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Van Ness, John P.--Continued

Impeachment, 41
Van Rensselear, Henry, election contest, 13
Van Rens selear, Nancy, claim, 157
Varnish, tax on, petitions, 217
Vatican, withdrawal of diplomatic represen-

tation, 176
Vegetable fiber and products, tariff or tax,

petitions, 247
Vehicles

Military, petitions, 145

Regulation of certain, petitions, 366
Venable, E. C., election contest, 256
Venereal Disease Control Act, petitions, 419
Venezuela

Awards, 184
Boundary dispute of, petitions, 283
Claims of, 211
Relations with, 190

Various, 204
Ventilating the Hall of the House of Represent-

atives, Select Committee on, 214
Ventilation and Acoustics of the Hall of the

House of Representatives, Committee

(select and standing), 237, 267, 274
Vermillion salt springs, 67
Vermont, election contest, 42
Verree, John, election contest, 155
Vessels
American

Fees collected from, 227
Flour exported in, bounty, petitions, 261
Registry for certain, 310
Sailing, discriminations against, peti-

tions, 310
Seizure of, 149
Trade in, promotion, petitions, 290
Transportation of Irish relief food in,

petitions, llo
Armed or belligerent

Clearance, 19
Northwest coastal, 137
Sailings, 352

Petitions, 354
Basin for

Fresh water for naval, 170

Testing, 235
Building of, petitions, 167
Cargo of, 127
Coastwise, 346

Petitions, 134
Conveyances of, to amend act for recording,

175
Crews and officers, petitions, 325
De relict, petitions, 309, 310
Discriminatory duties against certain, 56
Engaged in submarine work, warning signals

for, petitions, 348
Engineers, petitions, 341
Foreign, deserters from, 128
Foreign-built, purchase and registry of, 210

Petitions, 245, 247, 276, 348
Gross receipts of, to repeal tax on, peti-

tions, 166

Vessels--Continued

Inland, licenses for residents on, 256
Ironclads
Contractors for building, 163

Shipyard, petitions, 246
Lake, 346
Laws concerning, 162, 175

Petitions, 124, 138
Life and property aboard, security for,

176, 183
Life-saving equipment, 128

Petitions, 342
Light. See Lightboats.
Load line of, 257
Mail, 130, 137

Petitions, 221, 125, 139, 145
Mail-carrying lines, subsidization, peti-

tions, 216
Materials for Panama Canal, to carry in,

petitions, 324, 325
Merchant

Apprenticeship on, petitions, 138
Armed, clearance of, 19
Ownership and operation, petitions, 348

Various, petitions, 252
Names, changing of, petitions, 145
Naval

Collision of, claims arising from, 338
Construction of, petitions, 298, 304

Fresh-water basin for, 170
Outrage to certain, 142
Passengers, safety and security of lives,

136, 142
Petitions, 120
Personnel, licensing of certain, petitions,

215
Pilots, petitions, 341
Propellers, method of attaching, 136
Receipts of, taxation, petitions, 166
Registration, 169, 210, 257

Petitions, 145, 172, 245, 247
Safety aboard, petitions, 260, 334
Safety devices for, petitions, 138
Sale and repair of various, 287
Seizure and forfeiture of certain, peti-

tions, 224
Sinking of, device to prevent, petitions, 383
Small, passage under bridges, 203
Spanish, duties against, 176
Steam. See Steamboats.
Subsidies for, 295, 301

Petitions, 304, 325
Taxes on certain, refund, petitions, 245
Tonnage

Admeasurement of, petitions, 165
Bill concerning, 260
Reduction of American, 186

Petitions, 187
War. See Warships.
Warning signals for, petitions, 348
Wrecked in San Francisco Bay, 128
Various, 265

Petitions, 167, 215, 217, 223, 238, 268
See also Boats.

