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improvement of the viashington Canal (37A-E4.3). Arranged chronologically within each group. There is also a docket volume, 37th Congress,

Ist session, to 38th Congress, 1st session (374-14.4).
Committee on Elections: election cases of S. Ferguson Beach, Virginia

(37A-E5.1); John M. Butler v. Yilliam E. Lehman, Pennsylvania (374-
E5.2); LeGrand Byington v. William Vandever, Iowa (37A-E5.3); Henry
Foster, North Carolina (374-15.4); John Kline v. John Verree, Pennsyl-
vania (37A-25.5); F. F. Low, California (37A-E5.6); J. Sterling Morton
V. Sanuel G. Daily, Nebraska (37A-55.7); Joseph Segar, Virginia (37A-
E5.8); and Charles H. Upton, Virginia (37A-E5.9). Arranged by subject.

For minutes, see entry 419. Committee on Foreign Affairs: claim of 2. B. Caverly, late Secretary of

Legation to Peru, for losses by exchange rates (37A-E6.1); consular appointment to Port Burwell, Canada (37A-E6.2); consular pay (37A-E6.3); consular salary increase to Franklin Chase, at Tampico, Mexico (37AE6.4); disbursements by Isaac R. Diller, late consul at Bremen, Germany (37A-E6.5); fraudulent naturalizations (37A-E6.6); recovery for damages inflicted by the Union blockading force upon the Swedish brig Admiral P. Tordenskiold (37A-E6.7); and various subjects (371-E6.8). Arranged by subject. There are also a volume of minutes, 37th Congress, 2d session, to 38th Congress, 2d session (374-26.9); and a docket volume,

37th Congress, 1st session, to 38th Congress, 2d session (37A-E6.10). Committee on Indian Affairs: attitude of John Beeson of Philadelphia

about hostilities toward Indians, particularly those near Humboldt Bay, Calif. (37A-E7.1); appropriation of funds to conclude a treaty with the Brulé and Yanktonai Indians of the Territory of Dakota (37A-E7.2); assistance to destitute New York Indians in Kansas (374-57.3); claims of Delaware Indians for thefts by white men in Kansas (37A-E7.4); relief of destitute Choctaw and Seminole Indians in Kansas, driven there from Indian Territory by disloyal Indians with the aid of Confederate forces (37A-37.5); conmunications of H. B. Whipple, Bishop of Minnesota, Mar. 6, 1862, to the President about Indian affairs in Minnesota (37AE7.6); constructive expenditures of Treasury funds belonging to the Winnebago Indians (37A-57.7); curbing of hinnebago outrages through proceedings of a military commission sitting at South Bend, Hinn., in Nov. 1862 (378-37.8); delineation of the claims of certain Nemaha halfbreeds, based on the Treaty of Prairie du Chien of July 15, 1830, and subsequent acts of Congress (374-57.9); elevation in salary for the Indian Agent in the Territory of Nevada (37H-27.10); unsettled accounts of Brigham Young, late Governor and ex officio Superintendent of Indian Affairs of the Territory of Utah (37A-27.11); funds to conclude treaties, and other subjects, affecting Indian affairs in the Territory of Utah (376–27.12); investigation, by a commission, of tribal affairs throughout the United States (371-27.13); a print of Laws, Regulations, Etc., of the Indian Bureau, 1850, published in 1861, and a report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs submitting additional estimates, transmitted by the Secretary of Interior Apr. 1, 1862, published as Senate wisc. Doc. No. 79, 37th Congress, 2d session (37A-07.14); and Southern Superintendency, abstract of disbursements for the 3d quarter of 1862 (374-*7.15). Arranged chronologically within each group.

