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Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: construction of public build
ings (441-H14.1); monuments and other memorials (44A-H14.2); and various
liquor traffic (44A-H20.1); bank deposits and capital (44A-H20.2);
and various subjects (441-H20.33). Select Committees on the Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia (44A
H22.1); an Counting the Electoral Votes (44A-H21.2); and on the Recent Election in Louisiana (44A-H21.3).
ELECTION RECORDS. 1 ft.
Credentials of Representatives and Delegates (44A-Jl), arranged alpha betically by State or Territory.
OTHER RECORDS. 1 ft.
Copies of telegrams sent and received by the departmental telegraph lines which connected the House of Representatives with the executive departments and the Government Printing Office (44A-Kl) and roll calls (44A-K2). Arranged chronologically within each group.
Records of Impeachment Proceedings
IMPEACHMENT OF WILLIAM W. BELKNAP. 2 in.
563 Papers pertaining to impeachment proceedings against William W. Belknap, late Secretary of War (44B-AZ).
Records of the Office of the Clerk
RECORD BOOKS. 16 vols. 2 ft.
Bill book of House bills and resolutions together with index (44C-A
bin book of Senate bills and resolutions (L4C-A2): individual ledger (44C-A3); register of enrolled bills and resolutions (446-A4); daily order of business and calendars (44C-A5); register of committee reports (446A6); register of executive documents (44C-A7); register of miscellaneous documents (446–48); an inventory of books and a list of employees in the Folding Room (44C-A9); and 5 account books recording expenditures of the Clerk's Office (44C-A10). For a register of enrolled bills and resolutions, see entry 551.
OTHER RECORDS. 6 in.
Check stubs showing expenditures from the contingent fund (446-B1), arranged numerically; and various papers (44C-B2), arranged by subject. INDEX. I vol. 1 in.
Geographical index to petitions, 44th Congress, 1st session, to 46th Congress, 2d session (44C-C1).
FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, 1877-79
First Session, October 15-December 3, 1877
Records of Legislative Proceedings
MINUTE BOOKS AND JOURNALS. 6 vols. 2 ft.
Minute book, 1st and 2d sessions (45A-AI); legislative journal, 2d session (45 A-A2); minute book, 45th Congress, 3d session, to 46th Congress, 1st session (45A-A3); and legislative journal, 3d session (45AA4).
BILIS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 15 ft.
568 Thirty-three volumes of original House bills, Volume I incorporating original committee reports for the 1st session (45A-B1); original House concurrent resolutions (45 A-B2); House simple resolutions, motions, and orders (45 A-B3); desk copies of House bills passed (45A-B4); desk copies of Houso joint resolutions passed (45A-B5); and 9 volumes of engrossed House bills and resolutions (45 A-B6). Arranged numerically within each group, except 45A-B2, which is arranged chronologically, and 45A-B3, which is arranged alphabetically by Congressman.
BILLS ORIGINATING IN THE SENATE AND CONSIDERED IN THE HOUSE. Less than
ACCOMPANYING PAPERS FILE. 74 ft.
570 Papers relating to claims, pensions, and other forms of private relief together with papers relating to public matters (45A-D2). Arranged alphabetically by person, state, Territory, or subject.
COMMITTEE REPORTS. 42 vols. 9 ft.
Original committee reports, 2d session (45A-El) and 3d session (45E2), Arranged numerically within each group. For original coromittee reports for the 1st session, see entry 568.
COMMITTEE PAPERS. 77 ft.
