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arranged chronologically. There is also a docket volume (45A-F27.3).

For minutes and another docket, see entry 558. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: Capitol Building and Grounds

(45A-F28.1); construction of public buildings (454-F28.2); charges against Edward Clark, Architect of the Capitol (45A-F28.3); charges against Samuel McCullough, Superintendent of Public Construction at San Francisco (45A-F28.2); papers accompanying specific bills (45AF28.5); public property in Alaska transferred to the United States by Russia (45A-F28.6); Washington Market Co. (45A-F28.7); and various subjects (45A-F28.8). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 45A-F28.5, which is arranged numerically by bill. There is

also a docket volume (45A-F28.9). For minutes, see entry 532. Committee on Public Expenditures: a volume of minutes, 45th Congress,

1st session, to 47th Congress, 1st session (45A-F 29.1); and a docket

volume (45A-F29.2). Committee on Public Lands: Fort Smith Military Reservation, Ark. (45A

F30.1); homestead legislation (45A-F30.2); papers accompanying specific bills (45A-F30.3); restoration of certain Michigan lands to market (45A-F30.4); and various subjects (45A-F30.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 45A-F30.3, which is arranged numerically by bill. There are also a rough docket, 45th Congress, 1st session, to 47th Congress, 2d session (45A-F30.6); and a docket volume

(45A-F30.7). Committee on Railways and Canals: Corpus Christi, San Diego and Rio

Grande Railroad (45A-F31.1); Di smal Swamp Canal (45A-F31.2); Galveston and Camargo Railroad (45A-F31.3); papers accompanying specific bills (45A-F31.4); and various subjects (45 A-F31.5). Arranged chronologically within each group, except 45A-F31.4, which is arranged numeri

cally by bill. For minutes, see entry 558. Committee on Revision of the Laws: a docket volume (45A-F32.1). Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: papers accompanying specific bills

(45A-F33.1), arranged numerically by bill; a volume of minutes, 45th Congress, 1st session, to 46th Congress, 2d session (45A-F33.2), which also contains the minutes of the Committee on Pensions, 47th Congress, 1st session, to 48th Congress, 2d session; a docket volume (45A-F33.3), which also contains the docket of the Committee on Pensions for the 47th Congress; and an alphabetical register of case files requested by

the committee, principally from the Commissioner of Pensions (45A-F33,4). Committee on the Territories: administrative records (45A-F34.1) and various subjects (45A-F34.2). Arranged by subject.

Arranged by subject. For minutes, see entry 558. Committee on war Claims: claims rejected by the Commissioners of claims,

i. e., the Southern Claims Commission, Report No. 7 (450-F35.1) and Report No. 8 (45A-F35.2); court-martial trial of Capt. G. W. Smith (45A-F35.3); and various subjects (45A-F35.4). Arranged by subject, except 45A-635.1 and 45A-F35.2, which are arranged numerically within each group

There is also a docket volume (45A-F35.5). For a consolidated index to claims reported by the Commissioners, and a list of

claims disallowed, see entry 532. Committee on Ways and Means: ad valorem duties (45A-F36.1); currency

(45A-F36.2); distilled spirits (45A-F36.3); New York Customhouse investigation (45A-F36.4); papers accompanying specific bills (45A-F36.5);

refunding the national debt and the promotion of safety deposits (45AF36.6); scrapbook containing newspaper clippings of interest to the committee (45A-F36.7); tariff on bags and bagging (45A-F36.8), chloroform (45A-F36.9), dry goods (45A-F36.10), French wines (45A-F36.11), gloves (45A-F36.12), licorice paste (45A-F36.13), paper (45A-F36.14), saltpeter (45AF36.15), sugar (45A-F36.16), sulphate of quinia (45AF36.17), type (45A-F36.18), wire rope (45A-F36.19), and wool (45AF36. 20); taxes on alcohol and tobacco (45A-F36.21); vaporization of spirits for vinegar (45A-F36.22); and various subjects. Arranged chronologically within each group, except 45A-F36.5, which is arranged numerically. There are also a volume of minutes (45A-F36.23), a docket volume (45A-F36.24), and a record of petitions referred to the committee

