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H. R. No. 1-

To revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to the

Post Office Department. [By Mr. Farosworth.]

Referred, 12.

H. R. No. 2-
Making an appropriation for a building to be used for a custom-

house, post office, and bonded warehouse at Port Huron, in

Michigan.-[By Mr. Conger.]

Referred, 12

H. R. No. 3—

To encourage maritime commerce under the American flag.–[By

Mr. Getz.]

Referred, 12.

I. R. No. 4-

To remove the political disabilities of John H. Halley, of Jasper

county, Illinois.—[By Mr. Marshall.]

Read and passed, 19.

In Senate : Received from House, 33 ; referred, 65.

H. R. No. 5-

Revising the laws relative to the mints, assay offices, and coinage

of the United States.—[By Mr. Kelley.]

Referred, 23.
H. R. No. 6—
For the removal of all legal and political disabilities.—[By Mr.

Beck.]
Referred, 23; motion to reconsider, 32; discussed, 61, 62, 64,

102; not passed, 107.
H. R. No. 7
Authorizing the employment of the land and naval forces of the

United States in the enforcement of the laws, and to secure
the protection thereof to all persons within the jurisdiction

of the United States.—[By Mr. Shellabarger.]

Referred, 32.
H. R. No. 8–
For the apportionment of Representatives to Congress among the

several States according to ninth census.-[By Mr. Mercur.]

Referred, 32.

H. R. No. 9-

To repeal the duty on salt.-—[By Mr. Hale.]

Read, 23; discussed, 24, 25, 57 ; passed, 81.

H. R. No. 104

To enable honorably discharged soldiers and sailors, their widows

and orpban children, to acquire homesteads on the public

lands of the United States. - [By Mr. Stoughton.]

Referred, 53.

H. R. No. 11-

To abolish the franking privilege.-[By Mr. Hill.]

Referred, 53.

H. R. No. 12-

To repeal the income tax.-[By Mr. Hill.]

Referred, 53.

H. R. No. 18–

To prescribe an oath of office.-[By Mr. Morey.]

Referred, 54.

H. R. No. 14-

For the better organization of the district courts of the United

States, in Louisiana.-(By Mr. Morey.]

Referred, 54.

H. R. No. 15—

For the removal of political disabilities.--[By Mr. Morey. ]

Referred, 54.

H. R. No. 16–

To reëstablish the Monroe land district in Louisiana.-[By Mr.

Morey.)

Referred, 54.
H. R. No. 17–
To authorize and regulate the construction of bridges across the

Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio rivers.—[By Mr. Finkeln-

burg.)

Referred, 54.

H. R. No. 18–

To amend an act to regulate the carriage of passengers in steam-

ships and other vessels, approved March 3, 1865.-[By Mr.

Finkelnburg.]

Referred, 54.

H. R. No. 19%

Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations

for the service of the year ending June 30, 1871, and for

additional appropriations for the service of the year ending
June 30, 1872.-[By Mr. Dawes. ]
Discussed, 54; passed, 55; passed Senate with amendment, 309;

printed, 309; referred to a select committee, 488; reported,
563; discussed, 582, 598, 611, 627, 630, 637, 674, 682, 710;
Senate amendment not agreed to, 722; motion to table dis-
agreed to, 723; title amended, 723; conference, 723,731,734;
conference report, 795: disagreed to by Senate, 749; discussed,
795; recommitted, 797 ; new report, 801; discussed, 801;
agreed to by House, 802; by Senate, 802; enrolled, 803;

approved, 838.
In Senate : Received from House, 44; referred, 65; amend.

ments, 90, 109, 120, 145, 152, 168, 172, 217; reported, 91;
called up, 113; discussed, 122, 136, 257, 274; passed with
amendment, 294; conference, 727, 728 ; conference report,
766; discussed, 766, 779; non-concurred in, 787; new con:
ference, 787, 809; conference report, 810; discussed, 810;

concurred in by Senate, 812; by House, 810; enrolled, 81

H. R. No. 20-

To provide stenographers for the circuit courts of the United

States. - [By Mr. Frye.]

Referred, 74.

H. R. No. 21-

To allow persons accused of crime to testify in their own behalf

in the courts of the United States.—[By Mr. Peters.]

Referred, 75.

H. R. No. 22–

To authorize the restoration of Gilbert Morton to the naval

service.-[By Mr. Smith, of Vermont.]

Referred, 75.

H. R. No. 23–

For the relief of Michael Fentenheim.-[By Mr. Poland.]

Referred, 75.