Vestal, Albert H., election contest, 395
Veterans
Adjusted compensation for. See Adjusted

compensation.
Affairs of, petitions, 437
Benefits for, petitions, 366, 396, 402, 403,

438. See also Adjusted compensation.
China Relief Expedition, pension for, peti-

tions, 355, 388
Civil service preference for, petitions, 291
Civil War. See Veterans and dependents

under Civil War.
Claims. See Military and Naval under Claims.
Confederate pensions, petitions, 355
Deaf, petitions, 341
Disabled or superannuated
Benefits, petitions, 30, 201, 246, 373,

396, 402, 403
Furloughs for certain, 253
Home for, 364

Petitions, 298
Hospitals for, petitions, 367, 373
Pensions for, petitions, 194, 240, 253,

324. See also Invalid Pensions

Committee.
Rehabilitation, petitions, 432
Homes. See Soldiers' homes.
Hospitalization, petitions, 334
Hospitals. See under Hospitals.
Loans, petitions, 388
Maimed, petitions, 341
Mexican War. See Mexican War.
Pensions for. See Pensions.
Philippine Insurrection. See Philippine

Insurrection.
Preference for, petitions, 291, 387, 438
Rations for certain, commutation, 314
Readjustment of certain, petitions, 432
Retired. See under Military and naval

personnel.
Revolutionary War. See Revolutionary War.
Spanish American. See under Spanish American

War.
State laws concerning

Compilation of, 436

Relief, 407, 412
War of 1812. See War of 1812.
Welfare, petitions, 240
Widows and children of certain deceased,

petitions, 421
World War I, citizenship for certain, 413
World War II, readjustment, petitions, 432

Various, petitions, 341
Veterans Administration
Case files loaned to, receipts for, 407,

412, 418
Hospitals of, 409
Operation of, petitions, 438

Various, 424
Veterans Bureau, petitions, 372
Veterinary surgeons, Army rank of, petitions,

Vice consuls. See Consuls, vice consuls, and

consulates.
Vice President
Election of
Direct vote, to amend Constitution con-

cerning, petitions, 173
Joint resolution concerning, 18

Various, petitions, 139, 173
Electors for, certificates of ascertain-

ment, 299
Vicksburg, Miss., Civil War semicentennial

and veterans' encampment at, petitions, 347
Vicksburg National Military Park, reunion of

veterans, petitions, 349
Vinegar
Alcoholic spirits for, 214, 229

Petitions, 231
Taxation of, petitions, 187, 201, 217, 224,

240, 247
Virgin Islands, 381, 391, 395, 400, 4:06, 412,

427, 423
Virginia

Bounty land warrants, 98
Claims

Bounty land, 98
Federal building erection, 234
Payment of certain, 87
Revolutionary, memorial concerning, 744
Contested elections, 14, 15, 20, 29, 31,

34, 39, 51, 66, 71, 97, 102, 155, 190,
198, 211, 227, 233, 234, 242, 256,
271, 279, 286, 294, 300, 301, 330,

370, 371
Counties of, annexation by West Virginia,

petitions, 173
District court for western, report by clerk

of, 128
Freedmen's affairs in, 176
Mail routes, petitions, 29
Members from, challenge of seats of certain,

435
Military land warrants, 114
Militia, reorganization of, petitions, 216
Political disabilities, removal, petitions,

180
Reconstruction in, petitions, 180
Retrocession of Alexandria to, 108

Petitions, 110
Virginia City, Nev., land limits of, peti-

tions, 160
Visas, petitions, 372
Vivi section, 289

Petitions, 297
Vocational education, 358

Petitions, 347, 353, 354, 407
Vocations, taxation, 179
Volstead Act, modification, petitions, 397
Wabash and Erie Canal, completion, petitions,

105, 106
Wabash and Ohio Canal, ship channel in bed of,

petitions, 224
Wabash River, navigation of, petitions, 105
Waddill, Edmund, election contest, 256

