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Executive departments and agencies--Continued
Use of carriages and wagons by, inquiry

into, 233
War agencies, confidential correspondence

and communications of, 357
Various, 182
See also Messages under President of the

Und ted States, specific Government
officials, and specific departments

or agencies.
Executive Vansion. See White House.
Executive orders, rules, and regulations,

publication of, 406
Expenditure of Honey to Influence Tariff

Legislation, Select Caomittee to Inquire

Into, 144
Expenditures, Government. See under Govern-

ment.
Expenditures in the Agriculture Department,

Committee on, 264, 313, 319, 330, 380
Expenditures in the Commerce Department, com-

Porpemditore samt he com

Expenditures in the Commerce and Labor Depart-

ment, Committee on, 330
Expenditures in the Executive Departments,

Committee on
Papers to accompany bills and resolutions

referred to. See Accompanying papers
under all Congresses from the 70th

through the 79th.
Petitions referred to, 396
Records of. See Committee papers under all

Congresses Trom the 70th through the

79th.
Expenditures in the Interior Department,

Committee on
Papers, 317, 362
Petitions referred to, 323, 333, 340
Records of, 204, 211, 219, 264, 279, 319,

330, 338, 363, 370, 375, 380
Subpenas issued by, 204
Expenditures in the Justice Department, com-

mittee on
Papers to accompany bills and resolutions

referred to, 317
Records of, 204, 234, 242, 249, 264, 287,

317, 319, 370
Expenditures in the Navy Department, Com-

mittee on
Petitions referred to, 173
Records of, 43, 66, 71, 76, 102, 119, 204,

249, 264, 272, 319, 330, 363
Expenditures in the Post Office Department,

Comnd ttee on
Petitions referred to, 340
Records of, 47, 66, 102, 256, 264, 272,

280, 313, 319, 338, 345, 358
Expenditures in the State Department, Com-

mittee on
Records of, 47, 52, 61, 66, 71, 81, 86,

102, 204, 211, 220, 242, 319, 330, 338,

341, 363, 370
Reports of, record of transcribed, 64, 70,

90

Expendi tures in the Treasury Department,

Committee on
Papers to accompany bills and resolutions

referred to, 317, 344, 351, 357, 374
Petitions referred to, 152, 275, 323, 333
Records of, 66, 149, 169, 2014, 211, 220,

227, 249, 257, 264, 272, 280, 319, 330,

338, 345, 352, 358, 363, 370, 375, 380
Expenditures in the War Department, Committee

on
Potitions referred to, 165, 252
Records of, 43, 47, 71, 86, 91, 97, 149,

204, 211, 220, 227, 234, 242, 249, 257,
264, 272, 280, 287, 294, 301, 319, 330,

344, 363, 370, 376, 380
Expenditures on the Public Buildings, Com-

mittee on
Records of, 35, 39, 43, 47, 56, 58, 61, 72,

75, 81, 86, 91, 102, 108, 128, 2011,

256, 319
Reports of, record of transcribed, 37, 95
Explosions

Boiler. See under Boilers.

Submarine, 103
Explosives, petitions, 366, 367, 382
Exports

Bounties, petitions, 284
Comparative schedules of, 43

Various, 172, 179
Expositions
Appropriations for, 248, 268

Petitions, 289
International cooperation, 320
Various, 412

Petitions, 252
See also specific exhibitions and exposi-

tions.
Express

Postal, petitions, 341

Private, 103
Express companies, 339

Petitions, 290, 334, 342
F. Alexandre & Sons, steamship subsidy to, 178
Fabrics

Cotton, importations of, petitions, 36
Labeling, petitions, 34, 382
Legislation concerning, petitions, 372
luisrepresentations of, petitions, 348
Truth concerning, petitions, 366, 382
Woolen, importations of, petitions, 36

See also Cotton, Linen, and Wool and woolens.
Fair employment. See Employment,
Fair Employment Practices Commission,

petitions, 437
Fair Labor Standards Act, petitions, 420, 437
Fair-trade legislation, petitions, 413, 425
Fairchild, B. L., election contest, 286
Falls, water, 308
Falls of St. Mary's, canal around, petitions,

