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Records of the Office of the Clerk

RECORD BOOKS. 16 vols. 3 ft.

691 House bill book (55C-Al); House joint resolution book (54C-A2); House concurrent and simple resolution book together with Senate concurrent resolutions (54C-A3); Senate bill book (54C-A4); Senate joint resolution book (54C-A5); individual ledger (54C-A6); register of papers sent to committees (54C-A7); register of papers from committees (54C-A8); register of papers sent to the Senate (54C-A9); register of papers received from the Senate (54C-A20); register of committee reports (54C-All); record of leaves of absence granted to House Members (54C-A12); and record of stationery supplies furnished to committees (54C-A13). For record of stationery supplies furnished early in the lst session, see entry 666.

FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, 1897-99

First Session, March 15-July 24, 1897
Second Session, December 6, 1897-July 8, 1898
Third Session, December 5, 1898-March 3, 1899

Records of Legislative Proceedings

MINUTE BOOKS AND JOURNALS. 10 vols. 5 ft.

692 Minute books, 1st, 2d, and 3d sessions (55A-AI); and legislative jour nal, 1st session (55A-A2), 2d session (55A-A3), and 3d session (55A-A4).

BILIS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 86 vols. 23 ft. 693

Forty volumes of original House bills (55A-B1); 1 volume of original House joint resolutions (55A-B2); 4 volumes of desk copies of House bills passed (55A-B3); 25 volumes of printed House bills (55A-B4); 15 volumes of engrossed House bills (55A-B5); and 1 volume of engrossed House joint resolutions (55A-B6). Arranged numerically within each group.

BILIS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE SENATE AND CONSIDERED IN THE
HOUSE. 1/2 in.

694 Senate bills (55A-01) and Senate joint resolutions (55A-C2). Arranged numerically within each group.

ACCOMPANYING PAPERS FILE. 61 ft.

695 Papers relating to claims, pensions, and other forms of private relief together with papers relating to public matters (55A-D1). Arranged alphabetically by person, State, Territory, or subject.

COMMITTEE REPORTS. 23 vols. 5 ft.

696 Original committee reports, lst session (55A-El), 2d session (551-E2) and 3d session (55A-E3). Arranged numerically within each group.

697

COMMITTEE PATERS. 62 ft.

Records of the following committees, relating to the subjects listed or consisting of the kinds of documents specified:

Committee on Accounts: testimony relating to the clerical force of the

House (55A-F1.l); a volume of minutes (55 A-F1.2); a docket volume
(55A-F1.3); and a volume of accounts audited by the committee (55A-

F1.4).
Committee on Appropriations: deficiency bill (55A-F2.1); District of

Columbia bill (55A-F2.2); fortifications bill (55A-F2.3); legislative,
executive, and judicial bill (55A-F2.4); sundry civil expenses bill
(55A-F2.5); and various subjects (55A-F2.6). Arranged by agency of

origin or by subject within each group. Committee on Banking and Currency: various subjects (55A-F3.1), arranged

by subject. There are also a volume of minutes (55A-F3.2) and a docket

volume (55A-F3.3). Committee on Claims: various subjects (55A-F4.1), arranged alphabetically.

There are also a volume of minutes (55 A-F4.2) and a docket volume (55A

F4.3). Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures: various subjects (55A-F5.1),

arranged by subject. There are also a volume of minutes (55A-F5.2) and

a docket volume (55A-F5.3). Committee on the District of Columbia: communications addressed to the

committee (55A-F6.1), arranged chronologically; papers accompanying bills and resolutions (55A-F6.2), arranged by type, thereunder numerically; and various subjects (55A-F6.3), arranged by subject. There

are also a volume of minutes (55A-F6.4) and 2 docket volumes (55A-F6.5). Committee on Education: various subjects (55A-F7.1), arranged chronologi

cally. There are also a volume of minutes (55A-F7.2) and a docket

volume (55A-F7.3).
Committees on Elections, No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3: contested election

