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Bills and Resolutions, House of Representatives, 37th Congress

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Amendment Reported by Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to the bill (H.R. 280) to establish and equalize the grades of line officers of the United States navy. (H.R. 280)

Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Simmons to House bill No. 312. (H.R. 312)

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To bill H.R. 187, ''to authorize an additional issue of United States treasury notes, and for other purposes.'' Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert ... (H.R. 187)

The further consideration postponed till Tuesday next, after the morning hour, and ordered to be printed with Senate amendments. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act For the relief of persons for damages sustained by reason of depredations and injuries by certain bands of Sioux Indians (H.R. 582)

Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Aldrich, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the widow and heirs of the late Isaac I. Stevens. (H.R. 789)

Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Aldrich, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the making of a treaty with the Brule and Yanctonais bands of the Sioux or Dakota Indians, of Dakota Territory, with a view to the purchase of their lands in that Territory. (H.R. 791)

Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Aldrich, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the making of a treaty with the Ute Indians, of Colorado Territory, with a view to the purchase of their lands in that Territory. (H.R. 790)

Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Aldrich, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the settlement of certain accounts of Brigham Young, late governor and ex officio superintendent of Indian affairs for the Territory of Utah. (H.R. 788)

Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fenton, from the select committee on appointed in pursuance of resolution, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the construction of a national military and postal railway from the city of Washington to the city of New York. (H.R. 793)

Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Johnson, from the Committee on Patents, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John P. Sherwood. (H.R. 784)

Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lansing, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To pay B. Y. Shelley for his claim and improvements, taken from him by the Omaha reservation, in Nebraska Territory. (H.R. 792)

Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sheffield, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill In relation to the distribution of the proceeds of certain penalties, fines, and forfeitures recovered under the revenue acts of the United States, and in repeal of certain sections of said acts. (H.R. 786)

Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sheffield, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish the office of assistant collector of the customs for the collection district of the city of New York. (H.R. 785)

Mr. Fessenden, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill H.R. 770, to amend an act entitled ''An act to provide internal revenue to support the government and pay interest on the public debt,'' approved July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and for other purposes, reported the following amendments, viz: Strike out the words ... (H.R. 770)

Mr. Stevens, by unanimous consent, submitted the following amendment. Amendment. (H.R. 659)

Mr. Wickliffe submitted the following amendment to bill H.R. 401. Ordered to be printed. Amendment Submitted by Mr. Wickliffe to bill H.R. 401. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert: (H.R. 401)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To construct a ship canal, for the passage of armed and naval vessels, from the Mississippi river to Lake Michigan, and for the enlargement of the locks of the Erie canal and the ... (S. 578)

Ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, and printed. A Bill To aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes. (H.R. 364)

Ordered to be printed and recommitted. Mr. Sedgwick, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: (H.R. 280)

Ordered to be printed as amended. A Bill To aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes. (H.R. 364)

Ordered to be printed, and further consideration of the bill postponed to Monday the thirtieth instant. Amendments Submitted by Mr. Francis P. Blair, jr., to bill H.R. 288. Amend by adding the following proviso to the bill: (H.R. 288)

Ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Amendment Submitted by Mr. F. P. Blair, jr., to bill H.R. 288. Amend by adding the following: (H.R. 288)

Ordered to be printed. A Bill To free from the servitude the slaves of rebels engaged in or abetting the existing rebellion against the government of the United States. (H.R. 472)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment By Mr. Diven, in the nature of a substitute, to bill H.R. 718. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: (H.R. 718)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment By Mr. Hooper to the amendment of Mr. Stevens to bill H.R. 659. Strike out all after the word ''That'' and insert: (H.R. 659)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Carlile to the bill (H.R. 125) to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain, and to provide a bounty for soldiers in lieu of grants of the public lands. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 125)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Grimes to the bill (H.R. 280) to establish and equalize the grades of line officers of the United States navy. (H.R. 280)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Grimes to the bill (H.R. 280) to establish and equalize the grades of line officers of the United States navy. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 280)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Latham to bill (H.R. 260) making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes for the year ending June 30, 1863, viz: Insert the following as an additional section: (H.R. 260)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. McDougall to the bill (H.R. 312) ''to provide internal revenue, to support the government, and pay interest on the public debt.'' Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 312)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Nesmith to bill (H.R. 260) making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, namely: Insert the following at the ... (H.R. 260)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Trumbull as an amendment to the amendment reported by the Committee on the Judiciary to the bill (H.R. 634) ''giving aid to the State of Missouri for the purpose of securing the abolishment of slavery in said State,'' viz: Strike out the second section of said reported amendment, after ... (H.R. 634)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Trumbull to the bill (H.R. 362) to provide for the discharge of state prisoners and others, and to authorize the judges of the United States courts to take bail or recognizances to secure the trial of the same. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (H.R. 362)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, to the amendment reported by the Committee on the Judiciary to the bill H.R. 634, ''giving aid to the State of Missouri for the purpose of securing the abolishment of slavery in said State.'' (H.R. 634)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, to the bill (H.R. 675) to raise additional soldiers for the service of the government, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 675)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Offered by Mr. Stevens as a substitute to the bill H.R. 659, as amended by the Committee of the Whole House. Strike out all after the word ''That'' and insert: (H.R. 659)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Arnold as a substitute to bill H.R. 288. Strike out all after enacting clause and insert: (H.R. 288)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Simmons to the ''bill (H.R. 54) to provide increased revenue from imports, to pay interest on the public debt, and for other purposes,'' viz: insert the following additional sections. (H.R. 54)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed to be offered by Mr. Aldrich to the Pacific Railroad bill: Strike out the eighth, ninth, and tenth sections, and insert in lieu thereof the following: (H.R. 364)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed to be submitted by Mr. Diven, in the nature of a substitute, to bill H.R. 472, ''to provide for the employment of negroes in the service of the United States.'' (H.R. 472)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed to be submitted by Mr. Duell to the bill (House bill 161) ''abolishing the franking privilege,'' in the nature of a substitute. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (H.R. 161)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed to be submitted by Mr. E. P. Walton, in the nature of a substitute, to bill H.R. 471: Strike out all after enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 471)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed to be submitted, when a proper opportunity offers, as a substitute to bill (H.R. 472) to confiscate the property of rebels, and for the punishment of treason. (H.R. 472)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment To be proposed by Mr. A. S. Diven to bill H.R. 675, ''to provide for the employment of negroes in the service of the United States.'' (H.R. 675)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment To be proposed by Mr. A. S. Porter to bill H.R. 675. (H.R. 675)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment To be proposed by Mr. J. S. Morrill to bill H.R. 675. (H.R. 675)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment To be proposed by Mr. Porter to bill H.R. 675. (H.R. 675)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment To be proposed by Mr. Wickliffe to bill H.R. 675. (H.R. 675)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Doolittle to the bill (H.R. 364) ''to aid in constructing a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes,'' viz: add the following additional sections: (H.R. 364)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Doolittle, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to the bill (H.R. 260) entitled ''An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes for the year ending June thirty, eighteen ... (H.R. 260)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments To be proposed by Mr. Stevens to bill H.R. 364. In section 3, strike out from ''fixed,'' in line 10, to ''railroad,'' in line 16. In section 4, line 7, after ''rails,'' insert, ''and all the other iron used.'' Section 5, line 9, after ''annually,'' insert, ''which interest may be paid in United States notes or any ... (H.R. 364)

Ordered to be printed. An Act Authorizing the construction of twelve small side-wheel steamers. (H.R. 80)

Ordered to be printed. An Act For the temporary increase of midshipmen in the Naval Academy. (H.R. 83)

Ordered to be printed. An Act To punish and prevent the practice of polygamy in the Territories of the United States and other places, and disapproving and annulling certain acts of the legislative assembly of the Territory of Utah. (H.R. 391)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Blair, of Missouri, offered the following Amendment To the amendment of Mr. Sedgwick to House bill NO. 472: Strike out the said amendment, and insert: (H.R. 472)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Clements offered the following amendment to bill H.R. 288, to be proposed when in order: Amendment To bill H.R. 288, to enlarge the Illinois and Michigan canal, and for other purposes. (H.R. 288)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Curtis gave notice of his intention, at the proper time, to offer the following amendment to the bill (H.R. No. 29) ''to provide for the reorganization of the Military Academy at West Point,'' as a substitute: Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert as follows: (H.R. 29)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Justin S. Morrill submitted the following amendment in the nature of a substitute: Amendment To bill (H.R. 471) to confiscate the property of rebels for the payment of the expenses of the present rebellion, and for other purposes. Strike out all after enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 471)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Justin S. Morrill submitted the following amendment in the nature of a substitute: Amendment To bill (H.R. 472) ''to free from servitude the slaves of rebels engaged in abetting the existing rebellion against the government of the United States.'' Strike out all after enacting clause and insert the following: (H.R. 472)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Justin S. Morrill, gave notice of his intention to submit the following amendment: A Bill To authorize the issue of United States notes, and for the redemption or funding thereof, and for the funding of the floating debt of the United States. (H.R. 240)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Lovejoy submitted the following amendment to the amendment: Amendment. Strike out all after the word ''that,'' where it occurs, and insert: (H.R. 364)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Maynard submitted the following to be proposed as an amendment to House bill 472: Amendment. (H.R. 472)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. McKnight gave notice of his intention, at the proper time, to submit the following amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the word ''pay'' in the third line of the seventh section to the word ''thereof,'' inclusive, in the twentieth line, and insert: (H.R. 659)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Olin gave notice of his intention, at the proper time, to submit the following Amendment To bill H.R. 288, to construct a ship canal for the passage of armed and naval vessels from the Mississippi river to Lake Michigan, and for the enlargement of the locks of the Erie canal and the Oswego canal, of New York, to adapt ... (H.R. 288)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Roscoe Conkling (in Committee of the Whole) submitted the following Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert: (H.R. 240)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Sedgwick submitted the following, to be proposed as an amendment to bill H.R. 472, reported by Mr. Eliot from the select committee on confiscation: Amendment. And whereas the several States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Texas, and Arkansas, ... (H.R. 472)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens proposes to submit the following Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert: (H.R. 240)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Vallandigham (in Committee of the Whole) submitted the following Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert: (H.R. 240)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Vallandigham (in the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union) submitted the following Amendments. Substitute for the first section: (H.R. 240)

Ordered, That the following new sections, adopted in Committee of the Whole, to the bill (H.R. 312) ''to provide internal revenue to support the government and pay interest on the public debt,'' be printed for the use of the Senate. Amendments Adopted in Committee of the Whole to the bill H.R. 312. After section [20] 21, page 26 of the bill, insert ... (H.R. 312)

Ordered, That the said bill and amendments of the Senate be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and printed. The Senate propose the following amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. An Act To authorize the issue of United States notes, and for the redemption or refunding thereof, and for funding ... (H.R. 240)

The original bill recommitted to the select committee on the confiscation of the property of rebels, with instructions to report the same with the following amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: (H.R. 472)

Read a first and second time and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Aldrich, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Nathaniel McLean, Richard G. Murphy, and Charles E. Flandrau. (H.R. 47)

