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Bills and Resolutions, Senate, 41st Congress

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Mr. Ramsey 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: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands to aid the construction of a railroad from the western ... (S. 381)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Pool to the amendment reported from the Committee on the Judiciary to the bill (S. 810) to enforce the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, viz: Insert after section 4 the following: (S. 810)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Casserly asked and 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 open to actual settlers, under the homestead and pre-emption laws, certain public lands in the State of California. (S. 377)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Howe asked, and obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill More effectually to preserve the neutral relations of the United States. (S. 376)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Osborn 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 extend the jurisdiction of the United States district court for the southern district of Florida. (S. 523)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sumner asked, and 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 authorize the refunding and consolidation of the national debt, to extend banking facilities, and to establish specie payments. (S. 380)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Trumbull asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill To relieve members of Congress from importunity, and to presence the independence of the different departments of the government. (S. 298)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Trumbull asked and 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 amendments, namely: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill [To relieve members of Congress ... (S. 298)

Amendments Reported by Mr. Trumbull, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 44) to amend the judicial system of the United States, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in Italics. Resolved, That the bill from the Senate (No. 44) entitled ''An act to amend ... (S. 44)

Amendments reported by Mr. Trumbull, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill S. 44, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in Italics. An Act To amend the judicial system of the United States. (S. 44)

Mr Rice 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 Providing a mode of settlement of certain claims. (S. 150)

Mr. Abbott asked and, by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Relative to certain claims against the United States. (S. 639)

Mr. Abbott 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 improvement of the bar at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, in North Carolina. (S. 553)

Mr. Abbott asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Respecting the jurisdiction of the district court of the United States, for the district of Cape Fear, in the district of North Carolina. (S. 282)

Mr. Abbott asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Elsie Ann Lumsden, administratrix of Mathew Lawton, deceased. (S. 1096)

Mr. Abbott asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of John Plunkett. (S. 1097)

Mr. Abbott asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To pay loyal citizens in the States lately in rebellion for services in taking the United States census of eighteen hundred and sixty. (S. 99)

Mr. Abbott asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the payment of claims to loyal citizens of the States lately in rebellion. (S. 100)

Mr. Abbott 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 Making an appropriation for the improvement near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. (S. 1203)

Mr. Abbott 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 a building to be used for a post office, revenue officers, court room, and judicial offices, in the city of Wilmington, in the State of North ... (S. 330)

Mr. Abbott 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 For the relief John B. Weaver. (S. 1036)

Mr. Abbott 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 For the relief of John Dawson. (S. 1063)

Mr. Abbott 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 relieve certain sureties on official bonds. (S. 960)

Mr. Abbott 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 Providing for the payment of the expenses of the delegation of the Eastern Cherokees. (S. 646)

Mr. Abbott 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Anson B. Saurs. (S. 39)

Mr. Abbott 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the widows, heirs, and legal representatives of Stephen Tipton and John A. Sams. (S. 1288)

Mr. Abbott 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill Providing for the distribution of arms to certain States. (S. 669)

Mr. Abbott 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to remove the charge of desertion from certain soldiers of the Second North Carolina Mounted Infantry,'' approved March ... (S. 520)

Mr. Abbott 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To increase the efficiency of the army. (S. 404)

Mr. Abbott 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To remove the charge of desertion from certain soldiers of the second North Carolina mounted infantry. Whereas it appears from the evidence of certain ... (S. 37)

Mr. Abbott 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To remove the charge of desertion from certain soldiers of the thirteenth Tennessee cavalry. (S. 38)

Mr. Abbott 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 Granting a pension to Oscar Eastmond, late lieutenant colonel First Regiment North Carolina Union Volunteer Infantry. (S. 817)

Mr. Abbott 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 Granting pensions to Eliza Shelton, Nancy Shelton, Cerena Metcalf, Nancy King, Patsey J. Shelton, Sarah Metcalf, Cloa Shelton, and Mary Franklin, and their children ... (S. 40)

Mr. Abbott 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 Making an appropriation for the erection of a building for a custom-house, post office, and United States court-room, in Wilmington, North ... (S. 1209)

Mr. Abbott 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 to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States.'' (S. 661)

Mr. Abbott 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 fourteenth section of the act entitled ''An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States.'' (S. 1178)

Mr. Abbott 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 establish a western judicial district of North Carolina. (S. 1098)

Mr. Abbott 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 Incorporating branches of the contemplated Southern Trans-continental Railway Company, under the name and style of the Western North Carolina Extension ... (S. 1019)

Mr. Abbott, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Isaac H. Allen. (S. 734)

Mr. Abbott, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Lieutenant John Shelton. (S. 733)

Mr. Abbott, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Oliver Powers. (S. 825)

Mr. Abbott, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To fix the status of certain federal soldiers enlisting in the Union army from the States of Alabama and Florida. (S. 476)

Mr. Abbott, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 140,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John E. Griffin. (S. 860)

Mr. Abbott, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 244,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Ethan A. Sawyer. (S. 1044)

Mr. Ames asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of A. Burwell, of Vicksburg, Mississippi. (S. 1359)

Mr. Ames 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 Memphis and New Orleans Levee Railroad Company. (S. 856)

Mr. Ames, from the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To relieve certain persons therein named from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 794)

Mr. Anthony 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 incorporate the United States Freehold Land and Emigration Company, and to confirm certain legislation in Colorado Territory. (S. 644)

Mr. Anthony asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the Washington Homeopathic Medical Society. (S. 226)

Mr. Anthony 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 further regulate the public printing, and to discontinue the publication of books by the general government for popular distribution. (S. 475)

Mr. Anthony 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 provide stationery for Congress and the several departments, and for other purposes. (S. 6)

Mr. Anthony 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 Requiring passenger vessels to be provided with a boat-detaching apparatus. (S. 1010)

Mr. Anthony 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 incorporate the National Bolivian Navigation Company. (S. 558)

Mr. Anthony 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. Chandler with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To incorporate the National Bolivian ... (S. 558)

Mr. Anthony 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 For the better organization of the Medical department of the navy of the United States. (S. 787)

Mr. Anthony 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 continue full pension to Catharine B. Turner, widow of Daniel Turner, who was a captain in the United States Navy. (S. 1260)

Mr. Anthony 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 Postmaster General to contract with certain parties and their successors and assigns for the transport of the mails between the ... (S. 225)

Mr. Anthony 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 adversely, (report No. 89,) and recommitted to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Cragin with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] ... (S. 644)

Mr. Anthony 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 adversely, (report No. 89,) and recommitted to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Cragin, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] ... (S. 644)

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. Reported by Mr. Sumner with amendments, namely: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To incorporate the ... (S. 226)

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 Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To prevent and punish bribery and corrupt practices in the elections of electors of President and Vice-President of the United States and of members of the ... (S. 1325)

Mr. Axtell proposed an amendment to the Senate bill 647; which was referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad and ordered to be printed. Amendment To the bill (S. 647) to incorporate the Texas Pacific Railroad Company, and to aid in the construction of its road, and for other purposes namely: Strike out all from the name of the last ... (S. 647)

Mr. Bayard 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. Reported by Mr. Cameron without amendment, and accompanied by report No. 34. A Bill For the relief of the daughters of General Charles F. Smith, deceased. (S. 102)

Mr. Bayard 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 appropriate money to repair the United States piers at New Castle, Delaware. (S. 961)

Mr. Bayard 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of George Andrews. (S. 437)

Mr. Bayard, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second rending. A Bill To relieve public charities from taxation. (S. 637)

Mr. Blair asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Education, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To grant to the State of Missouri all the public lands within the State remaining undisposed of, for the benefit of the public school fund of said State. (S. 1322)

Mr. Blair 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 Supplemental to an act entitled ''An act making a grant of lands in alternate sections to aid in the construction and extension of the Iron Mountain Railroad ... (S. 1328)

Mr. Boreman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Providing for the application of the proceeds of the sale of the property directed to be made by an act approved December fifteen, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 556)

Mr. Boreman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for a building suitable for a post office, for the accommodation of the revenue officers, and the United States courts and their officers, in the ... (S. 336)

Mr. Boreman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Levi J. Powell, of West Virginia. (S. 1369)

Mr. Boreman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Fannie A. Thompson, legal representative of William Thompson, deceased, formerly a brigadier general in the army of the revolutionary ... (S. 814)

Mr. Boreman 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 time for holding the terms of the circuit court for the district of West Virginia. (S. 813)

Mr. Boreman 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. Trumbull with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Fixing the time for holding the terms of the circuit court for the ... (S. 813)

Mr. Boreman 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. Trumbull, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Giving priority to certain cases ... (S. 339)

Mr. Brownlow asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the widow of John A. Jackson and Samuel Nickleson. (S. 986)

Mr. Brownlow 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Colonel George W. Kirk. (S. 1217)

Mr. Brownlow 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 divide the State of Tennessee into two judicial districts. (S. 1025)

Mr. Brownlow asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Stewart with amendments. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: A Bill To divide the State of Tennessee into two judicial districts. (S. 1025)

Mr. Buckingham 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 Relating to internal taxes. (S. 1134)

Mr. Buckingham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights. (S. 1356)

Mr. Buckingham 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 establish ocean steamship lines for the transportation of the mail between the United States and foreign countries, and for other ... (S. 1283)

Mr. Buckingham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill;, which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplementary to ''An act to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of United States bonds and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof,'' approved June third, eighteen hundred ... (S. 444)

Mr. Buckingham asked, and 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 grant increased facilities to Benicia, a port of delivery, in the State of California. (S. 943)

Mr. Buckingham, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 701) to incorporate the Southern Express Company, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: (S. 701)

Mr. Buckingham, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report (No. 68) accompanied by the following bill, which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To compensate Mrs. Fannie Kelly for important services. (S. 666)

Mr. Buckingham, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 348,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Fanny Kelly. (S. 1315)

Mr. Buckingham, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 361,) accompanied by the following bill which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of J. and C. M. Dailey. (S. 1341)

Mr. Cameron 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 and ordered to be printed. A Bill Relating to building in the city of Washington, District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (S. 753)

Mr. Cameron 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 incorporate the Southern Express Company. (S. 701)

Mr. Cameron 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 Supplementary to an act entitled ''An act to authorize the extension, construction, and use of a lateral branch of the Baltimore and Potomac ... (S. 992)

Mr. Cameron 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 Connecting Railway Company at Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 848)

Mr. Cameron 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. Hamlin, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Supplementary to an act ... (S. 992)

Mr. Carpenter 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 amend section twenty-nine of an act entitled ''An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States.'' (S. 1085)

Mr. Carpenter 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 secure and protect the freedom of transit within the United States. (S. 290)

Mr. Carpenter 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. Carpenter with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets], and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill [To provide a remedy for the loss or destruction of ... (S. 141)

Mr. Carpenter 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 In relation to duties on articles imported by churches and benevolent institutions. (S. 518)

Mr. Carpenter 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 exempt from taxation the Taylor Orphan Asylum, in the State of Wisconsin. (S. 411)

Mr. Carpenter 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 exempt from taxation certain legacies to the Taylor Orphan Asylum, in Wisconsin. (S. 470)

Mr. Carpenter asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Abbott L. Hodge, the son, and Amelia S. Hodge, now Mrs. George Packard, formerly the widow of Nehemiah Hodge, deceased. ... (S. 1167)

Mr. Carpenter asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of D. J. Powers. Whereas D. J. Powers, formerly of Madison, Wisconsin, now of Chicago, Illinois, did, on the tenth day of November, eighteen ... (S. 1195)

Mr. Carpenter asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to amend an act to confirm certain private land claims in the Territory of New Mexico.'' (S. 1120)

Mr. Carpenter 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 Authorizing United States commissioners to use official seals, and providing for the authentication thereof. (S. 832)

Mr. Carpenter 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 Extending the provisions of ''An act relating to habeas corpus, and regulating judicial proceedings in certain cases,'' approved March three, eighteen ... (S. 670)

Mr. Carpenter 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 ''An act to provide for holding the courts of the United States in case of the sickness or other disability of the judges of the district ... (S. 96)

Mr. Carpenter 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 regard to the resignation of judges in certain cases. (S. 317)

Mr. Carpenter 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 rights of members of Congress. (S. 303)

Mr. Carpenter 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 Prescribing the oath to be taken by all grand jurors in the courts of the United States, and by petit jurors in certain cases. (S. 1207)

Mr. Carpenter 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 third section of an act entitled ''An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States,'' approved March two, ... (S. 1162)

Mr. Carpenter 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 establish the western judicial district of Wisconsin. (S. 722)

Mr. Carpenter 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 increase the salaries of the Chief Justice and associate justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. (S. 306)

Mr. Carpenter 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 punish contempts of the courts of the United States in certain cases. (S. 271)

Mr. Carpenter 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 regulate appeals in proceedings in bankruptcy. (S. 1037)

Mr. Carpenter 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. Carpenter with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To increase the salaries of the Chief Justice and associate justices ... (S. 306)

Mr. Carpenter 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. Carpenter with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To regulate appeals in proceedings in bankruptcy. (S. 1037)

Mr. Carpenter 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 Wisconsin to aid in the construction of a railroad from Millwaukee to Lake Superior, via Green Bay, Wisconsin. (S. 1121)

Mr. Carpenter, from the Committee on Patents, reported the following bill accompanied by a report, (Report No. 230;) which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John B. Emerson. (S. 1038)

Mr. Carpenter, from the Committee on Patents, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Confirming and extending a patent right to Levi W. Pond and Eau Claire Lumber Company. (S. 743)

Mr. Carpenter, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend the fourteenth section of ''An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States,'' approved March two, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. (S. 1362)

Mr. Carpenter, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (S. 172) to establish the office of associate judge for the eastern district of Texas, reported it with an amendment. Strike out the whole bill and insert as follows: A Bill To establish the office of associate district judge of the United States, for the eastern ... (S. 172)

Mr. Casserly 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 repeal of all laws for the collection of an income tax, or any tax in that nature. (S. 1080)

Mr. Casserly 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 facilitate the transmission of Asiatic, Australian, and European merchandise into and across the territory of the United States of America, and for other ... (S. 929)

Mr. Casserly 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. Corbett with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To facilitate the [transmission] ... (S. 929)

Mr. Casserly 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 For the relief of Macondray and Company, Dupuy, Foulkes and Company, Thomas S. and F. S. Hathaway, Pioche, Bayerque and Company, Fox and O'Conner, P. Maury, ... (S. 823)

Mr. Casserly 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 enable George D. Roberts, of Alameda County, California, to import certain machinery free of duty. (S. 525)

Mr. Casserly 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 regulate the issue and sale of bonds authorized by the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 991)

Mr. Casserly 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 For the relief of Samuel F. Butterworth. (S. 349)

Mr. Casserly 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. Thurman with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. Accompanied by Report No. ... (S. 349)

Mr. Casserly asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the adjudication of title to lands claimed by Jose Apis and Pablo Apis, in the State of California. (S. 1289)

Mr. Casserly asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Rosario Aguilar, deceased. (S. 1290)

Mr. Casserly asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To settle the title of Yerba Buena or Goat Island, in the bay of San Francisco, California. (S. 1296)

Mr. Casserly 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 an act entitled ''An act to further provide for giving effect to the various grants of public lands to the State of Nevada,'' approved June ... (S. 325)

Mr. Casserly 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 creation of an additional land district in the State of California. (S. 822)

Mr. Casserly 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 Andrew McClory, of California. (S. 797)

Mr. Casserly 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 inhabitants of cities and towns in the Territories of New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. (S. 950)

Mr. Casserly 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 promote the disposition of the public lands in the State of California to actual settlers. (S. 429)

Mr. Casserly 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. Recommitted to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Casserly, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in ... (S. 325)

Mr. Casserly 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. Casserly with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Amendatory of an act entitled ''An ... (S. 325)

Mr. Casserly, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Amendatory of ''an act to protect the rights of actual settlers upon the public lands of the United States,'' approved July twenty-seven, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and for other purposes. (S. 167)

Mr. Casserly, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting the right of way and lands in aid of the construction of a canal for irrigation and other purposes, in the county of El Dorado, and other counties, in the State of California. (S. 1017)

Mr. Cattell 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 Giving the consent of the United States to the erection of a bridge across the Delaware River, between Philadelphia and Camden. (S. 302)

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. Chandler with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To reorganize the marine hospital ... (S. 489)

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 enable the Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw Railroad Company to change the northern terminus of its railroad from Traverse Bay to the Straits of Mackinaw. (S. 1105)

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 To regulate the foreign and coasting trade on the northern, northeastern, and northwestern frontiers of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 613)

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 To repeal the act approved March seventeen, eighteen hundred, entitled ''An act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland and ... (S. 981)

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 Amendatory to ''An act fixing certain rules and regulations for preventing collisions on the water,'' approved April twenty-nine, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (S. 473)

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 For the preservation and protection of beacons, beacon-piers, lighthouse piers of protection, buoys, stakes, dolphins, and their appurtenances, and other aids to ... (S. 1256)

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 In relation to commercial intercourse between the United States and the British North American possessions, and the republic of Mexico. (S. 1114)

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 Making a temporary appropriation for the prosecution of the work upon the improvement of Saint Mary's Falls Canal and Saint Mary's River, Michigan. (S. 1257)

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 Providing for the administration of oaths and affirmations by collectors of customs and surveyors acting as collectors of customs. (S. 1261)

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 Relative to pilotage. (S. 451)

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 To detach the port of Saint Paul from the collection district of Minnesota and to annex it to the collection district of Louisiana, and for other purposes. (S. 206)

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 To encourage the building of ships for foreign trade, and for other purposes. (S. 956)

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 To prohibit all but certain officers boarding or leaving vessels before entry at the custom-house. (S. 800)

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 To promote commerce among the States and to cheapen the transportation of the mails and military and naval stores. (S. 526)

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 To provide for the better security of life on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam, and for other purposes. (S. 1332)

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 To reorganize the marine hospital service, and to provide for the relief of sick and disabled seamen. (S. 489)

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. Chandler with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill In relation to commercial intercourse ... (S. 1114)

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. Chandler, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To encourage the building of ships ... (S. 956)

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 Establishing the right of way of the Portage Lake and River Improvement Company, and providing for and making a grant of land to aid in the completion of said ... (S. 940)

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 enable the Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw Railroad Company to change the northern terminus of its railroad from Traverse Bay to the Straits of Mackinaw. (S. 1258)

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 extend the time for the reversion to the United States of the lands granted by Congress to the State of Michigan to aid in the construction of a railroad ... (S. 574)

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. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Establishing the right of way of ... (S. 940)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill, which was read the first and second times. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to regulate the diplomatic and consular systems of the United States,'' passed August eighteen, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, and for other purposes. (S. 676)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the accounting officers of the treasury to adjust the accounts of Ezra Carter, junior, late collector of customs at Portland, Maine. (S. 420)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To change the boundaries of the collection district of Brazos de Santiago in the State of Texas. (S. 448)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the better security of life on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam, and for other purposes. (S. 716)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 1256) for the preservation and protection of beacons, beacon-piers, lighthouse piers of protection, buoys, stakes, dolphins, and their appurtenances, and other aids to navigation, placed by or at the expense of the United States for the security, direction, and guidance ... (S. 1256)

Mr. Cole 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 abolish coinage charges in the United States Mint and its branches. (S. 289)

Mr. Cole 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 abolish the coinage charge in the mints of the United States. (S. 1078)

Mr. Cole 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 abolish the tax upon incomes. (S. 1076)

Mr. Cole 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 amend an act to reduce taxes, and for other purposes, passed July fourteen, eighteen hundred and seventy. (S. 1077)

Mr. Cole 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 create the southern judicial district of California. (S. 1090)

Mr. Cole 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. Rice with amendments, namely: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To create the southern judicial district ... (S. 1090)

Mr. Cole 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. Carpenter with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To further the administration of justice. (S. 151)

Mr. Cole asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of John A. Sutter. (S. 696)

Mr. Cole 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 abolish tonnage dues on American vessels. (S. 1231)

