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Committee on Invalid Pensions: various subjects (44A-F18.1), arranged by

subject. There are also 2 docket volumes (44A-F28.2). For minutes,

see entry 449. Committee on the Judiciary: investigation of Pacific railroads (44A-F19.1);

conduct of Judges J. B. Belford and A. W. Stone of Colorado Territory (44A-F19.2); and various subjects (44A-F19.3). Arranged chronologically within each group. There are also a volume of minutes (44A-F19.4) and

2 docket volumes (44A-F19.5). Committee on Military Affairs: reports of inspection of money accounts

of disbursing officers of the Army (44A-F20.1); testimony relating to the operation of the Soldiers' Home and the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (44A-F20.2); and various subjects (44A-F20.3). Arranged chronologically within each group. There are also 2 docket

volumes (444-F20.4). For minutes, see entry 546. Committee on the Militia: arming and equipping the Militia of the United

States (44A-F21.1), arranged chronologically. For docket, see entry

491. Committee on the Mississippi Lovees: various subjects (44A-F22.1), ar

ranged chronologically. There is also a docket volume (444-F22.2). Committee on Naval Affairs: various subjects (44A-F23.1), arranged

chronologically. Cammittee on the Pacific Railroad: Central Pacific Railroad (444-F24.1);

Northern Pacific Railroad (44A-F24.2); Oregon Branch of the Pacific Railroad (44A-F24.3); Southern Pacific Railroad (44A-F24.4); Texas Pacific Railroad (44A-F24.5); Union Pacific Railroad (44A-F24.6); and various subjects (441-F24.7). Arranged chronologically within each group. There are also a volume of minutes, 44th Congress, 1st session, to 45th Congress, 2d session (44A-F24.8); and a docket volume (44A

F24.9). Committee on Patents: J. W. Rexford's patent for "improvement in rectify

ing and oxygenating apparatus" (44A-F25.1) and various subjects (44AF25.2). Arranged by subject. There are also a volume of minutes, 44th Congress, 1st session, to 46th Congress, 3d session (44A-F25.3);

and a docket volume (44A-F25.4). Committee on the post office and Post Roads: establishment of mail routes

in States and Territories (44A-F26.1); report of fines and reductions from the pay of mail contractors, July 4, 1874, to June 24, 1876 (444-F26.2); and various subjects (464-F26.3). Arranged chronologically within each group, excepc 44A-F26.1, which is arranged alphabetically

by State or Territory. Committee on Printing: memorial addresses on the life and character of

M. C. Kerr, Speaker of the House (44A-F27.1); general inquiry into the Government Printing Office as to cost of work (444-F27.2); and

various subjects (44A-F27.3). Arranged by subject. Committee on Private Land Claims: various subjects (44A-F28.1), arranged

chronologically. There are also a minute book, 44th Congress, 1st session, to 45th Congress, 3d session (44A-F28.2); and 3 docket volunes, 44th Congress, 1st session, to 45th Congress, 2d session (44A-F28.3).

For additional minutes and docket, see entry 532. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: Chicago Customhouse investiga

tion (44A-F29.1); expenditures for the use and improvement of public

grounds in the city of Washington from July 1, 1871, to Dec. 31, 1875 (44A-F29.2); public buildings erected or rented for the use of various Government agencies (441-F29.3); ventilation of the Hall of the House of Representatives (44A-F29.4); and various subjects (44A-F29.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 44A-F29.3, which is arranged alphabetically by State or Territory. There is also a docket

volwe (461-F29.6). For minutos, see entry 532. Committee on Public Expenditures: various subjects (44A-F30.1), arranged

chronologically. For docket and minutes, see entry 504. Committee on Public Lands: Louisiana swamplands selected by Surveyor

General's office at New Orleans (44A-F31.1); suspended entries of public land for 1876 (44A-F31.2); and various subjects (44A-F31.3).

Arranged chronologically within each group. For minutes, see entry 546. Committee on Railways and Canals: a volume of minutes, 44th Congress, 1st

session, to 46th Congress, 3d session (44A-F32.1); and a docket volwe

(44A-F32.2). Committee on Reform in the Civil Service, Select: investigation of the

conduct of M. D. Loggett, ex-Commissioner of Patents (44A-F33.1); investigation of charges against W. J. Purman, Representative from Florida (44A-F33.2); investigation of the Secret Service Department (44A-F33.3); investigation of charges against John W. Wright and Alexander Clapperton, indicted for defrauding the Government (44A-F33.4); and various subjects

(44A-F33.5). Arranged chronologically within each group. Committee on Revision of the Laws: correction of errors and omissions in

the Revised Statutes (44A-F34.1) and various subjects (44A-F34.2). Ar

ranged chronologically within each group. Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: a combination minute and docket book

(44A-F35.1). Committee on the Territories: election of Territorial and local officers