105
Far East, 320, 370
Farallon Island, Calif., renting of, 164
Fares

Car, taxation of, 179

Fares--Continued
Pullman, surcharges and surtaxes on,

petitions, 382
Farlee, Isaac G., election contest, 108
Farm Advisory Council, petitions, 382
Farm bloc, petitions, 431
Farm Board, to establish, petitions, 382, 396,

401
Farm cooperatives, petitions, 365, 377, 387
Farta Emergency Relief Administration, appro-

priation, petitions, 413
Farm Loan Act, petitions, 366
Farm Loan Bureau, appropriation for, 347
Farm products

Export bounty for, petitions, 382
Marketing of, petitions, 365, 372, 377,

382, 387
Speculation in, petitions, 267
Taxation of, petitions, 393, 401
Various, petitions, 409

See also Agricultural products and Crops.
Farm Security Administration, petitions, 431
Farmers, loans to, petitions, 259, 407
Farmers' Marketing Commission, to establish,

petitions, 382
Farms and farming

Cost of production on, petitions, 419
Credit for, petitions, 419, 431
Indebtedness of, petitions, 403
Labor on, petitions, 334, 359, 431, 432
Legislation, petitions, 377
Loans for, petitions, 259, 407
Machinery for, petitions, 431
Mortgages on, refinancing of, petitions,

259, 262, 401, 407, 413
Ownership, petitions, 262
Prices, roll back of, petitions, 431
Profits from, petitions, 359
Relief for, petitions, 382, 387, 392, 401,

429, 431
Surpluses from, petitions, 387
Farragut, Adm. David G., statue of, 192
Farrell, Anthony J., death benefits for, 329
Farrington, E. S., impeachment, 336
Farwell, Charles B., election contest, 204
Fats, tax on, petitions, 393, 403
Fayetteville, N. C., arsenal at, 128
Featherstone, L. P., election contest, 256
Federal Coal Commission, petitions, 366
Federal Communications Commission, Select

Committee to Investigate, 430
Federal courts. See Courts of the United

States.
Federal Emergency Relief Act, petitions, 419
Federal Farm Advisory Council, to establish,

petitions, 382
Federal Farm Board, to establish, petitions,

382, 396, 401
Federal Farm Emergency Relief Administration,

appropriations for, petitions, 413
Federal Farm Loan Act, petitions, 366
Federal Home Loan Administration, petitions,

366
Federal Industrial Commission, petitions, 409

Federal offices in Louisiana, Select Com-

mittee on, 206
Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Act, petitions, 420
Federal Register, publication of rules and

regulations in, 406
Federal Reserve Act, petitions, 353, 359, 366
Federal Reserve Board, impeachment of members

of, petitions, 356
Federal Reserve System, petitions, 347, 419
Federal Trade Commission, 364

Petitions, 347, 372
Federal Urban Mortgage Act, petitions, 366
Feeds, livestock, petitions, 431, 437
Fees

Attorneys', 122
Consular, 176, 220, 227, 257
Informers', 200
Pensi on, petitions, 324
Per diem and travel to House Members,

reduction of, petitions, 105
Physicians' in pension cases, petitions, 246

State Department, 338
Felix, Annie E., election contest, 400
Felons. See Criminals.
Felton, c. N., election contests, 242, 249
Felton, William H., election contest, 279
Ferguson, Fenner, election contest, 142
Fertilizer, shortage of, petitions, 359
Fiber products, petitions, 247
Fiedler, Helen M., claim, 234
Fifth Census, petitions, 69
Figyelmesy, Philip, charges against, 234
Fiji, relations with, 169
Filipinos

Immigration of, 391
Veteran, citizenship for certain, petitions,

413
Films, petitions, 372
Filter (Hyatt), hearings on, 296
Finances, national, 43, 48, 57, 98, 143, 172,

197, 200, 206, 273, 282
Hearings on, partial transcript, 197
Various, petitions, 269, 325
See also Appropriations Committee and Ways

and Means Committee
Fine arts, council of, petitions, 325
Fine Arts Commission, 339, 346, 352, 358
Fines, remission of, petitions, 130, 132, 134
Fingerprinting, petitions, 420
Finkle, Milton, patent of, 163
Finley, Jesse J., election contests, 204, 227
Finney, William, claim, 154
Fire
Insurance against
Taxes on premiums for, relief, petitions,

