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Bills and Resolutions, Senate, 39th Congress

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Agreeably to notice, Mr. Brown asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To reimburse the State of Missouri for moneys expended for the United States in enrolling, equipping, and provisioning militia forces to aid in ... (S. 31)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Doolittle asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Mr. Doolittle with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and in lieu thereof insert what follows, printed in italics, (S. Mis. Doc. No. --.) A Bill To ... (S. 121)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Grimes asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Grimes without amendment. A Bill To establish a Hydrographic Office in the Navy Department. (S. 174)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Morrill asked, and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill without amendment. A Bill To incorporate the National Safe Deposit Company of Washington, in the District of Columbia. (S. 177)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Trumbull asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To enlarge the powers of the Freedmen's Bureau. (S. 60)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Trumbull asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To protect all persons in the United States in their civil rights, and furnish the means of their vindication. (S. 61)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Trumbull asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To enlarge the powers of the ... (S. 60)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Trumbull asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To protect all persons in the United ... (S. 61)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To increase and fix the military peace establishment of the United States. (S. 67)

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow and ordered to be printed. An Act For the relief of Miss Sue Murphey, of Decatur, Alabama. (S. 413)

Considered as in Committee of the Whole and recommitted to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Morrill with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows printed in italics, and amend the title to read: A bill to encourage telegraphic communication between the United States and the Island of Cuba and ... (S. 26)

Mr. Anthony asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To regulate suffrage and elections in the District of Columbia. (S. 118)

Mr. Anthony, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 128,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Miss Sue Murphey, of Decatur, Alabama. (S. 413)

Mr. Anthony, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 134,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Amelia Feaster, of Columbia, South Carolina. (S. 434)

Mr. Anthony, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 32) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Goldsmith Brothers, of the cities of San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon, brokers. (S. 192)

Mr. Anthony, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 7) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Jonathan W. Gordon, late major in the eleventh regiment of infantry. (S. 127)

Mr. Anthony, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report accompanied by the following bill; which, was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James P. Johnson. (S. 374)

Mr. Anthony, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 122,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Lewis Dyer, M. D., late surgeon of the eighty-first regiment Illinois volunteers. (S. 383)

Mr. Anthony, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 46,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. (S. 225)

Mr. Anthony, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 51,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William Pierce. (S. 231)

Mr. Anthony, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 71,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William Cook. (S. 277)

Mr. Anthony, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 68,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Ericsson. (S. 274)

Mr. Anthony, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend the laws relating to the Post Office Department. (S. 618)

Mr. Anthony, from the Joint Committee on Printing, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To further regulate the printing of public documents, and the purchase of paper for the public printing. (S. 450)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Brown without amendment. A Bill To improve and enlarge the arsenal grounds at Saint Louis. (S. 211)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Lane without amendment, and accompanied by report No. 167. A Bill For the benefit of Mrs. Jerusha Page. (S. 535)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Lane, of Indiana, without amendment and adversely. A Bill To place the name of Sarah Bacon on the pension list. (S. 403)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Ramsey without amendment. A Bill To authorize the construction of a submerged tabular bridge across the Mississippi river at the city of Saint Louis. (S. 421)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Ramsey, with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and in lieu thereof insert what follows, printed, in italics. To authorize the ... (S. 38)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported by Mr. Harris without amendment. A Bill Quieting doubts in relation to the validity of certain locations of lands in the State of Missouri, made by virtue of certificates ... (S. 36)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To aid in the construction of the Kansas and Neosho Valley Railroad, connecting the great lakes, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas, with Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, ... (S. 212)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Kirkwood with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Making a grant of lands in alternate sections to aid in the construction and extension of the Iron ... (S. 37)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To encourage commerce and internal trade by facilitating direct importations. (S. 575)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the improvement of the Rock Island or upper rapids, and the lower or Des Moines rapids, of the Mississippi river. (S. 144)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To fix eight hours' labor as a day's work in all cases where laborers, mechanics, or artisans may be employed by or under the authority of the government of the ... (S. 183)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the establishment and maintenance of a public park in the District of Columbia. (S. 549)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Brown with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics; and accompanied by Mis. Doc. No. ... (S. 549)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands and ordered to be printed. A Bill For a grant of lands to the State of Kansas to aid in the construction of the Northern Kansas railroad and telegraph. (S. 145)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Donating public lands to ''The American Forest Tree Propagation and Land Company,'' for conducting experiments and disseminating information respecting forest ... (S. 228)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Howard with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands to aid in the ... (S. 20)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the States of Missouri and Arkansas to ... (S. 518)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was road twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the construction of a government telegraph from Washington to New York city. (S. 551)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Ordered to be printed. A Bill Relative to collection districts in North Carolina. (S. 399)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To fix the compensation of certain collectors of customs, and for other purposes. (S. 400)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Chandler with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Relative to collection districts in North ... (S. 399)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Morgan with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To fix the compensation of certain collectors ... (S. 400)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Chandler without amendment. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act granting land to the State of Michigan, to aid in building a harbor and ship canal at Portage lake, Keewenaw ... (S. 193)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Chandler without amendment. Considered as in Committee of the Whole and referred to the Committee on Public Lands Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with an amendment, viz: Strike out all ... (S. 193)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Howe with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and in lieu thereof insert what follows, printed in italics. To establish the collection district of Port ... (S. 199)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Hendricks with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and in lieu thereof insert what follows, printed in italics. A Bill To extend the time for the ... (S. 243)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Kirkwood with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands to the States of Wisconsin and Michigan to ... (S. 596)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the word printed in italics. A Bill Granting certain lands to the State of Michigan to aid in ... (S. 219)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Further to prevent smuggling, and for other purposes. (S. 222)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplementary to the several acts relating to the establishment of the Treasury Department. (S. 335)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Morrill, with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Further to prevent smuggling, and for ... (S. 222)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act for the disposal of coal lands and of town property in the public domain,'' approved July first, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 521)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To issue American registers to the steam-vessels Michigan and Dispatch. (S. 89)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To prevent the wearing of sheath knives by American seamen. (S. 334)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported, the following bill; which was read twice, considered as in Committee of the Whole, reported, to the Senate, read the third time and postponed, to to-morrow. A Bill For the relief of Thomas F. Wilson, late United States consul at Bahia, Brazil. (S. 146)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported, the following bill; which was road twice, considered as in Committee of the Whole, reported to the Senate, read the third time, and postponed to to-morrow. Resumed and, on question of passage by Mr. Grimes to recommit to Committee on Commerce, postponed to to-morrow. Recommitted to the ... (S. 146)

Mr. Clark asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Wade without amendment and adversely. A Bill To provide for the probate of and for the recording of wills of real estate situated in the District of Columbia, and ... (S. 289)

Mr. Clark asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Wade without amendment and adversely. Recommitted to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Wade with amendments, viz: Strikeout the words in ... (S. 289)

Mr. Clark asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill In addition to the several acts to establish and amend the judicial system of the United States. See act of September 24, 1789, I Statutes, 73; act of February ... (S. 134)

Mr. Clark, from the Committee on Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Captain John H. Crowell, assistant quartermaster in the United States army. (S. 278)

Mr. Clark, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 132,) accompanied. by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Janes, Fowler, Kirtland, and Company. (S. 429)

Mr. Clark, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To prevent and punish kidnapping. (S. 132)

Mr. Clark, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To regulate the times and manner of holding elections for senators in Congress. (S. 414)

Mr. Clark, from the Select Committee in regard to the reconstruction of the levees of the Mississippi river, submitted, a report (No. 126) accompanied, by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making appropriation for the reconstruction and repair of the levees of the Mississippi river, in the States of ... (S. 405)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, ordered to lie on the table and be printed. Referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To quiet land titles in ... (S. 343)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, ordered to lie on the table, and be printed. A Bill To quiet land titles in California. (S. 343)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the care and maintenance of the Indians in northern California. (S. 553)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the construction of a wagon road from Boise City, in the Territory of Idaho, to Susanville, in California. (S. 287)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. Reported without amendment. Recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Nesmith with an amendment, viz: ... (S. 287)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the establishment of ocean mail steamship service between the United States and the Hawaiian islands. (S. 603)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Conness with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the establishment of ocean mail steamship ... (S. 603)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands and ordered to be printed: A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the city of Placerville, in the State of California, to the most feasible point ... (S. 126)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands and ordered to be printed: Granting aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the town of Folsom to the town of Placerville, in the State of California. (S. 125)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the waters of the bay of San Francisco to Humboldt bay, in the State of ... (S. 133)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the waters of the Bay of San Francisco to Humbolt Bay, in the State of ... (S. 92)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad from the city of Stockton to the town of Copperopolis, in the State of California. (S. 244)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To aid in the construction of the San Francisco Central Pacific railroad. (S. 461)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act supplemental to the act approved July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, ''for the disposal of coal lands and of town property in the ... (S. 47)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To confirm the grant or certain lands to Jose Domingues, in California. (S. 189)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To grant the right of way through the public domain for the construction of highways and canals and ditches for mining; agricultural, and manufacturing ... (S. 152)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To quiet land titles in the State of California. (S. 187)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To quiet land titles in the State of California. (S. 206)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To quiet the title to certain lands within the corporate limits of the city of San Francisco. (S. 93)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Hendricks with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and in lieu thereof insert what follows, printed in italics. A Bill To ... (S. 206)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands to aid in the ... (S. 244)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and in lieu thereof insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands ... (S. 126)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and in lieu thereof insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands ... (S. 133)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. STEWART with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill [To aid in the construction of the San ... (S. 461)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Stewart with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill [To aid in the construction of the ... (S. 461)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To enlarge the northern judicial district of California, and for other purposes. (S. 182)

