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Committee on Coramerce: аdmeasurement of the tonnage of vessels of the
United States (38,-43.1); claims (38A-G3.2); construction of a ship canal around Niagara Falls (38A-43.3); increase in the pay of steamboat inspectors and customs officers (38A-G3.4); reciprocity treaty between the United States and Great Britain (38A-G3.5); river and harbor improvements (38A-G3.6); steamship lines (38A-13.7); and various subjects
(38A-43.8). Connittee on the District of Columbia: various subjects (38A-G4.1). Committee on Elections: various subjects (384-65.1). Committee on Expenditures in the var Department: improvident expenditures
and mismanagement in the Viar Department (38A-6.1). Committee on Foreign Affairs: claims (38A-G7.1); French spoliations
(384-47.2); and various subjects (38A-G7.3). Committee on Indian Affairs: various subjects (38A-G8.1). Committee on Invalid Pensions: claims (38A-G9.1), arranged alphabetically
by petitioner. Comittee on the Judiciary: amendment of the Constitution to abolish
slavery (38A-G10.1); confiscation of the property of persons supporting the rebellion (3Ex-ul0.2); Federal courts and judges (38A-u10.3);
slavery (384-jlo.4); and various subjects (38A-G10.5). Committee on the Library: United States employment of John Mix Stanley
to paint a picture illustrative of Indian history (38A-Gll.l). Committee on military Affairs: ambulance and hospital corps (38A-G12.1);
Gen. Robert Anderson's retirement (38A-G12.2); bounties (38A-G12.3); chaplains (384-412.4); claims (38A-G12.5); colored troops (38A-G12.6); conscript law (38A-G12.7); construction of the southwest branch of the Pacific Railroad (38A-G12.8); exchange and release of Union prisoners taken by Confederate forces (384-412.9); exemption of ministers of the gospel from military service (38A-G12.10); increase in the pay of officers and men in the Union Army (381-G12.ll); treatment of Confederate prisoners by Union forces (38A-G12.12); and various subjects (38A
officers against the Naval Advisory Board (38A-G13.2); increase of the
ious subjects (384-413.8). Committee on Patents: extension of Charles Goodyear's patent for the
vulcanization of rubber (38A-G14.1); extension of Jeorge Page's patent for a portable sawmill (384-614.2); extension of J. P. Sherwood's patent for improvements on door locks (3EA-G14.3); and various subjects
(3&H-U14.4). Committee on the Post Office and post Roads: abolition of the franking
privilege (381-615.1); claims (3 Eil-u15.2); establishment of postal routes in Illinois (384-415.3), Indiana (384-ül5.4), Iowa (38A-G15.5), Kentucky (38A-615.6), Maryland (384-G15.7), Massachusetts (384-G15.8), Michigan (384-615.9), winnesota (384-ül5.10), New York (3&A-G15.11), Ohio (38A-G15.12), Pennsylvania (38A-G15.13), and lisconsin (38A-G15.14); increase in the compensation of mail contractors and letter carriers (38A-G15.15); repeal of the 4th section of the "Act to provide for carrying the mails from the United States to foreign ports, and for other purposes," approved Mar. 25, 1864 (38A-015.16); and various sub
jects (38A-G15.17). Committee on Printing: printing of Charles Lanman's Dictionary of Con
gress for the use of the House (38A-G16.1). Committee on Private Land Claims: various subjects (386-617.1), arranged
alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: grant of land to the Guardian
Society of the District of Columbia for the construction of a House of
Industry and a Widows' and Orphans' Home (38A-G18.1).
the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Co. (38A-G19.1); grant of land
various subjects (384-419.9). Committee on Revolutionary Claims: various subjects (38A--G20.1), arranged
alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: various subjects (38A-G21.1), ar
ranged alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Roads and Canals: construction of a canal around Niagara
Falls (38A-G22.1); construction of roads in the western part of the country (38A-G22.2); construction of the St. Lawrence River Ciaterway Canal (38A-G22.3); establishment of a through railway line from New York to liashington (38A-G22.4); grant of lands to aid in the construction of the Southern Minnesota Railroad (384-G22.5); and various sub
jects (38A-G22.6). Committee on the Territories: construction of a capitol building and
prison in Dakota Territory (38A-G23.1); construction of roads in the western territory (38A-G23.2); and salary increases for judges of the
Supreme Court of Colorado Territory (38A-G23.3). Cornmittee on Ways and Means: amendment of the internal revenue law (38A
G24.1); claims (38A-G24.2); duties on paper and the materials used in the manufacture of paper (38A-G24.3); enactment of a tax on dogs (38AG24.4); improvement of rivers and harbors (38A-424.5); increase in the duty on wool (38A-G24.6); increase in the pay of assistant assessors of internal revenue (38A-G24.7); increase in the pay of employees of various departments of the Government (3&A-G24.8); location of branch mint at Portland, Oreg. (38A-424.9); national banks and banks chartered by the States (33A-G24.10); national income tax (38A-G24.11); repeal of the discriminatory duties on steel rails, axles, and tires (38A-G24.12); repeal of the tax on the gross receipts of ships and vessels (38A-424.13); taxation of distilled spirits (381-G24.14); taxation of cigars and tobacco (38A-G24.15); taxes on mineral waters (38A-G24.16); and various subjects (384-G24.17).
