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and bills (33C-A3); register of executive documents (33C-A4); register of miscellaneous documents (33C-A5); register of committee reports (33C-A6); newspaper book (33C-A7); record of orders of the day (33C-A8); contingent

rk's Office, 33d Congress, 2d session, to 34th Congress, Ist session (33C-A9); and a record of referrals to and reports from the Court of claims, 33d Congress, 2d session, to 35th Congress, 1st session (33C-Alo). For membership of standing and select committees, for contingent accounts, 1st session, and for a register of resolutions, see entry 398.

RECORDS OF COMAITTEE REPORTS. I vol. 3 in.

414 Transcribed reports of the Committee on Claims, 33d Congress, Ist session, to 35th Congress, 1st session (33C-B2), arranged chronologically. For other reports of the Committee on Claims, see entry 359.

OTHER RECORDS. 6 in.

415 Letter book of the Clerk's outgoing correspondence, 33d Congress, Ist session, to 38th Congress, 1st session (33C-cl), arranged chronologically; memoranda relating to the distribution of publications (33C-C2), arranged alphabetically by recipient; memoranda relating to items withdrawn (33CC3), arranged by subject; and a roster of news reporters filed with the Clerk, 1855 (33C-C4).

THIRTY-FOURTH CONGRESS, 1855-57

First Session, December 3, 1855-August 18, 1856

Second Session, August 21-30, 1856
Third Session, December 1, 1856-March 3, 1857

Records of Legislative Proceedings

416

MINUTE BOOK AND JOURNALS. 4 vols. i ft.

Minute book, Ist, 2d, and 3d sessions (344-Al); and legislative journal, 1st and 2d sessions (34A-A2) and 3d session (34A-A3).

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 7 ft.

417 Original House bills and bills upon which further action was taken (34ABl); original House joint resolutions and joint resolutions upon which further action was taken (344-B2); House simple resolutions, motions, and orders (34A-B3); 5 volumes of engrossed House bills and resolutions (34AB4); and House bills based upon reports from the Court of Claims (344-15). Arranged numerically within each group, except 34A-B3, which is arranged chronologically.

418

BILIS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE SENATE AND CONSIDERED IN THE

HOUSE. 7 in.

Senate bills (34A-Cl) and Senate joint resolutions (34A-C2). Arranged numerically within each group.

419

COMMITTEE REPORTS AND PAPERS. 18 ft.

Records of the following committees, relating to the subjects listed or consisting of the kinds of documents specified: Committee on Accounts: claim of John L. Virt, wounded while on duty as a

policeman at the Capitol (34A-D1.l). Committee on Agriculture: a report on the establishment of a Department

of Agriculture (34A-D2.1). For docket, see entry 390. Committee on Claims: claims (34A-D3.1), arranged alphabetically. There

are also a volume of minutes, 34th Congress, 1st session, to 39th Congress, 1st session (34A-D3.2); and a docket volume (34A-D3.3). For

letter book, see entry 293. Cormittee on Commerce: claims (34A-14.1); breakwaters (34A-14.2); contro

versy over the printing of Department of State commercial relations information (34A-D4.3); customhouses and other public buildings (34A-D4.4); foreign regulation of commerce (34A-D4.5); improvement in the method of attaching ship propellers (344-04.6); marine hospitals (34A-D4.7); quarantine warehouses at Staten Island, N. Y. (34A-D4.8); river, harbor, and canal surveys and improvements (34A-D4.9); safety of passengers aboard steam vessels (34A-D4.10); and various subjects (34A-04.11). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 34A-D4.1, which is arranged

alphabetically. There is also a docket volume (34A-D4.12). Committee on the District of Columbia: claims (34A-D5.1), arranged alpha

betically; and judicial expenses of the District of Columbia (34A-D5.2); relocation of the Potomac bridge (34A-05.3); and the Washington Aqueduct

(34A-D5.4), arranged chronologically within each group. Committee on Elections: claim of C. J. Ingersoll of Pennsylvania in con

nection with contested election of the 26th Congress (34A-D6.1); and contested election cases of vi. B. Archer v. James C. Allen, Illinois (34A-D6.2), Hiram P. Bennett v. Bird B. Chapman, Nevada Territory (34AD6.3), R. L. B. Clark v. Augustus Hall, Iowa (34A-16.4), James A. Milliken v. T. J. D. Fuller, Maine (344-16.5), Miguel A. Otero v. Jose M. Gallegos, New Mexico Territory (34A-D6.6), Andrew H. Reeder v. John Wi. whitefield, Kansas Territory (34A-D6.7), and L. J. S. Turney v. Samuel S. Marshall, Illinois (34A-D6.8). Arranged by subject. There is also a volume of minutes, 34th Congress, Ist session, to 39 th Congress, 20 sos