572 Records of the following committees, relating to the subjects listed or consisting of the kinds of documents specified: Committee on Accounts: various subjects (45A-F1.l), arranged chronologi
cally. There are also a docket volume, 45 th Congress, 1st session, to 47th Congress, 2d session (45A-F1.2); and a statement of accounts be fore the committee (45 A-F1.3). For minutes, see entry 518; and a ledger
of miscellaneous expenses, entry 558. Committee on Agriculture: a docket volwe (45A-F2.1). Committee on Appropriations: claims (45 A-F3.1); Dakota Territory (45A
F3.2); papers from or about executive departments and agencies: Agriculture (45A-F3.3), Interior, general (45A-F3.4), Interior, Indian alfairs (45A-F3.5), Interior, patents (45A-F3.6), Interior, pensions (45A-F3.7), Interior, public lands (45A-F3.8), Justice (45A-F3.9), Navy (45A-F3.10), Post Office (45A-F3.11), Smithsonian Institution (45A-F3.12), State (45 A-F3.13), Treasury (45A-F3.14), U. S. Fish Com mission (45A-F3.15), and War (45A-F3.16); District of Columbia (45AF3.17); Federal courts (45A-F3.18); hearings on customs duties illegally exacted (45A-F3.19); House of Representatives (45A-F3.20); management of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (45A-F3.21); Office of the Public Printer (45A-F3.22); papers accompanying specific bills (45AF3.23); Wyoming Territory (45A-F3.24); and various subjects (45A-F3.25). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 45A-F3.23, which is arranged numerically by bill. For letterpress copies of outgoing cor
respondence, see entry 504. Committee on Banking and Currency: argument of Edward McPherson, Chief
of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, in relation to engraving and printing the Government issues (45A-F4.1). There are also a volume of minutes, 45th Congress, 1st session, to 48th Congress, 2d session (45A
F4.2); and a docket volume (45A-F4.3). Committee on Claims : various subjects (45A-F5.1), arranged by subject.
There are also a volume of rough minutes, 45th Congress, 1st session, to 46th Congress, 2d session (45A-F5.2); and a docket volume (45A-F5.3).
For minutes, see entry 546. Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures: a volume of minutes, 45th
Congress, 1st session, to 48th Congress, 2d session (45 A-F6.1). Committee on Commerce: capitation taxes on immigrants (45 A-F7.1); dis
criminatory rates charged by the Central Pacific Railroad in Nevada
F7.4, which is arranged numerically by bill.
(45A-F8.1); Washington Market Co. (45A-F8.2); and various subjects
For minutes, see entry 504, Committee on Roads and Canals.
chronologically. Committee on Elections: accounts of claimants for expenses in contested
elections (45A-F10.1); contested election cases of Charles W. Buttz v. E. W. M. Mackey, South Carolina (45A-F10.2), T. E. Chambliss v. Joseph Jorgenson, Virginia (45A-F10.3), Jere Haralson v. Charles M. Shelley, Alabama (45A-F10.4), John R. Lynch v. James R. Chalmers, Mississippi (45A-F10.5), John S. Richardson v. Joseph H. Rainey, South Carolina (45A-F10.6), Peter D. Wigginton v. Romualdo Pacheco, California (45AF10.7), Robert H. M. Davidson v. William J. Purman, Florida (45A-F10.8), Robert N. Baskin v. George Cannon, Utah Territory (45A-F10.9), Thomas B. Florence v. Chapman Freeman, Pennsylvania (45A-F10.10), William H. Hardy v. H. S. Stevens, Arizona Territory (45A-F10.11), and William E. Hinton v. Joseph Jorgensen, Virginia (45A-F10.12); and various sub
jects (45A-F10.13). Arranged by subject. For minutes, see entry 532. Committee on Expenditures in the Interior Department: various subjects
(45A-Fli.l), arranged chronologically. Committee on Expenditures in the State Department: various subjects (45A
F12.1), arranged by subject. There is also a docket volume (45A-F12.2). Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury Departinent: contingent expenses
of the Treasury Department for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1878
(45A-F13.1). Committee on Expenditures in the War Department: charges against Frank
S. Johnson, chief inspector of clothing at the Quartermaster's Depot in Philadelphia (45A-F14.1); inspections of money accounts of Army disbursing officers (45A-F14.2); and various subjects (45A-F14.3).
