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and contracts (39A-F11.3); captives (39A-F11.4); Indian policy (39AF11.5); transcribed quarterly accounts, 1865 and 1866, of the Southern Superintendency, Ft. Leavenworth, Kans., and its subordinate agencies (39A-F11.6); and tribal matters of the following regions: California (39A-F11.7), Kansas and Nebraska (39A-F11.8), Minnesota and the Sioux country (39A-F11.9), Montana and the Pacific Northwest (39A-F11.10), New Mexico and Utah (39A-F11.ll), the Southern Superintendency (39AFl1.12); and the Upper Missouri River country (39A-F11.13). Arranged
chronologically within each group. Committee on Invalid Pensions: a docket volume (39A-F12.1). For minutes,
see entry 449. Committee on the Judiciary: attested House resolutions (39A-F13.1); civil
and legal rights, especially of freedmen (39A-F13.2); nominations for customs and internal revenue positions ignored or rejected by the Senate (39A-F13.3); inquiry into public affairs in Maryland begun by the Committee on Elections and continued by the Committee on the Judiciary (394-F13.4); legislative proposals affecting the Federal judiciary and law enforcement personnel (39A-F13.5); proposal for a U. S. Manual Labor Corps (396-F13.6); protection of Federal officials, including Provost Marshal personnel, from local vindictiveness (39A-F13.7); repair of Southern railroads (39A-F13.8); return of various Louisiana properties (39.2-F13.9); trial of Jefferson Davis, president of the late Confederate States, for treason (39A-F13.10); woman suffrage (39AF13.11); various court or legal problems of regional interest (39AF13.12). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 39A-F13.9, which is arranged numerically, and 39ti-F13.12, which is arranged alphabetically by State or Territory. There is also a docket volume (39A
F13.13). For minutes, see entry 477. Committee on Manufactures: a docket volume, 39th Congress, 1st session,
to 420 Congress, 2d session (39A-F14.1). Committee on Military Affairs: bounty for Missouri militia (39A-F15.1);
detention of the Michigan Cavalry Regiment (39A-F15.2); fraud in recruiting in the Provost Marshal's Department, Viestern District of New York (39A-F15.3); horses and equipage of the 1st Regiment of Dakota Cavalry (39A-F15.4); indictment, in 1866, of A. B. Morey for acts allegedly committed during the occupation of Vicksburg, Miss. (39A-F15.5); payment of commutation of rations to prisoners of war for the period of their confinement (39A-F15.6); scope of statistical information available in the Provost Marshal General's Bureau (394F15.7); and various subjects (39A-F15.8). Arranged chronologically within each group. There are also a volume of minutes (39A-F15.9) and
a docket volume (39A-715.10). Committee on the lilitia: analysis and amendment of militia legislation
(391-F16.1), arranged chronologically; and correspondence and views from various localities (39A-F16.2), arranged alphabetically by State or Territory. There is also a docket volume, 39 th Congress, Ist session, to 41st Congress, 1st session, and 44th Congress, 1st and 2d
sessions (39.-116.3). Committee on Naval Affairs: Bureau of Ordnunce commendation to inspector
D. Lynch, ivorfolk, Va. (39.1- 17.1); freshwater basin at or near Portland, maine, for ironclad vessels of the Navy (39H-1'17.2); pay of
pilots in the gunboat service and elsewhere (39A-F17.3); and restoration of Comdr. Aaron K. Hughes to the active list of the Navy (39A
F17.4). Arranged by subject. Committee on the Pacific Railroad: a volume of minutes (39A-F18.1) and
a docket volume (39A-F18.2), both covering 39 th Congress, 1st session,
to 43d Congress, 2d session. Committee on Patents: a docket volume, 39th Congress, 1st session, and
41st Congress, 3d session (394-F19.1). Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: legislative views of the
Auditor of the Treasury for Post Office Department (39A-F20.1); post routes or other matters of primary interest to localities (39A-120.2); railway bridge over the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa (39AF20.3); and various subjects (39A-F20.4). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 39A-F20.2, which is arranged alphabetically
by State or Territory. Committee on Private Land Claims: a docket volume, 39th Congress, Ist
session, to 41st Congress, 3d session (39A-F21.1). Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: the Capitol, especially as to
its ventilation (39A-F22.1); improvements to streets and avenues passing through or by Federal property (394-F22.2); Long Bridge over the Potomac River (39A-F22.3); the lihite House (39A-F22.4); and various