291

Vice, commercialized, petitions, 425

Wages and hours, petitions, 367, 413, 438
Wagoner, G. C. R., election contest, 301
Wagons, departmental use of, inquiry into, 233
Walcott, Oliver, method of keeping Treasury

accounts, 13
Wales, Prince of, published reward for body

of, 234
Walfley, Lewis, petition of, 328
Walker, Isham, mail carrying plan, petitions,

132
Walker, James A., election contests, 294, 301
Walker, Capt. Jonathan, imprisonment, peti-

tions, 104
Walker, William and followers, activities of,

142, 143
Wallace, Alexander S., election contests,

183, 190
Wallace, Jonathan H., election contest, 234
Waller, J. L., imprisonment, petitions, 283
Walls, Josiah T., election contests, 190, 204
Waln, S. Morris, relief, 123
Walsh, James J., election contest, 279
Walsh, Mike, seating of, petitions, 130, 134
Walter B. Patterson School, play ground for,

428
Walters, A. H., election contest, 380
Wangooshance, Mich., lighthouse at, 169
War
Activities of, effect on educational

institutions, 435
Opposition to, memorials, 30
Referendum on, petitions, 354, 408, 420
See also Civil War, Mexican War, Prisoners

of War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812,

and World wars.
War, Secretary of
Conduct of John C. Calhoun as, investiga-

tion, 58
Connection with "Galphin Claim," investi-

gation, 119
Reports and communications from. See

Reports and communications submitted
to the House under all Congresses
from the 1st through the 36th. For
later reports and communications,
see the bound volumes of original

documents.
Record of Transcribed, 11, 14, 17, 34,

42, 46
War agencies, confidential papers of, 357
War Claims Committee
Papers to accompany bills and resolutions

referred to See Accompanying papers
under all Congresses from the 58th

through the 79th.
Petitions referred to, 208, 216, 224, 230,

239, 247, 253, 310, 327
Records of, 192, 200, 213, 216, 221, 228,

244, 251, 258, 267, 282, 308, 340,

346, 407, 412, 418, 430
War debts, settlement, petitions, 397
War Department

Accounts of, 43, 47, 71, 257, 319, 330,

War Department--Continued
Appropriations and expenditures, 35, 57,

62, 67, 87, 92, 103, 109, 114, 119,
123, 129, 151, 157, 164, 168, 172, 175,
182, 186, 189, 196, 203, 210, 212, 219,
226, 233, 241, 242, 352, 365, 386. See
also Expenditures in the War Department,

Committee on.
Petitions, 348
Complaint of Major Larrabee against, 56
Contracts of, 249, 257, 365
Employees, list of, 200
Employment in, 81
Investigations of, 365, 400
Mi smanagement, petitions, 165
Nonmilitary personnel in, 128
Officers, report on accounts of, 345
Property in possession of, 198
Publications of, 199
Records of, disposition of certain, 250
Salaries paid by, 81, 242
Signal office of, 232
Transfer of certain Indian matters to, 202,

211
See also Armed services and Army.
War Finance Corporation, reports of, 380
War of 1812
Contingent expenses incurred in, clain for,

petitions, 327
Reimbursement of Maryland for expenses

incurred in, 129
Soldiers and survivors of

Claims, 211
Lands or pensions for, 192, 194
Petitions, 125, 126, 131, 133, 134,

152, 160, 173, 180, 187, 194, 216
War risk insurance, petitions, 366, 372
War Risk Insurance Act, petitions, 409
War Risk Insurance Bureau, records, 363

War steamers," 109
War workers

Housing, 359

Injured, compensation, petitions, 431
Ward, Thomas J., election contest, 86
Ward, William J., election contest, 286
Warden, Philadelphia, Pa., 183
Warehouses

Bonded, petitions, 180
Quarantine, 136, 169
System for collecting duties, petitions,

104
Various, 61

Petitions, 138
Warehousing system, 244
Warmoth, Henry C., election contests, 319,

330
Warner, Caleb, relief, 150
Warning signals for vessels, petitions, 348
Warrant officers, pay of, petitions, 383
Warrants, land. See under Lands.
Warships
Construction and design, 243, 280

