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Bills and Resolutions, Senate, 42nd Congress

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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 Extending the provisions of the act of July sixteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, granting ten years' additional service on the active list to certain ... (S. 173)

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 and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Pratt, with amendments, viz: Strike out the word in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Relative to claims of certain northern ... (S. 160)

Ordered to be printed. Ordered to be printed with proposed amendments. Insert the parts in italics. An Act Supplementary to an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Texas Pacific Railroad Company, and to aid in the construction of its road, and for other purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (S. 724)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Cragin asked and 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 reduction of the number and grades of officers of the Navy, and for other purposes. (S. 848)

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 reduce internal taxes and to abolish the office of Commissioner of internal Revenue. (S. 343)

Mr. Alcorn asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 endow Reneau Female University and five normal schools in the State of Mississippi. Whereas the public lands asked for by the State of Mississippi in a ... (S. 1133)

Mr. Alcorn 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 Martha A. Booth. (S. 1456)

Mr. Alcorn asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 Elyton, Corinth and Tennessee River Railroad Company through the public domain, and for other purposes. Whereas Northwestern ... (S. 1564)

Mr. Alcorn asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 right of way through the public lands of the United States to the Mobile and Northwestern Railroad Company. (S. 1056)

Mr. Alcorn asked and, by unanimous consent, 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, amend, and extend so much of the act of August eleventh, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, as relates to the railroad from Brandon, in the State of ... (S. 1563)

Mr. Alcorn 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 provisions of an act approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitled "An act to provide for the collection of debts due from ... (S. 1372)

Mr. Alcorn asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Levees of the Mississippi River, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the construction of levees on the Mississippi River. (S. 1426)

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. 129)

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 Charles Baskervill and Henry B. Whitfield, and to compensate them for valuable services rendered the Government of the United States. (S. 542)

Mr. Ames 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 Exempting certain articles from the operation of the fifth section of the act of May eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, making appropriations for the ... (S. 1254)

Mr. Ames 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 George A. Gordon as an officer of the United States Army. (S. 1264)

Mr. Ames 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 adjust the rank of certain officers of artillery. (S. 1570)

Mr. Ames 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 appointment of a major in the artillery of the Army of the United States. (S. 1511)

Mr. Ames 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 section six of an act entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen ... (S. 996)

Mr. Ames 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. Ames with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To repeal so much of section six of an act entitled "An act making ... (S. 996)

Mr. Ames 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 certain officers in the United States Navy. (S. 753)

Mr. Ames 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 allowance of expenses incurred by marshals of the United States in certain cases. (S. 614)

Mr. Ames 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 a district judge in each of the judicial districts of Mississippi. (S. 913)

Mr. Ames 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 W. R. Miles, of Yazoo County, Mississippi. (S. 932)

Mr. Ames 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 laws relating to the organization of the Army of the United States as establishes distinctions to the prejudice of one class of ... (S. 1335)

Mr. Ames, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of B. C. Pressley. (S. 685)

Mr. Ames, from the Committee on Finance, submitted a report (No. 317) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To establish the custom-house value of the sovereign or pound sterling of Great Britain, and to fix the par of exchange. (S. 1427)

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 In relation to pensions. (S. 587)

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 amend an act entitled "An act to enforce the right of citizens of the United States to vote in the several States of this Union, and for other purposes." (S. 335)

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 publication of the specifications and drawings of the Patent Office. (S. 119)

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 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 House of Representatives in the Congress of the ... (S. 336)

Mr. Anthony asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Anthony without amendment. A Bill To repeal certain provisions of the laws of the United States relating to advancement in the Navy. (S. 1100)

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 promote commerce among the States, and to cheapen the transportation of the mails and military and naval stores. (S. 1494)

Mr. Anthony 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 distribution of prize-money. (S. 555)

Mr. Anthony 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 oaths and affirmations taken and made in transacting business relating to the revenues from customs, and to substitute declarations in lieu thereof. (S. 1364)

Mr. Anthony asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy. (S. 1223)

Mr. Anthony asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy. (S. 1284)

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 Authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to convey in a national vessel the monument designed by Admiral Porter in memory of the officers, seamen, and marines of ... (S. 1219)

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 relief of Robert H. Wyman. (S. 1557)

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 In regard to the commencement of increased pay to promoted officers in the Navy. (S. 897)

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 Regulating promotion, employment, and pay in the Navy of the United States. (S. 391)

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 To provide for reclaiming and improving the swamp and over-flowed lands connected with the United States navy-yard at Brooklyn, New York. (S. 1314)

Mr. Anthony asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Printing, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To enable the Commissioner of Patents to print, for sale at cost, the bound drawings and specifications of the Patent-Office. (S. 1644)

Mr. Anthony asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Printing, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To place at the disposal of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue certain copies of the new compilation of internal revenue laws. (S. 1636)

Mr. Anthony asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Printing, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the reporting and printing of the debates in Congress. (S. 681)

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 aid in the establishment of a line of screw-steamships for carrying passengers and mails between the United States, the Sandwich Islands, ... (S. 1408)

Mr. Anthony, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of certain officers of the Navy who were dropped, furloughed, or retired under the act of February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and fifty-five. (S. 1592)

Mr. Anthony, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Grace B. Peck. (S. 1525)

Mr. Anthony, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report (No. 377) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William W. Low, now a captain on the active list of the United States Navy. (S. 1526)

Mr. Bayard 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 abatement or repayment of taxes on distilled spirits in bond, destroyed by casualty. (S. 881)

Mr. Bayard 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 an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the abatement or repayment of taxes on distilled spirits in bond ... (S. 881)

Mr. Bayard 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 Niel Nielsson. (S. 1407)

Mr. Bayard 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 Margaret H. Judd, of Wilmington, Delaware. (S. 857)

Mr. Bayard 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 In relation to Mexican titles to land within the Territory of Arizona. Whereas by article one of the treaty between the United States of America and the ... (S. 891)

Mr. Blair 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 Concerning the rights of disabled Army officers. (S. 270)

Mr. Blair 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 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. 7)

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 Labor, 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. 421)

Mr. Blair 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 better protection of the Indian tribes, and their consolidation under a civil government, to be called the Territory of Oklahoma. (S. 653)

Mr. Blair 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 certain citizens of Glasgow, Missouri, and for other purposes. (S. 369)

Mr. Blair 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 supplementary to an act to provide for furnishing artificial limbs to disabled soldiers," approved June thirtieth, eighteen ... (S. 471)

Mr. Blair 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. 696)

Mr. Blair 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 or near the city of Lexington, in the State of Missouri, and to establish ... (S. 1079)

Mr. Blair 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 grantees of franchises for the construction and maintenance of bridges to mortgage the same, with such bridges and their ... (S. 1013)

Mr. Blair 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 Saint Joseph Bridge Building Company to mortgage its bridge, with the appurtenances and the franchises relating thereto. (S. 1014)

Mr. Blair 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 authorize the ... (S. 1079)

Mr. Blair 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 authorize the ... (S. 696)

Mr. Blair 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 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. 131)

Mr. Blair 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 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. 420)

Mr. Blair 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 entitled "An act for the relief of certain purchasers of lands from the legal representatives of Bartholomew Cousin," ... (S. 790)

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 Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the construction of a building for the use of the custom-house, post office, United States courts, internal revenue, and other ... (S. 185)

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 Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To provide ... (S. 185)

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 Declaratory of the rights of settlers upon the Cherokee neutral lands in Kansas under existing laws, (S. 652)

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 For the relief of Stoddard and New Madrid Counties, in the State of Missouri, in the matter of certain swamp-land. (S. 1606)

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 In regard to entries by pre-emption under the act of Congress, approved September fourth, eighteen hundred and forty-one, entitled "An act to appropriate the ... (S. 504)

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 from ... (S. 523)

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. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. A Bill Supplemental to an act entitled "An act making a grant of lands in alternate ... (S. 523)

Mr. Blair 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 the Secretary of the Treasury to pay certain claims arising from the seizure and conversion to the uses of the United States of private personal ... (S. 543)

Mr. Blair 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 holding a circuit court of the United States in and for the western district of Missouri. (S. 846)

Mr. Blair 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 relief of Tinsley, Van Horn and Company, Glenn, Overall and Clark, and J. N. Henderson and Company, of Louisiana, Missouri. (S. 82)

Mr. Blair 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 For the removal of all legal and political disabilities from the people of the Southern States. (S. 8)

Mr. Blair, 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 Ambrose N. Dunn. (S. 982)

Mr. Blair, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report (No. 61) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of persons to whom the governors of the Northwest and Indiana Territories confirmed lands, which lands were afterward sold by the United States. (S. 749)

Mr. Boreman asked and, by a 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 proper accounting officers of the Treasury to settle the account of James V. Boughner, late additional paymaster United States ... (S. 1300)

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 reimburse United States marshals for moneys necessarily expended by them in taking the ninth census in excess of the compensation allowed them under the ... (S. 527)

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. Reported by Mr. Sawyer with an amendment, viz: Strike on the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To reimburse United States marshals ... (S. 527)

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 A. Werninger, senior. (S. 141)

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 loyal citizens of London County, Virginia therein named. (S. 260)

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 Mary M. Clark, widow of Leonard Clark, deceased (S. 230)

Mr. Boreman 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 Thomas B. Stewart and Alexander McConn, of West Virginia. (S. 545)

Mr. Boreman 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 Nixon, of West Virginia. (S. 518)

Mr. Boreman 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 James V. Boughner to certain lands therein described. (S. 534)

Mr. Boreman 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 suitable for a post-office, for the accommodation of the revenue officers, and the United States courts and their ... (S. 363)

Mr. Boreman asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. Reported adversely and postponed indefinitely. Vote to postpone indefinitely reconsidered. Recommitted to the Committee on Public Buildings and ... (S. 363)

Mr. Boreman 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 Charles J. Faulkner, of West Virginia, from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment ... (S. 142)

Mr. Boreman 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 relief of Dudley D. Smith, in his own right, and as administrator of Whitcomb Smith, deceased. (S. 79)

Mr. Boreman, 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 heirs of the late Thomas Lawson, deceased. (S. 1443)

Mr. Boreman, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 413) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William Spence. (S. 1556)

Mr. Boreman, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 80) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Providing for the payment to loyal citizens of Loudoun County, Virginia, therein named, for their property taken by the military authorities of the United States. (S. 850)

Mr. Boreman, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 95) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Joseph Segar, of Virginia. (S. 889)

Mr. Boreman, from the Committee on Territories, to whom was referred, the bill (S. 617) approving the act passed by the legislative assembly of Dakota Territory, authorizing the people to vote aid to railroads, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 617)

Mr. Boreman, 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 remove the political disabilities of James D. Halyburton, of Virginia, and Thomas G. Williams, of San Antonio, in the State of Texas. (S. 1539)

Mr. Brownlow 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 relief of Colonel George W. Kirk. (S. 77)

Mr. Brownlow 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 Fixing the salaries of certain officers. (S. 340)

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 Lieutenant J. Scott Payne. (S. 1419)

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 Major Gaines Lawson. (S. 1247)

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 To confirm the purchase of the site of Fort Houston, near Nashville, Tennessee, and to donate the same to the trustees of Fisk University for educational ... (S. 758)

Mr. Buckingham asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Henry N. Galpin, postmaster at Berlin, Connecticut. (S. 103)

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. 240)

Mr. Buckingham 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 amend an act to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights. (S. 14)

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 For the relief of certain Indians in the Central superintendency. Whereas the members of the tribe of Ottawa Indians of Blanchard's Fork and Roche de Boeuf have presented their petition earnestly ... (S. 1175)

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 For the relief of Joseph Lanman. (S. 104)

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 For the relief of Mrs. Fanny Kelly. (S. 13)

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 entitled "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, ... (S. 1313)

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 To provide for a building for the use of the post office, customhouse, pension office, United States circuit and district courts, and internal revenue offices at Hartford, Connecticut. (S. 12)

Mr. Buckingham 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 Directing the Secretary of War to deliver to Fisk Mills, sculptor, condemned ordnance, to be used in the casting of the equestrian statue of the late ... (S. 1186)

Mr. Buckingham 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 ocean steamship lines for the transportation of the mail between the United States and foreign countries, and for other purposes. (S. 207)

Mr. Buckingham 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 restore the light-ship in New York Harbor known as the "Wreck of the Scotland Light-Ship." (S. 1512)

Mr. Buckingham 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 members of the Shawnee tribe of Indians. (S. 135)

Mr. Buckingham 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 authority to use the unexpended balance from appropriations heretofore made for the subsistence of Navajo Indians to meet deficiencies in the ... (S. 1605)

Mr. Buckingham 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 President to place the name of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel James A. Bates, captain in the United States Army, with the full rank of major. (S. 751)

Mr. Buckingham 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 heirs of the late Captain B. R. Perkins, of the United States Army. (S. 765)

Mr. Buckingham 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 State of Connecticut and other States. (S. 1283)

Mr. Buckingham 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 payment of bounties to the Fifth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers. Whereas certain members of the Fifth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, ... (S. 1228)

Mr. Buckingham 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 adjust the rank and pay of officers on the retired list of the Army. (S. 1495)

Mr. Buckingham 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 filing claims for additional bounty under the act of July twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (S. 1528)

Mr. Buckingham 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. Morrill, of Maine, with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. A Bill Relating to the payment of bounties to the Fifth Regiment ... (S. 1228)

Mr. Buckingham 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 advance Commander Francis M. Bunce cue grade in the Navy. Whereas Commander Francis M. Bunce took command of the ironclad Monadnock and successfully ... (S. 980)

Mr. Buckingham 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. 1266)

Mr. Buckingham 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 authorize the Attorney-General to examine into the claims of certain insurance companies for losses. (S. 1324)

Mr. Buckingham, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Henry S. Welles. (S. 1623)

