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Committee on Expenditures in the Navy Department: a petition to increase
the pay of employees of the Washington Navy Yard (39A-H9.1).
Virginia (39A-H14.1); civil rights, suffrage, and equality before the
and various subjects (39A-H14.10). Committee on Military Affairs: bounties (39 A-H15.1); commutation price
of Army ration (39A-H15.2); perpetuation of the Veteran Reserve Corps
(39A-H15.3); and various subjects (39A-H15.4).
privilege (39A-H19.1); bridges over the Mississippi River (39A-H19.2); change in postal law to allow books, pamphlets, etc., to be sent public libraries and historical societies without prepayment of postage (394H19.3); mail routes (39A-H19.4); pay increase for postal workers (39A
H19.5); stamped envelopes (39A-H19.6); and various subjects (391-H19.7). Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: public park for cities of
liashington and Georgetown (39A-H20.1) and various subjects (39A-H20.2). Committee on Public Lands: extension of the land grant of the Amboy,
Lansing, and Traverse Bay Railroad Co., in wichigan (394-421.1); land grants to aid education (394-H21.2); land grant to Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad (39A-21.3); land grants for railroads, canals, roads, and harbors (39A-H21.4); return to the market of certain reserved land
(39A-H21.5); and various subjects (39A-H21.6). Committee on kevolutionary Pensior.s: pensions for soldiers of the l.ar of
1812 (39A-1422.1). Committee on Roads and Canals: increased transit facilities (39A-H23.1). Coinmittee on the Territories: various subjects (39H-H24.1). Committee on lays and Heans: agricultural implements (39A-425.1); banks
and banking (391-H25.2); barley (39M-H25.3); books, charts, maps, and pamphlets (39A-H25.4); cigars and tobacco (39.-!:25.5); copper (39A-H25.6); dogs (39A-1125.7); flax and hemp (39A-H25.8); hardware (39A-125.9); increase in pay for Government workers (391-H25.10); iron and steel (394H25.11); manufacturers' tax (39 A-H25.12); medicines (39A-1/25.13); iviississippi River levees (39A-H25.14); petroleum (39 A-1125.15); photographs (39A-H25.16); protection of american industry (394-1125.17); reciprocity treaty with the British Provinces (39A-125.18); regulation of insurance (39A-H25.19); relief of fire insurance comparies from tax upon preniums (39A-H25.20); wool (39 A-1125.21); and various subjects (39A-H25.22).
Select Committees: on the Bankruptcy Law (39A-H26.1); on a National
Bureau of cducation (39A-H26.2); and on the Pacific Railroad (394–
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS -HICH WERE TABLED. 2 in.
494 Grouped by subject as follows: claims (39A-11.l) and various subjects (39A-J1.2). Arranged chronologically within each group.
OTHER RECORDS. 3 in.
Roll calls (39A-Kl), arranged chronologically; and various papers (39A-K2), arranged by subject.
Records of the Office of the Clerk
RECORD BOOKS. 6 vols. ll in.
496 Bill book of House and Senate bills and resolutions (39C-Al); register of bills originating in and passed by the House (39C-A2); petition book (39C-A3); record of orders of the day (39C-A4); and statement of contingent expenses, 39 th Congress, 2d session, to 40th Congress, 2d session (39C-A5). For other account books, see entries 471 and 484.
OTHER RECORDS. Less than 1/4 in.
Record of records withdrawn (39C-B1), arranged chronologically.
INDEX. 1 vol. 1 in.
498 Index to papers submitted to various committees in support of claims, pensions, and other forms of private relief, 39th Congress, 1st session, to 43d Congress, 2d session (390-ci).
FORTIETH CONGRESS, 1867-69
First Session, March 4-December 2, 1867
Third Session, December 7, 1868-March 3, 1869
Records of Legislative Proceedings
MINUTE BOOK AND JOURNAIS. 4 vols. i ft.
499 Minute book, Ist, 2d, and 3d sessions (40A-AI); and legislative journal, 2d session (40A-A2) and 3d session (40A-A3).
BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 16 ft.
500 Original House bills and bills upon which further action was taken (40A-B2); original House joint resolutions and joint resolutions upon which further action was taken (40A-B2); engrossed House concurrent resolutions (40A-B3); House simple resolutions, motions, and orders (40A-B4); and 8 volumes of engrossed House bills and resolutions (40A-B5). Arranged numerically within each group, except 40A-B3, which is arranged chronologically, and 40A-34, which is arranged alphabetically by Congressman.
BILIS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE SENATE AND CONSIDERED IN THE
501 Senate bills (40A-C1) and Senate joint resolutions (40A-C2). Arranged numerically within each group.
ACCOMPANYING PAPERS FILE. 24 ft.
