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Bayly (33A-D22.2); on Collins and Other Mail Steamers (33A-D21.3); on Colt's Patent and Other Bills (33A-D21.4); on the Guano Trade (33AD21.5); on the Investment of the Funds of the Smithsonian Institution (33A-D21.6); on the Letter of Rufus Choate, and Also as to the Management of the Smithsonian Institution (33A-D21.7); on the Message of the President Relative to Courthouses (33A-D21.8); on the Message of the President Relative to the Memphis Navy Yard (33A-D21.9); on the San Francisco Disaster (33A-D21.10); on the Superintendence of Civil Works by Military Officers (33A-D21.11); and on the Washington National Monu
ment (33A-D21.12). Committee of the Whole House: a volume of minutes, 33d Congress, 1st ses
sion, to 37th Congress, 1st session (33A-D22.1). Committee on Roads and Canals: a docket volume (33A-D23.1).
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES. 17 vols. 4 ft.
405 Annual messages, with pertinent documents, 1853 and 1854; messages suggesting legislation or submitting specific information or documents; and messages transmitting reports and communications from executive departments (33A-El). Arranged chronologically.
REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE. 35 vols. 8 ft. 40
Reports and communications from the Secretary of the Treasury (33A-F1), the Treasurer of the United States (33A-F2), the Secretary of tiar (33A-F3), the Secretary of the Navy (33A-F4), the Postmaster General (33A-F5), and others (33A-F6). Arranged chronologically within each group.
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE REFERRED TO COMMITTEES. 25 ft.
407 Grouped by specified committees listed below, thereunder by subject. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group, unless otherwise indicated. Committee on Accounts: compensation to Julianna Doddridge for service of
her deceased husband, Philip, as chairman of a select committee of the 22d Congress in preparing a code of laws for the District of Columbia
(33A-G1.1). Committee on Agriculture: establishment of a Department of Agriculture
(33A-G2.1); establishment of industrial universities throughout the Union (33A-G2.2); the homestead bill (33A-G2.3); Swedish milk and dairy
processes (33A-G2.4); and various subjects (33A-G2.5). Committee on Claims: claims (33A-G3.1), arranged alphabetically by peti
tioner. Committee on Commerce: breakwaters (33A-G4.1); polar rescue of Dr. E. K.
Kane and associates (33A-G4.2); erection of customhouses (33A-G4.3); erection of lighthouses (331-G4.4); establishment of marine hospitals (33A-G4.5); establishment of ports of entry (33A-G4.6); construction of piers (33A-G4.7); Evans' Safety Guards for preventing steamboat boiler explosions (33A-G4.8); incressed compensation for customs and other employees (33A-G4.9); payment of fishing bounties (33A-G4.10); remission of duties and fines (336-64.11); survey and improvement of various rivers, harbors, and channels (33.-G4.12); and various subjects (33A-G4.13).
Committee on the District of Columbia: abolition of slavery in the Dis
trict of Columbia (33A-G5.1); taxation of real and personal property in Georgetown (33A-G5.2); bridges (33A-G5.3); construction of a passenger railway along Pennsylvania Avenue from the Navy Yard to Georgetown (33A-45.4); incorporation of the Washington City Young Men's Christian Association (33A-G5.5); C. Fletcher is plan for improving the harbor and adding a thousand acres of land to Washington City (33A-G5.6); selection of a site for the District Armory (33A-G5.7); water supply of the City
(33A-G5.8); and various subjects (33A-45.9). Committee on Elections: the unseating of Mike Walsh, a Representative from
the 4th District of New York, on the ground of nonnaturalization (33A
G6.1). Committee on Foreign Affairs: independence of Liberia (33A-G7.1); French
spoliation claims (33A-G7.2); compensation for claims for services and losses sustained in the service of the United States (33A-47.3); payment for the seized Amistad Negroes (33A-G7.4); protection of American citizens abroad (33A-G7.5); arbitration of international disputes (33A
G7.6); and various subjects (33A-G7.7). Committee on Indian Affairs: Col. John C. Fremont's furnishing of beef
cattle to the U. S. Commissioner for treating with the Indians in California, 1851 (33A-G8.1); Indian depredations (33A-G8.2); and various
subjects (33A-G8.3). Committee on Invalid Pensions: various subjects (33A-69.1), arranged
v by petitioner.setion of the intersund
Committee on the Judiciary: abolition of the interstate slave trade (33A
Gl0.1); abolition of chaplaincy in U. S. services (33A-G10.2); erection of post offices (33A-G10.3); establishment of U. S. district and circuit courts (33A-G10.4); immigration of paupers and convicts (33A-G10.5); increase of the salaries of judges in district and circuit courts of the United States (33A-G10.6); payment for certain claims of service and property rendered to the United States (33A-610.7); protection of free colored citizens within the jurisdiction of the several slave States (33A-G10.8); relief in the matter of judicial decisions and convictions (33A-G10.9); repeal of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 (33A-G10.10); sale of a slave for debts due to the United States (33A-G10.11); and various