Mr. Cole 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 authorize the appointment of shipping commissioners by the judges of the several district courts of the United States, to superintend the shipping and discharge of ... (S. 532)

Mr. Cole 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 create ports of delivery at Eureka and Wilmington, in California. (S. 1199)

Mr. Cole 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 establish a port of entry at Vallejo, California. (S. 702)

Mr. Cole 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 better security of the lives of passengers on board of vessels propelled by steam. (S. 46)

Mr. Cole 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. Vickers with amendments, namely: Insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Relating to the exportation of petroleum. (S. 1104)

Mr. Cole asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For encouraging the development of the mineral wealth of the United States, and incorporating the United States Mining School and Metallurgical Company. (S. 1169)

Mr. Cole 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 For the relief of A. A. De Long. (S. 659)

Mr. Cole 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 For the relief of distillers of brandy from grapes. (S. 1168)

Mr. Cole 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 Regulating the manufacture of brandy from grapes, apples, peaches, and other fruits. (S. 988)

Mr. Cole 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting the Presidio reservation to the city of San Francisco for a public park. (S. 370)

Mr. Cole 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 the establishment of ocean mail steamship service between the United States and Australia. (S. 736)

Mr. Cole 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 ''An act to authorize the establishment of ocean mail steamship service between the United States and the Hawaiian Islands,'' and to ... (S. 500)

Mr. Cole 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 encourage, facilitate, and establish international telegraphic communication. (S. 113)

Mr. Cole 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 increase mail steamship service between the United States and China and Japan. (S. 331)

Mr. Cole 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. Cole with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To increase mail steamship ... (S. 331)

Mr. Cole asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To grant the right of way for the Alameda road through certain lands in California. (S. 602)

Mr. Cole asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To restore to certain parties their rights under the laws and treaties of the United States. (S. 542)

Mr. Cole asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Williams with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To restore to certain parties their ... (S. 542)

Mr. Cole 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 pre-emption laws. (S. 397)

Mr. Cole 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 disposal of coal lands and other mineral lands in the public domain. (S. 932)

Mr. Cole 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 land to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Central Pacific railroad in Nevada to the Colorado river. (S. 228)

Mr. Cole 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 canal or canals for for irrigating purposes in the State of California. (S. 125)

Mr. Cole 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 the Oroville and Virginia City railroad. (S. 126)

Mr. Cole 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 Santa Barbara branch of the Southern Pacific railroad of California. (S. 203)

Mr. Cole 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 California to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the town of Vallejo to Humboldt Bay, in the State of ... (S. 902)

Mr. Cole 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 the right of way and alternate sections of land to aid in the construction of a canal for irrigation and navigation in the State of California. (S. 186)

Mr. Cole 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 the right of way and lands to the Sacramento Irrigation and Navigation Company. (S. 873)

Mr. Cole 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 a railroad from Wilmington, in the State of California, to Wickenberg, in the Territory of Arizona. (S. 1128)

Mr. Cole 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 authorize and aid the construction of water-works to conduct the waters of Lake Tahoe and Truckee River through and over the public lands of the United States ... (S. 572)

Mr. Cole 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 to James M. Hutchings and James O. Lamon their pre-emption claims in the Yosemite Valley, in the State of California. Whereas by act of Congress of ... (S. 775)

Mr. Cole 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 create an additional land district in the State of California. (S. 1190)

Mr. Cole 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 lands to the Sierra Iron Company. (S. 439)

Mr. Cole 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. Casserly with amendments, namely: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To aid in the construction of a ... (S. 1128)

Mr. Cole 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 the words printed in italics. A Bill Granting the right of way and lands to ... (S. 873)

Mr. Cole 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. Williams with amendments, and recommitted to the Committee on Public Lands. Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A ... (S. 125)

Mr. Cole 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. Williams with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To grant lands to the Sierra Iron Company. (S. 439)

Mr. Cole 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 with amendments, and recommitted to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Williams, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and ... (S. 125)

Mr. Cole 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 provide for the paving of Pennsylvania avenue. (S. 152)

Mr. Cole 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 divide California into two judicial districts. (S. 440)

Mr. Cole 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 fix the western terminus of the Pacific railroad. Whereas the Western Pacific railroad, the western portion of the chain of railroads connecting the ... (S. 332)

Mr. Conkling 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 Authorizing the First National Bank of Delhi, New York, to change its location. (S. 746)

Mr. Conkling asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting a pension to Mary B. Collins. (S. 1087)

Mr. Conkling 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 authorize the New York, Newfoundland, and London Telegraph Company to land its submarine cable upon the shores of the United States. (S. 12)

Mr. Conkling 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 encourage and promote telegraphic communication between America, Asia, and Europe. (S. 1088)

Mr. Conkling 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 provide for a line of United States mail steamships for the conveyance of mails and emigrant passengers between New York and Europe. (S. 13)

Mr. Conkling asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents. Reported by Mr. Ferry without amendment, and accompanied by Report No. 39 A Bill For the relief of Samuel Pierce. (S. 233)

Mr. Conkling asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Norman Wiard. (S. 528)

Mr. Conkling 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 For the preservation of the harbors of the United States against encroachments. (S. 424)

Mr. Conkling 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 aid in the construction of twenty or more first-class iron steamships, together with ship yards, machine shops, rolling mills, wharves, docks, &c., for the ... (S. 1206)

Mr. Conkling 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 entitled ''An act to regulate the carriage of passengers in steamships and other vessels,'' approved March three, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. ... (S. 1331)

Mr. Conkling 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 facilitate the adjustment of controversies between parties interested in maritime adventures and contracts in the port of New York, and to establish a board of ... (S. 467)

Mr. Conkling 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 additional commercial and postal facilities in the port of New York. (S. 1238)

Mr. Conkling 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. Conkling with amendments, namely: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To provide additional commercial and ... (S. 1238)

Mr. Conkling 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 prohibit secret sales or purchases of gold or bonds on account of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 41)

Mr. Conkling 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 Repealing all laws authorizing the transmission of matter in the mails free of postage. (S. 314)

Mr. Conkling 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 aid in establishing and developing commercial intercourse and provide for carrying the mails between the United States and the countries ... (S. 907)

Mr. Conkling 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 encourage the building of steamships in the United States, and to provide for the transportation of the United States mails to Europe by ... (S. 564)

Mr. Conkling 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 words in [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To [aid in establishing ... (S. 907)

Mr. Conkling 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 wild lands in the Territory of Wyoming to aid in the construction of a railroad from a point on the Union Pacific Railroad, at or near church, Butte ... (S. 609)

Mr. Conkling 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 approved May thirty-one, eighteen hundred and seventy, entitled ''An act to enforce the rights of citizens of the United States to vote in ... (S. 1316)

Mr. Conkling 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 incorporate the International Society of the United States, for the promotion and protection of immigration. (S. 884)

Mr. Conkling 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 prevent and punish election frauds. (S. 721)

Mr. Conkling 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 regulate proceedings for the naturalization of aliens. (S. 160)

Mr. Conkling 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 regulate the taking of testimony in the courts of the United States. (S. 710)

Mr. Conkling asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Granting wild lands in the ... (S. 609)

Mr. Conkling, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of R. P. Parrott. (S. 421)

Mr. Conkling, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 424) for the preservation of the harbors of the United States against encroachment, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert as follows: (S. 424)

Mr. Conkling, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (S. 160) to regulate proceedings for the naturalization of aliens, reported it with an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 160)

Mr. Conkling, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (S. 710) to regulate the taking of testimony in the courts of the United States, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: (S. 710)

Mr. Corbett 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 amend existing laws relating to internal revenue. (S. 296)

Mr. Corbett 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 fund the maturing debt of the United States by a self-funding bond. (S. 320)

Mr. Corbett asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To restore Benicia, in the State of California, as a port of entry. Whereas by act of Congress, passed twenty-eight of September, eighteen hundred and fifty, a ... (S. 853)

Mr. Corbett asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To restore Bernicia, in the State of California, as a port of entry. Whereas by act of Congress, passed twenty-eighth of September, eighteen hundred and fifty, ... (S. 853)

Mr. Corbett 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 For the survey of the Columbia River in the State of Oregon and Washington Territory. (S. 752)

Mr. Corbett 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 Giving the consent of the United States to the erection of a bridge across the Willamette River, in Oregon, from the city of Portland to the east bank of said ... (S. 305)

Mr. Corbett 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 incorporate the Japan Steam Navigation Company. (S. 1054)

Mr. Corbett 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 promote commerce among the States and to cheapen the transportation of the mails, military and naval stores. (S. 591)

Mr. Corbett 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. Corbett with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To incorporate the Japan Steam Navigation ... (S. 1054)

Mr. Corbett 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 national banks secured by United States bonds, and to secure redemption of their circulation in coin. (S. 103)

Mr. Corbett 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 establish a Department of Indian Affairs. (S. 111)

Mr. Corbett 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 establish a Department of Indian Affairs. (S. 326)

Mr. Corbett 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 For the relief of Jeronimus H. Underhill, of New York City. (S. 1285)

Mr. Corbett 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 ''An act granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Central Pacific Railroad, in California, to ... (S. 638)

Mr. Corbett 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 sale of certain lands in the States of California and Oregon, and Washington Territory. (S. 852)

Mr. Corbett 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 Oregon, to aid in constructing a steamboat canal around the falls of the Willamette River. Whereas, by an act of the legislative ... (S. 531)

Mr. Corbett 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 Oregon Branch Pacific railroad. (S. 112)

Mr. Corbett 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 the segregation and survey of the swamp and overflowed lands in the State of Oregon, and to put the State in possession of the same. (S. 1245)

Mr. Corbett 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. Williams with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill Amendatory of ''An act granting lands ... (S. 638)

Mr. Corbett 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. Williams with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To aid in the construction of the ... (S. 112)

Mr. Corbett 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 fix the pay of supreme judges of Idaho Territory. (S. 1184)

Mr. Corbett 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 fix the salaries of the heads of the Executive Departments, and of the justices of the courts of the United States. (S. 1159)

Mr. Corbett 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 For the preservation of the harbors and navigable rivers of the United States against encroachments. (S. 77)

Mr. Corbett, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To create a port of delivery at Vallejo, California. (S. 834)

Mr. Corbett, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To create ports of delivery at Eureka and Wilmington, in California, and provide for appointment of deputy collector of Vallejo, California, and to abolish the office of surveyor of said port. (S. 1327)

Mr. Corbett, from the Committee on Mines and Mining, to whom was referred the bill (S. 1092) to create a fund to be known as ''the mineral land fund,'' and for other purposes, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out the preamble and all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 1092)

Mr. Cragin 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 provide for the execution of the law against the crime of polygamy in the Territory of Utah, and for other purposes. (S. 286)

Mr. Cragin asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill, which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To repeal the second section of the act of the twelfth of February eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, entitled ''An act making appropriations to supply ... (S. 354)

Mr. Cragin asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill, which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Willey, with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of John Tyler. (S. 790)

Mr. Cragin 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 provide for the better administration of justice in the Territories of the United States. (S. 16)

Mr. Cragin 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. Committee discharged and referred to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Cragin with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts ... (S. 286)

Mr. Cragin asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Junius J. Boyle, administrator of John Boyle, deceased. (S. 549)

Mr. Cragin 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 abolish the office of surveyor of customs. (S. 468)

Mr. Cragin 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 allow deputy collectors and assessors of internal revenue, acting as assessors, the pay of collectors and assessors. (S. 116)

Mr. Cragin 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 For the relief of the widows and orphans of the officers, seamen, and marines, of the United States vessel of war Oneida, and for other purposes. (S. 788)

Mr. Cragin 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 the act of June seventeen, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen ... (S. 353)

Mr. Cragin 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. Cragin with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of the widows and orphans of the officers, seamen, and ... (S. 788)

Mr. Cragin asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of John Tyler. (S. 790)

Mr. Cragin asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Rollin White. (S. 1220)

Mr. Cragin 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 relief of Prudence Davis. (S. 1024)

Mr. Cragin 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 to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Wyoming,'' approved July twenty-five, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (S. 1313)

Mr. Cragin 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 Union Life Association of the United States. (S. 1219)

Mr. Cragin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 257,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charles W. Whitney, contractor of the iron-clad monitor Keokuk. (S. 1065)

Mr. Davis 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. Reported by Mr. Davis without amendment. A Bill To settle and adjust all claims of the Choctaw tribe of Indians against the United States. Whereas the United States ... (S. 1058)

Mr. Davis 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 authorize courts to obtain evidence from the departments and officers of the United States government. (S. 925)

Mr. Davis 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 carry out treaty stipulations with the Choctaw Indians. (S. 1307)

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 184,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the benefit of Bryan R. Young. (S. 939)

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 259,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the benefit of Louisa Kearney. (S. 1066)

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 264,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Montgomery. (S. 1056)

Mr. Drake 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: Insert the parts printed in Italics. A Bill To establish the office of Solicitor and Naval Judge Advocate General. (S. 216)

Mr. Drake 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 with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill In relation to [the circuit court of the United States in and ... (S. 723)

Mr. Drake asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, considered, postponed to Monday, December 13, at one o'clock, and ordered to be printed. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. A Bill Further to define and regulate the jurisdiction and powers of the courts of the United States. (S. 274)

Mr. Drake 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 provide a relief fund for employees in the executive departments of the Government. (S. 1109)

Mr. Drake 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. Reported by Mr. Sherman with amendments, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and reported amendments agreed to, and further consideration of the bill postponed to ... (S. 1109)

Mr. Drake 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 establish the office of Solicitor and Naval Judge Advocate General. (S. 216)

Mr. Drake 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 promote the greater efficiency of the navy. (S. 876)

Mr. Drake 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 promote the securing of efficient seamen for the navy of the United States. (S. 653)

Mr. Drake 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 regulate rank in the Navy of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 1101)

Mr. Drake 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 regulate the pensions of the Navy and Marine Corps, and for other purposes. (S. 877)

Mr. Drake 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. Cragin, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To promote the greater efficiency of the ... (S. 876)

Mr. Drake 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. Drake with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To promote the securing of efficient seamen ... (S. 653)

Mr. Drake 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. Drake, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To promote the securing of efficient seamen ... (S. 653)

Mr. Drake 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 Granting a pension to Martha A. Pruett. (S. 611)

Mr. Drake 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 Granting a pension to Nimrod P. Ginger. (S. 612)

Mr. Drake 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 For the relief of William H. Murphy, of Farmington, Missouri. (S. 327)

Mr. Drake 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 the Saint James and Little Rock railroad. (S. 998)

Mr. Drake 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 extend the provisions of law in relation to the selection of swamp lands in the State of Missouri. (S. 695)

Mr. Drake 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 authorize the legislative assemblies of the Territories of the United States to pass general acts of incorporation for educational purposes. (S. 423)

Mr. Drake 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 an Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in the District of Columbia. (S. 785)

Mr. Drake 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 Presbyterian Church of the city of Washington. (S. 603)

Mr. Drake 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 several acts in relation to naturalization. (S. 557)

Mr. Drake 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 confer jurisdiction on the Court of Claims to hear and determine the suit of Carondelet versus the United States. Whereas doubts exist touching the ... (S. 765)

Mr. Drake 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 establish a uniform time for holding elections for electors of President and Vice-President of the United States and representatives in Congress in all the ... (S. 308)

Mr. Drake 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 incorporate the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railway Company. (S. 447)

Mr. Drake 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 regulate the appraisement and inspection of imports in certain cases, and for other purposes. (S. 403)

Mr. Drake asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To create the office of surveyor general of the Territory of Wyoming, to provide for the survey of the public lands therein, and for other purposes. (S. 144)

Mr. Drake asked, and by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, considered, postponed to Monday, December 13, at one o'clock, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Further to define and regulate the jurisdiction and powers of the courts of the United States. (S. 274)

Mr. Drake, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted, a report, (No. 138,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Captain George Henry Preble, of the navy of the United States. (S. 850)

Mr. Edmunds 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 enforce the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution and the laws of the United States in the State of Georgia, and to restore to that State the republican government elected under its new ... (S. 3)

Mr. Edmunds 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 section 4. A Bill To enforce the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution and the laws of the United ... (S. 3)

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 Pensions. Reported by Mr. Edmunds without amendment. A Bill Granting a pension to Anna B. Frei. (S. 176)

Mr. Edmunds 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 amend an act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices, and for other purposes. (S. 2)

Mr. Edmunds asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Ambrose Morrison. (S. 633)

Mr. Edmunds asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To carry into effect the decree of the circuit court of the United States for the southern district of New York in the case of the schooner L. S. Davis and her ... (S. 971)

Mr. Edmunds asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Willey, with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 96. A Bill For the relief ... (S. 633)

Mr. Edmunds asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing the laying of an additional water main from the distributing reservoir of the Washington Aqueduct. (S. 1324)

Mr. Edmunds 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 authorize the restoration of Gilbert Morton to the naval service. (S. 379)

Mr. Edmunds 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 relief of Roxalana W. Sawyer. (S. 1161)

Mr. Edmunds 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 Increasing the pensions of disabled soldiers and sailors, and of the widows and children of deceased soldiers and sailors. (S. 1156)

Mr. Edmunds 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. Reported by Mr. Edmunds with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Increasing the pensions of disabled ... (S. 1156)

Mr. Edmunds 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 to establish a Bureau of Immigration.'' (S. 1286)

Mr. Edmunds 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 Further to preserve the purity of elections and guard against the abuses of the elective franchise by a registration of electors. (S. 1282)

Mr. Edmunds 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 Prescribing the rules of evidence in certain cases. (S. 386)

Mr. Edmunds 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 providing for the taking of the seventh and subsequent censuses of the United States, and to fix the number of the members ... (S. 599)

Mr. Edmunds 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 enforce the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States. (S. 810)

Mr. Edmunds 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 expedite the administration of justice. (S. 1265)

Mr. Edmunds 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 regulate judicial proceedings, and for other purposes. (S. 747)

Mr. Edmunds 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. Trumbull, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To regulate judicial proceedings, and ... (S. 747)

Mr. Edmunds 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 E. Stubbs. (S. 626)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mary F. Prindle. (S. 866)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions submitted a report, (No. 137,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Increasing the pension of John Coonan. (S. 865)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting arrears of pension to Michael McGinniss. (S. 780)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mary K. Smith. (S. 776)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the minor children of Sylvester Dreyer. (S. 546)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Abel S. Chase. (S. 627)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Adam D. Myers. (S. 1240)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Adrian S. Lee. (S. 625)

Mr. Edmunds, 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 Payne. (S. 1292)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Clark Hall (S. 628)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Elizabeth Harding, mother of Jasper H. Harding. (S. 499)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to James Coon. (S. 1310)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Joseph Fiedler. (S. 629)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Julia Whistler. (S. 1308)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Margaretta Becker. (S. 1311)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Mary Hodgson. (S. 778)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to William H. Oliver. (S. 624)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting relief to Martha J. Willey. (S. 1309)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize officers of the executive departments to administer oaths in certain cases. (S. 266)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading; A Bill Granting a pension to Eliza Whiting. (S. 779)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting arrears of pension to Rosina Lenzinger. (S. 777)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 33) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Rachel H. Milliken. (S. 534)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the removal of causes in certain cases from the State courts to the United States courts, and for other purposes. (S. 844)

Mr. Fenton 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 an American line of mail and emigrant passenger steamships between New York and Copenhagen, or other Scandinavian or German ports. (S. 749)

Mr. Fenton 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 For the encouragement of yachting, improvement in naval architecture, cultivation of naval science, and amendatory of the act authorizing the Secretary of the ... (S. 237)

Mr. Fenton 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 Relating to telegraphic communication between the United States and foreign countries. (S. 127)

Mr. Fenton 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 authorize the name of the propeller Thomas McManus to be changed to that of the City of Newburgh. (S. 485)

Mr. Fenton 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 the building of steamships in the United States, and to provide for the transportation of the United States mails to Europe once a week for fifteen ... (S. 1235)

Mr. Fenton 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 incorporate the Tehuantepec Railway and Ship Canal Company. (S. 1039)