173
Various, petitions, 341
Prevention of, 339

Petitions, 138
Firearms

Claim concerning, 137
Patents on, 129, 143
Registration of, act, petition, 414
Regulation of, petitions, 402

Firearms--Continued

Tax on, petitions, 373, 378, 409
Various, petitions, 377

See also Guns, Ordnance, and Rifles.
Firearms Registration Act, petitions, 424
Firemen, pay of certain, petitions, 193
First National Bank of Washington, 189
Fiscal Corporation of the United States, bill

for, 96
Fiscal matters. See Finances, national.
Fish

Canadian, duty on, 222
Conservation and protection of, petitions,

214, 284, 323
Culture stations for, petitions, 342
Curing and packing of, 67
Game, interstate shipment of, petitions, 382
Hatching of, 295
Inshore purse seining for, petitions, 268
Landing by trawlers, petitions, 341
Refuge for, petitions, 377
Salt used in packing, 67
Various, 224, 265

Petitions, 247, 325
Fish and Fisheries Commission, 189, 203, 210,

226, 233
Fish Conservation Commission, appropriations

for, 182
Fish hatchery on Long Island, petitions, 341,

348
Fish industry, petitions, 353
Fisher, George, election contest, 66
Fisheries

Agreement concerning, petitions, 2446
Canadian, 185
Compulsory pilotage for, petitions, 215
Western, regulation and protection of,

petitions, 215
Various, petitions, 68, 124
Fishermen
American, rights of in British-American

waters, 243
Exemption of certain from militia duty,

petitions, 45
Fishing
Bounties for, petitions, 24, 26, 53, 1211,

130, 138
Industry of Alaska, petitions, 397
Regulation of, petitions, 245
Treaty articles, abrogation of certain,

petitions, 215
Fishing trade, petitions, 45
Fishkill, N. Y., aliens at, petitions, 33
Fiske, James E., resignation of as Acting

Midshipman, 156
Fitzgerald, John F., election contest, 363
Fitzgerald, William, election contest, 71
Five Civilized Tribes, tribal subjects of,

320
Flag

Bunting for, purchase, petitions, 349
Desecration of, petitions, 284, 290, 309
Design of, petitions, 348, 349
Display of, petitions, 341

Flag-Continued

Respect for, petitions, 360
Silken, 65
Various, 143, 321

Petitions, 325, 334
Flag code, to establish, petitions, 388
Flathead Indian Reservation, Mont., petitions,

323, 360
Flax
Duty on, 277, 289

Petitions, 173, 239, 254
Machine to clean and bleach, petitions, 47
Flaxseed, duty, petitions, 208, 216, 217
Flaxseed oil, tariff on, petitions, 208, 239
Fletcher, C., plan for improving Washington

Harbor, petitions, 131
Flipper, Lt. Henry 0., case of, 295
Flogging, petitions. See Corporal punishment.
Flood Control Committee
Papers to accompany bills and resolutions

referred to. See Accompanying papers
under each Congress from the 66th
through the 79th except the 69th and

70th.
Petitions, 354, 372, 382, 402, 408
Records of. See Committee papers under all

Congresses from the bath through the

79th except the 65th and 72d.
Flood-ridden regions, 352
Floods

Aid for control of, petitions, 402, 413
Relief of people made destitute by, peti-

tions, 229, 238, 245, 252
Florence, Thomas B., election contests, 204

211
Florida

Admission of, petitions, 100
Boundary with Georgia, titles along, 157,

164
Colonization of part by Negroes, petitions,

159
Contest elections in, 71, 97, 108, 190, 204,

211, 227, 256, 380, 390
Delegate from, eligibility of, petitions,

104
East

Claims of, 198, 242

Expedition to, channel markings by, 163
Election in, Select Committee on the

Recent, 207
Fugitive slaves from, petitions, 104
Land certified to, 178
Mail service between Cuba and, 185
Representative from, investigation of

charges against, 206
Residents of, removal of political dis-

abilities, petitions, 180
Road in, petitions, 105
Territory of, petitions, 105
Trees, cutting and removing certain, 67