sion (341-06.9). Committee on Foreign Affairs: claims (34A-D7.1), arranged alphabetically;

and a printed copy of Regulations for the Consular Courts of the United States in China (34A-D7.2). There is also a docket volume, 34th Con

gress, 1st session, to 35th Congress, 2d session (34A-D7.3). Committee on Indian Affairs: claims (341-D8.1); appropriation to fulfill

stipulations of Sioux treaty negotiated by General Harney (34A-D8.2); Indian Agency of the Upper Missouri (34A-18.3); pension laws for Cherokee Indians (344-18.4); promotion of the civilization of the Indians (344-18.5); and tribal reservations (34A-18.6). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 34A-D8.l, which is arranged alphabeti

cally. Comnittee on Invalid Pensions: claims (34A-D9.1), arranged alphabetically.

There is also a docket volune (34A-19.2).
Comittee on the Judiciary: claims (346-010.1); accounts between the

United States and the State of mississippi (344-010.2); court and post

office accommodations in Maryland (34A-D10.3); laws regulating the compensation of Members of Congress (34A-D10.4); and various subjects (344D10.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 34A-D10.1, which is arranged alphabetically. There is also a docket volume (34A

D10.6). Committee on Mileage: various subjects (34A-Dll.l), arranged chronologi

cally. Committee on Military Affairs: claims (34A-D12.1); expenditures for Indian

wars in 1855 and 1856, in the Territories of Oregon and Washington (344D12.2); military road and bridge construction (34A-112.3); and various subjects (34A-D12.4). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 34A-012.l, which is arranged alphabetically. There are also a volume of minutes, 34th Congress, 1st session, to 36th Congress, 2d session (344

D12.5); and a docket volume (34A-D12.6).
Committee on Naval Affairs: claims (34A-D13.1); stationing of an armed

steamer on the northwest coast (34A-D13.2); report of naval officers on the merits of the electric arc light (34A-D13.3); and navy yards, depots, and drydocks (34A-113.4). Arranged chronologically within each group,

except 34A-113.1, which is arranged alphabetically. Committee on Patents: claim of Cyrus Buckland for improvement in the manu

facture of firearms at Government armories (344-014.1); the Hayward patent for india rubber (34A-D14.2); the Emmons and Woodworth patents for wood-planing machines (34A-D14.3); the Adams patent for printing press improvements (34A-014.4); and various subjects (34A-D14.5). Arranged

chronologically within each group. Committee on the Post Office and post Roads: claims (34A-D15.1); atmos

pheric telegraph (34A-D15.2); mail steamers (34A-D15.3); mail routes (34A-D15.4); and various subjects (34A-D15.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 34A-015.1, which is arranged alphabetically.

There is also a docket volume (34A-D15.6). Committee on Printing: various subjects (34A-D16.1), arranged chronologi

cally. Committee on Private Land Claims: various subjects (34A-D17.1), arranged

alphabetically. There is also a docket volume (34A-117.2). Committee on Public Lands: claims (34A-D18.1); railroads (34A-D18.2);

schools and school lands (34A-D18.3); and various subjects (34A-D18.4). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 34A-018.l, which is arranged alphabetically. There are also a volume of minutes, 34th Congress, 1st session, to 38th Congress, 2d session (34A-D18.5); and a

docket volume (34A-D18.6). Committee on Revolutionary Claims: claims (34A-D19.1), arranged alpha

betically. There is also a docket volume (34A-019.2). Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: claims (34A-D20.1), arranged alpha

betically; and a report on amendment of the pension laws (34A-D20.2).

There is also a docket volume (34A-D20.3). Committee on Roads and Canals: a docket volume for the 1st session (34A

D21.1). Committee on the Territories: claims (34A-D22.1); organization of a Ter

ritory of Arizona (34A-D22.2); Kansas Territory (344-022.3); survey of the boundary between Texas and the Territory of New Mexico (34A-D22.4); and modification of the boundary between California and the Territory

of Utah (34A-D22.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, ex

cept 34A-D22.1, which is arranged alphabetically. Committee on Ways and Means: a report on a proposed reduction of the tar

iff (34A-D23.1); various subjects (34A-D23.2); and papers from or about the executive departments: Interior (34A-D23.3), Navy (34A-D23.4), State (34A-D23.5), and Treasury (34A-D23.6). Arranged chronologically within each group. There is also a volume of minutes for the 1st session (344

D23.7). Select Committees: on the Alleged Assault Upon the Hon. Amos P. Granger

(34A-D24.1); to Investigate Certain Alleged Corrupt Combinations of Members of Congress (34A-D24.2); on Kansas Affairs (34A-D24.3); and on the

Pacific Railroad (34A-D24.4).
Committee of the Whole House: For minutes, see entry 404.

PRESIDENT 'S MESSAGES. 44 vols. 9 ft.