Mr. Fenton 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 an American line of mail and emigrant passenger steamships between New York and Copenhagen, or other Scandinavian and German ports. (S. 575)

Mr. Fenton 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. Conkling with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in Italics. A Bill [For the encouragement of yachting, ... (S. 237)

Mr. Fenton 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 Declaratory of an act entitled ''An act to provide increased revenue from imports, to pay interest on the public debt, and for other purposes,'' approved August ... (S. 551)

Mr. Fenton 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 For the benefit of the heirs of Michael Nourse, deceased. (S. 426)

Mr. Fenton 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 Requiring the publication of unclaimed dividends and deposits. (S. 895)

Mr. Fenton 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 prohibit secret sales or purchases of gold or bonds on account of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 179)

Mr. Fenton 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 provide for the redemption of copper and other token coins. (S. 1181)

Mr. Fenton 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 regulate the seizure of books and papers, and the disposition of the proceeds of fines, penalties, and forfeitures incurred under the laws relating to the ... (S. 931)

Mr. Fenton 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. Reported by Mr. Williams with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill [Declaratory of an act entitled ''An act to ... (S. 551)

Mr. Fenton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the Washington Transatlantic Telegraph Company and to facilitate telegraphic communication between America and Europe. (S. 857)

Mr. Fenton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To regulate international correspondence by telegraphic lines between the United States and foreign countries. Whereas it is the exclusive prerogative of ... (S. 654)

Mr. Fenton 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Jane Northridge. (S. 128)

Mr. Fenton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the extension of a patent for improvement in power-looms for the manufacture of carpets. (S. 1351)

Mr. Fenton 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 relief of certain surviving widows of the revolutionary war. (S. 801)

Mr. Fenton 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 Establishing certain post roads. (S. 506)

Mr. Fenton 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 encourage the building of steamships in the United States and to provide for the transportation of the United States mails to Europe by ... (S. 171)

Mr. Fenton 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 provide additional commercial and postal facilities in the port of New York. (S. 507)

Mr. Fenton 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 provide for additional mail service to Brazil out of increased importations of coffee by mail steamers. (S. 1345)

Mr. Fenton 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. McDonald, with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Establishing certain post roads. (S. 506)

Mr. Fenton 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 parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in Italics. A Bill [To encourage the ... (S. 171)

Mr. Fenton 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 further define the nature and extent of the duties and powers of the coroner of the District of Columbia, and prescribing his fees and the manner ... (S. 79)

Mr. Fenton 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. Pratt, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To further define the nature ... (S. 79)

Mr. Fenton 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 relief of shipbuilders and persons furnishing material, and to provide a speedy remedy for the collection of claims against domestic ships and vessels. (S. 681)

Mr. Fenton, 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. 665)

Mr. Ferry 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 prevent the extermination of fur-bearing animals in Alaska. (S. 32)

Mr. Ferry 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 and accompanied by report No. 2. A Bill For the relief of S. and H. Sayles. (S. 47)

Mr. Ferry asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Sarah N. Eagleton, executrix of the last will and testament of J. Joseph Eagleton, deceased. Whereas letters-patent of the United States were granted ... (S. 901)

Mr. Ferry asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Alexander C. Twining. (S. 300)

Mr. Ferry asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to promote the progress of the useful arts, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts heretofore made for that purpose,'' approved ... (S. 418)

Mr. Ferry 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 To incorporate the Washington Market Company. Whereas public reservation number seven, of the city of Washington, District of Columbia, has been ... (S. 45)

Mr. Ferry 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 resume the lands granted to the States of Arkansas and Missouri to aid in the building of a railroad from a point on the Mississippi River opposite the mouth ... (S. 434)

Mr. Ferry 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 Amendatory of the charter of the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of the District of Columbia. (S. 505)

Mr. Ferry 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 repeal of certain laws therein named. (S. 301)

Mr. Ferry 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 enforce the fourteenth article of amendment of the Constitution of the United States. (S. 114)

Mr. Ferry 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 establish the office of associate judge for the eastern district of Texas. Whereas the present district judge of the United States for the eastern district ... (S. 172)

Mr. Ferry asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To remove the political disabilities of certain persons therein named. (S. 407)

Mr. Ferry asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Robertson without amendment. A Bill For the repeal of certain laws therein named. (S. 301)

Mr. Ferry, from the Committee on Patents, submitted a report (No. 45) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Solomon E. Bowles. (S. 559)

Mr. Ferry, from the Committee on Patents, submitted a report (No. 83) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Alexander C. Twining. (S. 704)

Mr. Fessenden asked and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Joint Select Committee on Retrenchment and ordered to be printed. A Bill To reorganize the Department of State, and to reduce the expenses thereof. (S. 257)

Mr. Fessenden asked and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Joint Select Committee on Retrenchment and ordered to be printed. A Bill To reorganize the Treasury Department, and fix the pay of its officers. (S. 258)

Mr. Flanagan 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 parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To encourage the ... (S. 963)

Mr. Flanagan 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 encourage the construction of the International Pacific railroad. Whereas the late constitutional convention of the State of Texas, adopted an ... (S. 963)

Mr. Flanagan 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 incorporate the Red River Valley, Oklahoma and Santa Fe Railroad Company. (S. 1287)

Mr. Flanagan 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 incorporate the Southern Pacific Railway Company, and granting to the same the right of way from the Rio Grande to San Diego, California. Whereas ... (S. 748)

Mr. Flanagan 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 an amendment, namely: Insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To incorporate the Red River Valley, Oklahoma and Santa Fe ... (S. 1287)

Mr. Fowler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill, which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Disabilities, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To remove the legal and political disabilities of A. O. P. Nicholson and W. C. Whilthorne, of Maury County, Tennessee. (S. 1026)

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 Pensions. Reported by Mr. Edmunds, with amendments, viz: Strikeout the words [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Granting pension to Paulina Jones, of Greene County, Tennessee. (S. 161)

Mr. Fowler 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the East Tennessee University. (S. 918)

Mr. Fowler 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 ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Abbott with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 289. A Bill For ... (S. 918)

Mr. Fowler 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 United States Trust, Loan, Guarantee and Indemnity Company of Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 816)

Mr. Fowler 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 preserve the public faith, and protect rights of persons under the laws and treaties of the United States. (S. 1030)

Mr. Fowler, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 200,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Frederick Vincent, administrator of James Le Caze. (S. 966)

Mr. Fowler, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 201,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Fanny A. Thompson, surviving heir and legal representative of William Thompson, deceased, formerly a brigadier general in the army of the revolutionary war. (S. 967)

Mr. Fowler, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 251,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Captain Williams Barker, deceased, Sarah L. Spring and Harriet Spring. (S. 1052)

Mr. Fowler, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 253,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Captain Joshua Chamberlain, deceased. (S. 1055)

Mr. Gilbert asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing the extension of telegraphic communications between the United States, the Spanish and British possessions, Mexico, and Central America. ... (S. 1015)

Mr. Gilbert 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 mail steamship service between the Port of Cedar Keys, Florida, and Havana, Cuba. (S. 821)

Mr. Gilbert, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, to whom was referred the bill (S. 821) authorizing mail steamship service between the port of Cedar Keys, Florida, and Havana, Cuba, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: (S. 821)

Mr. Grimes 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 reorganize the navy of the United States. (S. 24)

Mr. Grimes 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 Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Grimes with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in Italics. A Bill To reorganize the navy of the United ... (S. 24)

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 Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Legalizing the stamping of certain subscription papers executed and issued to the Iowa Northern Central Railroad Company. Whereas in the year eighteen hundred ... (S. 60)

Mr. Hamilton, of Maryland, from the Committee on Patents, submitted a report, (No. 125,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To extend the term of letters-patent issued to Richard M. Hoe. (S. 847)

Mr. Hamilton, of Maryland, from the Committee on Patents, submitted a report, (No. 343,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Frederick P. Dimpfel. (S. 1305)

Mr. Hamilton, of Texas, 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the better protection of the frontiers of Texas. Whereas, the Indian frontier of Texas is exposed to the constant incursions of the ... (S. 840)

Mr. Hamlin 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 Defining the jurisdiction of the police court for the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (S. 1363)

Mr. Hamlin 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 corporate authorities of the city of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, to pave and improve the streets thereof. (S. 755)

Mr. Hamlin 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. Hamlin with amendments, viz: Insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To incorporate the American Union Academy of Literature, Science, ... (S. 694)

Mr. Hamlin 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 For the relief of the owners of the brig Ocean Belle. (S. 466)

Mr. Hamlin 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To aid in the construction of an equestrian statue, in bronze, to the late Secretary of War, General John A. Rawlins. Whereas it is in contemplation to ... (S. 541)

Mr. Hamlin asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Albert Tracy. (S. 909)

Mr. Hamlin 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 Granting a pension to Olive Coombs. (S. 851)

Mr. Hamlin 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 secure cheap transportation of breadstuffs and provisions from the west to the seaboard, at uniform rates throughout the year. (S. 1227)

Mr. Hamlin 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 Defining the jurisdiction of the police court for the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (S. 1151)

Mr. Hamlin 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 For straightening the Washington Canal, and opening James Creek Branch. (S. 1358)

Mr. Hamlin 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 For the relief of Zenas C. Robbins, late register of wills for the county of Washington and District of Columbia. (S. 480)

Mr. Hamlin 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. 214)

Mr. Hamlin 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 Prescribing the quality and price of illuminating gas, and for the inspection of gas meters in the city of Washington. (S. 964)

Mr. Hamlin 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 exempting from taxes certain property in the District of Columbia, and to amend the act for the creation of ... (S. 1194)

Mr. Hamlin 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 fixing the compensation for the bailiffs and criers of the courts of the District of Columbia,'' approved February ... (S. 781)

Mr. Hamlin 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 establish a police court in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (S. 730)

Mr. Hamlin 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 establish a probate court in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (S. 207)

Mr. Hamlin 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 establish a probate court in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (S. 322)

Mr. Hamlin 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 fix the price of gas furnished by the Washington Gas Light Company, and for other purposes. (S. 933)

Mr. Hamlin 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 American Union Academy of Literature, Science, and Art. (S. 694)

Mr. Hamlin 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 Association for the Improvement of the Condition of the Poor of the District of Columbia. (S. 460)

Mr. Hamlin 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 Mail Steamboat Company. (S. 430)

Mr. Hamlin 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 make legal a certain act of the councils of the city of Washington. (S. 927)

Mr. Hamlin 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 provide a government for the District of Columbia. (S. 594)

Mr. Hamlin 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 provide for the appointment of a stenographer to the supreme court of the District of Columbia. (S. 481)

Mr. Hamlin 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 the fees of the register of wills for the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (S. 891)

Mr. Hamlin 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 renew and continue in force the charter of the Potomac Insurance Company, of Georgetown, District of Columbia. (S. 383)

Mr. Hamlin 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. Hamlin, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To provide a government ... (S. 594)

Mr. Hamlin 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. Hamlin, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the appointment ... (S. 481)

Mr. Hamlin 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 bankrupt act so as to exempt from its provisions certain interests in life insurance policies. (S. 581)

Mr. Hamlin 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 Granting appeals from, and authorizing the issue of writs of error to, the supreme court of the District of Columbia in certain cases therein mentioned. (S. 689)

Mr. Hamlin 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 Supplementary to the act entitled ''An act to reorganize the courts of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes,'' approved March three, eighteen ... (S. 522)

Mr. Hamlin 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 to define more clearly the jurisdiction and powers of the supreme court of the District of Columbia, and for other ... (S. 615)

Mr. Hamlin 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. Trumbull, with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill Granting appeals from, and ... (S. 689)

Mr. Hamlin asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To settle the claims of Foundry Methodist Episcopal Church, and for other purposes. (S. 928)

Mr. Hamlin asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Hamlin, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To regulate the fees of ... (S. 891)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, submitted a report (No. 25) 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. 487)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing the establishment of water meters for the Potomac water, the laying of an additional water main from the distributing reservoir of the Washington Aqueduct, and for other purposes. (S. 1018)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For incorporating a hospital for foundlings in the city of Washington. (S. 589)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the temporary relief of the poor and destitute people in the District of Columbia. (S. 435)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill (S. 571) concerning notaries public for the District of Columbia, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (S. 571)

Mr. Harlan 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 increase the internal revenue derived from lotteries, and for other purposes. (S. 1360)

Mr. Harlan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for additional representation in the forty-second Congress. (S. 1016)

Mr. Harlan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting land to the Iowa and Missouri State Line Railroad Company. (S. 10)

Mr. Harlan 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 treaties with Indian tribes. (S. 30)

Mr. Harlan 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 authorize the election of a delegate in Congress from Indian Territory. (S. 1082)

Mr. Harlan 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 District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Hamlin, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in. [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To amend and consolidate the ... (S. 31)

Mr. Harlan 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 For the improvement of water communication between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan, by the Wisconsin and Fox rivers. (S. 815)

Mr. Harlan 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. Chandler with amendments, namely: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill In relation to [railroad bridges] the ... (S. 1301)

Mr. Harlan 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 For the relief of the Drew Theological Seminary of Madison, New Jersey. (S. 830)

Mr. Harlan 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 that officers of the army, detailed to act as superintendents and agents in the Indian Department, shall give bonds as disbursing officers. (S. 315)

Mr. Harlan 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 sale of the diminished reserve and trust lands of the Kansas or Kaw tribe of Indians in the State of Kansas, and for the settlement of said ... (S. 577)

Mr. Harlan 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 sale of the Great and Little Osage Indian reservation in the State of Kansas, and for the settlement of said Indians in the Indian ... (S. 529)

Mr. Harlan 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 ratify and carry into effect the constitution and form of government for the Indian Territory adopted December twenty, anno Domini eighteen hundred and ... (S. 1237)

Mr. Harlan 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. Reported by Mr. Harlan with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the sale of the ... (S. 577)

Mr. Harlan 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. Reported by Mr. Harlan with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the sale of the Great ... (S. 529)

Mr. Harlan 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. Reported by Mr. Harlan with an amendment, viz: Insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To ratify and carry into effect the constitution and form of government ... (S. 1237)

Mr. Harlan 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to settle and pay the accounts of Colonel James F. Jaques. (S. 886)

Mr. Harlan 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of soldiers who were over the age of forty-five years when enlisted, and of the legal representatives of such as died in the service. (S. 536)

Mr. Harlan 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of William F. Scott, late adjutant Fourth Iowa Cavalry Volunteers. (S. 527)

Mr. Harlan 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the construction and use of a horse railway upon and over the island of Rock Island, State of Illinois, and the bridges erected and being ... (S. 1276)

Mr. Harlan 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of War to negotiate for the construction of a telegraph line to the military posts upon the Missouri River. (S. 1189)

Mr. Harlan 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 ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Abbott with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. Accompanied by Report No. 54. A Bill For ... (S. 527)

Mr. Harlan 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 ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wilson with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of War ... (S. 1189)

Mr. Harlan 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 Granting a pension to J. R. Callahan, of Chariton, Iowa. (S. 453)

Mr. Harlan 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 provide for the payment of pensions quarterly. (S. 316)

Mr. Harlan 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 Confirming the title to certain lands. (S. 1202)

Mr. Harlan 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 the Burlington and Southwestern railway. (S. 587)

Mr. Harlan 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 authorize the President of the United States to ascertain the value of certain lands in the State of Iowa north of the Raccoon Fork of the Des Moines River, ... (S. 1338)

Mr. Harlan 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 honorably discharged soldiers and sailors, their widows and orphan children, to acquire homesteads on the public lands of the United States. (S. 1165)

Mr. Harlan 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 lands for a railroad and telegraph line from Walla Walla, through the Yakahama Valley, across the Cascade ... (S. 1263)

Mr. Harlan 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 prohibit the sale of the public lands of the United States except to actual settlers. (S. 363)

Mr. Harlan 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 settlement and payment of the expenses incurred by the territorial authorities of Montana in the suppression of Indian hostilities therein ... (S. 345)

Mr. Harlan 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 Relating to acknowledgments of deeds or other instruments of writing in the District of Columbia. (S. 234)

Mr. Harlan 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 paving and sewerage of M street, Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 399)

Mr. Harlan 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 a free university in the District of Columbia. Whereas in order to provide to the fullest extent a liberal and practical education of ... (S. 1143)

Mr. Harlan 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 provide for the erection of a market-house in the city of Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 163)

Mr. Harlan 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 exemplifications of public records. (S. 235)

Mr. Harlan 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 Relating to the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad Company. (S. 469)

Mr. Harlan 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 word in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Relating to the Central Branch ... (S. 469)

Mr. Harlan 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. Recommitted to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and reported by Mr. Howard with amendments, viz: Strike out the ... (S. 469)

Mr. Harlan, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for carrying into effect provisions of a treaty concluded between the United States and the Cherokee nation of Indians July nineteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. Whereas in the sixteenth article of a ... (S. 631)

Mr. Harlan, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Reported by Mr. Harlan with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To provide for carrying into effect provisions of a treaty concluded between the United States ... (S. 631)

Mr. Harlan, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. 640) to promote the civilization of Indians, and to prepare them for the rights and duties of citizenship, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 640)

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. A Bill For the relief of the inhabitants of the cities of Black Hawk and Central City, in the Territory of Colorado. (S. 879)

Mr. Harris 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 improve the navigation of the Mississippi River at its mouth. (S. 938)

Mr. Harris 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 repeal an act entitled ''An act to regulate the distribution of the proceeds of fines, penalties, and forfeitures incurred under the laws relating to customs, ... (S. 307)

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 To grant the right of way through the public lands to the Arkansas and Delta railroad, and to aid in the construction of the same. (S. 977)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Declaring the construction of ''An act to incorporate the National Theological Institute,'' approved May tenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and ... (S. 414)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the paving of Pennsylvania avenue. (S. 90)

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 better organization of the district courts of the United States within the State of Louisiana. (S. 819)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To remove political disabilities from certain persons. (S. 335)

Mr. Howard asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill More effectually to insure the faithful completion of the Union Pacific railroad and its branches according to law. (S. 4)

Mr. Howard 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 establish an ordnance commission and to consolidate the Ordnance Department with the artillery. (S. 5)

Mr. Howard asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Joshua Hill. (S. 1028)

Mr. Howard 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 Establishing the right of way of the Portage Lake and River Improvement Company, and providing for and making a grant of land to aid in the construction of said ... (S. 213)

Mr. Howard 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 Regulating descents in the Territory of Utah. (S. 362)

Mr. Howard 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 disapprove of certain acts of the legislative assembly of Idaho Territory, and for other purposes. (S. 811)

Mr. Howard 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 divide the State of Texas and to establish the Territories of Jefferson and Matagorda. (S. 593)

Mr. Howard 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 establish a territorial government for the Territory of Alaska. (S. 576)

Mr. Howard 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 repeal certain acts passed by the territorial legislature of Wyoming. (S. 616)

Mr. Howard 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. Howard with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To establish a territorial government for ... (S. 576)

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 To amend an act regulating the time of holding the courts of the United States for the district of Kentucky, approved May fifteen, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 384)

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 To prevent the collection of taxes on property exempt from taxation. (S. 385)

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 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, ... (S. 401)

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 To authorize and aid the Kansas Pacific Railway Company to extend and construct its railroad and telegraph line to El Paso, in New Mexico. (S. 458)

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 To grant lands to the Northern Michigan Railroad Company, in extension of the Northern Pacific railroad. (S. 137)

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. Reported by Mr. Drake, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To authorize and aid the Kansas ... (S. 458)

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. Reported by Mr. Howard with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An ... (S. 401)

Mr. Howard, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to establish and to protect national cemeteries.'' (S. 474)

Mr. Howard, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report (No. 78) accompanied by the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Doctor John B. Read. (S. 691)

Mr. Howard, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 339,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Miss Anna Ella Carroll. (S. 1293)

Mr. Howard, from the Committee on Territories, submitted a report, (No. 31,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the settlement and payment of the expenses incurred by the territorial authorities of Montana, for troops during the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. (S. 519)

Mr. Howard, from the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, to whom was referred the bill (S. 40) 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 the Pacific coast, by the southern route,'' approved July twenty-seven, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, ... (S. 401)