Mr. Buckingham, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To enable the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to purchase and pay for certain improvements within the Nez Perce Indian reservation in the Territory of Idaho. Whereas, by the tenth article of the treaty concluded ... (S. 1183)

Mr. Buckingham, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 176,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to settle the claims of Messrs. Durfee and Peck and E. H. Durfee for supplies furnished the Indians in Montana in the winter of ... (S. 1088)

Mr. Caldwell 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 Kansas Pacific Railway Company to construct a branch of its road to the Arkansas River. (S. 39)

Mr. Caldwell 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 and aid the Kansas Pacific Railway Company to extend and construct its railroad and telegraph line to the northern boundary of Mexico. (S. 42)

Mr. Caldwell 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 enable the Secretary of War to enlarge the depot at Fort Leavenworth. (S. 41)

Mr. Caldwell asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to provide a national currency secured by pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption ... (S. 187)

Mr. Caldwell 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 abolish the tribal relations of the Miami Indians, and for other purposes. (S. 777)

Mr. Caldwell 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 Donating the military reservation of Fort Harker, in the State of Kansas, to said State, for the seat of an industrial normal school. (S. 1546)

Mr. Caldwell 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 A. H. von Luettwitz, late first lieutenant Third United States Cavalry. (S. 1505)

Mr. Caldwell 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 equalize bounties to the soldiers of the United States Army during the late rebellion. (S. 556)

Mr. Caldwell 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. Mary A. McFarland, widow of Peter McFarland, and the minor children of the same. (S. 865)

Mr. Caldwell 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 Gabrilla P. Moody. (S. 864)

Mr. Caldwell 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 grant a pension to William Landon. (S. 1225)

Mr. Caldwell 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 opening of a military and post-road from the month of Walnut River, in Kansas, to the mouth of the Main Cashe River, in ... (S. 443)

Mr. Caldwell 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. Considered as in Committee of the Whole, amended, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed as amended. A Bill To provide ... (S. 443)

Mr. Caldwell 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. Pomeroy with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the ... (S. 443)

Mr. Caldwell 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 Authorizing the construction of a public building at Leavenworth, Kansas, for the use of the post-office, United States courts, and ... (S. 1193)

Mr. Caldwell asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 Kansas. (S. 877)

Mr. Caldwell 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 Albert D. Pierce, postmaster at Sumnerville, Ottawa County, Kansas. (S. 538)

Mr. Caldwell 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 Miami Indian lands in Kansas. (S. 40)

Mr. Caldwell, 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 Concerning the publication of the Official Army Register. (S. 584)

Mr. Caldwell, 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 circuit and district courts of the United States for the district of Kansas. (S. 480)

Mr. Cameron 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 place on the pension-roll the name of Margaretta S. Meade, widow of Major-General George G. Meade. (S. 1196)

Mr. Cameron 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 Donating condemned cannon and cannon-balls to the Gettysburgh Battle-Field Memorial Association. (S. 1607)

Mr. Cameron asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 Little Cottonwood Railroad Company. (S. 1273)

Mr. Cameron, 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 provisions of the treaty between the United States and Great Britain signed in the city of Washington the eighth day of May, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relating to the fisheries. (S. 1622)

Mr. Cameron, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read twice, considered as in Committee of the Whole, amended, reported to the Senate, and postponed to to-morrow. [Strike out the parts printed in brackets.] A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of War to admit six Japanese youths to the West Point Military ... (S. 454)

Mr. Cameron, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read twice, considered as in Committee of the Whole, amended, reported to the Senate, and postponed to to-morrow. A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of War to admit six Japanese youths to the West Point Military Academy. (S. 454)

Mr. Carenter asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 to the State of Wisconsin to complete a road from Lake Saint Croix to Lake Superior. (S. 565)

Mr. Carpenter 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 regulate the manner of taking private property for public use. (S. 1262)

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 For the relief of James Belger. (S. 339)

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 farther the administration of justice. (S. 85)

Mr. Carpenter 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 Charles W. Adams. (S. 834)

Mr. Carpenter 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 H. Wilson. Whereas Edward H. Wilson did, on the tenth day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, institute suit against the Bank of ... (S. 833)

Mr. Carpenter 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 Francis Holborn. (S. 357)

Mr. Carpenter 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 Samuel A. Wilkins. (S. 541)

Mr. Carpenter 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 foreign and coasting trade on the northern, northeastern, and northwestern frontiers of the United States, and ... (S. 799)

Mr. Carpenter 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 construction of certain bridges over the Mississippi River, and over Saint Croix Lake or River. (S. 1011)

Mr. Carpenter 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 restore the waters of the Bay of Superior to their natural outlet. (S. 1009)

Mr. Carpenter 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 authorize the construction of ... (S. 1011)

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 legalize assignments of pay of officers of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, officers, clerks, and other employees of the civil service of the United States. (S. 1476)

Mr. Carpenter 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 transfer of Alonzo E. Miltimore. (S. 568)

Mr. Carpenter 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 transfer of Alonzo E. Miltimore. (S. 623)

Mr. Carpenter 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 heirs of William C. Brashears. (S. 1255)

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 Confirming and extending a patent-right to Levi W. Pond and Eau Claire Lumber Company. (S. 624)

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 Abbott L. Hodge, the son, and Amelia S. Hodge, now Mrs. George Packard, formerly the widow, of Nehemiah Hodge, deceased. Whereas letters-patent ... (S. 672)

Mr. Carpenter 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 George J. St. Louis. (S. 474)

Mr. Carpenter 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 West Wisconsin Railway Company to keep up and maintain a bridge for railway purposes across Lake Saint Croix, at the city of ... (S. 671)

Mr. Carpenter 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 authorize the West ... (S. 671)

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 For the relief of Benjamin W. Reynolds. (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 Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Giving construction to the acts of Congress granting lands to the State of Wisconsin to aid in building a railroad. (S. 356)

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 the right of way through the public land to the Green Bay and Superior Railway Company. (S. 673)

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 the right of way to the Chippewa Valley and Lake Superior Railroad Company. (S. 689)

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 To quiet the title to the lands of the settlers on lands belonging to the West Wisconsin Railway Company. Whereas, by the neglect of the Commissioner of the ... (S. 1025)

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 To renew a certain land-grant. (S. 1249)

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 abolish the eastern judicial district of Wisconsin. (S. 1559)

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 authorize the President to accept the resignation of judges of any court of the United States. (S. 435)

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 fix the time for holding the annual session of the Supreme Court of the United States. (S. 1220)

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 further the administration of justice. (S. 473)

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 efficiency of the inferior courts of the United States. (S. 690)

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. 622)

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 amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To further the ... (S. 473)

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 with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To abolish the eastern judicial district ... (S. 1559)

Mr. Carpenter 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 West Wisconsin Railway Company to keep up and maintain a bridge for railway purposes across Lake Saint Croix, at the city of Hudson, in the ... (S. 457)

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 protection of settlers on the public lands of the United States. (S. 6)

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 Granting the right of way and lands in aid of the construction of a canal for irrigating and other purposes, in the county of El Dorado and other counties, in the State of California. (S. 83)

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 Amendatory of and supplementary to an act entitled "An act to reduce duties on imports and to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved June sixth, ... (S. 1519)

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. Reported by Mr. Sherman with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets.] A Bill Amendatory of and supplementary to an act entitled "An act to reduce duties on ... (S. 1519)

Mr. Casserly 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 J. Ross Browne, late minister to China. (S. 373)

Mr. Casserly 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 prohibit contracts for servile labor, and to amend and enforce existing laws against the cooly trade. (S. 1058)

Mr. Casserly 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 former occupants of the present military reservation at Point San Jose, in the city and county of San Francisco. Whereas by the act ... (S. 755)

Mr. Casserly 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 to the California Central Narrow-Gauge Railroad Company certain rights upon the lands of the United States at Benicia, in California. (S. 1263)

Mr. Casserly 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. 1424)

Mr. Casserly 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. West with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 114. A Bill For ... (S. 755)

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 Thomas B. Valentine. (S. 416)

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 expedite the survey of private land claims. (S. 415)

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 Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Relating to the purchase of a building and grounds in San Francisco, California, for the purposes of a United States marine hospital. (S. 815)

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 owners and occupants of certain lands in California. (S. 214)

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 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, ... (S. 1066)

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 restore a part of the Round Valley Indian reservation to the public lands, and to provide for the sale of the same. (S. 1415)

Mr. Casserly 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 test on some of the lamps about the public grounds in Washington a certain invention for lighting and extinguishing gas in street-lamps by ... (S. 756)

Mr. Casserly 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 payment of legal services rendered by Edmund M. Randolph to the United States. (S. 1487)

Mr. Casserly 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 certain cases. (S. 553)

Mr. Chandler asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce Reported by Mr. Buckingham without amendment. A Bill To provide for the payment, in gold, of certain wages to seamen in foreign countries. (S. 1438)

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 deepening Saint Clair Flats Canal to sixteen feet. (S. 345)

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 protection of seal-fisheries in Alaska, and for other purposes. (S. 660)

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 the entry and clearance of ferry-boats and of bonded cars passing from one State to another through foreign contiguous territory. (S. 659)

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 amend an act entitled "An act increasing temporarily the duties on imports, and for other purposes." (S. 1115)

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 amend existing laws relating to the compensation of officers of the customs, and for other purposes. (S. 596)

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 amend section second, act of August thirtieth, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, in relation to the transportation and exportation of imported goods, wares, and ... (S. 344)

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 authorize inquiries into the causes of steam-boiler explosions. (S. 999)

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 define a gross of matches, and for other purposes. (S. 209)

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 introduce the international code of signals into the merchant-service of the United States. (S. 1569)

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 immigration to the United States. (S. 1245)

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: Insert the words printed in italics. Relative to the entry and clearance of ferry-boats and of bonded cars passing from ... (S. 659)

Mr. Chandler 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 H. Retherford and George Kains, of the First Michigan Cavalry Volunteers. (S. 702)

Mr. Chandler 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 In relation to mineral lands. (S. 1354)

Mr. Chandler asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Chandler with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill In relation to mineral lands. (S. 1354)

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 Extending the time for the completion of the Portage Lake and Lake Superior Ship-Canal. (S. 1267)

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 In relation to homestead and pre-emption claims. (S. 638)

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 completion of the military road from Fort Wilkins, at Copper Harbor, in the State of Michigan, to Fort Howard, in the State of ... (S. 661)

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 incorporate the Arkansas Valley and Cimarron Railway Company, and grant the right of way over the public lands. (S. 1320)

Mr. Chandler 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 a circuit and district court of the United States for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. (S. 529)

Mr. Chandler 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 suits from the State courts to the circuit courts of the United States in certain cases. (S. 1204)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the enlargement of the Saint Mary's Falls Canal, in the State of Michigan. (S. 560)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to extend the laws of the United States relating to customs, commerce, and navigation, over the territory ceded to the United States by Russia. to establish a collection district therein, ... (S. 735)

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 name of the schooner La Pette to La Petite. (S. 1062)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To further regulate the exportation of merchandise in bond. (S. 1381)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To grant an American register to the British ship St. Albans. (S. 1170)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To grant an American register to the Canadian tug Noah P. Sprague and to the ship Alhambra. (S. 1171)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To pay Charles Weile for services performed as consul at Tumbez, Peru. (S. 1239)

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 transfer of the Saint Mary's Falls Canal, of Michigan, with all its appurtenances, and all the right and title of the State of Michigan in and to the same, to the United States. (S. 1453)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 604) to allow the Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company to lay their track upon the west pier at Oswego, New York, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 604)

Mr. Clayton 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 Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Arkadelphia Southwestern Railroad Company to construct a bridge over the Ouachita River at or near ... (S. 597)

Mr. Clayton asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 William A. Bevins, late receiver of the public moneys at the Batesville district of Arkansas, and of David S. Fraley and Edwin McGuire, his ... (S. 922)

Mr. Clayton asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Nye without amendment. A Bill To amend the organic act of Montana Territory. (S. 1148)

Mr. Clayton 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. Buck, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. (S. 1019)

Mr. Clayton 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 Solomon Hubbard. (S. 1226)

Mr. Clayton 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 Van Buren, Arkansas. (S. 1251)

Mr. Clayton 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 Secretary of the Interior to receive the funded bonds of the State of Arkansas in exchange for certain bonds now held by him in trust for ... (S. 598)

Mr. Clayton 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 Alois Smith. (S. 1271)

Mr. Clayton 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 Patrick Sullivan, late a first lieutenant in the Nineteenth Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry. (S. 1615)

Mr. Clayton 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 Bowlin. (S. 1270)

Mr. Clayton 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 John W. Crawford. (S. 762)

Mr. Clayton 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 Albert A. Morey. (S. 761)

Mr. Clayton 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 Albert A. Morey. (S. 921)

Mr. Clayton 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 construction of a bridge across the Arkansas River at Little Rock, Arkansas. (S. 931)

Mr. Clayton 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 construction of a railroad bridge across the Arkansas River at Fort Smith, in Arkansas, and to declare it a post-road. (S. 924)

Mr. Clayton 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 Authorizing the ... (S. 1251)

Mr. Clayton 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 authorize the Little ... (S. 597)

Mr. Clayton asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 each officer, soldier, seaman, and marine who served the United States in the late war of the rebellion, and who was honorably discharged ... (S. 1081)

Mr. Clayton 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 John J. McAlmont and Silas F. Field, as sureties on the bond of John G. Halliburton, deceased, late marshal of the United States in and for ... (S. 923)

Mr. Clayton 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 territorial limits and jurisdiction of the United States district courts for the eastern and western districts of Arkansas, and for other ... (S. 979)

Mr. Clayton 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 entitled "An act authorizing terms of the United States district court to be held at Helena, Arkansas, and for other purposes." (S. 1544)

Mr. Clayton 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. Edmunds with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To repeal an act entitled "An act ... (S. 1544)

Mr. Cobrett asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 the right of way to the Walla-Walla and Columbia River Railroad Company, and for other purposes," approved March ... (S. 1287)

