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session (37A-H4), 2d session (37A-F5), and 3d session (37A-F6); and original reports from the Court of Claims (37A-F7). Arranged numerically within each group.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATU {ES, AND RELATED DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE REFERRED TO COMMITTEES. 17 ft.

467 Grouped by specified committees listed below, thereunder by subject. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group, unless otherwise indicated. Committee on Claims: claims (37A-G1.l), arranged alphabetically by peti

tioner. Committee on Commerce: Bureau of Statistics in the Interior Department

(37A-G2.1); claims (37A-G2.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; claim of John Saunders master of the Baron de Castine, a brig captured by the Alabama and converted into a cartel ship (37A-42.3); establishment of a mint in New York City (37A-u2.4); appointment of Solicitor of Customs in New York City (37A-G2.5); Provincetown, biass., Harbor (37A-G2.6); harbor improvements (376-42.7); survey for a telegraphic line from the Amoor River to Russian America (37A-G2.8); St. Lawrence River waterway to the Great Lakes (37A-G2.9); and various subjects

(37A-G2.10). Committee on the District of Columbia: Capitol Grounds (37A-G3.1); con

struction of wooden hospital buildings in Judiciary Square for Union troops (37A-G3.2); construction of a street railway to Georgetown (37A-G3.3); cleansing of city streets (37A-G3.4); grading and paving of city streets (374-63.5); claim of Alexandria Canal Co. for use of

property by Federal troops (37A-13.6); and various subjects (37A-G3.7). Committee on Foreign Affairs: claims (37A-G4.1); French spoliation

claims (37A-G4.2); claim of citizens of Greytown, Nicaragua, for damages suffered in the bombardment of the city by the U.S.S. Cyane (37A-G4.3); claim of mohamet Habbet in behalf of the heirs of Mamet Caramalli for losses sustained and for military services rendered by Caramalli in the war against Tripoli (37A-G4.4); claim of Townsend Harris, consul general of the United States to Japan, for extra services to the commerce of the United States (37A-G4.5); and the recognition of Liberia (37A-G4.6). 37A-G4.1 and 37A-G4.2 are arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Indian Affairs: claims (37A-65.1),

claims (374-05.1), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; Delaware Indians (37A-G5.2); Osage Indians (37A-G5.3); Stockbridge and Munsee Indians (37A-G5.4); laws for the improvement and protection of Indians (376-45.5); Indian spoliations (37A-G5.6);

and various subjects (37A-G5.7). Committee on Invalid Pensions: various subjects (37A-G6.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on the Judiciary: abolition of slavery in the District of

Columbia (371-67.1); abolition of slavery in the United States (37A67.2); advice to Congress "to drop the Negro question and attend to the business of the country" (374-67.3); admission of liest Virginia into the Union (374-47.4); bankruptcy lav (374–37.5); claims (374G7.6), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; honorable compromise of the difficulties between the States (371-67.7); Crittenden Compromise

(37A-G7.8); Federal courts and judges (376-67.9); Floyd's acceptances (374–67.10); repeal of the fugitive slave law (37A-G7.11); national convention of the States for the peaceful adjustment of the difficulties between the North and South (37A-G7.12); confiscation of the property and liberation of the slaves of persons supporting the rebellion (374-07.13); passage of a law calling upon all citizens, both bond and free, to aid the Government in suppressing the rebellion (37AG7.14); reduction of the States of South Carolina and Georgia, together with a part of Florida, into a territorial condition to be colonized by Negroes freed by force of arms or by acts of Congress (37A-G7.15); proposed expulsion of Representative Clement L. Vallandigham of Ohio from the House of Representatives (37A-G7.16); and various subjects

(37A-G7.17). Committee on Military Affairs: claims (378-98.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; homeopathic surgeons (37A-G8.2); Illinois and Michigan Canal (37A-G8.3); repeal of legislation barring Jewish chaplains in the Army (37A-G8.4); Lake Michigan-Mississippi River Canal (371-68.5); Michigan troops held as prisoners of war (37A-G8.6); military defenses and roads (37A-G8.7); national armory (37.-08.8); Oswego and Erie Canals (374-08.9); paymaster's compensation (37A-48.10); peace and compromise of the difficulties between the North and South (37A-G8.11); enactment of a law calling upon all persons, both bond and free, to aid the Government in suppressing the rebellion (374-G8.12); abolition of slavery (37A-G8.13); soldiers' pay (37A-G8.14); sutlers (37A-G8.15); mustering out of the 1st and 2d Regiments of V. S. Reserve Corps (37A-G8.16); establishment of a professorship in German at West Point

Military Academy (37A-48.17); and various subjects (37A-G8.18). Committee on Naval Affairs: Advisory Board of the Navy (37A-G9.1);

claims (374-69.2); rates of pay and hours of labor in navy yards (37A-G9.3); increase in the pay of workmen in the Washington, D. C.,

