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(27A-D18.6); various subjects (27A-118.7); and the New York Customhouse

investigation (27A-118.&). Arranged by subject. Committee on Public Lands: claims (27A-D19.1), arranged alphabetically;

and various subjects (274-519.2), arranged chronologically. For docket,

see entry 208. Committee on Revolutionary Claims: claims (27A-D20.1), arranged alphabeti

cally; and lists of claims reported unfavorably by the committee (27A

D20.2), arranged chronologically. There is also a docket volume. Comunittee on Revolutionary Pensions: claims (27A-D21.l), arranged alpha

betically. For docket, see entry 293. Cormittee on Roads and Canals: various subjects (27A-D22.1), arranged

chronologically. Committee on the Territories: various subjects (27A-D23.1), arranged

chronologically. There is also a docket volune (27A-D23.2). Conmittee on V.ays and Means: civil and diplomatic appropriations (27A

D24.1); claims (27A-D24.2); clerks and other officers in the Government
(271-D24.3); plan of an exchequer (274-D24.4); and various subjects
(27A-D24.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 274-

D24.2, which is arranged alphabetically.
Select committees: amendments to the Constitution of the United States

(27A-D25.1); coast survey (27A-D25.2); finance and the currency (271-
D25.3); finishing and furnishing the New York Customhouse (27A-D25.4).
national foundry (27A-D25.5); removal of H. H. Sylvester from his clerk -
ship in the Pension Office (274-D25.6); retrenchment (27A-D25.7); steam
engines (274-D25.8); Virginia bounty land claims (27A-D25.9); and var-

ious subjects (27A-D25.10). Arranged by subject. Committee of the whole House: For minutes, see entry 307.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES. 13 vols. 5 ft.

324 Annual messages, with pertinent docurents, 1841 and 1842; messages suggesting legislation or submitting specific information or documents; and messages transmitting reports and communications from executive departments (27A-E1). Arranged chronologically.

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE. 26 vols. 9 ft. 325

Reports and communications from the Secretary of State (27A-FI), the Secretary of the Treasury (27A-F2), the Treasurer of the United States (27A-F3), the Secretary of War (27A-F4), the Secretary of the Navy (27A-15), the Postmaster General (27A-F6), and others (27A-F7). Arranged chronologically within each group.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISL TURIES, AND RELATED
DOCUMENTS WHICH YERE REFERRED TO COMMITTEES. 31 ft.

326 Grouped by specified committees listed belovi, thereunder by subject.. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group, unless otherwise indicated. Coinmittee on Accounts: relief of the widow of Representative Dimock (27A

Gl.l). Committee on agriculture: various subjects (27A-G2.1). Comittee on Claims: various subjects (274-63.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner.

Committee on Commerce: beacons, buoys, lighthouses, and spindles (274

G4.1); breakwaters and piers (27A-G4.2); claims (274-64.3), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; customhouses (27A-G4.4); harbors and bays (27A-G4.5); marine hospitals (27A-G4.6); duty on tonnage (27A-G4.7); ports of entry and collection districts (27A-G4.8); rivers and creeks

(27A-G4.9); and various subjects (27A-G4.10). Committee on the District of Columbia: banks (27A-G5.1); bridge across

the Eastern Branch of the Potomac (27A-G5.2); and various subjects 1 (27A-G5.3). Committee on Elections: various subjects (27A-G6.1). Committee on Foreign Affairs: a congress of nations to settle interna

tional disputes (274-67.1); American prisoners at Van Diemen's Land, South Australia (27A-G7.2); annexation of Texas (27A-G7.3); claims (27A-G7.4), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; recognition of Haiti

(27A-G7.5); and various subjects (27A-G7.6). Comittee on Indian Affairs: Seneca treaty for the sale of their lands

(27A-G8.1) and various subjects (27A-G8.2). Committee on Invalid Pensions: various subjects (274-09.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on the Judiciary: claims (27A-G10.2), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; establishment of new judicial districts (27A-G10.2); general bankruptcy law (27A-G10.3); holding both terms of the circuit and district courts of the United States for Ohio at Columbus (27AGl0.4); increasing salaries of district judges (27A-G10.5); removal of the district court of the United States from Wytheville to Abingdon,

Va. (27A-G10.6); slavery (27A-G10.7); and various subjects (27A-G10.8). Com:ittee on lanufactures: duty on boots, shoes, and leather (27A-G11.1);

duty on iron (274-Gll.2); duty on jewelry (27A-G11.3); duty on other

items (27A-Gll.4); tariff, general (27A-G11.5). Committee on Military Affairs: claims (27A-G12.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; defense and fortifications (27A-G12.2); and various sub

jects (27A-G12.3). Committee on the Militia: various subjects (27A-G13.1). Committee on Naval Affairs: abolition of liquor ration in the Army and