502 Papers relating to claims, pensions, and other forms of private relief together with papers relating to public matters (40A-DI). Arranged alphabetically by person, State, Territory, or subject.
COATIITTEE REPORTS. 10 ft.
503 Original committee reports, Ist session (40A-E1), 2d session (40A-E2), and 3d session (40A-E3). Arranged numerically within each group.
COMMITTEE PAPERS. 27 ft.
504 Records of the following committees, relating to the subjects listed or consisting of the kinds of documents specified: Committee on Accounts: a report on the malfeasance of N. G. Ordway,
Sergeant at Arms (40A-F1.1). There is also a ledger volume (40A-F1.2). Committee on Appropriations: The Attorney General's Office (40A-F2.1);
the Capitol (HOA-F2.2); charges against Theodore B. Samo, supervising engineer of the Washington Aqueduct (40A-F2.3); claims (40A-F2.4); Clerk of the House of Representatives (204-12.5); Colorado Territory (40A-F2.6); Court of Claims (404-F2.7); discrete correspondence addressed to Hon. Thaddeus Stevens, a Representative from Pennsylvania, and Hon. E. B. Washburne, a Representative from Illinois (40A-F2.8); District of Columbia (406-F2.9); Federal courts (404-F2.10); increase in pay of employees of the executive departments (40A-F2.11); papers from or about the executive departments: Agriculture (40A-F2.12), Interior, on education (40A-T2.13) and on Indian and other matters (40A-F2.11), Navy (401-F2.15), Post Office (L0A-T2.16), State (4CAF2.17), Treasury (40A-F2.18), and War (40A-F2.19); and various subjects (OA-F2.20). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 40A-F2.4, which is arranged alphabetically. There is also a volume of letterpress copies of outgoing correspondence, 1867-80, 40th Congress,
2d session, to 46th Congress, 2d session (40A-F2.21). Committee on Eanking and Currency: affairs of the National bank on the
Metropolis, Washington (40A-F3.1), arranged chronologically. There is also a volume of minutes, 40th Congress, 2d session, to 41st Congress,
3d session (40A-F3.2). Committee on Claims : claims (40.i-54.1), arranged alphabetically. There
are also a vclume of rough minutes, 40th Congress, 3d session, to 420 Congress, 2d session (40A-F).2); and a docket volume, 40th Congress, 1st session, to 41st Congress, 1st session (40A-F4.3). Por other
minutes, see entry 491. Committee on Coinage, weights, and heasures: a volume of minutes (40A
F5.1) and a docket volume (1:0A-F5.2), both covering 40th Congress, 2d
session, to list Congress, 3d session. Committee on Comerce: amendment of an act of 1850 providing for the
recording of conveyances of vessels (401-F6.1); amendment of an act of 1852 on inspection of steam vessels (404-16.2); broadcast of storm warnings by rapid means (40A-16.3); enlargement of the customs district
of Newark, N. J., to include the city and port of Elizabeth (40A-F6.4); establishment of lighthouses (40A-F6.5); increased appropriation for the consulate at Havana, Cuba (401-F6.6); legislation for the better security of life and property aboard ship (404-F6.7); obstruction of the channel off Sandy Hook, N. J., by the wreck of the steamship Scotland (40A-F6.8); the Revenue-Cutter Service (40A-F6.9); survey and improvement of western and northwestern rivers by the Corps of Engineers (40A-F6.10); tonnage duties against Spanish vessels in V. S. ports (40A-F6.11); various subjects relating to the Department of State (40AF6.12); various subjects relating to the Department of the Treasury (40A-F6.13); and various subjects (40A-F6.14). Arranged chronologically
within each group. Committee on the District of Columbia: American University for the Blind
(40A-F7.1); Industrial Home School (40A-F7.2); National Burglary Insurance Co. (40A-F7.3); National Safe Deposit Co. (40A-F7.4); letters addressed to Hon. Ebon C. Ingersoll, a Representative from Illinois (406-F7.5); re ort of trustees of the colored schools of lashington and Georgetown (40A-F7.6); and the ashington Aqueduct (40A-F7.7). Arranged
chronologically within each group. Committee on Elections: contested representation from the 2d Congressional
District of Louisiana (40A-F8.1); and Joseph Powell v. Roderick R. Butler, Tennessee (40A-F8.2). Arranged by subject. There is also a volume of
minutes (40A-F8.3). Committee on Foreign Affairs: administration of the committee (40A-F9.1);