Navy Yard (37A-49.4); and various subjects (37A-G9.5). Comittee on Patents: renewal of the patent of Samuel Bentz for certain

improvements in the hulling of grain (374-G10.1); renewal of the patent of Thomas Blanchard for bending wood (37A-G10.2); Evans' Patent Safety Guard for high-pressure boilers (376-610.3); renewal of the patent of John Goulding for improvements in machinery for manufacturing woolen goods (37A-ul0.4); renewal of the patent of George Page for a portable sawmill (37H-G10.5); pay of Patent Office clerks (37A-610.6); renewal of the patent of Frederick E. Sickels for improvements in constructing apparatus for regulating the valves of steam engines

(374-ulo.7); and various subjects (37A-G10.8). Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: establishment of mail routes

in the States or Territories of Illinois (37A-21.l), Indiana (37AGll.2), Iowa (37A-G11.3), Kansas (37A-G11.4), Kentucky (37A-G11.5), Maine (374-311.6), Minnesota (37h-Gl1.7), Nebraska Territory (374a1.8), Nevada Territory (37i-ull.9), New Hampshire (37A-G11.10), New York (37A-G11.11), Ohio (374-621.12), Pennsylvania (371-611.13), li ashington Territory (37A-G11.14), and wisconsin (371-611.15); ocean mail routes (374-üll.16); sending of small parcels of clothing and other articles for soldiers by mail (37A-G11.17); and various subjects (374-6l1.18).

Committee on Printing: authorization to print the agricultural report of

the Patent Office in German (374-612.1). Comnittee on Private Land Claims: various subjects (374-613.1). Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: claim of 6. Leutze for deco

rating the Capitol (37A-414.1). Committee on Public Lands: bounty lands for military service in the liar

of 1812 (376-615.1); claims (37A-G15.2); Eastern Railroad land grants in Wisconsin (37A-G15.3); homestead law (37A-615.4); survey of public lands in Kansas (37A-415.5); increase in the pay of registers and receivers in land offices on the Pacific coast (37.-u15.6); land grant to Minnesota to aid in the construction of the Minneapolis and Cedar Valley Railroad (37A-415.7); land office in Nevada Territory (37A615.8); public lands within the limits of Virginia City, Nevada Territory (37A-G15.9); sale of lands in the New York Indian Reservation in Kansas (374-615.10); public land grant for a Protestant University of the United States, Cincinnati, Ohio (37A-615.11); public land grant to Michigan and wisconsin to aid in the construction of roads (37A

(15.12); and various subjects (374-G15.13). Committee on Revolutionary Claims: various subjects

various subjects (37A-616.1), arranged alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: various subjects (371-617.1), ar

ranged alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Roads and Canals: Illinois and Michigan Canal (37A-G18.1)

and various subjects (37A-418.2). Committee on the Territories: various subjects (374-619.1). Committee on ways and Means: advice to Congress "to drop the Negro

question and attend to the business of the country" (37A-420.1); national currency (374-320.2); national debt (371.-u20.3); Kansas and Nebraska public lands (374-G20.4); establishment of a branch mint in New York City (374-620.5); establishment of a branch mint in St. Louis (37A-G20.6); tariff (374-620.7); taxes (37A-G20.8); and various sub

jects (37A-G20.9). Select Committees: on a National Armory (37A-G21.1); on a General Bank

ruptcy Law (37A-G21.2); on the Defenses of the Great Lakes and Rivers (37A-G21.3); on Emancipation (374-421.4); on the Confiscation of Rebel Property (374-621.5); and on the Celebration of lashington's Birthday (37A-G21.6).

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATUR:S, AND RELATED DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE TABLED. 7 in.

468 Grouped by subject as follows: claims (374-H1.1); abrogation of the reciprocity treaty between the United States and Great Britain (374-H1.2); and various subjects (37A-H1.3). Arranged chronologically within each group.

ELECTION RECORDS. 2 in.

469 Credentials of Representatives and Delegates (37A-Jl), arranged alphabetically by State or Territory.

OTHER RECORDS. 9 in.

470 Two volumes of roll calls (37A-K1); original report on the "Astronomical and Meteorological Observations Made at the Naval Observatory

During the Year 1861" (37A-K2); and various papers (37A-K3). Arranged chronologically within each group.

Records of the Office of the Clerk

RECORD BOOKS. 8 vols. 1 ft.

471 Bill book of House and Senate bills and resolutions (37C-Al); register of bills and resolutions passed (37C-A2); petition book (37C-A3); record of orders of the day (37C-A4); Union Calendar, 37th Congress, 2d session, to 38th Congress, 2d session (37C-A5); and 3 account books containing expenditures of the Clerk's Office, 37th Congress, 1st session, to 40th Congress, 3d session (37C-A6). For membership of standing and select committees, see entry 392; for a bill book of House bills based upon reports from the Court of claims, and a register of reports from the Court of Claims, see entry 428; and for account books, for part of the 1st session, see entry 444.