Read a first and second time and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the appointment of Indian agents in Nevada Territory. (H.R. 764)

Read a first and second time, and recommitted to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Washburne, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to remit fines and penalties incurred in certain cases, regulating the compensation of certain surveyors of the customs, ... (H.R. 17)

Read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Wright, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States to issue exchequer bills to the amount of one hundred millions of dollars in lieu of any public loan authorized by law for a ... (H.R. 50)

Read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Claims. By Mr. Duell reported back without amendment, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Babbitt, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of J. J. Lints. (H.R. 2)

Read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported back without amendment, recommitted to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eliot, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the introduction of a code of marine signals adapted to secret service, and for the use of despatch ... (H.R. 9)

Read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Reported back without amendment, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Samuel S. Blair, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting an invalid pension to Jacob Gates. (H.R. 39)

Read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Covode, by unanimous consent, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the reorganization of the Military Academy at West Point. (H.R. 29)

Read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To provide for the introduction of a code of marine signals adapted to secret service, and for other purposes. (H.R. 9)

Read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Referred back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, recommitted to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. (Strike out the parts in brackets and insert those in italics.) Mr. Sedgwick, by unanimous consent, introduced the following bill: A ... (H.R. 33)

Read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the suppression of rebellion against and resistance to the laws of the United States, and to amend the act entitled ''An act to provide for calling forth the militia to ... (H.R. 20)

Read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Francis P. Blair, jr., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John C. McConnell. (H.R. 59)

Read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eliot, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill To preserve from destruction by natural causes, and protect for national defence, the harbor of Provincetown, in Massachusetts, and the ... (H.R. 546)

Read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Francis P. Blair, jr., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill Providing for the better organization of the military establishment. (H.R. 37)

Read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Francis P. Blair, jr., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the employment of volunteers to aid in supporting and defending the government of the United States. ... (H.R. 28)

Read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Francis P. Blair, jr., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To increase the efficiency of the volunteer forces of the United States. (H.R. 36)

Read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Francis P. Blair, jr., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To promote the efficiency of the army. (H.R. 27)

Read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sedgwick, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the purchase, for the use of the navy, of Coston's night signals. (H.R. 97)

Read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sedgwick, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making further appropriation for the support of the naval service for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and for other ... (H.R. 96)

Read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making additional appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen ... (H.R. 26)

Read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making additional appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the ... (H.R. 25)

Read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making additional appropriations for the naval service for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and ... (H.R. 19)

Read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making additional appropriations for the support of the army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 18)

Read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize a national loan, and for other purposes. (H.R. 14)

Read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government, and maintaining the public credit by the assessment and ... (H.R. 71)

Read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Vallandigham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the franking privilege. (H.R. 92)

Read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made the special order of the day at one o'clock to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide increased revenue from imports, to pay interest on the public ... (H.R. 54)

Read a first and second time, committed to the Committee to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, mad the special order of the day for Monday, January 12, 1863, and ordered to be printed. Ordered to be printed with the amendments, viz. The words within [brackets] to be stricken out, and the words in italics to be inserted. Mr. ... (H.R. 659)

Read a first and second time, recommitted to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sheffield, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill Supplementary to an act entitled ''An act to protect the commerce of the United States, and punish the crime of piracy.'' (H.R. 55)

Read a first and second time, referred to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed. Mr. Washburne, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relative to the revenue marine, to fix the compensation of the officers thereof, and for other purposes. (H.R. 53)

Read a first and second time, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eliot, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To increase the consular representation of the United States during the present insurrection. (H.R. 74)

Read a first and second time, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sedgwick, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to employ temporary clerks. (H.R. 46)

Read a first and second time, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To punish certain crimes against the United States. (H.R. 86)

Read a first and second time, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eliot, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To define, prohibit, and punish certain unlawful communications with the enemies of the United States. (H.R. 85)

Read the first and second time. An Act To promote the efficiency of the commissary department. (H.R. 658)

Read the first and second times, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and reported to the Senate. An Act Fixing the number of members of the House of Representatives from and after the third March, eighteen hundred and sixty-one. (H.R. 104)

Read the first and second times, considered read the third time and passed. An Act For the relief of certain persons who have performed the duties of assistant surgeons in regiments of calvary. (H.R. 753)

Read the first and second times, considered, read the third time and passed. An Act To facilitate the collection of the revenue in El Paso county, Texas, and in the Territory of New Mexico. (H.R. 711)

Read the first and second times, considered, read the third time and passed. An Act To regulate the duties of the Clerk of the House of Representatives in preparing for the organization of the House. (H.R. 780)

Read the first and second times. An Act Supplemental to ''An act granting the right of way to the State of Missouri, and a portion of the public lands to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said State.'' (H.R. 281)

Read the first and second times. An Act To promote the efficiency of the engineer and topographical corps. (H.R. 101)

Read the first time. An Act Abolishing congressional mileage. (H.R. 574)

Read the first, and second times, considered as in Committee of the Whole, reported to the Senate, read the third time and passed. An Act To authorize payments in stamps and to prohibit circulation of notes of less denomination than one dollar. (H.R. 579)

Read twice and committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duell, from the committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of George W. Samson. (H.R. 162)

Read twice and committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Noell, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the benefit of the legal representatives of John McLaughlin. (H.R. 163)

Read twice and ordered to be printed, and the further consideration postponed to Tuesday, the 10th instant, at 1 o'clock p.m. Mr. Bingham introduced the following bill: A Bill To forfeit the property and slaves of persons who shall engage in or aid and abet armed rebellion against the United States. (H.R. 107)

Read twice and ordered to be printed, and the further consideration postponed to Tuesday, the 10th instant, at 1 o'clock p.m. Mr. Lovejoy, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making it a penal offence for any officer or private of the army or navy to capture or return, or aid in the capture or return, of fugitive slaves. (H.R. 110)

Read twice and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill: A Bill Supplementary to an act approved July fourteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, entitled ''An act to establish certain post roads,'' and for other purposes. (H.R. 746)

