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THIRTY-SIXTH CONGRESS, 1859-61

First Session, December 5, 1859-June 25, 1860
Second Session, December 3, 1860-March 2, 1861

Records of Legislative Proceedings

MINUTE BOOK AND JOURNAIS. 3 vols. ll in.

Minute book, Ist and 2d sessions (36A-AI); and legislative journal, Ist session (36A-A2) and 2d session (36A-A3).

BILIS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 8 ft.

447 Original House bills and bills upon which further action was taken (36A-B1); original House joint resolutions and joint resolutions upon which further action was taken (36A-B2); House simple resolutions, motions, and orders (36A-B3); 4 volumes of engrossed House bills and resolutions (36A-B4); and House bills based upon reports from the Court of claims (36A-B5). Arranged numerically within each group, except 36A-B3, which is arranged alphabetically by Congressman.

BILIS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE SENATE AND CONSIDERED IN TIE
HOUSE. 6 in.

448 Senate bills (36A-C1) and Senate joint resolutions (36A-C2). Arranged numerically within each group.

COMMITTEE REPORTS AND PAPERS. 13 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 434. Committee on Agriculture: pleuropneumonia in cattle (36A-D2.1). Committee on claims: claims (36A-D3.1), arranged alphabetically. There

are also 2 docket volumes (36A-D3.2); a volune listing claims according to date of filing, 36th Congress, 1st session, to 38th Congress, 2d session (36A-D3.3); and 8 volumes comprising a record of claims arising from disorders in Kansas, Nov. I, 1855, to Dec. I, 1856, as audited in 1859 by Territorial comissioners (36A-D3.4). For minutes, see entry

419; and letter book, entry 434. Comunittee on Commerce: claims (36A-14.1); the coolie trade (36A-D4.2);

courthouses, customhouses, post offices, and other public buildings (364-D4.3); fraudulent misbranding (36A-D4.4); lighthouses (36.-14.5); marine hospitals (36A-D4.6); ports of entry and collection districts (36A-D4.7); protection of female immigrants (36A-D4.8); Provincetown Harbor (366-04.9); and various subjects (36A-14.10). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 36A-D4.1, which is arranged alpha

betically. Committee on the District of Columbia: claims (36A-D5.1); hospital for

the insane (36H-15.2); incorporation of the Metropolitan Gas Co. (36AD5.3); incorporation of the U. S. Agricultural Society (36A-D5.4); trackage extensions from the Georgetown terminus of the Metropolitan Railroad Co. (364-D5.5); Vashington Infirmary (36A-D5.6); bashington National Monument (36A-D5.7). Arranged chronologically within each

group, except 36A-D5.1, which is arranged alphabetically. There is

also a docket volume, 2d session (36A-D5.8). Committee on Elections: contested elections cases of Francis P. Blair v.

John R. Barrett, Missouri (36A-D6.1); James S. Chrisman v. William C.
Anderson, Kentucky (36A-D6.2); Samuel G. Daily v. Experience Estabrook,
Territory of Nebraska (36A-D6.3); William G. Harrison v. Henry Vinter
Davis, Maryland (36A-D6.4); William A. Howard v. George B. Cooper,
Michigan (36A-16.5); William P. Preston v. J. Morrison Harris, Maryland
(36A-D6.6); and Amos J. Williamson v. Daniel E. Sickles, New York (36A-
D6.7). There are also proceedings of a convention held at "Hamilton
Rocky Mountains," Sept. 22, 1860, setting up the United Mining District"
and naming H. C. lietmore to represent the wants of the region to Congress

(36A-D6.8). For minutes, see entry 419.
Committee on Expenditures in the Navy Department: a report on alleged

abuses in the-Navy Department (36A-D7.1). Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury Department: investigation of

the mode of expending the fund for the relief of sick and disabled sea

men (36A-D8.1). There is also a docket volume, 2d session (36A-D8.2). Committee on Expenditures in the War Department: investigation of the

contract for the marble for the extension to the Capitol (36A-D9.1). Committee on Foreign Affairs: claims (36A-D10.1); the consular and

tem of the United States (36A-D10.2); inquiry into French seizure of the American barque Adriatic (36A-D10.3). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 36A-D10.l, which is arranged alpha

betically. There is also a docket volume, 1st session (36A-D10.4). Committee on Indian Affairs: claims (36A-D11.1); demands arising under

the Intercourse Act of 1834 (36A-Dll.2); estimate of funds required for the Indian Service, and an additional estimate for that Service in the Territory of Utah (36A-D11.3); the Miami Reserve in Kansas (36A-D11.4); protection of the Texas frontier (36A-D11.5); Cherokee reservations under treaties of 1817 and 1819 (36A-D11.6); satisfaction of Ponca treaty stipulations (36A-111.7); testimony taken in Menominee Indian Investigation, 1860 (36A-D11.8). Arranged chronologically within each

group, except 36A-D11.1, which is arranged alphabetically. Committee on Invalid Pensions: claims (36A-D12.1), arranged alphabetically.

