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Closely related to the records of the House are records of joint committees of Congress. They have been assigned by the National Archives to Record Group 128, Records of Joint Committees of Congress, and thus are not described in this inventory. Also closely related are records of the Senate, Record Group 46, which have been described in Preliminary Inventory No. 23 (1950. 234 p.).

Separate inventories are being prepared of the records of some of the special committees of the House of Representatives and also of some standing committee records. Inventories thus far published appear in the list of references.

In addition to the men whose names appear on the title page as compilers of this inventory, George P. Perros, José D. Lizardo, and James C. Brown participated in arranging the records and drafted some of the series entries.

RECORDS OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

FIRST CONGRESS, 1789-91

First Session, March 4-September 29, 1789

Second Session, January 4-August 12, 1790
Third Session, December 6, 1790–March 3, 1791

Records of Legislative Proceedings

JOURNALS. 2 vols. 5 in.

Legislative journal, 1st and 2d sessions (1A-AI) and 3d session (1AA2).

BILIS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 1 in.

Engrossed House bills (1A-B2), arranged numerically.

COMMITTEE REPORTS AND PAPERS. 1/2 in.

Transcribed copies of reports and papers of various select committees (1A-Cl); and the select committees on claims (11-C2). Arranged chronologically within each group.

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE. 10 in.

Reports and communications, including transcribed copies, from the Secretary of State (1A-D2); the Secretary of the Treasury, including 1 volume (14-D2); the Secretary of War (1A-D3); the Postmaster General (1AD4); and the Attorney General (1A-D5). Arranged chronologically within each group.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS AND RELATED DOCUMENTS. 1/2 in.

Various subjects (1A-El.l), arranged chronologically.

Record of the Office of the Clerk

RECORD BOOK. 1 vol. 2 in.

Petition book, 1st Congress, 1st session, to 3d Congress, 2d session (1C-Al).

RECORDS OF COMMITTEE REPORTS. I vol. 3 in.

Transcribed reports of select committees, 1st Congress, 1st session, 4th Congress, 1st session (1C-B1). Arranged chronologically.

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PECORIS OF REPORTS FROM EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS. 7 vols. 1 ft.

Transcribed reports and communications from the Secretary of State, ist Congress, 1st session, to 4th Congress, 1st session (16-ci); the Secretary of the Treasury, 1st Congress, 2d session, to 2d Congress, 1st session (1C-C2); the Treasurer of the United States, Ist Congress, 2d session, to 2d Congress, 1st session (10-C3); and the Secretary of War, 1st Congress,

2d session, to 2d Congress, 2d session, including a volume of confidential reports and communications (10-C4). Arranged chronologically within each group.

INDEX. 1 vol. 2 in.

Index to transcribed committee reports and to transcribed reports and communications from executive departments, 1st Congress, 1st session, to 14th Congress, 2d session (10-D2).

SECOND CONGRESS, 1791-93

First Session, October 24, 1791-May 8, 1792
Second Session, November 5, 1792-March 2, 1793

Records of Legislative Proceedings

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JOURNALS. 2 vols. 4 in.

Legislative journal, 1st session (24-Al) and 2d session (2A-A2).

BILLS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 1/2 in.

Engrossed House bills. (2A-81), arranged chronologically.

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COMMITTEE REPORTS AND PAPERS. Less than 1/4 in.

Records of various select committees (2A-Cl), arranged chronologically.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES. 1/4 in.

Documents submitted by the Secretary of War to accompany messages of Jan. Il and Dec. 7, 1792 (2A-D1). Arranged chronologically.

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE. 7 in.

Reports and communications, including transcribed copies, from the Secretary of State (2A-El); the Secretary of the Treasury, including 2 volumes (2A-E2); the Secretary of War (2A-E3); and the postmaster General (2A-E4). Arranged chronologically within each group.

OTHER RECORDS. Less than 1/4 in.

Excerpts from official correspondence about the security of the frontier of Georgia, 1793 (2A-F1).

Records of the Office of the Clerk

For petition book, gee entry 6; and for transcribed reports of select committees, see entry 7.

RECORDS OF REPORTS FROM EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS. 3 vols. 6 in.

Transcribed reports and communications from the Secretary of the Treasury, 2d Congress, 1st session, to 4th Congress, 1st session (20-Al); and the Treasurer of the United States, 2d Congress, 2d session, to 3d Congress, 2d session (20-A2). For other reports from the Secretary of the Treasury and the Treasurer, and for reports from the Secretaries of State and War, see entry 8.