Mr. Cole 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 Relating to the overland mails. (S. 657)

Mr. Cole 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 establish military prisons. (S. 506)

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 Christopher Green and Hugh C. Trainor. (S. 261)

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 Walter D. Plowden. (S. 1651)

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 William Hunter. (S. 730)

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 Granting relief to Eva, Ella, Henry, and Guy Carleton, heirs of General James H. Carleton, deceased. (S. 1375)

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. Reported by Mr. Davis with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Granting relief to Eva, [Ella,] Etta, Henry, and ... (S. 1375)

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 amend the acts relating to officers employed in the examination of imported merchandise in the district of San Francisco, State of California. (S. 1309)

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, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To amend the acts relating to officers ... (S. 1309)

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 Relating to the payment of duties. (S. 1217)

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 To abolish the coinage charge in the mints of the United States. (S. 460)

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 To admit tea and coffee into the United States free of duty. (S. 489)

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 To establish an assay-office at Helena, in the Territory of Montana. (S. 809)

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 To replace national bank notes with United States notes. (S. 1207)

Mr. Cole 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 Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to take jurisdiction over the people of Alaska called Indians, and for other purposes. (S. 965)

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 Amending an act entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and ... (S. 731)

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 For the relief of California and Nevada veteran volunteers, honorably discharged at points distant from original enlistment. (S. 559)

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 Leasing the Presidio reservation to the city of San Francisco for a public park. (S. 310)

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 To authorize the sale of the military reservation known as Camp Cady, in the State of California. (S. 991)

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 To restore certain property to Phineas Banning and Benjamin D. Wilson. Whereas Phineas Banning conveyed to the United States of America, by deeds dated ... (S. 1310)

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. Reported by Mr. West with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of California and Nevada ... (S. 559)

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. Reported by Mr. West with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of California and Nevada veteran volunteers honorably ... (S. 559)

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. Reported by Mr. West, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To restore certain property to Phineas ... (S. 1310)

Mr. Cole 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 incorporate the Utah Railroad Mining and Land Company. (S. 716)

Mr. Cole asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Rice with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To incorporate the Utah Railroad Mining ... (S. 716)

Mr. Cole 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 Relating to the capture of the Albemarle. (S. 715)

Mr. Cole 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 Eliza Bates. (S. 540)

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-Office and Post-Roads, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing the establishment of ocean mail-service between the United States and Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands. (S. 782)

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 authorize the district court of the United States for the district of California to hear and determine upon its merits the claim of Pauline Weaver and ... (S. 783)

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 Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the erection of a public building at Sacramento, California. (S. 1449)

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 Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To change the name of East Capitol street, in the city of Washington, to Lincoln avenue, and to provide for the improvement of the same. (S. 651)

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 Defining the rights of persons settling upon the public lands. (S. 459)

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 the North Pacific Coast Railroad, in the State of California. (S. 960)

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 the construction of the San Diego and San Bernardino Railroad. (S. 592)

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 define the rights of settlers upon the public lands of the United States. (S. 469)

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 encourage the construction of canals, for irrigation and navigation, in California. (S. 1396)

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 provide for the segregation of the public lands of the United States. (S. 458)

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 an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To encourage the construction of ... (S. 1396)

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 create the southern judicial district of California. (S. 144)

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 aid in the construction of a railroad from Wilmington, in the State of California, to Wickenberg, in the Territory of Arizona. (S. 143)

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 amend an act entitled "An act to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure ... (S. 966)

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 authorize the Southern Pacific Railroad Company to change a portion of its line in consideration of the construction of an additional road without an ... (S. 928)

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 relief of the inhabitants of the town of Arcata, in Humboldt County, California. Whereas the town of Arcata, in Humboldt County, California, was allowed ... (S. 591)

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. 11)

Mr. Conkling 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 letters-patent to Alexander Smith and Halcyon Skinner. (S. 476)

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 Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for a building for the use of the post-office, United States circuit and district courts, and internal-revenue offices, at Utica, ... (S. 376)

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 For the preservation of the harbors of the United States against encroachment. (S. 37)

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 For the relief of John M. Lamb, of the State of New York. (S. 315)

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 prevent cruelty to animals while in transit by railroad or other means of transportation within the United States. (S. 36)

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 additional commercial and postal facilities in the port of New York. (S. 38)

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 Commerce. Reported by Mr. Buckingham without amendment. A Bill To enable the Secretary of the Treasury to acquire from the mayor and corporation of the city of Now York land on the Battery for a ... (S. 1125)

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 the New York and Venezuela Mail Steamship Company to establish an American line of steamships for opening direct trade between the United States and the ... (S. 916)

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 allow the Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company to lay their track upon the West pier at Oswego, New York. (S. 604)

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 establish a national registry of shipping, and to afford additional protection to passengers and seamen, and to prevent excessive rebates in the duties on ... (S. 563)

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 incorporate the Continental General Agency. (S. 477)

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 regulate the weighing of imported merchandise for the ascertainment of duty, and for other purposes. (S. 707)

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 For the relief of William Fischer. Whereas, by a verdict of the United States district court for the eastern district of New York, it appears that there was ... (S. 1040)

Mr. Conkling 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 Anson Atwood. (S. 840)

Mr. Conkling 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 without amendment. Recommitted to the Committee on Patents. Reported by Mr. Ferry, of Connecticut, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and ... (S. 840)

Mr. Conkling 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 Catharine Ferry. (S. 1477)

Mr. Conkling 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 Mrs. Charlotte Barnaby (S. 495)

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 Authorizing the sale of the site of the present post-office in the city of New York to the New York Chamber of Commerce. Whereas the site of ... (S. 971)

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 authorize the continuance of mail steamship service between the United States and Cuba. (S. 706)

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. Ferry, of Michigan, accompanied by Report No. 168, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts ... (S. 706)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To aid the American Printing-House for the Blind and the American University for the Blind, in the District of Columbia. Whereas the great expense ... (S. 1374)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To repeal certain rights and privileges of the Alexandria and Washington Railroad Company, and the Washington, Alexandria and Georgetown Railroad ... (S. 1586)

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 entitled "An act regulating proceedings in criminal cases, and for other purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. (S. 367)

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 the act entitled "An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States." (S. 127)

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 authorize clerks of circuit and district courts of the United States to appoint deputies. (S. 418)

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 facilitate the trial of suits, causes, and proceedings; the taking of depositions, testimony, bonds; the issuing of processes, and expediting the ... (S. 915)

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 provide for the holding of additional terms of the circuit court of the United States for the southern district of New York. (S. 1317)

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 For the relief of James A. Bell. (S. 906)

Mr. Cooper 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 relief of East Tennessee University. (S. 35)

Mr. Cooper 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 relief of William H. Turley in the case of the illegal seizure of the steamer T. D. Hine. (S. 34)

Mr. Cooper 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 granting pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, and the widows of deceased soldiers," approved February fourteenth, eighteen ... (S. 331)

Mr. Cooper 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 Robertson Topp and William L. Vance. (S. 1000)

Mr. Cooper 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 Ethan A. Sawyer. (S. 123)

Mr. Cooper 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 certain persons therein specified for horses illegally taken from them by officers of the United States. Whereas by the terms of the surrender of the ... (S. 994)

Mr. Cooper 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 construe sections two, three, four, five, and six of the Army appropriation bill, approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (S. 281)

Mr. Corbett 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 Chauncy M. Lockwood. (S. 241)

Mr. Corbett 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 enable Joseph Fox to make application to the Commissioner of Patents for the extension of letters-patent for machine for making crackers. (S. 1238)

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 Concerning the compensation of the collector of customs for the district of Willamette, in the State of Oregon. (S. 116)

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 aid in the construction of the Oregon Branch Pacific Railroad. (S. 19)

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 incorporate the Japan Steam Navigation Company. (S. 118)

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 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. 117)

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 restore the office of Director of the Bureau of Statistics. (S. 334)

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 Finance. Reported by Mr. Wright without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Wilson Bowlby, collector of internal revenue for Oregon. (S. 1107)

Mr. Corbett 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 facilitate specie payment. (S. 397)

Mr. Corbett 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 Henry R. Crosbie. (S. 902)

Mr. Corbett 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 L. Adams. (S. 370)

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 Creating the collection-district of Southern Oregon. (S. 1483)

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 improvement of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, in Oregon. (S. 510)

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 improvement of the Yam Hill River, Oregon. (S. 1286)

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 mouth of Coquille River, Oregon. (S. 1485)

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 amend 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 redemption ... (S. 1319)

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 authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to settle the account of Henry Warren, late depositary at Oregon City, Oregon. (S. 987)

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. Reported by Mr. Howe with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to settle the account of Henry Warren, ... (S. 987)

Mr. Corbett 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. 350)

Mr. Corbett 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 provide for the payment of expenses incurred by the Territories of Washington and Oregon in the suppression of Indian ... (S. 511)

Mr. Corbett 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 clerks employed in the offices of the adjutant general, quartermaster general, and commissary general at Salem, Oregon. (S. 708)

Mr. Corbett 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. Ames with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the payment of expenses ... (S. 511)

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. 372)

Mr. Corbett 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 mail-route from Jacksonville to Sam's Valley, Oregon. (S. 432)

Mr. Corbett 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 post-route in Oregon. (S. 1484)

Mr. Corbett 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 post-route in Oregon. (S. 605)

Mr. Corbett 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 post-routes in the State of Oregon. (S. 1412)

Mr. Corbett 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. Kelly with amendments, accompanied by report No. 49. Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill ... (S. 241)

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 Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To donate to the State of Oregon a public building, lot, and material situated at The Dalles, Oregon. (S. 1348)

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 the construction of a military wagon-road from the navigable waters of Tillamook Bay to Grand Ronde Valley, in ... (S. 371)

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 Explanatory of an act entitled "An act to reduce the expenses of the survey and sale of the public lands in the United States." (S. 1363)

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 aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Columbia River to Great Salt Lake. (S. 215)

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 aid in the construction of the Portland, Dalles and Salt Lake Railroad, and to provide for the sale of such lands by the United States to ... (S. 396)

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 grant the right of way only, for a railroad from Tualatin Valley to Tillamook Bay, in Oregon. (S. 748)

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 amend an act approved February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, amending an act approved May thirty-first, eighteen hundred and seventy, ... (S. 793)

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 extend the rights of citizenship to certain persons born within the Territory of Oregon previous to the year eighteen hundred and forty-six. Whereas there ... (S. 695)

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 salary of the United States district judge of Oregon. (S. 1347)

Mr. Corbett asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Relating to evidence in the Court of Claims. (S. 1010)

Mr. Corbett 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 Earl C. Bronough from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution ... (S. 1001)

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. Reported by Mr. Pool with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To extend the rights of citizenship to ... (S. 695)

Mr. Corbett, from the Committee on Commerce, reported, the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To promote the ship-building and commercial interests of the United States. (S. 914)

Mr. Corbett, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, 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 Elbridge Gerry. (S. 636)

Mr. Corbett, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, 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 J. and G. M. Dailey. (S. 868)

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 For the relief of Carlton A. Uber. (S. 87)

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 For the relief of Richard Washington, a paymaster in the United States Navy. (S. 308)

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 aid the execution of the law against polygamy, and to prevent that crime in the Territory of Utah, and for other purposes. (S. 325)

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 amend section five of the general incorporation law of the District of Columbia, in relation to cemeteries. (S. 22)

Mr. Cragin 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 Mediterranean and Oriental Steam Navigation Company of New York to establish an American line of iron steamships for opening direct trade between the ... (S. 1455)

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 Authorizing corrections to be made in errors in prize-lists. (S. 849)

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 Fixing the pay of civil engineers in the United States Navy. (S. 1411)

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 Fixing the rank of professors of mathematics in the United States Navy. (S. 417)

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 Alexander, Swift and Company and the Niles Works, of Cincinnati, Ohio. (S. 1541)

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 Alexander, Swift and Company. (S. 1542)

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 Andrew W. Johnson. (S. 1006)

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 Donald McKay. (S. 1209)

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 Howard F. Moffat. (S. 1224)

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 Miles Greenwood. (S. 1260)

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 Mrs. Cecilia Barr, widow of William Barr. (S. 835)

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 Mrs. Harriet B. Pendleton, widow of George H. Pendleton, late of the United States Navy. (S. 259)

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 Nathaniel McKay. (S. 1210)

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 Paymaster George F. Cutter. (S. 171)

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 Secor and Company, and Perine, Secor and Company. (S. 1595)

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 officers and crew of the United States steamer Champion. (S. 1593)

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 officers and crew of the United States steamer Vicksburg. (S. 1026)

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 Zeno Secor. (S. 1594)

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 Permitting Lieutenant Theodore B. M. Mason, of the Navy, to accept a decoration from the Emperor of Brazil. (S. 1399)

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 authorize the President to appoint Frederick T. Peet a first lieutenant in the Marine Corps. (S. 1508)

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 authorize the restoration of George Plunkett to his original rank as paymaster in the United States Navy. (S. 174)

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 define the relative rank of professors of mathematics in the Navy. (S. 258)

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 fix the pay of certain rear-admirals on the retired list of the Navy. (S. 595)

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 provide for the enlistment of three hundred additional seamen in the United States Navy. (S. 175)

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. Nye with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of Miles Greenwood. (S. 1260)

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. Nye with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of Nathaniel McKay. (S. 1210)

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. Nye with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of Donald McKay. (S. 1209)

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 payment of Richard M. Green, for the use of his patent by the Government. (S. 172)

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 Granting a pension to Lieutenant W. H. Parker. (S. 249)

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 Increasing the pension of Joseph Burnham. (S. 190)

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 Increasing the pension of Joseph Burnham. (S. 456)

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 In relation to the payment of the expenses of the arrest, custody, and trial of prisoners charged with territorial offenses in the Territory of Utah, and for ... (S. 176)