Read twice and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia. Reported back without amendment, committed to a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Rollins, of New Hampshire, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend ''An act to incorporate the Columbia Institution for the instruction of the ... (H.R. 690)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Holman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Daniel H. Bingham. (H.R. 668)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 150)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the construction, preservation, and repairs of certain fortifications and other works of defence for the year ending the ... (H.R. 156)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other pensions of the United States for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred ... (H.R. 149)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. Mr. Loomis, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In addition to ''An act to provide internal revenue to support the government and pay interest on the public debt.'' (H.R. 717)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. Reported back with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Strike out the parts within [brackets,] and insert the parts in italics. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a branch mint of ... (H.R. 663)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Francis Dainese. (H.R. 622)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Hannibal Graham. (H.R. 536)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Lieutenant William P. Richner, seventy-seventh regiment Ohio volunteer infantry. (H.R. 694)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of O. B. and Oliver S. Latham. (H.R. 111)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of the administrator of Captain Richard Stevenson, deceased. (H.R. 647)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Clark with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. An Act For the relief of O. B. and Oliver S. Latham. (H.R. 111)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Clark with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those in italics. An Act For the relief of Susan Dickson, widow of John Dickson, deceased. Whereas by act of Congress passed February twenty-third, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, the sum of ... (H.R. 435)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act For the relief of J. J. Lints. (H.R. 2)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Turpie, without amendment. An Act For the relief of Colonel Joseph Paddock. (H.R. 448)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To issue an American register to the steamship Karnack. (H.R. 737)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, the further consideration postponed to Thursday, 29th May, and ordered to be printed. Strike out all within [brackets] and insert in italics. Mr. Washburn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill [To expedite the collection ... (H.R. 136)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Chandler with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To equalize and establish the compensation of the collectors of the customs on the northern, northeastern, and northwestern frontiers. (H.R. 551)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Concerning judgments in certain suits brought by the United States. (H.R. 581)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations for the construction, preservation, and repairs of certain fortifications and other works of defence for the year ending thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 707)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 649)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 635)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 708)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other pensions of the United States for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 616)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 665)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 611)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to provide internal revenue to support the government and pay interest on the public debt,'' approved July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and for other purposes. (H.R. 770)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to provide internal revenue to support the government and to pay interest on the public debt,'' approved July one, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (H.R. 592)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To provide for the appointment of a deputy register in the Treasury Department, and for other purposes. (H.R. 695)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To provide for the payment of the militia and volunteers called into the service of the United States, by proclamation of the President, dated April, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, from the time they were called into service to the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-one. (H.R. 15)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To provide ways and means for the support of the government. (H.R. 659)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three. (H.R. 617)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Fessenden with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 635)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Fessenden with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 611)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Fessenden with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to provide internal revenue to support the government and to pay interest on the public debt,'' approved July one, eighteen hundred ... (H.R. 592)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Fessenden with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To provide for the appointment of [a deputy] an assistant register in the Treasury Department, and for other purposes. (H.R. 695)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Fessenden with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets.] An Act To supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three. (H.R. 617)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Fessenden with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 708)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Fessenden, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and for a deficiency for the signal ... (H.R. 610)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported with amendments, viz: insert the words printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the construction, preservation and repairs of certain fortifications and other works of defence for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and additional ... (H.R. 156)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act For the relief of persons for damages sustained by reason of depredations and injuries by certain bands of Sioux Indians. (H.R. 582)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. (H.R. 667)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Conway, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the appointment of an agent for the Ottawas, the Chippewas of Swan creek and Black river, and the Christian Indians in Kansas. (H.R. 735)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, made the special order of the day for Tuesday, December 23, after the morning hour, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Aldrich, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To annul and abrogate all treaties between the United ... (H.R. 582)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported back without amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Aldrich, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the removal of certain bands of Sioux Indians, and for the disposition of their reservations ... (H.R. 613)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported back without amendment, referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Windom, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the removal of the Winnebago Indians, and for the sale of their reservation in Minnesota for ... (H.R. 614)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Mr. Doolittle with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. An Act For the relief of persons for damages sustained by reason of depredations and injuries by certain bands of Sioux Indians. (H.R. 582)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act In relation to military hospitals, and to organize an ambulance corps. (H.R. 719)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act To authorize the employment of volunteers to aid in supporting and defending the government of the United States. Whereas certain of the forts, arsenals, custom-houses, navy yards, and other property of the United States have been seized, and other violations of ... (H.R. 28)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act To build a wagon road, for the use of the Military Academy, from West Point, in the county of Orange, State of New York, to Cornwall Landing, in said county. (H.R. 763)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act To provide for the construction of a submarine cable. (H.R. 715)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act To raise additional soldiers for the service of the government. (H.R. 675)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To promote the efficiency of the corps of engineers and of the ordnance [and quartermaster's] departments, and for other ... (H.R. 523)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To promote the efficiency of the corps of engineers and of the ordnance and quartermaster's departments, and for other ... (H.R. 523)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported no amendment, considered in Committee of the Whole, amended and reported to the Senate, and amendments concurred in. Resumed in Senate, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out all of the ... (H.R. 137)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back without amendment, committed to a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Olin, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish an arsenal and ordnance depot on the tide-water of New York harbor. (H.R. 597)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back without amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wickliffe, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the benefit of the president, directors, and company of the Bardstown and Louisville Turnpike ... (H.R. 698)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back without amendment, laid on the table, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Holman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the sixty-fifth article of war. (H.R. 605)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back without amendment, laid on the table, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wilson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the second and third regiments of Iowa volunteer infantry. (H.R. 641)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to strike from the pension rolls the names of such persons as have taken up arms against the government, or who may have in any manner encouraged the rebels. (H.R. 139)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief of Lieutenant Herman Tuerck. (H.R. 699)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Frances H. Plummer, widow of the late Brigadier General Joseph B. Plummer, of the United States army. (H.R. 726)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to grant pensions,'' approved July fourteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (H.R. 724)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To grant a pension of eight dollars per month, during her widowhood, to Elizabeth Housener. (H.R. 725)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Foster without amendment, and adversely, accompanied by a report (No. 91.) An Act For the relief of Edwin W. Jones. (H.R. 363)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act For the relief of Ignatius C. Mattingly, postmaster at Bardstown, Kentucky. (H.R. 749)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act Supplementary to an act approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, entitled ''An act to establish certain post roads,'' and for other purposes. (H.R. 746)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To authorize additional mailable matter. (H.R. 650)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To establish a postal money order system. (H.R. 602)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To establish certain post roads. (H.R. 722)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Collamer with amendments, viz.: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act To establish certain post roads. (H.R. 722)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Collamer with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act Abolishing the franking privilege. (H.R. 161)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported back with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Insert the part in italics. Mr. Blair, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing floats to issue in satisfaction of claims against the ... (H.R. 114)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported back with an amendment, viz: Insert the part in italics; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Blair, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Authorizing floats to issue in satisfaction of claims ... (H.R. 114)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. An Act For the relief of Benjamin T. Watson. (H.R. 621)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. S. Morrill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Donating public lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts. (H.R. 138)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported back with an amendment submitted by Mr. Potter in the nature of a substitute, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Public Lands. Mr. T. G. Phelps, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To grant the right of pre-emption to certain purchasers on the ... (H.R. 623)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Public Lands. Mr. Trimble, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To reopen the land office in the Virginia military district of Ohio, and for other purposes. (H.R. 747)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To incorporate Saint Ann's Infant Asylum, in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 712)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To regulate places of public amusement in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (H.R. 578)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Grimes without amendment. An Act To incorporate the Washington Theatre Company. (H.R. 684)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act To incorporate Saint Ann's Infant Asylum, in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 712)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those in italics. An Act To extend the charter of the Alexandria and Washington Railroad Company, and for other purposes. (H.R. 468)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Vallandigham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate and enforce the writ of habeas corpus, and for the better securing the liberty of the citizen. (H.R. 170)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Concerning the district courts of the Territory of Washington. (H.R. 636)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For the benefit of Simon and Emanuel Bamberger. (H.R. 709)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For the relief of William B. Snowhook and others. Whereas a judgment has been recovered in the United States circuit court of the northern district of Illinois against Thomas Hoyne, E. S. Smith, Isaac Cook, William B. Snowhook, and Richard J. Hamilton, as sureties of Charles H. Pine, ... (H.R. 487)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Giving aid to the State of Missouri for the purpose of securing the abolishment of slavery in said State. (H.R. 634)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Prescribing the times and places for holding terms of the circuit court for the districts of Iowa, Minnesota, and Kansas. (H.R. 608)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Relating to the validity of deeds of public squares and lots in the city of Washington. (H.R. 599)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To adjust appropriations heretofore made for the civil service of the Navy Department to the present organization of that department. (H.R. 598)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to provide for the collection of duties on imports, and for other purposes,'' approved July thirteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and an act entitled ''An act to confiscate property used for insurrectionary purposes,'' approved August six, ... (H.R. 615)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To divide the State of Michigan into two judicial districts, and to provide for holding the district and circuit courts therein. (H.R. 267)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To indemnify the President and other persons for suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, and acts done in pursuance thereof. Whereas since the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, the United States have been in an insurrectionary and rebellious ... (H.R. 591)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To make the State of Wisconsin a part of the ninth judicial circuit. (H.R. 720)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide for the election of representatives in Congress from the States of Tennessee and Louisiana. (H.R. 768)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide for the imprisonment of persons convicted of crime by the criminal court of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 587)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Diven, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish an additional judicial district in the State of New York, and in relation to the courts of the United States in said State. (H.R. 233)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Maynard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for holding special terms of the circuit and district courts in certain cases. (H.R. 666)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with amendments, viz: strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics An Act To amend ''An act to establish a court for the investigation of claims against the United States,'' approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ... (H.R. 226)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. An Act [To indemnify the President and other persons for suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, and acts done in pursuance thereof.] To regulate ... (H.R. 591)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. An Act Giving aid to the State of Missouri for the purpose of securing the abolishment of slavery in said State. (H.R. 634)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. Considered in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to to-morrow. Recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Harris with amendments, viz: Strike ... (H.R. 634)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act Relating to the validity of deeds of public squares and lots in the city of Washington. (H.R. 599)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported. Considered in Committee of the Whole. Considered in Committee of the Whole, and amended and reported to the Senate. Amended in the Senate, and amendment of Mr. Sumner pending. On motion of Mr. Trumbull resumed, ordered to be printed as amended, with proposed amendment, and ... (H.R. 362)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Territories. An Act To provide for additional clerks and messengers for the legislative assemblies of the Territories of Dakota and Colorado. (H.R. 739)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Territories. Mr. Ashley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To enable the people of Colorado to form a constitution and State government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States. (H.R. 630)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Territories. Mr. Ashley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To enable the people of Nebraska to form a constitution and State government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States. (H.R. 628)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Territories. Mr. Ashley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To enable the people of Nevada to form a constitution and State government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States. (H.R. 627)

Read twice and referred to the select committee on the Pacific railroad. Reported back from the select committee on the Pacific railroad with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the same committee. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert amendment in italics. Mr. Price, on leave, ... (H.R. 620)

Read twice and the further consideration postponed to Friday next after the expiration of the morning hour, and ordered to be printed, together with pending amendment. Mr. Olin, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To construct a ship canal for the passage of armed and naval vessels from the Mississippi river ... (H.R. 718)

Read twice, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Grider, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the surviving children of Israel Frisbie, a revolutionary soldier. (H.R. 166)

Read twice, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Spaulding, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the issue of demand treasury notes. (H.R. 187)

Read twice, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three. (H.R. 224)

Read twice, and further consideration postponed until Tuesday, December 10, 1861, at 1 o'clock p.m. Mr. Stevens introduced the following bill: A Bill To facilitate the suppression of the rebellion and prevent its return. Whereas slavery has caused the present rebellion in the United States; and whereas there can be no solid and permanent peace and ... (H.R. 106)

Read twice, and ordered to be printed. An Act To free from servitude the slaves of certain rebels engaged in or abetting the existing rebellion against the government of the United States. (H.R. 472)

Read twice, and ordered to lie on the table. An Act Making appropriations for the payment of the bounty authorized by the sixth section of an act entitled ''An act to authorize the employment of volunteers to aid in enforcing the laws and protecting public property,'' approved July twenty-two, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and for other purposes. (H.R. 540)