Committee on Invalid Pensions: claims (37A-E8.1), arranged alphabeti

cally. There is also a docket volume, 37th Congress, 1st session, to

38th Congress, 1st session (37A-E8.2). For minutes, see entry 449. Committee on the Judiciary: authorization of the committee to employ a

clerk during the 2d session (37A-E9.1); plan to preserve the Union (37A-E9.2); pleadings in the libel filed with the U. S. Circuit Court for the Maryland District in a cause of collision, William Hubbard, owner of the brig Henry A. Didier, v. the Baltimore Steam Packet Co., owners of the steamboat Louisiana (37A-E9.3); public lands of New Brunswick, a Canadian Province adjoining Maine (37A-E9.4); redress of the grievances of John A. Smith, Clerk of the U. S. Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, with respect to his fees (37A-59.5). Arranged by subject. There are also a volume of minutes, 37th Congress, Ist session, to 38th Congress, 1st session (37A-E9.6); 3 rough docket volumes, and a docket volume, 37th Congress, 1st session, to the 38th Congress, 1st session (378-29.7); and I volume of extensive original testimony on whether a telegraphic censorship of press had been established in wartime Washington, and on whether Congressman Benjamin Vood of New York had been engaged in transmitting intelligence to the

Confederate rebels (37A-E9.8). For minutes, see entry 449. Committee on Military Affairs: the case of Col. B. L. E. Bonneville,

involving the pay of retired army officers recalled to duty upon the outbreak of the Rebellion (37A-El0.1); the claim of Acting Sutler F. McNerhany, Ist Regiment, Excelsior Brigade, Hooker's Division, for refund of sutler's tax and for return of property seized by military authority (37A-E10.2); court-martial trial of Col. Thomas Worthington, commencing at Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 14, 1862 (37A-E10.3); former slaves employed as servants in the Army of Kentucky (37H-E10.4); and various subjects (37A-E10.5). Arranged by subject. There are also a volume

of minutes (37A-E10.6), and 2 docket volumes (374-E10.7). Committee on Naval Affairs: loss of the U. S. gunboat Cairo to torpedoes

in the Yazoo River (374-Ell.]); enlargement of the waterfront of the navy yards at Boston and Philadelphia (37A-Ell.2); resignation of James E. Fiske as Acting Midshipman in the U. S. Navy (37A-E11.3); and various

subjects (37A-Ell.4). Arranged by subject. Committee on Patents: charge of malfeas ance against the Commissioner of

Patents (37A-E12.1); claim of Henry S. Davis for fitting up the saloon in the east wing of the Patent Office Building (37A-E12.2); inquiry as to the expenditure of the appropriation made in 1861 for the Agricultural Bureau of the Patent Office (371-E12.3). Arranged by subject.

There is also a docket volume (37A-E12.4). Committee on Private Land Claims: claim of Jacob Leese, Milton Little,

and Santiago Little (37A-E13.1). There is also a docket volume, 37th

Congress, 2d session, to 38th Congress, 2d session (374-E13.2). Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: conduct of public works by

military engineers (374-E14.1); extension of the Capitol and Treasury Buildings (378-E14.2); extension of the Library of Congress (37A-E14.3); removal of John Plant from the Capitol police force for brutal treatment of a soldier on the Capitol Grounds (37A-E14.4); and the Viashington Aqueduct (37A-E14.5). Arranged by subject.

Committee on Public Expenditures: a docket volume, 37th Congress, 1st

session, to 41st Congress, 1st session (37A-E15.1). Comnittee on Public Lands: claim of Augustin Amiot to a lot in St. Louis

under Spanish grant (37A-E16.1); claim to Baptist missionary lands in Michigan (37A-E16.2); clerical and map service to the House of Representatives by the General Land Office (374-E16.3); creation of a land district in the Territory of Colorado (374-E16.4); determination of titles to land along the boundary line between Georgia and Florida (37A-516.5); discovery of coal fields in the public lands of California (37A-E16.6); expenses of the district land offices in California (37A-E16.7); grant of public lands to Kansas to aid in the construction of railroads (37-E16.8); information on grants of public lands made since the passage of the Homestead Act (37A-E16.9); proposed creation of the Jefferson and Nevada Land Districts (37A-E16.10); survey and sale of the "Pine Lands" of Minnesota and wisconsin (374E16.11); and various other subjects (37A-E26.12). Arranged by subject. There is also a docket volume (37A-E16.13). For minutes, see entry

419. Committee on Revolutionary claims: claim of the heirs of Mrs. Mary

Clearwater (37A-E17.1). There is also a volume containing docket entries and minutes, 37th Congress, Ist session, to 38th Congress, 2d

session (37A-E17.2). Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: claim of Nancy C. Van Rensselaer

