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of Utah (34A-D22.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, ex
cept 34A-D22.1, which is arranged alphabetically. Committee on Ways and Means: a report on a proposed reduction of the tar
iff (34A-D23.1); various subjects (4A-D23.2); and papers from or about the executive departments: Interior (34A-D23.3), Navy (34A-D23.4), State (34A-D23.5), and Treasury (34A-D23.6). Arranged chronologically within each group. There is also a volume of minutes for the 1st session (34A
D23.7). Select Committees: on the Alleged Assault Upon the Hon. Amos P. Granger
(34A-D24.1); to Investigate Certain Alleged Corrupt Combinations of Members of Congress (34A-D24.2); on Kansas Affairs (34A-D24.3); and on the
Pacific Railroad (34A-D24.4).
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES. 44 vols. 9 ft.
420 Annual messages, with pertinent documents, 1855 and 1856; messages suggesting legislation or submitting specific information or documents; and messages transmitting reports and communications from executive departments (34A-El). Arranged chronologically.
REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE. 38 vols. 7 ft. 421
Reports and communications from the Secretary of State (34A-FI), the Secretary of the Treasury (34A-F2), the Treasurer of the United States (34A-F3), the Secretary of War (34A-F4), the Secretary of the Navy (34AF5), the Postmaster General (34A-F6), the Secretary of the Interior (34AF7), the Court of Claims (34A-F8), and others (34A-49). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 34A-F8, which is arranged numerically.
PETITIONS AND MEMORIAIS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED
422 Grouped by specified committees listed below, thereunder by subject. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group, unless otherwise indicated. Committee on Agriculture: Li. M. F. Maury's system of meteorological ob
servation for the benefit of agriculture (34A-G1.) and various sub
jects (34A-G1.2). Committee on Claims: claims (34A-G2.1), arranged alphabetically by peti
tioner. Committee on Commerce: apprenticeship in the merchant ship service (34A
G3.1); beacons, buoys, lighthouses, and light-vessels (34A-G3.2); claims (34A-G3.3), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; courthouses, customhouses, and post offices (34A-G3.4); fishing bounties (34A-G3.5); harbors (34A-G3.6); marine hospitals (34A-G3.7); marine signal codes and signal stations (34A-G3.8); rivers and channels (34A-G3.9); steamboat law of 1852 (34A-G3.10); steamship safety devices (34A-G3.11); warehouses and wharves at U. Si quarantine stations (34A-G3.12); and var
ious subjects (34A-G3.13). Committee on the District of Columbia: bridges (34A-G4.1); fire preven
tion (34A-G4.2); the Mutual Gas Light Co. (34A-G4.3); schools (34A-G4.4); slavery in the District (34A-G4.5); streets and avenues (34A-G4.6); suffrage and election laws (34A-G4.7); and various subjects (34A-G4.8).
Committee on Elections: various subjects (344-65.1).
(34A-G6.2); settlement of disputes between nations (34A-G6.3); and various subjects (34A-G6.4). 346-G6.1 and 34A-G6.2 are arranged alpha
betically by petitioner. Committee on Indian Affairs: claims (34A-G7.1), arranged alphabetically
by petitioner; and land patents and titles (34A-G7.2). Committee on Invalid Pensions: various subjects (34A-G8.1), arranged
alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on the Judiciary: courthouses, court terms, judicial districts,
and court employees (34A-G9.1); expulsion of the Hon. P. S. Brooks and the Hon. Anson Burlingame from the House of Representatives (34A-G9.2); judicial decisions of Judge John K. Kane of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (344-49.3); judgments, civil and military (34A-49.4); of ficial chaplains (34A-G9.5); the Presidency and direct election (34A49.6); private claims (34A-G9.7), arranged alphabetically by petitioner;
slavery (34A-G9.8); and various subjects (34A-G9.9). Committee on Mileage: mileage of Members of Congress (34A-G10.1). Committee on Military Affairs: claims (34A-Gil.1); ordnance (34A-G11.2);
and various subjects (34A-G11.3). Committee on Naval Affairs: claims (34A-G12.1), arranged alphabetically
by petitioner; reinstatement into the Navy (34A-G12.2); and various
subjects (34A-G12.3). Committee on Patents: the Adams patent for a printing press (34A-G13.1);
the Hayward patent for the manufacture of india rubber (34A-G13.2); the McCormick patent for reaping and mowing machines (34A-G13.3); the Sickels patent for regulating the valves of steam engines (34A-G13.4); the Woodworth patent for a planing machine (34A-G13.5); and various subjects