Petitions, 102
War in, use of bloodhounds, petitions, 93

Yellow fever, epidemic in, 226
Florida Barge Canal, petitions, 432

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Florida Keys, strengthening of fortifications

on, 150
Florida Ship Canal, petitions, 414
Florida Squadron, 103
Florins, Austrian, refund of duties on, 228,

236
Flour

Adulteration, petitions, 292, 353, 355
Bounty on certain, petitions, 261
Canadian, repeal of taxes on, petitions, 83
Inspection of, petitions, 53

Tariff or tax on, petitions, 327, 355
Flour mills, petitions, 187
Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, N. Y., peti-

tions, 408
Floyd's acceptances, petitions, 159
Flying machine, petitions, 50
Fog signals and signal stations, 256, 287

Petitions, 145, 268, 275, 321, 348
Folding Room, House

Books in, inventory, 209
Employees, list of, 209

Investigation of, 203
Food and Drug Act, amendment of, petitions,

382
Food and foodstuffs
Adulteration and misbranding

Prevention of, petitions, 252, 267
Taxation of, petitions, 217, 224, 2217, 254
Various, petitions, 21/1, 215, 222, 223,

259
Cold storage of, petitions, 341
Conservation, petitions, 359
Exportation, prevention of, petitions, 36,

347, 354
Interstate trade, petitions, 419
Marketing and distribution, petitions, 359
National emergency, petitions, 432
Prices, petitions, 347, 360
Pure, legislation for, 339
Petitions, 297, 303, 316, 324, 353, 402,

413
Speculation on, petitions, 359
Standards for, petitions, 348
Supply of, regulation, petitions, 360
Taxation, petitions, 217, 224, 247, 254,

327, 431
Transportation of for Irish relief, peti-

tions, 110
Various, petitions, 231
Foot-and-mouth di sease, petitions, 347
Foreign Affairs Committee

Administration of, 176
Appointments to, 183
Papers to accompany bills and resolutions

referred to See Accompanying papers
under all Congresses from the 58th
through the 79th except the 60th, 61st,

and 65th.
Petitions referred to. See Petitions and

memorials under all Congresses from the
IIth through the 79th except the 17th,
61st, 65th, 69th, 70th, 720, 76th, and
77th.

Foreign Affairs Committee--Continued
Records of. See Committee reports and

papers under all Congresses from the
12th through the 36th except the 14th,
and Committee papers under all Con-
gresses from the 37th through the 79th

except the 65th and 70th.
Foreign and Domestic Commerce Bureau, peti-

tions, 366
Foreign-born persons, permission to become

President, petitions, 194
Foreign commerce, 66, 136, 265, 307, 313
Petitions, 217, 224, 291, 316, 366, 377,

413, 420, 431
Foreign commerce service, petitions, 382
Foreign ministers, accounts of, 52
Foreign nations

Bankruptcy laws of, 287
Decorations by, 294, 319
Intercourse with, 320
Legislative bodies of, joint meeting with,

330
Presents from, 169, 319
Relations with, 13, 76, 142
Rights of naturalized citizens in, peti-

tions, 180
Tariff representations by, 392
Various, petitions, 438

See also Nations.
Foreign ports, carrying mail to, petitions,

166
Foreign service, 330

Petitions, 323
Foreign Service Building Commission, 417
Foreign soil, antagonism to fighting on,

petitions, 360
Forestation, 232
Forests and forestry
Conservation

Census of, petitions, 323

Various, petitions, 325
Fires, prevention of, petitions, 392
Lands

Acquisition of, petitions, 420
Conservation, 252

Cut-over, reclaiming, petitions, 382
Products, tax on, petitions, 327
Reserves

Abolition, petitions, 289
Creation of certain, petitions, 297
National, commission for, 34).
Various, 274

Petitions, 276, 326, 4144
Restoration, petitions, 401

Various, petitions, 214, 347, 372, 419, 437
Forman, Phillip, impeachment, 398
Forman, William S., election contest, 256
Forsythe, John, right of to seat in the

House, 51
Ft. Atkinson Reserve, preemption rights on,

142
Ft. Brooks, grant of, petitions, 146
Ft. Brow, Tex., 265
Ft. Brown Military Reservation, 250

[graphic]

