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Secretary of the Treasury (30A-F2), the Treasurer of the United States (30A-F3), the Secretary of War (30A-F4), the Secretary of the Navy (30AF5), the Postmaster General (30A-F6), and others (30A-F7). Arranged chronologically within each group.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURDS, AND RELATED
DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE REFERRED TO COMMITTEES. 16 ft.

367 Grouped by specified committees listed below, thereunder by subject. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group, wless otherwise indicated. Committee on Accounts: various subjects (30A-G1,1). Committee on Agriculture: various subjects (30A-G2.1). Committee on Claims: claims (30A-G3.1), arranged alphabetically b; peti

tioner. Committee on Commerce: beacons, lighthouses, and other aids to navigation

(30A-G4.1); claims (30A-G4.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; customhouses (30A-G4.3); marine hospitals (30A-G4.4); ports of entry and collection districts (30A-G4.5); rivers and harbors (30A-G4.6); and

various subjects (30A-G4.7). Committee on the District of Columbia: slavery (30A-G5.1) and various

subjects (30A-G5.2). Committee on Foreign Affairs: claims (30A-G6.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; peace with Mexico (30A-G6.2); and various subjects (30A

G6.3). Committee on Indian Affairs: claims (30A-G7.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; and various subjects (30A-G7.2). Committee on Invalid Pensions: various subjects (30A-G8.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on the Judiciary: claims (30A-G9.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; slavery (30A-G9.2); and various subjects (30A-G9.3). Comnittee on Manufactures: various subjects (30A-G10.1). Committee on Mileage: various subjects (30A-Gll.l). Committee on Military Affairs: claims (30A-G12.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; peace with Mexico (30A-G12.2); protection of emigrants to California (30A-G12.3); purchase of Mount Vernoni estate by the Fed

eral Government (30A-G12.4); and various subjects (30A-G12.5). Committee on Naval Affairs: abolition of corporal punishment in the naval

and military services (30A-G13.1); claims (30A-G13.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; prohibition of intoxicating liquors on board vessels of the United States (30A-G13.3); and various subjects (30A

G13.4). Committee on Patents: amendment of the patent laws (30A-G14.1); investi

gation of the Patent Office (30A-G14.2); renewal of Jethro Wood's patent for the cast iron plow (30A-G14.3); Sickels' "cut off" for steam

boilers (30A-G14.4); and various subjects (30A-G14.5). Coromittee on the Post Office and post Roads: claims (30A-G15.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner; mail routes (30A-G15.2); postage and

franking privileges (30A-G15.3); and various subjects (30A-G15.4). Committee on Private Land Claims: claims (30A-G16.1), arranged alphabeti

cally by petitioner.

Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: various subjects (30A-G17.1).
Committee on Public Expenditures: various subjects (30A-G18.1).
Committee on Public Lands: claims (30A-G19.1), arranged alphabetically by

petitioner; free distribution of the public lands to nonlandholders
(30A-G19.2); land grants for various purposes (30A-G19.3); reduction of

the price of public lands (30A-G19.4); and various subjects (30A-G19.5). Committee on Revolutionary Claims: various subjects (30A-G20.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: various subjects (30A-G21.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Roads and Canals: building a road from lower Sandusky to the

Greenville treaty line (30A-G22.1); railroads (30A-G22.2); and various

subjects (30A-G22.3). Committee on the Territories: slavery (30A-G23.1) and various subjects

(30A-G23.2). Committee on Ways and Means: amendment of the revenue laws (30A-G24.1);

claims (30A-G24.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; and various

subjects (30A-G24.3). Select Committee on the Survey of Railroad Routes to the Pacific Ocean:

various subjects (30A-G25.1). Committee of the whole House: various subjects (30A-G26.1).

368

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED

DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE TABLED. 2 in.

Grouped by subject as follows: Jethro Woud's patent for a cast iron plow (30A-H2.1); railroad to the Pacific Ocean (30A-H1.2); and various subjects (30A-H1.3). Arranged chronologically within each group.

ELECTION RECORDS. 2 in.

369 Credentials of Representatives (30A-Jl), arranged alphabetically by State.

370

ORIGINALS OF PRINTED HOUSE MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS. 3 vols. i ft.

Original miscellaneous documents, Ist session (30A-K1) and 2d session (30A-K2). Arranged numerically within each group.

371

OTHER RECORDS. 3 vols. 4 in.