Mr. Conness asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Central Pacific railroad, in California, to Portland, on the navigable waters ... (S. 286)

Mr. Conness asked, and unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Granting aid in the construction of a ... (S. 125)

Mr. Conness, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, submitted a report, (No. 176,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the payment of D. B. Allen and Company for services in carrying the United States mails. (S. 613)

Mr. Conness, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, submitted a report, (No. 43,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Wellington and Dorsey. (S. 210)

Mr. Cowan, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Hayward A. Harvey. (S. 388)

Mr. Cowan, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Stephen R. Parkhurst. (S. 389)

Mr. Cowan, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To extend the time of letters patent issued to Thaddeus Hyatt. (S. 367)

Mr. Cragin asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to enable guardians and committees of lunatics appointed in the several States to act within the District of ... (S. 377)

Mr. Cragin asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the adoption of children and change of names in the District of Columbia. (S. 378)

Mr. Cragin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 35,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Elisha W. Dunn, a paymaster in the United States Navy. (S. 202)

Mr. Cragin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 75,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Edward St. Clair Clarke. (S. 283)

Mr. Creswell asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the Metropolitan Mining and Manufacturing Company. (S. 178)

Mr. Creswell asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To protect children of African descent from being enslaved in violation of the Constitution of the United States. (S. 157)

Mr. Creswell asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Declaratory of the act approved March three, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, being an act to amend ''An act to establish a court for the investigation of ... (S. 363)

Mr. Creswell asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Poland with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill [Declaratory of the act approved March ... (S. 363)

Mr. Creswell asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Joint Committee on the Library, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Amendatory of the several acts respecting copyrights. (S. 491)

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a manuscript report, accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Washington Crosland. (S. 431)

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Directing the enrolment of Agnes W. Laughlin, the widow of a deceased soldier, as a pensioner. (S. 241)

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the benefit of Peter Anderson. (S. 79)

Mr. Dixon asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Ordered to be printed. A Bill Relative to the sale of postage stamps and stamped envelopes on credit. (S. 71)

Mr. Dixon asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and. referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend the postal laws. (S. 70)

Mr. Dixon asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. (Mis. Doc., S. No. --.) A Bill To prevent the perversion of the mails to fraudulent and illegal purposes. (S. 148)

Mr. Dixon asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing an increase of the clerical force in the Post Office Department. (S. 96)

Mr. Dixon asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend the post office law. (S. 579)

Mr. Dixon, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill A bill for the relief of A. T. Spencer and Gurdon S. Hubbard. (S. 114)

Mr. Doolittle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill In relation to the qualifications of jurors in certain cases. (S. 14)

Mr. Doolittle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Wilson with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Granting to the State of Wisconsin a donation of public lands to aid in the construction of a ... (S. 85)

Mr. Doolittle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be printed. A Bill In relation to the qualifications of jurors, and to writs of error, in certain cases. (S. 34)

Mr. Doolittle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Clark with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and in lieu thereof insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill In ... (S. 34)

Mr. Doolittle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To restore to certain bands of Sioux Indians the balance of certain annuities heretofore confiscated. Whereas, by an act of Congress approved February ... (S. 312)

Mr. Doolittle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Ordered to be printed. A Bill In relation to the ''Freedmen's Bureau.'' (S. 50)

Mr. Doolittle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide appropriate legislation to enforce article thirteen of the amendments to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in the United States. Whereas ... (S. 232)

Mr. Doolittle, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for an annual inspection into Indian affairs, and for other purposes. (S. 188)

Mr. Doolittle, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for an annual inspection into Indian affairs, and for other purposes. (S. 204)

Mr. Doolittle, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To supply deficiencies and relieve destitute Indians in the Southern superintendency. (S. 348)

Mr. Edmunds asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Edmunds without amendment. A Bill Repealing an act entitled ''An act repealing certain provisions of law concerning seamen on board public and private vessels of the United ... (S. 419)

Mr. Edmunds asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Fessenden without amendment. A Bill Suspending the payment of moneys from the treasury as compensation to persons claiming the service or labor of colored volunteers or drafted ... (S. 459)

Mr. Edmunds asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill with an amendment, viz: Insert the sections printed in italics. A Bill To punish illegal voting in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (S. 479)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making an appropriation for the erection of a marine hospital at Yokohama, in Japan, and for other purposes. (S. 408)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To repeal the provisions of law authorizing the introduction of foreign goods into the United States without inspection at the usual ports of entry. (S. 622)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 69,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Cornelius Crowley. (S. 275)

Mr. Fessenden asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Norton without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Daniel Winslow. (S. 149)

Mr. Fessenden asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Fessenden without amendment. A Bill Supplemental to ''An act to establish the Treasury Department,'' approved the second of September, seventeen hundred and eighty-nine. (S. 493)

Mr. Fessenden asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide a national currency, secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for ... (S. 254)

Mr. Fessenden asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. To amend an act entitled ''An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide a national currency, secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the ... (S. 254)

Mr. Fessenden, from the Joint Committee to inquire into the condition of the States which formed the so-called Confederate States of America, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Declaring certain persons ineligible to office under the government of the United States. (S. 293)

Mr. Fessenden, from the Joint Committee to inquire into the condition of the States which formed the so-called Confederate States of America, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for restoring to the States lately in insurrection their full political rights. Whereas it is expedient that the ... (S. 292)

Mr. Fogg, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 166,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Orlaf E. Dreutzer, late consul of the United States to the kingdom of Norway. (S. 586)

Mr. Fowler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Cragin without amendment, and accompanied by report No. 173. A Bill For the relief of James Fulton, paymaster United States navy. (S. 557)

Mr. Fowler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson without amendment. A Bill For the relief of John F. Stewart. (S. 545)

Mr. Fowler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Committee discharged. A Bill To expedite the construction of the Southern Pacific railroad. (S. 539)

Mr. Frelinghuysen, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Caroline Swartwout. (S. 631)

Mr. Frelinghuysen, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a. pension to Mrs. Susan Ten Eyck Williamson. (S. 623)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to lie on the table and be printed. A Bill To authorize the creation of a board of survey of the navy. (S. 626)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Morrill without amendment, and adversely. A Bill To declare certain streams in the State of Iowa not to be navigable streams. (S. 135)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Grimes with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of William H. Webb. (S. 588)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Grimes, with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To amend the act entitled ''An act for the relief of seamen and others borne on the books of vessels ... (S. 94)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Committee discharged. A Bill To improve the value of government lands on the line of the McGregor Western railway, by aiding said railway company to construct said railroad. (S. 504)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Kirkwood without amendment. A Bill In relation to a certain tract of land in Burlington, Iowa. (S. 610)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. (Mis. doc. S. No. --) A Bill In relation to the appointment of enlisted persons at the Naval Academy, and for other purposes. (S. 233)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend certain acts in relation to the navy. (S. 509)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To define the number and regulate the appointment of officers in the navy. (S. 269)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To reorganize the Navy Department and fix the pay of its officers. (S. 440)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Grimes with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To define the number and regulate the ... (S. 269)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Grimes with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To amend certain acts in relation to the ... (S. 509)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Grimes with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To amend certain acts in relation to the ... (S. 509)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To arch Tiber creek north of Pennsylvania avenue. (S. 607)

Mr. Grimes, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to transfer the United States iron-clad Onondaga to George Quintard, of New York. (S. 614)

Mr. Guthrie asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Printing. Reported by Mr. Anthony with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Authorizing certain public documents to be distributed to the ... (S. 172)

Mr. Guthrie asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy without amendment. A Bill To revive and continue in force the provisions of ''An act granting public lands in alternate sections to the State of Mississippi, to aid ... (S. 420)

Mr. Guthrie, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To facilitate the settlement of the accounts of the Treasurer of the United States, and to secure certain moneys to the people of the United States, or to the persons to whom they are due, and who are entitled to receive ... (S. 158)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported by Mr. Harris without amendment. A Bill To extend the provisions of an act entitled ''An act for the final adjustment of private land claims in the States of Florida, ... (S. 578)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Clark without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Thomas W. Stevens. (S. 385)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Chandler without amendment. A Bill Allowing the duties on foreign merchandise imported into the port of Albany to be secured and paid at that place. (S. 609)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Lane, of Indiana, without amendment, and accompanied by Report No. 130. A Bill For the relief of Solomon P. Smith. (S. 410)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Harris without amendment. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act for a grant of lands to the State of Kansas in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of certain ... (S. 320)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Harris with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill In relation to persons imprisoned under sentence for offences ... (S. 460)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Harris with an amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Relating to appeals and writs of error to the Supreme Court. (S. 576)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill without amendment. A Bill To incorporate the Women's Hospital Association of the District of Columbia. (S. 167)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For promoting the growth of forest trees on the public lands. (S. 396)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Harris with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill For promoting the growth of forest trees on the public lands. (S. 396)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the removal of causes in certain cases from State courts. (S. 406)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill In relation to the district courts of the United States in the State of California. (S. 179)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act for the removal of causes in certain cases from State courts,'' approved July twenty-seven, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (S. 606)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act for the removal of causes in certain cases from State courts,'' approved July twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (S. 562)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To reorganize the judiciary of the United States. (S. 103)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Harris with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within (brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To reorganize the judiciary of the ... (S. 103)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To reorganize the judiciary of the United States. (S. 8)