Ft. Caroline, St. Johns Bluff, Fla., national

monument, petitions, 432
Ft. Independence, telegraph to Pacific from,

petitions, 124
Ft. Jefferson, to strengthen, 150
Ft. Jessup, La., 178
Ft. Laramie, telegraph line to, petitions, 146
Ft. Leavenworth, Kans., Southern Indian Super-

intendency at, accounts of, 170
Ft. Mifflin, connection with the mainland, 118
Ft. Peck Dam, power and water at, petitions,

425
Ft. Peck Indian Reservation, Mont., petitions,

323
Ft. Recovery, resolution relating to road

near, 23
Ft. Ridgley, outrages committed by soldiers

at, 150
Ft. Smith Military Reservation, Ark., 213
Ft. Sullivan, Maine, military reservation at,

235
Ft. Taylor, to strengthen, 150
Ft. Vancouver, removal of military depot, 184
Ft. Wadsworth, sale of beer at, petitions, 283
Ft. Walla Walla, disposition of lands at,

petitions, 335
Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Land district at, to abolish, petitions, 106

Road between Cincinnati and, resolution, 23
Ft. Yuma Military Reservation, sale of, 212
Forts and fortifications
Appropriations for, 241, 249, 255, 277, 278,

286, 293, 300, 306, 312, 318, 329, 337,

34, 351
Petitions, 275
Legislation concerning, 263
Naning of certain, petitions, 349
Various, 48, 52, 81, 102, 108, 118

Petitions, 22, 99, 105, 110
See also Defenses, Fortifications under

Rivers and harbors, and National defense.
Fortune tellers, advertisements of, petitions,

France--Continued

Importation of American hog products by, 233
Imprisonment of J. L. Waller by, petitions,

283
Reciprocity treaties with, petitions, 297
Relations with, 13, 142

Petitions, 29
Retaliatory legislation against, petitions,

238
Seizure of American vessel by, 149

Telegraph communications with, 184
Franchises to aliens, to prohibit, petitions,

276
Frank, Henry, election contest, 375
Frank, Nathan, election contest, 249
Frankfort, Ky., road from Columbus, Ohio, to,

petitions, 83
Frankfort Arsenal, petitions, 349
Franking privilege
Abolition of, petitions, 99, 105, 165, 173,

186, 187
Abuses of, inquiry, 222
Act concerning, amendment of, 163
Rights of Members in exercising, 185
Various, 103, 185

Petitions, 78, 115, 120, 146, 361
Franklin, Mo., removal of certain public

buildings in, petitions, 63
Fraternal orders
Publications of, 332

Petitions, 335
Regulation of, petitions, 283
Frauds, bill concerning, petitions, 326. See

also "Blue Sky" legislation.
Frauds in the Pay Department, Select Commit-

tee on, 179
Frauds in watches, 186

Petitions, 348
Frauds on the Government, 179, 186

Petitions, 208
Frederick, Benjamin T., election contest, 233
Free list, tariff, 289
Free trade, petitions, 124
Freedmen
Affairs of in the various States, 176

Civil and legal rights of, 170
Freedmen's Affairs, Committee on

Administration of, 176
Petitions referred to, 173, 180, 193

Records of, 169, 176, 190
Freedmen's Bank Building, 228
Freedmen's Bureau

Continuation of, petitions, 180

Report on, 191
Freedmen's Hospital, 196
Freedmen's Savings and Trust Co.

Deposits in, to secure, petitions, 224
Investigation of, 207
Various, 176

Petitions, 333
Freedom

Abridgment of, petitions, 355

Civil and intellectual, petitions, 438
Freeman, Chapman, election contests, 204, 211

335

Forty-four hour week for labor, petitions, 367
Foster, Henry, election contest, 155
Foundation of the Extension of the Capitol,

Select Committee on, 123
Foundry, establishment of national, 87, 98,

150
Petitions, 89, 94, 110, 145, 1116, 152
"Four Cases of Lastings," case of, 220
Fourth National Bank of Philadelphia, 189
Fowler, Alexander, clain, petitions, 14
Fowler, John E., election contest, 301
Fowler, Theodosius, resolution, 16
Fox, William C., election contest, 400
Fox Indians, affairs of, 177
Fox River, payment of damages resulting from

improvement of, petitions, 245
Foy, John, petitions of, 73
France

American cable companies in, petitions, 372
Colored troops of, use of in Germany, peti-

tions, 366

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