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Committee on the Judiciary: various subjects (14A-C6.1), arranged chronov

logically. Committee on Military Affairs, Select: various subjects (14A-07.1), ar

ranged chronologically. Committee on Naval Affairs, Select: various subjects (14A-C8.1), arranged

chronologically. Committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims: various subjects (14A

09.1), arranged alphabetically. Committee on the post office and post Roads: post offices and postmasters

(14A-C10.1); post roads (14A-C10.2); and various subjects (14A-C10.3).

Arranged chronologically witnin each group. Committee on Private Land claims: various subjects (14A-Cll.l), arranged

alphabetically. Comittee on Expenditures on the Public Buildings: a report, with perti

nent documents, on the progress of the work on the Capitol, the President's House, and other public buildings in Washington (14A-C12.1); and a report, with accompanying documents, on Daniel Pettibone's plan for

"warming" the public buildings (14A-C12.2). Arranged by subject, Committee on Public Expenditures: inquiry into the military conduct of

Gen. William Henry Harrison (14A-C13.2) and various subjects (14A-C13,2).

Arranged chronologically within each group.
Committee on Public Lands: land claims in Illinois and Louisiana (14A-

C14.1) and various subjects (14A-C14.2). Arranged chronologically within

each group. Committee on Roads and Canals, Select: a report on the petition of John

Adams for losses sustained in constructing part of the Cumberland Road

(14A-015.1). Committee on ways and Means: duties (14A-C16.1); correspondence between

the chairman of the committee and the War Department relating to the expenditures and appropriation for the Ordnance and Quartermaster General's Departments (14A-C16.2); direct tax in Delaware and Georgia (144-C16.3); and various subjects (14A-C16.4). Arranged chronologically within each

group. Other select committees: business of the House of Representatives (14A

C17.1); postal matters (14A-017.2); settlements of accounts and related matters (14A-C17.3); slave trade (14A-017.4); and various subjects (144€17.5). Arranged chronologically within each group.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES. 2 vols. 4 in.

137 Annual messages, 1815 and 1816; messages suggesting legislation or sub mitting specific information or documents; and messages transmitting reports and communications from executive departments (14A-D1). Arranged chronologically.

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE. 1 ft.

138 Reports and communications from the Secretary of the Treasury, including 2 volumes (14A-El); the Treasurer of the United States, 2 volumes (14A--E2); the Secretary of War, I volume (14A-E3); and the Secretary of the Navy, i volume (14A-E4). Arranged chronologically within each group. For reports from the Secretary of State, see entry 49.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED

DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE REFERRED TO COMATTEES. 8. ft.

Grouped by specified committees listed below, thereunder by subject. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group, unless otherwise indicated. Committee on Claims: various subjects (14A-F1,1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner. Committee on Commerce and Manufactures: ban on the exportation of food

stuffs (14A-F2.1); encouragement and protection of domestic manufactures (14A-F2.2); encouragement and protection of glass manufactures (14A-F2.3); erection of lighthouses (14A-F2.4); Government pay scales (14A-F2.5); increase of the duty on bar iron (14A-F2.6); ports of entry (14A-F2.7); remission or reduction of duties on merchandise (144-F2.8); restriction on the importation of cotton fabrics (144-F2.9); restriction on the importation of wool or woolen fabrics (14A-F2.10); and various

subjects (14A-F2.11). Committee on the District of Columbia: Columbian Institute for the promotion

of the arts and sciences (14A-F3.1); grant of a charter to the Merchants Bank of Alexandria (14A-F3.2); Masonic Lodge styled Washington Lodge No. 22 of Alexandria (14A-F3.3); Potomac Co. (14A-F3.4); and various subjects

(14A-F3.5). Committee on Elections: various subjects (14A-F4.1). Committee on Foreign Affairs, Select: French spoliations (14A-F5.1) and New

England trade with British colonies (14A-F5.2). omnittee on the Judiciary: amendment of the act providing for the government of Missouri Territory (14A-F6.1); case of the privataer Roger (14AF6.2); enactment of a bankruptcy law (14A-F5.3); Federal courts (14A

F6.4); and various subjects (14A-F6.5). Committee on Military Affairs, Select: Christopher Colles' telegraph (14A