Navy (27A-G1/4.1); claims (27A-G14.2), arranged alphabetically by peti• tioner; and various subjects (27A-G14.3). Committee on Patents: various subjects (27A-G15.1). Committee on the Post Office and post Roads: abolition of the franking

privilege and reduction of postage (27A-G16.1); claims (27A-G16.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; mail routes (27A-G16.3); Sunday

mails (27A-G16.4); and various subjects (27A-G16.5). Comunittee on Private Land Claims: various subjects (274-G17.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: various subjects (27A-G18.1). Committee on Public Expenditures: various subjects (27A-G19.1). Committee on Public Lands: claims (27A-G20.1), arranged alphabetically by

petitioner; land grants for various purposes (27A-G20.2); land offices

and land districts (27A-G20.3); and various subjects (27A-G20.4). Committee on Revolutionary Claims: various subjects (27A-G21.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner.

dy by petitioner (27A-G16.1). Ition of the e

(27A-G16.

Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: various subjects (274-G22.1), ar

ranged alphabetically by petitioner,
Committee on Roads and Canals: various subjects (274-G23.1).
Coromittee on the Territories: various subjects (27A-G24.1).
Committee on liays and Mueans: breakwaters, lighthouses, and piers (27A-

G25.1); claims (274-G25.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; currency (274-G25.3); duties on various commodities (274-G25.4); harbors

(27A-G25.5); and various subjects (27A-G25.5). Select committees: currency (27A-126.1); issuance of $200,000,000 Govern

ment stocks to relieve indebted States (27A-G26.2); longitude (274G26.3); retrenchment and reform (274-626.4); steam boilers and steamboats (274-G26.5); and various subjects (27A-G26.6).

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATS LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED
DOCUMENTS WHICH LERE TALLED OR "NOT PRESENTED." 4 ft.

327 Grouped by subject as follows: admission of Florida and Texas into the Union (27A-42.1); claims (27A-H1.2); general bankruptcy law (276-41.3); national bank (27A-H1.4); protective tariff (274-H1.5); repeal of House standing rule 21 forbidding the receipt of petitions, mernorials, resolutions, or other papers, asking for the abolition of slavery, etc. (27AH1.6); slavery (274-H1.7); various subjects (2'7A-H1.8); and petitions "not presented" (274-41.9). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 274-H1.2, which is arranged alphabetically, and 27A-H1.9, which is arranged by State,

ELECTION RECORDS. 6 in.

328 Credentials of Representatives and Delegates (27A-J!), arranged alphabetically by State or Territory.

329

OTHER RECORDS. 6 in.

Three volumes of roll calls (276-K1), arranged chronologically; and various other papers (27A-K2), arranged alphabetically.

Records of the Office of the Clerk

RECORD BOOKS. 12 vols. 1 ft.

330 Bill book of House and Senate bills and resolutions (27C-Al); rough petition book (270-12); record of "petitions and other papers delivered from the Office of the Clerk," 27th Congress, 1st session, to 29th Congress, 1st session (2'7C-A3); record of orders of the day (27C-A4); membership of House committees, 27th and 28th Congresses (270-45); register of committee reports (27C-16); record of reports, by orizin, made to the House (270-A7); register of reports and comun unications from the executive departments (270-AS); record of engrossment of House bills and resolutions (27C-A9); and partial list of weinbers of the House, 1789-1941 (27C-A10). For record of private bills "enrolled but not passed," see entry 301; and for a list of appropriations made, and accounts of expenditures of the Clerk's Office, see entry 316.

331

RECORDS OF COMMITTEE REPORTS. 1 vol. 3 in.

Transcribed and printed reports of the Committee on Claims, 27th Congress,

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3 à session, to 28th Congress, 1st session (27C-31), arranged chronologically. For other reports of the Committee on Claims, see entry 317. For reports of the Committee on the District of Colunbia, see entry 94; the Committee on the Territories, entry 217; the Committee on Elections, entry 247; the Comnittee on the Judiciary, the Connittee on Naval Affairs, and the Comittee on Public Lunds, entry 274; the Comnittee on Military Affairs and the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, entry 288; the Committee on Indian Affairs and the Committee on liays and Means, entry 302; the Committee on Invalid Pensions, the Committee on Private Land claims, and the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, entry 317.

332

OTHER RECORDS. 6 in.

Letters addressed to the Clerk (276-Cl), arranged chronologically; and canceled checks of the Clerk (27C-C2), arringed nunerically. For letter book of Clerk's outgoing correspondence, see entry 289.