(37A-E18.1). Committee on the Territories: appropriations for the Territory of

Colorado (37A-E19.1); appropriations for the Territory of Dakota (37A-E19.2); census of the Territories of Dakota and Nevada (37AE19.3); executive message of William F. M. Arny, Acting Governor of New Mexico, to the Legislative Assembly of the Territory, Dec. 2, 1862 (37A-E19.4). Arranged by subject. There is also a docket volume

(37A-E19.5). For minutes, see entry 434. Committee on Ways and Means: Commissioner of Public Buildings (37A-E20.1);

communications with various Members of Congress (37A-E20.2); contingent expenses of the Clerk of the House of Representatives (37A-E20.3); the Court of Claims (37A-E20.4); papers from or about the executive departments: Agriculture (37A-E20.5), Interior (37A-E20.6), Navy (37A-E20.7), Post Office (37A-E20.8), State (37A-E20.9), Treasury (37A-E20.10), and War (37A-E20.11); the District of Columbia (37A-E20.12); domestic taxes (37A-E20.13); income taxes (371-E20.14); the Pension Office (37AE20.15); private correspondence of Thadeus Stevens (374-E20.16); suppression of the African slave trade (37A-E20.17); the tariff (37A-E20.18); and various subjects (37A-E20.19). Arranged chronologically within each group. There is also a docket volume (37A-E20.20). For minutes, see

entry 434. Select Committees: on Government Contracts (37A-E21.1), and to Investi

gate Charges Against the Hon. J. M. Ashley (37A-E21.2). Committee of the whole House: For minutes, see entry 404.

ORIGINALS OF PRINTED HOJSE DOCUMENTS. 48 vols. 14 ft.

466 Original executive documents, lst session (37A-FI), 2d session (371F2), and 3d session (374-F3); original miscellaneous documents, Ist

session (37A-F4), 2d session (37A-F5), and 3d session (37A-F6); and original reports from the Court of claims (37A-F7). Arranged numerically within each group.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATUES, AND RELATED DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE REFERRED TO COMMITTEES. 17 ft.

467 Grouped by specified committees listed below, thereunder by subject. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group, unless otherwise indicated. . Committee on Claims: claims (37A-G1.1), arranged alphabetically by peti

tioner. Committee on Commerce: Bureau of Statistics in the Interior Department

(37A-G2.1); claims (37A-G2.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; claim of John Saunders master of the Baron de Castine, a brig captured by the Alabama and converted into a cartel ship (37A-62.3); establishment of a mint in New York City (37A-42.4); appointment of Solicitor of Customs in New York City (37A-G2.5); Provincetown, Mass., Harbor (37A-G2.6); harbor improvements (374-62.7); survey for a telegraphic line from the Amoor River to Russian America (37A-G2.8); St. Lawrence River waterway to the Great Lakes (37A-G2.9); and various subjects

(37A-G2.10). Committee on the District of Columbia: Capitol Grounds (37A-G3.1); con

struction of wooden hospital buildings in Judiciary Square for Union troops (37A-G3.2); construction of a street railway to Georgetown (37A-G3.3); cleansing of city streets (37A-G3.4); grading and paving of city streets (374-43.5); claim of Alexandria Canal Co. for use of

property by Federal troops (374-43.6); and various subjects (374-G3.7). Committee on Foreign Affairs: claims (37A-G4.1); French spoliation

claims (37A-G4.2); claim of citizens of Greytown, Nicaragua, for damages suffered in the bombardment of the city by the U.S.S. Cyane (37A-G4.3); claim of mohamet Habbet in behalf of the heirs of Mamet Caramalli for losses sustained and for military services rendered by Caramalli in the war against Tripoli (37A-G4.4); claim of Townsend Harris, consul general of the United States to Japan, for extra seryices to the commerce of the United States (37A-G4.5); and the recognition of Liberia (37A-G4.6). 37A-G4.1 and 37A-G4.2 are arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Indian Affairs: claims (37A-65.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; Delaware Indians (37A-G5.2); Osage Indians (37A-G5.3); Stockbridge and Munsee Indians (37A-G5.4); laws for the improvement and protection of Indians (37A-G5.5); Indian spoliations (376-65.6);

and various subjects (374-45.7). Committee on Invalid Pensions: various subjects (37A-G6.1), arranged

alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on the Judiciary: abolition of slavery in the District of