Mr. Harris asked, and unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Harris with an amendment, viz: Strike out all of the original bill, and in lieu thereof insert what follows, printed in italics. A Bill [In relation to ... (S. 179)

Mr. Harris, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James Bawdin. (S. 142)

Mr. Harris, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Maria Syphax. (S. 321)

Mr. Harris, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To confirm the title of Ethan Ray Clark and Samuel Ward Clark to certain lands in the State of Florida, claimed under a grant from the Spanish government. (S. 402)

Mr. Harris, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To confirm the title of Jose Serafin Ramirez to certain lands in New Mexico. (S. 173)

Mr. Henderson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill To regulate appointments to and removals from office. (S. 315)

Mr. Henderson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill To regulate appointments to ... (S. 315)

Mr. Henderson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Willey, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics, and accompanied by a report, (No. 141.) A Bill For the relief of John H. ... (S. 213)

Mr. Henderson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Henderson with an amendment, in the nature of a substitute, viz: Strike out all of the original bill, and insert as follows: To amend ''An act to extend the ... (S. 65)

Mr. Henderson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Henderson with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill To amend ''An act to extend the ... (S. 65)

Mr. Henderson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Committee discharged. A Bill To authorize and provide for the construction of a military and postal road from Galveston, in the State of Texas, to Fort Gibson, in the Indian ... (S. 567)

Mr. Henderson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the establishment of a repertory in Germany, to illustrate the physical, political, and social condition, the natural products, and the resources ... (S. 364)

Mr. Henderson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Ramsey with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Declaring a bridge to be built over the Missouri ... (S. 510)

Mr. Henderson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Concerning the judicial courts of the United States. (S. 45)

Mr. Henderson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To aid in the construction of the Kansas and Neosho Valley railroad, connecting the great lakes, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas, with Texas; the Gulf of ... (S. 520)

Mr. Henderson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri ... (S. 317)

Mr. Henderson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Howard with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An ... (S. 317)

Mr. Henderson, from the committee to audit and control the contingent expenses of the Senate, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Fixing the compensation of officers, clerks, messengers, and others in the service of the Senate and House of Representatives, and for other purposes. (S. 443)

Mr. Hendricks asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Lane without amendment, and adversely. A Bill For the relief of Charles Rumsey. (S. 621)

Mr. Hendricks asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Ordered to be printed. A Bill Amendatory of the pre-emption laws, and for other purposes. (S. 341)

Mr. Hendricks asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Amendatory of the pre-emption laws, and ... (S. 341)

Mr. Hendricks, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Commodore Thomas Turner. (S. 251)

Mr. Hendricks, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 175,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James Tetlew. (S. 612)

Mr. Howard asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Committee discharged and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Clark without amendment and adversely. A Bill For the relief of Henry M. Whittlesey. (S. 46)

Mr. Howard asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Reported by Mr. Howard without amendment. A Bill To rescind the order of the President designating the ''Sioux City and Pacific Railroad Company'' to construct the branch of the Union ... (S. 109)

Mr. Howard asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing the payment of the rewards offered by the President of the United States and the officers of the War Department, in April and ... (S. 495)

Mr. Howard asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Regulating the service of final process in suits at law, and of orders and decrees in equity, of courts of the United States in places out of their ... (S. 301)

Mr. Howard asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief, in certain cases therein named, of settlers in Kansas, on the line of the Union Pacific railroad, eastern division, and for other ... (S. 397)

Mr. Howard, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mary M. Taylor. (S. 478)

Mr. Howe asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Henderson without amendment and accompanied by a report, (No. 118.) A Bill For the relief of Alois Klaus. (S. 164)

Mr. Howe asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Lane, of Indiana, with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Supplementary to the several acts relating to pensions. (S. 22)

Mr. Howe asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Ramsey with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and in lieu thereof insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the ... (S. 163)

Mr. Howe asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported by Mr. Harris with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Confirming the title of Alexis Gardapier to a certain tract of land in the county of Brown and ... (S. 308)

Mr. Howe asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting lands to make up deficiencies of former grants in aid of the completion of the Tomah and Lake Saint Croix, and the Saint Croix and Lake Superior ... (S. 169)

Mr. Howe asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Kirkwood without amendment. A Bill To authorize Samuel Stevens, a Stockbridge Indian, to enter and purchase a certain tract of land in the Stockbridge reservation, Wisconsin. (S. 309)

Mr. Howe asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the disposal of certain lands therein named. (S. 168)

Mr. Howe, from the Committee on Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of loyal citizens of London county, Virginia. (S. 279)

Mr. Howe, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 146,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Frank Pugsley, late a private soldier in company I, of the third regiment of New Hampshire volunteers. (S. 499)

Mr. Howe, from the Committee on the Library, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the transfer of the custody of the library of the Smithsonian Institution to the library of Congress. (S. 216)

Mr. Johnson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to lie on the table and be printed. A Bill For the relief of the sufferers by the late fire in Portland, Maine. (S. 428)

Mr. Johnson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend the act entitled ''An act to reorganize the courts in the District of Columbia,'' and so forth, and for other purposes. (S. 75)

Mr. Kirkwood asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To aid the development of the mineral and agricultural resources of Montana. (S. 391)

Mr. Kirkwood, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Jane Harris. (S. 200)

Mr. Kirkwood, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report (No. 100) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Margaret Kaetzel. (S. 329)

Mr. Kirkwood, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 158,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to John Carter. (S. 554)

Mr. Kirkwood, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 60,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Mrs. Sarah E. Wilson. (S. 252)

Mr. Kirkwood, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 70,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Jerusha Witter. (S. 276)

Mr. Lake, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 34,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Ann Heth, widow of William Heth, of Harrison county, Indiana. (S. 201)

Mr. Lane asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred, to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported, by Mr. Morrill without amendment. A Bill Authorizing limited partnerships in the District of Columbia. (S. 128)

Mr. Lane asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to restrict the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims, and to provide for the payment of certain demands for ... (S. 540)

Mr. Lane asked, and by unanimous consent, obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office. Reported by Mr. Willey without amendment, and that it ought not to pass. A Bill For the relief of George B. Simpson. (S. 151)

Mr. Lane of Kansas asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Donating public lands to the several States which may provide agricultural colleges for the education of persons of African descent. (S. 344)

Mr. Lane, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report (No. 149) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Kennedy O'Brien. (S. 512)

Mr. Lane, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 144,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Mrs. Adeline M. Gould. (S. 497)

Mr. Lane, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 145,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Mrs. Josephine Slocum. (S. 498)

Mr. Lane, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 150,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Patrick Meehan. (S. 513)

Mr. Lane, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 151,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charles Appleton. (S. 514)

Mr. Lane, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 152,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Mrs. Ernestine Becker. (S. 515)

Mr. Lane, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 163,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Olivia W. Cannon. (S. 581)

Mr. Lane, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 164,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Charles N. Weiss. (S. 580)

Mr. Lane, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 177,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading A Bill Granting a pension to -- Heap, widow of Major D. P. Heap, late a paymaster in the United States army. (S. 624)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill, accompanied by a miscellaneous document, (No. --,) which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the payment of pensions. (S. 69)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Jane W. Nethaway. (S. 115)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Sarah Fitzgibbon. (S. 82)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Supplementary to the several acts in relation to pensions. (S. 131)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second, reading. A Bill To extend the benefit of the pension laws to artificers. (S. 116)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed, to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of A. J. Gray. (S. 180)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report (No. 110) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Mrs. Nancy A. Stocks. (S. 358)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report (No. 111) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Hopestill Bigelow, of New Market, New Jersey. (S. 359)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report (No. 115) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Abraham Lansing. (S. 366)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report (No. 124) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to John Pyle. (S. 390)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report (No. 78) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Mrs. Rebecca Irwin. (S. 291)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report (No. 97) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Mrs. Harriet B. Crocker. (S. 326)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 104,) accompanied, by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Benjamin Franklin. (S. 339)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 108,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William Croswell. (S. 354)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 125,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of W. B. Kelley. (S. 398)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 129,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Ward B. Burnett. (S. 418)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 27,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Emma Hall. (S. 181)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 53,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Mrs. Martha Stevens. (S. 237)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 54,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Mrs. Amarilla Cook. (S. 238)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 63,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Mrs. Emerance Gouler. (S. 260)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 98,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Mrs. Katharine F. Winslow. (S. 327)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 99,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Abigail Ryan. (S. 328)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported by Mr. Harris without amendment and adversely. A Bill For the relief of Samuel D. Lecompte. Whereas Samuel D. Lecompte duly filed in the land office at Lecompton, ... (S. 110)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting lands to the Leavenworth, Lawrence, and Fort Gibson Railroad Company, to aid in extending their railroad and telegraph line from the ... (S. 119)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Brown with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands to ... (S. 119)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the trustees and stewards of the mission church of the Wyandott Indians. (S. 353)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 88,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Sarah J. Purcell. (S. 314)

