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

(31A-D4.1); claims (31A-14.2); and various subjects (31A-D4.3). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 31A-D4.2, which is

arranged alphabetically. Committee on the District of Columbia: various subjects (31A-D5.1), ar

ranged chronologically. Committee on Elections: the election case of Almon W. Babbitt, claiming

a seat as Delegate from the so-called State of Deseret (31A-D6.1); admission of either W. S. Messervy or Hugh N. Smith as Delegate from New Mexico Territory (31A-D6.2); and the contested election cases of John S. Littel v. John Robbins, Jr., Pennsylvania (31A-D6.3), Daniel F. Miller v. William Thompson, Iowa (31A-D6.4), and Jared Perkins v. George W. Morrison, New Hampshire (31A-D6.5). Arranged by subject. For minutes,

see entry 351. Committee on Foreign Affairs: claims (31A-D7.1); duties levied on wine

imported from Portugal (31A-D7.2); navigation of the St. Lawrence River (31A-07.3); and various subjects (31A-D7.4). Arranged chronologically

within each group, except 31A-D7.1, which is arranged alphabetically. Committee on Indian Affairs: claims (31A-D8.1); contract with H. M. Rice

for removing Winnebago Indians to Minnesota (31A-D8.2); regulating intercourse with Indian tribes (31A-18.3); and various subjects (31AD8.4). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 31A-D8.1,

which is arranged alphabetically. Committee on Invalid Pensions: claims (31A-19.1), arranged alphabetically.

There is also a docket volume (31A-D9.2). Committee on the Judiciary: various subjects (31A-D10.1), arranged chron

ologically. There is also a docket volume (31A-D10.2). Committee on Manufactures: a docket volume, 31st Congress, 1st session,

to 32d Congress, 1st session (31A-Dll.l). Committee on Military Affairs: claims (31A-D12.1); connecting Fort Mifflin

with the mainland by means of dykes (31A-012.2); fortifications at Dauphin Island and New Bedford (31A-D12.3); proposed site for an ordnance depot in Oregon (31A-112.4); and various subjects (31A-D12.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 31A-D12.1, which is arranged

alphabetically. There is also a docket volume (31A-D12.6). Committee on Naval Affairs: claims (31A-D13.1); establishment of an Amer

ican prime meridian (31A-013.2); removal of the wreck of the frigate Missouri (31A-D13.3); surveys for railroad route from the Mississippi Valley to the Pacific Ocean (31A-013.4); and various subjects (31A113.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 31A-013.1,

which is arranged alphabetically. Committee on Patents: extension and renewal of patents (31A-014.1) and

various subjects (31A-D14.2). Arranged chronologically within each

group. Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: claims (31A-015.1), arranged

alphabetically; and various subjects (31A-515.2), arranged chronologi

cally. There are also 2 docket volumes (314-115.3). Committee on Private Land Claims: various subjects (314-016.1), arranged

alphabetically. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: various subjects (319-117.1),

arranged chronologically.

Committee on Public Lands: various subjects (31A-D18.1), arranged chrono

logically. There is also a docket volume (314-D18.2). Committee on Revolutionary Claims: claims (31A-019.1), arranged alphabet

ically. There is also a docket volume (31A-019.2). Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: claims (31A-D20.1), arranged alpha

betically. There is also a docket volume (31A-D20.2). Committee on Roads and Canals: various subjects (31A-D21.1), arranged

chronologically. There is also a docket volume (31A-D21.2). Committee on Rules: a report on the rules of the House (31A-D22.1). Committee on the Territories: various subjects (31A-D23.1), arranged

chronologically. There is also a docket volume (316-D23.2). Committee on ways and Means: creation of the office of Assistant Secre

tary of State (31A-D24.1); estimates from the Interior Department (31AD24.2), the Navy Department (31A-D24.3), the Post Office (31A-D24.4), the State Department (31A-D24.5), the Treasury Department (31A-D24.6), and the War Department (31A-D24.7); and various subjects (31A-D24.8).

Arranged chronologically within each group. Select Committees: to Investigate the Charges Against the Hon. Joshua R.