Mr. Howard, from the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, to whom was referred the bill (S. 647) to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Marshall, Texas, to San Diego, California, with branches and connections, reported it with an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 647)

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, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Confirming the title of Louis Grignon to a certain tract of land at Green Bay, Wisconsin. (S. 803)

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. Williams with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands to the State of Wisconsin to aid in the ... (S. 72)

Mr. Howe asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of John Wilson. (S. 920)

Mr. Howe asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of the late Thomas Lawson, deceased. (S. 452)

Mr. Howe 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. Buckingham, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill For the improvement of water ... (S. 947)

Mr. Howe 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 For the improvement of water communication between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan, by the Wisconsin and Fox rivers. (S. 947)

Mr. Howe 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 Granting lands to the State of Wisconsin to aid in the construction of a breakwater and harbor and ship canal at the head of Sturgeon Bay, in the county of Door, in ... (S. 620)

Mr. Howe 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. Pomeroy with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands to the State of Wisconsin to aid in the construction of a ... (S. 620)

Mr. Howe 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 For the relief of the Oneida Indians residing in the State of Wisconsin. (S. 894)

Mr. Howe 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 Granting the right of way to the Green Bay and Lake Pepin Railway Company for its road across the Oneida reservation, in the State of Wisconsin. (S. 913)

Mr. Howe 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 authorize the sale of certain lands reserved for the use of the Menomonee tribe of Indians, in the State of Wisconsin. (S. 849)

Mr. Howe 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 authorize the sale of the pine timber on certain lands reserved for the use of the Menomonee tribe of Indians in the State of Wisconsin. (S. 882)

Mr. Howe 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. Reported by Mr. Buckingham, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Granting the right of way to the ... (S. 913)

Mr. Howe 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. Reported by Mr. Hamilton, of Texas, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the sale of ... (S. 849)

Mr. Howe 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. Reported by Mr. Pool with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of the Stockbridge and Munsee ... (S. 610)

Mr. Howe 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 encourage the laying of ocean telegraph cables, and to secure the same for the use of the United States. (S. 1349)

Mr. Howe 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 Wisconsin to aid in the construction of a breakwater and harbor and ship canal at the head of Sturgeon bay, in the county of Door, ... (S. 65)

Mr. Howe 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 Legalizing certain locations of agricultural college scrip therein designated. (S. 93)

Mr. Howe 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 extend the time for completing a railroad between Madison and Portage City, and giving construction to the acts of Congress granting lands to the State of ... (S. 663)

Mr. Howe 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 to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States,'' approved March two, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 1170)

Mr. Howe 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 For the relief of the Stockbridge and Munsee tribe of Indians, in the State of Wisconsin. (S. 610)

Mr. Howe, from the Committee on Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the settlement of claims for Quartermaster and commissary stores furnished to or taken by the United States within the States in rebellion during the late war. (S. 249)

Mr. Howe, from the Committee on Claims, 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 Doctor J. Milton Best. (S. 667)

Mr. Howe, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 115,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Henry Newell. (S. 828)

Mr. Howe, from the Committee on the Library, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To adjust and fix the compensation of the assistants employed in the Library of Congress. (S. 1241)

Mr. Howell 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 Granting a pension to John O. Abercrombie. (S. 759)

Mr. Howell 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 regulate the pensions of disabled officers and enlisted men. (S. 899)

Mr. Howell 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 Lucas, Dickinson, and other counties in the State of Iowa. (S. 760)

Mr. Howell 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 a grant of land to aid in the construction of a railroad in the Territory of Dakota. (S. 566)

Mr. Howell 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 a grant of lands to the State of Iowa, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of a railroad in said State,'' ... (S. 477)

Mr. Howell 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 the parts printed in italics. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act for ... (S. 477)

Mr. Howell 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 Judiciary act of seventeen hundred and eighty-nine. (S. 1002)

Mr. Howell, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Harriett Dewitt Mitchell. (S. 845)

Mr. Howell, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Rebecca Shoemaker. (S. 846)

Mr. Howell, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 354,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Charles 0. F. Clark. (S. 1326)

Mr. Jewett 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 organize the Territory of Oklahoma and consolidate certain Indian tribes under territorial government. (S. 1186)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate Spear's Air-motor National Company. (S. 697)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Hamlin with amendments, viz: Strike out the word in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To incorporate Spear's ... (S. 697)

Mr. Johnston 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 create a port of delivery at Potomac, Virginia. (S. 1200)

Mr. Johnston 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. Vickers with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To create a port of delivery at Potomac, ... (S. 1200)

Mr. Johnston 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 land in aid of the construction of the Atlantic and Great Western Canal. Whereas the opening of a direct, unobstructed, and cheap water communication ... (S. 1254)

Mr. Johnston 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 divide the State of Virginia into two judicial districts. (S. 698)

Mr. Johnston from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 368,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of William Humphrey, a soldier of the Revolution. (S. 1348)

Mr. Johnston, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 304,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Ann Green and Maria Bohrer, heirs-at-law of Lieutenant Colonel Uriah Forrest. (S. 1239)

Mr. Kellogg asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill, which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing the establishment of ocean mail steamship service between the United States, Mexico, and Central America. (S. 288)

Mr. Kellogg 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 constitute the town of Shreveport, in the State of Louisiana, a port of delivery. (S. 1079)

Mr. Kellogg 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 establish and declare the railroad and bridges of the New Orleans, Mobile, and Chattanooga Railroad Company, as hereafter constructed, westward from the city of New Orleans, a post road, and for other ... (S. 22)

Mr. Kellogg 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 remove political disabilities from certain persons. (S. 287)

Mr. Kellogg asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Ramsey with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in Italics. A Bill To establish and declare the railroad and bridges of the New Orleans, Mobile, and ... (S. 22)

Mr. Kellogg 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, and ordered to be printed. A Bill In aid of the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Vicksburg Railroad. (S. 804)

Mr. Kellogg 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. Thurman with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act for the relief of ... (S. 164)

Mr. Kellogg asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of William S. Mitchell, of Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 1247)

Mr. Kellogg 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 Constituting the Mississippi Valley Levee Company a national corporation. (S. 310)

Mr. Kellogg 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 Authorizing mail steamship service in the Gulf of Mexico, between the port of New Orleans, Louisiana, and certain ports of the republic of Mexico. (S. 683)

Mr. Kellogg 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 Authorizing the construction of a canal at or near Pass a Loutre, at the entrance to the Mississippi River, without expense to the government, and for other ... (S. 409)

Mr. Kellogg 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 Confirming a charter granted by the legislature of the State of Louisiana for the purpose of connecting the Mississippi river with Lake Borgne by means of a canal, ... (S. 122)

Mr. Kellogg 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 Donating the marine hospital at New Orleans, Louisiana, to the State of Louisiana for hospital purposes. (S. 739)

Mr. Kellogg 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 Making an appropriation for removing the obstructions from the Bayou Teche, in the State of Louisiana. (S. 328)

Mr. Kellogg 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 confirm the charter of the New Orleans and Ship Island Canal Company, and to grant a right of way to the said company. (S. 219)

Mr. Kellogg 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 guarantee the payment of certain bonds to be issued under the authority of the governments of the States of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi for the purpose ... (S. 121)

Mr. Kellogg 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 incorporate The Southern Express Company. (S. 120)

Mr. Kellogg 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 disposition of the proceeds of fines, penalties, and forfeitures. (S. 600)

Mr. Kellogg 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. Making an appropriation for repairing and finishing the customhouse at New Orleans. (S. 329)

Mr. Kellogg 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 secure the construction of a system of efficient levees for the protection of the alluvial lands of the Mississippi Valley. (S. 935)

Mr. Kellogg 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 authorize the establishing of a navy yard at New Orleans. (S. 323)

Mr. Kellogg asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To confirm certain entries of public land in Louisiana. (S. 976)

Mr. Kellogg asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To relinquish the title of the United States to certain land occupied by the city of Baton Rouge, in Louisiana. (S. 1208)

Mr. Kellogg 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 the right of way to the Pacific Central Transit railway and telegraph from the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, to some point on the Rio Grande river, ... (S. 123)

Mr. Kellogg 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 the New Orleans, Mobile and Chattanooga Railroad Company the right of way through the public lands of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 304)

Mr. Kellogg 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 In aid of the freedmen, and for the purpose of subdividing the public domain in certain States into forty-acre tracts for homestead purposes for the colored ... (S. 643)

Mr. Kellogg 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 a grant of lands to the North Louisiana and Texas Railroad Company, to aid in the construction of a railroad from the Texas line, west of Greenwood, via ... (S. 389)

Mr. Kellogg 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 a grant of lands to the North Louisiana and Texas Railroad Company, to aid in the construction of a railroad from Vicksburg, Mississippi, on the ... (S. 924)

Mr. Kellogg 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 a railroad and telegraph line from Vermillionville, in the State of Louisiana, to Marshall, in the State of Texas, there to ... (S. 1122)

Mr. Kellogg 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 construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Marshall, Texas, to San Diego, California, with branches and connections. (S. 388)

Mr. Kellogg 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 declare forfeited to the United States certain lands granted to aid in the construction of railroads in the States of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and ... (S. 324)

Mr. Kellogg 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 relinquish the title of the United States to certain land occupied by the city of Baton Rouge, in Louisiana. (S. 1153)

Mr. Kellogg 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 secure a uniform and permanent system of levees for the reclamation and protection of the alluvial lands of the Mississippi Valley from overflow. (S. 769)

Mr. Kellogg 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 office of attorney of the United. States for the district of Louisiana. (S. 1139)

Mr. Kellogg 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 to amend the naturalization laws and to punish crimes against the same, and for other purposes,'' approved July fourteen, ... (S. 1106)

Mr. Kellogg 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 prescribe the manner of holding elections for President, Vice-President, and Representatives in Congress, and for other purposes. (S. 1232)

Mr. Kellogg 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 prescribe the time for holding the election for electors of President and Vice-President in the State of Louisiana. (S. 1233)

Mr. Kellogg 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. Stewart with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill [To prescribe the time for holding ... (S. 1233)

Mr. Kellogg 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 railroad and telegraph line from Marshall, Texas, to San Diego, California, with branches and connections. (S. 647)

Mr. Kellogg 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 Pacific Central Transit railway and telegraph from the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, to some point on the Rio ... (S. 188)

Mr. Kellogg 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 railroad and telegraphic lines on or near the thirty-second parallel of latitude to the Pacific ocean. (S. 165)

Mr. Kellogg, from the Committee on Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of W. W. Elliott. (S. 1201)

Mr. Kellogg, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 186,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Susan A. Shelby. (S. 942)

Mr. Kellogg, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 235,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mary C. Lane. (S. 1022)

Mr. Kellogg, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To define the limits of the collection district of Teche, in the State of Louisiana, and for other purposes. (S. 83)

Mr. Kelsey submitted the following amendments, ordered to be printed, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to regulate the diplomatic and consular systems of the United States,'' passed August eighteen, eighteen hundred ... (S. 676)

Mr. Lewis asked and, by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the trustees of the Theological Seminary and High School of Virginia. (S. 672)

Mr. Lewis 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. Lewis with an amendment, viz: Insert the part in italics. A Bill To authorize the authorities of the city of Washington, District of ... (S. 597)

Mr. Lewis asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times. A Bill To relieve Daniel Trigg, of Washington county, Virginia, and others from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States. (S. 1045)

Mr. Lewis asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to pay William Martin, of Virginia. (S. 740)

Mr. Lewis 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 lands to the Shenandoah Valley Railroad Company to aid in the construction of said road. (S. 1210)

Mr. Lewis 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 authorities of the city of Washington, District of Columbia, to indorse the bonds of the Southern Maryland Railroad Company. (S. 597)

Mr. Lewis 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 Mining and Manufacturing Company of Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 1132)

Mr. Lewis 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 certain provisions of an act entitled ''An act to incorporate a company for making certain turnpike roads in the District of Columbia,'' ... (S. 993)

Mr. McCreery 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 relieve certain persons therein named from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 1041)

Mr. McCreery 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 relief of James H. Bunce. (S. 537)

Mr. McCreery, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Anna M. Howard. (S. 799)

Mr. McCreery, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Joseph Shelton. (S. 798)

Mr. McDonald 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. Warner, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands and the right of way in Missouri and Arkansas to ... (S. 483)

Mr. McDonald asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Edward Fitz Gerald, Roman Catholic bishop of Little Rock, Arkansas. (S. 767)

Mr. McDonald 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 incorporate the Shreveport and Upper Red River Navigation Company. (S. 1291)

Mr. McDonald 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 levees to secure the lowlands of Arkansas and Missouri from inundation, and to encourage the settlement and cultivation thereof. Whereas the Memphis ... (S. 101)

Mr. McDonald asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To allow the school trustees in the State of Arkansas, to enter land for school purposes, under the homestead law. (S. 863)

Mr. McDonald 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 settlement of the boundary line between the State of Arkansas and the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations. Whereas in the year eighteen hundred ... (S. 619)

Mr. McDonald 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of W. S. McCullough. (S. 457)

Mr. McDonald 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 benefit of William M. Brooker, infant son of the late Lieutenant William H. Brooker. Whereas by virtue of the act of Congress of July twenty-seventh, ... (S. 427)

Mr. McDonald 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 For the relief of Thomas P. Edwards. (S. 568)

Mr. McDonald 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 junction of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, in the State of Missouri, to ... (S. 178)

Mr. McDonald 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 Ralston City and Gila River Railroad Company, of New Mexico. (S. 955)

Mr. McDonald 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 maintaining the Arkansas Institute of the Blind and the Arkansas Deaf Mute Institute. (S. 1069)

Mr. McDonald 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 annul a portion of a certain statute of the Territory of New Mexico. (S. 782)

Mr. McDonald 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 Authorizing two terms of the United States district court to be held at Camden, Arkansas. (S. 1138)

Mr. McDonald 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 to restrict the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims and to provide for the payment of certain demands for quartermaster's ... (S. 1259)

Mr. McDonald 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 compensation of grand and petit jurors in federal courts for the eastern and western districts of Arkansas. (S. 456)

Mr. McDonald 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 compensation of the clerk, district attorney, commissioner, and marshal of the western district of Arkansas, and for criers and bailiffs ... (S. 605)

Mr. McDonald 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 settlement of accounts between southern railroad corporations and the United States government, and collection of balances due from said ... (S. 862)

Mr. McDonald 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. Carpenter, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill [To provide for the ... (S. 456)

Mr. McDonald 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 For the relief of A. M. Adams. (S. 982)

Mr. McDonald asked, 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 aid Mediterranean and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, of New York, to establish an American line of iron steamships for opening direct trade ... (S. 1118)

Mr. McDonald, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, to whom was recommitted the bill (S. 338) to encourage the establishment of a line of steamships under the flag of the Union, for the conveyance of the mails of the United States to European ports and ports of India and China, by way of the Suez canal, and for promoting emigration ... (S. 338)

Mr. McDonald, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, to whom was referred the bill (S. 1118) to aid the Mediterranean and Oriental Steam Navigation Company of New York to establish an American line of iron steamships for opening direct trade between the United States and Southern Europe, for carrying the mails of the United States, and ... (S. 1118)

Mr. McDonald, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, to whom was referred the bill (S. 338) to encourage the establishment of a line of steamships under the flag of the Union, for the conveyance of the mails of the United States to European ports and ports of India and China, by way of the Suez canal, and for promoting emigration from ... (S. 338)

Mr. McDonalds 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 maintenance of the Arkansas Institute for the Blind. (S. 898)

Mr. Morrill, of Maine, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill In relation to estimates of appropriations, and appropriation accounts. (S. 565)

Mr. Morrill, of Maine, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill In relation to unexpended appropriations. (S. 570)

Mr. Morrill, of Maine, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Mary A. Coolidge. (S. 346)

Mr. Morrill, of Maine, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Howe with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. Accompanied by Report No. 62. A Bill For the ... (S. 346)

Mr. Morrill, of Maine, 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 Union Savings Bank of the District of Columbia. (S. 550)

Mr. Morrill, of Maine, 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. Hamlin with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To incorporate ... (S. 550)

Mr. Morrill, of Maine, 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 reporters for the circuit court of the United States. (S. 337)

Mr. Morrill, of Maine, asked, and unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Pitcher and Hayford, and Otis and Ferguson, of Maine. (S. 555)

Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, 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 In relation to fraudulent trade-marks upon foreign watches. (S. 829)

Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, 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. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill In relation to ... (S. 829)

Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Kenneth Mackensie. (S. 535)

Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, 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 a zoological society in the city of Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 754)

Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Remitting tax erroneously assessed upon one hundred and fifty gallons of whiskey belonging to J. P. F. Camp, of Spartanburg, South Carolina. (S. 513)

Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, from the Committee on Finance, submitted, a report, (No. 139,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Reuben Grindle. (S. 868)

Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for a building for the use of the post office, custom-house, United States circuit and district courts, and internal revenue offices at Albany, New York. (S. 708)

Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for a building for the use of the post office, customhouse, United States circuit and district courts, and internal revenue offices at Hartford, Connecticut. (S. 985)

Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for a building suited to the use of the custom-house, post office, United States courts, and the land and revenue offices of the United States, in the city of Omaha, Nebraska. (S. 1043)

Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for a building suited to the use of the post office and United States courts in the city of Raleigh, North Carolina. (S. 954)

Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second times, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. A Bill To provide for a building suited to the use of the post office, United States courts, and the land and ... (S. 1049)

Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To enlarge the public grounds surrounding the Capitol. (S. 530)

Mr. Morton 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 admit the State of Texas to representation in the Congress of the United States. Whereas the people of Texas have framed and adopted a constitution of State ... (S. 634)

Mr. Morton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Making it a misdemeanor to fit out or equip ships of war, or to sell or furnish arms or munitions of war with intent that they shall be employed in the service of any foreign prince or state, to commit ... (S. 368)

Mr. Morton 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 perfect the reconstruction of the State of Georgia. (S. 281)

Mr. Morton 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 Foreign Relations. Reported by Mr. Morton with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Making it a misdemeanor to fit out or ... (S. 368)

Mr. Morton 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. Carpenter with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To perfect the reconstruction of the ... (S. 281)

Mr. Morton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Committee discharged and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported by Mr Abbott without amendment and accompanied by Report No. 327. A Bill For the relief of David Braden. (S. 230)

Mr. Morton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Robert Spaugh. (S. 1211)

Mr. Morton 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 punish the collection of illegal taxes on passengers. (S. 80)

Mr. Morton 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. Chandler with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To punish the collection of illegal taxes ... (S. 80)

Mr. Morton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To establish the diplomatic mission at Berlin upon the same grade and emolument with those at Paris and London. (S. 1333)

Mr. Morton 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To refund to the States the interest and discount on money borrowed to equip, pay, supply, and transport troops for the service of the United States in the ... (S. 48)

Mr. Morton 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To refund to the States the interest and discount on money borrowed to equip, pay, supply, and transport troops for the service of the United States in the ... (S. 508)

Mr. Morton 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To repeal so much of the statute as prohibits the State of Georgia from organizing a militia. (S. 360)

Mr. Morton 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 increase the pension of Maria Antoinette Rousseau, widow of the late General Lovell H. Rousseau. (S. 682)

Mr. Morton 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 In relation to bridges across the Ohio river. (S. 256)

Mr. Morton 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: Insert the parts printed in Italics. A Bill In relation to bridges across the Ohio river. (S. 256)

Mr. Morton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judicial, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide that all elections for electors for President and Vice-President and members of Congress shall be by ballot. (S. 1099)

Mr. Morton 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 enforce the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States. (S. 744)

Mr. Morton 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 admit the State of Mississippi to representation in the Congress of the United States. Whereas the people of Mississippi have framed and adopted a ... (S. 464)

Mr. Morton 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 enforce the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States. (S. 538)

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 Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and a branch road in the Territory of Dakota, and a certain railroad in the State of Minnesota. (S. 917)

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 To provide for the construction of a wagon road for military and postal purposes through the Territories of Dakota, Montana, Idaho, and Washington. (S. 157)

Mr. Nye asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Jordan and McPike. (S. 59)