Mr. Morgan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill, which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Guthrie, with an amendment, viz: Strikeout the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To amend the several acts to indemnify the States for expenses ... (S. 379)

Mr. Morgan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Morgan with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and in lieu thereof insert what follows, printed in italics, and amend the title to read: A bill to ... (S. 26)

Mr. Morgan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Morgan without amendment, and accompanied by report No. 168. A Bill To amend the act entitled ''An act further to provide for the safety of the lives of passengers on board of ... (S. 467)

Mr. Morgan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Lane, of Indiana, without amendment. A Bill Granting a pension to Mary C. Hamilton. (S. 56)

Mr. Morgan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Poland without amendment, and that it ought not to pass. A Bill In relation to the records and other papers in the office of the clerk of the United States court for the ... (S. 464)

Mr. Morgan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act approved July twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, entitled ''An act to fix the compensation of certain collectors of the customs, and for ... (S. 601)

Mr. Morgan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend the acts relating to officers employed in the examination of imported merchandise in the district of New York. (S. 39)

Mr. Morgan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the erection of warehouses in the port of New York for the reception of goods and merchandise arriving in vessels subject to quarantine by the laws ... (S. 258)

Mr. Morgan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Morgan with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To amend the acts relating to officers ... (S. 39)

Mr. Morgan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Pensions and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend section five of an act entitled ''An act supplementary to an act entitled 'An act to grant pensions' approved July fourth, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 24)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill: which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill without amendment. A Bill To reduce the number of members of the levy court of the county of Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 616)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Morrill without amendment. A Bill To protect American citizens engaged in lumbering on the St. Croix river, in the State of Maine. (S. 208)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the defence of the northeastern frontier. (S. 457)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Sumner with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the defence of the ... (S. 457)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Mr. Doolittle without amendment. A Bill To carry into effect the fourth article of the treaty of Washington, concluded between Great Britain and the United States on the ... (S. 68)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson without amendment. A Bill To regulate the disposition of an irregular fund in the custody of the Freedmen's Bureau. Whereas the Commissioner of the ... (S. 595)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was 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, and strike out section three of the bill. A Bill To protect the manufacturers of mineral waters ... (S. 265)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill with an amendment, viz: Add section four as an additional section. A Bill To give certain powers to the levy court of the county of Washington, in the ... (S. 325)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics as an additional section. A Bill To preserve evidence of marriages in the District of ... (S. 185)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets.] A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to continue, alter, and amend the charter of the city ... (S. 477)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets.] insert those printed in italics. A Bill To protect the rights of married women, and for other ... (S. 492)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Donating certain lots in the city of Washington for ... (S. 247)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill with the following amendments, viz: Strike out all within brackets. A Bill To amend the acts approved August six, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and July ... (S. 137)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill without amendment. A Bill Relating to public schools in the District of Columbia. (S. 246)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill without amendment. A Bill To authorize the change of a name. (S. 470)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill without amendment. A Bill To grant certain privileges to the Alexandria, Washington, and Georgetown Railroad Company, in the District of Columbia. (S. 264)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill without amendment. A Bill To incorporate the America Fire and Marine Insurance Company of Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 296)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill without amendment. A Bill To incorporate the Great Falls Ice Company of Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 64)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill without amendment. A Bill To prescribe the mode of settling the accounts of the clerk of the supreme court of the District of Columbia. (S. 43)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill, without amendment. A Bill To authorize the formation of corporations for manufacturing, mining, mechanical, or chemical purposes, in the District of ... (S. 569)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Riddle with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To incorporate the Washington Glass Company. (S. 227)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Wade with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To incorporate the Washington County Horse Railroad ... (S. 380)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Wade without amendment. A Bill To incorporate the General Hospital of the District of Columbia. (S. 214)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Wade without amendment. A Bill To incorporate the Metropolitan Club of the District of Columbia. Whereas an association has been formed in the city of Washington ... (S. 393)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill, without amendment. A Bill To incorporate the Potomac Navigation and Transportation Company of the District of Columbia. (S. 51)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relation and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the defence of the northeastern frontier. (S. 52)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the Metropolitan Fire and Marine Insurance Company of the District of Columbia. (S. 519)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the National Mutual Protection Homestead Company. (S. 102)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Morrill with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill In addition to the several ... (S. 97)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered, to be printed. A Bill In addition to the several acts for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the government of the United States, and to resume the ... (S. 97)

Mr. Morrill asked, and unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Wade with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To define more clearly the jurisdiction and powers of the supreme court of the District of ... (S. 184)

Mr. Morrill, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill, with an amendment, viz; Strike out all after the enacting clause, and in lieu thereof insert what follows, printed in italics. A Bill Enlarging the ... (S. 90)

Mr. Morrill, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act making appropriations for the repair, preservation and completion of certain public works heretofore commenced under authority of law, and for other purposes,'' approved June twenty-third, ... (S. 604)

Mr. Morrill, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act authorizing the construction of a jail in and for the District of Columbia,'' approved June twenty-five, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (S. 550)

Mr. Morrill, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to lie on the table. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to authorize the extension, construction and use, by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, of a railroad from between Knoxville and the Monocacy Junction into and ... (S. 507)

Mr. Morrill, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was recommitted the bill (S. 1) ''to regulate the elective franchise in the District of Columbia,'' reported the following amendment, viz: Strike out all of the original bill, and in lieu thereof insert the following amendment: Amendment. (S. 1)

Mr. Nesmith asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Nesmith with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the construction of a wagon road from White Bluffs, in ... (S. 332)

Mr. Nesmith asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Stewart, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands to the State of Oregon, to aid in the ... (S. 58)

Mr. Nesmith asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed.A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Central Pacific railroad, in California, to Portland, on the navigable ... (S. 123)

Mr. Nesmith, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, submitted a report, (No. 50,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To reimburse the State of West Virginia for moneys expended for the United States in enrolling, equipping, and paying military forces to aid in suppressing the ... (S. 230)

Mr. Norton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the Winona and Saint Peters Railroad Company to construct a bridge across the Mississippi river, and to establish a post route. (S. 263)

Mr. Norton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Ramsey with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the Winona and ... (S. 263)

Mr. Norton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Stewart, without amendment. A Bill To provide for a term of the district court for the district of Minnesota to be held at the city of Winona, in said district. (S. 107)

Mr. Norton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Amendatory of the homestead law, and for other purposes. (S. 530)

Mr. Norton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Making an additional grant of lands to the State of Minnesota, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of a railroad in said State. (S. 156)

Mr. Norton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Making an additional grant of lands ... (S. 156)

Mr. Norton, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 5) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of F. A. Patterson, late captain of the third Virginia cavalry. (S. 117)

Mr. Norton, from the Committee on Claims, submitted, a report, (No. 17,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Theodor G. Eiswald. (S. 150)

Mr. Norton, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, submitted a report, (No. 174,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To extend to, and for the benefit of, Eliza Wells letters patent heretofore issued to Henry A. Wells, deceased. Whereas Henry A. Wells, late of the city of New York, ... (S. 611)

Mr. Nye asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Chandler with an amendment, viz: At the end of the bill insert the proviso printed in italics. A Bill To facilitate commercial, postal, and military communication among the several ... (S. 66)

Mr. Nye asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy without amendment. A Bill To grant the right of way to the ''Humboldt Canal Company'' through the public lands of the United States. (S. 140)

Mr. Nye asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Yates without amendment. A Bill To incorporate the National Life and Accident Insurance Company of the District of Columbia. (S. 290)

Mr. Nye asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting to A. Sutro the right of way, and granting other privileges, to aid in the construction of a draining and exploring tunnel to the Comstock lode, in the ... (S. 352)

Mr. Nye asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Committee discharged, and referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining. Reported by Mr. Stewart with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and ... (S. 352)

Mr. Nye, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Philip Lansdale, surgeon United States navy. (S. 370)

Mr. Nye, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No, 3,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of J. B. Rittenhouse, fleet-paymaster of the Pacific squadron. (S. 80)

Mr. Nye, from the Committee on Territories, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Concerning the boundaries of the State of Nevada. (S. 155)

Mr. Patterson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Brown without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Captain Elias Beale, late captain company H eighth regiment Tennessee volunteer infantry. (S. 584)

Mr. Patterson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Lane with an amendment, viz: Strikeout the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of Mary A. Smith, of Johnson county, Tennessee, widow ... (S. 558)

Mr. Patterson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Lane without amendment, and accompanied by Report No. 164. A Bill For the relief of Caroline McGee, of Greene county, Tennessee, widow of Lemuel McGee, deceased. (S. 556)

Mr. Patterson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Further to amend an act entitled ''An act for the collection of direct taxes in the insurrectionary districts within the United States, and for other purposes,'' ... (S. 536)

Mr. Poland asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Lane, of Indiana, without amendment and adversely. A Bill For the relief of Reuben Clough. (S. 171)

Mr. Poland asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics A Bill Authorizing special juries in the District of Columbia. (S. 449)

Mr. Poland asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported, by Mr. Poland without amendment. A Bill Establishing the salaries of the judges in the Territories. (S. 524)

Mr. Poland asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Fixing the salaries of the district judges of the United States. (S. 205)

