laws (30C-A7); record of engrossment of House bills and resolutions (30C-A8); and newspaper book (30C-A9). For abstracts of appropriations and for membership of House committees, see entry 358.

OTHER RECORDS. 8 in.

373 Letters to the clerk, principally relating to the distribution of House documents and other publications (30C-B2), arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent; and memoranda relating to the withdrawal of records (30CB2), and bids and contracts for furnishing the House with stationery, wood, coal, and other items (30C-B3), arranged by subject. For letter book of outgoing correspondence, see entry 360.

THIRTY-FIRST CONGRESS, 1849-51

First Session, December 3, 1849-September 30, 1850

Second Session, December 2, 1850-March 3, 1851

Records of Legislative Proceedings

MINUTE BOOK AND JOURNALS. 7 vols. 2 ft.

374 Minute book, Ist and 2d sessions (31A-AI); legislative journal, 1st session (31A-A2) and 2d session (31A-A3); and a longhand index to the printed journal, 1st session (31A-A4).

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 1 ft.

375 Original House bills and bills upon which further action was taken (31AB1); original House joint resolutions and joint resolutions upon which further action was taken (31A-B2); and 2 volumes of engrossed House bills and resolutions (31A-B3). Arranged numerically within each group.

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BILLS ORIGINATING IN THE SENATE AND CONSIDERED IN THE HOUSE.

Senate bills (31A-CI), arranged numerically.

372

COMMITTEE REPORTS AND PAPERS. 7 ft.

Records of the following committees, relating to the subjects listed or consisting of the kinds of documents specified: Committee on Accounts: a volume of minutes, 31st Congress, 1st session,

to 33d Congress, 1st session (31A-.1); and a volume containing a compilation of administrative authorizations for the Clerk's Office and

other House officials, 1796-1841 (31A-D1.2). Committee on Agriculture: a report on the establishment of an Agricultural

Bureau (31A-D2.1). There is also a docket volume (31A-D2.2). Committee on Claims: claims (31A-D3.1), arranged alphabetically. There is

also a docket volume (31A-D3.2). For minutes, see entry 351; and letter book, entry 293.

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