Mr. Nye asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To pay Samuel Adams for services rendered in exploring the Colorado River and its tributaries. (S. 412)

Mr. Nye 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To relinquish the interest of the United States in certain lands to the city and county of San Francisco, in the State of California. (S. 533)

Mr. Nye 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 In relation to the enlistment of boys as ordinary seamen in the Navy. (S. 1152)

Mr. Nye 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 regulate rank in the navy of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 1046)

Mr. Nye 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 provide for the construction of a military and postal road from Galveston, in the State of Texas, to Fort Gibson, in the Indian ... (S. 158)

Mr. Nye asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the district court of the United States for the district of California to hear and determine upon its merits the claim of Luis Mesa to a ... (S. 718)

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 lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Central Pacific railroad, in the State of Nevada, to the Colorado River. (S. 709)

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 To extend to the State of Nevada the provisions of the act of September twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and fifty, ''to enable the State of Arkansas and other ... (S. 972)

Mr. Nye 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 Amending an act entitled ''An act setting aside certain proceeds from internal revenue for the erection of penitentiaries in the Territories of Nebraska, ... (S. 208)

Mr. Nye 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 In relation to certain territorial penitentiaries. (S. 1100)

Mr. Nye 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 enable the people of Colorado to form a constitution and State government, and for the admission of said State into the Union on an equal footing with the ... (S. 1146)

Mr. Nye 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 Paving Company of Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 560)

Mr. Nye 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 insure the completion of the Washington monument. Whereas the monument proposed to be erected in the city of Washington in memory of George ... (S. 209)

Mr. Nye 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. Vickers with amendments, viz: Insert the parts printed in Italics. A Bill To incorporate the National Paving Company of Washington, District ... (S. 560)

Mr. Nye 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 to restrict the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims, and to provide for the payment of certain demands for quartermasters' ... (S. 773)

Mr. Nye 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 enable the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company to mortgage its road, and for other purposes. (S. 1145)

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 To create a fund to be known as ''the mineral land fund,'' and for other purposes. Whereas our public lands contain mines of the precious metals, which are ... (S. 1092)

Mr. Nye, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 249,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of George C. Bestor. (S. 1051)

Mr. Osborn 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, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting land in aid of the Suwanee and Inland Railroad Company, in the State of Florida. (S. 807)

Mr. Osborn asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Sarah Hutchins. Whereas it appears that Sarah Hutchins, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-three and prior to that time, resided in the ... (S. 547)

Mr. Osborn 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of War to purchase certain land adjoining the United States barracks at Barrancas, in the State of Florida. (S. 885)

Mr. Osborn asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Cornelia D. Loring. (S. 608)

Mr. Osborn asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of James D. Greene. (S. 1108)

Mr. Osborn asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of James D. Greene. (S. 561)

Mr. Osborn 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 For the improvement of the bar at the mouth of the Saint John's River, Florida. (S. 544)

Mr. Osborn 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 Making an appropriation to build a light-house at Dame's Point, Saint John's River, Florida. (S. 968)

Mr. Osborn 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 Providing for the improvement of the bar at the mouth of the Saint John's River, Florida. (S. 1268)

Mr. Osborn 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 Relating to the improvement of the Saint John's River, Florida. (S. 1160)

Mr. Osborn 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 change the name of the steamboat R. L. Mabey to the Florida (S. 1280)

Mr. Osborn 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 establish the collection district of Biscayne, in the State of Florida. (S. 983)

Mr. Osborn 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 establish the collection district of Tampa, in the State of Florida. (S. 1269)

Mr. Osborn 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 bar at the mouth of the Appalachicola River, Florida. (S. 999)

Mr. Osborn 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. Vickers with amendments, namely: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To establish the collection district of ... (S. 1269)

Mr. Osborn 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill Fixing the status of certain federal soldiers enlisting in the Union army from the State of Florida. (S. 392)

Mr. Osborn 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 ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wilson, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of War ... (S. 885)

Mr. Osborn 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 give rank to civil engineers and assistant naval constructors in the navy. (S. 607)

Mr. Osborn 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 establish certain mail routes in the State of Florida. (S. 1115)

Mr. Osborn 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 established certain mail routes in the State of Florida. (S. 1142)

Mr. Osborn 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 provide for a building suited to the use of the post office, the revenue officers, and the judicial officers of the United States in the city ... (S. 321)

Mr. Osborn asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To extend the provisions of ''An act for the final adjustment of private land claims in the States of Florida, Louisiana, and Missouri, and for other ... (S. 903)

Mr. Osborn 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 To provide for the sale of the United States court-house and grounds at Saint Augustine, Florida. (S. 951)

Mr. Osborn 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 To secure the completion of the Washington and Lincoln monuments. (S. 245)

Mr. Osborn 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 land to aid in rebuilding the Pensacola and Louisville railroad. (S. 149)

Mr. Osborn 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 land to aid in the construction of a canal in the State of Florida. (S. 1001)

Mr. Osborn 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 land to aid in the construction of the Suwannee and Inland Railroad Company, in the State of Florida. (S. 1007)

Mr. Osborn 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 certain railroads in the State of Florida. (S. 413)

Mr. Osborn 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 certain railroads in the State of Florida. (S. 438)

Mr. Osborn 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 Pine Island, in Charlotte Harbor, Florida, to the South Florida Horticultural Company. (S. 820)

Mr. Osborn 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 public lands to aid in the construction of a steamboat canal in the State of Florida. (S. 57)

Mr. Osborn 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 create an additional land district in Florida. (S. 1270)

Mr. Osborn 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. Osborn with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To create an additional land district ... (S. 1270)

Mr. Osborn 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. Osborn, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill Granting land to aid in the ... (S. 1001)

Mr. Osborn 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 extend the jurisdiction of the United States district court for the southern district of Florida. (S. 1279)

Mr. Osborn 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 facilitate the business and to provide for the more perfect preservation of the records of the courts of the United States. (S. 187)

Mr. Osborn 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 removal of certain causes from the State courts to the United States courts. (S. 1368)

Mr. Osborn asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To relieve sundry citizens of the State of Florida from political disabilities. (S. 706)

Mr. Osborn asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To relieve sundry citizens of the State of Florida from political disabilities. (S. 757)

Mr. Osborn 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 Granting a pension to Jane Fairshaw. (S. 784)

Mr. Osborn, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 269) granting land to aid certain railroads in Alabama, reported it with an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 269)

Mr. Osborn, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 438) granting lands to aid in the construction of certain railroads in the State of Florida, reported it with an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 438)

Mr. Osborn, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 924) making a grant of lands to the North Louisiana and Texas Railroad Company to aid in the construction of a railroad from Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the Texas State line, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert ... (S. 924)

Mr. Osborne 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 certain railroads in the State of Florida. (S. 592)

Mr. Osborne 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 Florida to aid in perfecting and completing an inland navigation from the Saint John's River to Key West. (S. 635)

Mr. Osborne 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. Osborne with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of certain railroads in the State ... (S. 592)

Mr. Patterson 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 governing the colored schools of the District of Columbia. (S. 1102)

Mr. Patterson 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 encourage and promote the International Industrial Exhibition to be held in Washington City in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (S. 291)

Mr. Patterson 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 further define and amend ''An act for the punishment of crimes against the United States.'' (S. 26)

Mr. Patterson 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 incorporate the National Junction Railway Company. (S. 62)

Mr. Patterson 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 repeal a part of the eighth section of the ''Act to establish the Treasury Department,'' approved September two, seventeen hundred and eighty-nine. (S. 33)

Mr. Patterson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. Considered as in Committee of the Whole, amended, and ordered to be printed as amended, together with amendments intended to be proposed by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont. Note.--The amendments of Mr. Morrill are ... (S. 291)

Mr. Patterson 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 District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Hamlin with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To encourage and promote ... (S. 291)

Mr. Patterson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To facilitate telegraphic communication between the United States and Bermuda Islands. (S. 978)

Mr. Patterson 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 the laws relating to titles in the District of Columbia. (S. 1032)

Mr. Patterson 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 Amendatory of an act approved February five, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and joint resolution approved March twenty-nine, eighteen hundred ... (S. 948)

Mr. Patterson 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 Amending an act entitled ''An act directing the conveyance of a lot of ground for the use of the public schools of the city of Washington.'' (S. 1277)

Mr. Patterson 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 Concerning notaries public for the District of Columbia. (S. 571)

Mr. Patterson 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 Directing the conveyance of certain lots of ground, with the improvements thereon, for the use of the public schools of the city of Washington. (S. 1320)

Mr. Patterson 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 Regulating the organization and conduct of the public schools in the District of Columbia. (S. 1244)

Mr. Patterson 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 Relating to judicial proceedings in the District of Columbia. (S. 210)

Mr. Patterson 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 Relating to the Reform School of the District of Columbia. (S. 1198)

Mr. Patterson 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 continue in force an act entitled ''An act to extend the charter of Washington city,'' and so forth. (S. 185)

Mr. Patterson 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 establish a board of health in the city of Washington, and for other purposes. (S. 1252)

Mr. Patterson 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 establish a National Institute of Applied Sciences. (S. 735)

Mr. Patterson 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 establish a savings bank in the District of Columbia. (S. 465)

Mr. Patterson 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 Capitol Hill Savings Bank of Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 1126)

Mr. Patterson 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 Columbia Railway Company of the District of Columbia. (S. 227)

Mr. Patterson 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 Loan and Trust Company of the United States. (S. 900)

Mr. Patterson 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 Mutual Gas Company of the District of Columbia. (S. 1312)

Mr. Patterson 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 New York, Alexandria, Washington and Georgetown Steamship Company. (S. 1337)

Mr. Patterson 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 National Life Insurance Company of the United States of America. (S. 1221)

Mr. Patterson 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 provide a uniform system of education for the public schools of the District of Columbia. (S. 772)

Mr. Patterson 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. Committee discharged and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Sherman with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and ... (S. 900)

Mr. Patterson 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. Patterson with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in Italics. A Bill Relating to judicial proceedings in the District of ... (S. 210)

Mr. Patterson 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 allow criminals to testify in their own behalf in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (S. 1197)

Mr. Patterson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Joint Select Committee on Retrenchment, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To abolish the Freedmen's Bureau, and provide for the Bureau of Education. (S. 431)

Mr. Patterson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Joint Select Committee on Retrenchment, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for retrenchment and greater efficiency in the diplomatic and consular service of the United States. (S. 202)

Mr. Patterson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Joint Select Committee on Retrenchment, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To reorganize the clerical force of the Department of the Interior, and for other purposes. (S. 261)

Mr. Patterson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Joint Select Committee on Retrenchment, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To repeal all existing laws authorizing the transportation and exportation of goods, wares, and merchandise in bond to Mexico, overland or by ... (S. 783)

Mr. Patterson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Joint Select Committee on Retrenchment, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Patterson with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To abolish the ... (S. 431)

Mr. Patterson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the Washington City Dime Savings Bank of the District of Columbia. (S. 1086)

Mr. Patterson, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Restoring to the marshal of the District of Columbia the exclusive supervision of the jail in said District. (S. 1224)

Mr. Patterson, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill (S. 1198) relating to the Reform School of the District of Columbia, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 1198)

Mr. Patterson, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill (S. 1244) regulating the organization and conduct of the public schools in the District of Columbia, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike ont all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 1244)

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 provide for the location of agricultural college scrip by actual settlers. (S. 482)

Mr. Pomeroy 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 enable the United Bands of Swan Creek and Black River Chippewas and the Munsee or Christian Indians to dispose of their lands in Kansas and remove to the ... (S. 1262)

Mr. Pomeroy 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 provide for a building, suited to the use of the post office, the revenue officers, and the judicial officers of the United States in the city of Leavenworth, in the State of Kansas. (S. 292)

Mr. Pomeroy 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 provide for the sale and disposition of the Great and Little Osage reservation in the State of Kansas, to remove the Osage Indians to the Indian Territory, and for other purposes. (S. 586)

Mr. Pomeroy 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 Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To provide for a ... (S. 292)

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, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Relating the Union Pacific Railway Company, Southern Branch. (S. 181)

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 without amendment. A Bill To promote railroad communication in the Southern States. (S. 1027)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of John R. Bennett, late register of the land office at Chatfield, Minnesota. (S. 719)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To charter an American and Holland Ocean Cable Company, providing for direct telegraphic communication between Washington, New York, Holland, and Europe ... (S. 352)

Mr. Pomeroy 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 payment for depredations committed upon the Shawnee Indians in the State of Kansas during the late rebellion. (S. 1298)

Mr. Pomeroy 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 provide for the location and erection of a building suitable for the post office, the United States court, and other government offices in ... (S. 196)

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 Amendatory of the pre-emption laws. (S. 1093)

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 Amendatory of the pre-emption laws. (S. 930)

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 Kansas river, and for other purposes. Whereas, from a great scarcity of fuel in the State of Kansas, power for the purposes of ... (S. 110)

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 aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the southern boundary of the State of Kansas to the Pacific ocean, with a ... (S. 154)

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 a railroad in said State. (S. 410)

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 Republican Valley railroad and telegraph. (S. 417)

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 the right of way and lands to the Pecos and Placer Mining and Ditch Company of New Mexico. (S. 55)

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 to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company a continuation of its franchise and right of way through the Territories of the United States. (S. 539)

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 In regard to entries by pre-emption under the act of Congress entitled ''An act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands and to grant ... (S. 1164)

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 for a grant of lands to the State of Kansas, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of certain railroads and ... (S. 445)

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 create additional land districts in the Territory of Dakota, to be called the Springfield and Pembina districts. (S. 579)

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 enable the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad Company to extend a branch of their road to Arkansas River. (S. 614)

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 incorporate the Great Salt Lake and Colorado River Railway Company, and to aid in the construction of its road, and for other purposes. (S. 1154)

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 the grant of lands to aid in the construction of a railroad from Selma to Gadsden, in the State of Alabama, and to confirm the same to the Selma, ... (S. 109)

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 transfer the Cherokee and Creek countries in the Indian Territory, from the western district of Arkansas, and attach the same to the district of Kansas, for ... (S. 771)

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: Insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Granting the right of way and lands to the Pecos and Placer Mining and Ditch ... (S. 55)

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 the parts printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 302. A Bill To ... (S. 1154)

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 create additional land districts in ... (S. 579)

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. Williams with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill [Granting to the Atchison, Topeka ... (S. 539)

Mr. Pomeroy 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 authorize the people of New Mexico to form a constitution and State government previous to their admission into the Union as a State, with the name of ... (S. 1006)

Mr. Pomeroy 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. Nye with amendments, namely: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the people of New Mexico ... (S. 1006)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the further security of equal rights in the District of Columbia. (S. 54)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the suppression of drinking houses and tippling shops in the District of Columbia. (S. 479)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the suppression of drinking houses and tippling shops, and to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors, in the District of Columbia. (S. 543)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to incorporate the Freedmen's Savings and Trust Company,'' approved March three, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. (S. 707)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the New Era Printing and Publishing Company of Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 540)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. To regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors, in the District of Columbia, and to define the persons who shall share the responsibility. (S. 502)

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 Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplemental to ''an act to abolish and forever prohibit the system of peonage in the Territory of New Mexico and other parts of the United States.'' (S. 156)

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 Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To define the qualifications of voters in the Territory of Utah. (S. 143)

Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was recommitted the bill (S. 482) to provide for the location of agricultural college scrip by actual settlers, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 482)

Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 369) to establish an additional land district in the State of Kansas, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 369)

Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 566) making a grant of land to aid in the construction of a railroad in the Territory of Dakota, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (S. 566)

Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 712) granting lands and the right of way to aid the construction of the New Orleans and Northeastern railroad, reported it with an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (S. 712)

Mr. Pool 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 Granting a pension to Celia Tweed. (S. 623)

Mr. Pool asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims and ordered to be printed. A Bill To give effect to contracts made in behalf of the United States. (S. 678)

Mr. Pool asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Catharine H. Crown, widow of the late Thomas Crown, deceased. (S. 139)

Mr. Pool asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act for the relief of Jearum Atkins, approved July fifteen, eighteen hundred and seventy. (S. 1271)

Mr. Pool 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 relief of Allan Rutherford. (S. 838)

Mr. Pool 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 Granting a pension to Nancy E. Ammons. (S. 622)

Mr. Pool 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. For the improvement of the postal service by dispensing with the test oath at certain offices. (S. 108)

Mr. Pool 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 enforce the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and to secure and protect the rights, privileges, and immunities of American ... (S. 871)

Mr. Pool 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. Trumbull with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To change the place of holding the courts of the United States for the ... (S. 677)

Mr. Pool asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on Disabilities, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To relieve certain persons therein named from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United ... (S. 223)

Mr. Pool asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Robert R. Heath, of Memphis, Tennessee, from civil and political disabilities. (S. 1357)

Mr. Pool asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To change the place of holding the courts of the United States for the Albemarle district of North Carolina. (S. 677)

Mr. Pratt 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 In relation to certain unsold lands in the counties of Porter and Lake, in the State of Indiana. Whereas there is lying along the Little Calumet River, in the ... (S. 471)

Mr. Pratt asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Giving to the State courts concurrent jurisdiction with the district courts of the United States in cases of maritime contracts and torts upon the navigable rivers and waters above the ebb and flow of the ... (S. 375)

Mr. Pratt asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting a pension to Daniel Biggs, a soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve. (S. 1091)

Mr. Pratt 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 provide for the appointment of clerks of the circuit and district courts for the district of Indiana, and defining their powers and duties. (S. 1075)

Mr. Pratt 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 part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics; and accompanied by report No. 14. A Bill For the relief of William Henry Otis. (S. 170)

Mr. Pratt 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 without amendment, and accompanied by report No. 5. A Bill For the relief of the sureties of Israel T. Canby, late receiver of public moneys at Crawfordsville, Indiana. (S. 221)

Mr. Pratt asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of David P. Jenkins. (S. 737)

Mr. Pratt asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Doctor Marcus Reynolds, of Sumter County, in the State of South Carolina. (S. 945)

Mr. Pratt asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of J. Allen Porter. (S. 347)

Mr. Pratt asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of James E. Young. (S. 786)

Mr. Pratt asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of John L. Miles. (S. 478)

Mr. Pratt asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Jonathan E. Pettit. (S. 472)

Mr. Pratt asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Moses Brooks. (S. 1343)

Mr. Pratt asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Davis, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of J. Allen Porter. (S. 347)

Mr. Pratt 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 authorize the circuit court of the United States in the State of Indiana to make partition of the Miami reserve. (S. 1249)

Mr. Pratt 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 dissolve the tribal relations of the Miami tribe of Indians, and for other purposes. (S. 1014)

Mr. Pratt 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 Amending the act entitled ''An act to grant pensions,'' approved July fourteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (S. 839)

Mr. Pratt 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 Granting a pension to John W. Saylers, a soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve. (S. 883)

Mr. Pratt 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 Establishing certain post roads in Indiana. (S. 1141)

Mr. Pratt 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 establish a certain post route in Indiana. (S. 645)

Mr. Pratt 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 relief of ship-builders and material men, and to provide a speedy remedy for the collection of claims against domestic ships and vessels. (S. 651)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report (No. 81) accompanied by the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Minerva Lewis, as administratrix of the estate of Ezekiel Lewis, deceased. (S. 700)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 189) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of L. Merchant and Company. (S. 953)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 282) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the widow of D. Jay Brown, deceased. (S. 1192)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 93) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Cowan and Dickinson, of Knoxville, Tennessee. (S. 764)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 158,) accompanied by the following bill; which read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charles Spencer and Henry W. Spencer. (S. 906)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 205,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Nancy S. Ledford. (S. 974)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 214,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs-at-law of Ely Moore, deceased, late register of the land office at Lecompton, Kansas. (S. 990)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 293,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William H. Colledge. (S. 1215)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 294,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Phoebe Hepburn. Whereas it is alleged that Phoebe Hepburn was the owner by purchase and assignment of the following bounty land warrants, issued under the act of March ... (S. 1216)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 311,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Lewis Johnson and Company. (S. 1255)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 329,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the owners of the bark A one. (S. 1275)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 340,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Martha L. House Russell. (S. 1295)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 341,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To refund certain moneys now standing to the credit of the Navy pension fund. (S. 1299)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 351,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Warren and Moore. (S. 1319)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 38,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William Chinn. (S. 545)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 52,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of George W. Tarleton. (S. 582)