F7.1); claims (14A-F7.2); the militia (14A-F7.3); Samuel Palmer's diving

bell (14A-F7.4); and various subjects (14A-F7.5). Committee on Naval Affairs, Select: petition of Charles Stewart, Commander

of the USS Constitution (14A-F8.1), and various subjects (14A-F8.2). Committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claimss various subjects (14A

F9.1), arranged alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: post routes (14A-F10.1); Sun

day mail (14A-F10.2); and various subjects (14A-F10.3). Committee on Private Land Claims: claims (14A-F11.1), arranged alphabeti

cally by petitioner. Committee on Public Expenditures: bid of William Elliot, a printer of

Washington, for public printing (144-F12.1). Committee on Public Lands: various subjects (14A-F13.1). Committee on Roads and Canals, Select: Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Co.

(14A-F14.1); Connowingo Bridge Co. (14A-F14.2); construction and mainte

nance of roads and canals (14A-F14.3). Committee on Ways and Means: case of Commodore Daniel T. Patterson and

Col. George T. Ross, commanding the sea and land forces of the United States against the pirates of Barataria (14A-F15.1); excise taxes upon domestic manufactures (14A-F15.2); Government pay scales (144-F15.3); Howard College (144-F15.4); remission of various taxes, duties, and fines (14A-F15.5); repeal of the tax on domestic distilled spirits (14A

F15.6); and various subjects (14A-F15.7).
Other select committees: Dr. James Smith, agent under the "Act to encour-

age vaccination" (14A-F16.1); memorial of General Assembly of North
Carolina relating to land grants (14A-F16.2); national currency (14A-
F16.3); revision of the rules and orders of the House of Representatives
(14A-F16.4); Sunday mails (14A-F16.5); slave trade (14A-F16.6); and

various subjects (14A-F16.7).
Committee of the Whole House: bankruptcy bill (14A-F17.1); establishment

of a national bank (14A-F17.2); grant of pensions to the widows and orphans of noncommissioned officers, musicians, and privates who died in the service of the United States (14A-F17.3); repeal of the tax on domestic spirits (14A-F17.4); revenue (14A-F27.5); tariff bill (144F17.6); and various subjects (14A-F17.7).

PETITIONS AND MEMORIAIS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED

DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE TABLED. 4 in.
Various subjects (144-G1.l), arranged chronologically.

140

ELECTION RECORDS. 1 ft.

141 Credentials of Representatives and Delegates (14A-HI), arranged alphabetically by State or Territory.

OTHER RECORDS. 1 in.

Various papers (14A-Jl), arranged by subject.

142

Records of Impeachment Proceedings

IMPEACHMENT OF MATTHIAS B. TALLMAÐGEL 1/2 in.

143 // Papers pertaining to impeachment proceedings against Matthias B. Tallmadge, Judge of the Ho Sr District Court for the Northern District of New York (14B-A2). For other papers relating to impeachment proceedings against Judge Tallmadge, see entry 158.

Records of the Office of the Clerk

For index to transcribed reports of the Committee on Claims, see entry 27; and for index to other committee reports and to reports and communications from executive departments, see entry 9.

RECORD BOOKS. 2 vols. 2 in.

Bill book of House and Senate bills and resolutions (140-Al). For petition book, see entry 93; and for newspaper book, see entry 130.

144

145

RECORDS OF COMMITTEE REPORTS. 4 vols. i ft.

Transcribed reports of the Committee on Military Affairs, select and standing, 14th Congress, 1st session, to 19th Congress, 2d session (14C-B1); the Committee on Private Land claims, 14th Congress, 2d session, to 22d Congress, 2d session (14C-B2); the Committee on Expenditures on the Public Buildings, 14th Congress, 2d session, to 26th Congress, 1st session (140

B3); and select committees, 14th Congress, 2d session, to 15th Congress, 2d session (14C-B4). Arranged chronologically within each group. For other reports of select committees, see entry 117. For reports of the Committee on Ways and Means, see entry 71; the Committee on. Public Lands, entry 82; the Committee on the District of Columbia, entry 94; the Committee on Claims, entry 117; and the Committee on Public Expenditures, the Committee on Pensions and Revolutionary claims, and the Committee on the Judiciary, entry 131.

RECORDS OF REPORTS FROM EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS. 3 vols. 7 in.