INDEX. 1 vol. 1 in.

Subject index to speeches made by Members of the House (270-D].).

333

TY.ENTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, 1843-45

First Session, December 4, 1843-June 17, 1844
Second Session, December 2, 1844-March 3, 1845

Records of Legislative Proceedings
MINUTE BOOK AND JOURNAIS. 4 vols. i ft.
Minute book, Ist and 2d sessions (281-Al); and legislative journal,

3 session (28A-A2) and 2d session (28A-A3).

334

332

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 6 ft.

Original House bills and bills upon which further action was taken (28AB2); original House joint resolutions and joint resolutions upon which further action was taken (28A-B2); House simple resolutions, motions, and orders (2SA-B3); and 2 volunes of engrossed House bills and resolutions (28AB4). Arranged numerically within each group, except 28A-B3, which is arranged chronologically.

BILLS ORIGINATING IN THE SENATS AND CONSIDER 3D IN THE HOUSE. 2 in. 336

Senate bills, 1st session (28A-Cl) and 2d session (28A-C2). Arranged nunerically within each group.

COLGAITTEE REPORTS AND PAPERS. 15 ft.

337 Records of the following committees, relating to the subjects listed or consisting of the kinds of docwnents specified: Committee on Accounts: various subjects (28A-D)..l), arranged chronologi

cally. For minutes, see entry 323. Connittee on Agriculture: various subjects (281-D2.1), arranged chrono

logically.

Comittee on Claims: claims (284-D3.1), arranged alphabetically. There is

also an index to actions by the committee (28A-D3.2). For letter book,

see entry 293; index to letter book, entry 279; and docket, entry 323. Comunittee on Commerce: correspondence of Representative Preston King (28A

D4.1); customhouses (28A-D4.2); lighthouses, buoys, and other aids to navigation (28A-D4.3); State canal from Chicago to the Illinois River (28A-D4.4); and various subjects (28A-D4.5). Arranged chronologically within each group. There is also a dock et volume, 28th Congress, 2d

session, to 29th Congress, 2d session (2A-14.5). Comiittee on the District of Columbia: Bank of Potomac (28A-D5.1); gen

eral fund of the city (28A-D5.2); improvement of Pennsylvania Avenue (28A-D5.3); and various subjects (28A-D5.4). Arranged chronologically within each group. There is also a docket volune (294-05.5). For min

utes, see entry 323. Cornnittee on Elections: contested election cases of John M. Botts v.

John Vi. Jones, Virginia (28A-D6.1), and william L. Goggin v. Thomas W. Gilmer, Virginia (28.-16.2); and various subjects (28A-D6.3). Arranged

by subject. Comunittee on Engraving: various subjects (2' A-D7.1), arranged by subject. Committee on Expenditures in the Navy Department: a report on the con

tracts entered into by James C. Zabriskie for furnishing live oak tim

ber to the Navy (28A-D2.1). Comittee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department: a report on the

misapplication of the contingent fund for the Post Office Department

(28A-D9.1). Comnittee on Expenditures on the Public Buildings: a report of funds drawn

and expended by the Commissioner of Public Buildings (28A-D10.1). Committee on Expenditures in the State Department: a report on the ex

penditure of the contingent appropriations of the State Department

(28h-Dll.l). Comittee on Foreign Affairs: French spoliations (28A-D12.1) and various

subjects (28h-D12.2). Arranged chronolovically within each group. There is also a combination docket and minute book, 28th Congress, 1st

session, to 29th Congress, 2d session (28A-D12.3). Committee on Indian Affairs: admission of Chippewas and Ottawas in Michi

gan to citizenship (28A-D23.1); claims under the Cherokee treaty of 1835-36 (221-113.2); and various subjects (28A-D13.3). Arranged chronologically within each group. There is also a docket volume, 28th Con

gress, 1st session, to 29th Congress, 1st session (29A-D13.4). Committee on Invalid Pensions: claims (284-114.1), arranged alphabetically. Committee on the Judiciary: various subjects (28A-015.1), arranged chrono

logicülly. There is also a docket volune, 28th Congress, 1st session,

to 29 th Congress, 1st session (2EA-D15.2). Committee on Manufactures: various subjects (2EA-D1.5.1), arranged chrono

logically. For docket and minutes, see entry 266. Committee on military Affairs: armories anit fortifications (284-117.1)

and various subjects (281-017.2). Arranged chronologically within each group. There is also a dock ut volume, 28th Congress, 1st session, to

29th Congress, 2d session (20.-D1.7.3). Committee on the ilitia: a report on Samuel Colt's waterproof cartridges

(28h-11.1).

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