Two volumes of roll calls (30A-LI) and a volume of related computations (30A-L2). Arranged chronologically within each group.

Records of the Office of the Clerk

For transcribed or printed reports of the Committee on the Territories, see entry 217; the Committee on Military Affairs and the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, entry 288; the Committee on Indian Affairs and the Committee on Viays and Means, entry 302; the Committee on Private Land Claims and the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, entry 317; the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, the Committee on Public Lands, and the Committee on Roads and Canals, entry 345; and the Committee on Claims, the Committee on Elections, and the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, entry 359.

RECORD BOOKS. 9 vols. 10 in.

372 Bill book of House and Senate bills and resolutions (30C-A2); petition book (30C-A2); record of orders of the day (30C-A3); record of reports, by origin, made to the House (30C-A4); register of miscellaneous documents (30C-A5); register of printed documents (30C-A6); record of the distribution of printed laws (30C-A7); record of engrossment of House bills and resolutions (30C-A8); and newspaper book (30C-A9). For abstracts of appropriations and for membership of House committees, see entry 358.

OTHER RECORDS. 8 in.

373 Letters to the clerk, principally relating to the distribution of House documents and other publications (30C-B1), arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent; and memoranda relating to the withdrawal of records (30CB2), and bids and contracts for furnishing the House with stationery, wood, coal, and other items (30C-B3), arranged by subject. For letter book of outgoing correspondence, see entry 360.

THIRTY-FIRST CONGRESS, 1849-51

First Session, December 3, 1849-September 30, 1850

Second Session, December 2, 1850-March 3, 1851

Records of Legislative Proceedings

MINUTE BOOK AND JOURNALS. 7 vols. 2 ft.

374 Minute book, Ist and 2d sessions (31A-AI); legislative journal, Ist session (31A-A2) and 2d session (31A-A3); and a longhand index to the printed journal, 1st session (31A-A4).

375

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 1 ft.

Original House bills and bills upon which further action was taken (31ABl); original House joint resolutions and joint resolutions upon which further action was taken (31A-B2); and 2 volumes of engrossed House bills and resolutions (31A-B3). Arranged numerically within each group.

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BILLS ORIGINATING IN THE SENATE AND CONSIDERED IN THE HOUSE.

Senate bills (31A-cl), arranged numerically.

COMMITTEE REPORTS AND PAPERS. 7 ft.

377 Records of the following committees, relating to the subjects listed or consisting of the kinds of documents specified: Committee on Accounts: a volume of minutes, 31st Congress, 1st session,

to 33d Congress, 1st session (31A-D1.1); and a volume containing a compilation of administrative authorizations for the Clerk's Office and

other House officials, 1796-1841 (31A-D1.2). Committee on Agriculture: a report on the establishment of an Agricultural

Bureau (31A-D2.1). There is also a docket volume (31A-D2.2). Committee on Claims: claims (31A-D3.1), arranged alphabetically. There is

also a docket volume (31A-D3.2). For minutes, see entry 351; and letter book, entry 293.

Committee on Commerce: beacons, lighthouses, and other aids to navigation

(31A-D4.1); claims (31A-04.2); and various subjects (31A-14.3). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 31A-D4.2, which is

arranged alphabetically. Committee on the District of Columbia: various subjects (31A-D5.1), ar

ranged chronologically. Committee on Elections: the election case of Almon W. Babbitt, claiming

a seat as Delegate from the so-called State of Deseret (31A-D6.1); admission of either W. S. Messervy or Hugh N. Smith as Delegate from New Mexico Territory (31A-D6.2); and the contested election cases of John S. Littel v. John Robbins, Jr., Pennsylvania (31A-D6.3), Daniel F. Miller v. William Thompson, Iowa (31A-D6.4), and Jared Perkins v. George W. Morrison, New Hampshire (31A-D6.5). Arranged by subject. For minutes,

see entry 351. Committee on Foreign Affairs: claims (31A-D7.1); duties levied on wine

imported from Portugal (31A-D7.2); navigation of the St. Lawrence River (31A-17.3); and various subjects (31A-D7.4). Arranged chronologically

within each group, except 31A-D7.1, which is arranged alphabetically. Committee on Indian Affairs: claims (31A-D8.1); contract with H. M. Rice

for removing Winnebago Indians to Minnesota (31A-D8.2); regulating intercourse with Indian tribes (31A-18.3); and various subjects (31AD8.4). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 31A-D8.1,

which is arranged alphabetically. Committee on Invalid Pensions: claims (31A-19.1) , arranged alphabetically.