Mr. Poland asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Poland with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and in sort what follows printed in italics. A Bill Fixing the salaries of ... (S. 205)

Mr. Poland, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands, On motion by Mr. Pomeroy, Committee discharged. A Bill To amend an act passed March three, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, entitled ''An act in addition to certain acts granting bounty land ... (S. 170)

Mr. Poland, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, submitted a report (No. 131) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Henry S. Davis. (S. 427)

Mr. Poland, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill More effectually to provide for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States. (S. 165)

Mr. Poland, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the payment for quartermasters' stores and subsistence supplies furnished to the army of the United States. (S. 217)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease such of the public lands of the United States ... (S. 351)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill without amendment. A Bill To incorporate ''The First Congregational Society of Washington.'' (S. 253)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To equalize the distribution of the currency of the national banks in the several States and Territories. (S. 480)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the construction of a bridge across the Missouri river at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. (S. 632)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To indemnify the State of Kansas for expenses incurred in enrolling, equipping, subsisting, and transporting the militia forces of the ... (S. 161)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed A Bill To revive and extend the provisions of an ''Act granting the right of way and making a grant of land to the States of Arkansas and Missouri, to aid in the ... (S. 143)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the improvement of the navigation of the Colorado river, and the construction of wagon roads in Arizona and Utah Territories. (S. 91)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting lands to the State of Kansas to aid in the construction of the Kansas and Neosho Valley railroad and its extension to Red river. (S. 285)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act granting lands to the State of Kansas to aid in the construction of a southern branch of the Union Pacific railway and ... (S. 571)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend the act of March third, eighteenth hundred and sixty-three, granting lands to the State of Kansas to aid in the construction of certain railroads in ... (S. 29)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To revive and extend the provisions of an ''Act granting the right of way and making a grant of land to the States of Arkansas and Missouri, to aid in the ... (S. 223)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands to the State of Kansas to ... (S. 285)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To revive and extend the provisions of an ... (S. 223)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act granting lands to the State of Kansas to ... (S. 571)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To aid in the construction of a southern branch of the Union Pacific railway and telegraph, and to secure to the government the use of the same for ... (S. 224)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with an amendment, viz: Strike out all of the original bill and in lieu thereof insert the ... (S. 224)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred, to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act approved June twenty-one, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, entitled ''An act for the disposal of the public lands for homestead actual ... (S. 439)

Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Amendatory of the ''Act granting public lands in alternate sections to the States of Florida and Alabama to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said States,'' approved seventeenth May, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 423)

Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Relating to lands granted to the State of Minnesota to aid in constructing railroads. (S. 221)

Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To revive and extend certain of the provisions of an act approved the third day of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, entitled ''An act granting public lands, in alternate sections, to the State of Alabama, to aid ... (S. 422)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Ramsey, without amendment. A Bill To reorganize and fix the pay of certain officers of the Post Office Department. (S. 444)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Van Winkle without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Henry Greathouse and Samuel Kelly. (S. 338)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy without amendment, and that it ought not to pass. A Bill Making Agricultural and Mechanical College scrip receivable in payment for pre-emption claims. (S. 473)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. On motion by Mr. Willey, committee discharged. A Bill To incorporate the National Protection Insurance Company of the District of Columbia. (S. 44)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To incorporate the Colored Mutual Building ... (S. 552)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To secure the speedy construction of the Northern Pacific railroad and telegraph. (S. 162)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for surveys of the Upper Mississippi and the Minnesota rivers. (S. 139)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To establish additional offices for the assay of gold and silver, and for other purposes. (S. 266)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Providing for the appointment of a commission to purchase a site and erect a building for a post office, custom-house, and for holding the courts ... (S. 95)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend the postal laws, and for other purposes. (S. 527)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To prevent abuses of the franking privilege. (S. 528)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Ramsey with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets,] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To amend the postal ... (S. 527)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Ramsey with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill [Providing for ... (S. 95)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Ramsey with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill [Providing for the ... (S. 95)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To secure the speedy construction of the Northern Pacific railroad and telegraph line, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, ... (S. 387)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Howard with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. To secure the speedy construction of ... (S. 387)

Mr. Ramsey, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report (No. 1) accompanied by the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Lieutenant Joshua D. Todd, late of the United States navy, deceased. (S. 57)

Mr. Ramsey, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report (No. 25) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of George Henry Preble, a commander in the navy of the United States. (S. 176)

Mr. Ramsey, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the Southern Minnesota Railroad Company to construct a bridge across the Mississippi river, between La Crosse, in the State of Wisconsin, and the opposite bank of said river, in the State of ... (S. 593)

Mr. Ramsey, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, reported the following bill; which was read and passed, to a second reading. A Bill To establish certain post roads. (S. 369)

Mr. Riddle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize a special tax for the purpose of improving the Washington City canal. (S. 271)

Mr. Riddle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the corporation of Washington to reduce the width and improve the avenues and streets of that city. Whereas, in consequence of the ... (S. 272)

Mr. Riddle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the Metropolitan Hall and Market Company of Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 371)

Mr. Riddle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Riddle with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert that printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the corporation ... (S. 272)

Mr. Riddle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Reported with amendments. A Bill To incorporate the Metropolitan Hall and Market Company of Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 371)

Mr. Ross asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for giving the right of pre-emption to settlers on the Cherokee neutral lands in Kansas, and for other purposes. (S. 489)

Mr. Ross asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To provide for giving the right [of ... (S. 489)

Mr. Sherman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill: which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Howe without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Reverend Samuel M. Beatty, of Ohio. (S. 463)

Mr. Sherman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the survey and sale of the mineral lands of the United States. (S. 10)

Mr. Sherman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to lie on the table and be printed. A Bill To consolidate the national debt, and to provide for its payment. (S. 627)

Mr. Sherman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to lie on the table. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and ordered to be printed. A Bill To prevent and punish the illegal appointment of officers of the United States. (S. 452)

Mr. Sherman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office. Reported by Mr. Willey without amendment, and that it ought not to pass. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of George Faber. (S. 392)

Mr. Sherman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To equalize the distribution of the national currency. (S. 256)

Mr. Sherman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To regulate the occupation of mineral lands, and to extend the right of pre-emption thereto. (S. 257)

Mr. Sherman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Conness with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and in lieu thereof insert the words printed in italics. Accompanied by ... (S. 257)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the payment of compound interest notes. (S. 594)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read twice and referred to a Select Committee consisting of five. Reported by Mr. Doolittle, from the Select Committee, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. (Accompanied by Mis. Doc. No. 20.) A Bill To ... (S. 282)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, submitted a report, (No. 143,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the Winona and St. Peters Railroad Company. (S. 494)

Mr. Sherman, from the Select Committee on incorporating a National Telegraph Company, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To aid in the construction of telegraph lines, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes. (S. 357)

Mr. Steward asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill To define the jurisdiction of the district and circuit courts of the United States for the districts of California, Oregon, and Nevada. (S. 12)

Mr. Steward asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To transfer the Bureau of Indian Affairs from the Department of the Interior to the War Department. (S. 322)

Mr. Stewart asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Concerning appeals, write of error, and injunctions. (S. 13)

Mr. Stewart asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To establish a Mining Bureau. (S. 21)

Mr. Stewart asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Concerning certain lands granted to the State of Nevada. (S. 215)

Mr. Stewart asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the inhabitants of cities and towns upon the public lands. (S. 532)

Mr. Stewart asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Stewart with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of the inhabitants of ... (S. 532)

Mr. Stewart asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Stewart with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. Considered, as in Committee of the Whole, and ... (S. 215)

Mr. Stewart asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the admission of the State of Colorado into the Union. Whereas on the twenty-first day of March, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-four, Congress ... (S. 74)

Mr. Stewart asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed, (Mis. Doc. No. 73.) A Bill Amendatory of ''An act to provide for the reports of decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States.'' (S. 186)

Mr. Stewart asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed, (Mis. Doc. No. 73.) Reported by Mr. Stewart with an amendment, viz: Strike oat all after the enacting clause, and in lieu thereof insert what follows, printed in ... (S. 186)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Mr. Sumner without amendment. A Bill To prevent and punish false and fraudulent representations to induce emigration to a foreign country. (S. 475)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Mr. Sumner without amendment. A Bill To provide for the adjustment and satisfaction of claims of American citizens for spoliations committed by the French prior to the ... (S. 25)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Poland with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets.] A Bill Supplementary to the several acts of Congress abolishing imprisonment for debt. (S. 563)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, ordered to lie on the table and be printed. A Bill To enforce the amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery by securing the elective franchise to colored citizens. Whereas the Constitution of the United States abolishes slavery in ... (S. 345)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to incorporate the 'Newsboys' Home,' and also for the relief of abandoned children in the District of Columbia.'' (S. 544)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the revision and consolidation of the statutes of the United States. (S. 59)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To warrant and confirm the land titles of grantees under the field order of Major General Sherman at Savannah, January sixteen, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 19)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Poland, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the revision and ... (S. 59)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. A Bill In part execution of the guarantee of a republican form of government in the Constitution of the United States. Whereas it is declared in the Constitution that the United States ... (S. 5)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplying appropriate legislation to enforce the amendment to the Constitution prohibiting slavery. (S. 6)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To carry out the principles of a republican form of government in the District of Columbia. (S. 3)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To enforce the guarantee of a republican form of government in certain States whose governments have been usurped or overthrown. (S. 7)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To prescribe an oath to maintain a republican form of government in the rebel States. (S. 4)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To preserve the right of trial by jury, by securing impartial jurors, in the courts of the United States. (S. 2)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James G. Clarke. (S. 248)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the owners of the British vessel Magicienne. (S. 297)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the President of the United States to appoint a diplomatic representative to the Republic of Dominica. (S. 130)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Supplementary to the act incorporating the ''Newsboys' Home,'' and providing for the relief of certain minor children in the District of Columbia. (S. 573)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill To change the place of holding court in the northern district of Georgia. (S. 382)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. An Act Relating to the granting of passports. (S. 306)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the District of Columbia Canal and Sewerage Company. Whereas it is necessary in order to preserve the health of the city of ... (S. 190)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wade with amendments, viz: After section eleven insert what follows, printed in italics. Referred to the Committee of the Whole and ... (S. 190)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Wade with amendments. Considered as in Committee of the Whole, amended and recommitted to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Willey with ... (S. 190)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull without amendment. A Bill In relation to the Court of Claims. (S. 33)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Ramsey with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To authorize and ... (S. 236)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice. A Bill Releasing to Francis S. Lyon the interest of the United States in certain lands. (S. 373)