(45A-F36.25). Select Committees: on Alleged Frauds in the Late Presidential Election

(1876), a volume of minutes, (45A-F37.1); on the Census, a docket volume, 45 th Congress, 3d session, to 46th Congress, 3d session (45A-F37.2); on the Origin, Introduction, and Prevention of Epidemic Diseases in the United States, a volume of minutes, 45th Congress, 3d session, to 46th Congress, 3d session (45 A-F37.3); on Reform in the Civil Service, a combination minute and docket book (45 A-F37.4); and to Inquire Into the Manner of Ventilating the Hall of the House of Representatives, a volume of minutes (45A-F37.5).

ORIGINALS OF PRINTED HOUSE DOCUMENTS. 203 vols. 51 ft.

573 Original executive documents, 1st session (45A-G1), 2d session (452G2), and 3d session (45A-G3); and original miscellaneous documents, Ist session (45A-G4), 2d session (45 A-G5), and 3d session (45A-G6). Arranged numerically within each group.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, AND RELATED
DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE REFERRED TO COMMITTEES. 29 ft.

574 Grouped by specified committees listed below, thereunder by subject. Subjects are arranged chronologically within each group, unless otherwise indicated. Committee on Accounts: various subjects (45A-H1.1). Committee on Agriculture: adulteration of food $45A-H2.1); conservation

of food fish in the Great Lakes (45 A-H2.2); diseases of cattle and swine (45A-H2.3); establishment of a Department of Agriculture headed by a Secretary with Cabinet status (45A-H2.4); forestry (45A-H2.5); legislation to promote the sugar beet industry (45A-H2.6); transmission of bees through the mails (45A-H2.7); and transportation of livestock

(45A-H2.8). Committee on Appropriations: claims (45A-H3.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner; continuance of the U. S. Board to Test Iron and Steel (45A-H3.2); financial assistance for private organizations (45A-H3.3); improvement of the mail service (45A-H3.4); land and coast surveys (45A-H3.5); legislation for the preservation of food fish in the Great Lakes and for the payment of enforcement officers (45A-H3.6); lighthouses and automatic signal buoys (45A-H3.7); military service (75AH3.8); monuments (45A-H3.9); public buildings (45A-H3.10); requests for payment of or increase in the salaries of Government employees

(45A-H3.11); restoration of diplomatic relations with Bolivia and

Colombia (45A-H3.12); and various subjects (45A-H3.13).
Committee on Banking and Currency: repeal of the Specie Resumption Act

(45A-H4.1). Committee on Claims: various subjects (45A-H5.1), arranged alphabetically

by petitioner. Committee on Commerce: compulsory pilotage for coastal trade and fisheries

(45A-H6.1); establishment of a Department of Commerce (45A-H6.2); immigration tax (45A-H6.3); licensing of shipmasters, mates, pilots, and engineers (45A-H6.4); Michigan Ship Canal (45A-H6.5); regulation and protection of fisheries on the lakes and rivers of the West (45A-H6.6); regulation of interstate commerce and the prohibition of unjust rebates and discriminations by common carriers (454-46.7); rivers and harbors (45A-H6.8); ships and shipping (45A-16.9); free competition in the construction and operation of telegraphic cables (45A-H6.10); transfer of the Life-Saving Service from the Treasury Department (45A-H6.11);

and various subjects (45 A-H6.12). Committee on the District of Columbia: legislation to enable members of

the Western Emigration Society of the District of Columbia to take

advantage of the homestead law (45 A-17.1). Committee on Education and Labor: aid to indigent colonizers of public