H. R. No. 24–

Relating to witnesses for respondents in extradition cases.--[By

Mr. Poland.]

Referred, 75.

H. R. No. 25

H. R. No. 46To extend the provisions of an act to provide further remedial To provide for the removal of civil and criminal causes from State justice in the courts of the United States, approved August

courts to the Federal courts, and the commencement of such 29, 1842.-[By Mr. Poland.]

causes therein, in the States herein named, and for the removal Referred, 75.

of legal and political disabilities from all persons.-[By Mr. H. R. No. 26

Porter.]
For the relief of Van Camp, Chapin, and others.-[By Mr.

Referred, 76.
Buffinton.]

H. R. No. 47–
Referred, 75.

To aid in the construction of an air-line railroad from Charlotte, H. R. No. 27–

North Carolina, to Atlanta, Georgia.—[By Mr. Wallace.] To enable the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company to mortgage

Referred, 76.
its road, and to confer certain jurisdiction upon the United

H. R. No. 48–
States district court for the district, Missouri. - [By Mr. To settle and quiet the title of lands along the boundary line
Boffinton. ]

between the States of Georgia and Florida.-[By Mr. Referred, 75.

McIntyre.] H. R. No. 28–

Referred, 76. To make the volume of the currency self-adjusting according to

H. R. No. 49– the wants of the people.—[By Mr. Butler, of Massachusetts.] To give effect to a certain grant of lands heretofore made to the Referred, 75.

State of Alabama.-[By Mr. Dox.] H. R. No. 29

Referred, 76. To provide for the exportation of distilled spirits.—[By Mr. || H. R. No. 50Hooper, of Massachusetts.]

To authorize the issuing of patents for lands entered under the Referred, 75.

act of Congress approved August 4, 1854.–[By Mr. Sloss.] H. R. No. 30-

Referred, 76. To amend existing laws relating to the compensation of offi. H. R. No. 51–

cers of the customs.-[By Mr. Hooper, of Massachusetts.] To relieve certain persons therein named from all legal and Referred, 75.

political disabilities.-[By Mr. Sloss.] H. R. No. 31

Referred, 76. For the relief of Rollin White.—[By Mr. Brooks, of Massa

H. R. No. 52chusetts. ]

For the removal of legal and political disabilities.—[By Mr. Referred, 76.

Handley. ] H. R. No. 32

Referred, 76. Relating to telegraphic communication between the United States H, R. No. 53– and foreign countries. —[By Mr. Wood.]

To create an additional land district in Alabama.-[By Mr. Referred, 75.

Handley.] H. R. No. 33–

Referred, 76. For the relief of Nathaniel C. Culver.-[By Mr. Roger's.]

H. R. No. 54– Referred, 75.

To restore Henry Hoover, late a naval constructor, to the place H. R. No. 34

from which he was dismissed.-[By Mr. Handley.] For the relief of Mary Conley.-[By Mr. Rogers.]

Referred, 76. Referred, 75.

H. R. No. 55— H. R. No. 35

To appropriate certain lands in Mississippi to aid in the construcGranting a pension to Maria Clark.-[By Mr. Rogers.]

tion of certain railroads therein named.-[By Mr. Morphis.] Referred, 75.

Referred, 76. H. R. No. 36

H. R. No. 56– Granting a pension to Flavia Coash.—[By Mr. Rogers.]

Authorizing mail steamship service in the Gulf of Mexico between Referred, 75.

the port of New Orleans, Louisiana, and certain ports in the H. R. No. 37

republic of Mexico.-[By Mr. Sheldon.] To provide for additional mail service to Brazil out of increased

Referred, 76. importations of coffee by mail steamers.-[By Mr. Cox.]

H. R. No. 57Referred, 75.

To aid the Mediterranean and Oriental Steam Navigation Com. H. R. No. 38–

pany, of New York, to establish an American line of iron To change the name of the ship Industry to William M.

steamships for opening direct trade between the United States Tweed.-[By Mr. Cox.]

and southern Europe. -[By Mr. Sheldon.] Referred, 75.

Referred, 76.

H. R. No. 58 H. R. No. 39–

To incorporate the Red River Valley, Oklahoma, and Santa Fé To repeal the income tax.—[By Mr. L. Myers.]

Railroad Company.-[By Mr. Sheldon.] Referred, 75.

Referred, 76. H. R. No. 40

H. R. No. 594 For the relief of Joseph A. Clay, of Philadelphia.-[By Mr. L.

To grant the right of way to the New Orleans and Northeastern Myers.]