146 Transcribed reports and communications from the Secretary of State, 14th Congress, 2d session, to 16th Congress, 2d session (14C-cl); and the Secretary of the Treasury (14C-C2). Arranged chronologically within each group. For other reports from the Secretary of State, see entry 118; and for reports from the Secretary of War, see entry 132.

OTHER RECORDS. 1 in.

147 Receipts for records withdrawn (14C-D1), arranged alphabetically by subject; and proposals for furnishing stationery and printing for the House (14C-D2), arranged chronologically.

FIFTEENTH CONGRESS, 1817-19

First Session, December 1, 1817-April 20, 1818
Second.Session, November 16, 1318-March 3, 1819

Records of Legislative Proceedings

MINUTE BOOK AND JOURNALS. 3 vols. 7 in,

Minute book, 1st and 2d sessions (15A-Al); and legislative journal, Ist session (15A-A2) and 2d session (15A-A3).

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BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 2 ft.

149 Original House bills and House bills upon which further action was taken (15A-B2); original House joint resolutions (15A-32); House simple resolutions, motions, and orders (15A-B3); and a volume of engrossed House bills and resolutions (15 A-B4). Arranged numerically within each group, except 15A-B2 and 15 A-B3, which are arranged chronologically.

BILLS ORIGINATING IN THE SENATE AND CONSIDERED IN THE HOUSE. Less than

1/4 in.
Senate bills, lst session (15 A-Cl), arranged numerically.

150

151

COMITTEE REPORTS AND PAPERS. 3 ft.

Records of the following committees, relating to the subjects listed or consisting of the kinds of documents specified: Committee on Claims: various subjects (151-01.l), arranged alphabeti

cally.

Committee on Commerce and Manufactures: various subjects (15A-D2.1), ar

ranged chronologically. Committee on the District of Columbia: "papers relating to Bill supple

mental to an Act to amend the charter of the city of Washington"

(15A-D3.1). Committee on Elections: contested election cases of A. T. Mason v. C. F.

Mercer, Virginia (15A-D4.1), and C. Hammon v. Samuel Herrick, Ohio (15A-D4.2); right of Elias Earle of South Carolina to a seat in the House (15A-D4.3); right of George Mumford of North Carolina to a seat in the House (15 A-14.4); and various subjects (15A-D4.5). Arranged by

subject. Committee on Foreign Affairs, Select: various subjects (15A-D5.1), ar

ranged chronologically. Committee on Indian Affairs, Select: various subjects (15A-D6.1), ar

ranged chronologically. Committee on the Judiciary: courts and judges (15A-D7.1); papers relato

ing to the defalcation of Theroc hide, clerk dithe Southern District Court of New York (15A-D7.2); and various subjects (15 A-17.3). Ari

ranged chronologically within each group. Committee on Military Affairs, Select: the Seminole War and the execu

tion of Arbuthnot and Ambrister (15A-D8.1) and various subjects

(15A-18.2). Arranged chronologically within each group. Committee on Naval Affairs, Select: various subjects (15A-D9.1), ar

ranged chronologically. Committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims: various subjects (15A

D10.1), arranged alphabetically. Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: various subjects (15A-D11.1),

arranged chronologically. Committee on Private Land Claims: various subjects (15A-D12.1), arranged

chronologically. Committee on Expenditures on the Public Buildings: papers relating to

public buildings with special emphasis on the President's House and the

Capitol (15A-113.1), arranged chronologically. Committee on Public Lands: various subjects (15A-D14.1), arranged chrono

logically. Committee on Ways and Means: papers relating to estimates and appropri

ations (15A-D15.1), arranged by subject; and various subjects (15A

D15.2), arranged chronologically.
Other select committees: business of the House of Representatives

(15A-D16.1); the militia (15A-116.2); a volume containing the report,
with accompanying document, of the select committee appointed to
inspect the books and examine into the proceedings of the Bank of
the United States (15 A-D16.3); and various subjects (15A-D16.4).
Arranged chronologically within each group.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES. 7 vols. i ft.

152 Annual messages, 1817 and 1813, with pertinent documents accompanying the 1318 message; messages suggesting legislation or submitting specific information or documents; and messages transmitting reports and communications from executive departments (15 A-El). Arranged chronologically.

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