subjects (33A-G10.12). Committee on Manufactures: various subjects (33A-G11.1). Committee on Military Affairs: amendment and extension of the pension
laws (33A-G12.1); appropriations for certain ordnance tests and improvements (33A-G12.2); employment of military officers as superintendents of civil works (33A-G12.3); establishment of a national armory in the iest (33A-G12.4); extension and amendment of the bounty land laws (33AG12.5); granting of land for military service (33A-G12.6); pensions and pension increases (33A-G12.7); increases in the commutation price of rations (33A-G12.8); extra compensation for various services and departments (33A-G12.9); payment for service rendered during the Far of 1812 (33A-G12.10); payment for back salaries and services (33AG12.11); payment to Joshua Shaw for use of his inventions of the percussion cap and lock (33A-G12.12); protest of Dr. Charles T. Jackson against the bill providing copensition for the discovery of practical anesthesia (33A-G12.13); remuneration for certain property lost or
of various other
converted to public use (33A-G12.14); and various subjects (33A-G12.15). Committee on the Militia: views of Maine citizens on the arming and equip
ping of the militia of the United States (33A-G13.1). Comittee on Naval Affairs: compensation for certain naval and civil ser
vices (33A-G14.1); rescue expedition to the polar seas in behalf of Dr. E. K. Kane and associates (33A-614.2); employment of naval officers as superintendents of civil works (33A-G14.3); increase of compensation (334-G14.4); compensation by the United States for the Island of Key West (33A-G14.5); payment of prize money (33A-414.6); naval pensions (33AG14.7); appropriations of funds for testing the practicality of certain inventions (33A-G14.8); reimbursement for certain fines and judgments incurred in the performance of duty (33A-G14.9); remuneration for certain property lost or converted to public use (33A-G14.10); settlement of contracts and money accounts (336-614.11); and various subjects (33A
G14.12). Committee on Patents: extension of patents for cement (33A-G15.1); exten
sion of patent to Samuel Colt, inventor of the revolver (33A-G15.2); extension of patent to Cyrus H. McCormick, Obed Hussey, et al, for improvements in reaping and mowing machines (33A-G15.3); extension of patent to liilliam R. Nevin for his invention, a machine for rolling and cutting crackers and biscuits (33A-G15.4); extension of patent to Zebulon and Austin Parker in respect to improvements in the application of hydraulic power (33A-G15.5); extension of the Woodworth patent for the planing of boards (33A-G15.6); extension of the patents of various other inventors (33A-G15.7); patenting of mail-tubes (33A-G15.8); passage and
amendment of patent laws (33A-G15.9); and various subjects (33A-G25.10). Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: adjustment of accounts of
various postmasters (33A-G16.1); carrying the U. S. mail through Canada (33A-G16.2); more stringent laws to protect the rail carriage of mail from such incidents as the Erie riots (33A-G16.3); erection of post offices in Ohio (33A-G16.4); erection of post offices in Pennsylvania, specifically in Philadelphia (331-416.5); establishment of post roads in the respective States (33A-G16.6 to 33A-G16.32); establishment of post roads in the Territory of New Mexico (33A-G16.33); increased compensation for postal employees including clerks, postmasters, and route agents (33A-G16.34); increased mail facilities to the Windward West Indies and the Spanish Main (33A-G16.35); payment of indennities for losses sustained in relation to contracts for the transportation of the mail (33A-G16.36); indemnity to Joseph Nock for Government non compliance on a contract for mail-locks (33A-G16.37); individual petitions for contracts for carrying the mail (33A-G16.38); recommendation by Tennessee citizens of Isham Walker's plan of carrying the mails through the air at a speed of 300 miles per hour (33A-G16.39); reduction of transoceanic postal rates (33A-G16.40); removal of the post office in Providence,
R. I. (33A-G16.42); and various subjects (33A-F16.42). Committee on Printing: authorization to Joseph C. G. Kennedy to print the
census statistics of manufactures (33A-G17.1). Committee on Private Land Claims: various subjects (33A-G18.1), arranged
alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: various subjects (33A-G19.1). Committee on Public Lands: amendment and extension of the bounty land laws (33A-G20.1); grants to actual settlers (33A-G20.2); land grants
the potent laws (33A-615
to colleges and universities for educational purposes (33A-G20.3); land grants in aid of the North American Railroad (33A-G20.4); land grants to soldiers of the Viar of 1812 and their heirs (33A-G20.5), arranged by States; land grants to the several states in aid of canal construction (33A-G20.6); land grants to the several States in aid of railroad construction (33A-G20.7); increased compensation for registers and receivers of the U. S. district land offices (33A-G20.8); land grants besought on account of service in Indian wars, the Mexican War, and other operations later than the War of 1812 (33A-G20.9); land grants and settlement of conflicting claims, besought on various grounds (33A-G20.10); land
