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Committee on Reform in the Civil Service: a list of employees in the

Treasury Department, 1873 (43A-F26.1), and a list of employees in the

War Department, 1873 (43A-F26.2). Arranged by subject. Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: fragmentary minutes of the committee

(43A-F27.1). For docket, see entry 532. Committee on the Territories: a volume of minutes (43A-F28.1). For other

minutes, see entry 434. Committee on War Claims: Chicago Fair Grounds (43A-F29.1); claims rejected

by the Commissioners of claims, i. 8., Southern Claims Commission, Report No. 3 (43A-F29.2) and Report No. 4 (43A-F29.3); and various subjects (43A-F29.4). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 43AF29.2 and 43A-F29.3, which are arranged numerically. There is also a docket volume (43A-F29.5). For a consolidated index to claims reported

by the Commissioners, and a list of claims disallowed, see entry 532. Committee on Ways and Means: committee administration (43A-F30.1); inter

nal revenue law (43A-F30.2); investigation of the Sanborn Contracts (43AF30.3); investigation into the affairs of the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. (43A-F30.4); moieties and informers' fees (43A-F30.5); national finance (43A-F30.6); papers accompanying specific bills (43A-F30.7); tariff (43A-F30.8); and various subjects (43A-F30.9). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 43A-F30.7, which is arranged numerically by bill. There is also a docket volume (43A-F30.10). For

another docket, see entry 532. Select Committees: on the Centennial Celebration and the Proposed National

Census of 1875, a docket volume (43A-F31.1); on the Washington Monument (43A-F31.2); on the Levees of the Mississippi, including a volume of minutes and docket entries (43A-F31.3); and on That Part of the President's Message Rolating to the Late Insurrectionary States, including minutes of the committee (43A-F31.4).

ORIGINALS OF PRINTED HOUSE DOCUMENTS. 143 vols. 36 ft.

547 Original executive documents, 1st session (43A-G1) and 2d session (43A-G2); and original miscollaneous documents, 1st session (43A-G3) and 2d session (43A-G4). Arranged numerically within each group.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED
DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE REFERRED TO COMMITTEES. 20 ft.

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Grouped by specified committees listed below, thereunder by subject.
Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group.
Committee on Appropriations: various subjects (43A-H1.1).
Committee on Banking and Currency: various subjects (43A-H2.1).
Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures: coinage at the Denver Mint

(43A-H3.1); reforms in the system of weights and measures, particularly

the use of the metric system (43A-H3.2); and various subjects (43A-H3.3). Committee on Commerce: repeal of the act appointing Shipping Commissioners,

passed June 7, 1872 (43A-H4.1) and various subjects (43A-H4.2). Committee on the District of Columbia: bridges (43A-H5.1); railways (43A

H5.2); use of Corcoran Square for a public market (43A-15.3); and

various subjects (43A-H5.4). Committee on Foreign Affairs: settlement of international difficulties

by arbitration or other pacific means (43A-H6.1) and various subjects (43A-H6.2).

Committee on Invalid Pensions: passage of H. R. 1179, a bill providing

for increased pensions to disabled soldiers (43A-H7.1) and various sub

jects (43A-H7.2). Coramittee on the Judiciary: appointment of a commission to investigate

the alcoholic liquor traffic (43A-H8.1); bankruptcy law (43A-H8.2); aivil rights legislation (43A-H8.3); constitutional amendment to prohibit the manufacture, importation, and sale of intoxicating liquor in the Unitod States (43A-H8.4); distribution of the Geneva award (43A18.5); election of United States Senators by popular vote (43A-H8.6); liquor, general (43A-H8.7); removal of the V. S. District Court from

Keokuk to Burlington, Iowa (43A-H8.8); and various subjects (43A-H8.9). Committee on Manufactures: various subjects (43A-H9.1). Committee on military Affairs: bowties (43A-H10.1); modification of

homestead law, in favor of veterans, to dispense with the necessity of actual residence (43A-H10.2); Presidio of San Francisco, Calif. (43A

H0.3); and various subjects (43A-H10.4);
Comanittee on the Pacific Railroad: various subjects (43A-H12.1).
Committee on Patents: extension of the Wells patent for the forming of

hat bodies (43A-H12.1), and manufacture of patented articles by other than the owner of the patent, on the payment of a reasonable royalty

(43A-H12.2). Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: mail routes (43A-H13.1);

Pacific Mail Steamship Co. subsidy (43A-H13.2); pay of postal employees (43A-H13.3); postage on newspapers, periodicals, and books (43A-H13.4);

and various subjects (43A-H13.5). Committee on Printing: various subjects (43A-H14.1). Committee on Public Lands: emendment of the Timber Culture Act of Mar.