land (45A-H8.1); aid to various groups for educational purposes (45AH8.2); appointment of a commission to investigate the alcoholic liquor traffic (45A-H8.3); claims (45 A-H8.4), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; colonization of Liberia by American Negroes (45A-H8.5); distribution of the proceeds from the sale of public lands to the States for educational purposes (45A-H8.6); incorporation of the Iron Moulders Union of North America (45A-H8.7); legislation to effect enforcement of the 8-hour law and to provide fair and equitable pay for employees of the Government (45A-H8.8); prohibition of Chinese immigration (45AH8.9); refund of a succession tax paid by Stevens Polytechnic Institute (45A-H8.10); use of unclaimed cotton tax refunds, H.R. 1670, for educational purposes in the States in which it was paid (45A-H8. 11); and

various subjects (45 A-H8.12). Committee on Foreign Affairs: abrogation of the fishing articles of the

Washington treaty (45A-H9.1); claims (45A-H9.2), arranged alphabetically by petitioner; diplomatic mission to Colombia (45 A-H9.3); exploration and colonization of the North Polar Area (45 A-19.4); Mexico (45A-H9.5);

and various subjects (45A-H9.6). Committee on Invalid Pensions: amendment of the pension laws (45A-H10.1);

pensions for veterans of the Mexd can "ar and the Black Hank War (45A

Ho.2); and various subjects (45 A-10.3).
Committee on the Judiciary: appointment of a comnission to investigate

the alcoholic liquor traffic (45A-H11.1); appointment of a special
committee to investigate the official conduct of H. V. Blodgett, Dis-
trict Judge of the Northern District of Illinois (45A-181.2); creation
of a new Federal judicial district in Texas (45A-411.3); enforcement
of the antipolygamy law of 1862 (45 A-Hll.4); repeal of the bankruptcy
Iaw (45A-H21.5); settlement of the Alabama claims (45A-H11.6); woman

suffrage (45 A-H11.7); and various subjects (45.4-H11.8). Committee on Manufactures: adulteration of food (45A-H12.1) and various

subjects (45A-H12.2).

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Coromittee on Military Affairs: disposal of arsenals and the purchase of

ordnance and armament from private manufacturers (45A-H13.7); equalization of soldiers' bounties (45A-H13.2); and transfer of the medical records from the Provost Marshal General's Office to the Pension Office

(45A-H13.3). Committee on the Militia: reorganization of the State Militia of Virginia

(45 A-H14.1). Committee on Naval Affairs: various subjects (45A-H15.1). Committee on the Pacific Railroad: completion of the Texas and Pacific

Railroad (45A-H26.1); controversy between the Union Pacific and the Kansas Pacific Railroads (45A-116.2); extension of time for completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad (45A-H16.3); and the Southern Pacific

Railroad (45A-116.4).
Committee on Patents: revision of the patent laws (45A-117.1).
Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads: exclusion of articles of

glass from the mails (45A-H18.1); improvement of mail service in Califomia (45A-118.2); mail routes (45A-H18.3); postal rates (45A-118.4); postal savings banks (45A-H18.5); salaries of postal employees (45A718.6); subsidization of mail-carrying steamship lines (45A-H1.3.7);

telegraphic communications (45A-118.8); and various subjects (45A-118.9). Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: extension of the Capitol

Grounds (45A-H19.1); relocation of the U, S. Naval Observatory (45A-
H19.2); removal of the National Capital to the Mississippi Valley
(45A-H19.3); construction of public buildings in various localities

(45 A-H19.4); and various subjects (45A-H19.5). Committee on Public Lands: aid to settlers on public lands (45A-H20.1);

pensions to soldiers of the War of 1812 (45A-H20.2); and Timber Culture

Act (45A-H20.3).
Committee on Railways and Canals: construction of a railroad along the

Rio Grande River (45A-H21.1); construction of a canal from Hennepin on the Illinois River, to Rock Island on the Mississippi (45A-H21.2); freight rates and the regulation of interstate commerce (45A-H21.3);

and various subjects (45A-H21.4). Committee on Revolutionary Pensions: pensions for soldiers of the War of