Giddings of Abstracting Papers From the Post Office (31A-D25.1); to In-
vestigate the Charges Against R. E. Harner, Doorkeeper of the House of
Representatives (31A-D25.2); to Investigate the Conduct of Thomas Ewing,
Secretary of the Interior, in Paying Certain Claims (31A-D25.3); to In-
vestigate the Connection of the Hon. C. W. Crawford, Secretary of War,
to the Galphin Claim (31A-D25.4); and various select committees (31A-

D25.5), which are arranged by committee.
Committee of the Whole House: For minutes, see entry 351.

378

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES. 15 vols. 4 ft.

Annual messages, with pertinent documents, 1849 and 1850; messages suggesting legislation or submitting specific information or documents; and messages transmitting reports and communications from executive departments (31A-EI). Arranged chronologically.

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE. 28 vols. 6 ft. 379

Reports and communications from the Secretary of State (31A-FI), the Secretary of the Treasury (31A-F2), the Treasurer of the United States (31A-F3), the Secretary of War (31A-F4), the Secretary of the Navy (31AF5), the Postmaster General (31A-F6), and the Secretary of the Interior (31A-F7). Arranged chronologically within each group.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIAIS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED DOCULIENTS WHICH WERE REFERRED TO COMMITTEES. 37 ft.

380 Grouped by specified committees listed below, thereunder by subject. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group, unless otherwise indicated. Committee on Agriculture: establishment of a Bureau of Agriculture (31A

Gl.l) and various subjects (31A-G1.2). Committee on Claims: various subjects (31A-G2.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner. Committee on Commerce: beacons, buoys, and other aids to navigation (31A

G3.1); breakwaters, piers, and other harbor improvements (31A-G3.2);

claims (31A-G3.3), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; customhouses (31A-G3.4); marine hospitals (31A-G3.5); ports of entry and collection districts (31A-G3.6); rivers and harbors (31A-G3.7); security of life

on board steam vessels (31A-G3.8); and various subjects (31A-G3.9). Committee on the District of Columbia: slavery (31A-G4.1) and various

subjects (31A-G4.2). Committee on Elections: various subjects (31A-G5.1). Committee on Foreign Affairs: claims (31A-G6.1), arranged alphabetically

er; peaceful settlement of international disputes (31A-66.2); recognition of Liberia (31A-G6.3); and various subjects (31A-G6.4). Committee on Indian Affairs: claims (31A-G7.1), arranged alphabetically by

petitioner; and various subjects (31A-G7.2). Committee on Invalid Pensions: various subjects (31A-G8.1), arranged alpha

betically by petitioner. Committee on the Judiciary: additional compensation for the deputy and

assistant marshals for taking the 7th Census (314-69.1); claims (31AG9.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; district courts and judicial districts (31A-G9.3); office of chaplains in Congress and the armed

forces (31A-G9.4); slavery (31A-49.5); and various subjects (31A-49.6). Committee on Manufactures: amendment of the tariff laws (31A-G10.1) and

duty on iron (31A-G10.2). Committee on Military Affairs: amendment of the bounty-land law (314

Gll.l); claims (31A-G11.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; and

various subjects (31A-G21.3). Committee on Naval Affairs: changing the prime meridian (31A-G12.1);

claims (31A-G12.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; flogging (31A-G12.3); inventions and experiments for the Navy (31A-G12.4); liquor ration (31A-G12.5); medical officers of the Navy (31A-G12.6); steamship

lines (31A-G12.7); and various subjects (31A-612.8). Committee on Patents: amendment of the patent laws (31A-G13.1); Blanchard's

self-directing machine (31A-G13.2); Parker's water wheels (31A-G13.3);

Woodworth's planing machine (31A-G13.4); and various subjects (31A-G13.5). Committee on the Post Office and post Roads: claims (31A-G14.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner; mail routes (31A-G14.2); postage and frank

ing privileges (31A-G14.3); and various subjects (31A-G14.4). Committee on Printing: various subjects (31A-G15.1). Committee on Private Land Claims: claims (31A-G16.1), arranged alphabeti

cally by petitioner. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: various subjects (31A-G17.1). Committee on Public Lands : bounty lands (31A-G18.1); claims (31A-G18.2),

arranged alphabetically by petitioner; compensation of receivers and registers of land offices (31A-G18.3); grants of public lands to actual settlers (31A-G18.4); land offices (31A-G18.5); railroad lands (31A

G18.6); school lands (31A-G18.7); and various subjects (31A-G18.8). Committee on Revolutionary Claims: various subjects (31A-G19.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: various subjects (31A-G20.1), ar

ranged alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Roads and Canals: railroads (31A-G21.1) and various subjects

(31A-G21.2). Committee on Rules: various subjects (314-G22.1).