There is also a docket volume (31A-19.2). Committee on the Judiciary: various subjects (31A-D10.2), arranged chron

ologically. There is also a docket volume (31A-D10.2). Committee on Manufactures: a docket volume, 31st Congress, 1st session,

to 32d Congress, 1st session (31A-Dll.l). Committee on Military Affairs: claims (31A-D12.1); connecting Fort Mifflin

with the mainland by means of dykes (31A-512.2); fortifications at Dauphin Island and New Bedford (31A-D12.3); proposed site for an ordnance depot in Oregon (31A-D12.4); and various subjects (31A-D12.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 31A-D12.1, which is arranged

alphabetically. There is also a docket volume (31A-D12.6). Committee on Naval Affairs: claims (31A-013.1); establishment of an Amer

ican prime meridian (31A-113.2); removal of the wreck of the frigate
Missouri (31A-D13.3); surveys for railroad route from the Mississippi
Valley to the Pacific Ocean (31A-113.4); and various subjects (31A-
D13.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 31A-D13.1,

which is arranged alphabetically. Committee on Patents: extension and renewal of patents (31A-D14.1) and

various subjects (31A-024.2). Arranged chronologically within each

group. Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: claims (31A-015.1), arranged

alphabetically; and various subjects (31A-015.2), arranged chronologi

cally. There are also 2 docket volumes (31A-D15.3). Committee on Private Land Claims: various subjects (312-016.1), arranged

alphabetically. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: various subjects (31A-D17.1),

arranged chronologically.

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Committee on Public Lands : various subjects (31A-118.1), arranged chrono

logically. There is also a docket volume (314-118.2). Committee on Revolutionary Claims: claims (31A-D19.1), arranged alphabet

ically. There is also a docket volume (31A-019.2). Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: claims (31A-D20.1), arranged alpha

betically. There is also a docket volume (31A-D20.2). Committee on Roads and Canals: various subjects (31A-D21.1), arranged

chronologically. There is also a docket volume (31A-D21.2). Committee on Rules: a report on the rules of the House (31A-D22.1). Committee on the Territories: various subjects (31A-D23.1), arranged

chronologically. There is also a docket volume (316-023.2). Committee on Ways and Means: creation of the office of Assistant Secre

tary of State (31A-D24.1); estimates from the Interior Department (31AD24.2), the Navy Department (31A-D24.3), the Post Office (31A-D24.4), the State Department (31A-D24.5), the Treasury Department (31A-D24.6), and the War Department (31A-D24.7); and various subjects (31A-D24.8).

Arranged chronologically within each group. Select Committees: to Investigate the Charges Against the Hon. Joshua R.

Giddings of Abstracting Papers From the Post Office (31A-D25.1); to In-
vestigate the Charges Against R. E. Harner, Doorkeeper of the House of
Representatives (31A-D25.2); to Investigate the Conduct of Thomas Ewing,
Secretary of the Interior, in Paying Certain Claims (31A-D25.3); to In-
vestigate the connection of the Hon. C. W. Crawford, Secretary of Viar,
to the Galphin Claim (31A-D25.4); and various select committees (31A-

D25.5), which are arranged by committee.
Committee of the Whole House: For minutes, see entry 351.

artment (31A-D22. from the Interio Assistant Secre

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES. 15 vols. 4 ft.

378 Annual messages, with pertinent documents, 1849 and 1850; messages suggesting legislation or submitting specific information or documents; and messages transmitting reports and communications from executive departments (31A-El). Arranged chronologically.

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE. 28 vols. 6 ft. 379

Reports and communications from the Secretary of State (31A-Fi), the Secretary of the Treasury (31A-F2), the Treasurer of the United States (31A-F3), the Secretary of war (31A-F4), the Secretary of the Navy (31AF5), the Postmaster General (31A-F6), and the Secretary of the Interior (31A-F7). Arranged chronologically within each group.

380

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED

DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE REFERRED TO COMMITTEES. 37 ft.

Grouped by specified committees listed below, thereunder by subject. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group, unless otherwise indicated. Committee on Agriculture: establishment of a Bureau of Agriculture (31A

Gl.l) and various subjects (31A-G1.2). Committee on Claims: various subjects (31A-G2.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner. Committee on Commerce: beacons, buoys, and other aids to navigation (31A

G3.1); breakwaters, piers, and other harbor improvements (31A-G3.2);

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