Mr. Pratt, 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 Hiram R. Rhea. (S. 936)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 92,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Joseph Ormsby. (S. 762)

Mr. Ramsay 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 Granting a pension to J. G. F. Holstein, late brigade surgeon United States Volunteers. (S. 641)

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 facilitate postal intercourse with foreign countries. (S. 675)

Mr. Ramsey 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. Williams with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Joseph D. Smith. (S. 573)

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 Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To create a port of delivery at Du Luth, Minnesota. (S. 875)

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, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the trustees of Albert G. Sloo. (S. 73)

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. A Bill For the protection of settlers within the Fort Ridgley military reservation, Minnesota. (S. 184)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the construction and completion of the harbor at Da Luth, in the State of Minnesota. (S. 1179)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Joseph D. Smith. (S. 573)

Mr. Ramsey 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 For the relief of Elizabeth Odell, Mary Woodbury, and others, half-breed women of the Sioux tribe of Indians. (S. 242)

Mr. Ramsey 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the protection of the settlers within the Fort Ridgely military reservation, Minnesota. (S. 351)

Mr. Ramsey 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 relief of Helen M. Stansbury, widow of Major Howard Stansbury, deceased. (S. 484)

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 abolish the franking privilege and to provide postage stamps and stamped envelopes for the payment of postage on official correspondence and ... (S. 342)

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 an act entitled ''An act relating to the postal laws,'' approved March three, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. (S. 402)

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 authorize the construction of bridges over the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. (S. 58)

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 authorize the establishment of ocean mail steamship service between the United States and Mexico. (S. 204)

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 establish a postal telegraph system and to incorporate the United States Postal Telegraph Company. (S. 136)

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 establish a postal telegraph system, and to incorporate the United States Postal Telegraph Company. (S. 422)

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 establish certain post routes in Washington Territory. (S. 1180)

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 regulate international correspondence by telegraphic lines between the United States and foreign countries. Whereas it is the exclusive ... (S. 1133)

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 parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To establish ocean ... (S. 1112)

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 parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 18. ... (S. 422)

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 words in [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the ... (S. 204)

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 For the relief of the ... (S. 73)

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 Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To establish ocean steamship lines for the transportation of the mails between the United States and Europe, and for other purposes. (S. 1112)

Mr. Ramsey 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 Appropriating lands to aid in the preservation and improvement of the navigation of the Upper Mississippi River. (S. 802)

Mr. Ramsey 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 Authorizing the Southern Minnesota Railroad Company to connect their line with the Northern Pacific Railroad. (S. 106)

Mr. Ramsey 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 continuing the Hastings and Dakota railway across the Territory of Dakota, and for continuing the land grant in aid of the same. (S. 792)

Mr. Ramsey 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 continuing the Saint Paul and Sioux City railroad across the Territory of Dakota to Yankton, and for continuing the land grant in aid of the same. (S. 750)

Mr. Ramsey 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 certain homestead settlers. (S. 1129)

Mr. Ramsey 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 in the State of Minnesota to aid in constructing a railroad from Lake Superior to Vermillion lake, in said State. (S. 124)

Mr. Ramsey 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 the construction of a railroad from the western boundary of Minnesota, at the junction of the Sioux Wood River with the Red River of the ... (S. 381)

Mr. Ramsey 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 Minnesota to aid in the construction of a breakwater and canal at the harbor of Du Luth, Lake Superior, in said State. (S. 636)

Mr. Ramsey 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 States of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota to aid in the construction of certain railroads. (S. 173)

Mr. Ramsey 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 a grant of land to the State of Minnesota to aid in securing the navigation of the Mississippi river immediately above the Falls of St. Anthony. (S. 135)

Mr. Ramsey 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 making a grant of land to the State of Minnesota to aid in the improvement of the navigation of the Mississippi River,'' ... (S. 1111)

Mr. Ramsey 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 to protect the rights of actual settlers upon the public lands of the United States,'' approved July twenty-seven, eighteen ... (S. 1246)

Mr. Ramsey 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 create an additional land district in the Territory of Dakota, to be called the Pembina district. (S. 35)

Mr. Ramsey 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 promote the cultivation of the public lands. (S. 946)

Mr. Ramsey 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, namely: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill [For the protection of the settlers ... (S. 351)

Mr. Ramsey 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: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands to aid the construction of a railroad from the western ... (S. 381)

Mr. Ramsey 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 the part printeds in italics. A Bill Granting lands in the State of ... (S. 124)

Mr. Ramsey 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 the parts printed in Italics. A Bill Granting lands in the State of ... (S. 124)

Mr. Ramsey 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. Williams with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill For continuing the Saint Paul and ... (S. 750)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the Washington Butchers' Benevolent Association of the District of Columbia. (S. 455)

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 Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To confirm certain bona fide titles. (S. 1278)

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 establish a transatlantic postal telegraph service by an American cable. (S. 1013)

Mr. Ramsey 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 Authorizing the Southern Minnesota Railroad Company to connect its line with the Northern Pacific railroad. (S. 824)

Mr. Ramsey asked, and by unanimous content 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 encourage and facilitate telegraphic communication with Europe. Whereas negotiations were commenced in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-six ... (S. 74)

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 Authorizing the establishment of ocean mail steamship service between the United States and Australia. (S. 1196)

Mr. Revels 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 aid in the repairs and construction of levees in the State of Mississippi. (S. 1136)

Mr. Revels 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 and the right of way to aid the construction of the New Orleans and Northeastern railroad. (S. 712)

Mr. Revels 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 Grand Tabernacle of Galilean Fishermen. (S. 1251)

Mr. Rice 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 incorporate the Central Indian Railroad Company in the Indian territory. (S. 9)

Mr. Rice 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 enforce the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution and the laws of the United States, and to restore the State of Georgia to the republican government elected under its new ... (S. 197)

Mr. Rice 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, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend section fourteen and section thirty-three, as amended, of an act entitled ''An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United ... (S. 1323)

Mr. Rice 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. Rice without amendment. A Bill To extend the time for the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad Company to complete the first section of twenty miles of said road. (S. 236)

Mr. Rice 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. Rice with amendments, viz: Strikeout the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To carry into effect certain treaty ... (S. 979)

Mr. Rice asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for a building, suited to the use of the post office, the revenue officers, and the judicial officers of the United States in the city of Little ... (S. 334)

Mr. Rice asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. Committee discharged, and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in ... (S. 334)

Mr. Rice asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Margaret P. Robinson. (S. 490)

Mr. Rice asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Lucy H. Carroll, administratrix of George W. Carroll, deceased, late of Conway County, State of Arkansas, and Mrs. Hibernia Armstrong, of the ... (S. 944)

Mr. Rice asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the auditing, adjudicating, and payment of certain claims of loyal citizens of the United States. (S. 224)

Mr. Rice 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 Amendatory of an act for the construction of a bridge across the Arkansas River at Little Rock, Arkansas. (S. 1367)

Mr. Rice 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 Authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Arkansas River at Little Rock, Arkansas. (S. 949)

Mr. Rice 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 incorporate the Red River Raft Company. (S. 1147)

Mr. Rice 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. Chandler, with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Authorizing the construction of a bridge ... (S. 949)

Mr. Rice 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 amend the laws regulating trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes. (S. 578)

Mr. Rice 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the Third Arkansas Cavalry. (S. 1050)

Mr. Rice 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 encourage the establishment of a line of steamships under the flag of the Union for the conveyance of the mails of the United States to European ... (S. 338)

Mr. Rice 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 sale of the Hot Springs reservation in Arkansas. Whereas the public reservation known as the Hot Springs reservation, in the State of Arkansas, is now ... (S. 95)

Mr. Rice 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 in Colorado and New Mexico. (S. 766)

Mr. Rice 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 the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Thurman with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the ... (S. 95)

Mr. Rice 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 organize the Territory of Oklahoma, consolidate the Indian tribes under a territorial government, and carry out the provisions of the treaties of eighteen ... (S. 679)

Mr. Rice 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. McDonald with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 131. A Bill To ... (S. 679)

Mr. Rice 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 terms of the United States circuit court for the eastern district of Arkansas. (S. 1352)

Mr. Rice 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 Conferring certain jurisdiction upon the United States district court for the western district of Arkansas. (S. 1125)

Mr. Rice 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 relief of purchasers and owners of lands sold for direct taxes in the insurrectionary States, and for amending previous acts in reward thereto. (S. 1071)

Mr. Rice 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 carry into effect certain treaty stipulations with the Choctaw nation or tribe of Indians. (S. 979)

Mr. Rice 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 change the judicial circuits. (S. 387)

Mr. Rice 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. Trumbull with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To change the judicial circuits. (S. 387)

Mr. Rice 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 International Pacific railroad from Cairo, Illinois, to the Rio Grande river, to authorize the consolidation of certain ... (S. 134)

Mr. Rice 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 extend the time for the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad Company to build the first section of twenty miles of said road. (S. 374)

Mr. Rice 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 the parts printed in italics. A Bill [To extend the time for the ... (S. 374)

Mr. Rice, and by unanimous 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 Kansas City and Memphis Railroad Company. (S. 738)

Mr. Rice, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To establish the eastern judicial district of Kentucky. (S. 1053)

Mr. Robertson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on Disabilities, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the removal of political disabilities. (S. 262)

Mr. Robertson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To relieve all persons engaged in the rebellion from the disability imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution, ... (S. 855)

Mr. Robertson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Robertson with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill ... (S. 855)

Mr. Robertson, from the Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To relieve certain persons therein named from legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 596)

Mr. Robertson, from the Select Committee on Disabilities, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To remove political disabilities from certain persons. (S. 259)

Mr. Robertson, from the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Arthur E. Reynolds, of Mississippi, of all legal and political disabilities. (S. 965)

Mr. Robertson, from the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To relieve certain persons therein named from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 436)

Mr. Robertson, from the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To relieve certain persons therein named from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 969)

Mr. Robertson, from the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Considered as in Committee of the Whole, amended, and ordered to be printed as amended. The amendments are indicated by italics. A Bill To relieve certain persons therein named from the legal ... (S. 436)

Mr. Robertson, from the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To relieve certain persons therein named from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and for other ... (S. 1148)

Mr. Ross 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 constitute the city of Leavenworth, in the State of Kansas, a port of delivery. (S. 1084)

Mr. Ross 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, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill For the grant of lands to the ... (S. 959)

Mr. Ross asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for a building at Topeka, Kansas, for post office, land office, court room, and revenue offices. (S. 416)

Mr. Ross 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 For the relief of Durfee and Peck. (S. 1009)

Mr. Ross 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 For the relief of the Shawnee Indians. (S. 728)

Mr. Ross 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 authorize the appointment of a commission to investigate claims arising from depredations committed by or upon Indians in Kansas. (S. 1117)

Mr. Ross 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. Reported by Mr. Ross with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the [appointment of a ... (S. 1117)

Mr. Ross 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Gideon F. Hodson. (S. 1004)

Mr. Ross 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting payment of bounties, back pay, and so forth, provided by previous laws of Congress, to certain soldiers therein named, who have been defrauded of the ... (S. 1003)

Mr. Ross 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the settlement of the claims of the State of Kansas for services of the troops called out by the governor of that State, upon the requisition of ... (S. 864)

Mr. Ross 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To reimburse the State of Kansas for moneys expended for the United States in enrolling, equipping, and provisioning militia forces to aid in suppressing the ... (S. 874)

Mr. Ross 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 establish certain post routes in Kansas. (S. 1314)

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 Amendatory of an act entitled ''An act to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain,'' approved May twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (S. 649)

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 For the grant of lands to the Preston, Salina and Denver Railroad Company, and for the disposal of said lands to actual settlers. (S. 959)

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 For the relief of the inhabitants of cities and towns upon lands purchased of the Great and Little Osage Indians by the treaty of twenty-ninth September, eighteen ... (S. 761)

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 Granting lands to the State of Kansas to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Fort Scott in the direction of Santa Fe, New Mexico. (S. 621)

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 Granting lands to the State of Kansas to aid in the construction of the Saint Louis, Lawrence and Denver Railroad and Telegraph Line. (S. 415)

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 Making a grant of lands to the State of Kansas, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said State. (S. 1166)

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 encourage the growth of forest trees. (S. 394)

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 establish an additional land district in the State of Kansas. (S. 369)

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 establish an additional land district in the State of Kansas. (S. 893)

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 grant the right of way through the public lands to the Junction City, Solomon Valley and Denver Railway, and for other purposes. (S. 428)

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 prohibit the sale of the public lands of the United States in Kansas, except to actual settlers. (S. 432)

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 promote the growth of timber on the public lands of the United States. (S. 650)

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 words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To grant the right of way through the ... (S. 428)

Mr. Ross 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 revision of the laws in the Territory of New Mexico and publishing the decisions of the supreme court of said Territory. (S. 1317)

Mr. Ross 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 incorporate the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company, and to aid in the construction of said railway along the line of the thirty-fifth ... (S. 937)

Mr. Ross 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 incorporate the Indian Territory, Gulph and Pacific Railway Company, and to enable the same to construct certain railroads and branches, so as to give ... (S. 729)

Mr. Ross 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 incorporate the Kansas, Indian Territory and Gulf Railway Company, and to enable the Missouri River, Fort Scott and Gulf, and the Leavenworth, Lawrence ... (S. 601)

Mr. Saulsbury 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 aid the Junction and Breakwater Railroad Company, in the State of Delaware, to construct, in connection with said road, a pier in the Delaware Bay, at or near ... (S. 888)

Mr. Saulsbury 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. Kellogg, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To aid the Junction and Breakwater ... (S. 888)

Mr. Sawyer asked and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of William S. Mitchell. (S. 454)

Mr. Sawyer asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing payment to be made for certain services rendered to the United States in the late insurrectionary States. (S. 21)

Mr. Sawyer asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Michael Fentenhime. (S. 997)

Mr. Sawyer asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Louisa H. Hasell. (S. 915)

Mr. Sawyer asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Simon Gersman. (S. 129)

Mr. Sawyer 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 define the intent of an act entitled ''An act to allow deputy collectors of internal revenue acting as collectors, the pay of collector, and for other purposes,'' ... (S. 517)

Mr. Sawyer 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 Granting a pension to Emily Hayne. (S. 496)

Mr. Sawyer 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 an act entitled ''An act for the relief of Rebecca S. Harrison,'' approved February twenty-five, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. (S. 1163)

Mr. Sawyer 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 Incorporating the Southern Trans-continental Railway Company, and granting the right of way and lands in aid of its construction. (S. 660)

Mr. Sawyer 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 the sale of certain lands and lots on the sea islands of Beaufort county South Carolina, and for other purposes. (S. 252)

Mr. Sawyer 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 part printed in Italics. A Bill To provide for the sale of certain lands and lots on the sea islands of ... (S. 252)

Mr. Sawyer 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, without amendment. A Bill To provide for the sale of certain lands and lots on the sea islands of Beaufort County, South Carolina, and for ... (S. 252)

Mr. Sawyer 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 repeal an act of Congress entitled ''An act to prescribe an oath of office, and for other purposes.'' (S. 1344)

Mr. Sawyer 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 Prescribing an oath of office to be taken by persons who participated in the late rebellion but who are not disqualified from holding office by the fourteenth ... (S. 218)

Mr. Sawyer 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 Supplementary to an act entitled ''An act to protect all persons in the United States in their civil rights, and furnish the means of their vindication,'' ... (S. 715)

Mr. Sawyer 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 making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the year ending June ... (S. 1230)

Mr. Sawyer 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 to amend an act to establish a court for the investigation of claims against the United States.'' (S. 872)

Mr. Sawyer 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 protect citizens against certain violations of their civil and political rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. Whereas large numbers ... (S. 1223)

Mr. Sawyer 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 sale of certain lots and lands in South Carolina, belonging to the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 1131)

Mr. Sawyer 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. Conkling with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets,] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to ... (S. 872)

Mr. Sawyer, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report (No. 172,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To confirm the title of Benjamin E. Edwards, his heirs, assigns, or legal representatives, to a certain tract of land in the Territory of New Mexico. (S. 926)

Mr. Schurz 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 Establishing the compensation of the surveyor of customs of the port of Saint Louis. (S. 504)

Mr. Schurz 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 create Saint Louis in the State of Missouri, and Cincinnati in the State of Ohio, ports of entry, and to regulate the appraisement and inspection of imports in ... (S. 253)

Mr. Schurz 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 construction of a bridge across the Mississippi River at Louisiana, Missouri, and also a bridge across the Missouri River at or ... (S. 1336)

Mr. Schurz 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 construction of a bridge across the Missouri River, at Boonville, Missouri. (S. 1236)

Mr. Schurz asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To repeal an act entitled ''An act for the survey of grants or claims of land,'' approved June second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. (S. 595)

Mr. Schurz 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 fix the time for the election of representatives and delegates in the Congress of the United States. (S. 727)

Mr. Schurz 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 prevent persons who have been officers or employees in the Treasury Department from aiding in the prosecution of certain claims against the United States. (S. 344)

Mr. Schurz 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. Trumbull with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To prevent persons who have been ... (S. 344)

Mr. Schurz asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Joint Committee on Retrenchment, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To reform the civil service of the United States. (S. 356)

Mr. Schurz asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To remove the political disabilities of persons therein named in the State of Texas. (S. 391)

Mr. Schurz, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. 241) to relinquish the interest of the United States in certain lands to the city and county of San Francisco, reported it with an amendment, accompanied by report No. 30. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (S. 241)

Mr. Scott 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 repeal so much of the act approved July fourteen, eighteen hundred, and seventy, entitled ''An act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes,'' as continues the income tax after the thirty-first ... (S. 1083)

Mr. Scott asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Joseph S. Finch and Company, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Whereas forty-one thousand four hundred and seventy-seven and eighty-two one-hundredths ... (S. 980)

Mr. Scott asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Rebecca J. Sheppard, of Philadelphia. (S. 887)

Mr. Scott asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the settlement of the account of Captain E. M. Buchanan, late commissary of subsistence of volunteers. (S. 758)

Mr. Scott 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 For the relief of Algernon S. Cadwallader, late collector of internal revenue and disbursing agent fifth district Pennsylvania. (S. 1340)

Mr. Scott 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 to provide internal revenue to support the government, to pay interest on the public debt, and for other purposes,'' approved June thirty, eighteen ... (S. 826)

Mr. Scott 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 and fix the salaries of certain Bureau officers. (S. 1157)

Mr. Scott 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. Reported by Mr. Williams with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To equalize and fix the salaries of certain ... (S. 1157)

Mr. Scott 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To extend the time for presenting claims for additional bounties. (S. 319)

Mr. Scott 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 For the relief of J. Snowden and Son. (S. 567)

Mr. Scott 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 heirs of Andrew White. (S. 1187)

Mr. Scott 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 aid the building of a rolling-mill in the city of Washington. (S. 159)

Mr. Scott 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 authorities of the city of Washington to subscribe five hundred thousand dollars to the capital stock of the Baltimore and Potomac ... (S. 795)

Mr. Scott 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 extend the time for the completion of the lateral branch of the Baltimore and Potomac railroad, authorized by the act approved February five, ... (S. 425)

Mr. Scott 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. Rice with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To aid the building of a ... (S. 159)

Mr. Scott asked, and. by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To extend to the widow and children of Henry Jenkins, for seven years from March six, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, letters-patent for an improvement in the ... (S. 1048)

Mr. Scott, from the Committee on Claims, made a report (No. 71) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Nicholas M. Page, executor of Samuel Miller, of Campbell county, Virginia. (S. 673)

Mr. Scott, 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. Margaret A. Laurie. (S. 270)

Mr. Scott, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 112,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the Kentucky University. (S. 818)

Mr. Scott, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 141,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the United States Express Company. (S. 870)