Read twice, and recommitted to the Committee on Roads and Canals, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill: A Bill To facilitate the transportation of troops and mails from Washington city to New York. (H.R. 426)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Moorhead, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Washington City and Georgetown Railway Company. (H.R. 178)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia. Mr. Delano, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, in conjunction with the mayors of Washington and Georgetown, to build a jail for the District of Columbia. (H.R. 360)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia. Reported back with amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts in italics. Mr. E. H. Rollins, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend ''An act ... (H.R. 175)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia. Reported back without amendment, recommitted to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Haight, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Union Gaslight Company of the City of Washington. (H.R. 324)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fenton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Relating to claims for the loss and destruction of property belonging to loyal citizens, and damages done thereto by the troops of the United States during the present rebellion. (H.R. 293)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee of Claims. An Act For the relief of Doctor William Trevitt. (H.R. 566)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee of Claims. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Wickliffe, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide the means and mode of taking evidence in support of claims, in certain cases, against the government. (H.R. 386)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fenton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To settle the accounts of the State of New York for advances made to the United States during the war ... (H.R. 418)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making an appropriation to carry into effect the joint resolution, approved twenty-seventh of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, relative to the ... (H.R. 192)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. T. G. Phelps, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government, and maintaining the public credit, by the collection of an income tax, poll and stamp tax, and duties on liquors, ... (H.R. 225)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three (50) and for other purposes. (H.R. 423)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. Reported back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Strike out all in [brackets] and insert all in italics. Mr. Edwards, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill [Making ... (H.R. 413)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on [Mis. Doc. No. 49.] Referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Washburne, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Abolishing certain collection districts, and reducing compensation of collectors and surveyors in California. (H.R. 300)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Lieutenant Ulysses S. Grant. (H.R. 354)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Philip Speyer and Company, of the city of New York. (H.R. 256)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Seneca G. Simmons. (H.R. 520)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of Susan Dickson, widow of John Dickson, deceased. Whereas by act of Congress passed February twenty-third, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars was appropriated for the benefit of the captors, in the ware of eighteen hundred and twelve, ... (H.R. 435)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act For the relief of the estate of Lieutenant Joseph Wheaton, deceased. (H.R. 562)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Claims. An Act To provide for the payment of expenses incurred by the marshal of Boston for repairs to the United States court-house. (H.R. 409)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Abolishing certain collection districts and reducing compensation of officers of customs in California. (H.R. 476)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to change the name of the steamship ''Coatzacoalcos'' to ''America.'' (H.R. 548)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to change the name of the vessel ''John Faron'' to Excelsior. (H.R. 407)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Changing the name of the steamboat ''Charlotte Vanderbilt'' to that of ''William F. Russell.'' (H.R. 547)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act For the relief of Francis Huttman. (H.R. 406)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act For the relief of James N. Muller, supervising inspector of steamboats for the third supervising district. (H.R. 510)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act For the relief of Thomas Young and George Young, owners of the schooner ''Elizabeth Mary.'' (H.R. 290)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act In relation to commissioned officers of the United States revenue cutter service. (H.R. 561)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Providing for the appointment of light-house inspectors. (H.R. 243)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Requiring an oath of allegiance and to support the Constitution of the United States to be administered to masters of American vessels clearing for foreign or other ports during the present rebellion. (H.R. 294)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Supplementary to an act approved on the thirteenth July, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, entitled ''An act to provide for the collection of duties on imports, and for other purposes.'' (H.R. 446)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act Supplementary to an act entitled ''An act to protect the commerce of the United States, and punish the crime of piracy.'' (H.R. 55)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To abolish certain ports of delivery in the Mississippi valley. (H.R. 549)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To authorize the issue of a register to the steamer ''Estella.'' (H.R. 73)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to appoint a deputy collector of the customs at Chincoteague island, in the State of Virginia. (H.R. 545)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to change the names of certain vessels. (H.R. 475)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To change the port of entry for the district of Brunswick, Georgia. (H.R. 507)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To direct the Secretary of the Treasury to issue American registers to certain vessels. (H.R. 474)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To equalize and establish the compensation of the collectors of the customs on the northern, northeastern, and northwestern frontiers. (H.R. 551)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To further provide for the collection of the revenue upon the northern, northeastern, and northwestern frontier, and for other purposes. (H.R. 550)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To increase the consular representation of the United States during the present insurrection. (H.R. 74)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To prohibit the ''coolie trade'' by American citizens in American vessels. (H.R. 109)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To suspend in part the operation of an act entitled ''An act relating to revenue cutters and steamers.'' (H.R. 100)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Mr. Eliot, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prohibit the ''Chinese coolie trade'' by American citizens in American vessels. (H.R. 109)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported back without amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Babbitt, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making an appropriations for the preservation and improvement of the harbor of Erie, in the State of ... (H.R. 169)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Chandler with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act Providing for the appointment of light-house inspectors. (H.R. 243)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to remit fines and penalties incurred in certain cases. (H.R. 17)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Increasing, temporarily, the duties on imports, and for other purposes. (H.R. 531)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making an appropriation for gunboats on the western rivers. (H.R. 155)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriation to pay the expenses of the investigating committees of the House of Representatives and Senate appointed the first session of the thirty-seventh Congress, and of the commission authorized to examine and report as to the compensation of all officers of the government. (H.R. 99)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations for postal service on post routes established at the present session of Congress. (H.R. 499)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and additional appropriations for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (H.R. 154)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the government for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and additional appropriations for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (H.R. 150)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and additional appropriations for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (H.R. 208)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and additional appropriations for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (H.R. 242)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three. (H.R. 423)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other pensions of the United States for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three. (H.R. 149)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations for the payment of the bounty authorized by the sixth section of an act entitled ''An act to authorize the employment of volunteers to aid in enforcing the laws and protecting public property,'' approved July twenty-second, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and for ... (H.R. 413)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three. (H.R. 259)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 610)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making appropriations to reimburse the contingent fund of the office of the Secretary of the Treasury, including compensation of additional clerks who may be employed according to the exigencies of the public service, and for temporary clerks for the current fiscal year and for the year ... (H.R. 388)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making further appropriation for the support of the naval service for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and for other purposes. (H.R. 96)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making further appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty three, and additional appropriations for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (H.R. 393)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act Making supplemental appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and for other purposes. (H.R. 572)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To amend all act entitled ''An act making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three,'' approved April seventeen, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (H.R. 479)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to issue certificates of indebtedness to public creditors'' approved March first, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (H.R. 403)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To authorize an additional issue of United States notes, and for other purposes. (H.R. 187)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To authorize the issue of United States notes, and for the redemption or funding thereof, and for funding the floating debt of the United States. (H.R. 240)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To establish a branch of the mint of the United States at Denver, in the Territory of Colorado. (H.R. 287)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To impose an additional duty on sugars produced in the United States. (H.R. 573)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To indemnify the States for expenses incurred by them in defence of the United States. (H.R. 69)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To pay the expenses of the special committee of the House of Representatives, appointed July eight, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, to ascertain and report in regard to contracts with any department of the government for provisions, supplies, transportation, and so forth. (H.R. 238)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining the public credit by the assessment and collection of a direct tax and internal duties. (H.R. 71)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To provide for the deficiency in the appropriation for the pay of the two and three years volunteers, and the officers and men actually employed in the western department. (H.R. 404)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To provide for the more prompt settlement of the accounts of disbursing officers. (H.R. 577)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To provide increased revenue from imports, to pay interest on the public debt, and for other purposes. (H.R. 54)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. An Act To refund duties on arms imported by States. (H.R. 64)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Fessenden with amendments, viz: Strike out all those parts included within [brackets.] Amend the title to read as follows: An Act Making additional appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (H.R. 242)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Fessenden with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and ... (H.R. 208)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Fessenden with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the payment of the bounty authorized by the sixth section of an act entitled ''An act to authorize the employment of volunteers to aid in ... (H.R. 413)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Fessenden with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act Making further appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and additional ... (H.R. 393)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Fessenden with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To authorize an additional issue of United States notes, and for other purposes. (H.R. 187)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Pearce with amendments, viz: strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those in italics. An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of June eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and additional appropriations for the ... (H.R. 154)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Simmons with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows printed in italics. An Act To provide increased revenue from imports, to pay interest on the public debt, and for other purposes. (H.R. 54)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words printed in [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the government for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and additional ... (H.R. 150)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To authorize the issue of United States notes, and for the redemption or funding thereof, and for funding the floating debt of the United States. (H.R. 240)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act For the relief of the owner of the British ship Perthshire. (H.R. 152)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act For the relief of Z. B. Caverly, late secretary of legation at Lima, Peru. (H.R. 284)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act To amend the act of Congress approved June twenty-second, eighteen hundred and sixty, entitled ''An act to carry into effect provisions of the treaties between the United States, China, Japan, Siam, Persia, and other countries, giving certain judicial powers to ministers and ... (H.R. 490)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. An Act To fulfil treaty stipulations with Hanover. (H.R. 326)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act Extending the laws now in force regulating trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes to the Indian reservation of California. (H.R. 190)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act For the relief of pre-emptors on the home reservation of the Winnebagoes, in the Blue-earth region, in the State of Minnesota. Whereas certain individuals have memorialized Congress, setting forth that they were bona fide actual settlers, under the pre-emption laws of the United ... (H.R. 84)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act To provide for the appointment of an Indian agent in Colorado Territory. (H.R. 515)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act To provide for the appointment of Indian agents in New Mexico. (H.R. 516)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported back by Mr. Aldrich, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. S. Watts, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Providing for the examination of claims for Indian depredations in the Territory ... (H.R. 172)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported back with an amendment, the further consideration postponed until Friday, January 24, and ordered to be printed. Insert the parts in italics. Mr. Aldrich, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the ... (H.R. 186)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported back without amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. S. Watts, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the making of treaties with the Navajoe, Apache, and Utah Indian tribes, in ... (H.R. 322)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, with leave to report at any time, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fenton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To grant invalid and half-pay pensions in certain cases. (H.R. 397)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia An Act To promote the efficiency of the army. (H.R. 27)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act For the relief of certain musicians and soldiers stationed at Fort Sumter, in South Carolina. (H.R. 23)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act For the relief of Robert M. Evans. (H.R. 396)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act For the relief of the Ohio and other volunteers. Whereas the War Department has decided that the term of service of the ninety days' volunteers, called out under the act of 1795, commenced only on the day when they were actually sworn into the service of the ... (H.R. 57)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act For the relief of William B. Dodd and others. (H.R. 521)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act In relation to forwarding soldiers' letters. (H.R. 56)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act Making an appropriation for field fortifications for the defences of the city of Washington and elsewhere. (H.R. 98)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act Making an appropriations for completing the defences of Washington. (H.R. 165)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act Prohibiting the confinement of persons in the military service of the United States in the penitentiary of the District of Columbia, except as a punishment for certain crimes, and to discharge therefrom certain convicts by sentence of courts-martial, and for other ... (H.R. 524)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act Providing for the better organization of the military establishment. (H.R. 37)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act Providing for the monthly payment of troops. (H.R. 88)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act Relating to the appointment and compensation of chaplains to military hospitals. Whereas the following clergymen were requested by the President of the United States to discharge the duties of chaplains at the hospitals for our sick and wounded soldiers, at the ... (H.R. 334)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act To authorize the raising of a volunteer force for the better defence of Kentucky. (H.R. 137)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act To increase the efficiency of the volunteer forces of the United States. (H.R. 36)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act To increase the number of cadets in the Military Academy at West Point. (H.R. 82)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act To increase the pay of Edmund H. Brooke, the chief clerk in the paymaster's department. (H.R. 519)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act To make an additional article of war. (H.R. 299)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act To promote the efficiency of the corps of engineers and of the ordnance and quartermaster's departments, and for other purposes. (H.R. 523)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act To provide for allotment certificates among the volunteer forces. (H.R. 132)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act To provide for furnishing prisoners of the United States army in the revolted States with clothing and other necessary supplies. (H.R. 217)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act To provide for the organization of a signal corps, to serve during the present war. (H.R. 352)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act To secure to the officers and men actually employed in the western department, or department of Missouri, their pay, bounty, and pension. (H.R. 148)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Rice, with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act To indemnify certain citizens of the United States, residing in the State of Delaware, for expenses incurred by them in defence of the United States. (H.R. 321)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act Prohibiting the confinement of persons in the military service of the United States in the penitentiary of the District of Columbia, except as ... (H.R. 524)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. H. Rice, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the public defence, and to accept loans of money therefor from the several States. (H.R. 