subjects (39A-F22.5). Arranged chronologically within each group. Committee on Public Expenditures: a volume of minutes, 39th Congress,
1st session, to 41st Congress, 2d session (39A-23.1). For docket,
see entry 465. Committee on Public Lands: committee memoranda, including draft minutes
for Feb. 3, 10, and il, 1865 (39A-F24.1); confirmation of titles to public lands disposed of in Mississippi under conditions of secession (39A-F24.2); encouragement to tree planting (39A-F24.3); Joseph Leidy's effort to publicize his description of Nebraskan fossil remains (39AF24.4); public land problems in California (39A-F24.5); quieting titles to certain lands ceded by the United States to States (391-F24.6); railways and transportation in the West (39A-F24.7); subjection of Tennessee school lands to exploitation for copper (39 H-F24.8); and various subjects (391-F24.9). Arranged chronologically within each group. There ars also a volume of minutes, 39th Congress, 1st session, to 42d Congress, 3d session (39A-F24.10); and a docket volume (39A
F24.11). Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: A docket volume, 39th Congress, 1st
session, to 41st Congress, 3d session (39A-F25.1). Committee on the Territories: codification of the laws of the Territory
of Dakota (39A-F26.1); the Great Trail west from Leavenworth, Kans., as an example of neglect in public upkeep (397-F26.2); a pamphlet, Laws of the Territory of New iiexico Passed by the Legislative Assembly, Session 1565-66, Orinted at Santa Fe, 1366 (39A-F26.3); and protest of John Titus about local real estate grants to Mormon interests in the Territory of Utah (394-526.4). Arranged by subject. There is also a docket volume, 39th Congress, Ist session, to 41st Congress, 3d session
(39A-F26.5). For minutes, see entry 434. Committee on rays and weans: appointments to membership on various House
committees (39A-27.1); attested House resolutions (394-F27.2); copies
of House bills (39A-F27.3); correspondence of the chairman, Justin s. Morrill, a Representative from Vermont (394-F27.4); correspondence of a committee member, Samuel Hooper, a Representative from Massachusetts (39A-F27.5); invitations and letters of introduction (39A-F27.6); requests for publications or papers (39A-F27.7); papers on substantive topics, as follows: Canadian reciprocity (39A-F27.8), commodity tariff or commodity taxation (39A-F27.9), direct taxes (39A-F27.10), drawbacks and exports (39A-F27.11), Government personnel (39A-F27.12), immigration (39A-F27.13), income tax (39A-F27.14), internal revenue (39A-F27.15), national currency and finance (39A-F27.16), railroads and interstate commerce (39A-F27.17), tariff policy (394-F27.18), taxation policy (394F27.19), and other subjects (39A-F27.20); and papers from or concerning the Commissioner of Public Buildings (394-F27.21), the Congress, especially the House of Representatives (39A-F27.22), and the executive departments:' Agriculture (39A-F27.23), Interior (394-F27.24), Navy (39A-F27.25), Post Office (39A-F27.26), State (39A-F27.27), Treasury (39A-F27.28), and var (39A-F27.29). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 39A-F27.2 and 39A-727.3, which are arranged numeri
cally. There is also a docket volume, 1st session (39A-F27.30). Select Committees: on Alleged Private meetings of Kiembers of the House
viith a view to a Corrupt Bargain with the President (39A-F28.1); on the Murder of Union Soldiers in South Carolina (39A-F28.2); and on Reconstruction (39 A-F28.3).
ORIGINALS OF PRINTED HOUSE DOCUMENTS. 21 ft.
492 Original executive documents, Ist session (394-61) and 2d session (39-42); and original miscellaneous documents, 1st session (396-63) and 2d session (39A-G4). Arranged nunerically within each group.
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED
493 Grouped by specified comnittees listed below, thereunder by subject. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group, unless otherwise indicated. Committee on Agriculture: various subjects (394-H1.1). Committee on Appropriations: increase in pay for Government employees
(39A-H2.1); removal of the wreck of the steamer Scotland at Sandy look (39A-H2.2); reward offered for the apprehension of the assassin Booth
(39A-H2.3); and various subjects (39A-H2.4). Committee on Banking and Currency: various subjects (39A-H3.1). Committee on Claims: claims (39A-H4.1), arranged alphabetically by peti
tioner. Committee on Comnerce: harbor improvement (394-H5.1); increase in pay
for Government employees (39.-15.2); insurance legislation (39.-15.3); quarantine in the Port of New York (394-H5.4); registry of vessels (394-15.5); rivers and canals (39 A-115.6); transportation of gunpowder
on steamboats (396–15.7); and various subjects (3 GA-115.8).