Mr. Scott, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 286,) accompanied by the following bill; which was react and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the United States Express Company. (S. 1193)

Mr. Scott, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 286,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the United States Express Company. (S. 1193)

Mr. Scott, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 26,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the officers of the Treasury Department to enter a credit upon the account of Henry Etting, paymaster in the navy. (S. 488)

Mr. Sherman 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. Conkling with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To facilitate commerce between the ... (S. 1335)

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 Relation to the Secretary of the Treasury. (S. 34)

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 the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull without amendment, and that it ought not to pass. A Bill To provide for holding special terms of the circuit and district courts of the United States for the ... (S. 889)

Mr. Sherman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To facilitate commerce between the United States and China, Japan, and the countries of Asia. (S. 1335)

Mr. Sherman 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 promote commerce, and to cheapen the transportation of the mails, and military and naval stores between Cincinnati and Chattanooga. (S. 671)

Mr. Sherman 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 promote the construction of the Cincinnati and Southern 3 Railway. Whereas it is represented to this present Congress that Miles Greenwood, Richard M. Bishop, ... (S. 1330)

Mr. Sherman 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 regulate the appraisement and inspection of imports in certain cases, and for other purposes. (S. 372)

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. Reported by Mr. Sherman with amendments, namely: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the redemption and sale ... (S. 1321)

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. Reported by Mr. Sherman with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Revising the laws relative to the mints, ... (S. 859)

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 Prescribing the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury in certain cases therein named. (S. 441)

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 Revising the laws relative to the mints, assay offices, and coinage of the United States. (S. 859)

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 establish a Bureau of Customs Revenue: (S. 340)

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 promote international coinage. (S. 299)

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 provide for the redemption and sale of lands held by the United States under the several acts levying direct taxes. (S. 1321)

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 remit the duties on a bronze fountain presented to the city of Cincinnati, by Henry Probasco. (S. 312)

Mr. Sherman 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Major J. W. Nichols, paymaster United States army. (S. 400)

Mr. Sherman 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To facilitate the settlement of accounts of disbursing officers of the Quartermasters' Department. (S. 71)

Mr. Sherman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Cragin without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Abbott Q. Ross. (S. 138)

Mr. Sherman 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 Increasing the pension of Mary Louise Garesche, widow of Colonel Garesche. (S. 618)

Mr. Sherman 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 first July, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, 'for the disposal of coal lands and of town property in the ... (S. 837)

Mr. Sherman 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 section seven of ''An act to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Montana,'' approved May twenty-six, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. (S. 1127)

Mr. Sherman 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 Exempting from taxes certain property in the District of Columbia (S. 911)

Mr. Sherman 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 the charter of the National Junction Railway Company. (S. 313)

Mr. Sherman 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 American Loan and Trust Company. (S. 1155)

Mr. Sherman 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 to the Utah Southern Railroad Company a right of way through the public lands for the construction of a railroad and telegraph. (S. 1342)

Mr. Sherman 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 in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Granting to the Utah Southern ... (S. 1342)

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 Supplementary to an act entitled ''An act to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and ... (S. 43)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Relating to the duties on Russia and other hemps. (S. 896)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to authorize the refunding of the national debt.'' (S. 1149)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide a national currency of coin notes, and to equalize the distribution of circulating notes. (S. 378)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To reduce taxation. (S. 890)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Reported to the Senate and ordered to be printed as amended in Committee of the Whole. Note.--The amendments made in Committee of the Whole are indicated by striking out the words in [brackets] and inserting those printed in ... (S. 378)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second times, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and recommitted to the Committee on Finance. A Bill To provide for completing the collection of the United States direct tax apportioned to the several States and Territories of the United ... (S. 1365)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (S. 380) to authorize the refunding and consolidation of the national debt, to extend banking facilities, and to establish specie payments, reported it with an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 380)

Mr. Spencer 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill Fixing the status of certain federal soldiers enlisting in the Union army from the State of Alabama. (S. 357)

Mr. Spencer 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 amend an act entitled ''An act to protect all persons in the United States in their civil rights, and to furnish the means of their vindication,'' passed April ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (S. 293)

Mr. Spencer 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 encourage the production of cotton in the United States. (S. 20)

Mr. Spencer 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 provide for the improvement of the river, bay, and harbor of Mobile, in the State of Alabama. (S. 27)

Mr. Spencer 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 remove political disabilities of certain persons therein named. (S. 283)

Mr. Spencer 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 remove the political disabilities of a certain person therein named. (S. 1081)

Mr. Spencer 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 reorganize the medical, pay, and engineer corps of the United. States Navy, and to regulate and fix their absolute rank, uniform, and so forth. (S. 294)

Mr. Spencer 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 with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Granting a pension to William B. Looney, of Alabama. (S. 147)

Mr. Spencer 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, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the El Paso Railroad Company. (S. 770)

Mr. Spencer 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 abolish the office of naval officer. (S. 343)

Mr. Spencer 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 entitled ''An act to establish and declare the railroad and bridges of the New Orleans, Mobile and Chattanooga Railroad Company, as hereafter ... (S. 878)

Mr. Spencer 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 appoint an appraiser of merchandise for the port of Mobile. (S. 446)

Mr. Spencer 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 protect the lives and property of the crews, passengers, and merchants on board sea-going and coasting vessels in the mercantile marine of the United States. (S. 1116)

Mr. Spencer 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. Spencer with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to ... (S. 878)

Mr. Spencer 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. Spencer, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To appoint an appraiser of merchandise for ... (S. 446)

Mr. Spencer 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 Providing for the appointment by the President and confirmation by the Senate of supervisors of internal revenue. (S. 690)

Mr. Spencer 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 reduce the naval establishment of the United States. (S. 656)

Mr. Spencer 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 reduce the number of certain officers of the Navy. (S. 1107)

Mr. Spencer 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 regulate the compensation of pension agents. (S. 1250)

Mr. Spencer asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of William A. Hines, deceased. (S. 182)

Mr. Spencer 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 certain railroads in Alabama. (S. 269)

Mr. Spencer 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 Alabama to aid in the construction of the Savannah and Memphis railroad from Opelika to Tuscumbia, on the Tennessee River. (S. 975)

Mr. Spencer 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 public lands in the States of Alabama and Mississippi to the Decatur and Aberdeen Railroad Company to aid in the construction of a railroad to be ... (S. 268)

Mr. Spencer 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 public lands in the States of Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee to the Selma and Memphis Railroad Company to aid in the construction of a railroad ... (S. 267)

Mr. Spencer 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 a grant of lands to the State of Alabama to aid in the construction of the Chattahoochee and Mobile railroad, in said State. (S. 662)

Mr. Spencer 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 Reviving a grant of land to aid in the construction of a certain railroad in the State of Alabama. (S. 655)

Mr. Spencer 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 entries of public land in certain cases. (S. 495)

Mr. Spencer 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 lands to the Alabama and Tennessee Railroad Company. (S. 908)

Mr. Spencer 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 renew certain grants of land to the State of Alabama. (S. 140)

Mr. Spencer 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 the grant of lands to aid in the construction of a railroad from Selma to Gadsden, in the State of Alabama, and to confirm the same to the Selma, ... (S. 1123)

Mr. Spencer 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. Warner, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Granting public lands in the State[s] of ... (S. 268)

Mr. Spencer 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 place of holding the district court of the United States for the middle district of Alabama. (S. 768)

Mr. Spencer 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 change the place of holding the courts of the United States for the northern district of Mississippi. (S. 390)

Mr. Spencer 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. Trumbull, with amendment, viz: Strike out the word in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To change the place of holding the ... (S. 390)

Mr. Spencer asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on Disabilities, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To relieve certain persons of all political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth article of the amendments to the Constitution of the United States. (S. 246)

Mr. Spencer 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 the New Orleans, Mobile, and Chattanooga Railroad Company the right of way through the public lands of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 148)

Mr. Spencer 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. A Bill To change the time of holding the district courts of the United States, for the State of Alabama, and for other purposes. (S. 562)

Mr. Spencer, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the proper accounting officers of the treasury to settle and close the account of Hinton Rowan Helper. (S. 789)

Mr. Spencer, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Elizabeth A. Spurgeon. (S. 904)

Mr. Spencer, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Mary A. Filler. (S. 809)

Mr. Spencer, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Amanda M. Ritchey. (S. 808)

Mr. Spencer, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 309,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Sarah Evans. (S. 1253)

Mr. Sprague asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Committee discharged. A Bill For the relief of Henry A. Messenger. (S. 193)

Mr. Sprague 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, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Sprague with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the part printed in italics. Considered as in Committee of the Whole, ... (S. 763)

Mr. Sprague 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 provide for loaning the public money, and for other purposes. (S. 194)

Mr. Sprague 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 provide for loaning the public money, and for other purposes. The liberties and interests of the American people imperatively demand that scarcity of capital and high rates of ... (S. 194)

Mr. Sprague 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 Appropriations. A Bill To provide for loaning the public money, and for other purposes. (S. 194)

Mr. Sprague asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting jurisdiction to the Court of Claims in a certain cause involving the right to the use of a patent. (S. 921)

Mr. Sprague 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 Minnesota, to aid in the improvement of the harbor at Du Luth, Lake Superior, in said State. (S. 763)

Mr. Sprague 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. Sprague with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands to the State of ... (S. 763)

Mr. Sprague, from the Committee on Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charles P. Redmond. (S. 688)

Mr. Sprague, 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. Mary Dunn, of South Carolina. (S. 687)

Mr. Sprague, from the Committee on Claims, reported the following bill; which was read twice and recommitted to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Davis without amendment. A Bill For the benefit of Margaret Riddle, widow and executrix of George Read Riddle. (S. 81)

Mr. Sprague, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 258,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of W. B. Carpenter. (H.R. 1061)

Mr. Sprague, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 323,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of S. E. Ward. (S. 1273)

Mr. Sprague, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 334,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of R. Cruikshank, of the District of Columbia. (S. 1281)

Mr. Stearns 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Alexander J. McMillan, late lieutenant of Company F, Ninth Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. (S. 1302)

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. A Bill To prohibit contracts for servile labor. (S. 973)

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 Relative to the refining of gold and silver bullion at the mint of the United States and branches. (S. 17)

Mr. Stewart 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, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Extending the provisions of the civil rights bill for the enforcement of the fifteenth amendment of the Constitution. (S. 503)

Mr. Stewart 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the sureties of George B. Way, late major and additional paymaster United States Army. (S. 1229)

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 Explanatory of the act of July twenty-five, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, relating to the Sutro tunnel. (S. 664)

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 define and protect the rights of miners and to encourage the development of mines. (S. 1103)

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 School of Mines. (S. 585)

Mr. Stewart 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 abolish the franking privilege and to establish a United States postal telegraphic system. (S. 367)

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 Restoring to pre-emption and homestead, lands containing coal beds. (S. 364)

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 To legalize certain land locations. (S. 64)

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 To change the boundaries of the State of Nevada. (S. 366)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the improvement of the city of Washington. (S. 1113)

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. A Bill To regulate credits to prisoners for good behavior. (S. 554)

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. A Bill To secure to all persons the equal protection of the laws. (S. 365)

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. Reported by Mr. Stewart with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To regulate credits to prisoners for good behavior. (S. 554)

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. Reported by Mr. Stewart, with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets,] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To prohibit contracts for servile ... (S. 973)

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. Reported by Mr. Trumbull, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To secure to all persons the equal ... (S. 365)

Mr. Stewart, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (S. 698) to divide the State of Virginia into two judicial districts, reported it with an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 698)

Mr. Stewart, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (S. 810) to enforce the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, reported it with an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 810)

Mr. Stockton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Willey, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert the words printed in italics. Accompanied by Report No. 223. A Bill For the ... (S. 836)

Mr. Stockton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Jane Allen Birckhead. (S. 836)

Mr. Stockton 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 further amend an act entitled ''An act to provide internal revenue to support the government, to pay interest on the public debt, and for other purposes,'' ... (S. 311)

Mr. Stockton, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 90,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Joseph Lanman. (S. 726)

Mr. Stockton, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for a building suited to the use of the post office, the pension and revenue officers, and the judicial officers of the United States in the city of Trenton, New Jersey. (S. 892)

Mr. Stockton, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, submitted a report, (No. 157,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To extend Winder's Building, for the use of the War Department. (S. 905)

Mr. Summer 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 carry into effect the decree of the district court of the United States for the southern district of New York in the case of the ... (S. 84)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times. A Bill To repeal an act entitled ''An act to prevent the importation of certain persons into certain States where, by the laws thereof, their admission is prohibited.'' (S. 251)

Mr. Sumner 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 further security of equal rights in the District of Columbia. (S. 23)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting a pension to Mary Lincoln, widow of Abraham Lincoln, late President of the United States. (S. 19)

Mr. Sumner 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 appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of the United States in certain cases. (S. 280)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Providing that acts of the several departments shall not be called in question by other departments, and fixing the limits of the judicial power. (S. 341)

Mr. Sumner 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 amend the banking act and to promote the return to specie payments. (S. 295)

Mr. Sumner 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 carry out the reconstruction acts in the State of Virginia, and to secure equality before the law. Whereas in the act of Congress bearing date March two, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled ''An ... (S. 359)

Mr. Sumner 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 enforce the several provisions of the Constitution abolishing slavery, declaring the immunities of citizens, and guaranteeing a republican form of government by securing the elective franchise to ... (S. 18)

Mr. Sumner 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 secure wages to seamen in case of wreck. (S. 1089)

Mr. Sumner 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 simplify and reduce the rate of postage, to abolish the franking system, to limit the cost of carrying the mail, and to regulate the payment of postage. (S. 793)

Mr. Sumner 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 terminate the fabrication of United States notes and fractional currency, to strengthen the reserves of the national banks, and to promote the return to specie payments. (S. 1073)

Mr. Sumner 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 amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill In relation to the appellate ... (S. 280)

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 carry into effect the decree of the district court of the United States for the district of Louisiana in the case of the British ... (S. 86)

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 carry into effect the decree of the district court of the United States for the district of Louisiana in the case of the British brig ... (S. 87)

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 carry into effect the decree of the district court of the United States for the southern district of New York in the case of the ... (S. 88)

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 pay Charles Weile for services performed as consul at Tumbez, Peru. (S. 82)

Mr. Sumner 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 In relation to the coinage of gold and silver. (S. 250)

Mr. Sumner 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 Providing for the adjustment of the accounts of certain collectors of internal revenue. (S. 1329)

Mr. Sumner 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 strengthen the legal reserves of the national banks, and to provide for the resumption of specie payments on and after January one, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 658)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Sumner without amendment. A Bill To carry into effect the two several decrees of the district court of the United States for the district of ... (S. 85)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the Pacific Submarine Telegraph Company and to facilitate telegraphic communication between America and Asia. (S. 791)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the adjustment and satisfaction of claims of American citizens for spoliations committed by the French prior to the thirty-first day of ... (S. 350)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Sumner without amendment. Recommitted, with proposed amendment and amendments intended to be proposed, to the Committee on Foreign Relations. A ... (S. 115)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents and ordered to be printed. A Bill To secure the copyright of painting's, drawings, statuary, and models. (S. 61)

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 Freedman's Savings and Trust Company,'' approved March three, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. (S. 732)

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 incorporate the Uniontown and Washington City Railroad Company, in the District of Columbia. (S. 89)

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 secure equal rights in the public schools of Washington and Georgetown. (S. 361)

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. Reported by Mr. Sumner, with an amendment, viz: insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To secure equal rights in the public schools of Washington and ... (S. 361)

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 Supplementary to an act entitled ''An act to protect all citizens of the United States in their civil rights, and to furnish the means for their vindication,'' ... (S. 916)

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 amend the several acts of Congress relating to naturalization. (S. 189)

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 enforce the amendment of the Constitution, declaring that the right to vote shall not be denied or abridged on account of race, color, or previous condition ... (S. 598)

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 prevent the courts of the United States from enforcing contracts concerning slaves. (S. 254)

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 regulate appeals from the district courts of the United States in certain causes of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction. (S. 1110)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on Disabilities, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the removal of disabilities from the persons therein named. (S. 244)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations submitted a report, (No. 117,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Baron Creutz, of the Netherlands. (S. 831)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing payment of the amount awarded to Esteban G. Montano, a citizen of Peru, under the claims convention between the United States and Peru, of December four, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (S. 833)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing payment to Esteban G. Montano, a citizen of Peru, of the amount awarded to him under the claims convention between the United States and Peru, of December four, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (S. 833)

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 J. Ross Browne, late minister to China. (S. 692)

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 Victor Beauboucher, late consul of the United States at Jerusalem. (S. 463)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To carry into effect the convention of July four, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, between the United States and Mexico, for the adjustment of claims. (S. 195)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To facilitate telegraphic communication between the United States and Belgium. (S. 1008)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To incorporate the Pacific Submarine Telegraph Company, and to facilitate telegraphic communication between America and Asia. (S. 958)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To prevent the counterfeiting of foreign trade-marks, protected by treaty stipulations. Whereas treaties have been concluded between the United States and certain foreign powers, by which the contracting parties ... (S. 265)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. Recommitted to the Committee on Foreign relations. Reported by Mr. Sumner, with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of J. Ross Browne, late ... (S. 692)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report (No. 216,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Marcus Otterbourg, late consul of the United States at the city of Mexico, and minister to the republic of Mexico. (S. 994)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report (No. 4) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To refund to the States of Massachusetts and Maine interest paid by them on advances to the United States, and to provide for the defence of the northeastern frontier. (S. 232)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, 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 John Somers Smith, on account of diplomatic services at the city of Saint Domingo. (S. 462)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 261,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Nicholas P. Trist, negotiator of the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. (S. 1068)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 296,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of George Sydney Clement, a British subject. (S. 1225)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 297,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Christine Mahler, of Br‘tz, Prussia. (S. 1226)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was recommitted the bill (S. 115) relating to telegraphic communication between the United States and foreign countries, reported it with an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (S. 115)

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 For the temporary relief of destitute aged colored persons in the District of Columbia. (S. 1303)

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 To incorporate the trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and for other purposes. (S. 492)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, submitted a report, (No. 27,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To repeal the charter of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia. (S. 511)

Mr. Thayer asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting land to aid in the construction of a railroad from Sioux City, Iowa, to Columbus, Nebraska. Whereas the Congress of the United States did, on the first day of July, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 28)

Mr. Thayer 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 create a port of entry and delivery at Omaha, Nebraska. (S. 297)

Mr. Thayer 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 extend the provisions of ''An act to enable the State of Arkansas and other States to reclaim the swamp lands within their limits'' to the State of Nebraska. (S. 29)

Mr. Thayer 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 repeal an act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices. (S. 1)

Mr. Thayer 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 Commerce. Reported by Mr. Kellogg with amendments, namely: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill [To create a port of entry and delivery ... (S. 297)

Mr. Thayer 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, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of pre-emption settlers in the land district of West Point, in the State of Nebraska. (S. 713)

Mr. Thayer 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 For the relief of Elbridge Gerry. (S. 1042)

Mr. Thayer 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of John E. Wheeler. (S. 910)

Mr. Thayer 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the collection of debts due to the United States from certain southern railroad corporations. (S. 827)

Mr. Thayer 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 For the relief of Rear-Admiral Henry Waike. (S. 1140)

Mr. Thayer asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. A Bill In addition to ''An act to promote the progress of the useful arts,'' approved July four, eighteen hundred and thirty-six. (S. 841)

Mr. Thayer asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To confirm the title of the heirs of Gervacio Nolan, deceased, to certain lands in the Territory of Colorado. (S. 843)

Mr. Thayer 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 Amending the pre-emption and homestead laws so as to require the planting of trees on homestead and pre-emption settlements. (S. 243)

Mr. Thayer 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 land to aid in the construction of a railroad from Sioux City, Iowa, to Columbus, Nebraska. Whereas the Congress of the United States did, on the first ... (S. 510)

Mr. Thayer 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 Omaha and Northwestern railroad and telegraph line from Omaha via the mouth of Niobrara River to Fort Berthold, Dakota ... (S. 393)