cases of W. F. Aldrich v. T. S. Plowman, Alabama (55A-F8.1); John R.
Brown v. claude A. Swanson, Virginia (55A-F8.2); B. P. Chatfield v.
W. J. Talbert, South Carolina (55A-F8.3); G. L. Comer v. H. D. Clayton,
Alabama (55A-F8.4); G. B. Crowe v. Oscar W. Underwood, Alabama (55A-
F8.5); B. L. Fairchild v. William L. Vard, New York (55A-F8.6); Joseph
Gagin v. Adolph Meyer, Louisiana (55A-F8.7); Albert T. Goodwyn v.
Willis P. Brewer, Alabama (55A-F8.8); Samuel E. Hudson v. William
McAleer, Pennsylvania (55A-F8.9); W. Godfrey Hunter V. John S. Rhea,
Kentucky (55A-F8.10); Thomas B. Johnston v. J. William Stokes, South
Carolina (55A-F8.12); Cornelius J. Jones v. T. C. Catchings, Missis-
sippi (55A-F8.12); John F. Jones v. T. J. Strait, South Carolina (55A-
F8.13); Anson C. Merrick v. A. C. Latimer, South Carolina (55A-F8.14);
George W. Murray v. William Elliot, South Carolina (55A-F8.15); Josiah
Patterson v. E. W. Carmack, Tennessee (55A-F8.16); Armand Romaine v.
Adolph Meyer, Louisiana (55A-F8.17); William E. Ryan v. Henry C. Brewster,
New York (55A-F8.18); R. T. Thorp v. Sydney P. Epes, Virginia (55A-
F8.19); W. S. Vandenberg v. Thomas H. Tongue, Oregon (55A-F8.20); J. S.
Willis v. L. Irving Handy, Delaware (55A-78.21); and Richard A. vise v.
William A. Young, Virginia (55A-F8.22). Arranged by subject. There
are also a volume of minutes (55A-F8.23) and a docket book (55A-F8.24)

for No. 1; and a volume of minutes for No. 3 (55A-F8.25).
Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives

in Congress; a docket volume (55A-F9.1). Committee on Enrolled Bills: 2 volumes relating to the enrollment of

House and Senate bills and resolutions (55A-F10.1).

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Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice: a volume of

minutes (55A-Fll.l). Committee on Expenditures in the liar Department: inspection of money

accounts of Army disbursing officers (55A-712.1) and lists of out

standing checks issued by Army disbursing officers (55A-F12.2). Committee on Foreign Affairs: annexation of the Hawaiian Islands (55A

F13.1), arranged chronologically; and various subjects (55A-F1.3.2), arranged by subject. There are also a volume of minutes (55A-F13.3)

and a docket volume (55A-F13.4). Committee on Immigration and Naturalization: various subjects (55A-F14.1),

arranged by subject. There are also a volume of minutes (55A-F14.2)

and a docket volume (55A-F14.3). Committee on Indian Affairs: Chippewa Indians (55A-F15.1); claims (55A

715.2); construction of railroads across Indian Territory (55A-F15.3); Indian reservations (55A-F15.4); Indian tribes (55A-F15.5); Oto and Missouri reservation lands (55A-F15.6); schools (55A-F15.7); and various subjects (55A-F15.8). Arranged by subject. There are also a volume of minutes (55A-F15.9); a docket volume (55A-F15.10); and an index to Indian depredation claims referred to the Court of claims

(55A-F15.12). Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce: bridges (55A-F16.1); De

partment of Commerce and Industries (55A-F16.2); Life-Saving Service (55A-F16.3); lighthouses and fog signals (55A-F16.4); Nicaraguan canal (55A-F16.5); Pacific cable (55A-F16.6); Panama Canal (55A-F16.7); quarantine laws (55A-F16.8); Revenue-Cutter Service (55A-F16.9); and various subjects (55A-F16.10). Arranged by subject, except 55A-F16.1, which is arranged alphabetically by river to be bridged. There are

also a volume of minutes (55A-F16.11) and a docket volume (55A-F16.12). Committee on Invalid Pensions: various subjects (55A-F17.1), arranged by

subject. There are also 2 volumes of minutes (55A-F17.2) and 6 docket

volumes (55A-F17.3). Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands: various subjects (55A-118.1), ar

ranged by subject. There are also a volume of minutes (55A-F18.2) and

a docket volume (55A-F18.3). Committee on the Judiciary: bankruptcy laws of foreign countries (551