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 promote education in the several Territories of the Union. (S. 1248)

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. Reported by Mr. Nye with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To promote education in the several ... (S. 1248)

Mr. Cragin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 179,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To establish an iron-ship building yard on the waters falling into the Atlantic, and an iron-ship building-yard on the Mississippi or one of its tributaries, and to afford ... (S. 1098)

Mr. Cragin, from the Committee on Territories, to whom was referred the bill (S. 325) to aid the execution of the law against polygamy, and to prevent that crime in the Territory of Utah, and for other purposes, reported it with an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 325)

Mr. Davis 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 relief of the trustees of Wildey Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. (S. 1240)

Mr. Davis 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 George S. Wright, administrator of John T. Wright, deceased. (S. 1221)

Mr. Davis 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. Machen with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of the trustees of Wildey ... (S. 1240)

Mr. Davis, of Kentucky, 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 Appropriating money to pay the unsatisfied claims of the State of Kentucky, growing out of the late civil war. (S. 410)

Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, 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 Martinsburgh, West Virginia. Whereas the German Evangelical Church at ... (S. 775)

Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, 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 Charity Lodge, number one hundred and eleven, Free and Accepted Masons, of Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. (S. 794)

Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, 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 reimburse the State of West Virginia for losses incurred by reason of the destruction of its bridges, and so forth, during the late war. Whereas ... (S. 313)

Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, 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 erection of a building suitable for the use of the United States courts, post-office, and other necessary ... (S. 512)

Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, 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 internal commerce. (S. 453)

Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, 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 erection of a building suitable for the use of the United States courts, post-office, and other necessary ... (S. 512)

Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 211) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Edward N. Calvert. (S. 1162)

Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 113,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Robert Lowry, of Nashville, Tennessee. (S. 929)

Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 128,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To pay James and Emma S. Cameron for property taken and used by the Army during the late war. (S. 953)

Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 133,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Margaret B. Franks, heir at law of Thomas L. Franks, of Green Bay, Wisconsin. (S. 983)

Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 177,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To reimburse the State of Nevada for expenses incurred while a Territory in purchase of a prison and in support of United States courts. (S. 1089)

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 section thirty of the judiciary act approved September twenty-fifth, seventeen hundred and eighty-nine. (S. 462)

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 authorize the restoration of Gilbert Morton to the naval service. (S. 320)

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 regulate the civil service of the United States and promote the efficiency thereof. (S. 321)

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 Samuel A. Wilkins. (S. 852)

Mr. Edmunds 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 repeal the act approved March eleventh, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, for the relief of George W. Morse. (S. 890)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To annul an act of the legislative assembly of the District of Columbia entitled "An act to incorporate the rational Junction Railroad Company," ... (S. 825)

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 For the relief of Benjamin H. Campbell, marshal of the United States for the northern district of the State of Illinois. (S. 1404)

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 For the relief of the children of Abraham Fisher. (S. 772)

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 In addition to an act entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for the removal of causes in certain cases from State courts,' approved July ... (S. 792)

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 authorize the continued employment of an agent and counsel of the United States. (S. 1580)

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 prevent and punish infractions of the rights of the consular officers of foreign powers in the United States. (S. 1351)

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 prevent and punish the obstruction of the administration of justice in the courts of the United States. (S. 736)

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 provide for certain allowances to district judges, and for other purposes. (S. 1518)

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 provide for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States. (S. 1405)

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 punish stock-gambling by public officers, and for other purposes. (S. 407)

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 the words printed in italics. A Bill To punish stock-gambling by public ... (S. 407)

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 Granting a pension to Adrian S. Lee. (S. 847)

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 L. Adelia Foster. (S. 1063)

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 Margaret Nelson. (S. 1119)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to J. W. Cronkite. (S. 1064)

Mr. Edmunds, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (S. 913) to provide for the appointment of a district judge in each of the judicial districts of Mississippi, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 913)

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 Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of War to sell or lease certain swamp or low lands belonging to the Government lying on Niagara River ... (S. 521)

Mr. Fenton 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 Tehuantepec Railway and Ship-Canal Company. (S. 1)

Mr. Fenton 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 service in the collection of customs at the various ports of entry in the United States, and the disposition of fines, penalties, and forfeitures incurred under the laws relating to ... (S. 2)

Mr. Fenton 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 Finance. Reported by Mr. Fenton, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To regulate the service in the collection of ... (S. 2)

Mr. Fenton 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 Kenneth Mackenzie. (S. 224)

Mr. Fenton 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 Jethro Wood, the inventor of the modern plow. Whereas Jethro Wood, of Cayuga County, New York, the inventor of the cast-iron plow now ... (S. 1007)

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 establishment of ocean mail steamship service between the United States and Europe by lines of American steamships. (S. 225)

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 establish a general registry of shipping, and to promote the interests of American commerce. (S. 481)

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 additional mail service to Brazil. (S. 222)

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 repayment of certain duties collected upon the importation of Russia hemp. (S. 405)

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 refund a duplicate tax. (S. 1440)

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 Relating to telegraphic communication between the United States and foreign countries. (S. 126)

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 certain recruits of the Thirteenth Regiment New York State Volunteers. (S. 969)

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 Charles W. Berry, late private of the Thirty-sixth Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers. (S. 1533)

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 Jefferson W. Davis. (S. 451)

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 William Rood, late private of the Thirty-sixth Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers. (S. 1534)

Mr. Fenton 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 favor of William Welch, United States Navy. (S. 140)

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 to Alexander Douglas, of New York. (S. 1465)

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. Reported by Mr. Ferry, of Connecticut, with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill For the extension of a ... (S. 1465)

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 Granting a pension to Harriett Dewitt Mitchell. (S. 223)

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 In relation to arrears of pensions to soldiers and widows of deceased soldiers of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve. (S. 1218)

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 authorize the establishment of ocean mail steamship service between the United States and Mexico. (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. Reported by Mr. Hamlin with amendments, accompanied by report No. 48. Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill ... (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 Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. 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, ... (S. 422)

Mr. Fenton asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 public roads upon Indian or military lands. (S. 1461)

Mr. Fenton 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 the heirs or legal representatives of Abraham Livingston, deceased, of New York. (S. 1353)

Mr. Fenton 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 Levi S. Russell, of Chatham County, Georgia, of his political disabilities. (S. 789)

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 relief of William D. Ludlow. (S. 1334)

Mr. Ferry, of Connecticut, 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 relief of John E. Wheeler. (S. 90)

Mr. Ferry, of Connecticut, asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Chandler without amendment. A Bill To give to the bark Jewess an American register. (S. 1144)

Mr. Ferry, of Connecticut, 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 Explanatory of the act approved July eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy, entitled "An act to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating ... (S. 1281)

Mr. Ferry, of Connecticut, 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 Josiah George Jennings. Whereas Josiah George Jennings made application for a patent for an improvement in water-closets, which ... (S. 1471)

Mr. Ferry, of Connecticut, 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. Ferry, of Connecticut, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill For the ... (S. 1471)

Mr. Ferry, of Connecticut, 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 therein named. (S. 1205)

Mr. Ferry, of Connecticut, from the Committee on Patents, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Hiram W. Hayden. Whereas, on the sixteenth day of December, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-one, letters-patent of the United States were granted to Hiram W. Hayden for machinery for ... (S. 1152)

Mr. Ferry, of Connecticut, from the Committee on Patents, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Louisa Jenkins, widow of Henry Jenkins, deceased. (S. 1637)

Mr. Ferry, of Connecticut, from the Committee on Patents, submitted a report (No. 341) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To enable William D. Ludlow to make application to the Commissioner of Patents for the extension of letters-patent for an improvement in refrigerators. (S. 1478)

Mr. Ferry, of Connecticut, from the Committee on Patents, submitted a report (No. 374) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Edward P. Torrey and William B. Tilton. (S. 1522)

Mr. Ferry, of Connecticut, from the Committee on Patents, submitted a report, (No. 209,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Colista E. Cox. (S. 1151)

Mr. Ferry, of Connecticut, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 259,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Martha E. Orich, Mary J. Orich, and John J. Orich, minor children of John C. Orich, deceased. (S. 1291)

Mr. Ferry, of Connecticut, submitted a report (No. 369) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Asahel G. Batchelder and Mrs. Alsie M. Thompson. (S. 1516)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, 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 For the construction of a court-house, post-office, and other Government offices at Grand Rapids, Michigan. (S. 1199)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, 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 for United States courts, post office, pension, and internal revenue offices at Grand Rapids, Michigan. (S. 91)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, 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 Referring the claim of Isaac W. Ingersoll and Joseph Granger, for damages under a contract for building a marine hospital at Detroit, Michigan, to the ... (S. 355)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, 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 Referring the claim of John H. Russell to the Court of Claims. (S. 1052)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, 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 Refining the duties of receivers of national banks. (S. 1625)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, 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 the issue of unauthorized circulation. (S. 1626)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, 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 authorize the National Bank of Lyons, Michigan, to change its location and name. (S. 1211)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, 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 set apart a certain portion of the island of Mackinac, in the Straits of Mackinac, within the State of Michigan, as a national park. (S. 1304)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, 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 Thomas Turner. (S. 409)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, 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 Peter Harder, late Company I, Seventh Regiment Michigan Volunteers. (S. 1460)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, 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 ... (S. 184)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, 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 Timothy Baker, of Saint John's, Michigan. (S. 441)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, 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 a Government building, to be used for a custom-house, post-office, and bonded warehouse, at Port Huron, ... (S. 1034)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, 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 fire-proof building for a post-office. United States courts and their offices, and pension and internal-revenue ... (S. 776)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 ... (S. 183)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 time for the completion of the Portage Lake and Lake Superior Ship-Canal. (S. 701)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 restoration to market of certain lands in Michigan. (S. 1035)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act for the restoration of certain lands in Michigan," approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (S. 1632)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 sale of middle ground, or island, in Saginaw River, in the State of Michigan. (S. 985)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 change the direction of the road authorized by the act approved June third, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, from Ontonagon, in the State of ... (S. 918)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 Houghton and Ontonagon Railroad Company to make a resurvey of its road. (S. 232)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 completion of the military road from Fort Wilkins, at Copper Harbor, in the State of Michigan, to Fort Howard, at Green ... (S. 513)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, asked and, by unanimous consent, 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. Frelinghuysen with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill For the restoration ... (S. 1035)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, 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 holding of additional terms of the district and circuit courts of the United States in the State of Michigan, and for other ... (S. 1529)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, 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 holding of additional terms of the district and circuit courts of the United States in the State of Michigan, and for other ... (S. 531)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, 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 board of local inspectors of steam-vessels for the customs district of Michigan, in the State of Michigan. (S. 1575)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Fixing the salaries of certain officers. (S. 1479)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, from the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads, submitted a report (No. 32) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Lizzie Gilmer, postmaster at Pittsfield, Illinois. (S. 610)

Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, from the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads, submitted a report, (No. 130,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Timothy Baker, of Saint John's, Michigan. (S. 956)

Mr. Flanagan 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 an appropriation to indemnify the citizens of Brenham, Washington County, Texas, for loss of private property by fire and pillage at the hands of United States soldiers. Whereas the town of ... (S. 3)

Mr. Flanagan 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 Red River Valley, Oklahoma and Santa Fe Railroad Company. (S. 4)

Mr. Flanagan 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 Clymer. (S. 439)

Mr. Flanagan 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 W. A. Sayler. (S. 440)

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. A Bill To establish a post-route in Texas. (S. 408)

Mr. Flanagan asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 Providing for the cession by the State of Texas of certain territory of that State to the United States for Indian reservations and other purposes. (S. 564)

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 Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to pay certain claims arising from the seizure and conversion to the uses of the United States of cotton after the ... (S. 725)

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 Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to establish a uniform time for holding elections for electors of President and Vice-President for all the States," approved ... (S. 816)

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 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 To amend an act entitled "An act to ... (S. 816)

Mr. Frelinghuysen asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to brig in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To secure a more efficient and honest administration of Indian affairs. (S. 1275)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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 better preservation of harbors, havens, roads, channels, navigable rovers, lakes, and other navigable waters within the United States. (S. 1072)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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 encourage and promote telegraphic communication between America, Asia, and Europe. (S. 947)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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. Cameron with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To encourage and promote ... (S. 947)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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 secure a more efficient administration of Indian affairs. (S. 1373)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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 Fixing the rank of Captain Louis C. Satori. (S. 1174)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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 Daniel S. Morshon, junior. (S. 1475)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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 Sarah A. Ward. (S. 739)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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 the widow of the late Admiral Farragut. (S. 746)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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 the widow of the late Captain Davenport. (S. 1493)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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 erection of a public building suitable for use as a post-office and for other Government purposes at Jersey City, New ... (S. 1491)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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 aid of the execution of the laws in the Territory of Utah, and for other purposes. (S. 1540)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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 Making an appropriation to enable the President of the United States to perfect and put in force such rules regulating the civil service as may, from ... (S. 525)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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 fully to enforce the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States. (S. 243)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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 amend an act approved May thirty-first, eighteen hundred and seventy, entitled 'An act to enforce the rights ... (S. 438)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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 promote the collection of internal revenue. (S. 276)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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 reimburse John E. Woodward for certain moneys paid by him. (S. 1349)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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. Frelinghuysen with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill In aid of the ... (S. 1540)

Mr. Frelinghuysen asked and, 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 Newark India-Rubber Manufacturing Company, of Newark, New Jersey. (S. 1350)

Mr. Frelinghuysen 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. Cragin with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Granting a pension to the widow of the late Admiral Farragut. (S. 746)

Mr. Frelinghuysen, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report (No. 376) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John L. Pendery, surviving partner of Pendery and Gamble, attorneys. (S. 1524)

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 the Postmaster General to continue in use in the postal service of the United States a machine for postmarking, and for the ... (S. 213)

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 Referring to the Court of Claims a claim for the use of the Norton type-wheel dating and printing machine; also the dating and canceling ... (S. 1078)