OTHER RECORDS. 2 in.

472 Receipts for records withdrawn (37C-Bl), arranged chronologically. For Clerk's letter book, see entry 415.

THIRTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, 1863-65

First Session, December 7, 1863-July 4, 1864
Second Session, December 5, 1864-March 3, 1865

Records of Legislative Proceedings

MINUTE BOOK AND JOURNAIS. 3 vols. 1 ft.

473 Minute book, 1st and 2d sessions (38A-AI); and legislative journal, lst session (381-A2) and 2d session (38A-A3).

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 12 ft.

474 Original House bills and bills upon which further action was taken (38A-B1); original House joint resolutions and joint resolutions upon which further action was taken (38A-B2); House simple resolutions, motions, and orders (38A-B3); and 7 volumes of engrossed House bills and resolutions (38A-B4). Arranged numerically within each group, except 38A-B3, which is arranged alphabetically by Congressman.

BILIS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE SENATE AND CONSIDERED IN THE
HOUSE. 7 in.

475 Senate bills (384-cl) and Senate joint resolutions (38A-C2). Arranged numerically within each group.

COMMITTEE REPORTS. 5 ft.

476 Original comnittee reports, lst session (33H-D1) and 2d session (38AD2). Arranged numerically within each group.

COMMITTEE PAPERS. 8 ft.

477 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: a docket volume (38A-E2.l). Committee on Claims: claims (38A-E3.1), arranged alphabetically. For

minutes, see en try 419; letter book, entry 434; a volume listing

claims, entry 449; and docket, entry 465. Committee on Commerce: amendment of laws in regard to the administering

of oaths by U. s. consuls abroad (38A-E4.1); customhouse statistics of Portland, Maine, for the calendar year 1863 (38A-E4.2); modification of the Steamboat Act of Aug. 30, 1852 (38A-E4.3); and various subjects

(38A-E4.4). Arranged chronologically within each group. Committee on the District of Columbia: grounds of Columbia Institution

for the Deaf and Dumb (38A-E5.1) and 1. 0. Goode's undated draft of a bill to enlarge the powers of the Alexandria Canal Co. (38.1-E5.2). Arranged by subject. There is also a volume containing both docket

entries and minutes (38A-E5.3). For another docket, see entry 465. Committee on Elections: contested election cases of James H. Birch v.

Austin A. King, Missouri (38A-E6.1); J. W. Crisfield v. John A. J. Creswell, Maryland (38A-E6.2); Jose M. Gallegos v. Francisco Perea, Territory of New Mexico (38A-E6.3); and H. M. Martin v. J. B. Grinnell,

Iowa (38A-E6.4). Arranged by subject. For minutes, see entry 419. Committee on Foreign Affairs: Anglo-American friction along the Canadian

Border (381-87.1); diplomatic and consular pay (38A-E7.2); the Italian consul at New York, and better execution of U. S. commercial treaties (38A-E7.3). Arranged chronologically within each group. For minutes

and a docket volume, see entry 465. Committee on Indian Affairs: completion of Henry R. Schoolcraft's Indian

history (38A-E8.1); copy of Maj. Gen. John Pope's views, Feb. 6, 1864, about Indian policy in the Department of the Northwest (38A-E8.2); Indian affairs in the Territories of Montana (38A-E8.3), New Mexico (38A-E8.4), and Utah (38A-E8.5); tribal concerns of the Apaches (38AE8.6), Cherokees (38A-E8.7), Chippewas, Ottawas, and Potawatomis (38AE8.8), Kansas (384-E8.9), and Shawnees (38A-£8.10). Arranged chrono

logically within each group. Committee on Invalid Pensions : claims (38A-E9.1), arranged alphabetically.

There is also a docket volume (38A-59.2). For minutes, see entry 449;

and a docket, 1st session only, see entry 465. Committee on the Judiciary: court terms at Cairo, Ill. (38A-E10.1);

Federal courthouse at Boston, Mass. (38A-210.2); date of approval in Mar. 1863, of an act for the collection of abandoned property (38AE10.3); views of Richard H. Dana, Jr., on desirable modifications to the judiciary system (38A-E10.4). Arranged chronologically within each group.

There are also a volume of minutes, 38th Congress, 1st session, to 40th Congress, 1st session (38A-E10.5); and a docket volume (38A-cl0.6). For another volume of minutes and another docket

volume, each for part of the 1st session only, see entry 465. Comunittee on Manufactures: two pages of docket entries, Feb. 16-May 2,

1864, chiefly recording petitions favoring a tariff on foreign wool (38A-5.1.1).

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