370)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. F. P. Blair, jr., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill with amendments; ordered to be printed, and the further consideration postponed to Friday, the 28th instant. Strike out in [brackets] and insert in italics. A Bill To authorize the employment of ... (H.R. 254)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Trimble, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To secure one month's pay and pension to Margaret Bailey, widow of George B. Bailey, lieutenant colonel in the ninth regiment of Virginia volunteers. (H.R. 527)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Allen, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the admission of cadets to the Military Academy at West Point. (H.R. 140)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Gurley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To confiscate the property of rebels, to liberate their slaves, and to employ and colonize the same, and for other purposes. (H.R. 121)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back without amendment, and the further consideration of said bill postponed till to-morrow at 1 o'clock p.m., and ordered to be printed. Mr. Upton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the act of July twenty, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, granting a ... (H.R. 135)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back without amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buffinton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the appointment of two deputy inspectors general. (H.R. 336)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back without amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. S. Rollins, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To allow and pay to the State of Missouri the amount of money expended by said State in ... (H.R. 508)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back without amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. F. P. Blair, jr., on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the better organization of the medical staff of the army. (H.R. 179)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back without amendment, recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fisher, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To indemnify certain citizens of the United States, residing in the State of Delaware, for expenses incurred by them ... (H.R. 321)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back without amendment, recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Reported back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for tomorrow, and ordered to be printed. ... (H.R. 321)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sedgwick, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish and equalize the grades of line officers of the United States navy. (H.R. 280)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act Authorizing additional enlistments in the navy of the United States. (H.R. 87)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of Horace M. Hieskell, a paymaster in the United States navy. (H.R. 447)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of Philip Lansdale, surgeon United States navy. (H.R. 485)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act For the relief of the widows and orphans of the officers, seamen, and marines of the United States sloop-of-war ''Levant.'' (H.R. 33)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act supplemental to the act entitled 'An act providing for a naval peace establishment and for other purposes,' passed March twenty-seven, eighteen hundred and four.'' (H.R. 78)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to further promote the efficiency of the navy,'' approved December twenty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-one. (H.R. 355)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To authorize the construction of twenty iron-clad steam gunboats. (H.R. 153)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act To establish and equalize the grades of line officers of the United States Navy. (H.R. 280)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. An Act Transferring the western gunboat fleet from the War to the Navy Department. (H.R. 518)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office. A Bill To render valid and authorize the extension of the letters patent granted to John G. Mini, on the thirteenth day of November, eighteen hundred and forty-four, and reissued on the twenty-fourth day of August, eighteen hundred and fifty-two. (H.R. 223)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office. An Act For the relief of George B. Simpson. (H.R. 345)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office. An Act For the relief of John Goulding. (H.R. 329)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office. An Act For the relief of Samuel Bentz. (H.R. 222)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office. An Act Making an appropriation for the purchase of cotton seed for general distribution. (H.R. 255)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to promote the progress of the useful arts.'' (H.R. 365)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office. An Act To confirm and establish a patent heretofore granted to Etienne Bernot, dated July twenty-four, eighteen hundred and sixty, and to secure to George Somerville Norris, the assignee of said patent, the benefit of the full term for which said patent was granted. (H.R. 503)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office. An Act To establish a Department of Agriculture. (H.R. 269)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office. Reported by Mr. Simmons with amendments, viz; Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to promote the progress of the useful arts.'' (H.R. 365)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office. Reported without amendment. Recommitted. Mr. Simmons reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To establish a Department of Agriculture. (H.R. 269)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Patents. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Noble, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the act respecting copy-rights, approved February three, eighteen hundred and thirty-one. (H.R. 343)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief of Louisa Abert Byrne. (H.R. 328)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief of Sylvanus Burnham. (H.R. 327)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting a pension to Lawrence P. N. Landrum, of Taylor county, Kentucky. (H.R. 530)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act Granting an invalid pension to William Sterry, of the State of New York. (H.R. 366)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To grant pensions. (H.R. 438)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To secure one month's pay and pension to Margaret Bailey, widow of George B. Bailey, lieutenant colonel in the ninth regiment of Virginia volunteers. (H.R. 527)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act To secure to pilots, engineers, sailors, and crews upon gunboats and war vessels bounty and pensions. (H.R. 344)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Foster with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those in italics. An Act To grant pensions. (H.R. 438)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Foster with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. Considered in Committee of the Whole, amended, reported to the Senate, amendments concurred in, and the bill ordered to be printed as amended. The words within [brackets] are ... (H.R. 438)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Post Office and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Collamer with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To establish certain post roads. (H.R. 392)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. A Bill Abolishing the franking privilege. (H.R. 161)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To authorize additional mailable matter. (H.R. 296)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To authorize the Postmaster General to establish branch post offices in cities. (H.R. 118)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To establish a postal money order system. (H.R. 244)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To establish additional post routes. (H.R. 553)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To establish certain post routes. (H.R. 389)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To secure the speedy transportation of the mails. (H.R. 433)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Collamer with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To establish certain post routes. (H.R. 389)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Collamer with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert those in italics. An Act To authorize the Postmaster General to establish branch post offices in cities. (H.R. 118)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Printing. An Act To provide for the printing of the annual report of the banks of the United States. (H.R. 568)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. An Act Concerning the closing of the office of surveyor general at St. Louis, and for other purposes. (H.R. 113)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. An Act To authorize the Court of Claims of the United States to hear and determine the claim of the heirs of Stephen Johnston, deceased. Whereas by an act of Congress, passed July twentieth, eighteen hundred and forty, for the relief of the children of Stephen Johnston, deceased, ... (H.R. 265)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Committee discharge, considered, and postponed to to-morrow. Considered, an amendment proposed by Mr. Harlan, and ordered to be printed. An Act To authorize the Court of Claims of the United States to hear and determine the claim of the heirs of Stephen Johnston, deceased. Whereas by ... (H.R. 265)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Train, by unanimous consent, introduced the following bill: A Bill To transfer the penitentiary buildings of the District of Columbia to the War Department, to be used as an arsenal. (H.R. 221)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent,"", on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting public lands, in alternate sections, to the State of California to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said State. (H.R. 200)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. A Bill Authorizing floats to issue in satisfaction of claims against the United States for lands sold by them within the Las Ormigas and La Nana grants, in the State of Louisiana. (H.R. 114)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act Concerning certain lands heretofore granted to the State of Iowa. (H.R. 529)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act For the relief of the register of the land office at Vincennes, Indiana, and for other purposes. (H.R. 454)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act For the relief of William Y. Strong. (H.R. 247)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act For the survey of grants or claims of land. (H.R. 189)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act In relation to pre-emption claims, and for other purposes. (H.R. 557)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to reduce the expenses of the survey and sale of the public lands in the United States,'' approved May thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (H.R. 511)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To enlarge the Lake Superior land district, in the State of Michigan. (H.R. 496)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. An Act To secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain, and to provide a bounty for soldiers in lieu of grants of the public lands. (H.R. 125)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Laid on the table, and ordered to be printed with accompanying report. Mr. Aldrich, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of certain half-breeds or mixed-bloods of the Dakota or Sioux nation of Indians, and their grantees. (H.R. 143)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Francis W. Kellogg, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making a grant of public lands to the State Michigan to aid in the construction of a military road from Green bay to Marquette. (H.R. 400)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported back with an amendment, the further consideration postponed to Thursday, June 5, and ordered to be printed. Insert the parts in italics. Mr. T. G. Phelps, by unanimous consent, introduced the following bill: A Bill To quiet land titles in the State of California. (H.R. 422)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Harlan with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets.] An Act In relation to pre-emption claims, and for other purposes. (H.R. 557)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Harlan, from the Committee on Public Lands, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts included within [brackets,] and insert those parts printed in italics. An Act To secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain, and to provide a bounty for soldiers in lieu of ... (H.R. 125)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. An Act To prohibit the allowance or payment of pensions to the children of officers and soldiers of the revolution. (H.R. 318)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions. Mr. Samuel S. Blair, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Regulating claims to revolutionary pensions. (H.R. 342)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To extend the territorial limits of the Territory of Nevada. (H.R. 437)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To provide a temporary government for the Territory of Arizona. (H.R. 357)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Territories. An Act To secure freedom to all persons within the Territories of the United States. (H.R. 374)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Browning with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To secure freedom to all persons within the Territories of the United States. (H.R. 374)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Wade with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act To provide a temporary government for the Territory of Arizona. (H.R. 357)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. An Act For the payment of the field officers of volunteer regiments for services rendered prior to the full organization of the regiments. (H.R. 241)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act Relating to schools for the education of colored children in the cities of Washington and Georgetown, in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 543)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. An Act To incorporate the Guardian Society and reform juvenile offenders in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 425)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arnold, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To confiscate the property of persons in insurrection against the United States. (H.R. 199)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Harris, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent frauds in the public service, and punish bribery in certain cases. (H.R. 191)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Menzies, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To regulate the time of holding the courts of the United States for the district of Kentucky, and for other purposes. (H.R. 258)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Spaulding, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To organize the United States tribunal to enforce, by civil and martial power, the payment of debts and damages due to loyal American citizens, and the restoration of their property and effects, in ... (H.R. 231)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. T. G. Phelps, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To define the time when census hereafter to be taken shall take effect for purposes of representation. (H.R. 459)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Amending the provision of the second section of the act of January twenty-four, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, enforcing the attendance of witnesses before committees of either house of Congress. (H.R. 219)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act For the more effectual organization of the courts of the United States in the districts of Kentucky and Missouri. (H.R. 70)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act In relation to the competency of witnesses in trials of equity and admiralty. (H.R. 390)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act In relation to the election of representatives to Congress by single districts. (H.R. 525)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act Prescribing the qualifications of attorneys and solicitors in the courts of the United States and in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 467)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To allow the State of California an additional representative in the thirty-seventh Congress. (H.R. 459)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend ''An act to establish a court for the investigation of claims against the United States,'' approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. (H.R. 226)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To change the place of holding the circuit and district courts of the United States for the district of West Tennessee. (H.R. 556)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To define and punish certain conspiracies. (H.R. 45)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To divide the State of Pennsylvania into three judicial districts, and to establish a district court to be holden in the city of Erie. (H.R. 1)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To establish an additional judicial district in the State of New York, and in relation to the courts of the United States in said State. (H.R. 233)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To facilitate judicial proceedings in adjudications upon captured property, and for the better administration of the law prize. (H.R. 279)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To prescribe an oath of office, and for other purposes. (H.R. 371)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide for the discharge of State prisoners and others, and to authorize the judges of the United States courts to take bail or recognizances to secure the trial of the same. (H.R. 362)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To provide for the settlement of the accounts of John A. Smith, clerk of the circuit court and criminal court of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 183)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To punish certain crimes against the United States. (H.R. 86)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To punish the practice of polygamy in the Territories of the United States and other places, and disapproving and annulling certain acts of the legislative assembly of the Territory of Utah. (H.R. 391)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To regulate the time of holding the courts of the United States for the district of Kentucky, and for other purposes. (H.R. 258)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be printed. Mr. F. P. Blair, jr., on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To punish treason, and to provide a more effectual mode for the collection of taxes imposed by Congress, and to furnish a fund to remunerate the losses of loyal citizens, and to provide homesteads ... (H.R. 128)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back with amendment by Mr. William Kellogg, from the Committee on the Judiciary, ordered to be printed, and the further consideration postponed to, and made the special order for, Thursday, the 30th instant. Strike out the part in [brackets,] and insert the part in italics. Mr. ... (H.R. 228)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back without amendment, laid on the table, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Watts, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To extend the right of citizenship to certain Mexican citizens. (H.R. 202)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. F. W. Kellogg, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To divide the State of Michigan into two judicial districts, and to provide for holding the district and circuit ... (H.R. 267)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back without amendment, the further consideration postponed to second Friday of December next, and ordered to be printed. Mr. William Kellogg, by unanimous consent introduced the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William B. Snowhook and others. Whereas a judgment has been ... (H.R. 487)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Bayard with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To punish and prevent the practice of polygamy in the Territories of the United States and other places, and disapproving and annulling certain acts of the ... (H.R. 391)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. An Act In relation to the election of representatives to Congress by single districts. (H.R. 525)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To facilitate judicial proceedings in adjudications upon captured property, and for the better administration of the law prize. (H.R. 279)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. An Act In relation to the letters of sailors and marines in the service of the United States. (H.R. 193)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Post Offices and Post Roads. An Act To promote the efficiency of the dead letter office. (H.R. 160)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Post Offices and Post Roads. Mr. Colfax, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To render more uniform the postage on printed matter. (H.R. 252)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Territories, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hutchins, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a territorial government in each of the districts of country embraced within the limits of the recent States of South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, ... (H.R. 236)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Territories. Reported back with an amendment to the title, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Territories. Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those in italics. Mr. Arnold, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill [To render freedom national and slavery ... (H.R. 374)