Railroad Company. - [By Mr. Sheldon.] Referred, 75,

Referred, 76. H. R. No. 41

H. R. No. 60— To authorize the Secretary of War to adjust and pay certain To establish the Greensbury land district in Louisiana.—[By Mr. demands for extra work upon and increased cost of the

Sypher.] fire-proof storehouse at the Schuylkill arsenal, in Philadel- Referred, 76. phia. - [By Mr. L. Myers.]

H. R. No. 61– Referred, 75

For the relief of George J. Langworthy, of Jersey City, New H. R. No. 42

Jersey.--[By Mr. Sypher.] For the relief of Frederick P. Dimpfel.—[By Mr. L. Myers. ]

Referred, 76. Referred, 75.

H. R. No. 62H. R. No. 43

To incorporate the Southern Express Company. - [By Mr. Sypher.] For quieting the title to the Arlington estate, in the county Referred, 76.

of Alexandria, Virginia, and making an appropriation there. H. R. No. 63-
for.-[By Mr. Braxton.]

For the relief of legal and political disabilities.-[By Mr. Sypher.] Read, 75; tabled, 76.

Referred, 76. H. R. No. 44

H. R. No. 64To relieve certain persons from legal and political disabilities.—[By To create Shreveport, in Louisiana, a port of delivery.-[By Mr. Mr. Harris, of Virginia.]

Morey. ] Referred, 76.

Referred, 76. H. R. No. 45

H. R. No. 65For the relief of Harriet E. Parker, and the legal representatives To incorporate the Shreveport and Upper Red River Improvement of William H. Parker, deceased.-[By Mr. Platt.]

Company.-[By Mr. Morey.] Referred, 76.

Referred, 76.

H. R. No. 66

H. R. No. 85-
Making a grant of lands to the North Louisiana and Texas Rail. For the relief of William F. M. Wallick.–[By Mr. Tyner.]

road Company, to aid in the construction of a railroad from Referred, 77.
Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the Texas State line.—[By Mr. H. R. No. 864
Morey.)

Extending bounties to certain soldiers who were discharged on Referred, 76.

account of disability incurred in the service of the United H. R. No. 67

States.-[By Mr. Niblack.]
Declaring the true construction of section two of the act of March Referred, 77.

3, 1857, to settle certain accounts between the United States H. R. No. 87-
and the State of Mississippi, and other States.—[By Mr. Granting arrears of pensions to certain persons therein
Bingbam.]

named.—[By Mr. Niblack.] Referred, 76.

Referred, 77. H. R. No. 68

H. R. No. 88% To incorporate the Loomis Ærial Telegraph Company.-[By To abolish the tribal relations of the Miami tribe of Indians.-[By Mr. Bingham.]

Mr. Niblack.] Referred, 76.

Referred, 77. H. R. No. 69

H. R. No. 89To provide for the better protection of the northern and north

To equalize the bounties of sailors, soldiers, and marines who western frontier, and to facilitate commerce and diminish the

served in the late war for the Union.-[By Mr. Niblack.] expenses of exchanges between the States.—[By Mr. Foster, Referred, 77. of Ohio.]

H. R. No. 90— Referred, 76.

For the relief of Henry Willman, late a private in third regiment H. R. No. 70

Indiana volunteers.-[By Mr. Holman.] To promote the construction of the Cincinnati and Southern Referred, 77. railroad.-[By Mr. Stevenson.]

H. R. No. 91– Referred, 77.

Granting a pension to Susan Holtz.-[By Mr. Packard. ] H. R. No. 71

Referred, 77. To provide for the retirement of mutilated national bank | H. R. No. 92– notes.-[By Mr. Garfield, of Ohio.]

Granting a pension to Peter Brewer. [By Mr. Packard.] Referred, 77.

Referred, 77. H. R. No. 72

H. R. No. 93To divide the State of Ohio into three judicial districts.—[By To equalize the bounties of soldiers who served in the late war for Mr. Shellabarger.]

the Union.-[By Mr. Packard.] Referred, 77.

Referred, 77. H. R. No. 73–

H. R. No. 94For the relief of Benjamin Nanniman.-[By Mr. Shellabarger.] To repeal section four of the act of March 3, 1869, in relation to Referred, 77.

additional bounties.--[By Mr. Packard.] H. R. No. 74

Referred, 77. To remove the legal and political disabilities from persons therein H. R. No. 95– named, residents of Kentucky.-[By Mr. McHenry.]

For the relief of Colonel James S. Reardon.-By Mr. Crebs.] Referred, 77.

Referred, 77. H. R. No. 75–

H. R. No. 96To establish the eastern judicial district of Kentucky.--[By Mr. For the protection of settlers on the public and Indian lands of the Beck.]