(34A-G13.6). Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: claims (34A-G14.1), arranged
alphabetically by petitioner; mail steamers (34A-G14.2); postal reformas and postal rates (34A-G14.3); post offices, customhouses, and courthouses
(34A-G14.4); post roads (34A-414.5); and various subjects (34A-G14.6). Committee on Private Land Claims: various subjects (34A-G15.1), arranged
alphabetically by petitioner. Coromittee on Public Buildings and Grounds: claims (34A-G16.1). Committee on Public Lands: claims (34A-G17.1), arranged alphabetically by
petitioner; land laws in respect to bounty, graduation, and redemption (34A-G17.2); land offices and districts (34A-G17.3); railroads and rivers (34A-G17.4); schools and school lands (34A-G17.5); swamplands (34A
G17.6); and various subjects (34A-G17.7). Committee on Revolutionary claims: various subjects (34A-G18.1), arranged
alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: various subjects (34A-G19.1), arranged
alphabetically by petitioner. Committee on Roads and Canals: construction of a Pacific railroad (34A
G20.1). Committee on the Territories: Kansas Territory (34A-G21.1) and slavery in
the Territories (34A-G21.2). Committee on lays and means: claims (34A-G22.1), arranged alphabetically
by petitioner; tariff on sugar and molasses (34A-G22.2); tariff on
tobaccos (34A-G22.3); tariff on wool and woolen goods (34A-G22.4); and
various subjects (344-622.5). Select Committee on the Pacific Railroad: construction of a railroad to
the Pacific (344-G23.1).
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURUS, AND RELATED
423 Grouped by subject as follows: opposition to the use of the Army to coerce the people of Kansas Territory (344-H1.1); claims (344-H1.2); dissolution of the Union (344-H1.3); impeachment of President Franklin Pierce (34A-H1.4); and various subjects (34A-H1.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 34A-H1.2, which is arranged alphabetically by petitioner.
ELECTION RECORDS. 4 in.
Credentials of Representatives and Delegates (34A-J1), arranged alphabetically by State or Territory.
ORIGINALS OF PRINTED HOUSE MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS. 6 vols. i ft. 425
Original miscellaneous documents, Ist session (34A-Kl), 2d session (34AK2), and 3d session (34A-K3). Arranged numerically within each group.
OTHER RECORDS. 5 in.
Two volumes of roll calls (34A-), arranged chronologically; and various papers (34A-L2), arranged by subject.
Records of Impeachment Proceedings
IMPEACHMENT OF JOHN C. WATROUS. 3 in.
427 Papers pertaining to impeachment proceedings against John C. Viatrous, Judge of the U. S. District Court for the District of Texas (34B-AI). For other papers relating to the impeachment of Judge latrous, see entries 443 and 457.
Records of the Office of the Clerk
For transcribed reports of the Comittee on Claims, see entry 414.
RECORD BOOKS. 13 vols. 2 ft.
428 Bill book of House and Senate bills and resolutions (34C-Al); bill book of House bills based upon reports from the Court of Claims, 34th Congress, 1st session, to 37th Congress, 1st session (34C-A2); petition book (34C-A3); register of House and Senate documents, reports, and bills received, 34th Congress, 1st session, to 35 th Congress, 1st session (34C-14); register of miscellaneous documents (34C-A5); register of committee reports (34C-A6); register of House bills and resolutions engrossed and enrolled, 34th Congress, 1st session, to 35th Congress, 2d session (340-A7); record of orders of the day (340-48); account books recording expendi tures of the Clerk's Office, 34th Congress, 1st session, to 35th Congress, Ist session (34CA9); register of executive docunents, 34th Congress, 1st session, to 35th Congress, 2d session (340-ALO); and a register of reports from the Court
of Claims, 34th Congress, 1st session, to 37th Congress, 2d session (34CAll). For membership of standing and select committees and a register of resolutions, see entry 398; and for a record of referrals to and reports from the Court of claims, and contingent accounts, see entry 413.
OTHER RECORDS. 5 in.
429 Memoranda relating to the withdrawal of records (34C-51), arranged alphabetically by subject; and various papers (34C-B2), arranged by subject. For Clerk's letter book, see entry 415.
INDEX. 1 vol. 1 in.
Index to private claims (34C-ci).
THIRTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, 1857–59
First Session, December 7, 1857-June 14, 1858
Records of Legislative Proceedings
MINUTE BOOK AND JOURNALS. 4 vols. 10 in.
Minute book, 1st and 2d sessions (35 A-AI); and legislative journal, Ist session (35A-A2) and 2d session (35A-13).
BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE. 8 ft.