Mr. Trumbull, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize and establish certain post roads. (S. 236)

Mr. Van Winkle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To apportion the issue of the national currency to the several States and Territories and to the District of Columbia. (S. 319)

Mr. Van Winkle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Pensions, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the classification and graduation of invalid pensions. (S. 239)

Mr. Van Winkle, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William H. Harman. (S. 598)

Mr. Van Winkle, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report (No. 119) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Drusey A. Layman. (S. 376)

Mr. Van Winkle, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 178,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Annie E. Dixon. (S. 630)

Mr. Van Winkle, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 65,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Anna G. Gaston. (S. 261)

Mr. Van Winkle, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 83,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Jane D. Brent. (S. 298)

Mr. Van Winkle, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 84,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Jane E. Miles. (S. 299)

Mr. Van Winkle, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, submitted a report (No. 80) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Gordon. (S. 294)

Mr. Van Winkle, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, submitted a report, (No. 164,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the payment of past and future use and purchase of the invention and patent upon ''post-marking of letters, packets, and so forth, and cancellation ... (S. 582)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Wade without amendment. A Bill For the admission of the State of Nebraska into the Union. Whereas, on the twenty-first day of March, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-four, ... (S. 456)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Wade without amendment. A Bill In relation to public highways. (S. 113)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. WADE without amendment. A Bill To admit the State of Colorado into the Union. Whereas on the twenty-first day of March, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-four, Congress ... (S. 462)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the improvement of certain harbors in the State of Ohio. (S. 101)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To enable the New York and Montana Iron, Mining and Manufacturing Company, to purchase a certain amount of the public lands not now in market. (S. 203)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Kirkwood with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and in lieu thereof insert what follows, printed in italics. A Bill To enable ... (S. 203)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Amendatory of ''An act to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Montana,'' approved May twenty-six, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (S. 501)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To regulate the selection of grand and petit jurors in the Territory of Utah, and for other purposes. (S. 404)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wade with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Amendatory of ''An act to provide a temporary ... (S. 501)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wade with an amendment. Recommitted to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Wade with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and ... (S. 501)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. Reported with amendments. Recommitted to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Wade with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those ... (S. 404)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the Washington and Georgetown Ferry Company. (S. 417)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the Washington Land and Building Company of the District of Columbia. (S. 384)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To repeal an act entitled ''An act to retrocede the county of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, to the State of Virginia,'' and for other ... (S. 280)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Exempting the property of debtors in the District of Columbia from levy, attachment, or sale on execution. (S. 218)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Morrill with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To incorporate the Washington ... (S. 384)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the allotment of the members of the Supreme Court among the circuits, and for the appointment of marshals for the Supreme Court and for the ... (S. 534)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To regulate the elective franchise in the District of Columbia. (S. 1)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Morrill, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To regulate the elective franchise in the District of ... (S. 1)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in. the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the admission of the State of Nebraska into the Union. Whereas, on the twenty-first day of March, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-four, Congress passed ... (S. 447)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee on Territories, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the erection of public buildings in the Territory of Dakota. (S. 141)

Mr. Wade, from the Select Committee appointed to consider and report upon the compensation of the officers and other employees of the Senate, submitted a report, (No. 127,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Considered as in Committee of the Whole, amended, referred to the Committee to Audit and ... (S. 411)

Mr. Wade, from the Select Committee appointed to consider and report upon the compensation of the officers and other employ‚s of the Senate, submitted a report, (No. 127,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Fixing the compensation of officers, clerks, messengers, and others in the service of the ... (S. 411)

Mr. Willey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to lie on the table and be printed. A Bill To provide for restoring to the States lately in insurrection their full political rights. Whereas it is expedient that the States lately in insurrection should, at the earliest day ... (S. 425)

Mr. Willey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Doolittle without amendment, and adversely. A Bill Amending the act of Congress entitled ''An act to restrict the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims, and ... (S. 48)

Mr. Willey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson without amendment, adversely. A Bill Ceding to the State of West Virginia the lands and tenements, with the rights, privileges, and appurtenances ... (S. 81)

Mr. Willey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill without amendment. A Bill To authorize the trustees of the Foundry (Methodist Episcopal) Church to sell and convey square number two hundred and ... (S. 506)

Mr. Willey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Willey with an amendment, viz: Strike out all of the original bill, and in lieu thereof insert what follows, printed in italics. A Bill [To authorize the ... (S. 281)

Mr. Willey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Willey with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To authorize W. J. Sibley and others, trustees, to ... (S. 361)

Mr. Willey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Willey without amendment. A Bill Repealing the thirty-fourth section of the declaration of rights of the State of Maryland, so far as the same has been recognized ... (S. 295)

Mr. Willey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Willey without amendment. A Bill To incorporate the Washington Temperance Society of the city of Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 424)

Mr. Willey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Willey, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To incorporate the Metropolitan Fire and Marine ... (S. 98)

Mr. Willey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson without amendment. A Bill Authorizing and directing the sale of the property of the United States at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. (S. 412)

Mr. Willey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Giving the consent of Congress to the annexation of the counties of Berkeley and Jefferson, formerly of the State of Virginia, to the State of West Virginia. ... (S. 23)

Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 153,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Ethan N. Jenks, late a captain in the seventh regiment of Rhode Island volunteers. (S. 531)

Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 148,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the officers of company D, of the ninety-ninth regiment New York volunteers. (S. 508)

Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 76,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the children of Otway H. Berryman, deceased. (S. 284)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Chandler with an amendment, viz: Strike out all of the original bill, and in lieu thereof insert what follows, printed in italics. A Bill [To extend the port of entry of the ... (S. 196)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Nesmith without amendment. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act granting lands to the State of Oregon, to aid in the construction of a military road ... (S. 62)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Nesmith, without amendment. A Bill To grant the right of way to the ''Cascade Railroad Company'' through a military reserve in Washington Territory. ... (S. 105)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Wade without amendment. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Idaho,'' approved March three, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 490)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, ordered to lie on the table, and be printed. A Bill To regulate the tenure of offices. (S. 453)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, ordered to lie on the table, and be printed. Referred to the Joint Committee on Retrenchment. Reported by Mr. Edmunds, with an amendment, viz: Strike out all in [brackets] and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill [To regulate ... (S. 453)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the discontinuance, in certain cases, of land offices, and authorizing modifications in the limits of land districts. (S. 250)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Salt Lake City to the Columbia river. (S. 336)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands to aid in the ... (S. 336)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act for the admission of Oregon into the Union.'' (S. 197)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To prevent the absence of territorial officers from their official duties. (S. 32)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the registration of electors in the Territories of the United States. (S. 523)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wade with an amendment, viz: Insert as an additional section the words printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the registration of electors in the ... (S. 523)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Additional to an act granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Lake Superior to Puget Sound, on the Pacific ... (S. 516)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Joint Committee to inquire into the condition of the States which formed the so-called Confederate States of America, and ordered to be printed. To provide for the more efficient government of the insurrectionary ... (S. 564)

Mr. Williams, from the Committee on Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Elizabeth R. Smith. (S. 451)

Mr. Williams, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 133) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of E. J. Curley. (S. 433)