Select Committees: on Emancipation (38A-G25.1); on the Establishment of
a National Armory in the liest (38A-325.2); on Immigration (38A-G25.3); on the Pacific Railroad (38A-G25.4); on the Railroad From New York to Washington (38A-G25.5); and on the Rebellious States (38A-G25.6).
PETITIONS AND MEMORIAIS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED DOCUMENTS DIICH VERE TABLED. 2 ft.
480 Grouped by subject as follows: amendment of the conscription law (38A-H1.1); amendment of the Constitution of the United States to abolish slavery (38A-H1.2); bounties (38A-H1.3); claims for losses sustained by beef contractors and sutlers at the hands of Confederate troops (38A-H1.4); claims of property holders for supplies appropriated, and for office space leased, by military authorities of the United States (38A-H1.5); establishment of a uniform ambulance and hospital corps for the Army (38A-H1.6); exemption of ministers and aliens from military service (38A-H1.7); extension of patents held by Joseph Nock and Sarah Mather (38A-H1.8); improvement of rivers and harbors (38A-H1.9); increase in the pay of judges, criers, and bailiffs of Federal courts, and the appointment of a shorthand reporter for the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia (384-H1.10); increase in the pay of soldiers and sailors (38A-Hl.ll); pensions (38AH.12); the placing of colored soldiers on the same footing as white soldiers as regards pay and allowances (384-H1.13); ships and shipbuilding (38A-H1.14); and various subjects (38A-H1.15). Arranged chronologically within each group.
ELECTION RECORDS. 1 in.
Credentials of Representatives (38A-Kl), arranged alphabetically by State.
OTHER RECORDS. 5 in.
Two volumes of roll calls (38A-KI) and various papers (38n-K2). ranged chronologically within each group.
Records of Impeachment Proceedings
IMPEACHI:ENT OF ANDRE. G. MILLEN. 2 in.
483 Papers pertaining to impeachment proceedings against Andrew G. Killer, Judge of the U. S. District Court for the District of Wisconsin (38B-Al).
Records of the Office of the Clerk
RECORD BOOKS. 9 vols. i ft.
Bill book of House and Serate bills and resolutions together with index (38C-Al); register of bills and joint resolutions passed (38C-A2); petition book (38C-A3); record of orders of the day (38C-A4); and 4 account books, 38th Congress, to 41st Congress, 1st session (38C-A5). For
mbership of standing and select committees, see entry 398; and for Union Calendar and other account books, see entry 471.
OTHER RECORDS. 1 in.
485 Receipts for records withdrawn (380-B1), arranged chronologically. For Clerk's letter book, see entry 415.
THIRTY-NINTH CONGRESS, 1865-67
First Session, December 4, 1865-July 28, 1866
Records of Legislative Proceedings
MINUTE BOOK AND JOURNALS. 4 vols. i ft.
486 Minute book, Ist and 2d sessions (39 A-Al); and legislative journal, 1st session (39A-A2) and 2d session (39A-A3).
BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 13 ft.
487 Original House bills and bills upon which further action was taken (39A-B7); original House joint resolutions and joint resolutions upon which further action was taken (39A-B2); attested copies of House concurrent resolutions passed (39A-B3); House simple resolutions, motions, and orders (39A-B4); and 8 volumes of engrossed House bills and resolutions (39A-B5). Arranged nunerically within each group, except 39A-B4, which is arranged alphabetically by Congressman.
BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE SENATE AND CONSIDERED IN THE HOUSE. ll in.
488 Senate bills (391-C1) and Senate joint resolutions (39A-C2). Arranged numerically within each group.
ACCOMPANYING PAPERS FILE. 13 ft.