OTHER RECORDS. 1 vol. 1/2 in.

Reports and comunications published by order of the House (2C-B1

INDEX. l vol. 1/4 in.

Longhand index to printed journal (2C-cl). For index to committee reports and to reports and communications from executive departments, see entry 9.

THIRD CONGRESS, 1793-95

First Session, December 2, 1793-June 9, 1794
Second Session, November 3, 1794-March 3, 1795

Records of Legislative Proceedings

JOURNALS. 2 vols. 5 in.

Legislative journal, 1st session (3A-A1) and 2d session (3A-A2).

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BILIS AND A RESOLUTION ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 1/2 in.

Engrossed House bills (3A-B1), arranged numerically; and engrossed House joint resolution 15 a respecting certain laws of the Territory Northwest of the Ohio (3A-B2).

COMMITTEE REPORTS AND PAPERS. 3 in.

Records of the following committees: Committee on Claims: various subjects (3A-cl.l), arranged alphabetically. Committee on Elections: contested election cases of Henry Latimer v. John

Patton, Delaware (3A-C2.1), and Henry Van Rensselear v. John Van Allen,

New York (3A-C2.2). Arranged by subject. Select committees: various subjects (3A-C3.1), arranged chronologically.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES. 1 vol. 2 in.

Documents on foreign and frontier relations accompanying messages of Dec. 16, 1793, and Mar. 3, Apr. 15, and Nov. 20, 1794 (3A-D2). Arranged chronologically.

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE. 6 in.

Reports and communications from the Secretary of State (3A-EI); the Secretary of the Treasury, including 2 volumes, l of which extends to the 4th Congress, 2d session (3A-E2); and the Secretary of War, including 1 volume (3A-E3). Arranged chronologically within each group.

OTHER RECORDS. Less than 1/4 in.

Oliver Walcott's "exhibition of the principles upon which the Treasury accounts are kept," Apr. 14, 1794 (3A-F1).

Records of the Office of the Clerk For petition book, see entry 6.

RECORDS OF COLOITTEE REPORTS. 2 vols. 4 in.

25 Transoribed reports of the Committee on Claims, 3d Congress, 2d session, to 5 tab Congress, 2d session (3C-AI); and the Committee on Ways and Neans, select and standing, 3d Congress, 1st session, to 7th Congress, 2d session (3C-A2). Arranged chronologically within each group. For reports of select committoos, 800 entry 7.

RECORDS OF REPORIS FROM EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS. 3 vols. 6 in.

Transcribed reports and communications from the Treasurer of the United States, 3d Congress, 28 8888ion, to 4th Congress, 2d session (3C-BI); and the Secretary of War, 3d Congre88, 18t session, to 5th Congre88, 3d session (3C-B2). Arranged chronologically within each group. For other reports from the Treasurer, see entry 16. For reports from the Secretary of State, 800 entry 8, and the Secretary of the Treasury, entry 16.

INDEX. 2 vols. 3 in.

Index to transcribed reports of the Committee on Claims, 3d Congress, 2d 8888ion, to 19th Congress, 1st session (3C-cl). For index to other committee reports and to reports and communications from executive departments, see entry 9.

FOURTH CONGRESS, 1795-97

First Session, December 7, 1795-June 1, 1796
Second Session, December 5, 1796-March 3, 1797

Records of Legislative Proceedings

JOURNALS. 2 vols. 5 in.

Legislative journal, lst session (4A-AI) and 2d session (4A-A2).

BILLS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 3/4 in.

Engrossed House bills (4A-B1), arranged numerically.

COMMITTEE REPORTS AND PAPERS. 1 in.

Records of the following committeess Committee on Claims: various subjects (4A-.), arranged alphabetically. Committee on Elections contested election case of Burwell Bassett v.

John Clapton, Virginia (41-C2.1), and investigation of the credentials

of David Baird of Pennsylvania (4A-C2,2). Arranged by subject. Select committeess various subjects (4A-C3.1), arranged chronologically.

REPORTS AND COMUNICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE. 1/4 in.

Reports and communications from the Secretary of War (4A-D2), arranged chronologically; and the Attorney General, Apr. 7, 1796 (4A-D2). For reports from the Secretary of the Treasury, see entry 23.

PETITION AND RELATED DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE REFERRED TO COMMITTEE. 1 in. 32

Committee on Claims:' petition of Alexander Fowler for "Confirmation of land granted by the King in 1763" (4A-El.l).

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