3, 1873 (43A-115.1); lands for the Christian denomination called Mennonites of South Russia and Prussia" (43A-H15.2); and various sub

jects (43A-H25.3). Committee on Railways and Canals: construction of a canal from Hennepin

on the Illinois River, to Rock Island on the Mississippi (43A-H26.1); construction of a double-track freight railway from tidewater to the Missouri River (43A-H 6.2); Government aid in completing the Western North Carolina Rail Road (43A-H16.3); incorporation of the Eastern and

Western Transportation Co. (43A-H16.4); and various subjects (43A-H16.5). Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: various subjects (43A-H17.1). Committee on the Territories: various subjects (43A-H18.1). Cammittee on Ways and loans: currency (43A-H19.1); extension of the time

for payment of taxes on whiskey held in bond (43A-H19.2); friction matches (43A-H9.3); hops (43A-H19.4); iron and steel (43A-H19.5); moiety system (43A-H19.6); repeal of the stamp tax on medicinal preparations, with such tax to be continued an patent or proprietary medicines (43A-119.7); restoration of the 10-percent duty taken off loading foreign products in 1872, and against a duty on tea and coffee (43A-H19.8); tinplate (43A-F19.9); tobacco and licorice (43A-F19.10); type (43A-H19.1); vinegar (43A-H29.12); wines (43A-H19.13); and various

subjects (43A-H19.14). Select Committee on Salaries: various subjects (43A-H20.1).

ELECTION RECORDS. 5 in.

Credentials of Representatives (43A-J2), arranged alphabetically by State.

OTHER RECORDS: 2 ft.

550 Copies of telegrams received (43A-KI) and copies of telegrams sent (43A_K2) by departmental telegraph lines which connected the House of Representatives with all the executive departments and the Government Printing Office; and various papers (43A-K3). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 43A-K3, which is arranged by subject.

Records of the Office of the Clerk Por index to claims, pensions, etc., see entry 498.

RECORD BOOKS. 16 vols. 2 ft.

552 Bill book of House bills and resolutions together with index (43C-A1); bill book of Senate bills and resolutions (43C-A2); individual ledger (43C-A3); register of enrolled bills and resolutions, 43d Congress, 1st session, to 44th Congress, 1st session (43C-A4); register of committee reports (43C-A5); register of executive documents (43C-A6); register of miscellaneous documents (43C-A7); and 6 account books recording expenditures of the Clerk's Office (43C-A8). For other account books, see entries 525 and 539.

OTHER RECORDS. 1 ft.

552 Check stubs showing expenditures from the contingent fund (43C-B1), arranged numerically; and various papers (43C-B2), arranged by subject.

FORTY-FOURTH CONGRESS, 1875-77

First Session, December 6, 1875-August 15, 1876
Second Session, December 4, 1876-March 3, 1877

Records of Legislative Proceedings

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MINUTE BOOKS AND JOURNALS. 5 vols. 2 ft.

Minute book, 1st session (44A-A2); legislative journal, 1st session (44A-A2); minute book, 2d session (44A-A3); and legislative journal, 2d session (44A-A4).

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 13 ft.

554 Twenty volumes of original House bills (441-B1); l volume of original House joint resolutions (441-B2); original House concurrent resolutions (441-B3); House simple resolutions, notions, and orders (444-B4); desk copies of House bills passed (441-B5); desk copies of House joint resolutions passed (44A-B6); and 8 volumes of engrossed House bills and resolutions (44A-B7). Arranged numerically within each group, except 444-B3, which is arranged chronologically, and 44A-B4, which is arranged alphabetically by Congressman.

BILIS ORIGINATING IN THE SENATE AND CONSIDERED IN THE HOUSE.

Senate bills (441-C1), arranged numerically.

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ACCOMPANYING PAPERS FILE. 54 ft.

Papers relating to claims, pensions, and other forms of private relief together with papers relating to public matters (444-D2). Arranged alphabetically by person, state, Territory, or subject.

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COMITTEE REPORTS. 59 vols. 15 ft.

Original committee reports, lst session (44A-El) and 2d session (47AL2). Arranged numerically within each group.

COMMITTEE PAPERS. 42 ft.

... 558 Records of the following committees, relating to the subjects listed or consisting of the kinds of documents specified: Committee on Accounts: Folding Room investigation (44A-F1.1) and a ledger

of the miscellaneous expenses of the committee, 44th Congress, 1st session, to 45 th Congress, 2d session (44A-F1.2). For minutes, see entry

518. Committee on Agriculture: various subjects (444-F2.1), arranged chrono

logically. Committee on Appropriations: claims (46A-F3.1); papers from or about the

Court of claims (44A-F3.2), the District of Columbia (44A-F3.3), the Government Printing Office (44A-F3.4), the House of Representatives and the Senate (44A-F3.5), the Smithsonian Institution (44A-F3.6), the Supreme Court (44A-F3.7), the U. S. Board Appointed to Test Iron and Stool (44A-F3.8), the U. S. Commission on Fish and Fisheries (44A-F3.9), and the Washington Monument (44A-F3.10); papers from or about exocutive departments: Agriculture (44A-F3.11), Interior (444-F3.12), Justice (44A-F3.13), Navy (464-F3.14), Post Office (444-F3.15), State (444F3.16), Troasury (44A-F3.17), and War (44A-F3.18); and various subjects (44A-F3.19). Arranged chronologically within each group. For letter

press copies of outgoing correspondence, see entry 504. Committee on Banking and Currency: various subjects (44A-F4.1), arranged

by subject. There is also a docket volume (44A-F4.2). Committee on Claims: complaints and affidavits against C. F. Benjamin,