Mr. Thayer 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 homestead acts for the benefit of soldiers. (S. 1029)

Mr. Thayer 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 authorize the Secretary of the Interior to change the boundaries of land districts. (S. 742)

Mr. Thayer 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 For the relief of pre-emption settlers in ... (S. 713)

Mr. Thayer 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 land to aid in the construction ... (S. 510)

Mr. Thayer 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 aid in the construction of the Omaha ... (S. 393)

Mr. Thayer 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 Authorizing the Pacific railroads to take up coal lands necessary to operate their roads. (S. 970)

Mr. Thayer 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 charter the Puget Sound and Idaho Railroad Company. (S. 1300)

Mr. Thayer, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 372,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Miss Rebecca L. Wright. (S. 1366)

Mr. Thurman 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 amendment of the act entitled ''An act establishing an uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States.'' (S. 1021)

Mr. Thurman 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 competency of witnesses in the courts of the United States and before United States commissioners. (S. 1173)

Mr. Tipton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting lands and the right of way to the Denver, Central, and Georgetown Railway Company. (S. 7)

Mr. Tipton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting the right of way and aid in public lands to the Denver, South Parke, and Rio Grande Railway and Telegraph Company. (S. 8)

Mr. Tipton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Albert Towle, postmaster at Beatrice, Nebraska. (S. 497)

Mr. Tipton 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 For the relief of H. B. Denman, late superintendent of Indian Affairs. (S. 1284)

Mr. Tipton 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 Extending the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, in cases of applications for the cancellation of homestead entries. (S. 333)

Mr. Tipton 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 and the right of way to the Denver, Central and Georgetown Railway Company. (S. 238)

Mr. Tipton 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 Brownsville, Nebraska, to intersect the Union Pacific railroad. (S. 240)

Mr. Tipton 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 Lincoln, in the State of Nebraska, to Denver, Colorado Territory. (S. 168)

Mr. Tipton 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 reclamation of desert lands in the Territory of Utah. (S. 1174)

Mr. Tipton 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 Great Nemaha Valley, Lincoln City and Loupe Fork railway. (S. 941)

Mr. Tipton 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 Springfield, Yankton and Iowa Railroad Company in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of a railroad from Springfield, via ... (S. 516)

Mr. Tipton 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 the right of way and aid in public lands to the Denver, South Parke and Rio Grande Railway and Telegraph Company. (S. 239)

Mr. Tipton 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 the right of way through the public lands to the Midland Pacific Railway Company, and for other purposes. (S. 36)

Mr. Tipton 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 authorize the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company, or its assigns, to change the established line of said road in the State of Nebraska. (S. 774)

Mr. Tipton 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 create an additional land district in the Territory of Colorado. (S. 177)

Mr. Tipton 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 create an additional land district in the Territory of Dakota. (S. 515)

Mr. Tipton 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 incorporate the Bear River and Cache Valley Canal Company, and for a grant of land to aid in the construction of a canal for irrigation and other purposes in ... (S. 1176)

Mr. Tipton 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 incorporate the Weber River and Kay's Creek Canal Company, and for a grant of land to aid in the construction of a canal, for irrigation and other purposes, ... (S. 1175)

Mr. Tipton 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 prohibit the sale of the public lands of the United States in Nebraska, except to actual settlers. (S. 405)

Mr. Tipton 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. Tipton, with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill Creating an additional land district in ... (S. 177)

Mr. Tipton 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. Tipton, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands to aid in the ... (S. 168)

Mr. Tipton 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 relief of the inhabitants of Salt Lake City, in the Territory of Utah. (S. 509)

Mr. Tipton, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Mary M. Butts. (S. 867)

Mr. Tipton, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 170,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Jacob B. Cuyle. (S. 922)

Mr. Tipton, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 171,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Leann Cox. (S. 923)

Mr. Tipton, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 219,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Julia Traynor. (S. 1005)

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, and ordered to be printed. Committee discharged and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Mr. Sumner with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and ... (S. 632)

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, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Concerning divorces in the District of Columbia. (S. 76)

Mr. Trumbull 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 provide for the appointment of assistant treasurers of the United States at Chicago and Cincinnati. (S. 1353)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Sebastian Reichert. (S. 914)

Mr. Trumbull 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 expedite the settlement of contests among settlers on the public lands, and for other purposes. (S. 419)

Mr. Trumbull 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 approve a certain law of the Territory of Montana. Whereas the legislative assembly of the Territory of Montana did, on the sixteenth day of November, ... (S. 1188)

Mr. Trumbull 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 judge of the district court of the United States in the district of Kentucky. Whereas, under and by virtue of the act entitled ''An act to ... (S. 408)

Mr. Trumbull 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 More effectually to provide for the execution of treaties for the protection of the owners of trade marks. (S. 501)

Mr. Trumbull 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 rights of property of married women in the District of Columbia. (S. 75)

Mr. Trumbull 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 Relating to the supreme court of the District of Columbia. (S. 491)

Mr. Trumbull 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 Supplementary to ''An act to provide for the summary trial of minor offenses against the laws of the United States,'' approved June eleven, eighteen hundred ... (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 the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to carry into effect provisions of the treaties between the United States, China, Japan, Siam, Persia, and other countries, ... (S. 632)

Mr. Trumbull 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 judicial system of the United States. (S. 44)

Mr. Trumbull 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 Transferring certain powers and duties to the Department of Justice. (S. 1212)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull without amendment. A Bill To fix the salary of the bailiff of the Court of Claims. (S. 97)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Library, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the encouragement and protection of dramatic compositions, designed and suitable for public representation, by securing to the authors and proprietors of ... (S. 703)

Mr. Trumbull, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To require the assent of collectors to warrants of seizure in certain cases. (S. 1354)

Mr. Trumbull, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Requiring a United States circuit court to be held at Wytheville, in the State of Virginia, and fixing the terms thereof and of the district court. (S. 962)

Mr. Trumbull, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To execute the provisions of a certain treaty between the United States and his Majesty, the Emperor of all the Russias, concluded on the twenty-seventh day of January, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (S. 264)

Mr. Trumbull, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second times. A Bill To consolidate the northern and southern judicial districts in the State of Florida. (S. 630)

Mr. Trumbull, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (S. 114) to enforce the fourteenth article of amendment of the Constitution of the United States, reported it with an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 114)

Mr. Trumbull, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (S. 44) to amend the judicial system of the United States, reported it with amendment. Amendment Striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting the following: (S. 44)

Mr. Vickers asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. A Bill For the relief of Andrew I. Ringgold's representatives. (S. 1033)

Mr. Vickers 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 prevent an appropriation therein mentioned from lapsing because of delay in the adjustment. (S. 919)

Mr. Vickers 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 Providing for the formation of corporations and regulating the same in the District of Columbia. (S. 461)

Mr. Vickers 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 provide for the creation of corporations in the District of Columbia by general law,'' approved May five, ... (S. 1222)

Mr. Vickers 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. 450)

Mr. Vickers 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. Vickers with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Providing for the ... (S. 461)

Mr. Vickers, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To prevent obstructions in the waters of the harbors and navigable channels of the United States. (S. 1334)

Mr. Vickers, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend the usury laws of the District of Columbia. (S. 215)

Mr. Vickers, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To exempt certain church property in the District of Columbia, from taxation. (S. 617)

Mr. Warner 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 provide for the payment of the direct tax due the United States from the late slave-holding States, and to donate the interest thereon to said States in aid of ... (S. 1372)

Mr. Warner 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 removal of political disabilities of citizens of Alabama. (S. 284)

Mr. Warner 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 removal of political disabilities. (S. 285)

Mr. Warner 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 renew certain grants of land to the State of Alabama. (S. 11)

Mr. Warner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide a board of commissioners for the examination of southern war claims. (S. 1373)

Mr. Warner 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 For the more equal distribution of national banking capital. (S. 358)

Mr. Warner 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 establish a certain post road in the State of Alabama, and for other purposes. (S. 1023)

Mr. Warner 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 To provide for a building, suited to the use of the post office, the land and revenue officers, and the judicial officers of the United States, ... (S. 731)

Mr. Warner 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 Authorizing the Savannah and Memphis Railroad Company of Alabama to enter public lands. (S. 1297)

Mr. Warner 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 Mobile and Pensacola Railroad. (S. 1011)

Mr. Warner 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 New Orleans and Selma Railroad and Immigration Association. (S. 1072)

Mr. Warner 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 renew a certain grant of lands to the State of Alabama. (S. 987)

Mr. Warner 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 better organization of the district courts of the United States within the State of Alabama,'' approved March tenth, ... (S. 606)

Mr. Warner 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 establish a circuit court of the United States at Montgomery, in the State of Alabama, and to take away the circuit court jurisdiction from the district ... (S. 1062)

Mr. Warner 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 appointment of an additional judge of the district courts of the State of Alabama, and for other purposes. (S. 1185)

Mr. Warner 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. Rice with amendments, namely: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the appointment of an ... (S. 1185)

Mr. Warner 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. McDonald without amendment. A Bill To establish certain post roads in the State of Alabama. (S. 263)

Mr. Warner, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (S. 659) for the relief of A. A. De Long, reported it with an amendment, accompanied by report No. 197. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (S. 659)

Mr. Warner, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 804) in aid of the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Vicksburg railroad, reported it with an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (S. 804)

Mr. Warner, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 975) granting lands to the State of Alabama to aid in the construction of the Savannah and Memphis Railroad from Opelika to Tuscumbia on the Tennessee River, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 975)

Mr. Willey 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 For the relief of the children of O. H. Berryman, deceased, and others. (S. 805)

Mr. Willey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Elijah M. Hart. (S. 835)

Mr. Willey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the trustees of the German Evangelical church at Martinsburg, West Virginia. (S. 796)

Mr. Willey 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the purchasers of lots and houses and lots sold by virtue of an act of Congress entitled ''An act providing for the sale of the lands, ... (S. 1144)

Mr. Willey 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 ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wilson with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of the purchasers of ... (S. 1144)

Mr. Willey 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 For the relief of the children of Otway H. Berryman, deceased. (S. 806)

Mr. Willey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents and ordered to be printed. A Bill Relating to copies of drawings in the Patent Office, and for other purposes. (S. 248)

Mr. Willey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of John B. Cornell. (S. 934)

Mr. Willey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of ... (S. 118)

Mr. Willey 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 Granting a pension to Riley H. Smith. (S. 642)

Mr. Willey 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 abolish the franking privilege, and to establish the letter-carrier system in cities of five thousand inhabitants, and upwards. (S. 398)

Mr. Willey 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 appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands of the United States for educational purposes. (S. 756)

Mr. Willey 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 act entitled ''An act to incorporate the Washington, Alexandria, and Georgetown Steam Packet Company.'' (S. 92)

Mr. Willey 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 Providing for the formation of corporations and regulating the same in the District of Columbia. (S. 119)

Mr. Willey 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 subscriptions by the corporate authorities of the cities of Washington and Georgetown to the capital stock of certain railroad ... (S. 183)

Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Claim, submitted a report, (No. 366,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of George F. Brott and Isaac Davis. (S. 1347)

Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 66) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James M. Ellison. (S. 648)

Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 73) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of George T. Wiggins of Keokuk, in the State of Iowa. (S. 674)

Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Claims, 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 loyal citizens of Loudon county, Virginia, therein named. (S. 686)

Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 79) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mathilda Victor. (S. 699)

Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 13,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Elizabeth Carson. (S. 449)

Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 140,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Horace Tyler. (S. 869)

Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 156,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William Spence. (S. 897)

Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 326,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William J. Phillips. (S. 1274)

Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Claims, 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 Captain John A. Wilcox. (S. 552)

Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Patents, 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 Polly Hunt, administratrix, and George W. Hunt, administrator, of the estate of Walter Hunt, deceased. (S. 260)

Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Patents, submitted a report (S. Report No. 28) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of George Wright. (S. 493)

Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Patents, submitted a report, (No. 306,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Horace L. Emery. (S. 1242)

Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Patents, submitted a report, (No. 307,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Albert W. Gray. (S. 1243)

Mr. Williams 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 vacate and sell the Umatilla reservation in the State of Oregon (S. 276)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Amendatory of the organic act of the Territory of Idaho. (S. 1074)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Columbia River to Great Salt Lake. (S. 275)

Mr. Williams 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 establish a collection district in the State of Oregon. (S. 277)

Mr. Williams 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 establish certain post roads in the State of Oregon. (S. 278)

Mr. Williams 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 the immigration of Chinese into the United States. (S. 279)

Mr. Williams 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 Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Williams with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands to aid in the ... (S. 275)

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. Committee discharged, and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Howe without amendment, and that it ought not to pass. Accompanied by Report No. 317. A Bill For the ... (S. 217)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of John Cummins, late collector and disbursing agent of Idaho. (S. 309)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the sureties of William L. Adams. (S. 657)

Mr. Williams 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 For the improvement of the Umpqua River, in the State of Oregon. (S. 720)

Mr. Williams 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Captain J. M. Keeler, late provost marshal for the State of Oregon. (S. 355)

Mr. Williams 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of P. Fittbogen, late of the Thirty-fifth Missouri Infantry. (S. 1218)

Mr. Williams 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill Relative to the military reservation of Fort Dalles, Oregon. (S. 247)

Mr. Williams 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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To pay two companies of Oregon volunteers. (S. 53)

Mr. Williams 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 ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Schurz, with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 37. A Bill To pay two companies of Oregon ... (S. 53)

Mr. Williams 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 establish certain post roads. (S. 604)

Mr. Williams 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 establish certain post routes in the State of Oregon. (S. 371)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Blessington Rutledge. (S. 548)

Mr. Williams asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To perfect the title of Franklin Oliver, a soldier in the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, to certain lands which he claims to have covered by ... (S. 142)

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 the Columbia River to Puget Sound. (S. 514)

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 To amend an act entitled ''An act granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Central Pacific railroad, in California, ... (S. 94)

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 To extend the benefits of the donation law of September twenty-seven, eighteen hundred and fifty, to certain persons. (S. 1137)

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 To extend to the mouth of the Columbia river the land-grant heretofore made for a railroad in Oregon. (S. 107)

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. Williams, with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill Granting lands to aid in the ... (S. 514)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplementary to an act entitled ''An act regulating the rights of property of married women in the District of Columbia,'' passed April ten, ... (S. 711)

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 Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act in addition to an act entitled 'An act to amend the judicial system of the United States.''' (S. 1135)

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 Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To disapprove an act of the legislative assembly of the Territory of Idaho, passed January fifteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and for other purposes. (S. 751)

Mr. Williams, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To strengthen the public credit, and relating to contracts for the payment of coin. (S. 56)

Mr. Williams, 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 Thomas Henderson. (S. 725)

Mr. Williams, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the bill (S. 406) to expedite the survey of private land claims, reported it with an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 406)

Mr. Williams, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To create a new laud district in the Territory of Washington. (S. 1266)

Mr. Williams, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To incorporate the Corinne, Bear River, and Salt Lake Canal Company, and for a grant of land to aid in the construction of a canal for irrigation and other purposes, in the Territory of Utah. (S. 1035)

Mr. Williams, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second times, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and recommitted to the Committee on Public Lands. A Bill Granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Portland to Astoria and McMinville, in the State ... (S. 396)

Mr. Williams, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second times, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and recommitted to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Williams, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill ... (S. 396)

Mr. Williams, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 447) to incorporate the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 447)

Mr. Williams, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 601) to incorporate the Kansas, Indian Territory and Gulf Railway Company, and to enable the Missouri River, Fort Scott and Gulf, and the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad Companies to unite upon and construct a single track through the Indian Territory ... (S. 601)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times. A Bill To incorporate the National Academy of Letters and Arts. (S. 854)

Mr. Wilson 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 more equal distribution of national banking capital. (S. 15)

Mr. Wilson 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 amend the act to incorporate the National Academy of Sciences. (S. 881)

Mr. Wilson 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 encourage ship-building, and to promote the interests of American commerce. (S. 1304)

Mr. Wilson 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 the importation of immigrants under labor contracts. (S. 318)

Mr. Wilson 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 establish lines of American steamships between the United States of America and Europe. (S. 14)

Mr. Wilson 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 removal of certain disabilities from the persons therein named. (S. 105)

Mr. Wilson 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 make the importation of immigrants under labor contracts unlawful. (S. 563)

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 promote the civilization of Indians and to prepare them for the rights and duties of citizenship. (S. 640)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Rawlins, widow of John A. Rawlins, deceased, late Secretary of War. (S. 433)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Captain J. H. Merrill. (S. 680)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the appointment of a board of commissioners to examine the claims of loyal persons in the States lately in rebellion for supplies furnished the military ... (S. 98)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the payment of moneys due J. E. Clarke and John T. Peabody, of Louisiana. (S. 201)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To aid in establishing and supporting public schools in the States lately in rebellion. (S. 1361)

Mr. Wilson 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 appointment of inspectors in the Indian service. (S. 1177)

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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Orlando Brown. (S. 42)

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 ordered to be printed. A Bill For the restoration of Major James Belger to his office and rank. (S. 1064)

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 ordered to be printed. A Bill Providing a mode for the selection of cadets to the Military and Naval Academies. (S. 861)

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 ordered to be printed. A Bill Relating to the Freedmen's Bureau. (S. 146)

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 ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplementary to an act entitled ''An act for the relief of certain companies of scouts and guides organized in Alabama,'' approved March three, eighteen ... (S. 255)

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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the restoration of James Belger to the rank of major and quartermaster in the Army. (S. 1204)

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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the settlement of the accounts of officers of the army and navy. (S. 459)

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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To enable the Secretary of War to revise the general regulations for the government of the army. (S. 668)

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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To establish a military prison. (S. 442)

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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the disposition of useless military reservations. (S. 569)

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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the reduction of the officers of the army of the United States. (S. 348)

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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the selection of cadets to the Military and Naval Academies. (S. 1339)

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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To reduce the number of officers and enlisted men of the army, and to fix the pay of officers. (S. 705)

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 ordered to be printed. A Bill To relinquish the interest of the United States in certain lands to the city and county of San Francisco. (S. 241)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. A Bill In behalf of inventors and their legal representatives. (S. 693)

Mr. Wilson 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 relief of Mrs. Catherine Barry. (S. 1020)

Mr. Wilson 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 Granting an increase of pension to Emily B. Bidwell, widow of Brigadier General Daniel D. Bidwell, Sallie Griffin, widow of General Griffin, and to Sarah Hackleman, ... (S. 205)

Mr. Wilson 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 Relating to the operations of the pension laws, and for other purposes. (S. 162)

Mr. Wilson 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 section twenty-five of an act entitled ''An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 1171)

Mr. Wilson 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 title to certain lands on the Fort Kearney military reservation in Fremont County, Iowa. Whereas the following described entries at the Council ... (S. 1267)

Mr. Wilson 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 two million acres of public lands for the benefit of public schools in the District of Columbia. (S. 104)

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 Granting the use of a public reservation in the city of Washington to the Island Institute. (S. 912)

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 Incorporating the Island Institute of Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 584)

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 association called ''The Sons and Daughters of Liberty.'' (S. 652)

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 United Aid Association of Washington, District of Columbia. (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 the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Lewis, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts printed in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Incorporating the ... (S. 584)

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 prohibit assessments of money upon Government employees for political or other purposes. (S. 1094)

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 enable officers of the army of the United States to insure their lives in life insurance companies of the United States. (S. 984)

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 increase the number of the judges of the Supreme and circuit courts of the United States and to establish the boundaries of the judicial circuits. (S. 521)

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 prevent prize fighting. (S. 590)

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 regulate the appointment of inferior officers in the civil service. (S. 1228)

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 regulate the taking of testimony in the courts of the United States, and prescribing fees to be charged for issue and service of necessary papers therein. (S. 1205)

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 Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To fix the point of junction of the Union Pacific Railroad Company and the Central Pacific Railroad Company. (S. 580)

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 Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Howard with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To fix the point of junction of the ... (S. 580)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To remove certain political disabilities of persons therein named in the State of Mississippi. (S. 382)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities, and ordered to