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Claims--Continued
Military--Continued
See also claims Committee, Military

Affairs Committee, Military Pensions
Committee, Militia Committee,
Pensions and Revolutionary Claims
Committee, Pensions Committee, Revo-
lutionary Claims Committee, Revo-
lutionary Pensions Committee and

War Claims Committee.
Mining, assessment work as, petitions, 276
Naval, 43, 48, 62, 67, 72, 77, 81, 86, 91,

97, 113, 118, 123, 128, 137, 143, 150.
(Later naval claims papers are not
grouped separately but are included

in the accompanying papers file.)
Petitions, 40, 45, 49, 53, 59, 63, 68,

73, 78, 83, 88, 94, 99, 105, 110,

115, 120, 139, 145, 153, 159, 165
See also Naval Affairs Committee,

Pensions and Revolutionary Claims
Committee, Pensions Committee,
Revolutionary Claims Committee,
and Revolutionary Pensions Com-

mittee.
Patent. See Patents and patent rights

and Patents Committee.
Payment of certain, investigation, 119
Pensions. See Pensions.
Petition concerning indexes to, 108, 174,

187, 209, 254
Postal

Acted on, lists of, 358, 381
Various, 48, 62, 67, 72, 77, 81, 87,

92, 97, 109, 114, 118, 123, 129,

131, 113, 150, 332
Petitions, 49, 53, 73, 78, 88, 94,

99, 105, 110, 115, 120, 139,

146, 152, 165
See also Post Offices and Post Roads

Committee.
Private

Board to settle, 86
Indexes to, 108, 127, 1/11, 174, 254

List of, 232
Referred to the Court of claims, 135, 243,

254, 270
Rejected, reports on, 192, 213, 221
Reported unfavorably, list of certain, 98
Revolutionary, memorial from Virginia

concerning, 74. See also Revolution-
ary Claims Committee and Pensions and

Revolutionary Claims Committee.
Tax refunds on, petitions, 2211
Transit, petitions, 372
Venezuelan, 211
Various, 61, 66, 72, 76, 77, 81, 86, 91,

97, 108, 113, 118, 127, 128, 136,
137, 142, 118, 149, 176, 192, 198,
221, 226, 228, 236, 257, 258, 338,

344, 351, 357
Petitions, 33, 49, 53, 59, 63, 64, 68,

69, 73, 78, 81, 83, 88, 93, 99,
106, 104, 110, 115, 126, 131, 140,
145, 151, 152, 153, 158, 160, 165,
166, 174, 193, 194, 215

Claims--Contimed
See also Claims Committee and War Claims

Committee.
Claims Committee
Papers to accompany bills and resolutions

referred to. See Accompanying papers
under all Congresses beginning with

the 50th.
Petitions referred to. See Petitions and

memorials under all Congresses from
the 4th through the 40th except the
5th; and under the 420, 45th, 46th,
48th, 9th, 50th, 51st, 54th, 59th,

Goth, and 61st Congresses.
Records of. See Committee reports and

papers under all Congresses from the
Ist through the 36th except the 2d
and 8th, and Committee papers under
all Congresses from the 37th through

the 79th except the 76th.
Reports of
Indexes to. See Private relief under

Indexes.
Transcribed, record of, 11, 14, 16, 21,

30, 46, 60, 64, 70, 75, 79, 84, 90,

95, 100, 112, 135
See also claims with cross references

thereunder.
Clairvoyants, advertising, petitions, 335
Clamorgan, James, land grants to, petitions,

316
Clapperton, Alexander, investigation of

charges against, 206
Claret wine, forfeiture, 16
Clark, Don H., election contest, 375, 380
Clark, E. 0., election contest, 428
Clark, Edward, charges against, 213
Clark, R. L. B., election contest, 136
Clark, W. H., election contest, 386
Clark, W. T., election contest, 190
Clarke, Richard H., election contest, 256
Clayton, H. D., election contests, 286, 306
Clearwater, Mary, claim of heirs of, 157
Clerk of the House
Accounts of, 28, 50, 54, 55, 60, 64, 70, 75