489 Papers submitted to various committees relating to claims, pensions, and other forms of private relief together with papers relatin; to public matters (39A-11). Arranged alphabetically by person, State, Territory, or subject.
COMMITTEE REPORTS. 7 ft.
490 Original committee reports, lst session (39A-El) and 2d session (39AE2). Arranged numerically within each group.
COM ITTEL PAPERS. 21 ft.
491 Records of the following committees, relating to the subjects listed or consisting of the kinds of documents specified: Committee on Accounts: For minutes, see entry 434. Committee on Agriculture: agricultural lands distributed to the States
(394-F1.1). Committee on Appropriations: the Attorney General's Office (39A-F2.1);
claims (39A-F2.2); the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb (39A-F2.3); the Commissioner of Public Buildin ;s (39:-2.4); the Federal courts (39A-F2.5); the House of Representatives (394-F2.6); the Library of Congress (394-F2.7); the metropolitan Police of ashington (391-F2.8); the St. Louis arsenal (39A-F2.9); papers from or about the executive departments: Agriculture (39A-F2.10), Interior, including numerous "Indian Papers" (39A-12.ll), Navy (39A-12.12), Post Office (39A-F2.13), State (39A-F2.14), Treasury (39A-F2.15), and liar (39A-F2.16); and various subjects (394-F2.17). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 39A-F2.2, which is arranged alphabetically.
Committee on Banking and Currency: a report on the national banks,
especially the Merchants National Bank of liashington (39A-F3.1). Committee on Claims: a volume of rough minutes, 39th Congress, Ist ses
sion, to 40th Congress, 2d session (39A-F4.1); a volume of minutes, 39th Congress, 2d session, to 42d Congress, 3d session (39A-F4.2); and a docket volume (39A-F4.3). For minutes, see entry 419; and letter
book, entry 434. Committee on Commerce: compensation of the U. S. consul at Quebec (394
F5.1); consolidation of Petersburg and Richmond collection districts in Virginia (39A-F5.2); lighthouse dues (39A-F5.3); lighthouse at Wangooshance, Mich. (39A-F5.4); port of entry for Calais, Maine (39AF5.5); quarantine warehouses for the port of New York (396-F5.6); registry, or other problems, relating to vessels (391-F5.7). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 39A-F5.7, which is arranged
alphabetically by name of vessel. Committee on the District of Columbia: Long Bridge over the Potomac
(39A-F6.1); opposition of the Guardian Society to a proposed house of correction for juvenile delinquents (39A-F6.2); proposal of a public park in the valley of Rock Creek (39A-F6.3). Arranged chronologically
within each group. There is also a docket volume (39A-F6.4). Committee on Elections: claim of Abelard Guthrie for representing in 1852,
the then unorganized Territory of Nebraska (39A-F7.1); and an election contest, Smith Fuller v. John L. Dawson, Pennsylvania (39A-F7.2). For minutes, see entry 419, and for an inquiry into public affairs in Maryland begun by the Committee on Elections but continued by the Committee
on the Judiciary, see 39A-F13.4, below. Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury Department: copies of Lieuten
ant General Grant's circular telegram of May 29, 1865, officially encouraging the resumption of the Southern export trade, especially in
cotton (39A-F8.1). Committee on Foreign Affairs: Anglo-American boundary impingements (39A
F9.1); banishment of criminals to the United States (39A-F9.2); claims (39A-F9.3); consular problems (39A-F9.4); exchange of statistical publications (39A-59.5); foreign consular jurisdiction in this country (39A-F9.6); judgment of the Lord Chancellor of England in the case of the United States v. Mclae, a financial agent of the late Confederate States (39A-19.7); medal for the patriotic generosity of Cornelius Vanderbilt (39A-F9.8); Paris Universal Exposition (39A-F9.9); presents from foreign powers (39A-F9.10); organization of the Department of State (39A-F9.11); relations with Brazil, Fiji, Mexico, Santo Domingo, and Switzerland (39A-F9.12); and various subjects (394-F9.13). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 39A-F9.3 and 39A-F9.4, which are arranged alphabetically. There are also a volume of minutes, 39th Congress, 1st session, to 41st Congress, 3d session (39A-F9.14);
and a docket volume (39A-F9.15). Committee on Freedmen's Affairs: attested House resolutions of Dec. 10,
1866 (39A-F10.1); funds received by the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (39A-F10.2); and scarcity of food in South Caro
lina (39 A-110.3). Arranged by subject. Committee on Indian Affairs: administration of the Indian Office (39.
Full); attested copies of House resolutions (39A-F11.2); bids, goods,