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 Referring to the Court of Claims, for adjudication and determination, a claim for the past and future use of the Norton post-marking and ... (S. 1077)

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. Reported by Mr. Gilbert with amendments, viz: Insert the parts printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 186. A Bill Referring to the Court of ... (S. 1077)

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. Reported by Mr. Gilbert with amendments, viz: Insert the parts printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 186. Recommitted to the Committee on ... (S. 1077)

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. Reported by Mr. Gilbert with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 186. A Bill Referring to the Court of ... (S. 1078)

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. Reported by Mr. Gilbert with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 186. Recommitted to the Committee on Post ... (S. 1078)

Mr. Gilbert, from the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads, to whom was referred the bill (S. 213) authorizing the Postmaster General to continue in use in the postal service of the United States a machine for postmarking and for the cancellation of postage-stamps, and to make settlement with the inventor, patentee, and assignee thereof for the ... (S. 213)

Mr. Goldthwaite 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 in the State of Alabama, and for other purposes. (S. 819)

Mr. Goldthwaite 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 ... (S. 819)

Mr. Goldthwaite 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 circuit and district courts of the United States for the middle and northern districts of Alabama. (S. 1596)

Mr. Goldthwaite 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 better regulate the United States district courts in and for the State of Alabama. (S. 1648)

Mr. Goldthwaite 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 declare the true intent and meaning of section two of an act entitled "An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United ... (S. 774)

Mr. Hamilton 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 provide for the better security of life on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam, and for other purposes," ... (S. 189)

Mr. Hamilton, of Maryland, 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 restrict the.jurisdiction of the Court of Claims, and to provide for the payment of certain demands for ... (S. 1365)

Mr. Hamilton, of Maryland, 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 the act entitled "An act to establish and protect national cemetries," approved February twenty-second, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 1496)

Mr. Hamilton, of Maryland, 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 extension and use of the National Railroad of Maryland into and within the District of Columbia. Whereas it is ... (S. 1055)

Mr. Hamilton, of Maryland, 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 extension, construction, and use of the road of the Frederick and Pennsylvania Line Railroad Company into and ... (S. 1641)

Mr. Hamilton, of Maryland, asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the Washington and Rock Creek Valley Railroad Company. (S. 1466)

Mr. Hamilton, of Maryland, 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 parts printed in italics. A Bill To incorporate the Washington and Rock Creek ... (S. 1466)

Mr. Hamilton, of Maryland, 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 words printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the extension and use of the ... (S. 1055)

Mr. Hamlin 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 relief of the heirs of Captain Williams Barker, deceased, Sarah L. Spring and Harriet Spring. (S. 33)

Mr. Hamlin 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 approved June twenty-first, eighteen hundred and seventy, for the improvement of M street in the city of Washington. (S. 101)

Mr. Hamlin 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 transportation of the mails between the United States and Europe, and for other purposes. (S. 102)

Mr. Hamlin 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 cheap transportation of breadstuffs and provisions from the West to the seaboard at uniform rates throughout the year. (S. 32)

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 Donating certain condemned cannon for a soldiers' monument at Winterport, Maine. (S. 436)

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 For the relief of Isaac H. Allen. (S. 206)

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 provide payment for certain ordnance and certain armed transports made for the War Department. (S. 1277)

Mr. Hamlin 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 George W. Lawrence. (S. 1339)

Mr. Hamlin 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 Stephen Larrabee and A. L. Allen. (S. 1340)

Mr. Hamlin 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 Portland Company. (S. 1338)

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 John B. Emerson. (S. 138)

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 For the relief of Lizzie M. Mitchell. (S. 1093)

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 Agnes Ellen Kleiss. (S. 1092)

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 Peter Campbell. (S. 752)

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 provide for the payment of D. B. Allen and Company for services in carrying the United States mails. (S. 349)

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 facilitate improvement in the postal service. (S. 1029)

Mr. Hamlin 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 completion of the tympanum of the south wing of the Capitol building. (S. 205)

Mr. Hamlin asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 Dakota Southern Railway Company. (S. 967)

Mr. Hamlin asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 from Yankton, in the Territory of Dakota, to a connection with the Northern Pacific in the ... (S. 1502)

Mr. Hamlin 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 Approving the act passed by the legislative assembly of Dakota Territory, authorizing the people to vote aid to railroads. (S. 617)

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 Authorizing the extension of the railway of the Metropolitan Railroad Company in the District of Columbia. (S. 1167)

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 better education of the indigent blind in the District of Columbia. Whereas the Secretary of the Interior is authorized by law to ... (S. 1420)

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. Sawyer with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Authorizing the ... (S. 1167)

Mr. Hamlin asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Joint Committee on the Library, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for a group of statuary to commemorate the late epoch of American history. (S. 723)

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 authorize the sale of public property at Houlton, Maine. (S. 475)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report (No. 42) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William Blanchard. (S. 674)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Mines and Mining, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to promote the development of the mining resources of the United States." (S. 1482)

Mr. Harlan asked and, by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Relating to rights of actual settlers upon public lands. (S. 317)

Mr. Harlan asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first time, and ordered to be on the table and 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, held by ... (S. 318)

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 Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to settle and pay the accounts of Colonel James F. Jaques. (S. 59)

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 For the apportionment of Representatives to Congress among the several States according to the ninth census. (S. 63)

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 For the relief of Lucas, Dickinson, and other counties, in the State of Iowa. (S. 60)

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 amend an act entitled "An act to authorize the construction of certain bridges and to establish them as post roads," approved July twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (S. 65)

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 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, held by settlers under the pre-emption and ... (S. 64)

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 President to appraise certain lands. (S. 61)

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 provide for the sale of certain lands. (S. 62)

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 ratify and carry into effect the constitution and form of government for the Indian Territory adopted December twentieth, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy, at Okmulgee, by the general council ... (S. 80)

Mr. Harlan 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 Hiram W. Love, of the State of Iowa. (S. 302)

Mr. Harlan 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 Rufus M. Pickel. (S. 403)

Mr. Harlan 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 purchase, for the use of the Government, certain rights in patents of breech-loading fire-arms and machine for tapering metallic cartridges. (S. 1330)

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 protection of owners of saw-mills on the Mississippi River. (S. 893)

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, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill For the protection of owners of saw-mills on the Mississippi River. (S. 893)

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 For the relief of certain tribes of Indians in the Northern superintendency. (S. 508)

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 For the relief of R. H. Pratt. (S. 549)

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 For the relief of Red Bear, a chief of the Pembina band of Chippewa Indians. Whereas provision is made in the ninth article of a treaty with the Red Lake and ... (S. 788)

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 amend an act entitled "An act for the relief of certain tribes of Indians in the Northern superintendency," approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 1331)

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 authorize the Secretary of the Interior to expend the balance of an appropriation made for the support of industrial and other schools among Indian tribes. (S. 535)

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 authorize the Secretary of the Interior to negotiate with the Creek Indians for the cession of a portion of their reservation occupied by friendly Indians. ... (S. 1274)

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 confirm sales of Shawnee Indian land in Kansas, under the direction and with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior. (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 Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To confirm to the Great and Little Osage Indians a reservation in the Indian Territory. Whereas by the treaty of eighteen hundred and sixty-six between the ... (S. 976)

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 enable the Secretary of the Interior to use, for the removal of scattering bands of Chippewa Indians to their reservation near White Earth Lake, in ... (S. 509)

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. Corbett with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act for ... (S. 1331)

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 words inclosed in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of certain ... (S. 508)

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 Doctor Basil R. Prather, late acting assistant surgeon in the Thirty-fourth Regiment of Iowa Volunteer Infantry. (S. 917)

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 the legal representatives of the late George T. Wiggins, of Keokuk, in the State of Iowa. (S. 377)

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 Thomas Hughes. (S. 548)

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 empower the Secretary of War to establish, under certain conditions, a horse railway upon and over the island of Rock Island, and the bridges erected by ... (S. 287)

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 empower the Secretary of War to establish, under certain conditions, a horse-railway upon and over the island of Rock Island and the bridges erected by ... (S. 581)

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 Alonzo D. Cady. (S. 582)

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 James A. Forgey. (S. 277)

Mr. Harlan 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 or near the town of Clinton, in the State of Iowa, and to establish it ... (S. 547)

Mr. Harlan 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 authorize the ... (S. 547)

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 For the relief of certain settlers on the public lands in Iowa under the provisions of the homestead laws. (S. 389)

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 Relating to rights of actual settlers upon certain lands. (S. 288)

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 carry into effect the provisions of section four of an act entitled "An act making a grant of lands in the State of Iowa, in alternate sections, to aid in ... (S. 1229)

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 settle land-titles in the State of Iowa. Whereas in the adjustment of the several grants of land made to the State of Iowa, and to corporations existing ... (S. 986)

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. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy with amendments, viz: Insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To settle land-titles in the State of Iowa. Whereas in the adjustment of the ... (S. 986)

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 declare inauguration-day a legal holiday. (S. 1600)

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. Reported by Mr. Patterson with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To declare inauguration-day a legal holiday (S. 1600)

Mr. Harlan asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was rend 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. 132)

Mr. Harlan from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. 346) for the appraisement and sale of the Kansas Indian lands in the State of Kansas, and for other purposes, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 346)

Mr. Harlan, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To carry into effect the treaty of April twenty-eighth, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-six, with the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations or tribes of Indians. (S. 1650)

Mr. Harlan, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the hill (S. 620) for the sale of the Black Bob Indian lands, in the State of Kansas, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 620)

Mr. Hill asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, considered as in Committee of the Whole, reported to the Senate, read the third time, and ordered to lie on the table. A Bill To relieve George N. Forbes of the political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution ... (S. 962)

Mr. Hill 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 Thomas Hollis, of Morgan County, Georgia. (S. 1042)

Mr. Hill 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 Wylly Woodbridge. Whereas it appears that seventy-four bales of upland cotton, in good order, weighing thirty-five thousand seven hundred and ... (S. 271)

Mr. Hill 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 payment of Richard M. Green, for the use and purchase of his patent by the Government. (S. 537)

Mr. Hill asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Fixing the salaries of the President and Vice-President of the United States. (S. 1520)

Mr. Hill 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 Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to convey the United States branch mint at Dahlonega, Georgia, to the trustees of the North Georgia ... (S. 273)

Mr. Hill asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Authorizing ... (S. 273)

Mr. Hill 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 dividing the State of Georgia into three judicial districts, and organizing and establishing an additional district court of the United States, with circuit ... (S. 400)

Mr. Hill, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report (No. 435) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Ann E. Boyle, widow of Commodore Junius J. Boyle. (S. 1588)

Mr. Hill, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 144,) 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, surviving partner of Le Caze and Mallet. (S. 1020)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 constitute Nebraska City, in the State of Nebraska, a port of delivery. (S. 497)

Mr. Hitchcock 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. (S. 1250)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 persons for damages sustained by reason of Indian depredations. Whereas during the past twelve years many depredations and injuries, both ... (S. 1423)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 removal of the Otoe Indians of Nebraska to the Indian Territory. Whereas by act of Congress approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 1235)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 For the relief of persons for ... (S. 1423)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 Lieutenant Alonzo V. Richards. (S. 1298)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 enable honorably discharged soldiers and sailors, their widows and orphan children, to acquire homesteads on the ... (S. 1299)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 appointment of a captain of scouts. (S. 1413)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 construction of a wagon-road from North Platte, Nebraska, to the White River. (S. 1293)

Mr. Hitchcock 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. Logan with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the appointment of a captain of scouts. (S. 1413)

Mr. Hitchcock 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. West with an amendment, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the construction of a wagon-road from North Platte, ... (S. 1293)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 construction of a bridge across the Missouri River opposite to or within the corporate limits of Nebraska City, Nebraska. (S. 828)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 Albert Towle, postmaster at Beatrice, Nebraska. (S. 1589)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 vest the power of establishing post-roads in the Postmaster-General. (S. 1532)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 Authorizing the ... (S. 828)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 authorize the construction of a fire-proof building at Lincoln, the capital of Nebraska. (S. 1296)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 authorize the construction of a fire-proof building at Lincoln, the capital of Nebraska. (S. 722)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 authorize the construction of a fire-proof building at Nebraska City, Nebraska. (S. 1292)

Mr. Hitchcock asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Amendatory of the homestead law. (S. 498)

Mr. Hitchcock asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 Peter Fowlie. (S. 1414)

Mr. Hitchcock asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 certain institutions in the State of Nebraska. (S. 505)

Mr. Hitchcock asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 Relating to the creation of new land-districts. (S. 992)

Mr. Hitchcock asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 pre-emptors or settlers upon homesteads on the public land to alienate portions of their pre-emptions or homesteads for certain public purposes. (S. 1434)

Mr. Hitchcock asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 ... (S. 645)

Mr. Hitchcock asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 timber on western prairies. (S. 680)

Mr. Hitchcock asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 erect two new land-districts in the State of Nebraska. (S. 770)

Mr. Hitchcock asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 sell certain public lands to the Republican Valley Railroad Company, and for other purposes. (S. 1323)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 Granting the right of way to the Salt Lake and Echo Railroad Company. (S. 1555)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 Prohibiting the several Territories in the Union from giving or loaning their credit to railroad companies. (S. 1583)

Mr. Hitchcock 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, viz: Insert the part printed in italics. A Bill Prohibiting the several Territories in the Union from giving or loaning their ... (S. 1583)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 Restoring to the marshal of the District of Columbia the exclusive supervision of the jail in said District. (S. 1227)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 the Corcoran Park and Zoological Garden, near the Capitol, in the District of Columbia, and to incorporate a society to maintain the ... (S. 1531)

Mr. Hitchcock 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. Hitchcock with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To establish the ... (S. 1531)