There are also a volume of minutes, 36th Congress, 1st session, to 45th

Congress, 3d session (36A-D12.2); and 2 docket volumes (36A-D12.3). Committee on the Judiciary: claims (36A-D13.1); compensation of district

attorneys, marshals, and court employees (36A-D13.2); the Court of Claims (36A-D13.3); Federal courts in Arkansas, New Hampshire, New York, and Pennsylvania (36A-D13.4); jurisdiction of the Supreme Court (36AD13.5); polygamy in the Territories (36A-D13.6); protest of the President, Mar. 2€, 1860, against the Covode Resolution adopted by the House, Mar. 5, 1860 (36A-D13.7); relaxation of Federal laws thought coercive upon State sovereignty (36A-D13.8); slavery in the Territory of New Mexico (36A-D13.9); suppression of the foreign slave trade (36A-D13.10); and various subjects (36A-D13.11). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 36A-D13.1 and 364-D13.ll, which are arranged alphabetically. There are also a volume of minutes, 36th Congress, 1st session, to 37th Congress, 2d session (36A-D13.12); and 2 docket volumes (36A-D13.13).

derection of the Texas tr: 37; the Miami Reservdor that service in

Committee on Military Affairs: claims (36A-D14.1); commission of out

rages on Minnesota citizens by soldiers from Fort Ridgeley (36A-D14.2); military roads in the Territory of New Mexico (36A-114.3); militia in the District of Columbia (36A-D14.4); national foundries in Alabama and Pennsylvania for the casting of cannon (36A-114.5); St. Louis Arsenal (36A-D14.6); and strengthening of Tortugas Harbor and Forts Jefferson and Taylor in the Florida Keys (36A-114.7). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 36A-D14.1, which is arranged alphabetically. There are also 2 docket volumes (36A-D14.8). For minutes,

see entry 419; and the committee clerk's calendar, entry 434. Committee on Naval Affairs: claims (36A-D15.1); contract with Chiriqui

Improvement Co. for services and privileges in the Republic of New
Granda (36A-115.2); pay of clerks and pursers (361-115.3); purchase
and examination of naval and narine inventions and improvements (36A-
D15.4). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 36A-D15.1,

which is arranged alphabetically. Committee on Patents: McCormick patent for reaping and mowing machines

(36A-D16.1) and various subjects (36A-026.2). Arranged chronologically within each group. There is also a docket volume, 36th Congress, 1st

session, and 43d Congress, 1st session (36A-D16.3). Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: claims (36A-D17.1); reorgani

zation of the postal service (366-117.2); unlawful collection and delivery of letters (36A-D17.3); and various subjects (36A-117.4). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 36A-117.1, which is arranged alphabetically. There is also a docket volume, 2d session

(36A-D17.5). Comunittee on Private. Land Claims: claims (36A-D18.1), arranged alpha

betically. There is also a docket volume, 2d session (36A-D18.2). Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: a new jail for the District

of Columbia (36A-019.1); and relief of James Harrington, a special

watchman, and Caleb Viarner, a marble worker (36A-119.2). Committee on Public Expenditures: investigation of public printing (36A

D20.1), arranged chronologically.
Committee on Public Lands: claims (36A-D21.1); grant of land to Iowa

for the improvement of the Des Moines River (364-D21.2); recognition
of the survey of Grand Cheniere Island, La. (36H-D21.3); rights of
preemption of land by mail contractors (36A-D21.4); and various sub-
jects (36A-D21.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, except
36A-D21.d, which is arranged alphabetically. There are also 2 docket

volumes (36A-D21.6). For minutes, see entry 419. Committee on Revolutionary Claims: claims (36A-D22.1), arranged alpha

betically. There is also a docket volume, 1st session (36A-D22.2). Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: claims (36A-D23.1), arranged alpha

betically. There is also a docket volume, ist session (36A-123.2). Committee on the Territories: copy of a constitution for Kansas adopted

at Wyandot, July 29, 1859 (36A-D24.1); original drafts of proposed bills providing Territorial governments for Arizona, Chippewa (between Minnesota and liashington), Dakota, Idaho, Ivevada, and New Mexico (36AD24.2); and certain administrative officials of the Territories of New iexico and Washington (364-D24.3). Arranged by subject. For docket and minutes, see entry 434.

Tamption 057.5). Arranged alphabsee entry_bz2.1), ar 136A-D22.2ina

Claimsst sesa arrances

Office Papers for , Navy (35.5), and interically within

Committee on Ways and Means: claims (36A-D25.1); papers from or about

the Attorney General's Office (36A-D25.2), the Government Printing Office (36A-D25.3), and officers of the House of Representatives (36AD25.4); papers from or about the following executive departments: Interior (36A-D25.5), Navy (36A-D25.6), Post Office (36A-D25.7), State (36A-D25.8), Treasury (36A-D25.9), and war (36A-D25.10); and various subjects (36A-D25.11). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 36A-D25.1, which is arranged alphabetically. There is also a

docket volume, lst session (36A-D25.12). For minutes, see entry 434. Select committees: Select Committee on Alleged Improper Interference by

Officers of the Government with Legislation of Congress, Employment of
Money to carry elections, Etc. (36A-D26.1); Select Committee of One
From Each State on the Condition of the Country (36A-D26.2); Select
Committee on the Pacific Railroad (36A-D26.3); Select Committee Appointed
to Investigate the Public Store Contract in New York City (36A-D26.4);
Select Committee on the Rules of the House of Representatives (36A-

D26.5); and Select Committee on the Tobacco Trade (36A-D26.6).
Numbered committee reports: unbound original House reports, 2d session

(36A-D27.1), arranged numerically. Committee of the whole House: For minutes, see entry 404.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES. 12 vols. 4 ft.