Baring Brothers and Co., London financial agents for 2 0. S. Government Departments (40A-F9.2); claims (40A-F9.3); Confederate cotton and other property abroad (40A-F9.4); consular fees (40A-F9.5); consulates at Canea, Crete, and Havana, Cuba (40A-19.6); proposed location of an American college at Peking (40A-F9.7); Cuba, revolt against Spanish rule (40A-F9.8); Great Britain, rights of American and British citizens and their Governments, including a print of diplomatic correspondence, Aug. 27 to Nov. 29, 1867, and printed papers presented in Parliament in 1364 and 1366 (40A-F9.9); Haiti, internal conditions (404-F9.10); Liberia, as to reciprocity (40A-F9.11); Norway and Sweden, regulation of transatlantic emigration (40A-F9.12); Santo Domingo, its proposed annexation, and its control of the guano island of Alta Vela (40A-F9.13); the Vatican, withdrawal of diplomatic representation (40A-F9.14); and various subjects, especially the Paris Universal Exposition, mentioned in original letters, Jan. 23, 1867, to Feb. 18, 1869 (40A-F9.15). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 40A-F9.3, which is arranged alphabetically. There is also a docket volume, 40th Congress, 1st session, to 41st Congress, 3d session (40A-19.16). For minutes,
see entry 491. Committee on Freedmen's Affairs: administration of the committee (40A
F10.1); advocacy by Maj. Gen. 0. 0. Howard of investigation of his management of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (401-F10.2); local conditions of freednen's affairs in Kentucky (40AF10.3), Mississippi (40A-F10.4), North Carolina (40A-r10.5), Texas (40A-F10.6), and Virginia (40A-F10.7); National freedman's Savings and Trust Co. (40H-F10.8); and various subjects (L0A-F10.9). Arranged chronologically within each group. There are also a few unbound sheets of rough minutes (404-F10.10).
Committee on Indian Affairs: Indian Peace Commission vouchers (40A-F11.1);
prints of executive and miscellaneous communications (40A-F11.2); tribal or regional affairs embracing the interests of the following Indians: Apaches, Utes, and Navahos in New Mexico (40A-F11.3), Cherokees and Creeks (40A-F21.4), Chickas aws and Choctaws, including the claim of J. G. Heald and Reuben Wright (40A-F11.5), Eel River Band of Miamis (40A-F11.6), Great and Little Osages (40A-F11.7); Sauk and Foxes (40AF11.8), Sioux, various bands (40A-711.9), and Umatilla and Oregon Indians (40A-F11.10); and various subjects (40A-F11.11). Arranged
chronologically within each group. Committee on Invalid Pensions: claims (40A-F12.1), arranged alphabetically;
and various subjects (40A-F12.2), arranged chronologically. There is
also a docket volume (40A-F12.3). For minutes, see entry 449. Committee on the Judiciary: investigation of the government in Delaware
(40A-F13.1) and Maryland (40A-F13.2); refusal of Francis A. Macartney, editor of the li ashington Evening Express, to divulge to the committee the source of a news story about privately held views in the Supreme Court on the questionable constitutionality of reconstruction measures (40A-F13.3); and various subjects (40A-F13.4). Arranged chronologically within each group. There are also a volume of minutes, 40th Congress, 1st session, to 41st Congress, 2d session (40A-F13.5); and 2 docket volumes, i extending to the 41st Congress, 1st session, and the other extending to the 3d session of that Congress (40A-F13.6). For other
minutes, see entry 477. Committee on Manufactures: For docket, see entry 491. Committee on Military Affairs: claims (40A-F15.1); construction of a
telegraph line to link defensive posts on the Texas frontier (40A-F15.2); court-martial trial at Raleigh, of the assistant commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands in North Carolina, Bvt. Brig. Gen. E. Whittlesey, and others, for alleged mismanagement of freedmen's affairs in North Carolina (40A-F15.3); garrison troops in the vicinity of the National Capital (40A-F15.4); legislation to promote the efficiency of the Battalion of Engineers (40A-F15.5); obstructions in the harbor of New Haven, Conn. (40A-F15.6); survey report upon the harbor of Galveston, Tex. (40A-F15.7); and various subjects (40A-F15.8). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 20A-F15.1, which is arranged alphabetically. There is also a docket volume, 4óth Congress, 1st session, to 41st Congress, 1st session
(40A-F15.9). Committee on the Militia: For docket, see entry 491. Committee on Naval Affairs: the Naval Academy (40A-F17.1); Navy Depart
ment appropriations (40A-F17.2); Navy expenditures for experiments in steam (40A-F17.3); promotion of Comdr. Edward T. Nichols (40A-F17.4); restoration of Comdr. A. K. Hughes to the active list (40A-F17.5); and various subjects (40A-F17.6). Arranged chronologically within each
group. Committee on the Pacific Railroad: administration of the committee (40A
F18.1); rival Oregon railway companies (40A-F18.2); sites for forts and problems of frontier defense in Texas (40A-F18.3); and Union Pacific Railroad affairs: agreement of George M. Pullman to furnish sleeping cars (40A-F18.4), construction (40A-F18.5), reports by presidential comissioner on various sections of track age (40A-F18.6), and