Petitions, 298, 304, 316, 326, 334, 342

345

Washington, George
Birthday

Celebration, petitions, 160

National holiday on, petitions, 253
Equestrian statue of, 128
Monument to, petitions, 45

Works of, petitions, 79
Washington and Georgetown Railroad Co.,

charter, petitions, 193
Washington and Maryland Railroad Co., peti-

tions, 180
Washington Aqueduct Office
Chief engineer and general superintendent

of, misconduct, 163
Supervising architect, charges against, 175

Various, 129, 136, 156, 176, 178, 183
Washington Canal, 155, 178, 183
Washington Canal Co., 56

Petitions, 45
Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad

Co., 197
Washington City Young Men's Christian Associ-

ation, incorporation, petitions, 131
Washington College, establi shment, petitions,

29

Warships--Continued

Ironclads
Contractors for building, 163

Shipyards for, petitions, 246
Naming of certain, petitions, 360

See also Armed or belligerent under Vessels.
Washburn, c. C., correspondence of, 182
Washburn, Revel, election contest, 66
Washburne, E. B., correspondence addressed to,

175
Washington

Administrative officials of,
Admission of, petitions, 253
Development problems in, petitions, 326
Geological survey of, 129
Indian wars in, expenditures for, 137
Indians in, petitions, 323
Mail routes in, petitions, 159
Territory of, government problems, peti-

tions, 253
Various, 200, 332
Washington, Bank of. See Bank of Washington.
Washington, D. C.

Additional land for, petitions, 131
Beautification and improvement, petitions,

323, 349
Bridge across the Potomac River at, 77, 320
Buildings in, purchase, 123
Charter of, to amend, 39
Colored schools il, report on, 176
Federal buildings in, claims of certain

States for erecting, 234
First meridian for the United States at,

to establish, petitions, w
Garrison troops in vicinity of, 177
General fund of, 102
Harbor at, 189

Plan for improving, petitions, 131
Indian museum and memorial, petitions, 342
Judiciary Square, hospitals in, petitions,
Medical Congress at, 265

Petitions, 245
Memorials and monuments, 364
Peace conference in, petitions, 230
Pennsylvania Avenue, improvement, 76, 102

Petitions, 104
Physicians in, petitions from, 79
Police, appropriation for, 168
Post office, 192, 281, 322
Public grounds in, improvement, 206
Public parks for, petitions, 173
Railroad between New York City and, 164

Petitions, 125, 166, 167
Railways in. See under District of

Columbia.
Site for World's Fair at, petitions, 262
Streets in. See Roads and streets under

District of Columbia.
Success of enemy against, 32
1. •mperance in, 128
Water supply, 128

titions, 125, 130, 131
See also District of Columbia and George-

town, D. C.

Washington Humane Society, petitions, 330
Washington Infirmary, 148
Washington Market, 182, 211, 213
Washington Monument, Select Committee on,

193, 200
Washington National Monument, 130, 148, 191,

193, 200, 203, 219, 226, 233, 242
Petitions, 133, 193
Washington National Monument, Select Committee

on
Petitions referred to, 133

Records of, 130
Washington National Monument Commission,

Joint, 219
Washington Navy Yard, pay at, petitions, 159,

173
Washington Railway and Electric Co., 34444
Washington Treaty, abrogation of fishing

article, petitions, 215
Wasielewski, Thaddeus F., election contest,

428
Wasson, Rezin B., election contest, 264
Watches

Cases for, regulation, petitions, 324
Frauds relating to foreign, 186
Tax on certain, petitions, 342

Various, petitions, 187
Watchmen at Capitol, salaries of, 163
Water mail, 178, 191
Water power, 320

Petitions, 348, 355, 372
Water Power, Select Committee on
Papers to accompany bills and resolutions

referred to, 363
Petitions referred to, 367

Records of, 359, 365
Water problems, petitions, 432
Water resources, petitions, 326, 382
Water rights, 307

Wells, Fargo, and Co.