Committee on the Territories: slavery (31A-G23.1) and various subjects

(31A-G23.2). Committee on Ways and Means: amendment of the tariff law of 1846 (31A

G24.1); claims (31A-G24.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; and

various subjects (31A-G24.3). Committee of the Whole House: various subjects (31A-G25.1).

381

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED

DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE TABLED. 3 in.

Grouped by subject as follows: Slavery (31A-H2.1) and various subjec (51A-H1.2). Arranged chronologically within each group.

ELECTION RECORDS. 3 in.

Credentials of Representatives and Delegates (31A-J1), arranged alphabetically by State or Territory.

ORIGINALS OF PRINTED HOUSE MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS. 3 vols. 9 in. 3

Original miscellaneous documents, 1st session (31A-Kl) and 2d session (31A-K2). Arranged numerically within each group.

OTHER RECORDS. 1 ft.

384 Two volumes of roll calls (31A-), arranged chronologically; roll calls in the election of House officers (31A-L2), arranged by office, thereunder numerically; and various papers (31A-L3), arranged by subject.

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, 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 and the Committee on Elections, entry 359.

RECORD BOOKS. 12 vols. i ft.

385 Bill book of House and Senate bills and resolutions (31C-Al); petition book (31C-A2); record of orders of the day (31C-A3); register of resolutions sent to the President, heads of departments, and committees (31C-A4); register of printed documents (31C-A5); record of books purchased under H. Res. of Sept. 28, 1850 (31C-A6); compilation of laws and resolutions authorizing the employment of clerks, messengers, and laborers in the Clerk's Office together with a statement of the amount of compensation for each (31C-A7); record of the delivery of stationery and office supplies (310-A8); newspaper book (31C-A9); and a record of referrals to the Committees on Engraving, Rules, Printing, and the Library (31C-A10). For membership of House committees, see entry 358.

OTHER RECORDS. 10 in.

386 Records relating to the distribution of House documents and other publications (31C-B1), arranged alphabetically by recipient; and various papers

(31C-B2), arranged by subject. For letter book of outgoing correspondence, see entry 360.

THIRTY-SECOND CONGRESS, 1851-53

First Session, December 1, 1851-August 31, 1852
Second Session, December 6, 1852-March 3, 1853

Records of Legislative Proceedings

MINUTE BOOK AND JOURNALS. 5 vols. i ft.

Minute book, Ist and 2d sessions (32A-A2); and legislative journal, session (32A-A2) and 2d session (32A-A3).

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 4 ft.

388 Original House bills and bills upon which further action was taken (326Bl); original House joint resolutions and joint resolutions upon which further action was taken (32A-B2); and 6 volumes of engrossed House bills and resolutions (32A-B3). Arranged numerically within each group.

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE SENATE AND CONSIDERED IN THE

HOUSE. 4 in.

Senate bills (324-ci), arranged numerically; and S. J. Res. 16 for the relief of Y. P. Garnett (32A-C2).

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: For minutes, see entry 377. Committee on Agriculture: a docket volume, 320 Congress, 1st session, to

34th Congress, 3d session (32A-D1.l). Comittee on claims: claims (32A-D2.1), arranged alphabetically. There

is also a docket volume (32A-D2.2). For letter book, see entry 293;

and minutes, entry 351. Committee on Commerce: buoys, lighthouses, and other aids to navigation

(32A-D3.1); claims (32A-D3.2); rivers and harbors (32A-D3.3); trade with the British North American colonies (32A-D3.4); and various subjects (32A-D3.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, except

32A-D3.2, which is arranged alphabetically. Committee on the District of Columbia: a docket volume (32A-04.1). Committee on Foreign Affairs: a docket volume (32A-D5.1). Committee on Indian Affairs: various subjects (32A-D6.1), arranged chron

ologically. Committee on Invalid Pensions: claims (32A-D7.1), arranged alphabetically.

There is also a docket volume (32A-D7.2). Committee on the Judiciary: fees allowed attorneys, clerks, and marshals

in Federal courts (32A-18.1); 7th Census (32A-D8.2); and various subjects (32A-D8.3). Arranged chronologically within each group. There is also a docket volume for the 1st session (32A-D8.4).

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