Columbia (371-67.1); abolition of slavery in the United States (37AG7.2); advice to Congress "to drop the Negro question and attend to the business of the country" (376-67.3); admission of liest Virginia into the Union (374-67.4); bankruptcy law (374-67.5); claims (37AG7.6), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; honorable compromise of the difficulties between the States (376-67.7); Crittenden Compromise

(37A-67.8); Federal courts and judges (37A-G7.9); Floyd's acceptances (374-67.10); repeal of the fugitive slave law (37A-G7.11); national convention of the States for the peaceful adjustment of the difficulties between the North and South (37A-G7.12); confiscation of the property and liberation of the slaves of persons supporting the rebellion (37A-07.13); passage of a law calling upon all citizens, both bond and free, to aid the Government in suppressing the rebellion (37AG7.14); reduction of the States of South Carolina and Georgia, together with a part of Florida, into a territorial condition to be colonized by Negroes freed by force of arms or by acts of Congress (37A-G7.15); proposed expulsion of Representative Clement L. Vallandigham of Ohio from the House of Representatives (374-67.16); and various subjects

(37A-G7.17). Committee on Military Affairs: claims (37A-G8.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; homeopathic surgeons (37A-G8.2); Illinois and Michigan Canal (37A-G8.3); repeal of legislation barring Jewish chaplains in the Army (37A-G8.4); Lake Michigan-Mississippi River Canal (378-48.5); Michigan troops held as prisoners of war (37A-G8.6); military defenses and roads (37A-G8.7); national armory (371-68.8); Oswego and Erie Canals (374-08.9); paymaster's compensation (37A-98.10); peace and compromise of the difficulties between the North and South (37A-G8.11); enactment of a law calling upon all persons, both bond and free, to aid the Government in suppressing the rebellion (37A-G8.12); abolition of slavery (37A-G8.13); soldiers' pay (37A-G8.14); sutlers (37A-G8.15); mustering out of the lst and 2d Regiments of U. S. Reserve Corps

(37A-G8.16); establishment of a professorship in German at West Point

Military Academy (37A-G8.17); and various subjects (37A-G8.18). Committee on Naval Affairs: Advisory Board of the Navy (37A-G9.1);

claims (374-09.2); rates of pay and hours of labor in navy yards (374-69.3); increase in the pay of workmen in the Washington, D. C.,

Navy Yard (376-69.4); and various subjects (374–69.5). Committee on Patents: renewal of the patent of Samuel Bentz for certain

improvements in the hulling of grain (37A-G10.1); renewal of the patent of Thomas Blanchard for bending wood (37A-G10.2); Evans' Patent Safety Guard for high-pressure boilers (374-G10.3); renewal of the patent of John Goulding for improvements in machinery for manufacturing woolen goods (374-u10.4); renewal of the patent of George Page for a portable sawmill (37A-G10.5); pay of Patent Office clerks (37A-G10.6); renewal of the patent of Frederick E. Sickels for improvements in constructing apparatus for regulating the valves of steam engines

(374-u10.7); and various subjects (37A-G10.8). Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: establishment of mail routes

in the States or Territories of Illinois (37A-Gl.l), Indiana (374Gll.2), Iowa (37A-G11.3), Kansas (37A-Gll.4), Kentucky (37A-G11.5), Maine (374-G11.6), Minnesota (374-Gll.7), Nebraska Territory (37.40 Al.8), Nevada Territory (37i-all.9), New Hampshire (37A-G11.10), New York (37A-Gll.ll), Ohio (37.-Gll.12), Pennsylvania (371-3l1.13), li ashington Territory (37A-G11,14), and Wisconsin (371-6l1.15); ocean mail routes (374-Gll.16); sending of small parcels of clothing and other articles for soldiers by mail (374-üll.17); and various subjects (37A-Gll.18).

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