79, 81, 84, 85, 90, 92, 100, 106, 126,
135, 140, 146, 147, 157, 161, 167,

174, 181, 188, 195, 202, 209, 312, 318
Administrative authorizations for, com-

pilation of, 117
Appropriations. See Appropriations under

House of Representatives.
Canceled checks, stubs and vouchers, 96,

101, 182, 195, 202, 209
Conduct of certain, 144
Contingent accounts. See Accounts, above.
Correspondence of

Incoming, 70, 75, 80, 96, 101, 107, 117

Outgoing, 85, 90, 96, 101, 112, 135
Employment of persons by, laws authorizing,

121
Financial matters, 129
Notes from Speaker to, 361
Office, destruction of, 32
Petitions delivered by, record of certain,

100

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Clerk of the House--Continued

Records of. See under each Congress.
Records withdrawn from custody of, 127
Reports filed with, 104, 409, 415, 421,

426, 433. See also Reports and com-
munications under Executive departments

and agencies.
Reports from, 58, 63

Various, 175, 226
Clerks, Government. See Government employees,

Postal employees, Employees under Courts
of the United States, and Employees under

specific departments or agencies.
Clingman, Thomas L., duel by, petitions, 104
Clopton, John, election contest, 14
Cloth, fabrication of, 129
Clothing

Labeling and tagging, petitions, 341
Mailing of, petitions, 159

Tariff or taxes on, petitions, 231, 247, 327
Clubs, tax on certain, petitions, 393
Clunie, Thomas J., election contest, 256
Coal

Contracts for, 112, 117
Duty on, petitions, 73, 84, 125, 133
Fields of, discovery of certain, 157
Industry, potitions, 359, 360, 396
Lands containing

Discovery of certain, 157

Sale of, 192
Soft, 377
Taxation, petitions, 269, 277
Transportation, 345
Various, petitions, 146, 187, 208, 231,

342, 347, 372, 377, 382
Coal Commission, petitions, 366
Coal mines

Accidents in, petitions, 325
Government ownership, petitions, 382

Various, petitions, 347
Coast and Geodetic Survey

Abolition, 273
Appropriation concerning, 189

Petitions, 229, 245
Functions, transfer of, 273

Petitions, 275
Report from, 266

Various, petitions, 252
Coast Guard

Pay, petitions, 366
Personnel requirements, 435

Transfer, petitions, 366, 367, 402
Coasts

Aerial patrol of, petitions, 355
Defenses, 241, 249, 255, 263, 277, 278, 286
Petitions, 29, 223, 237, 245, 259, 260,

261, 283, 325. See also Defenses and
Fortifications under Rivers and

harbors.
Shipping along, petitions, 334
Survey of, 56, 98

Petitions, 214
Trade along
Clearance of vessels engaged in, petitions,

134

Coasts-Continued
Trade along--Continued

Compulsory pilotage for, petitions, 215
Discrimination against American vessels

engaged in, petitions, 310
Licenses, to exempt certain boats from,

petitions, 104
Various, 47
Cobb, James E., election contests, 271, 279
Codes, marine signal, petitions, 145
Codes of Law. See District of Columbia Code

and United States Code.
Coffee, duty on, 289

Petitions, 187, 201, 208, 316, 335
Coinage. See Coins and coinage.
Coinage, Weights, and Measures Committee
Papers to accompany bills and resolutions

referred to, 311, 317, 379, 390, 394,

399, 405, 410, 416, 422, 434
Petitions referred to, 200, 238, 245, 252,

259, 268, 275, 283, 289, 297, 303, 309,

315, 377, 396, 402, 413, 419, 425
Records of, 175, 183, 197, 210, 219, 227,

233, 242, 249, 256, 264, 271, 279, 286,
294, 300, 306, 312, 400, 405, 411, 417,

423, 435
Coiner (schooner), claim for bounty with

respect to, 154
Coins and coinage

Copper, petitions, 152
Dimes, 197
Dollars. See Dollars.
Fractional, petitions, 419
Free, petitions, 275
Gold

Abrasion of, 197
Free coinage of, petitions, 283

See also Gold.
International metric system for, 183
Laws, revision, 183
Power of Congress relating to, petitions,

413
Silver, petitions, 125, 245, 259, 283, 333

Various, 143
Colbert Shoals Canal, 82
Cold storage, petitions, 347
Colden, C. D., election contest, 47
Cole, E. W., election claim, 375
Coleman, H. D., election contest, 279
Collection districts, 127, 148, 169, 175
Petitions, 49, 53, 58, 63, 78, 83, 93, 99,