Clerk of the Southern Claims Commission (44A-F5.1). There is also a

docket volume (44A-F5.2). For minutes, see entry 546. Committee on Commerce: bridge construction (44A-F6.1); investigation of

combinations among railroads to control commerce (44A-F6.2); passage
of small craft under bridges spanning navigable streams (44A-F6.3);
river and harbor improvements (44A-F6.4); and various subjects (441-

F6.5). Arranged chronologically within each group.
Committee on the District of Columbia: investigation of the Board of

Audit (44A-F7.1) and various subjects (44A-F7.2). Arranged by subject.

For minutes, soe entry 518; and dockets, entries 518 and 532.
Committee on mections: claims (44A-F8.1); contested election cases of

J. G. Abbott v. Rufus S. Frost, Massachusetts (44A-F8.2), Joseph A.
Breaux v. C. B. Darrall, Louisiana (44A-F8.3), Frederick G. Bromberg
v. Jeremiah Haralson, Alabama (46A-F8.4), C. W. Butts v. E. W. M.
Mackey, South Carolina (44A-F8.5), E. St. Julien Cox v. Horace B. Strait,

Minnesota (44A-F8.6), Jesse J. Finley v. Josiah T. Walls, Florida (44A-F8.7), Thomas B. Florence v. Chapman Freeman, Pennsylvania (441F8.8), Samuel Loe v. Joseph H. Rainey, South Carolina (44A-F8.9), John V. Le Moyne v. Charles B. Farwell, Illinois (44A-F8.10), Augustus N. Lowry v. Nelson J. Norton, New York (44A-F8.11), James H. Platt, Jr. v. John Goode, Virginia (44A-F8.12), James T. Rapier v. Jeremiah N. Williams, Alabama (44A-F8.13), Roderick Seal v. John R. Lynch, Mississippi (44A-F8,14), William B. Spencer v. Frank Morey, Louisiana (44A-F8.15), Pedro Valdez v. Stephen B. Elkins, New Mexico Territory (44A-F8.16), and G. H. White v. John A. Hyman, North Carolina (44178.17); and various subjects (44A-F8.18). Arranged by subject, except 44A-F8.1, which is arranged alphabetically by claimant. For minutes,

800 entry 532. Committee on Expenditures in the Interior Department: subpenas issued for

the appearance of various persons before the committee (44A-F9.1), ar

ranged alphabetically; and a volune of minutes (44A-F9.2). Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice: a docket volimo

(44A-F10.1). Committee on Expenditures in the Navy Department: transfer of the Naval

Fiscal Agency at London (44A-F71.1) and various subjects (44A-F11.2).

Arranged chronologically within each group. Committee on Expenditures on the Public Buildings: construction of the

New York Post Office (44A-F12.1) and various subjects (44A-F12.2).

Arranged chronologically within each group.
Committee on Expenditures in the State Department: papers relative to

the conduct of John A. Bridgeland, United States consul at Le Havre, France (44A-F13.1); consulates (44A-F13.2); and various subjects (444

F13.3). Arranged chronologically within each group.
Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury Department: captured and

abandoned property (44A-F14.1); water-proofing process employed in the manufacture of fractional currency (44A-F14.2); and various sub

jects (44A-F14.3). Arranged chronologically within each group. Committee on Expenditures in the War Department: various subjects

(44A-F15.1), arranged chronologically. Committee on Foreign Affairs: case of the brig Surprise, whose papers

were retained by the U. S. consul at Trinidad (44A-F16.1); conduct of George F. Seward, U. S. Minister to China (44A-F16.2); Cuban affairs (44A-F16.3); German Empire (44A-F16.4); Great Britain (44A-F16.5); Ireland (44A-F16.6); Mexico (44A-F16.7); South Africa (44A-F16.8); relationship of Robert Schenck, U. S. Minister to the Court of St. James, with the Ema Mine (44A-F16.9); Tunis (44A-F16.10); Turkey (44A-F16.11); Venezuela (44A-F16.12); and various subjects (44A-F16.13). Arranged chronologically within each group. There is also a docket volume (444F16.14). For minutes and a volume recording the agenda referred to

individual members, see entry 546. Committee on Indian Affairs: conduct of Indian offices (44A-F17.1);

proposed transfer of the management of Indian affairs from the Interior Department to the War Department (44A-F17.2); and various subjects (44A-F17.3). Arranged chronologically within each group. There are also a minute book, 44th Congress, 1st session, to 46th Congress, 2d session (464-F27.4); and a docket volume (44A-F17.5).

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