1312 (45A-H22.1). Committee on the Territories: creation of a new Territory by the division

of Dakota along the 100th meridian (45 A-H23.1); creation of new Territories by division of existing Territories (45A-H23.2); enforcement of antipolygamy law of 1862 (45A-H23.3); election of Territorial officials and administration of the Territories (45 A-H23.4); opening Indian Territory to white settlement and certain changes in the legal status

of the Indian (45A-H23.5); woman suffrage in Utah (45A-H23.8). Committee on War Claims: various subjects (45A-H24.1), arranged alpha

betically by petitioner. Committee on Ways and Means: amendment of the law relating to internal

revenue taxation (45 A-H25.1); appointment of a commission to investigate the alcoholic liquor traffic (45A-125.2); barley and malt (45AH25.3); books (45 A-H25.4); castor beans and castor oil (45A-1125.5); chericals and chemical products (45A-H25.6); chinaware and earthenware (45 A-1125.7); cork (45 A-H25.8); correction of errors in the assessment of duties on imports (45A-H25.9); cotton goods (45 A-H25.10); distilled spirits (45A-H25.11); finance and currency (45A-H25.12); flaxseed,

linseed, and linen (45A-H25.13); food adulteration (45A-H25.14); glass (45A-H25.15); hatter's silk plush (45A-H25.16); income tax (45A-H25.17); iron and steel, and products fabricated from iron and steel (45A-H25.18); jute (45A-H25.19); licorice (45 A-H25.20); livestock and animal products (45A-H25.21); lumber and lumber products (45A-H25.22); patents (45AH25.23); quinine (45A-H25.24); railroads (45A-H25.25); recommendations relating to shipping and foreign trade (45A-H25.26); refund of the tax paid on cotton during 1865-68 (45 A-H25.27); regulation of foreign insurance companies (45A-H25.28); repeal of the Specie Resumption Act (45A-H25.29); refund of income taxes (45A-H25.30); revision of the tariff law (45A-H25.31); salt (45 A-H25.32); stamp tax on friction matches (45A-H25.33); stamp tax on proprietary medicines (45A-H25.34); stone building materials (45A-H25.35); sugar (45A-H25.36); tax on bank capital and deposits (45A-H25.37); tinplate (45 A-H25.38); tobacco (45AH25.39); type (45A-H25.40); varnish (45 A-H25.41); vinegar (45A-H25.42); wine (45A-H25.43); wool (45A-H25.44); wrought iron (45A-H25.45); and

various subjects (45A-H25.46). Select Committee on Reform in the Civil Service: various subjects (45A

H26.1). Select Committee on the Origin, Introduction, and Prevention of Epidemic

Diseases in the United States: various subjects (45A-H27.1). Committee of the Whole House: tariff (45A-H28.1).

ELECTION RECORDS. 2 ft.

575 Credentials of Representatives and Delegates (45A-J1), arranged alphabetically by State or Territory.

OTHER RECORDS 2 ft.

576 Copies of telegrams sent by departmental telegraph lines (45A-Kl), arranged chronologically; and various papers (45A-K2), arranged by subject.

Records of Impeachment Proceedings

IMPEACHMENT OF HENRY W. BLODGETT. 6 in.

577 Papers pertaining to impeachment proceedings against Henry W. Blodgett, V. s. Judge for the Northern District of Illinois (45B-AI).

IMPEACHMENT OF GEORGE F. SEWARD. 3 in.

578 Papers pertaining to impeachment proceedings against George F. Seward, late consul general at Shanghai (45B-B1). For other papers relating to Seward's impeachment, see entry 591.

Records of the Office of the Clerk

For geographical index to petitions, see entry 566.

RECORD BOOKS. 12 vols. 2 ft.

579 Bill book of House bills and resolutions together with index (45C-A1); bill book of Senate bills and resolutions (45C-A2); individual ledger (45C-A3); petition book (45C-A4); register of enrolled bills and resolutions (45C-A5); daily order of business and calendars (45C-A6); register

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