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lowa, in relation to the employment of disabled and discharged soldiers in

civil positions under the general government, resolutions of the legislature

of the State of..
lowa, in relation to the payment of soldiers and seam of African descent

the same as white soldiers, &c., resolutions of the legislature of the State of.
Iowa, relative to change in the route of the Sioux City branch of the Pacific

Tai road, and that an independent company may be authorized to build the

same, resolution of the legislature of the State of ...
Iowa, for a grant of lands to aid in the construction of a railroad from Mc-

Gregor west to the Missouri river, memorial of the legislature of the State of.
Iowa, recommending certain changes in the act of Congress approved July
I, 1502, establishing a Pacific railroad and branches, joint resolution of the

legislature of the State of...
lowa, in relation to the location and construction of a military road from

Missouri river to Gallatin, in Idaho Territory, resolutions of the legislature

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Iowa, for the extension of time for certain railroad companies to receive land

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the Leavenworth, Lawrence, and Fort Gibson railroad, resolutions of the

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Kansas, for a post route from Rising Sun, via Osawkie and Grasshopper Falls,

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Kentucky, in relation to the adjustment and payment of claims of citizens

against the United States, resolutions of the legislature of the State of
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exbibits, &c., in the case of James H. Birch, contesting the seat of...
Kitchen, B. M., a representative from the State of Virginia, depositions, ex-

bibits, &c., in the case of Lewis McKenzie, contesting the seat of..
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tbird congressional district of Pennsylvania, depositions, exhibits, & c., iu

the case of
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Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a despatch of the

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Letter from the Secretary of State relative to a discriminating duty exacted

at the custom-house, New York, from Calvin Durand...
Letter from the Superintendent of Public Printing, submitting estimates for

the public printing, &c., for the year ending June 30, 1861.
Letter from Richard S. Coxe, transmitting report of the commissioner to

digest and revise the laws of the District of Columbia....
Letter from Daniel Breed, chairman of the board of trustees of colored schools

in the District of Columbia, in answer to a resolution of the House of Rep-

resentatives of March 4, 1864.
Lindsay, James, contesting the seat of John G. Scott, a representative from

the third congressional district of Missouri, depositions, exhibits, &c., in

the case of..
List of reports to be made to Congress by the public officers during the first

session of the thirty-eighth Congress.
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of the thirty-eighth Congress..
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the thirty-eighth Congress.
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exhibits, &c., in the case of John P. Bruce, contesting the seat of.

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legislature of the State of.....
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the third congressional district of the State of..
McClurg, Joseph W., a representative from the State of Missouri, depositions,

exhibits, &c., in the case of Thomas L. Price, contesting the seat of..
McHenry, John H., jr., contesting the seat of George H. Yeaman, a repre-

sentative from the second congressional district of Kentucky, depositions,

exhibits, &c., in the case of...
McKenzie, Lewis, contesting the seat of B. M. Kitchen, a representative from

the seventh congressional district of Virginia, depositions, exhibits, &c.,

in the case of...
Michigan for donations of public lands to endow female colleges, joint reso-

lutions of the State of...
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lutions of the State of...
Military road across the Cascade mountains, memorial of the legislative as-

sembly of Washington Territory in relation to...
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seventh congressional district of the State of.....
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exhibits, &c., in the case of John Kline, contesting the seat of..

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National Academy of Sciences, letter from Professor A. D. Bache, transmit-

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Nebraska relative to a State government, resolution of the legislature of the

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called out to repel invasion, memorial of the legislature of the Territory of..
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the legislature of the Territory of..
New Mexico in relation to survey of the public lands, memorial of the legis-

lature of the Territory of...
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ritory of..
Ver Mexico for a wagon road from Santa Fé to the granary of the north,

in Taos valley, memorial of the legislature of the Territory of..
New Mexico in relation to the boundary line between that Territory and

Colorado, memorial of the legislature of the Territory of..
New York relative to the proclamation of the President of the United States

for the extinction of slavery, resolutions of the legislature of the State of....
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the legislature of the State of...
New York to promote volunteering, proceedings of the citizens of..
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Price, Thomas L., contesting the seat of Joseph W. McClurg; a representa-

tive from the fifth congressional district of Missouri, depositions, exhibits,

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from the third congressional district of Massachusetts, depositions, exhibits,

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Smithsonian Institution, report of the Board of Regents of the...
State in relation to the consular system, &c., of the United States, letter from

the Secretary of.....
State relative to a discriminating duty exacted at the custom-house at New

York from Calvin Durand, letter from the Secretary of..
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tions, exhibits, &c., in the case of Charles W. Carrigan, contesting the seat

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Territory of Dakota, depositions, exhibits, &c., in the case of.

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Treasury, transmitting a despatch of the United States consul at Aspinwall

relative to the transmission of passengers, letter from the Secretary of the...
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States, letter from the Secretary of the....
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Washington in relation to the establishment of a semi-monthly mail, memorial

of the legislature of the Territory of......
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Territory of.....
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of the legislature of the Territory of....
Washington in relation to the military road across the Cascade mountains,

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CONGRESS

SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS.

LETTER

FROM

THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY,

TO

The chairman of the Committee of Claims, in relation to the prompt settle

ment of claims in the Treasury Department.

FEBRUARY 2, 1861.–Laid on the table and ordered to be printed.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

January 18, 1864. SIR: I beg leave to enclose a report of the Second Auditor of the Treasury in response to inquiries made by you, as chairman of the Committee of Claims in the House of Representatives.

It will gratify you to observe that the principal cause of delay, arising from want of room for the accommodation of an increased clerical force, having been partially removed, and the force largely though still insufficiently augmented, the settlements are now made with much greater promptitude and rapidity than heretofore. Five thousand four hundred and thirty-five more claims were settled than were received during the months of December and November. It is my hope that sufficient room may soon be obtained for all clerks that are needed for the prompt despatch of this important business.

I agree with the Auditor, that the bill proposed by the Hon. Mr. Fenton in the House will, if it shall become a law, greatly facilitate the settlement of these meritorious claims, and share his conviction that nothing has been left undone that could be done by any bureau, with the same room and force, to settle them at the earliest possible moment.

I trust it will be possible within a short time, by the aid of the legislation now in progress, so to bring up all work of this description as to leave no cause to complain of delay to any one. Very respectfully,

S. P. CHASE,

Secretary of the Treasury. Hon. J. T. Hale,

Chairman Committee of Claims, H. R.

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