Mr. Hitchcock asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Fixing the salaries of the United States attorney and United States marshal for the district of Nebraska. (S. 699)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 of holding the fall term of the United States district court for the district of Nebraska, and fixing the salary of the judge thereof. (S. 1497)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 holding terms of the circuit and district courts of the United States in Nebraska City, in the State of Nebraska. (S. 654)

Mr. Hitchcock 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. Wright with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets]. A Bill Fixing the time of holding the fall term of the United States district ... (S. 1497)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 the right of way through the public lands to the Cheyenne, Iron Mountain and Pacific Railroad and Telegraph Company. (S. 844)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 American Fork Railway Company a right of way through the public lands for the construction of a railroad and telegraph. (S. 1031)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 Wasatch and Jordan Valley Railroad Company a right of way through the public lands for the construction of a railroad and telegraph. (S. 1285)

Mr. Hitchcock 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. Stewart with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Granting the right of way ... (S. 821)

Mr. Hitchcock asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Territories, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To encourage internal improvements in the Territories. (S. 839)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 construction of a wagon-road from Red Cloud, Nebraska, to Denver, Colorado. (S. 1297)

Mr. Hitchcock 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 the right of way through the public lands to the Utah Northern Railroad Company. (S. 821)

Mr. Hithcock asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 an act entitled "An act to enable the State of Arkansas and other States to reclaim the swamplands within their limits "to the ... (S. 629)

Mr. Hithcock 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 the right of way through the public lands to the Grand Island and Northwestern Railroad Company. (S. 1044)

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. 152)

Mr. Howe 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 actions, in the Court of Claims, by loyal owners of property seized under the act of March twelfth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three. (S. 326)

Mr. Howe 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: Insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To regulate actions, in the Court of Claims, by loyal owners of property ... (S. 326)

Mr. Howe 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 establish a national university, for the purpose of elevating the standard of education in the republic and promoting the intellectual welfare of the ... (S. 859)

Mr. Howe 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 reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy. Whereas doubt has ... (S. 362)

Mr. Howe 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. Scott, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill Declaratory of an act entitled "An act to ... (S. 362)

Mr. Howe 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 encourage the laying of ocean telegraph cables, and to secure the same for the use of the United States. (S. 406)

Mr. Howe 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 Mrs. Amy A. Hough. (S. 1308)

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 authorize the Northern Pacific Railroad Company to construct and maintain a bridge across the Saint Louis River. (S. 1499)

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. Reported by Mr. Alcorn with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the Northern ... (S. 1499)

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 Extending the time to construct a railroad from the Saint Croix River or Lake to the west end of Lake Superior and to Bayfield. (S. 154)

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 the Green Bay and Lake Pepin Railway. (S. 155)

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 Relative to homestead settlers burned out in the States of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Whereas fires in extent unparalleled in the history of the country ... (S. 546)

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 donate lands to the McGregor and Missouri River Railway Company to aid in the construction of a railroad from the Iowa State line, westerly, to Fort Laramie ... (S. 211)

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 give construction to the acts of Congress granting lands to the State of Wisconsin to aid in building railroads. (S. 153)

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." (S. 180)

Mr. Howe 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 Confirming the title of Louis Grignon to a certain tract of land at Green Bay, Wisconsin. (S. 784)

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 railroad from Milwaukee to Lake Superior via Green Bay, Wisconsin. (S. 151)

Mr. Howe, from the Committee on Claims, 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 James A. Waymire, late a second lieutenant of Company M, First Cavalry, United States Army. (S. 841)

Mr. Howe, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 178,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William L. Utley. (S. 1090)

Mr. Johnston 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 readjust the claims of Virginia for advances to the United States in the war of eighteen hundred and twelve. (S. 252)

Mr. Johnston 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 for rent arising in States declared in insurrection. (S. 797)

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 Concerning and authorizing the Washington, Cincinnati and Saint Louis Railroad Company to extend and construct their railroad into the District of Columbia, and ... (S. 1481)

Mr. Johnston 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 authorize the purchase of secured obligations of the Real Estate Bank of Virginia. (S. 575)

Mr. Johnston 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 the circulation of the Real Estate Bank of Virginia from taxation. (S. 282)

Mr. Johnston 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 an adequate supply of circulating medium to the States needing it. (S. 796)

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 To charter the Puget Sound and Norfolk Oceanic Continental Air-Line Railroad and Telegraph Company, and to grant the right of way through the public lands. (S. 590)

Mr. Johnston 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 Daniel Trigg, of Washington County, Virginia, of his political disabilities. (S. 1521)

Mr. Johnston, 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 Mrs. Melinda Brooks. (S. 977)

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 amend an act passed March second, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, entitled "An act allowing the duties on foreign merchandise imported into Wheeling, Vicksburg, ... (S. 169)

Mr. Kellogg asked and, by unanimous consent obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Levees of the Mississippi River, 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 ... (S. 168)

Mr. Kellogg 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 Relating to proposals and contracts for the transportation of the mails, and for other purposes. (S. 425)

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 mail steamship service in the Gulf of Mexico, between the port of New Orleans, Louisiana, and certain ports of the republic of Mexico. (S. 332)

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 mail steamship service in the Gulf of Mexico, between the port of New Orleans, Louisiana, and certain ports of the republic of Mexico. (S. 57)

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 For the better organization of the district courts of the United States within the State of Louisiana. (S. 333)

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 For the better organization of the district courts of the United States within the State of Louisiana. (S. 56)

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 For the disposal of the public lands in the State of Louisiana. (S. 55)

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 For the relief of Fanny A. Thompson. (S. 337)

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 In relation to the office of attorney of the United States for the district of Louisiana. (S. 338)

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 Reviving a grant of lands heretofore made to the North Louisiana and Texas Railroad. (S. 115)

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 create Shreveport, in the State of Louisiana, a port of delivery. (S. 113)

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 extend the provisions of an act entitled "An act for the final adjustment of private land-claims in the States of Florida, Louisiana, and Missouri, and for other purposes." (S. 324)

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 incorporate the Shreveport and Red River Improvement Company. (S. 114)

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 incorporate the Southern Express Company. (S. 54)

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 prescribe the time for holding the election for electors of President and Vice-President in the State of Louisiana., and for other purposes. (S. 58)

Mr. Kellogg 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 Privileges and Elections Reported by Mr. Morton with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] A Bill ... (S. 58)

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 Harlow J. Phelps and Company. (S. 485)

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 Henry Ware. Whereas agents of the Government of the United States seized seven hundred and fifty-eight hales of cotton at Shreveport, in the State ... (S. 870)

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 Relative to the claims of certain northern creditors. Whereas the Congress of the Confederate States ordered the sequestration and confiscation of all the debts due ... (S. 170)

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 For the encouragement of the foreign commerce of the United States. (S. 728)

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 Imposing tonnage duties, and for other purposes. (S. 266)

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 Imposing tonnage duties, and for other purposes. (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 Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Making an appropriation for the erection of a custom-house and post-office at Shreveport, Louisiana. (S. 709)

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 Providing for the transit of merchant vessels of heavy draught across the bar at the mouth of the Mississippi River, and for other purposes. (S. 943)

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 aid in the removal of the raft from Red River. (S. 640)

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 constitute Shreveport, in the State of Louisiana, a port of delivery. (S. 550)

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 define the limits of the collection-district of the Teche, in the State of Louisiana, and for other purposes. (S. 1156)

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 re-establish the branch mint at New Orleans or restore the same to the city of New Orleans. (S. 577)

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 relieve American-built steamers and vessels from import duties laid upon materials and articles entering into their construction, repair, and use. (S. 578)

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 revive the navigation and commercial interests of the United States. Whereas the mercantile marine of the country was nearly destroyed during the late rebellion ... (S. 267)

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 For the relief of Charles Clinton. (S. 551)

Mr. Kellogg 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 compensation to the city of New Orleans for loss sustained by the destruction of the Touro almshouse. (S. 948)

Mr. Kellogg 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 donate certain property of the United States to the city of Shreveport, Louisiana, for educational purposes. (S. 919)

Mr. Kellogg 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 the construction of twenty or more first-class iron steamships, and maintenance of same, and to secure to the Government the use of ... (S. 285)

Mr. Kellogg 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 Increasing the compensation of letter-carriers, under the free-delivery system, to one thousand two hundred dollars per annum. (S. 576)

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 extend the provisions of an act entitled "An act for the final adjustment of private land-claims in the States of Florida, Louisiana, and Missouri, ... (S. 641)

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 lands in the State of Louisiana. (S. 642)

Mr. Kellogg asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to amend an act approved May thirty-first, eighteen hundred and seventy, entitled 'An act to enforce the rights of ... (S. 791)

Mr. Kellogg asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections, 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 ... (S. 484)

Mr. Kellogg asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Morton with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To amend an act entitled ... (S. 791)

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 Authorizing the President of the United States to re-establish the Greensburgh land-district in the State of Louisiana. (S. 1005)

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 For the disposal of the public lands in the States of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. (S. 920)

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 declare the true intent, meaning, and effect of the act entitled "An act to provide for the suits, judgments, and business of the United States provisional ... (S. 483)

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 Granting to the Utah Southern Railroad Company a right of way through the public lands for the construction of a railroad and telegraph. (S. 734)

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 incorporate the New York and San Blas Railway Company. (S. 286)

Mr. Kellogg asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Joint Select Committee to Investigate alleged Outrages in the Southern States, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act to enforce the rights of the citizens of the United States, approved February ... (S. 1169)

Mr. Kellogg asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Levees of the Mississippi River, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To aid in rebuilding the levees on the Mississippi River. (S. 826)

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 extend the provisions of a joint resolution of December twenty-third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, relating to steamboats and other vessels owned in ... (S. 1104)

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 amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Texas Pacific Railroad Company and to aid in the construction of its road, and for other ... (S. 167)

Mr. Kellogg from the Committee on Commerce, submitted the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the publication of certain maps of survey of the Upper Mississippi and the Minnesota Rivers. (S. 888)

Mr. Kellogg, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To facilitate the execution of, and to protect certain public works of improvement. Whereas in the prosecution of certain works of river and harbor improvement, undertaken by the Government of the United States, and ... (S. 612)

Mr. Kellogg, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 577) to re-establish the branch mint at New Orleans or restore the same to the city of New Orleans, reported it with an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (S. 577)

Mr. Kelly 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 Creating the collection-district of Southern Oregon. (S. 1469)

Mr. Kelly 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 William G. Langford. Whereas the Commissioners of the American Board of Foreign Missions, a corporation having its office or principal place ... (S. 744)

Mr. Kelly asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 donating public lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agricultural and ... (S. 585)

Mr. Kelly asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 time for the selection of swamp and overflowed lands in Oregon, under the act of Congress approved March twelfth, eighteen hundred and sixty. ... (S. 383)

Mr. Kelly asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 Providing that the lands along the line of the Portland, Dalles and Salt Lake Railroad be disposed of to actual settlers only by pre-emption and homestead, and ... (S. 1503)

Mr. Kelly asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 irrigation of the lands lying between Boise and Snake Rivers, in Idaho Territory. (S. 679)

Mr. Kelly 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 Conforming the boundaries of the State of Oregon to those fixed and defined in the constitution of said State as presented to Congress when applying for admission ... (S. 1501)

Mr. Kelly 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. Stewart with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Granting to the Utah Southern ... (S. 734)

Mr. Kelly, from the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads, 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 John A. Thompson. (S. 806)

Mr. Kelly, from the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads, submitted a report, (No. 107,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Benjamin Cooley and James W. Boswell. (S. 911)

Mr. Lewis 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 amend the bankrupt law. (S. 1198)

Mr. Lewis 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 divide the State of Virginia into two judicial districts." (S. 88)

Mr. Lewis 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 delivery at Potomac, Virginia, and for other purposes. (S. 89)

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 allow loyal citizens of States not declared in rebellion to present their claims before the commissioners appointed under the second section of the act of March ... (S. 1253)

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 indemnify the State of Virginia and the county of Pittsylvania, Virginia, for losses incurred by them from the defalcations of William Liahy, sheriff of said county ... (S. 195)

Mr. Lewis 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 the promotion of education in the Southern States. (S. 1459)

Mr. Lewis 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. Reported by Mr. Sawyer with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill For the promotion of education in ... (S. 1459)

Mr. Lewis 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 the collection of internal revenue. (S. 253)

Mr. Lewis 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 recomputation of the accounts between the United States and the several States growing out of moneys expended by said States in the war of ... (S. 1236)

Mr. Lewis 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 grant a pension to Maria P. Harrison and Sarah M. Dove. (S. 1234)

Mr. Lewis 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 post-road from Cabbage Farm, via Taylor's Store, to Saint Tammany, Mecklenburgh County, Virginia. (S. 1642)

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. 300)

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 For the relief of Memorial Parish of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the District of Columbia. (S. 810)

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 allow the Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad Company to run trains and transport passengers and freight within the corporate limits of ... (S. 818)

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 enable the Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad Company to put down and operate a temporary railway-track through certain streets in the city ... (S. 1418)

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 Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to divide the State of Virginia into two judicial districts," approved February third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (S. 903)

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 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. 399)

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 Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend the act entitled "An act to divide the State of Virginia into two judicial districts." approved February third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (S. 682)

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 Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To change the times of holding the circuit and district courts of the United States in the western district of Virginia. (S. 464)

Mr. Logan 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 facilitate the administration of justice. Whereas Ebenezer Peck was, on the tenth day of March, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and sixty-three, commissioned to be a judge ... (S. 1201)

Mr. Logan asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Declaring the true construction of section two of the act of March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, entitled "An act to settle certain accounts between the United States and the State of ... (S. 108)

Mr. Logan 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 relief of George C. Bestor. (S. 107)

Mr. Logan 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 relief of J. Milton Best. (S. 105)

Mr. Logan 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 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 New Mexico, on an equal footing with the original ... (S. 106)

Mr. Logan 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 relief of sufferers by fire at Chicago. (S. 330)