Mr. Williams, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 147) accompanied. by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Mary J. Dixon, of Alexandria, in the State of Virginia, widow of the late Turner Dixon, deceased. (S. 503)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill, which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To grant one million acres of public lands for the benefit of public schools in the District of Columbia. (S. 35)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill, which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the Howard University in the District of Columbia. (S. 529)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to lie on the table and be printed. A Bill Proposing the conditions upon which the States lately in rebellion may resume their practical relations to the government of the United States. (S. 608)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Ordered to be printed. A Bill More effectually to provide for the national defence by establishing a uniform militia throughout the United States. (S. 49)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson without amendment. A Bill To amend ''An act to provide for the payment of horses and other property lost or destroyed in the military service of the ... (S. 195)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson without amendment. A Bill To reorganize the clerical force of the War Department, and for other purposes. (S. 436)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Edmunds without amendment, and accompanied by an adverse report, (No. 89.) A Bill For the relief of Ruth Ellen Grelaud, widow of John H. Grelaud, deceased. (S. 72)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wilson with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and in lieu thereof insert what follows, printed in italics. A Bill To grant one ... (S. 35)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, ordered to lie on the table, and be printed. A Bill To authorize the establishment of a library in the city of Washington for the use of government employees and other persons. (S. 472)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To abolish and forever prohibit the system of peonage in the Territory of New Mexico and other parts of the United States. (S. 543)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to incorporate a national military and naval asylum, for the relief of the totally disabled officers and ... (S. 54)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To continue in force the Bureau for the relief of Freedmen and Refugees. (S. 160)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To fix the military peace establishment of the United States. (S. 323)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To increase and equalize the pay of officers in the army of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 546)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To increase and fix the military peace establishment of the United States. (S. 401)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To increase the number of cadets in, and to raise the standard of admission to, the Military Academy. (S. 108)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the equalization of the bounties to soldiers in the late war of rebellion. (S. 207)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the examination of certain officers of the army. (S. 77)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the national defence by establishing a uniform militia and organizing an active volunteer militia force throughout the United ... (S. 111)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To repeal the act authorizing the settlement of claims against the United States by the Quartermaster's department, for property used or ... (S. 136)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To restore the jurisdiction of Indian affairs to the Department of War. (S. 583)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To restrict the expenses of collecting soldiers' claims against the government. (S. 88)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wilson with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To increase and fix the ... (S. 401)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wilson, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To restrict ... (S. 88)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed.Reported by Mr. Wilson, with amendments, viz: strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the ... (S. 111)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Morrill with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert what follows, printed in italics. A Bill To incorporate the ... (S. 529)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To maintain and enforce the freedom of the inhabitants of the United States. Whereas the Congress of the United States did, on the first day of February, ... (S. 55)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To maintain the freedom of the inhabitants in the States declared in insurrection and rebellion by the proclamation of the President of the first of July, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 9)

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making further provision for the establishment of an armory and arsenal of construction, deposit, and repair on Rock Island, in the State of Illinois. (S. 330)

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Relative to courts-martial in the army. (S. 628)

Mr. Wilson, 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 increase and fix the military peace establishment of the United States. (S. 138)

Mr. Wilson, 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 provide for a temporary increase of the pay of officers in the army of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 568)

Mr. Wilson, 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 provide for a temporary increase of the pay of officers in the army of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 592)

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, to whom was recommitted the bill (S.67) ''to increase and fix the military peace establishment of the United States,'' reported the following amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause and ... (S. 67)

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, to whom was referred the bill (S. 207) to provide for the equalization of bounties to soldiers in the late war of rebellion, reported it with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause of the bill, and in lieu thereof insert the following: The Senate proceeded to ... (S. 207)

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, to whom was referred the bill (S. 67) ''to increase and fix the military peace establishment of the United States,'' reported, the following amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows; which was considered as in Committee of the Whole, ... (S. 67)

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, to whom was referred the bill (S. S07) to provide for the equalization of bounties to soldiers in the late war of rebellion, reported it with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause of the bill, and in lieu thereof insert the following: The Senate proceeded to ... (S. 207)

Mr. Yates asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill which was read twice, referred to the Joint Committee to inquire into the condition of the States which formed the so-called Confederate States of America, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To protect citizens of the United States in their civil and political ... (S. 106)

Mr. Yates asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson without amendment. A Bill To repeal section ten of ''An act to amend the several acts heretofore passed to provide for enrolling and calling out the ... (S. 226)

Mr. Yates asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Lane without amendment, and that it ought not to pass. A Bill For the relief of Mary Stanley. (S. 465)

Mr. Yates asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Joint Committee to inquire into the condition of the States which formed the so-called Confederate States of America, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the publication of amendments to the Constitution of ... (S. 469)

Ordered to be printed as amended; resumed as in Committee of the Whole; amendment reported by the Committee on the Judiciary amended and agreed to; bill reported to the Senate, and on the question to concur in the amendment made in Committee of the Whole, Mr. Hendricks moved to amend the amendment by striking out in section three, line six, all ... (S. 453)

Ordered to be printed, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. Amendment In the nature of a substitute for S. 282, reported by Mr. Kasson, from the Committee on Appropriations. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 282)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment In the nature of a substitute to Senate bill 220, reported by Mr. Sloan, from the Committee of Claims. (S. 220)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Brown to the bill (S. No. 38) ''to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Mississippi river, at the city of Saint Louis, State of Missouri, and at the city of East Saint Louis, State of Illinois,'' namely: Strike out section two of the bill and in lieu thereof insert the ... (S. 38)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Conness to the bill (S. 317) to amend an act entitled ''An act to amend an act entitled 'An act 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 ... (S. 317)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Dixon to the bill (S. 71) ''relative to the sale of postage stamps and stamped envelopes on credit,'' viz: Add the following, as an additional section: (S. 71)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Doolittle to the bill (S. 456) ''for the admission of the State of Nebraska into the Union,'' viz: Add the following as an additional section: (S. 456)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Edmunds to the bill (S. 456) for the admission of the State of Nebraska into the Union, viz: Insert as an additional section the following: (S. 456)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Grimes to the bill (S. 236) to authorize and establish certain post roads, viz: Insert as an additional section the following: (S. 236)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Henderson to the bill (S. 236) to authorize and establish certain post roads, viz: Strike out the second section, after enacting clause, and insert as follows: (S. 236)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Stewart to the bill (S. 292) to provide for restoring to the States lately in insurrection their full political rights, viz: Strike out all after the word ''article'' in the preamble, and in lieu thereof insert: ''Section 1. All persons (Indians not taxed excepted) born within the ... (S. 292)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Summer to the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 69) to provide for the payment of pensions, viz: Insert at the end of the amendment of the House of Representatives the following additional section. (S. 69)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Sumner to Senate bill No. 292, entitled ''A bill to provide for restoring to the States lately in insurrection their full political rights.'' Strike out all after the enacting clause of the first section and insert the following section as a substitute: (S. 292)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Sumner to the bill (S. 74) ''for the admission of the State of Colorado into the Union,'' viz: At the end of the bill add the following proviso. (S. 74)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Williams to the bill (S. 292) to provide for restoring to the States lately in insurrection their full political rights, viz: Strike out section one and insert as follows: (S. 292)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Wilson to the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill of the Senate (S. 138) to increase and fix the military peace establishment of the United States, viz: Strike out all after the word ''That'' in the first line of the amendment, and in lieu thereof insert: (S. 138)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Mr. Dixon, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, reported the following amendment to the bill (S. 71) ''relative to the sale of postage stamps and stamped envelopes on credit,'' viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and in lieu thereof insert the following: (S. 71)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Offered by Mr. Bidwell to bill S. 343. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. An Act To quiet land titles in California. (S. 343)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Brown to the bill (S. 456) for the admission of the State of Nebraska into the Union, viz: At the end of the second section insert the following proviso: (S. 456)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Grimes to the bill (S. 109) to rescind the order of the President, designating the ''Sioux City and Pacific Railroad Company'' to construct the branch of the Union Pacific Railroad from Sioux City, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause of the bill, and in lieu thereof insert: (S. 109)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Grimes to the bill (S. No. 220) ''for the relief of certain contractors for the construction of vessels of war and steam machinery,'' viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert-- (S. 220)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Morrill to the bill (S. 1) ''to regulate the elective franchise in the District of Columbia,'' viz: At the end of the bill insert the following, as additional sections: (S. 1)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Pomeroy to the bill (S. 317) to amend an act entitled ''An act to amend an act entitled 'An act 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,' ... (S. 317)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Sumner to the bill (S. 74) for the admission of the State of Colorado into the Union, viz: At the end of section two insert the following proviso: (S. 74)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Sumner to the bill S. 220. (S. 220)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Van Winkle to the bill (S. 300) to reduce the rate of interest on the national debt, and for funding the same, viz: Strike out all after the word ''least,'' in line 7 of the third section, and insert the following: (S. 300)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Wilson to the amendment proposed by Mr. Brown to the bill (S. 456) for the admission of the State of Nebraska into the Union, viz: Strike out all after the word ''color,'' in line 5 of the amendment, and in lieu thereof insert: (S. 456)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr.Latham to Senate bill No. 61. (S. 61)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Reported by Mr. Stewart, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 123) granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Central Pacific railroad, in California, to Portland, on the navigable waters of the Columbia river, in Oregon, viz: Strike out all ... (S. 123)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment To be proposed as a substitute by Mr. McKee, to Senate bill 220. (S. 220)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment To be proposed by Mr. Ingersoll as a substitute to S. 220. (S. 220)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment To be proposed by Mr. Woodbridge as a substitute to Senate bill 220. (S. 220)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Howard to the amendments reported by the Committee on Territories to the bill (S. 404) to regulate the selection of grand and petit jurors in the Territory of Utah, and for other purposes, viz: At the end of section thirteen of the reported amendments insert the following: (S. 404)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Morgan to the bill (S. 357) to aid in the construction of telegraph lines, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes, viz: (S. 357)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Pomeroy to the bill (8. 143) ''To revive and extend the provisions of an 'Act granting the right of way and making a grant of land to the States of Arkansas and Missouri, to aid in the construction of a railroad from a point upon the Mississippi, opposite the month of the Ohio river, ... (S. 143)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Proposed by Mr. Howard to the amendments reported by the Committee on Territories to the bill (S. 404) to regulate the selection of grand and petit jurors in the Territory of Utah, and for other purposes, viz: Insert at the end of section fourteen the following: (S. 404)