110, 115, 120, 247, 260
Collective bargaining, petitions, 367
Collectors of customs, 56

Pay, 282
Collectors of revenue, petitions, 29, 45
Colleges. See Educational institutions.
Colles, Christopher, telegraph of, petitions,

36
Collins, James H., sureties of, 198
Collins, Capt. R. D. C., case of, 97
Collins and Other Mail Steamers, Select

Committee on, 130
Collins Steamship Lines, aid for, petitions,

125

Collisions at sea, 233
Colombia

Diplomatic mission to, petitions, 25
Restoration of diplomatic relations with,

petitions, 215
Colorado

Appropriations for territory of, 157, 175
Contested elections in, 183, 279, 306
Development problems, petitions, 326
Expenses for Indian depredations, 278
Judges in

Conduct of certain, 205

Supreme Court, pay, petitions, 166
Land districts and offices, to create, 157

Petitions, 253
Lands, irrigation of, petitions, 252
Strikes, petitions, 348, 349

Various, 206
Colored people. See Negroes.
Colt, Samuel

Cartridges of, report on, 102
Patents of, 130

Petitions, 132, 145
Submarine explosion by, 103
Colt's Patent and Other Bills, Select

Committee on, 130
Columbia River

Bridging, petitions, 432
Discoverer of, relief for widow, petitions,

134
military post at mouth of, to establish, 58

Various, petitions, 393
Columbia, s. C., fire at, 346
Columbia Turnpike, 142
Columbian College, 66
Columbian Exposition. See World's Columbian

Exposition.
Columbian Historical Exposition, Madrid,

Spain, 265
Columbian Institute, petitions, 36, 44
Columbian Institution for the Deaf and Dumb,

162, 168. See also Deaf and dumb

institutions.
Columbus, Christopher, petitions, 325
Columbus, Ohio

Court at, holding of, petitions, 99

Road from Frankfort, Ky., to, petitions, 83
Columbus Day, petitions, 325
Comanche Indian Reservation, Okla.,

petitions, 324
Combines, petitions, 261
Comer, G. L., election contest, 286
Commemorative days, petitions, 437
Commerce

Air, petitions, 431
American, revival of, 197
Control of by railroads, to investigate, 203
Depredations committed on, 15
Foreign. See Foreign Commerce.
Interstate. See Interstate and foreign

commerce.
Laws regulating, petitions, 207
Maintenance and protection of, petitions, 22
Overseas. See Foreign commerce.
Promoting or increasing, petitions, 291

Commerce--Continued
Regulations for, 71, 136, 154, 256, 272, 287

Petitions, 316
Restrictions on, petitions, 49
Territorial, petitions, 316
Treaties relating to, 162, 258
Water-borne, petitions, 360
Various, petitions, 372
See also Commerce Committee, Interstate and

Foreign Commerce Committee and Commerce

and Manufactures Committee.
Commerce and Industry Department, to establish,

287
Petitions, 290
Commerce and Labor Department, 313, 330
Commerce and Manufactures Committee

Establishment, petitions, 280, 283
Petitions referred to. See Petitions and

memorials under all Congresses from

the 5th through the 15th.
Records of. See Committee reports and

papers under all Congresses from the

8th through the 15th.
Reports, record of transcribed, 15
See also Commerce Committee and Interstate

and Foreign Commerce Committee.
Commerce Committee
Petitions referred to. See Petitions and

memorials under all Congresses from

the 16th through the 51st.
Records of. See Committee reports and

papers under all Congresses from the
16th through the 36th and Committee
papers under all Congresses from the

37th through the 51st.
Reports, 210

Record of transcribed, 64
Commerce Court, 339
Commerce Department
Establishment, petitions, 215, 260, 303
Expenditures in, 370, 386
Transfer of Hydrographic office to,

petitions, 367
Commissioner of Insurance, investigation of

Office of, 338
Commissioner of Patents, Select Committee to

Investigate Charges Against, 164
Committees
Consideration of bills and resolutions by,

motions to discharge, 409, 414, 421,

426, 433, 438
Expenditures, data on, 435
Joint, Senate appointees to, 426, 433, 438
Membership of standing and select, 69, 126
Nominees or appointments to, 164, 171, 178,