F19.1), arranged alphabetically by country; hearings on s. 224 to regulate interetate and foreign commerce (55A-F19.2); hearings on uniform hours of labor in manufactories (556-F19.3); hearings on woman suffrage (55A-F19.4); papers accompanying bills and resolutions (55AF19.5), arranged numerically by bill or resolution; and various subjects (55A-F19.6), arranged by subject. There are also a volume of

minutes (556-F19.7) and a docket volume (55A-F19.8). Committee on Labor: various subjects (5511–120.1), arranged by subject.

There is also a volume of minutes (551-*20.2). Committee on the Library: reports of the Librarian of Congress (55A-F21.1),

arranged chronologically; and various subjects (55A-F21.2), arranged by

subject. There is also a docket volume (55A-F21.3). Committee on merchant luarine and Fisheries: papers accompanying bills and

resolutions (55A-F22.1), arranged numerically by bill or resolution; sale and repair of various vessels (55 A-F22.2), arranged alphabetically by name of vessel; and various subjects (554-F22.3), arranged by subject. There are also a volume of minutes (55A-F22.4); a docket volume (55AF22.5); and indexes to the docket (55A-F22.6) and to papers accompany

ing bills and resolutions (55A-F22.7). Committee on Military Affairs: papers accompanying bills and resolutions

(55A-F23.1), arranged nunerically by bill or resolution; and various subjects (55A-F23.2), arranged by subject. There are also 2 volumes

of minutes (55A-F23.3) and 3 docket volumes (55A-F23.4). Committee on the militia: various subjects (55A-F24.1), arranged by sub

ject. There are also a volume of minutes (55A-F24.2) and a docket

volume (55A-F24.3). Committee on lines and Wining: a docket volume (55A-F25.1). Committee on Naval Affairs: armorplate (55A-F26.1); case of Pay Inspector

John H. Stevenson (55A-F26.2); drydocks (55A-F26.3); the Naval Academy (55A-126.4); papers accompanying bills and resolutions (55A-F26.5); and various subjects (55A-F26.6). Arranged by subject within each group, except 551-F26.5, which is arranged numerically by bill or reso

lution. Committee on Pacific Railroads: various subjects (55A-F27.1), arranged

by subject. There are also a volume of minutes (55A-F27.2) and a docket

volume (55A-F27.3). Committee on Patents: reports of the Commissioners of Patents (554-F28.1),

arranged chronologically; papers accompanying bills (55A-F28.2), arranged numerically; and various subjects (55A-F28.3), arranged by subject. There are also a volume of minutes (55A-F28.4) and a docket volume (55A

F28.5).
Committee on Pensions: various subjects (55A-F29.1), arranged by subject.

There is also a docket volume (55A-F29.2).
Committee on the Post Office and post loads: papers accompanying bills

and resolutions (55A-F30.1), arranged numerically by bill or resolu-
tion; and various subjects (556-530.2), arranged by subject. There

are also a volume of minutes (55A-130.3) and a docket volume (55A-130.4). Committee on Printing: various subjects (55A-F31.1), arranged by subject.