United States.-[By Mr. Crebs.] Referred, 77.

Referred, 77. H. R. No. 76–

H. R. No. 974 To repeal an act to prescribe an oath of office, approved July 2, To repeal former laws in regard to paying pensions and to provide 1862.- [By Mr.Beck.]

for their payment in future.-[By Mr. Crebs.] Referred, 77.

Referred, 77. H. R. No. 77–

H. R. No. 98% To amend an act granting pensions to soldiers and sailors of the Amendatory of the homestead laws, for the benefit of the soldiers war of 1812, and the widows and children of deceased soldiers,

of the late war for the suppression of the rebellion.—[By approved February 14, 1871.-[By Mr. Butler, of Tennessee.)

Mr. Crebs.] Referred, 77.

Referred, 77. H. R. No. 78

H. R. No. 99— For the relief of William H. Tully, of Tennessee.-[By Mr. Butler, Defining swamp and overflowed lands.—[By Mr. Hawley.] of Tennessee.]

Referred, 77. Referred, 77.

H. R. No. 100% H. R. No. 794

For the relief of A. V. Richards.—[By Mr, Burchard.) To collect the unpaid direct tax.-[By Mr. Maynard.]

Referred, 77. Referred, 77.

H. R. No. 101H. R. No. 80–

For the relief of F. B. Brayton.-[By Mr. Burchard.] Giving additional representation to certain States in the House Referred, 77. of Representatives.-[By Mr. Coburn.]

H. R. No. 102— Referred, 77.

To encourage and aid the establishment of free schools throughoạt H. R. No. 81

the United States.-[By Mr. Burchard.] To encourage immigration to the United States, and to regulate

Referred, 77. the carriage of European immigrant passengers in steamships || H. R. No. 103— and other vessels before, upon,

and after arriving at the ports Amending an act to reduce internal taxes, approved July 14, of the United States.- [By Mr. Coburn.]

1870.-[By Mr. Farwell.] Referred, 77.

Referred, 78. H. R. No. 82

H. R. No. 104– To charter the Puget Sound and Idaho Railroad and Telegraph Relative to private land claims under the treaty of Guadalupe Company.-[By Mr. Williams, of Indiana.]

Hidalgo.-[By Mr. Cook.] Referred, 77.

Referred, 78. H. R. No. 83

H. R. No. 105– To dispose of the Cherokee neutral lands in Kansas to actual To amend section five of the general incorporation law of the Dis. settlers only.-[By Mr. Shanks.]

trict of Columbia in relation to cemeteries.-[By Mr. Cook.] Referred, 77.

Referred, 78. H. R. No. 84

H. R. No. 106– To abolish compulsory pilotage in the several States.-[By Mr. For the relief of purchasers of land sold for direct taxes in the Kerr.]

insurrectionary States. - [By Mr. Cook.] Referred, 77.

Referred, 78. 42D CONG, 1st SESS.-B.

H. R. No. 107–

H. R. No. 125To regulate labor contracts made with immigrants to the United Making appropriation for the repair, preservation, and completion States.-[By Mr. Burdett. ]

of the public works at the harbor of Monroe, Michigan.-[By Referred, 78.

Mr. Waldron.] H. R. No. 108–

Referred, 78. To authorize the construction of a bridge across the Missouri H. R. No. 126

river at Boonville, Missouri, and declare the same a post To provide for the protection of settlers upon the public lands of route.- [By Mr. Burdett. ]

the United States.-[By Mr. McCrary.] Referred, 78.

Referred, 78. H. R. No. 109

H. R. No. 127Authorizing the improvement of the harbor at Alton, also the To amend an act to authorize the construction of certain bridges, mouth of the Missouri river, and a general survey of the

and to establish them as post roads, approved July 25, Mississippi river between Alton and the mouth of the Ohio

1866.-[By Mr. Cotton.] river.-[By Mr. Wells.]

Referred, 79. Referred, 78.

H. R. No. 128– H. R. No. 110

Making a grant of land to aid in the construction of a railroad in To provide for a building for the use of the custom-house, post

Dakota.-[By Mr. Palmer.] office, Federal courts, and other civil offices in St. Louis, Referred, 79. Missouri.-[By Mr. Wells.]

H. R. No. 129– Referred, 78.

To confirm the title to certain lands on the Fort Kearney military H, R. No. 111

reservation, in Frémont county, Iowa.--[By Mr. Palmer. ] For the protection of settlers and purchasers of the public Referred, 79. lands. - [By Mr. Parker, of Missouri.]