450 Original annual message, with pertinent documents, 1859; messages suggesting legislation or submitting specific information or documents; and cominunications from executive departments, lst session (36A-El). Arranged chronologically. The annual message for the 2d session is missing, but other communications from the President are bound in the executive documents series described in entry 451.

REPORTS AND COM. UNICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE. 45 vols. ll ft. 451

Reports and communications, Ist session, from the Secretary of State (36A-FI), the Secretary of the Treasury (36A-F2), the Secretary of liar (364-F3), the Secretary of the Navy (36A-F4), the Postmaster General (36A-F5), and the Secretary of the Interior (36A-F6). Reports and communications from the President and executive departments for the 2 session are bound in the executive documents series (36A-F7). There are also reports from the Court of claims (361-F8). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 36A-F7 and 36A-F8, which are arranged numerically.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED
DOCUMENTS HICH WERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEES. 27 ft.

452 Grouped by specified committees listed below, thereunder by subject. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group, unless otherwise indicated. Committee on Agriculture: various subjects (361-02.1). committee on Claims: claims (36A-G2.1), arranged alphabetically by peti

tioner. Committee on Commerce: channel, harbor, and river improvements (36A-G3.1);

claims (36A-43.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; life-saving stations and apparatus (360-G3.3); lighthouses, light-vessels, and beacons (36A-G3.4); kevenue-Cutter Service (36A-G3.5); and various subjects (361-G3.6).

Committee on the District of Columbia: various subjects (36A-44.1).
Committee on Elections: various subjects (364–65.1).
Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury Department: various subjects

(366-66.1). Committee on Foreign Affairs: claims (36A-G7.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; slave trade (361-47.2); and various subjects (36A-47.3). Committee on Indian Affairs: claims (36A-G8.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; and various subjects (36A-48.2). Committee on Invalid Pensions: various subjects (36A-09.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on the Judiciary: bankruptcy law (361-c10.1); claims (364-610.2),

arranged alphabetically by petitioner; Crittenden Compromise (36A-G10.3); fugitive slave laws (36A-G10.4); slavery, abolition of (36A-410.5); slavery in the District of Columbia, abolition of (36A-G10.6); slaves, freeing by purchase (36A-G10.7); slave trade (36,-u10.8); and various

subjects (361-úlo.9). Committee on Military Affairs: claims (36A-G11.1); arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; Government arsenals, foundries, and military posts

(36.-ull.2); and various subjects (36A-G11.3). Committee on Naval Affairs: claims (36A-G12.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; naval signals, inventions, and patents (36A-G12.2); pay

of Wavy officers (36A-412.3); and various subjects (36.-612.4). Comunittee on Patents: extension of S. F. B. worse's patents on telegraphic

inventions (364-613.1) and various subjects (368-673.2). Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: claims (36A-614.1); mail

routes (36A-614.2), arranged alphabetically by States, and thereunder chronologically; ocean mail (36A-G14.3); postal laws (36.-14.4); post

offices and customhouses (36A-u14.5); and various subjects (36A-414.6). Committee on Private Land Claims: various subjects (36A-415.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Coramittee on Public Buildings and Grounds: various subjects (36H-ul6.1). Committee on Public Lands: bounty land and homestead laws (36A-G17.1);

claims (36A-417.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; Indian lands (36A-G17.3); land districts (36A-417.4); land entries and patents (366-617.5); land grants for railroad construction (3611-617.6); land grants for river improvements (36H-617.7); land grants for schools (36A-417.8); land grants to soldiers and militiamen of the war of 1812

and the Indian wars (361-617.9); and various subjects (36A-417.10). Committee on Revolutionary Claims : various subjects (36A-418.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner.
Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: various subjects (361-319.1), ar-

ranged alphabetically by petitioner.
Committee on Roads and Canals: various subjects (361-G20.1).
Committee on the Territories: various subjects (361-G21.1).
Coromittee on ways and Means: copper coins (36A-G22.1); duty on iron

(36A-G22.2); worrill Tariff bill (361-422.3); payment of New sexico
militia and volunteers (36.1-422.4); protection of American industry

(36A-22.5); and various subjects (361-622.6). Select Committee of One l'rom Each State on the Condition of the Country:

Crittenden Compromise (36A-23.1); national convention for the settlement of national difficulties (36A-423.2); and various subjects (36AG23.3).

apnaads and Canals: wrious subjects $39.1); duty on iro

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