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Aberdeen in San Francisco Bay (33A-D2.10). Arranged chronologically

within each group, except 33A-D2.1, which is arranged alphabetically. Committee on the District of Columbia: claims (33A-D3.1), arranged alpha

betically; and a paper relating to the water supply of Washington (33A

D3.2). There is also a docket volume (33A-D3.3).
Committee on Elections: contested election case of villiam C. Lane v.

Jose Manuel Gallegos, New Mexico Territory (33A-D4.1), and a Leakesville,

N. C. voting list (33A-D4.2). Committee on Expenditures on the Public Buildings: a report on reparations

to Joseph G. Kennedy for damage to 2 buildings rented to the Government

(33A-D5.1). Committee on Foreign Affairs: claims (33A-D6.1); Amazon River navigation

(33A-D6.2); Cuban port charges against the vessel Black Warrior (33AD6.3); diplomatic and consular system of the United States (33A-D6.4); and a Hong Kong consular report on shipwrecked Americans (33A-26.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 33A-D6.1, which is

arranged alphabetically. There is also a docket volume (33A-D6.6). Committee on Indian Affairs: claims (33A-D7.1); affairs in the Territory

of New Mexico (33A-07.2); claimants for Cherokee emoluments (33A-07.3); Indian depredations (33A-07.4); Indians in the United States military service (33A-D7.5); Indian treaties (33A-07.6); and schools for Indians (33A-D7.7). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 33A

07.1, which is arranged alphabetically. Committee on Invalid Pensions: claims (33A-D8.1), arranged alphabetically.

There is also a docket volume (33A-D8.2). Committee on the Judiciary: claims (33A-D9.1); chaplains in the civil and

military service of the United States (33A-D9.2); deserters from foreign vessels in American ports (33A-19.3); financial report of the clerk of the U. S. courts in the Western District of Virginia (33A-09.4); land titles and surveys (33A-D9.5); Rhode Island controversy involving Thomas Vi. Dorr (33A-19.6); steamboat Martha Viashington (33A-19.7); tomperance in the Capital City (33A-D9.8); and Federal prisons and confine ment conditions in New York City (33A-D9.9). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 33A-09.1, which is arranged alphabetically.

There is also a docket volume (33A-D9.10). Committee on Military Affairs: claims (33A-D10.1); Army pay and efficiency

(33A-D10.2); equestrian statue of George Washington for New York City (33A-D10.3); Fayetteville Arsenal, N. C. (33A-D10.4); indemnification of the militia of New Mexico for service in suppressing Indian hostilities (33A-D10.5); military posts and stations (33A-D10.6); nonmilitary personnel employed in the War Department, 1853 (33A-D10.7); obstruction of travel and communication by rioting citizenry of Erie, Pa. (33AD10.8); rations of a Colonel Benton (33A-D10.9); refunding the expenses of Utah Territory incurred in suppressing Indian hostilities (33AD10.10); and roads and bridges in the several Territories (33A-D10.11). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 33A-D1o.l, which is

arranged alphabetically. There is also a docket volume (33A-D10.12). Committee on Naval Affairs: claims (33A-dll.l), arranged alphabetically;

and a report on life-saving equipment for American vessels (33A-D11.2).

Committee on Patents: firearms (33A-D12.); harvesting and reaping machines

(33A-D12.2); power printing presses (33A-D12.3); steam propelling improvements (33A-D12.4); water-wheel improvements (33A-D12.5); and fabrication of cloth without spinning or weaving (33A-D12.6). Arranged by

subject. Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: claims (33A-113.1), arranged

alphabetically; and various subjects (33A-D13.2), arranged by subject.

There is also a docket volume (33A-113.3). Committee on Private Land Claims: various subjects (33A-D14.1), arranged

alphabetically. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: various subjects (33A-015.1),

arranged by subject. There is also a docket volume (33A-D15.2). Committee on Public Lands: claims (33A-116.1); geological survey of the

Territories of Oregon and Washington (33A-116.2); land grants to States and Territories for the benefit of indigent insane (33A-D16.3); land grants in aid of construction of the Niagara Ship Canal (33A-116.4); land grants in aid of railroad construction (33A-116.5); and various subjects (33A-116.6). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 33 A-D16.1, which is arranged alphabetically. There are also a

volume of minutes (33A-D16.7) and a docket volume (33A-D16.8). Committee on Revolutionary Claims: claims (33A-D17.1), arranged alpha

betically. There is also a docket volume (33A-117.2). Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: claims (33A-D18.1), arranged alpha

betically. Committee on the Territories: claim of Graston Baker (33A-919.1); codifi

cation of the laws and printing of the records of the Territories of Oregon and New Mexico (33A-119.2); improvement of military roads and bridges in the Territory of New Mexico (33A-019.3); legislation of the Territorial Government of New Mexico (33A-119.4); and right-of-way and grant of land in aid of the construction of a Pacific-to-atlantic subterranean telegraph line (33A-119.5). Arranged by subject. There is

also a docket volume (33A-119.6). Committee on Ways and Means: reports on bills pertaining to appropriations