H. R. No. 130— Referred, 78.

Making a grant of lands to aid in the construction of a railroad in H. R. No. 112

Florida, and to secure railroad connections with the nearest For the relief of G. S. Baker, of Maryville, Missouri.—[By

available harbor to Cuba and other West India islands.-[By Mr. Parker, of Missouri.]

Mr. Walls. ] Referred, 78.

Referred, 79. H. R. No. 113–

H. R. No. 131— To organize the Territory of Oklahoma, and consolidate certain To change the boundary of the northern district of Brazos de Indian tribes under territorial government. [By Mr. Havens.]

Santiago, in Texas. - [By Mr. Sawyer.] Referred, 78.

Referred, 79. H. R. No. 114

H. R. No. 132– For the relief of the heirs of Lieutenant Colonel H. M. Woodyard, To provide for a building for the use of a post office, pension late of the twenty-first Missouri infantry.—[By Mr. Blair, of

office, United States court, and internal revenue offices at Missouri.

Oshkosh, Wisconsin.—[By Mr. Sawyer.] Referred, 78.

Referred, 79. H. R. No. 115–

H. R. No. 133– Granting a pension to Nancy Ann Spurgeon, widow of Josiah

In relation to additional bounties, &c. - [By Mr. Sawyer.)
Spurgeon, of Lewis county, Missouri.–[By Mr. Blair, of

Referred, 79.
Missouri.]
Referred, 78.

H. R. No. 134

Granting lands in aid of the construction of the Green Bay and H. R. No. 116

Lake Pepin railroad.-[By Mr. Sawyer.] To authorize the construction of a bridge across the Mississippi river at the city of Cape Girardeau and to establish the same

Referred, 79. as a post route.-[By Mr. McCormick, of Missouri.]

H. R. No. 135— Referred, 78.

Granting certain lands to the State of Wisconsin as swamp H. R. No. 117

lands.-[By Mr. Sawyer.] To aid in the construction of a railway and telegraph line through

Referred, 79.
Missouri and Arkansas, along or near the thirty-sixth parallel || H. R. No. 136–
of north latitude.—[By Mr. McCormick, of Missouri.]

Authorizing the Southern Minnesota Railroad Company to connect Referred, 78.

its line with the Northern Pacific railroad.—[Bġ Mr. Dunnell.] H. R. No. 118–

Referred, 79. To encourage the building of ships for foreign trade.—[By Mr. || H. R. No. 137– Conger.)

Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph Referred, 78.

line from Great Salt Lake to Portland, Oregon.-[By Mr. H. R. No. 119

Slater.) To authorize the Secretary of War to survey, plat, and sell the

Referred, 79. present cemetery grounds upon the Port Gratiot military || H. R. No. 138— reservation, in Michigan.-[By Mr. Conger.]

To aid in the construction of the Oregon Branch Pacific railReferred, 78.

road. - [By Mr. Slater.) H. R. No. 120

Referred, 79. To authorize the appointment of shipping commissioners by the H. R. No. 139–

judges of the several circuit courts of the United States to To provide for the sale of certain lands in Kansas, known as the
superintend the shipping and discharge of seamen engaged in

Cherokee strip.-[By Mr. Lowe.]
merchant ships belonging to the United States, and for the Referred, 79.
further protection of seamen.—[By Mr. Conger.]

H. R. No. 140-
Referred, 78.

For the relief of Gideon F. Hodson.-[By Mr. Lowe.] H. R. No. 121

Referred, 79. For the relief of Mary Petrie, widow of George C. Petrie, late a H. R. No. 141

private seventeenth Michigan infantry volunteers.-[By Mr. Granting, payment of bounties, back pay, &c., provided by Stoughton.]

previous laws of Congress to certain soldiers therein named Referred, 78.

who have been defrauded of the same by their attorneys H. R. No. 122–

without authority.-[By Mr. Lowe.] For the relief of Walter J. Lee.-[By Mr. Stoughton.]

Referred, 79. Referred, 78.

H. R. No. 142– H. R. No. 123–

For the sale of the Black Bob Indian lands in Kangas.-[By Mr. For the relief David Sergeant.—[By Mr. Stoughton.]

Lowe.] Referred, 78.

Referred, 79. H. R. No. 124–

H. R. No. 143— For the relief of Timothy Baker, of St. John's, Michigan.-[By To create an additional land district in Nevada.–[By Mr. Mr. Stoughton.]

Kendall.] Referred, 78.

Referred, 79; motion to reconsider objected to, 666.

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