188, 342, 349, 378, 383, 388, 393, 426,

433, 438
Papers, accompanying, referred to. See

Accompanying papers under all Congresses

from the 39th through the 79th.
Petitions and memorials referred to. See

Petitions and memorials under all Con-
gresses from the 1st through the 79th

except the 2d and 3d.
Proceedings, reporting of, 196

Committees Continued
Records of. Soe Committee reports and

papers under all Congresses from the
Ist through the 36th and Committee
papers under all Congresses from the

37th through the 79th.
Received from, registers of, 240, 270,

285, 292, 299, 304, 311, 317, 336
Referred to, record of, 240, 285, 292,

299, 304, 311, 317, 328, 336, 343,
350, 356, 361, 368, 373, 378, 384,

389

Reports. See Committee reports and papers

under all Congresses from the 1st
through the 36th and Committee papers
under all Congresses from the 37th

through the 79th.
Indexes to certain, 12, 14, 60
Numbered, 151
Original, 154
Printed, record of, 195
Registers or other records of. See

Records of committee reports or
Record books under Records of the
Office of the Clerk for all Con-
gresses except the 6th, 11th, 15th,

30th, 31st, 32, 37th, 38th, and 39th.
Unbound, numbered, 151
Resignations from, 327
Resolutions sent to, registers of, 121, 126
Stationery and supplies furnished to,

record of, 270, 285, 292, 299
See also Select Committees and specific

standing and select committees.
Commodities
Ef fect of revenues on, petitions, 349
Price speculation, petitions, 324
Tariff or taxes on, 160, 172, 185, 186,

192, 195, 206, 228, 238, 258, 308,

371, 372
Petitions, 36, 37, 50, 166, 201, 208,

261, 292, 420
See also Goods, Merchandise, and specific

articles.
Common carriers

Barge lines, petitions, 432
Discriminations by, 227

Petitions, 207, 215
Duties, petitions, 437
Ownership of certain, petitions, 348
Rail and nonrail, petitions, 402
Regulation, petitions, 408
River, petitions, 432
See also Barges, Buses, Railroads, and

Vessels.
Commonwealth Bank of Boston, alleged fraud

in settling claims of, petitions, 104
Communications, obstruction by riots, 128
Communications Commission, investigation, 430
Communists and Communism

Investigation, 391
Outlawing, petitions, 438

Various, petitions, 402
Community welfare, petition, 420

Company C, 9th Infantry, massacre, petitions,

388
Composing machines, tariff or tax on,

petitions, 316
Compton, Barnes, election contest, 256
Comptroller of the Currency

Relationships of, certain, 189

Various, petitions, 366
"Comstock Postal Laws," repeal or modifi-

cation, 221
Petitions, 224
Concord (U. S. S.), construction delay, 266
Condition of American Indians, Soloct Com-

mittee to Investigate, records of, 430
Condition of the country. See Country.
Conditions in Illinois and Tissouri Inter-

fering With Interstate Commerce Between
the States, Select Comud ttee to Investi-

gate, 359
Condon, Edward O., case of, 198, 207
Conduct and Accounts of William Cullom,

Select Committee to Investigate, while
Conduct of Vembers of the House, Select

Committee to Investigate, records of , 308
Conduct of Thomas Ewing, Select Committee to

Investigate, 119
Confections, taxation of, 179
Confederacy, commemoration of heroes,

petitions, 325
Confederate Army
Exchange of prisoners held by, petitions,

165
Transmd ssion of intelligence to, 156
Confederate prisoners

Exchange of, petitions, 165

Treatment of, petitions, 165
Confederate prisons, inmates, petitions, 324
Confederate soldiers or veterans, pensions

for, petitions, 355
Confiscation of Rebel Property, Select Con-

mittee on, 160
Congaree River, s. C., petitions, 276
Congo
Conditions, investigation of, petitions,

309, 315
Liquor traffic in, petitions, 260, 261
Congress
Appropriations for, 144, 172, 189, 255,

271, 286
Chaplains in. See Chaplains.
Delegates to, credentials. See Election

records.
Halls of, lighting, heating, and venti-

lating, 186
Houses of. See House of Representatives

and Senate.
Items printed, categories of, 338
Legislation by, select committee on inter-

ference with, 151
Members of

Combinations of, alleged corrupt, 138
Communications with, 157
Compensation of, laws regulating, 137
Credentials of. See under Election records.