grants, general (33A-G20.11); and various subjects (33A-G20.12), Committee on Revolutionary Claims : various subjects (33A-G21.1), arranged
alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: various subjects (33A-G22.1). Committee on Roads and Canals: various subjects (33A-G23.1). Committee on the Territories: exclusion of slavery and the slave trade
from the Territories and from the District of Columbia (33A-G24.1); opposition to the Kansas-Nebraska bill (33A-G24.2); advocacy of the Kansas-Nebraska bill (33A-G24.3); opposition to repeal of the Missouri Compromise (33A-G24.4); advocacy of repeal of the Missouri Compromise
(33A-G24.5); and various subjects (33A-G24.6). Committee on Ways and Means: imposition of a specific duty of 40 cents
per pound on the importation of cigars (33A-G25.1); increased salaries for various Government employees (33A-G25.2); payment by the United States of the debts and liabilities contracted by the Republic of Texas before annexation (33A-G25.3); reduction or abolition of duties on various imports (33A-G25.4); duties on metals (33A-G25.5 and 33A-G25.6); opposition to removal of the U. S. Mint from Philadelphia (33A-G25.7); remuneration for services rendered and for property lost or converted to public use (33A-G25.8); repeal of duties on salt, sugar, and molasses (33A-G25.9 and 33A-G25.10); repeal of the duty on the importation of
coal (33A-G25.11); and various subjects (33A-G25.12). Committee of the Whole House: exclusion of slavery and the slave trade
from the Territories and from the District of Columbia (33A-G26.1); opposition to passage of the Kansas-Nebraska bill (33A-G26.2); indemnification for French spoliations prior to 1800 (33A-G26.3); advocacy of repeal of the fugitive slave law (33A-G26.4); opposition to repeal of the Missouri Compromise (33A-G26.5); and suspension of duties on
railroad iron (33A-G26.6). Select committees: the guano trade (33A-G27.1); recommendations of the
citizenry of Philadelphia for the purchase of certain lots as the site of a building for the accommodation of the courts and post office in their city (33A-G27.2); opposition of the Philosophical Society of Philadelphia to a change in the management of the Smithsonian (33AG27.3); advocacy of Federal aid in leveeing the east bank of the Mississippi from Hickman, Ky., to the mouth of the Obion River, Tenn. (33A-G27.4); opposition to employment of Army officers to superintend the national armories and other civil works (33A-G27.5); and completion of the Viashington National Monument (33A-G27.6).
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED
408 Grouped by subject as follows: expedition to the polar seas for the rescue of Dr. E. K. Kane and associates (33A-H1.1); land grants for educational purposes (33A-H1.2); exclusion of slavery from the Territories and from the District of Columbia (33A-H1.3); extension of patents to various inventors (33A-H1.4); extension of the Bounty Land Act of Sept. 28, 1850 (33A-H1.5); extension of a patent of Apr. 29, 1829, to Uri Emmons for a cylindrical wood-planing machine (33A-H1.6); land grants and pensions to soldiers of the War of 1812 and their heirs (33A-H1.7); land grants to the States in aid of railroad construction (33A-H1.8); relief of Martha Gray, widow of the discoverer of the Columbia River (33A-H1.9); modification of an act of 1793, as amended, in respect to the clearance of vessels engaged in the coastwise trade (33A-H1.10); opposition to the passage of the KansasNebraska bill (33A-H.ll); payment by the United States of debts and liabilities contracted by the Republic of Texas before its annexation (33AH1.12); payment of certain claims for services rendered and property lost or converted to public use (33A-H1.13); grants of bounty land for military services (33A-H1.14); payment of pension arrears (33A-H2.15); protection of free colored citizens within the jurisdiction of the several slave States (33A-H1.16); remission of duties and fines (336-H1.17); repeal of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 (33A-H1.18); opposition to repeal of the Missouri Compromise (33A-H1.19); the seating of Mike Walsh as one of the Representatives from New York (33A-H1.20); submission of international disputes to arbitration (334-H1.21); and various subjects (33A-H1.22). Arranged chronologically within each group.
ELECTION RECORDS. 2 in.
409 Credentials of Representatives and Delegates (33A-Jl), arranged alphabetically by State or Territory.
ORIGINALS OF PRINTED HOUSE MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS. 4 vols. 10 in. 410
Original miscellaneous documents, lst session (33A-K1) and 2d session (33A-K2). Arranged numerically within each group.
OTHER RECORDS. 2 vols. 4 in.
Roll calls (33A-LI), arranged chronologically.
Records of Impeachment Proceedings
IMPEACHMENT OF ROBERT C. GRIER. 3/4 in.
Papers pertaining to impeachment proceedings against Robert C. Grier, a Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court (333-Al).
Records of the Office of the Clerk
For index to private claims, see entry 400.
RECORD BOOKS. ll vols. i ft.
413 Bill book of House and Sera te bills and resolutions (33C-Al); petition book (33C-A2); register of House and Senate pri nted documents, reports,