420 Annual messages, with pertinent documents, 1855 and 1856; messages suggesting legislation or submitting specific information or documents; and messages transmitting reports and communications from executive departments (34A-El). Arranged chronologically.

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE. 38 vols. 7 ft. 421

Reports and communications from the Secretary of State (34A-FI), the Secretary of the Treasury (34A-F2), the Treasurer of the United States (34A-F3), the Secretary of War (34A-F4), the Secretary of the Navy (34AF5), the Postmaster General (34A-F6), the Secretary of the Interior (34AF7), the Court of Claims (34A-F8), and others (34A-F9). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 34A-F8, which is arranged numerically.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED
DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE REFERRED TO COMMITTEES. 15 ft.

422 Grouped by specified committees listed below, thereunder by subject. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group, unless otherwise indicated. Committee on Agriculture: Lt. M. F. Maury's system of meteorological ob

servation for the benefit of agriculture (34A-41.1) and various sub

jects (34A-G1.2). Committee on Claims: claims (34A-G2.1), arranged alphabetically by peti

tioner. Committee on Commerce: apprenticeship in the merchant ship service (34A

G3.1); beacons, buoys, lighthouses, and light-vessels (34A-G3.2); claims (34A-G3.3), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; courthouses, customhouses, and post offices (34A-G3.4); fishing bounties (34A-G3.5); harbors (34A-G3.6); marine hospitals (34A-G3.7); marine signal codes and signal stations (34A-G3.8); rivers and channels (34A-G3.9); steamboat law of 1852 (34A-G3.10); steamship safety devices (34A-G3.11); warehouses and wharves at U. S. quarantine stations (34A-G3.12); and var

ious subjects (34A-G3.13). Committee on the District of Columbia: bridges (34A-G4.1); fire preven

tion (34A-G4.2); the Mutual Gas Light Co. (34A-G4.3); schools (34A-G4.4); slavery in the District (34A-G4.5); streets and avenues (34A-G4.6); suffrage and election laws (34A-G4.7); and various subjects (34A-G4.8).

Committee on Elections: various subjects (344–65.1).
Committee on Foreign Affairs: claims (34A-G6.1); French spoliation claims

(34A-G6.2); settlement of disputes between nations (34A-G6.3); and various subjects (34A-G6.4). 344-46.and 34A-G6.2 are arranged alpha

betically by petitioner. Committee on Indian Affairs: claims (346-47.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; and land patents and titles (34A-G7.2). Committee on Invalid Pensions: various subjects (34A-G8.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on the Judiciary: courthouses, court terms, judicial districts,

and court employees (344-69.1); expulsion of the Hon. P. S. Brooks and the Hon. Anson Burlingame from the House of Representatives (34A-G9.2); judicial decisions of Judge John K. Kane of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (346-49.3); judgments, civil and military (34A-49.4); official chaplains (34A-G9.5); the Presidency and direct election (34AG9.6); private claims (34A-49.7), arranged alphabetically by petitioner;

slavery (34A-G9.8); and various subjects (34A-G9.9). Committee on Mileage: mileage of Members of Congress (34A-G10.1). Committee on Military Affairs: claims (34A-Gll.l); ordnance (34A-G11.2);

and various subjects (34A-G11.3). Committee on Naval Affairs: claims (34A-G12.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; reinstatement into the Navy (34A-G12.2); and various

subjects (34A-G12.3). Committee on Patents: the Adams patent for a printing press (34A-G13.1);

the Hayward patent for the manufacture of india rubber (34A-G13.2); the McCormick patent for reaping and mowing machines (34A-G13.3); the Sickels patent for regulating the valves of steam engines (34A-G13.4); the Woodworth patent for a planing machine (34A-G13.5); and various subjects

(34A-G13.6). Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: claims (34A-G14.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner; mail steamers (34A-G14.2); postal reforms and postal rates (34A-G14.3); post offices, customhouses, and courthouses

(34A-G14.4); post roads (344-614.5); and various subjects (34A-G14.6). Committee on Private Land Claims: various subjects (34A-G15.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Coromittee on Public Buildings and Grounds: claims (34A-G16.1). Committee on Public Lands: claims (34A-G17.1), arranged alphabetically by

petitioner; land laws in respect to bounty, graduation, and redemption (34A-G17.2); land offices and districts (34A-G17.3); railroads and rivers (34A-G17.4); schools and school lands (34A-G17.5); swamplands (34A

G17.6); and various subjects (34A-G17.7). Committee on Revolutionary Claims: various subjects (34A-G18.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: various subjects (344–619.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Roads and Canals: construction of a Pacific railroad (34A

G20.1). Committee on the Territories: Kansas Territory (34A-G21.1) and slavery in

the Territories (34A-G21.2). Committee on liays and means: claims (34A-G22.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; tariff on sugar and molasses (344-G22.2); tariff on

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