(44A-F36.1); papers relating to Colorado (44A-F36.2), Dakota (44AF36.3), Idaho (44A-F36.4), New Mexico (44A-F36.5), Oklahoma (44A-F36.6), Utah (44A-F36.7), and Washington (44A-F36.8); and various subjects (464-F36.9). Arranged chronologically within each group. There is also a volume of minutes, 44th Congress, 1st session, to 46th Congress,

3d session (44A-F36.10). Committee on War. Claims: claims rejected by the Commissioners of claims,

i. e., Southern claims Commission, Report No. 5 (444-F37.1) and Report No. 6 (44A-F37.2). Arranged numerically within each group. There are also 3 docket volumes (44A-F37.3). For a consolidated index to claims reported by the Commissioners, and a list of claims disallowed, 888

entry 532. Committee on Ways and Means: commodity tariff (44A-F38.1); commodity

taxation (44A-F38.2); financial affairs (44A-F38.3); papers from or about the Interior Department (44A-F38.4); papers from or about the Treasury Department (44A-F38.5); tariff policy (44A-F38.6); tax policy (44A-F38.7); papers relating to the Treasury's payment of $18,938.79 to the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, and Colorado Railroad Co. (44A-F38.8); and various subjects (44A-F38.9). Arranged chronologically within each group. There are also a volume of minutes (44A-F38.10) and 2

docket volumes (44A-F38.11). Select Committees: on Federal offices in Louisiana (44A-F39.1); on the

Privileges, Powers, and Duties of the House of Representatives in

Counting the Electoral Votes for President and Vice President of the United States, including a volume of minutes (44A-F39.2); on the Real Estate Pool and Jay Cooke's Indebtedness (44A-F39.3); on the Recent Election in Florida (44A-F39.4); on the Recent Election in New York and Philadelphia (44A-F39.5); on the Use of Troops in the Southern States (44A-F39.6); on Whiskey Trials in St. Louis (44A-F39.7); and to Investigate the Affairs of the Freedman's Savings and Trust Co., a docket book (44A-F39.8).

559

ORIGINALS OF PRINTED HOUSE DOCUMENTS. 227 vols. 54 ft.

Original executive documents, 1st session (44A-GI) and 2d session (44A-GZ); and original miscellaneous documents, 1st session (44A-G3) and 2d session (441-64). Arranged numerically within each group.

560

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED

DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE REFERRED TO COMMITTEES. 22 ft.

Grouped by specified committees listed below, thereunder by subject. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group. Committee on Appropriations: claims (44A-H1.1); erection of public build

ings and other public works (44A-HI.2); free distribution of seeds by the Government (464-H.3); Government employees and salaries (444-H1.4); National Medical Library in Washington (44A-H2.5); scientific tosting of iron and steel (44A-H1.6); Signal Service (44A-H.7); signal station

on Block Island (44A-H1.8); and various subjects (44A-H1.9). Committee an Banking and Currency: resumption of specie payment (44A

H2.1); tax on bank deposits, circulation, and capital (464-H2.2); and

various subjects (44A-H2.3). Committee on Commerce: cheap telegraphy (444-83.1); improvement of Harlem

River and Spuyten Duyvil Creek, N. Y. (441-H3.2); laws to regulate commerce and prevent unjust discrimination by common carriers (464-H3.3);

and various subjects (44A-H3.4). Committee on Elections: various subjects (44A-H4.1). Committee on Foreign Affairs: E. 0. 1. Condon's release from an English

prison (44A-H5.1); international arbitration (444-H5.2); and various

subjects (44A-H5.3). Committee on Indian Affairs: various subjects (44A-H6.1). Committee on Invalid Pensions: various subjects (44A-H7.1). Committee on the Judiciary: appointment of a commission to investigate

the alcoholic liquor traffic (44A-H8.); constitutional amendment to acknowledge God as the source of all authority and power in civil government (444-H8.2); distribution of the Geneva award (44A-H8.3);

woman suffrage (44A-H8.4); and various subjects (44A-H8.5). Committee on Military Affairs: bounties (44A-H9.1) and various subjects

(44A-H9.2). Committee on Naval Affairs: various subjects (44A-H10.1). Committee on the Pacific Railroad: Government aid to promote the construc

tion of a Southern-Pacific railroad, i. 6., the Texas Pacific Railroad

(44A-111.1); and various subjects (44A-H21.2). Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: cheap telegraphy (44A-11.2.1);

mail routes (441-H22.2); postage on merchandise (441-H12.3); postage

on third-class matter (44A-H12.4); and various subjects (464-H12.5). Committee on Printing: various subjects (464-H13.1).