Committee on Expenditures in the Navy Department: a petition to increase
the pay of employees of the lashington Navy Yard (39A-H9.1).
Virginia (39A-H14.1); civil rights, suffrage, and equality before the
and various subjects (39A-H24.10). Committee on Military Affairs: bounties (39A-H15.1); commutation price
of Army ration (39A-H15.2); perpetuation of the Veteran Reserve Corps
(39A-H15.3); and various subjects (39A-H15.4).
privilege (39A-H19.1); bridges over the lississippi River (39A-H19.2); change in postal law to allow books, pamphlets, etc., to be sent public libraries and historical societies without prepayment of postage (39AH19.3); mail routes (39A-H19.4); pay increase for postal workers (39A
H19.5); stamped envelopes (39A-H19.6); and various subjects (391-H19.7). Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: public park for cities of
biashington and Georgetown (39A-H20.1) and various subjects (39A-H20.2). Committee on Public Lands: extension of the land grant of the Amboy,
Lansing, and Traverse Bay Railroad Co., in michigan (39A-H21.1); land grants to aid education (391-H21.2); land grant to Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad (39A-1121.3); land grants for railroads, canals, roads, and harbors (39A-H21.4); return to the market of certain reserved land
(39A-H21.5); and various subjects (39.-H21.6). Committee on hevolutionary Pensior.s: pensions for soldiers of the .ar of
1812 (39 A-H22.1). Committee on Roads and Canals: increased transit facilities (39 A-H23.1). Committee on the Territories: various subjects (39 -H24.1). Committee on lays and Means: agricultural implements (39A-H25.1); banks
and banking (391-H25.2); barley (39H-H25.3); books, charts, maps, and pamphlets (39A-425.4); cigars and tobacco (39.-25.5); copper (39A-H25.6); dogs (39A-1125.7); flax and hemp (39A-H25.8); hardware (39A-'125.9); increase in pay for Government workers (394-H25.10); iron and steel (394H25.11); manufacturers' tax (39A-H25.12); medicines (39 A-i25.13); ivississippi iliver levees (39A-H25.14); petroleum (39A-1125.15); photographs (39A-H25.ló); protection of merican industry (391-1125.17); reciprocity treaty with the British Provinces (39A-H25.18); regulation of insurance (39A-H25.19); relief of fire insurance compaies from tax upon preiniums (39A-H25.20); ivool (39 A-1125.21); and various subjects (39A-H25.22).
and bankin 3391-425.4); and hemp (394-139:-H25.10.3s (39A-H123;? bhoto
Select Committees: on the Bankruptcy Law (39 A-H26.1); on a National
Bureau of Education (39A-H26.2); and on the Pacific Railroad (394-
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS HICH WERE TABLED. 2 in.
494 Grouped by subject as follows: claims (39A-Jl.l) and various subjects (39A-Jl.2). Arranged chronologically within each group.
OTHER RECORDS. 3 in.
Roll calls (39A-KI), arranged chronologically; and various papers (39A-K2), arranged by subject.
Records of the Office of the Clerk
RECORD BOOKS. 6 vols. 11 in.
Bill book of House and Senate bills and resolutions (39C-Al); register of bills originating in and passed by the House (39C-A2); petition book (39C-A3); record of orders of the day (39C-A4); and statement of contingent expenses, 39 th Congress, 2d session, to 40th Congress, 2d session (39C-A5). For other account books, see entries 471 and 484.
OTHER RECORDS. Less than 1/4 in.
Record of records withdrawn (39C-B1), arranged chronologically.
INDEX. 1 vol. 1 in.
498 Index to papers submitted to various committees in support of claims, pensions, and other forms of private relief, 39 th Congress, 1st session, to 43d Congress, 2d session (39C-C1).
FORTIETH CONGRESS, 1867-69
First Session, March 4-December 2, 1867
Third Session, December 7, 1868-March 3, 1869
Records of Legislative Proceedings
MINUTE BOOK AND JOURNAIS. 4 vols. i ft.
499 Minute book, Ist, 2d, and 3d sessions (40A-Al); and legislative journal, 2d session (40A-A2) and 3d session (40A-A3).
BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 16 ft.
Original House bills and bills upon which further action was taken (40A-B1); original House joint resolutions and joint resolutions upon which further action was taken (40A-B2); engrossed House concurrent resolutions (404-13); House simple resolutions, motions, and orders (40A-14); and 8 volumes of engrossed House bills and resolutions (40A-B5). Arranged numerically within each group, except 40A-B3, which is arranged chronologically, and 40A-B4, which is arranged alphabetically by Congressman.