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Congress--Continued
Members of --Continued

Seating, time of, petitions, 392
Voting, recording of, petitions, 431

See also Members of the House.
Negroes, question of, petitions to drop,

158, 160
Powers

Limitation, petitions, 238
Regulation and issuance of coins,

petitions, 413
Usurpation by the executive, petitions, 431
Printing for. See Printing and binding.
Proceedings in, printing and distribution,

petitions, 224
Publications of, to exchange with Canada and

Chile, 250
Representation in
Constitution concerning, to amend,

petitions, 106
Reduction of certain State, petitions, 283
Sessions of, to extend, report on,

petitions, 92
Various, 172, 189

See also House of Representatives and Senate.
Congress of Nations, mediatory, petitions, 354
Congress of Panama, U. S. mission to, 56, 57
Congresses, international cooperation, 320
Congressional Library. See Library of

Congress.
Congressional Printer. See Public Printer.
Congressional publications, exchange of, 250
Conkling, Alfred, impeachment, 64, 69, 95
Connecticut

Election contests in, 338, 351, 400

Ratification of the "Bill of Rights" by, 421
Connecticut River Valley, flood control,

petitions, 408
Connection of C. W. Crawford to Galphin Claim,

Select Committee to Investigate, 119
Connection of Thomas Corwin to claim of George

A. Gardner, Select Committee to Investi-

gate, 123
Connell, William, election contest, 307
Conner, John C., election contest, 183
Comowingo Bridge Co., petitions of, 36
Conry, Joseph A., election contest, 306
Conscientious objectors, petitions, 437
Conscription

Laws, to amend, petitions, 165, 167

Various, petitions, 437
Consent, age of. See under Girls.
Conservation of Wildlife Resources, Select

Committee on, records of, 401
Constantine, Thomas, petition of, 44
Constellation (u. s. s.)
Home port of, petitions, 425

Preservation of, petitions, 408, 420
Constitution, United States
Amendment of, 18, 98, 234, 295, 378, 383,

403, 409, 421
Petitions,'84, 106, 111, 165, 167, 173,

180, 194, 201, 207, 253, 254, 260,
261, 268, 276, 284, 290, 3241, 333,
334, 354, 360, 367, 382, 387, 392,
397, 408, 413, 420, 131, 137

Constitution, United States--Continued
Amendments to

Child labor. See Child labor.
First ten (Bill of Rights), ratification,

421
Thirteenth, enforcement of, 190
Fourteenth, enforcement of, petitions, 323
Fifteenth, enforcement, petitions, 323
Sixteenth, notice of ratification, 335
Eighteenth

Ratification, notices of, 361

Various, petitions, 397
Nineteenth, notices of ratification, 368
Proposed, child labor, common ratifica-

tion of, 378, 383
Twentieth, ratification, 397
First article of, petitions, 146
Supreme authority of, to recognize,

petitions, 276
See also specific subjects.
Constitution (0. S. S.)

Commander of, petition from, 36
Preservation, petitions, 284, 316, 349,

402, 408
Construction and Repair Bureau, Navy, 250
Consular service. See Diplomatic and con-

sular service.
Consuls, vice consuls, and consulates

Affairs of, 272
Complaints against certain, 183
Courts, 198
Fees, 176, 220, 227, 257
Foreign, jurisdiction in the United States,

169
Oaths administered by, laws concerning, 162
Pay of, 155, 330
Problems relating to, 169

Various, 28, 183, 198, 204
Containers, glass, petitions, 372
Contested election cases. See under Elections.
Continental Congress

Documentary publication of, petitions, 325
Preservation and publication of records of,

petitions, 283, 284
Contingent expenses. See Accounts under

Clerk of the House.
Contingent funds. See under Executive

departments and agencies and specific

departments and agencies.
Documentary publication of, petitions, 325
Records of, preservation and publication,

petitions, 283, 284
Contraceptives, petitions, 224, 392
Contractors

Allowances made to, reports on, 273
Beef, claims of, petitions, 167
Vail, daily reports on certain, 273
Premiums paid to certain, 273

Various, 163
Contracts

Abstracts of certain, 191, 212
Attorneys', 331
Bids for goods, 170
Defense

Investigation, 365
Ordnance, 265

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