Arranged by subject. Cornmittee on Foreign Affairs: definition of the boundary between Alaska
and Canada (45A-F15.1); Geneva award (45 A-F15.2); International Exposition at Paris, 1878 (45 A-F15.3); Japanese indemnity fund (45 A-F15.4); Mexican awards under the convention of July 4, 1868, between the United States and Mexico (45A-F15.5); Venezuelan claims (45A-F15.6); and various subjects (45A-F15.7). Arranged chronologically within each group. There are also a volume of minutes, 45th Congress, 1st session, to 46th Congress, 3d session (45A-F15.8); and a docket volume (45AF15.9). For a volume recording the agenda referred to individual mem
bers, see entry 546. Committee on Indian Affairs: educational fund of the Cherokee Nation
(45A-F25.1); Gen. J. P. C. Shanks, Special Commissioner for the Indian Territory (45A-F16.2); Osage ceded lands (45A-F16.3); lands allotted to the Mexican Potawatomi Indians under the treaty of Nov. 15, 1861 (45A-F16.4); transfer of the Indian Bureau to the liar Department (45AF16.5); and various subjects (45A-F16.6). Arranged chronologically within each group. There is also a docket volume (45 A-F16.7). For
minutes, see entry 558. Committee on Invalid Pensions: claims of soldiers or widows of soldiers
of the War of 1812 (45A-F27.1); papers accompanying specific bills (45A-F17.2); pensions for veterans of the Mexican mar (45A-F17.3);
transfer of certain records from the Surgeon General's Office, U. S. Army, to the Pension Office (45 A-F17.4); V. S. pension agents (45AF17.5); and various subjects (45A-F17.6). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 45A-F17.2, which is arranged numerically. There are also 3 docket volumes (45A-F17.7). For minutes, see entry
449. Committee on the Judiciary: awards made by the Mexican Claims Commission
(45 A-F18.1); civil rights legislation (45 A-F18.2); condemnation by the United States of block 121 of the school section addition to Chicago (45A-F18.3); Geneva award (456-F18.4); and various subjects (45A-F18.5). Arranged chronologically within each group. There are also a volume
of minutes (45A-F18.6) and a docket volume (45A-F18.7). Committee on Lovers and Improvements of the Mississippi River: a docket
volume, 45th Congress, Ist session, to 46 th Congress, 1st session, and
48th Congress, 1st session (45 A-F19.1). Committee on Vanufactures: bills referred to the committee (45 A-F20.1),
arranged numerically; and a combination minute and docket volume (45A
F20.2). Committee on Military Affairs: abstracts of contracts made by the Quarter
master's Department in 1877 (45A-F22.1); appropriations and expenditures of the Army (45A-F21.2); briefs of Representative John H. Evins on the agenda of the committee (45 A-F21.3); correspondence of Representative Henry B. Banning, chairman of the committee (45 A-F21.4); sale of the Fort Yuma Military Reservation, Arizona Territory (45A-F21.5); and various subjects (45A-F21.6). Arranged chronologically within each group. There are also a volume of minutes (45 A-F21.7) and a docket
volume (45A-F22.8). Committee on the Militia: militia force of the United States (45A-F22.1).
There is also a combination minute and docket volume (45 A-F22.2). Committee on Naval Affairs: expenditures of the Navy Department under the
contingent appropriation, July 1, 1877, to June 30, 1878 (45 A-F23.1); relief of Lt. Comdr. Horace E. Mullan (45A-F23.2); Rogers' American Code of Marine Signals (45A-F23.3); U. S. Naval Asylum, Philadelphia (45A-F23.4); V. S. Naval Observatory (45A-F23.5); and various subjects
(45A-F23.6). Arranged by subject. Committee on the Pacific Railroad: Austin-Topolovampo Pacific Railroad
route (45A-F24.1); Northern Pacific Railroad (45A-F24.2); sinking fund provided for in the act of July 2, 1864, amending an act to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean (45 A-F23.3); and various subjects (45AF24.4). Arranged chronologically within each group. There are also a volume of minutes, 45th Congress, 2d session, to 48th Congress, 2d session (45A-F24.5); and a docket volume (45A-F24.6). For other min
utes, see entry 558. Committee on Patents: various subjects (45A-F25.1), arranged by subject.
There is also a docket volume (45A-F25.2). For minutes, see entry 558. Committee on the Post Office and Post Office and Post Roads: increase of
the revenues of the Post Office Department (45 A-F26.1); return post cards (45A-F26.2); and various subjects (45A-F26.3). Arranged chrono
logically within each group. Committee on Private Land claims: papers accompanying specific bills
(45A-F27.1), arranged numerically; and various subjects (45A-F27.2),