Mr. Logan 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 Finance. Reported by Mr. Wright with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the relief of sufferers by fire ... (S. 330)

Mr. Logan 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 legalize the issues of food, blankets, and so forth, to the sufferers by fire at Chicago. (S. 364)

Mr. Logan 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 Webster, of Maine. (S. 940)

Mr. Logan 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 purchase of a patent. (S. 824)

Mr. Logan 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. Machen with an amendment, (see Report No. 304,) viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of ... (S. 940)

Mr. Logan 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 Mississippi River at Saint Louis, in the State of Missouri. (S. 1302)

Mr. Logan 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 construction and maintenance of a bridge over the Mississippi River, between the city of Warsaw, in Hancock County, and State of Illinois,and the ... (S. 898)

Mr. Logan 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 construction of a draw-bridge over the west channel of the Detroit River from Stoney Island to Grosse Isle and from Grosse Isle to the westerly bank ... (S. 1134)

Mr. Logan 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 construction of a wagon and railroad bridge across the Mississippi River at Quincy, Illinois, and to establish the same as a post-road. (S. 845)

Mr. Logan 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. Ames with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Authorizing the construction of a bridge ... (S. 1302)

Mr. Logan 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 Edmund Jussen. (S. 1362)

Mr. Logan 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 Edmund Jussen. (S. 981)

Mr. Logan 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 Appropriating ten thousand dollars for a statue of General John A. Rawlins. (S. 1164)

Mr. Logan 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 appointments and promotions in the Medical and Ordnance Departments of the Army of the United States. (S. 1587)

Mr. Logan 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 War to have a monument erected at Salisbury, North Carolina, to the memory of the soldiers who died in prison and are there ... (S. 1384)

Mr. Logan 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 Making retirement in the Army after a certain age obligatory. (S. 1430)

Mr. Logan 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 confer upon the superintendent of the United States Military Academy the power to convene general courts-martial. (S. 1344)

Mr. Logan 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 incorporate the National Union Soldiers and Sailors' Orphan Industrial Training-School Association. (S. 874)

Mr. Logan 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 limit the time for the presentation to, and decision of claims by, the Commissary-General of Subsistence, under the act to restrict the jurisdiction of ... (S. 1433)

Mr. Logan 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 furnishing trusses to disabled soldiers. (S. 812)

Mr. Logan 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 quieting titles to sites of military posts in Texas. (S. 1432)

Mr. Logan 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 care and preservation of the cemetery near the city of Mexico, purchased in accordance with the act of September twenty-eighth, eighteen ... (S. 1429)

Mr. Logan 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 printing, at the Government Printing Office, of one thousand copies of the descriptive anatomical catalogue of the Army Medical Museum. (S. 1342)

Mr. Logan 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 act entitled. "An act to increase and fix the military peace establishment of the United States," approved July twenty-eighth, ... (S. 1341)

Mr. Logan 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. Logan with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Authorizing appointments and ... (S. 1587)

Mr. Logan 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. Logan with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets]. A Bill To provide for the establishment of a large arsenal of construction and ... (S. 1431)

Mr. Logan 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. 899)

Mr. Logan 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. 927)

Mr. Logan 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 Andrew Dillman, of Illinois. (S. 1303)

Mr. Logan 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 William H. Akins and Jacob D. Felthousen, their heirs and assigns. (S. 939)

Mr. Logan 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 Ezra Taylor. Whereas Ezra Taylor, late colonel First Illinois Artillery and chief of artillery Army of the Tennessee, was honorably discharged July ... (S. 1635)

Mr. Logan 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 Washington F. Crain. Whereas Washington F. Crain, a citizen of the State of Illinois, late a lieutenant in Company H, Fifth Regiment of Cavalry ... (S. 1634)

Mr. Logan 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 Cornelius Fitzgerald. (S. 1649)

Mr. Logan 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 an American ocean steam mail-service and for a naval reserve. (S. 1545)

Mr. Logan asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 Great Basin Railroad Company. (S. 1346)

Mr. Logan asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 therein specified. (S. 1110)

Mr. Logan asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 public lands of the United States. (S. 186)

Mr. Logan 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 promote public justice in the several Territories of the United States. (S. 1400)

Mr. Logan 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 officers at Chicago, Illinois. (S. 1321)

Mr. Logan 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. Edmunds with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of officers at ... (S. 1321)

Mr. Logan 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 disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution upon Lafayette McLaws, of Georgia. (S. 594)

Mr. Logan asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the better care and protection of subsistence supplies. (S. 1343)

Mr. Logan 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 Military Academy band, and to fix the pay of its members. (S. 1345)

Mr. Logan 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 establishment of a large arsenal of construction and repair, a powder-depot, and a proving-ground, at suitable points east of the ... (S. 1431)

Mr. Logan, 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 W. W. Elliott. (S. 1480)

Mr. Logan, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported, the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To release to the State of Indiana the lands known as the bed of Beaver Lake, in Newton County, in said State. (S. 616)

Mr. Machen, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 312) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the benefit of the Kentucky Agricultural and Mechanical Association. (S. 1402)

Mr. Macmen asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the erection of a public building for the use of the United States in Paducah, Kentucky. (S. 1579)

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 Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To re-establish the office of surveyor at Eastport, Maine. (S. 130)

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 Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Repealing acts and parts of acts granting lands and certain privileges in the Indian Territory to railroad companies. (S. 853)

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 Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of James Murphy. (S. 501)

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 Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Egbert Thompson. Whereas Egbert Thompson, a captain on the active list of the Navy, has not been advanced to his original ... (S. 1470)

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 Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the officers and crew of the United States steamer Kearsarge. (S. 579)

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 Patents, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Simeon Savage. (S. 649)

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 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. 279)

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 Library, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights," approved July eighth, eighteen ... (S. 1369)

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 Library, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Maine, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To amend an act ... (S. 1369)

Mr. Morrill, of Maine, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the President to appoint George Henry Preble, now a captain on the active list of the Navy, to be a commodore. (S. 1444)

Mr. Morrill, of Maine, from the Committee on the Library, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the completion of three volumes of Wilkes's United States Exploring Expedition. (S. 934)

Mr. Morrill, of Maine, submitted a report (No. 458) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Joseph A. Chambers. (S. 1624)

Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Relating to the resignation of judges of courts of the United States. (S. 86)

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 Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the further endowment and support of colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts, and the liberal and ... (S. 693)

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 Education and Labor, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To ... (S. 693)

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 Relating to the proceeds of captured and abandoned property. (S. 970)

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 To authorize the payment of duplicate checks of disbursing officers. (S. 137)

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 Patents, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights," approved July eighth, eighteen ... (S. 583)

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 Pensions, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of William P. Russell. (S. 280)

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 Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the purchase of an addition to the site of the post-office building in Boston. (S. 1242)

Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize certain postmasters to deposit public moneys in national banks. (S. 1318)

Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, from the Committee on Finance, submitted a report (No. 316) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to refund the differential duty on articles actually on shipboard in French vessels destined for the United States on the fifth of ... (S. 1417)

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 Providing for the exchange of the old custom-house, and postoffice site and buildings, in Chicago, for other lands in that city. (S. 1550)

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 George McDougall. (S. 658)

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 Lucy C. Field. (S. 1371)

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 Authorizing the construction of a railroad bridge across the Ohio River, at or near Evansville, in the State of Indiana. (S. 539)

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 complete a water highway from tide-water on the James River to the Ohio River, at the mouth of the Kanawha. (S. 1437)

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 part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill Authorizing the construction of a railroad ... (S. 539)

Mr. Morton 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 amend an act entitled "An act to amend the fifth section of an act entitled 'An act donating public lands to the several States and Territories which ... (S. 808)

Mr. Morton 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 East Chester National Bank of Mount Vernon to change its location and name. (S. 1272)

Mr. Morton 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 Henry Ayres and George Wolflin and Company, of Indiana. (S. 437)

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 For the relief of the officers and crew of the United States ship Wyoming. (S. 291)

Mr. Morton 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 removal of the Flathead and other Indians from the Bitter Root Valley, in the Territory of Montana. (S. 704)

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 For the relief of Jacob Weaver. (S. 1289)

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 For the relief of Mrs. Martha Vaughn and Mrs. Louisa Jackman. Whereas Mrs. Martha Vaughn and Mrs. Louisa Jackman, then residents of Kentucky, in March, ... (S. 1618)

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 For the settlement of the accounts of John G. Doughty, late first lieutenant and regimental quartermaster Fifty-first Indiana Volunteers. (S. 832)

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 amend the twenty-fifth section of an act entitled "An act to increase the present military establishment of the United States, and for other purposes," ... (S. 1609)

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 on money borrowed to equip, pay, supply, and transport troops for the service of the United States in the recent war. (S. 1212)

Mr. Morton 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. Stockton with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of the officers and ... (S. 291)

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 For the relief of Maria Frederick. (S. 1288)

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 Granting a pension of fifty dollars per month to Samuel Davis, of New Trenton, Indiana. (S. 872)

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 Granting a pension to Thomas Reilly, late a private of Company H, Second United States Infantry. (S. 1611)

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 Granting a pension to Thomas Reilly, late of Company H, Second United States Cavalry. (S. 1039)

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 place the name of James C. Bates, of Indiana, on the pension rolls. (S. 292)

Mr. Morton asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 Denver, Laramie and Iron Mountain Railroad and Telegraph Company the right of way through the public lands for the construction of a railroad ... (S. 635)

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 Creating a commission to adjust the compensation of the several claimants for damages for depredations by rebel cruisers, to be discharged out of the ... (S. 1203)

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 Establishing two judicial districts in the State of Indiana. (S. 1069)

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. Reported by Mr. Edmunds with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Creating a commission to adjust the ... (S. 1203)

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 Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting rights of way to railroad companies in the several Territories. (S. 1379)

Mr. Morton 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 removal of the political disabilities of Levi S. Russell, of Savannah, Georgia. Whereas Levi S. Russell, of the county ... (S. 945)

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 For the relief of Theodore S. Comparet. (S. 1612)

Mr. Norwood 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 legal and political disabilities of John O. Ferrill, of Georgia. (S. 633)

Mr. Norwood 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 Thomas Hardeman, junior, of Bibb County, Georgia. (S. 1397)

Mr. Norwood 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 William B. Fleming and Richard H. Clark, of Georgia. (S. 482)

Mr. Norwood, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report (No. 375) 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. 1523)

Mr. Norwood, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 102,) accompanied by the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Harriet Spring, the heir of Captain Williams Barker, deceased. (S. 905)

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 continue in force a grant to the State of Nevada for college purposes. (S. 528)

Mr. Nye 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 lands to the Sacramento Irrigation and Navigation Company. (S. 24)

Mr. Nye asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Incorporating branches of the Texas Pacific Railway Company, under the name and style of the North Carolina Extension Railway Company. (S. 112)

Mr. Nye 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 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 ... (S. 111)

Mr. Nye 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 telegraphic communication between America, Asia, and Europe. (S. 25)

Mr. Nye asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to lie on the table. A Bill To repeal section fourteen of an act entitled "An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for ... (S. 1114)

Mr. Nye 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 authorize protection to be given to citizens of the United States who may discover deposits of guano," approved August eighteenth, ... (S. 455)

Mr. Nye 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. To aid the United States and Colombian Mail Steamship Company to establish an American line of Ocean steamships for opening direct trade between the United States of America ... (S. 1451)

Mr. Nye 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 empower C. O. Shepard, charge d'affaires at Japan, to draw his salary as such officer. (S. 851)

Mr. Nye 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 appointment of a secretary of legation at the court of Japan, and for other purposes. (S. 1068)

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 close the accounts of R. E. De Russy, late colonel Corps of Engineers, deceased. (S. 769)

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 legalize the department of ordnance and gunnery as already established at the United States Military Academy. (S. 1507)

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 reinstate, without pay, officers of the Army who were mustered out of the service under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July fifteenth, ... (S. 247)

Mr. Nye 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 Incorporating the United States Metallurgical Company. (S. 771)

Mr. Nye 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 aid in the construction of the Sutro tunnel from the proceeds of the sale of mineral lands. Whereas our public lands contain mines of the precious metals ... (S. 1337)

Mr. Nye asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Alcorn with amendments, viz: Insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To aid in the construction of the Sutro tunnel from the proceeds of the sale ... (S. 1337)

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 For the relief of certain contractors for the construction of vessels of war and steam machinery. (S. 134)

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 Referring the claim of J. Snowden and Son to the Court of Claims. (S. 1590)

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 authorize the President to permit George Plunkett, late a paymaster of the Navy of the United States, to withdraw his resignation of that office. (S. 182)

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. Reported by Mr. Nye with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 37. A Bill For the relief of certain contractors for the ... (S. 134)

Mr. Nye 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 H. Louise Gates, widow of the late General William Gates. (S. 216)

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 Authorizing an increase of United States mail steamship service between San Francisco and China. Whereas, under contracts by and between the United ... (S. 470)

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 Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Providing for the erection of a building for the use of the courts and officers of the United States in the State of Nevada. (S. 785)

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 Authorizing the construction of a railroad from Pioche, Nevada, to the Utah Central railroad, in Utah Territory. (S. 515)

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 aid in the construction of the Sutro tunnel from the proceeds of the sale of mineral lands. Whereas our public lands contain mines of the precious metals which ... (S. 181)

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 incorporate the Western Lands Improvement Company. (S. 975)

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 provide for the irrigation of Bear River Valley, in Utah Territory. (S. 348)

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 Granting the right of way over the public domain, and confirming corporate powers to certain railroad companies incorporated under the laws of the Territory of ... (S. 544)

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 transfer the control of certain powers and duties in relation to the Territories to the Department of the Interior. (S. 1439)

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 Fixing the salaries of the district attorney and the marshal of the United States for the district of Nevada. (S. 786)

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 For the relief of Daniel S. Dean. (S. 1416)

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 aid in the construction of the Nevada Central Railroad, in the State of Nevada. (S. 1091)