and revenue, to reimbursement of Maryland for expenditures incurred during the War of 1812, and to reimbursement of California for duties collected there; 1848–49, prior to specific extension of the revenue laws of the United States (33A-D20.1); papers from or about the Secretary of the Senate (33A-D20.2), the Clerk of the House of Representatives (331D20.3), various Members of the House of Representatives (33A-D20.4), the Library of Congress (33A-D20.5), the Superintendent of Public Printing (334-D20.6), the Reporter of the Supreme Court (33A-D20.7), the President of the United States (33A-D20.8), the U. S. Capitol extension, and the Washington Aqueduct Office (331-D20.9), the Department of State (33AD20.10), the Department of the Treasury (33A-D20.11), the Department of War (33A-D20.12), the Office of the Attorney General (33A-D20.13), the Post Office Department (33A-D20.14), the Department of the Interior (33A-D20.15), and the Office of the Commissioner of Public Buildings (33A-D20.16); and various subjects (33A-D20.17). Arranged chronologi

cally within each group. Select Committees: on the Alteration of the Text of the Minnesota Railroad

Bill (33A-D21.1); on Charges Preferred by B. E. Green Against Hon. T. H.

Bayly (33A-D21.2); on Collins and Other Mail Steamers (33A-D21.3); on Coltis Patent and Other Bills (33A-D21.4); on the Guano Trade (33AD21.5); on the Investment of the Funds of the Smithsonian Institution (33A-D22.6); on the Letter of Rufus Choate, and Also as to the Management of the Smithsonian Institution (33A-D21.7); on the Message of the President Relative to Courthouses (33A-D21.8); on the Message of the President Relative to the Memphis Navy Yard (33A-D21.9); on the San Francisco Disaster (33A-D21.10); on the Superintendence of Civil Works by Military Officers (33A-D21.1); and on the Washington National Monu

ment (33A-D21.12). Committee of the Whole House: a volume of minutes, 33d Congress, 1st ses

sion, to 37th Congress, 1st session (33A-D22.1). Committee on Roads and Canals: a docket volume (33A-D23.1).

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES. 17 vols. 4 ft.

405 Annual messages, with pertinent documents, 1853 and 1854; messages suggesting legislation or submitting specific information or documents; and messages transmitting reports and communications from executive departments (33A-El). Arranged chronologically.

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE. 35 vols. 8 ft. 406

Reports and communications from the Secretary of the Treasury (33A-F1), the Treasurer of the United States (33A-F2), the Secretary of liar (33A-F3), the Secretary of the Navy (33A-F4), the Postmaster General (33A-F5), and others (33A-F6). Arranged chronologically within each group.

407

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED

DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE REFERRED TO COMMITTEES. 25 ft.

Grouped by specified committees listed below, thereunder by subject. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group, unless otherwise indicated. Committee on Accounts: compensation to Julianna Doddridge for service of

her deceased husband, Philip, as chairman of a select committee of the 22d Congress in preparing a code of laws for the District of Columbia

(33A-G1.1). Committee on Agriculture: establishment of a Department of Agriculture

(33A-G2.1); establishment of industrial universities throughout the Union (33A-G2.2); the homestead bill (33A-G2.3); Swedish milk and dairy

processes (33A-G2.4); and various subjects (33A-G2.5). Committee on Claims: claims (33A-G3.1), arranged alphabetically by peti

tioner. Committee on Commerce: breakwaters (33A-G4.1); polar rescue of Dr. E. K.

Kane and associates (33–64.2); erection of customhouses (334-64.3); erection of lighthouses (331-G4.4); establishment of marine hospitals (33A-G4.5); establishment of ports of entry (33A-G4.6); construction of piers (33A-G4.7); Evans' Safety Guards for preventing steamboat boiler explosions (33A-G4.8); increased compensation for customs and other employees (33A-G4.9); payment of fishing bounties (33A-G4.10); remission of duties and fines (336-64.11); survey and improvement of various rivers, harbors, and channels (33.-G4.12); and various subjects (33A-G4.13).

Committee on the District of Columbia: abolition of slavery in the Dis

trict of Columbia (33A-G5.1); taxation of real and personal property in Georgetown (33A-G5.2); bridges (33A-G5.3); construction of a passenger railway along Pennsylvania Avenue from the Navy Yard to Georgetown (33A-65.4); incorporation of the Washington City Young Men's Christian Association (33A-G5.5); C. Fletcher's plan for improving the harbor and adding a thousand acres of land to Washington City (334-45.6); selection of a site for the District Armory (33A-G5.7); water supply of the City

(33A-G5.8); and various subjects (33A-65.9). Committee on Elections: the unseating of Mike Walsh, a Representative from

the 4th District of New York, on the ground of nonnaturalization (33A

G6.1). Committee on Foreign Affairs: independence of Liberia (33A-G7.1); French

spoliation claims (33A-G7.2); compensation for claims for services and losses sustained in the service of the United States (33A-G7.3); payment for the seized Amistad Negroes (33A-G7.4); protection of American citizens abroad (33A-G7.5); arbitration of international disputes (33A