Letter service, discontinuance, petitions,

223

Water-Witch (vessel), outrage to, 142
Waterfalls, 308
Waters
Damming or bridging of navigable, petitions,

354, 360
Inland, improvement, petitions, 106. See

also Rivers and harbors and Canals.
Waterways

Examination and survey, 412
Inland, petitions, 298, 414. See also

Waters, above.
Intercoastal, petitions, 432

Northwestern, 244
Waterwheels.See Hydraulic power.
Watrous, John T., impeachment, 140, 147, 153
Watson, Albert L., impeachment, 433
Watson, Thomas E., election contest, 279
Watson, Tom, election contest, 272
Waukegan, Ill., life-saving station at, peti-

tions, 223
Wayne, Anthony, commemoration, petitions, 325
Ways and Means Committee

Administration of, 178
Appointments to, 185
Chairman of, correspondence, 172
Discrete papers of, 186
Papers to accompany bills and resolutions

referred to. See Accompanying papers
under all Congresses from the 58th

through the 79th except the 64th.
Petitions referred to. See Petitions and

memorials under all Congresses beginning

with the oth.
Records of. See Committee reports and

papers under all Congresses from the
10th through the 36th and Committee
papers under all Congresses from the

37th through the 79th.
Reports, record of transcribed, 14, 21, 60,

Mail contract with, 178
West, railways and transportation in the, 171
West Indies

Danish, purchase of, 302
Trade with British coloni es in, 97
Windward, increased mail facilities, peti-

tions, 132
West Point Military Academy

Abolition of, petitions, 105
Appointments to, sales, 184
Appropriations for, 123, 189
Cadets, abuses against, petitions, 45
Competitive examinations and promotions at,

opinion concerning, 163
German professorship at, petitions, 159

Various, 43, 57
West Virginia

Admission of, petitions, 158
Annexation of Virginia counties by, peti-

tions, 173
Election contests, 198, 256, 338, 386
Political disabilities, removal, petitions,

180
Railroads in, 337
Western Cherokee Indians, union with Eastern,

184
Western Emi gration Society, to enable it to

take advantage of the homestead law,

petitions, 215
Western Farm and Village Association of New

York, land grants for members, petitions,

126
Western Hemisphere

Free trade among nations of, 233
Inmigration quotas for certain countries of,

petitions, 392
Western North Carolina Railroad, completion,

petitions, 201
Western Pacific area, exportation of liquor

to, petitions, 254
Western Pacific Railroad, 185
Western territory, construction of roads in,

petitions, 166
Western Union Railroad Co., 236
Western Union Telegraph Co., investigation of,

198
Wetmore, H. C., representative for mining

district, 149
Weymouth, Mass., canal route to, 57
Whaley, Richard S., election contests, 345,

351
Wharves, 86

Petitions, 110, 138
Whatley, Martin W., election contest, 27
Wheat

Canadian, repeal of taxes on, petitions, 83
Embargo on export, petitions, 347, 354
Marketing quota law, petitions, 425
Penalty refund, petitions, 431
Prices, petitions, 267, 359, 365
Substitutes, petitions, 359

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Wea Indians, 250
Weather, 352

Petitions, 237
Weather Bureau, petitions, 259, 267
Weather service, 189

Petitions, 237
Weaver, James B., election contest, 242
Weaver, Zebulon, election contest, 358
Webb, Edwin Y., election contest, 330
Webb, Capt. Stephen H., case of, 97
Weber, Charles H., election contest, 400
Weeds, control and eradication, petitions, 413
Weehawken, N. J., bridge between New York City

and, petitions, 408
Wefald, Knud, election contest, 386
Weights and measures, petitions, 79, 200, 238,

341
Welfare, petitions, 420, 438
Welland Canal, 183
Weller, R. H., election contest, 375
Wells, David A., report by, petitions, 187
Wells, Eliza, extension of patent of, 199
Wells, Henry A., to extend patent of, peti-

tions, 201

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