Read twice, and referred to the select committee on a military railroad between Washington city and New York. Mr. Fenton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the construction of a military and postal railway from the city of Washington to the city of New York. (H.R. 677)

Read twice, and referred to the select committee on confiscation, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eliot, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To free from servitude the slaves of rebels engaged in or abetting the existing rebellion against the government of the United States. (H.R. 440)

Read twice, and referred to the select committee on confiscations, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eliot, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To confiscate the property of rebels for the payment of the expenses of the present rebellion, and for other purposes. (H.R. 439)

Read twice, and referred to the select committee on national armories and founderies, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arnold, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a national armory and foundery at Chicago, in the State of Illinois. (H.R. 198)

Read twice, and referred to the select committee on national armory, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Richardson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the establishment of a national armory and arsenal at Quincy, in the State of Illinois. (H.R. 207)

Read twice, and referred to the select committee on the bankrupt law, and ordered to be printed. Ordered, That five thousand extra copies to be printed for the use of the House. Mr. Roscoe Conkling, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States. (H.R. 253)

Read twice, and referred to the select committee on the Pacific railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fenton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting public lands and a loan of the credit of government to the People's Pacific Railroad Company, to aid in the construction of a railroad from the Missouri river to San Francisco, on ... (H.R. 177)

Read twice, and referred to the select committee on the Pacific railroad. Reported with amendments. Resumed as in Committee of the Whole, postponed to one o'clock to-morrow, ordered to be printed with additional amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To aid in the construction of a ... (H.R. 364)

Read twice, and the further consideration of said bill postponed to 2 o'clock to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sedgwick, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the construction of twenty iron-clad steam gunboats. (H.R. 153)

Read twice, and the further consideration postponed till to-morrow, (the 7th,) and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the purchase of coin, and for other purposes. (H.R. 341)

Read twice, and the further consideration postponed to Monday next at 1 o'clock p.m., and ordered to be printed. Mr. F. P. Blair, Jr., introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the raising of a volunteer force for the better defence of Kentucky. (H.R. 137)

Read twice, and the further consideration postponed to the second Tuesday of February next, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To repeal certain laws creating ports of entry. (H.R. 181)

Read twice, and the further consideration postponed until to-morrow at one o'clock, made the special order of the day, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to provide internal revenue to support the government and to pay interest on the ... (H.R. 592)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ely, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported the following bill: A Bill Granting a pension to Herman J. Ehle. (H.R. 429)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide internal revenue, to support the government, and pay interest on the public debt. (H.R. 312)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Walton, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Hannibal Graham. (H.R. 536)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Aldrich, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Elizabeth Odell, Mary Woodbury, and others, half-breed women of the Sioux tribe of Indians. (H.R. 276)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Aldrich, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of pre-emptors on the Home reservation of the Winnebagoes, in the Blue-earth region in the State of Minnesota. (H.R. 275)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buffinton, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John C. McFerran, of the United States army. (H.R. 681)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buffinton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Captain M. M. Hawes, assistant quartermaster. (H.R. 754)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buffinton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of certain persons who have performed the duties of assistant surgeons in regiments of calvary. (H.R. 753)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buffinton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Eliza Adair, sister to the late Hugh Black. (H.R. 752)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buffinton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Joseph B. Eaton. (H.R. 194)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buffinton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Rice M. Brown. (H.R. 565)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Buffinton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the remuneration of Abram G. Snyder, inventor of the bullet machine now in use in certain United States arsenals. (H.R. 697)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Calvert, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Michael Nash, of the District of Columbia. (H.R. 408)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cox, from the Committee Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Francis Dainese. (H.R. 622)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cox, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Doctor William Trevitt. (H.R. 566)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cox, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Z. B. Caverly, late secretary of legation at Lima, Peru. (H.R. 284)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cox, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To increase, temporarily, the salary of the United States consul at Tampico. (H.R. 453)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Crittenden, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Frances Ann McCanley. (H.R. 405)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Cutler, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported the following bill: A Bill Granting a pension to Andrew Templeton, a soldier in the war of eighteen hundred and fourteen. (H.R. 451)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Delano, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Benjamin T. Watson. (H.R. 621)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duell, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of George W. Johnson. (H.R. 696)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duell, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of W. J. Gilbert. (H.R. 481)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duell, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Elizabeth Cole, widow of Levi Cole, deceased. (H.R. 569)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duell, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Frederick Vincent, administrator of James Le Caze, surviving partner of Le Caze and Mallet. (H.R. 239)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dunn, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Captains John P. Sherburne and H. Clay Wood, of the United States army. (H.R. 564)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. E. P. Walton, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the quieting of certain land titles in the late disputed territory in the State of Maine, and for other purposes. (H.R. 399)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Edwards, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of A. H. Jones and H. M. C. Brown. (H.R. 349)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Edwards, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Jacob Hall. (H.R. 410)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ely, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Amanda Batts, Laura P. W. Young, and Betsey Murdock, heirs of Barbara Walker. (H.R. 430)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ely, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Zephaniah Knapp, of Pittston, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania. (H.R. 532)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ely, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported the following bill: A Bill Granting a pension to Rufus L. Harvey. (H.R. 452)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fenton, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Brigadier General Joseph G. Totten. (H.R. 272)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fenton, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Colonel Joseph Paddock. (H.R. 448)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fenton, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of H.R. Crosbie. (H.R. 787)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fenton, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Henry Smalley. (H.R. 533)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fenton, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Hull and Cozzens and John Naylor and Company. (H.R. 680)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fenton, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the assistant surgeons, medical cadets, sisters of charity, and servants, sufferers by the burning of the Washington Infirmary on ... (H.R. 449)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fisher, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the owners, officers, and crew of the Spanish bark ''Providencia.'' (H.R. 305)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Francis Thomas, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Frederick A. Beelen. (H.R. 303)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Goodwin, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported the following bill: A Bill A bill for the relief of Zina Williams. (H.R. 431)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Grider, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the benefit of the heirs and administrators of John Denham and George Townley, deceased. (H.R. 339)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Grider, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Archibald C. Crary, heir-at-law of Colonel Archibald Crary, and pay for services of Colonel Crary, deceased. (H.R. 229)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Grider, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the legal heirs and representatives of Captain John Montjoy, deceased, an officer in the army of the revolution. (H.R. 340)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hale, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Chapin Hall. (H.R. 728)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hale, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Charles F. Stansbury. (H.R. 651)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hale, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of George Calvert. (H.R. 538)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hale, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Isaac Lilley. (H.R. 729)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hale, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Milo Sutliff and Levi H. Case. (H.R. 330)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hutchins, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of R. L. B. Clarke. (H.R. 535)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hutchins, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Robert Hamilton, junior. (H.R. 727)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John W. Wallace, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John Campbell and John Ferguson. (H.R. 537)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lansing, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To pay B. Y. Shelley for his claim and improvements taken from him by the Omaha reservation in the Territory of Nebraska. (H.R. 274)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Loomis, from the Committee on Elections, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Abelard Guthrie. (H.R. 381)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lovejoy, from the Committee on the Territories, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John B. Motley. (H.R. 359)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Menzies, from the Committee on Elections, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Martin F. Conway. (H.R. 398)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mitchell, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Georgetown C. Johnson and Ewing and Clymen. (H.R. 751)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mitchell, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Nathaniel McLean, Richard G. Murphy, and Charles E. Flandreau. (H.R. 277)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Moorehead, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize and establish a navy yard on the western waters. (H.R. 758)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Moorhead, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the president and directors of the Panama Railroad Company. (H.R. 428)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Noell, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Frederick A. Holden and others. (H.R. 682)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Noell, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Joseph C. G. Kennedy. (H.R. 278)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Noell, from the Committee on Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the benefit of William Sawyer and others, of the State of Ohio. Whereas, by the treaty of St. Mary's with the Miami Indians, of October sixth, ... (H.R. 534)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Noell, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John E. Bouligny, of Louisiana. (H.R. 730)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Olin, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the reciprocal extinguishment of certain claims between the United States and the representatives of Robert Brent, deceased. (H.R. 195)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Olin, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of J. B. Merwin. (H.R. 484)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Olin, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the Reverend William B. Matchett. (H.R. 483)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Perry, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Major John Ripley. (H.R. 264)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Pike, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Celestia P. Hartt, widow of constructor Samuel P. Hartt. (H.R. 757)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Richardson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Lieutenant U. S. Grant. (H.R. 354)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Richardson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Robert F. Winslow. (H.R. 379)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Richardson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To pay the band of the fiftieth regiment of Illinois volunteers. (H.R. 464)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sedgwick, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Commodore Hiram Paulding. (H.R. 432)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sedgwick, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of Frederick F. Brose, deceased. (H.R. 218)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sheffield, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of certain of the crew of the ship Nightingale. (H.R. 478)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Louisa Abert Byrne. (H.R. 328)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Sylvanus Burnham. (H.R. 327)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. T. G. Phelps, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of William Kennedy. (H.R. 563)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. William Alles, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the payment of certain volunteer companies in the service of the United States in the war with Mexico and in the ... (H.R. 781)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wood, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Edwin W. Jones. (H.R. 363)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Yeaman, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the benefit of John Dickson, of Illinois. (H.R. 756)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Yeaman, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the benefit of the Mount Vernon Manufacturing Company. (H.R. 755)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Albert S. White, from the select committee on emancipation, reported the following bill: A Bill Granting the aid of the United States to certain States, upon the adoption by them of a system of emancipation, and to provide for the ... (H.R. 576)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Aldrich, from the Committee on Agriculture, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish an Emigrant Bureau in connexion with the Department of the Interior. (H.R. 761)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Aldrich, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide payment for depredations committed by the whites upon the Sac and Fox Indians in the Territory of Kansas. (H.R. 420)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Aldrich, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the making of treaties with the Indian tribes in the Territory of Utah with a view to the purchase of their lands in that Territory. (H.R. 419)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Baker, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the establishment of a national foundery at Chicago, Illinois, and at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and at Poughkeepsie, New York, for the fabrication of cannon and projectiles for ... (H.R. 346)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Beaman, from the Committee on the Territories, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the construction of a wagon road from Denver, Colorado Territory, by the way of Clear Creek and the Middle Park, to Salt Lake ... (H.R. 461)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. F. P. Blair, jr., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company. (H.R. 542)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. F. P. Blair, jr., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill Providing for compensation to loyal citizens for property destroyed to prevent the same from being used by the enemy. (H.R. 333)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. F. W. Kellogg, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish a land district in the Territory of Nevada, and for other purposes. (H.R. 442)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. S. Morrill, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three. (H.R. 242)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. S. Morrill, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three. (H.R. 423)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. S. Morrill, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To facilitate the collection of the revenue in El Paso county, Texas, and in the Territory of New Mexico. (H.R. 711)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill: A Bill To aid in the completion of the Pittsburg and Connellsville railroad, between Connellsville, in the State of Pennsylvania, and Cumberland, in the ... (H.R. 555)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Richardson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill Making an appropriation for a military post in the Territory of Colorado. (H.R. 462)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Richardson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To purchase a hospital in the city of Washington. (H.R. 465)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 732)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen ... (H.R. 208)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and additional appropriations ... (H.R. 242)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three. (H.R. 450)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations to reimburse the contingent fund of the office of the Secretary of the Treasury, including compensation of additional clerks who ... (H.R. 388)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making further appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and ... (H.R. 393)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to provide increased revenue from imports, to pay interest on the public debt, and for other purposes,'' approved ... (H.R. 444)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To incorporate a bank in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 544)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the appointment of additional clerks in the office of the assistant treasurer of the United States, at New York, and for other purposes. (H.R. 302)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three. (H.R. 259)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Van Horn, from the select committee on the Niagara ship canal, reported the following bill: A Bill To construct a ship canal, for the passage of armed and naval vessels, between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. (H.R. 782)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Washburne, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill For the erection of a light-house at the mouth of Maumee river and Maumee bay. (H.R. 558)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wright, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For repairing St. Thomas's Protestant Episcopal church, at Hancock, Maryland. (H.R. 541)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Ordered to be printed, with the amendments as agreed upon in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the words in italics. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and ... (H.R. 312)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Subsequently Mr. Olin moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was committed; pending. Mr. Francis P. Blair, jr., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To enforce the collection of the ... (H.R. 214)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. The Speaker laid before the House the following bill, transmitted to him by the commission appointed under the act of July 31, 1861, ''to examine and report as to the compensation of all officers of the government, and for other ... (H.R. 212)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. The speaker laid before the House the following bill, transmitted to him by the commission appointed under the act of July 31, 1861, to ''examine and report as to the compensation of all officers of the government, and for other ... (H.R. 211)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made a special order for Wednesday, the 14th instant, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal year ending ... (H.R. 665)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made the special order for Thursday, February 12, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, and for ... (H.R. 731)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made the special order of the day for February 2, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the construction, preservation, and repairs of certain fortifications and ... (H.R. 707)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made the special order of the day for Friday, the 19th instant, 1862, at 1 o'clock p. m., and ordered to be printed. A Bill Making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (H.R. 611)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made the special order of the day for January 6, at 1 o'clock, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the government for the ... (H.R. 649)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made the special order of the day for Monday, December 22, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other pensions of the United States for ... (H.R. 616)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made the special order of the day for Thursday, 18th instant, at 1 o'clock p.m., and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending ... (H.R. 610)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made the special order of the day for Thursday, February 4, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending the thirtieth June, ... (H.R. 708)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made the special order of the day for Tuesday, December 23, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the ... (H.R. 617)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made the special order for Wednesday next, and from day to day until disposed of. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Increasing, temporarily, the duties on imports, and for other ... (H.R. 531)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and additional ... (H.R. 209)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fenton, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Thomas Forster. (H.R. 273)