G7.6); and various subjects (33A-G7.7). Committee on Indian Affairs: Col. John C. Fremont's furnishing of beef

cattle to the U. S. Commissioner for treating with the Indians in California, 1851 (33A-G8.1); Indian depredations (33A-G8.2); and various

subjects (33A-G8.3). Committee on Invalid Pensions: various subjects (33A-69.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on the Judiciary: abolition of the interstate slave trade (33A

Gl0.1); abolition of chaplaincy in V. S. services (33A-G10.2); erection of post offices (33A-G10.3); establishment of U. S. district and circuit courts (33A-G10.4); immigration of paupers and convicts (33A-G10.5); increase of the salaries of judges in district and circuit courts of the United States (33A-G10.6); payment for certain claims of service and property rendered to the United States (33A-G10.7); protection of free colored citizens within the jurisdiction of the several slave States (33A-G10.8); relief in the matter of judicial decisions and convictions (33A-G10.9); repeal of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 (33A-G10.10); sale of a slave for debts due to the United States (33A-G10.ll); and various

subjects (33A-G10.12). Committee on Manufactures: various subjects (33A-G11.1). Committee on Military Affairs: amendinent and extension of the pension

laws (33A-G12.1); appropriations for certain ordnance tests and improvements (33A-G12.2); employment of military officers as superintendents of civil works (33A-G12.3); establishment of a national armory in the iest (33A-G12.4); extension and amendment of the bounty land laws (33AG12.5); granting of land for military service (33A-G12.6); pensions and pension increases (33A-G12.7); increases in the commutation price of rations (33A-G12.8); extra compensation for various services and departments (33A-G12.9); payment for service rendered during the war of 1812 (33A-G12.10); payment for back salaries and services (331G12.11); payment to Joshua Shaw for use of his inventions of the percussion cap and lock (33A-G12.1.2); protest of Dr. Charles T. Jackson against the bill providing co.ipensation for the discovery of practical anesthesia (33A-G12.13); remuneration for certain property lost or

converted to public use (33A-G12.14); and various subjects (33A-G12.15). Committee on the Militia: views of Maine citizens on the arming and equip

ping of the militia of the United States (33A-G13.1). Connittee on Naval Affairs: compensation for certain naval and civil ser

vices (33A-G14.1); rescue expedition to the polar seas in behalf of Dr. E. K. Kane and associates (33A-614.2); employment of naval officers as superintendents of civil works (33A-G14.3); increase of compensation (334-G14.4); compensation by the United States for the Island of Key West (33A-G14.5); payment of prize money (33A-414.6); naval pensions (33AG14.7); appropriations of funds for testing the practicality of certain inventions (33A-G14.8); reimbursement for certain fines and judgments incurred in the performance of duty (33A-G14.9); remuneration for certain property lost or converted to public use (33A-G14.10); settlement of contracts and money accounts (336-614.11); and various subjects (33A

G14.12). Committee on Patents: extension of patents for cement (33A-G15.1); exten

sion of patent to Samuel Colt, inventor of the revolver (33A-G15.2); extension of patent to Cyrus H. McCormick, Obed Hussey, et al, for improvements in reaping and mowing machines (33A-G15.3); extension of patent to liilliam R. Nevin for his invention, a machine for rolling and cutting crackers and biscuits (33A-G15.4); extension of patent to Zebulon and Austin Parker in respect to improvements in the application of hydraulic power (33A-G15.5); extension of the Woodworth patent for the planing of boards (33A-G15.6); extension of the patents of various other inventors (33A-G15.7); patenting of mail-tubes (33A-G15.8); passage and

amendment of patent laws (33A-G15.9); and various subjects (33A-G25.10). Committee on the Post Office and post Roads: adjustment of accounts of

various postmasters (33A-G16.1); carrying the U. S. mail through Canada (33A-616.2); more stringent laws to protect the rail carriage of mail from such incidents as the Erie riots (33A-616.3); erection of post offices in Ohio (33H-G16.4); erection of post offices in Pennsylvania, specifically in Philadelphia (331-416.5); establishment of post roads in the respective States (33A-G16.6 to 33A-G16.32); establishment of post roads in the Territory of New Mexico (33A-G16.33); increased compensation for postal employees including clerks, postmasters, and route agents (33A-G16.34); increased mail facilities to the Windward West Indies and the Spanish Main (33A-G16.35); payment of indennities for losses sustained in relation to contracts for the transportation of the mail (33A-G16.36); indemnity to Joseph Nock for Government non compliance on a contract for mail-locks (33A-G16.37); individual petitions for contracts for carrying the mail (33A-G16.38); recommendation by Tennessee citizens of Isham Walker's plan of carrying the mails through the air at a speed of 300 miles per hour (33A-G16.39); reduction of transoceanic postal rates (33A-G16.40); removal of the post office in Providence,

R. I. (33A-G16.41); and various subjects (33A-F16.42). Committee on Printing: authorization to Joseph C. G. Kennedy to print the

census statistics of manufactures (33A-G17.1). Committee on Private Land Claims: various subjects (33A-G18.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: various subjects (33A-G19.1). Committee on Public Lands: amendment and extension of the bounty land laws (33A-G20.1); grants to actual settlers (33A-G20.2); land grants

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