be on the Judiciaraffic (44A-H8.1); coity and power in cui

Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: construction of public build

ings (44A-H14.1); monuments and other memorials (44A-H14.2); and various

subjects (44A-H14.3).
Committee on Public Lands: various subjects (44A-H15.1).
Committee on Railways and Canals: various subjects (441-H26.1).
Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: various subjects (44A-117.1).
Committee on the Territories: various subjects (444-H18.1).
Committee on War Claims: various subjects (44A-H19.1).
Committee on Ways and Means: appointment of a commission to study the

liquor traffic (44A-H20.1); bank deposits and capital (441-H20.2);
bologna sausage (44A-H20.3); books and periodicals (44A-H20.4); cigars,
tobacco, and licorice (44A-H20.5); coal (44A-H20.6); cork (44A-H20.7);
definition of the powers and duties of officers of Internal Revenue
(44A-H20.8); distilled spirits and malt beverages (44A-H20.9); earthon-
ware, crockery, glassware, and china (44A-H20.10); English lastings and
serges (44A-H20.11); flaxseed and flaxseed oil (44A-H20.12); fruit (44A-
H20.13); Government operation of telegraph lines (44A-H20.14); grain
sacks (44A-H20.15); iron and steel (44A-H20.16); lead and zinc (44A-H20.
17); linseed oil (44A-H20.18); matches (44A-H20.19); methods of packing
tobacco (44A-H20. 20); quinine (441-H20.21); reciprocity treaty with the
Hawaiian Islands (44A-H20.22); refunding of cotton tax paid during
1865-68 (44A-H20.23); repeal of stamp tax on medicinal preparations,
with such tax to be continued on patent or proprietary medicines (44A-
H20.24); revenue frauds (44A-H20.25); silk (44A-H20.26); sodium bicar-
bonate, red soda, caustic soda, and alum (44A-H20.27); general tariff
(44A-H20.28); tea and coffee (44A-H20.29); tax on bank checks (441-
H20.30); tariff reduction (44A-H20.31); wine and brandy (44A-H20.32);

and various subjects (44A-H20.33). Select Committees: on the Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia (44A

H22.1); on Counting the Electoral Votes (44A-H21.2); and on the Recent Election in Louisiana (44A-H21.3).

ELECTION RECORDS. 1 ft.

Credentials of Representatives and Delegates (44A-J1), arranged alphabetically by State or Territory.

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OTHER RECORDS. 1 ft.

Copies of telegrams sent and received by the departmental telegraph lines which connected the House of Representatives with the executive departments and the Government Printing Office (44A-KI) and roll calls (44A-K2). Arranged chronologically within each group.

Records of Impeachment Proceedings

IMPEACHMENT OF WILLIAM W. BELKNAP. 2 in.

563 Papers pertaining to impeachment proceedings against William W. Belknap, late Secretary of War (44B-AI).

Records of the Office of the Clerk

564

RECORD BOOKS. 16 vols. 2 ft.

Bill book of House bills and resolutions together with index (44C-AIT;

bill book of Senate bills and resolutions (446-A2); individual ledger (44C-A3); register of enrolled bills and resolutions (44C-A4); daily order of business and calendars (44C-A5); register of committee reports (440A6); register of executive documents (44C-A7); register of miscellaneous documents (446–48); an inventory of books and a list of employees in the Folding Room (44C-A9); and 5 account books recording expenditures of the Clerk's Office (44C-A10). For a register of enrolled bills and resolutions, see entry 551.

OTHER RECORDS. 6 in.

565 Check stubs showing expenditures from the contingent fund (44C-B1), arranged numerically; and various papers (44C-B2), arranged by subject.

566

INDEX. 1 vol. 1 in.

Geographical index to petitions, 44th Congress, 1st session, to 46th Congress, 2d session (44C-cl).

FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, 1877-79

First Session, October 15-December 3, 1877
Second Session, December 3, 1877-June 20, 1878
Third Session, December 2, 1878–March 3, 1879

Records of Legislative Proceedings

MANUTE BOOKS AND JOURNALS. 6 vols. 2 ft.

Minute book, 1st and 2d sessions (45 A-Al); legislative journal, 2d session (45 A-A2); minute book, 45th Congress, 3d session, to 46th Congress, 1st session (45A-A3); and legislative journal, 3d session (45AA4).

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BILIS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 15 ft.

568 Thirty-three volumes of original House bills, volume I incorporating original committee reports for the 1st session (45A-B2); original House concurrent resolutions (45 A-B2); House simple resolutions, motions, and orders (45A-B3); desk copies of House bills passed (45A-B4); desk copies of Houso joint resolutions passed (45A-B5); and 9 volumes of engrossed House bills and resolutions (45A-B6). Arranged numerically within each group, except 45A-B2, which is arranged chronologically, and 45A-B3, which is arranged alphabetically by Congressman,

Less than

BILLS ORIGINATING IN THE SENATE AND CONSIDERED IN THE HOUSE.

1/4 in.
Senate bills (45 A-cl), arranged numerically.

569

ACCOMPANYING PAPERS FILE. 74 ft.

570 Papers relating to claims, pensions, and other forms of private relief together with papers relating to public matters (45A-D1). Arranged alphabetically by person, state, Territory, or subject.

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