Read twice, committed to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Fessenden, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and additional appropriations for the year ... (H.R. 450)

Read twice, laid on the table, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sedgwick, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the construction of a ship canal for the passage of armed vessels around the Falls of Niagara, in the State of New York. (H.R. 783)

Read twice, made the special order for Tuesday, 28th instant, at one o'clock p. m., and ordered to be printed. Mr. Spaulding, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the issue of United States notes and for the redemption or funding thereof, and for the funding of the floating debt of the United ... (H.R. 240)

Read twice, made the special order of the day for Tuesday, the 20th, after morning hour, and continue each day after the morning hour until disposed of, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eliot, from the select committee on confiscation, reported the following bill: A Bill To confiscate the property of rebels for the payment of the expenses of the ... (H.R. 471)

Read twice, made the special order of the day for Tuesday, the 20th, after morning hour, and continued each day, after the morning hour, until disposed of, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eliot, from the select committee on confiscation, reported the following bill: A Bill To free from servitude the slaves of rebels engaged in or abetting the ... (H.R. 472)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and further consideration postponed to Tuesday, February 4. Mr. Blake, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish a postal money order system. (H.R. 244)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee for the District of Columbia Mr. Delano, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported the following bill: A Bill Supplementary to an act entitled ''An act to amend an act to create a metropolitan police district of the District of Columbia and to establish a police ... (H.R. 742)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee for the District of Columbia Mr. Delano, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Washington and Georgetown Railway Company. (H.R. 263)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee for the District of Columbia. Mr. Ashley, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported the following bill: A Bill For the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia. (H.R. 351)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee for the District of Columbia. Mr. Ashley, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Washington and Georgetown Railway Company. (H.R. 292)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee for the District of Columbia. Mr. C. B. Calvert, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the payment of a claim of James W. Nye, assignee of Peter Bargy, jr., and Hugh Stewart. (H.R. 298)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee for the District of Columbia. Mr. Calvert, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of J. W. Nye. (H.R. 297)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee for the District of Columbia. Mr. Calvert, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the banks of the District of Columbia to issue circulating notes of a less denomination than five dollars. (H.R. 331)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee for the District of Columbia. Mr. Delano, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to prohibit the sale of spirituous liquors and intoxicating drinks in the District of ... (H.R. 741)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee of Claims. Mr. Fenton, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill Relating to claims for the loss and destruction of property belonging to loyal citizens, and damages done thereto by the troops of the United States during the present rebellion. (H.R. 401)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee of the Judiciary. Mr. Porter, from the Committee on the Judiciary, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend ''An act to establish a court for the investigation of claims against the United States,'' approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. (H.R. 226)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee of Ways and Means. Mr. Maynard, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish a branch of the mint of the United States at Denver, in the Territory of Colorado. (H.R. 287)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Agriculture. Mr. Lovejoy, from the Committee on Agriculture, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to establish a Department of Agriculture.'' (H.R. 734)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Agriculture. Mr. Lovejoy, from the Committee on Agriculture, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish a Department of Agriculture. (H.R. 269)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Elections. Mr. Worcester, from the Committee on Elections, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the election of representatives in Congress from the State of Tennessee. (H.R. 768)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Mr. McKnight, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Robert B. Bradford. (H.R. 367)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Mr. Aldrich, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Chauncey A. Horr, of Nebraska. (H.R. 358)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Mr. Edwards, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill Relating to the trust funds of Indians tribes held by the United States, and invested in certain bonds and other securities. (H.R. 759)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Mr. T. G. Phelps, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Richard Chenery. (H.R. 653)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Mr. Ely, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Margaret L. Stevens. (H.R. 733)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Mr. Goodwin, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to authorize the employment of volunteers to aid in enforcing the laws and protecting public property. (H.R. 337)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Mr. Goodwin, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported the following bill: A Bill To grant pensions. (H.R. 438)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Mr. Harrison, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to grant pensions,'' approved July fourteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (H.R. 745)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Sergeant Thomas Plunkett. (H.R. 769)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Judiciary. Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide circuit courts for the district of California and Oregon, and for other purposes. (H.R. 652)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Dunn, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the increase of pensions in certain cases. (H.R. 378)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. F. P. Blair, Jr., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To construct a ship canal for the passage of armed and naval vessels from the Mississippi river to Lake Michigan, and for other purposes. (H.R. 288)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Francis P. Blair, jr., reported the same with the following amendment. Amendment To bill (H.R. 288) to construct a ship canal for the passage of armed and naval vessels from the Mississippi river to Lake Michigan, and for other purposes: Strike out all ... (H.R. 288)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Wright, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To facilitate the transportation of troops, stores, and mails of the United States between the cities of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. (H.R. 396)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Wright, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Washington Railway Company. Whereas Hamilton G. Fant, Samuel S. Moon, Joseph F. Brown, Joseph F. Stevens, John Butterfield, William B. Hatch, Daniel C. ... (H.R. 261)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Patents. Mr. Dunn, from the Committee on Patents, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to promote the progress of the useful arts.'' (H.R. 365)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Patents. Mr. Noble, from the Committee on Patents, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of George B. Simpson. (H.R. 345)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Patents. Mr. Rice, from the Committee on Patents, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of John Goulding. (H.R. 329)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Patents. Substitute proposed to be reported by Mr. Dunn, from the Committee on Patents, ordered to be printed. Strike out within brackets, and insert in italics. Mr. Dunn, from the Committee on Patents, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to ... (H.R. 365)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Public Lands. Mr. Crisfield, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill: A Bill Granting to the State of California the tract of land known as the ''Colorado Desert'' for the purpose of introducing a sufficient supply of fresh water upon and over the same. (H.R. 417)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Mr. Johnson, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill: A Bill To secure increased railroad facilities between the cities of New York and Washington. Whereas the exigencies of the government are such as to require additional and more ... (H.R. 361)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill: A Bill For the construction of a military railroad in the States of Kentucky and Tennessee. (H.R. 246)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. B. F. Thomas, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill Concerning appeals and writs of error. (H.R. 502)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. B. F. Thomas, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill To facilitate judicial proceedings in adjudications upon captured property, and for the better administration of the law of prizes. (H.R. 245)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Bingham, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill Prohibiting the confinement of persons in the military service of the United States in the penitentiary of the District of Columbia, except as a punishment for certain crimes, ... (H.R. 524)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. May, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the discharge of State prisoners and others, and to authorize the judges of the United States courts to take bail or recognizances, to secure the trial of the same. (H.R. 362)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill To enable the district courts of the United States to issue executions and other final process in certain cases. (H.R. 678)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, and ordered to be printed. Amendment To bill H.R. 362 to provide for the discharge of State prisoners and others, and to authorize the judges of the United States courts to take bail or recognizances ... (H.R. 362)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. Mr. Blake, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish certain post roads. (H.R. 392)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. Mr. Colfax, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported the following bill: A Bill To secure the speedy transportation of the mails. (H.R. 433)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Territories. Mr. Ashley, from the Committee on the Territories, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide a temporary government for the Territory of Arizona. (H.R. 357)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the select committee on emancipation. Mr. Albert S. White, from the select committee on emancipation, reported the following bill: A Bill Giving aid to the State of Missouri for the purpose of securing the abolishment of slavery in said State. (H.R. 634)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the select committee on the defences of the great lakes and rivers. Mr. Granger, from the committee on the defences of the great lakes and rivers, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the construction, preservation, and repairs of certain fortifications, and other works ... (H.R. 377)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and referred to the Committee on Public Expenditures. Mr. Hooper, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the appointment of clerks in the office of the assistant treasurer at Boston, to fix their salaries, and provide for the absence of the assistant treasurer, and ... (H.R. 353)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. Mr. Hutchins, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To equalize the rates of postage, establish a uniform method of letter delivery in cities and towns, create a post office money order system, abolish the present mode of franking, provide ... (H.R. 266)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and the further consideration of said bill postponed to second Thursday of January, 1862. Mr. Colfax, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported the following bill: A Bill Abolishing the franking privilege. (H.R. 161)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and the further consideration postponed till to-morrow at 1 o'clock p.m. Mr. F. P. Blair, jr., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To secure to the officers and men actually employed in the western department, or department of Missouri, their pay, bounty, and pension. (H.R. 148)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and the further consideration postponed to Tuesday, 18th instant. Mr. F. P. Blair, jr., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To provide for the organization of a signal corps, to serve during the present war. (H.R. 352)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and the further consideration postponed to Tuesday, the 21st instant. Mr. Colfax, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported the following bill: A Bill Respecting the sale of postage stamps and envelopes. (H.R. 216)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and the further consideration postponed to Tuesday, the 21st instant. Mr. Colfax, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported the following bill: A Bill To regulate the carriage of printed matter outside of the nails. (H.R. 215)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and the further consideration postponed to Tuesday, the 24th, after the morning hour. Mr. J. S. Morrill, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to provide internal revenue to support the government and pay interest on the public debt,'' approved ... (H.R. 770)