432 Original House bills and bills upon which further action was taken (35ABl); original House joint resolutions and joint resolutions upon which further action was taken (354-B2); House simple resolutions, motions, and orders (35 A-B3); 3 volumes of engrossed House bills and resolutions (35AB4); and House bills based upon reports from the Court of Claims (35 A-B5). Arranged numerically within each group, except 35A-B3, which is arranged chronologically.
BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ORIGINATING IN THE SENATE AND CONSIDERED IN THE
HOUSE. 2 in.
Senate bills (35A-01) and Senate joint resolutions (35A-C2). Arranged numerically within each group.
COMITTEE REPORTS AND PAPERS. 32 ft.
Records of the following committees, relating to the subjects listed or consisting of the kinds of documents specified: Committee on Accounts: a report on the malfeas ance of R. B. Hackney, Door
keeper (354-D1.1). There is also a volume of minutes, 35th Congress,
2d session, to 39th Congress, 2d session (354-D1.2). Committee on Agriculture: a docket volume (35 A-D2.1). Committee on Claims: claims (35.4-D3.1), arranged alphabetically. There
are also a volume indexing bills from the Court of Claims referred to the committee, Jan. 18, 1858 (356-03.2); 2 docket volumes, l of which registers held-over reports and nev: cases from the Court of Claims (35 A-D3.3); and a letter book, 35th Congress, Ist session, to 39th
Congress, 2d session (35A-D3.4). For minutes, see entry 419; and letter
book covering part of the 1st session, entry 293. Committee on Commerce: channel or harbor improvements (35A-D4.1); claims
(35A-D4.2); commercial use of Government piers at Chicago (35A-D4.3); consulate for Rosario, Argentine Confederation (35 A-D4.4); marine hospitals (35 A-14.5); navigational and personal safety on vessels (35A14.6); and Revenue-Cutter Service (35 A-14.7). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 35A-D4.2, which is arranged alphabetically.
There is also a docket volume (35A-D4.8). Committee on the District of Columbia: claims (35A-D5.1); Columbia Turn
pike and Rockville-lashington Turnpike (35 A-05.2); courts, including the Court of Claims, in the District (35A-D5.3); street railway for horsedrawn cars on Pennsylvania Avenue (35A-D5.4); and various subjects (35AD5.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 35A-D5.1,
which is arranged alphabetically. Committee on Elections: claims (35 A-D6.1); contested election cases of
Henry P. Brooks v. Henry W. Davis, Maryland (35A-D6.2), Bird B. Chapman v. Fenner Ferguson, Territory of Nebraska (35A-D6.3), Č. L. Vallandigham v. Lewis D. Campbell, Ohio (35A-D6.4), and V. P. Whyte v. Harris J. Morrison, Maryland (35A-D6.5); and the seating of a Delegate from the Territory of winnesota (35A-D6.6). Arranged by subject, except 35A-D6.l,
which is arranged alphabetically. For minutes, see entry 419. Committee on Foreign Affairs: claims (35A-D7.1); and relations with for
eign countries: France, over the seizure of the American barque Adriatic (35A-D7.2); Nicaragua, over the activities of William Walker and his follovers (35A-D7.3); Paraguay, over the treatment of American citizens and over an outrage to the American vessel Water-liitch (35A-D7.4); and Spain, over unadjusted differences, including the future of Cuba (35A-D7.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 35A-D7.1, which is arranged alphabetically. There is also a docket volume (35 A-D7.6). For
another docket volume, see entry 419. Committee on Indian Affairs: Cherokee reservations under treaties of 1817
and 1819 (35A-08.1); claims (35 A-D8.2); Moravian improvements to lands (35A-D8.3); preemption rights on Fort Atkinson Reserve, Iowa (35A-D8.4); Sebastian Liilitary and Indian Reservation, Calif. (35A-D8.5); Territory of Utah (35 A-D8.6); widow's interest in the plates from which had been published Henry Schoolcraft's Indian history (35 A-D8.7). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 35A-DE.2, which is arranged
alphabetically. Committee on Invalid Pensions: claims (35 A-D9.1), arranged alphabetically;
and pensions for Army, Navy, and Marine personnel (35 A-09.2), arranged
chronologically. Committee on the Judiciary: bankruptcy (35A-D10.1); claims (35A-D10.2);
judicial districts (35A-D10.3); and witnesses in U. s. courts (35A-
Dl0.5) and a volume of minutes (35A-D10.6).
transportation of military supplies (35A-D12.2); expedition into the Territory of Utah (35A-D12.3); military academies, posts, ranges, and