There is also a docket volume (55A-1:31.2). Committee on Private Land Claims: a volume of minutes (551-532.1) and a

docket volume (55A-F32.2). Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: a volume of minutes (55A-F33.1)

and a docket volume (55A-F33.2). Committee on Public Lands: papers accompanying bills and resolutions

(55A-F34.1), arranged numerically by bill or resolution; a volume of

minutes (551-534.2); and a docket volume (55A-F34.3). Committee on Railways and Canals: various subjects (55A-135.1), arranged

by subject. There are also a volume of minutes (55A-735.2) and a docket

volume (556-F35.3). Committee on Reform in the Civil Service: various subjects (55A-736.1),

arranged by subject. There are also a volume of minutes (55A-736.2)

and a docket volume (55A-736.3). Committee on Rivers and Harbors: bars, breal waters, dans, levees, and

locks (55A-437.1); bays, harbors, and inlets (55A-F37.2); canals (55A137.3); channels (554-837.4); creeks and rivers (55A-F37.5); Jasses and deep waterways (55A-137.6); and various subjects (554–537.7). Arranged alphabetically by name of bar, canal, etc., vithin each group,

except 55A-F37.7, which is arranged by subject. There are also a

volume of minutes (55A-F37.8) and a docket volume (55A-F37.9). Committee on the Territories: Hawaiian Islands (55A-F38.1); New Mexico

(55A-F38.2); Oklahoma (55A-F38.3); and various subjects (55A-F38.4). Arranged by subject within each group. There is also a docket volume

(55A-F38.5). . Committee on Ways and Means: duty on agricultural products and provisions

(55A-F39.1); books and papers (55 A-F39.2); chemicals (55A-F39.3); cotton (55A-F39.4); earthenware and glassware (55A-F39.5); flax, hemp, and jute (55A-F39.6); free list (55A-F39.7); metals (55A-F39.8); silk (55AF39.9); spirits, wine, and other beverages (55A-F39.10); sugar and molasses (55A-F39.11); sundries (55A-F39.12); tobacco (55A-F39.13); woods (55A-F39.14); wool and woolens (55A-F39.15); papers accompanying bills and resolutions (55A-F39.16); tax on beer, whiskies, and wines (55A-F39.17); coffee and tea (55A-F39.18); proprietary articles and medicines (55A-F39.19); other commodities (55A-F39.20); and various subjects (55A-F39.21). Arranged alphabetically by commodity within each group, except 55A-F39.16, which is arranged numerically by bill or resolution, and 55A-F39.18 and 55A-F39.19, which are arranged

chronologically. There is also a docket volume (55A-F39.22). Committee of the Tihole House: various subjects (55A-F40.1), arranged by

subject. Select Committee to Investigate Price and Quality of Gas and Rates for

Telephone Service in the District of Columbia: a volume of minutes
(55A-F41.1) and a volume of carbon copies of outgoing letters (55A-

F41.2).
Select Committee on the Twelfth Census: various subjects (55A-F42.1),

arranged by subject. Committee on Rules: various subjects (55A-F43.1), arranged by subject.

698

ORIGINALS OF PRINTED HOUSE DOCUMENTS. 126 vols. 35 ft.

Original House documents, Ist session (55A-GI), 2d session (55A-G2) and 3d session (55A-G3). Arranged numerically within each group.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE REFERRED TO COMMITTEES. 45 ft.

699 Grouped by specified committees listed below, thereunder by subject. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group, unless otherwise indicated. Committee on Appropriations: abolition of forest reserves (55A-H1.1);

appropriation of public funds for sectarian purposes (55A-H1.2); expo

sitions (55A-H1.3); and various subjects (55A-H1.4). Committee on Banking and Currency: banking and currency reform (55A-H2.1);

establishment of an International American Bank (55A-H2.2); and various

subjects (55A-H2.3). Committee on Coinage, leights, and Measures: banking and currency reform

(55A-H3.1) and various subjects (55 A-H3.2).
Committee on the District of Columbia: divorces (55A-H4.1); placing

police of the District on an 8-hour day (55A-H4.2); prevention of
cruelty to animals, and antivivisection (55A-44.3); raising the age
of consent for girls in the District (55A-H4.4); Sunday rest laws
(55A-H4.5); and various subjects (55A-H4.6).

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