Read twice, ordered to be printed, and the further consideration postponed to Wednesday, 19th instant. Mr. F. P. Blair, jr., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To define the pay and emoluments of certain officers of the army, and for other purposes. (H.R. 332)

Read twice, pending a motion to recommit, the further consideration of the bill was postponed to Wednesday, 18th instant, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Potter, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill: A Bill To secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain, and to provide a bounty for soldiers, in lieu of grants ... (H.R. 125)

Read twice, question on engrossment pending. Committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Harrison, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported the following bill: A Bill For the relief of Sarah F. Berryman. (H.R. 522)

Read twice, re-committed to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John B. Steele, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported the following bill: A Bill To extend the charter of the Alexandria and Washington Railroad Company, and for other purposes. (H.R. 468)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Delano, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, in conjunction with the mayors of Washington and Georgetown, to locate the contract for the construction of a ... (H.R. 470)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. John B. Steele, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize the corporation of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, to lay and collect a water tax, and for other purposes. (H.R. 469)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ward, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish a coinage department in the United States assay office in the city of New York. (H.R. 477)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Edwards, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill Relating to trust funds of several Indian tribes invested by the government in certain State bonds abstracted from the custody of the late Secretary of the Interior. (H.R. 554)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dunn, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the better organization of the Adjutant General's Department. (H.R. 445)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Noble, from the Committee on Patents, reported the following bill: A Bill To authorize a rehearing of the application of Daniel Woodbury before the Commissioner of Patents for the extension of his letters patent for an improvement in horse power, dated August ... (H.R. 486)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on Public Expenditures, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Covode, from the Committee on Public Expenditures, reported the following bill: A Bill To prevent fraud in the charter and sale of vessels and rolling stock, and in contracts made with the United States. (H.R. 505)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. B. F. Thomas, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill To facilitate judicial proceedings in adjudications upon captured property, and for the better administration of the law of prize. (H.R. 279)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. B. F. Thomas, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill To punish fraudulent contractors for supplies to the government. (H.R. 517)

Read twice, recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Pendleton, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend the thirtieth section of an act entitled ''An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States,'' approved September twenty-fourth, seventeen hundred and ... (H.R. 283)

Read twice, recommitted to the select committee on lake and river defences, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Arnold, from the select committee on lake and river defences, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish additional defences on the northern lakes. (H.R. 458)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Delano, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the citizens of the District of Columbia to send a delegate to the Congress of the United States. (H.R. 773)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Delano, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To enable guardians appointed as such in the States and Territories of the United States to collect money and other personal property due their wards in the District of Columbia, and for other ... (H.R. 772)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Fenton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the payment of interest in certain cases on claims against the government. (H.R. 205)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Elections, and ordered to be printed. Dr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In relation to the election of representatives to Congress by single districts. (H.R. 525)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. F. P. Blair, jr., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill In regard to the enlistment of minors, and for other purposes. (H.R. 151)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and ... (H.R. 154)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Edwards, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the payment of the bounty authorized by the sixth section of an act entitled ''An act to authorize the employment of volunteers to aid in enforcing the laws and protecting public ... (H.R. 540)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Moorhead, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide a national currency, secured by a pledge of United States stock, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof. (H.R. 693)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Spaulding, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To authorize the issue of treasury notes payable on demand. (H.R. 182)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide revenue to support the government. (H.R. 594)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Washburne, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Making appropriations for the payment of the bounty authorized by the sixth section of an act entitled ''An act to authorize the employment of volunteers to aid in enforcing the laws and protecting ... (H.R. 539)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Accounts, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Rollins, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the folding and distribution of documents for the House of Representatives. (H.R. 335)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Washburne, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Fixing certain rules and regulations for preventing collisions on the water. (H.R. 706)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Washburne, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prevent and punish frauds upon the revenue, to provide for the more certain and speedy collection of claims in favor of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 736)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Elections, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dawes, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To fix the time for the election of representatives in the Congress of the United States, and for other purposes. (H.R. 463)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Elections, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hahn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the election of representatives in Congress from the State of Louisiana. (H.R. 774)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Aldrich, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To indemnify the State of Minnesota for expenses incurred in the suppression of Indian disturbances and actual hostilities in said State since the fifteenth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and ... (H.R. 619)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Gurley, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To secure to pilots, engineers, sailors, and crews upon gunboats and war vessels their bounty and pensions. (H.R. 344)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hickman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the suppression of rebellion, treason, and insurrection, and for other purposes. (H.R. 593)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Reported back with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Aldrich, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To indemnify the State of Minnesota for expenses incurred in the ... (H.R. 619)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hickman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To further promote the efficiency of the marine corps. (H.R. 654)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dunn, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To confirm and establish a patent heretofore granted to Etienne Bernot, dated July twenty-four, eighteen hundred and sixty, and to secure to George Somerville Norris, the assignee of said patent, the benefit of the ... (H.R. 503)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Mr. F. W. Kellogg, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill Granting lands to the State of Michigan for the construction of a wagon road for postal and military purposes. (H.R. 679)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Train, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate ''The Washington Theatre Company.'' (H.R. 684)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Upton, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the restoration of the county of Alexandria, Virginia, to the District of Columbia. Whereas, since the passage of the act of Congress of July nine, eighteen hundred and forty-six, ... (H.R. 108)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. B. F. Thomas, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the punishment of treason against the United States and for the more effectual suppression of rebellion. (H.R. 456)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill In amendment of an act in amendment of the acts respecting the judicial system of the United States, approved February twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine. (H.R. 618)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act further to provide for the collection of duties on imports, and for other purposes,'' approved July 13, 1861, and an act entitled ''An act to confiscate property used for ... (H.R. 615)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the act of the third of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, entitled ''An act supplementary to the act entitled 'An act to amend the judicial system of the United States.''' (H.R. 116)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Delano, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported the following bill: A Bill To establish justices' courts in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (H.R. 740)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. E. H. Rollins, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to suppress insurrection, to punish treason and rebellion, to seize and confiscate the property of rebels, and for other ... (H.R. 743)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hickman, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for a board of commissioners to revise and codify the general statute law of the United States. (H.R. 112)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Law, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to establish a court for the investigation of claims against the United States,'' approved February twenty-four, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. (H.R. 248)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Maynard, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To amend the act entitled ''An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States.'' (H.R. 319)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To disapprove of the twenty-sixth section of the act of the legislative assembly of the Territory of Nevada, and for other purposes. (H.R. 723)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wickliffe, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To protect and grant relief to the citizens of loyal States whose property and slaves have been wrongfully seduced and abstracted by the officers and soldiers of the army of the United States. (H.R. 595)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wilson, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To prohibit the reduction of free persons to the condition of slavery. (H.R. 493)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Territories, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Aldrich, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide a temporary government for the Territory of Lanniwa. (H.R. 492)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Territories, and ordered to be printed. Mr. W. G. Brown, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill For the admission of the State of ''West Virginia'' into the Union, and for other purposes. Whereas the people inhabiting that portion of Virginia known as West Virginia did, by a convention assembled ... (H.R. 552)

Read twice, referred to the select committee on emancipation, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Eliot, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish a Bureau of Emancipation. (H.R. 683)

Read twice, referred to the select committee on lake defences, and ordered to be printed. Mr. F. W. Kellogg, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To establish naval yards and depots of arms on the lakes. (H.R. 348)

Read twice, referred to the select committee on the Pacific railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hanchett, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To incorporate the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. (H.R. 382)

Read twice, referred to the select committee on the Pacific railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. J. S. Rollins, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To aid in constructing a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other ... (H.R. 262)

Read twice, referred to the select committee on the Pacific railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sargent, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To provide for the construction of a railroad and telegraph for military and other purposes from the valley of the Mississippi to the Pacific. (H.R. 227)

Read twice, referred to the select committee on the Pacific railroad, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Watts, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To aid in constructing a military road west of the Missouri river, from Fort Leavenworth, by the way of Fort Riley, to Denver City, and for other purposes. (H.R. 250)

Read twice, the further consideration postponed to Friday next, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dunn, from the Committee of Patents, introduced the following bill: A Bill To render valid and authorize the extension of the letters patent granted to John G. Mini, on the thirtieth day of November, eighteen hundred and forty-four, and reissued on the ... (H.R. 223)

Read twice, the further consideration postponed to Thursday, May 8, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Ashley, from the Committee on the Territories, reported the following bill: A Bill To extend the territorial limits of the Territory of Nevada. (H.R. 437)

Read twice, the further consideration postponed to Tuesday, the 29th instant, and ordered to be printed. Mr. F. P. Blair, jr., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill Authorizing the appointment of a Board of Fortifications, to provide for the sea-coast and other defences of the United States, and for other ... (H.R. 416)

Read twice, the further consideration postponed to Wednesday, 18th of June, after morning hour, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dunn, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill To promote the efficiency of the corps of engineers and of the commissary department. (H.R. 523)

Read twice, the further consideration postponed to Wednesday, January 12, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Stevens, on leave, introduced the following bill: A Bill To raise additional soldiers for the service of the United States. Whereas the term of enlistment of a large number of our soldiers will soon expire, and it is expedient that their places ... (H.R. 675)

Read twice, the further consideration postponed to Wednesday, the 29th instant, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Dunn, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill: A Bill For the payment of the field officers of volunteer regiments for services rendered prior to the full organization of the regiments. (H.R. 241)

Read twice. An Act To confiscate the property of rebels for the payment of the expenses of the present rebellion, and for other purposes. (H.R. 471)

Read twice. An Act To provide for the quieting of certain land titles in the late disputed territory in the State of Maine, and for other purposes. (H.R. 399)

Recommitted to the Committee of Claims. Ordered to be printed. Amendments numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4, agreed to; amendment number 5 pending. Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those in italics. Mr. Fenton, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: A Bill Relating to claims for the loss and destruction of property ... (H.R. 401)

Referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. Reported back, recommending agreement to some and disagreement to others of the Senate's amendments, ordered to be printed, and the further consideration postponed to Thursday, June 5. Strike out all within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. An Act Making appropriations for the current and ... (H.R. 260)

Reported back by Mr. Porter, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, and recommitted, and the amendment ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend ''An act to establish a court for the investigation of claims against the United States,'' approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. Amendment. Strike out all after the ... (H.R. 226)

Reported from the Committee of Ways and Means with the recommendation to the House to agree to the amendments numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17, and disagree to the amendments numbered 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 19, 20, and 21, and agree to the 18th amendment with an amendment, and recommitted to the Committee of Ways and Means. An Act ... (H.R. 154)

Submitted by Mr. Bingham. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham submitted the following as a substitute for H.R. 107. A Bill To provide for the capture and condemnation of enemy-property, and to indemnify the United States for expenses incurred in the suppression of rebellion. (H.R. 107)

Submitted by Mr. Bingham. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Bingham submitted the following as a substitute for H.R. 126. A Bill To manumit and liberate from servitude the slaves of all persons who shall engage in or aid and abet armed rebellion against the United States, (H.R. 126)

Synopsis of the Bill For Laying Direct Tax and Internal Duties. (H.R. 70)