Ordered to be printed. An Act For the admission of the State of Nebraska into the Union. Whereas, on the twenty-first day of March, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-four, Congress passed an act to enable the people of Nebraska to form a constitution and State government, and offered to admit said State, when so formed, into the Union upon ... (S. 456)

Ordered to be printed. An Act Further to prevent smuggling and for other purposes. (S. 222)

Ordered to be printed. An Act Regulating the tenure of certain civil offices. (S. 453)

Ordered to be printed. An Act To authorize the construction of certain bridges, and to establish them as post roads. (S. 236)

Ordered to be printed. An Act To regulate the times and manner of holding elections for senators in Congress. (S. 414)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Schenck gave notice that, at the proper time, he would move the following amendment as a substitute for the bill of the Senate (S. 204) to provide for an annual inspection into Indian Affairs: Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert. (S. 204)

Ordered to be printed. Strike oat all after the enacting clause and insert the following: also to amend the title: strike out the original title and insert as in italics. Amendment In the nature of a substitute, reported back by Mr. Eliot, from the Select Committee on Freedmen's Affairs, to Senate bill No. 60. An Act [To enlarge the powers of the ... (S. 60)

Ordered, That the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 204) to provide for an annual inspection into Indian affairs, and for other purposes, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Mr. Henderson with a recommendation that the Senate do not concur in the amendment of the House of Representatives. An Act To ... (S. 204)

Ordered, That the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 60) to enlarge the powers of the Freedmen's Bureau be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and be printed. An Act To enlarge the powers of the Freedmen's Bureau. (S. 60)

Ordered, That the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 69) to provide for the payment of pensions be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and be printed. Reported by Mr. Trumbull, with amendments, viz: Strike out of the amendment of the House of Representatives the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in ... (S. 69)

Ordered, That the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 69) to provide for the payment of pensions be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and be printed. An Act To provide for the payment of pensions. (S. 69)

Ordered, That the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 220) for the relief of certain contractors for the construction of vessels-of-war and steam machinery lie on the table and be printed. An Act For the relief of certain contractors for the construction of vessels-of-war and steam machinery. (S. 220)

Ordered, That the bill (S. 1) to regulate the elective franchise in the District of Columbia be printed, with the amendment reported by the Committee on the District of Columbia, as amended on the motion of Mr. Morrill, together with the amendment proposed by Mr. Willey to the reported amendment. A Bill To regulate the elective franchise in the ... (S. 1)

Ordered, That the bill (S. 61) ''to protect all persons in the United States in their civil rights, and furnish the means of their vindication,'' be printed, together with the amendments of the House of Representatives thereto, and that the game be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To protect all persons in the United States in ... (S. 61)

Read and passed to a second reading. (Mis. Doc. S. No. ) A Bill To authorize the President of the United States to transfer a gunboat to the government of the republic of Liberia. (S. 229)

Read and passed to a second reading. Read the second time and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Morrill without amendment, and that it ought not to pass. A Bill To repeal certain laws and ordinances in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (S. 15)

Read twice and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia. 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. An Act To incorporate the National Life and Accident Insurance Company, of the District of Columbia. (S. 290)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment and committed to the Committee of the Whole House; same day committee discharged, and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be ... (S. 433)

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, and the motion to reconsider the vote by which the bill was committed pending. An Act For the relief of Goldsmith Brothers, of the cities of San ... (S. 192)

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. An Act For the relief of Goldsmith Brothers, of the cities of San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon, brokers. (S. 192)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. An Act For the relief of Mrs. Elizabeth Smith. (S. 451)

Read twice and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. Ordered to be printed. An Act To facilitate the settlement of the accounts of the Treasurer of the United States, and to secure certain moneys to the people of the United States, or to the persons to whom they are due, and who are entitled to receive the same. (S. 158)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported back with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and the further consideration postponed to Tuesday, the 23d of March. An Act To reimburse the State of Missouri for moneys expended for the United States in ... (S. 31)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Reported back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Appropriations. An Act To reorganize the clerical force of the Department of the Interior, and for other purposes. (S. 282)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. 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. An Act For the relief of James G. Clarke. (S. 248)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. 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. An Act For the relief of John T. Jones, an Ottawa Indian, for depredations committed by white persons upon his property in Kansas Territory. (S. 122)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs. An Act To provide for an annual inspection of Indian affairs, and for other purposes. (S. 204)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported back with amendments, amendments adopted, ordered to be printed as amended. An Act To provide for an annual inspection of Indian affairs, and for other purposes. (S. 204)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Reported back, Mr. E. B. Washburne submitted an amendment, ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, with leave to report at any time. Strike out the part within [brackets] and insert the part in italics. An Act To provide for the payment of pensions. (S. 69)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to incorporate a national military and naval asylum, for the relief of the totally disabled officers and ... (S. 54)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported back without amendment, and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. An Act For the relief of George Henry Preble, a commander in the navy ... (S. 176)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To define more clearly the jurisdiction and powers of the supreme court of the District of Columbia. (S. 184)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To reorganize the judiciary of the United States. (S. 103)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. An Act To reorganize the ... (S. 103)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Reported back with additional amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Select Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and ... (S. 20)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. An Act Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the States of ... (S. 20)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Reported back with an amendment in the nation of a substitute, ordered to be printed, and the further consideration postponed to the 9th of April, after the morning hour. Ordered to be printed as corrected, and recommitted to the Committee on Pacific Railroad. An Act To extend the ... (S. 83)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Reported back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, ordered to be printed, and the farther consideration postponed to the 9th of April, after the morning hour. An Act To extend the time for completing certain land-grant railroads in the States therein named. (S. 83)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Reported back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, ordered to be printed, and the further consideration postponed to the 9th of April, after the morning hour. Ordered to be printed as corrected, and recommitted to the Committee on Pacific Railroad. An Act To extend the ... (S. 83)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Reported back, committee discharged, and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. Reported back with amendments and ordered to be printed. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. An Act Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and ... (S. 336)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. Committee discharged and laid on the Speaker's table. Ordered to be printed with substitute submitted by Mr. McRuer, and the further consideration postponed to first Tuesday of December next, after the morning hour. An Act Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and ... (S. 133)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. Ordered to be printed. An Act Concerning certain lands granted to the State of Nevada. (S. 215)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. Ordered to be printed. An Act To regulate the occupation of mineral lands, and to extend the right of pre-emption thereto. (S. 257)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. An Act Granting aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the town of ... (S. 125)

Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Reported back, committee discharged, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, ordered to be printed and recommitted to the Committee on Public Lands. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert ... (S. 123)

Read twice and referred, to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Reported back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. An Act For a grant of lands to the State of Kansas to aid in the construction of the Northern Kansas railroad and telegraph. (S. 145)

Read twice, referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. An Act To incorporate the District of Columbia Canal and Sewerage Company. Whereas it is necessary, in order to preserve the health of the city of Washington, to have established a more perfect system of sewerage and canal for commercial purposes through ... (S. 190)

Read twice, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means and ordered to be printed. An Act To reduce the rate of interest on the national debt, and for funding the same. (S. 300)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To regulate the disposition of the proceeds of fines, penalties, and forfeitures incurred under the laws relating to the customs. (S. 577)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. An Act To encourage telegraphic communication between the United States and the Island of Cuba and other West India islands and the Bahamas. Whereas James A. Serymser, Alfred Pell, junior, Alexander Hamilton, junior, Oliver K. King, Maturin L. Delafield, William F. Smith, ... (S. 26)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Creswell with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To regulate the disposition of the proceeds of fines, penalties, and forfeitures incurred under the laws relating to the customs, and for other purposes. (S. 577)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To reduce the rate of interest on the national debt, and for funding the same. (S. 300)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Sherman with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To reduce the rate of interest on the national debt, and for funding the same. (S. 300)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Respecting the town site of Shasta, California. (S. 502)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. An Act To protect all persons in the United States in their civil rights, and furnish the means of their vindication. (S. 61)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Ordered to be printed as amended, and the amendment of Mr. Wilson pending. Amendment pending printed in italics. An Act To protect, all persons in the United States in their civil rights, and furnish the means of their vindication. (S. 61)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To secure the speedy construction of the Union Pacific railroad, southern branch, and telegraph line, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes. (S. 484)

Read twice, referred to the Select Committee on Freedmen's Affairs, ordered to be printed, and with leave to report when the special order on that subject shall come up. An Act To enlarge the powers of the Freedmen's Bureau. (S. 60)

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. An Act To provide for the enlargement of the Winnebago reservation in the Territory of Nebraska, and for other purposes. (S. 121)

Referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. Reported back with amendments and ordered to be printed. Insert the parts in italics. An Act To quiet land titles in California. (S. 343)

Reported by Mr. Doolittle, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of War to settle the claims of the State of Kansas for services of the militia called out by the governor of that State upon the requisition of Major General Curtis, the commander of the United States forces in that State. (S. 259)

Resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, amended, postponed to to-morrow, and ordered to be printed as amended. A Bill To reduce the rate of interest on the national debt, and for funding the same. (S. 300)