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 incorporate the Colorado and New Mexico Railway Company. (S. 121)

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 authorize the restoration of George A. Armes to the rank of captain in the Army. (S. 293)

Mr. Nye asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Rice with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Incorporating the United States Metallurgical Company. (S. 771)

Mr. Nye, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report (No. 420) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of J. B. Cornell and others. (S. 1576)

Mr. Osborn 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. 901)

Mr. Osborn 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 relief of George R. Wilson. (S. 52)

Mr. Osborn 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 certain railroads in the State of Florida, and to secure railroad connection with the nearest available harbor to Cuba and other West India Islands. (S. 51)

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. 398)

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 Washington D. Glenn. (S. 290)

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 for building a light-house on the coast of 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 Making appropriations for the improvement of certain harbors in Florida. (S. 1252)

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 appropriations for the improvement of certain harbors in 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 establish the collection districts of Biscayne and Tampa, in the State of Florida. (S. 191)

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 salaries of the collectors of customs at certain ports of entry. (S. 411)

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 making a survey for a canal, adapted for steam navigation, from the Mississippi River to the harbor of Fernandina, on the Atlantic coast. (S. 1241)

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 establishment of life-saving stations on the coast of Florida. (S. 1237)

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 protection of the navigable waters of the United States from obstruction and damage. (S. 639)

Mr. Osborn 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 amend an act entitled "An act to amend the fifth section of an act entitled 'An act donating public lands to the several States and Territories which ... (S. 831)

Mr. Osborn 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 the collection of the revenue. (S. 800)

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 For the relief of General J. B. Kinsman. (S. 1646)

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 To authorize the Secretary of War to acquire the possessory rights of the occupants of certain land adjoining the United States barracks at Barrancas, in ... (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 Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for building a naval hospital at the navy-yard at Pensacola. (S. 1037)

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 For the relief of Allan Rutherford. (S. 1214)

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 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. 256)

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 building a United States court-house at Tallahassee, Florida. (S. 1295)

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 canals and river improvements in the State of Florida. (S. 678)

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 the right of way through the public lands for the construction of a railroad and telegraph in Florida. (S. 754)

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 the right of way through the public lands to the Jacksonville and Saint Augustine Railroad Company. (S. 1036)

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 the right of way through the public lands to the Pensacola and Louisville Railroad Company of Alabama. (S. 1002)

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. 218)

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 Extending the limits of the United States court for the southern district of Florida. (S. 452)

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 establish the western judicial district of Florida and to provide for the appointment of a judge to the same. (S. 717)

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 establish the western judicial district of Florida, and to provide for the appointment of a judge to the same. (S. 767)

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 remove the political disabilities of S. S. Alderman and others, citizens of Florida. (S. 822)

Mr. Osborn asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was road twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the restoration of Commander George A. Stevens, United States Navy, to the active from the retired list. (S. 53)

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 Donating certain property in Saint Augustine, Florida, to the State for educational purposes. (S. 466)

Mr. Osborn, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 182,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. F. Selina Buchanan. (S. 1106)

Mr. Osborn, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 184,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of George R. Wilson. (S. 1108)

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. 354)

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 In relation to the payment of the salary of Robert C. Schenck, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States to Great Britain. (S. 311)

Mr. Patterson 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 establish a Bureau of Sanitary Science. (S. 1256)

Mr. Patterson 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 adjusting the claims of the State of New Hampshire. (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 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. 299)

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 Authorizing the extension of the railway of the Metropolitan Railroad Company in the District of Columbia. (S. 930)

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. 298)

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 For the improvement of the harbor of Washington, and making an appropriation therefor. (S. 1387)

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 For the relief of the Foundery Methodists Episcopal Church of Washington City. (S. 1640)

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 For the relief of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the. District of Columbia. (S. 1357)

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 improving the river front of Washington City. (S. 1388)

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 Restoring to the marshal of the District of Columbia the exclusive supervision of the jail in said District. (S. 381)

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 Supplemental to the act of February ninth, eighteen hundred and twenty-one, incorporating the Columbia College, in the District of Columbia. (S. 957)

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 Supplementary to an act entitled "An act to authorize the Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad Company to extend a railroad into and within ... (S. 1489)

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 charter of the Grtli Verein Association. (S. 1464)

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 confer certain powers upon the Board of Public Works of the District of Columbia. (S. 297)

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 municipal court in the District of Columbia. (S. 637)

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 fund certain liabilities of the city of Washington, existing June first, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and to limit the debt of and ... (S. 973)

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 further define the duties of the board of health of the District of Columbia. (S. 974)

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 increase the capital stock and to extend the works of the Washington Gas-Light Company. (S. 972)

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 board of survey for the county of Washington, in the District of Columbia. (S. 1535)

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 regulate the admission of pupils into the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb. (S. 385)

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: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Relating to the ... (S. 354)

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: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To increase the ... (S. 972)

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. Sawyer with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Supplementary to an act ... (S. 1489)

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 Authorizing the appointment of a board of trustees for colored schools, and for other purposes. (S. 1165)

Mr. Poll 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. Poll without amendment. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to establish a western judicial district of North Carolina." (S. 1643)

Mr. Poll asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the the following bill; which was read twice 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 Thirteenth Tennessee Cavalry," approved April tenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine. (S. 92)

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 For the relinquishment of the title of the United States to certain lands therein named to N. B. Blanton. (S. 574)

Mr. Pomeroy 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 create a United States court for the Indian Territory. (S. 1197)

Mr. Pomeroy 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 prohibit the manufacture, importation, and sale of intoxicating liquors, as a beverage, in the Territories of the United States and in the District of Columbia. (S. 1202)

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 Authorizing the establishment of ocean mail steamship service between the United States and Australia. (S. 49)

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 enable honorably discharged soldiers and sailors, their widows and orphan children, to acquire homesteads on the public lands of the United States. (S. 43)

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 enable the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad Company to relocate a portion of its road. (S. 45)

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 enable the Secretary of the Interior to sell certain lands in Kansas. (S. 44)

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 enable the Secretary of War to pay the expenses incurred in suppressing Indian hostilities in the Territory of Montana in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. (S. 46)

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 incorporate the Great Salt Lake and Colorado River Railway Company, and to aid in the construction of its road, and for the purpose of securing the lands along the line of said road to actual settlers ... (S. 47)

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 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 and ... (S. 48)

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 Indian Affairs. Reported by Mr.Corbett with amendments, viz: Insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To enable the Secretary of War to pay the expenses incurred in suppressing ... (S. 46)

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. Cole, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 19. A ... (S. 49)

Mr. Pomeroy 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 sale of certain Indian lands in Kansas, known as the Cherokee strip. (S. 272)

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 To amend an act entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two," approved ... (S. 1123)

Mr. Pomeroy 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 Granting public lands to the District of Columbia for the support of public schools. (S. 430)

Mr. Pomeroy asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing the Kansas Valley National Bank of Topeka in the State of Kansas, to change its name to the First National Bank of Topeka. (S. 950)

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 For the appraisement and sale of the Kansas Indian lands in the State of Kansas, and for other purposes. Whereas, by the treaty between the United States and ... (S. 346)

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 For the relief of J. A. Coffey. (S. 573)

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 In relation to the absentee Shawnee lands in Kansas. Whereas a joint resolution was passed by Congress, approved April seventh, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 139)

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 In relation to the Absentee Shawnee lands in Kansas. Whereas a joint resolution was passed by Congress, approved April seventh, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 683)

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 attach a portion of the Indian Territory to the State of Kansas for judicial purposes. (S. 571)

Mr. Pomeroy asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To carry out certain provisions of the Cherokee treaty of eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and for the relief of settlers on the Cherokee lands in the State ... (S. 625)

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 extend the time for settlers to make proof and payment for lands known as the Osage lands in Kansas. (S. 1258)

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 organize the Territory of Oklahoma, consolidate the Indian tribes under a territorial government, and carry out the provisions of the treaties with ... (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 Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide payment for depredations committed by the whites upon Shawnee Indians, in the State of Kansas. (S. 619)

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 repeal an act entitled "An act for the relief of certain Indians in the Central superintendency," approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, ... (S. 1290)

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. Reported by Mr. Harlan with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the sale of certain Indian lands in Kansas, known as the ... (S. 272)

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. Reported by Mr. Harlan with amendments, viz: Strike out the words inclosed in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of settlers ... (S. 428)

Mr. Pomeroy asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the officers of the Fourth and Fifth Indian Regiments. Whereas by joint resolution number fifty-four, approved June thirtieth, eighteen ... (S. 263)

Mr. Pomeroy asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Relating to the rank of officers in the Army. (S. 1008)

Mr. Pomeroy 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 Sarah McEnany. (S. 347)

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 establish certain post-routes. (S. 1129)

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 For the relief of J. Frank McDowell, formerly postmaster at Columbus, Kansas. (S. 1126)

Mr. Pomeroy 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 William Todd. (S. 700)

Mr. Pomeroy 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 provide for ascertaining and settling private land-claims in certain States and Territories. (S. 803)

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 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. 387)

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 relief of S. D. Houston, late receiver of public moneys at Junction City, in the State of Kansas. (S. 572)

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 relief of settlers on the Cherokee neutral lands in Kansas. (S. 1213)

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 reclamation of desert lands in the Territory of Utah. (S. 386)

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 through the public lands to the Kansas and Colorado Railway Company. (S. 1259)

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 Supplementary to an act entitled "An act to aid in the construction of telegraph lines, and to secure to the Government the use of the same for postal, ... (S. 429)

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 aid in settling the unsurveyed and unoccupied lands on the tributaries of the Colorado River of the West. (S. 861)

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 relating to soldiers' and sailors' homesteads. (S. 1153)

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 expedite the transaction of business in the General Land-Office and bring up the arrearages of work. (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 Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the Great Salt Lake and Colorado River Railway Company, and to grant to said company a right of way through the public lands of the United ... (S. 737)

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 prohibit certain persons from entering public lands. (S. 1004)

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 reorganize the clerical force of the General Land-Office. (S. 718)

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 set apart a certain tract of land lying near the head-waters of the Yellowstone River as a public park. (S. 392)

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. Loogan with amendments, viz: Insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To enable honorably discharged soldiers and sailors, their widows and orphan ... (S. 447)

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. Osborn with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Supplementary to an act entitled "An ... (S. 429)

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. A Bill To incorporate the Great Salt Lake ... (S. 737)

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. A Bill To secure homesteads to actual ... (S. 450)

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. Stewart with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To re-organize the clerical force of ... (S. 718)

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 authorize the Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad Company to extend a railroad into and within the District of Columbia. Whereas it is ... (S. 713)

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 Establishing a United States district court in the Indian country. Whereas the several treaties between the United States and the Cherokee, Choctaw, ... (S. 951)

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 For the relief of actual settlers upon the Cherokee neutral land in Kansas. Whereas the tract of land in the State of Kansas known as the Cherokee neutral ... (S. 558)

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 amend an act approved February twenty-eighth, seventeen hundred and ninety-five, and to authorize the President, at his discretion, to declare martial law ... (S. 303)

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 create a United States court for the Indian Territory. (S. 830)

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 provide for the appointment of a commission on the subject of prohibitory legislation for the suppression of intemperance. (S. 606)

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 provide stenographers for the courts of the United States. (S. 1230)

Mr. Pomeroy asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was road twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing the Ottawa Indians to bring suits in the courts of Kansas upon any matters growing out of their late treaties. (S. 50)

Mr. Pomeroy asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in, the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To charter a railroad and telegraph company, and grant the right of way through the public lands for the same. (S. 669)

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 honorably discharged soldiers and sailors, their widows and orphan children, to acquire homesteads on the public lands of the United States. (S. 447)

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 secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain. (S. 450)

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 Charles W. Willey. (S. 1127)

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 Relating to the claim of John B. Chapman. (S. 1022)

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 For the relief of settlers on the Osage lands, in the State of Kansas. (S. 428)

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 sale of the lands of the United States containing coal. (S. 522)

Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To extend the time for the completion of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. (S. 676)

Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read the second time, considered as in Committee of the Whole, amended, and ordered to be printed as amended. Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To extend the time for the ... (S. 676)

Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second times and recommitted to the Committee on Public Lands. A Bill Supplementary to an act entitled "An act to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain." (S. 1075)

Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, (No. 241,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read twice, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and recommitted to the Committee on Public Lands. A Bill For the relief of settlers on the Cherokee neutral lands in Kansas. (S. 1257)

Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 886) to incorporate the New Mexico Central Railroad Company, and for other purposes, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 886)

Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 887) to authorize the building of the New Mexico and Gulf Railway, and for other purposes, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 887)

Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred, the bill (S. 502) to perfect navigation on the Mississippi River, reported, it with an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 502)

Mr. Pool 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 relief of Lieutenant John Shelton. (S. 98)

Mr. Pool 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 western judicial district in North Carolina. (S. 307)

Mr. Pool 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 fix the compensation of the Third Auditor of the Treasury. (S. 412)

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 Minerva Tilley, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, widow of Durell Tilley, deceased. (S. 1613)

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 William B. Muse. (S. 1383)

Mr. Pool 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 Fixing the salaries of certain officers of the Post-Office Department. (S. 1382)

Mr. Pool 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 Fixing the salaries of certain officers. (S. 1333)

Mr. Pool 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 words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Fixing the salaries of certain officers. (S. 1333)

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. A Bill To establish a post-road in North Carolina. (S. 632)

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. A Bill To establish certain post-roads. (S. 1601)

Mr. Pool 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 erection of a building suitable for the use of the United States courts, post-office, and other necessary Government offices, ... (S. 467)

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 extend the time for the institution of suits in the Court of Claims, and for other purposes. (S. 1448)

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 Riddick Gatting, of Gates County, North Carolina. (S. 148)

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 Thad. D. Bryson, of Jackson County, North Carolina. (S. 149)

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 William H. Battle, of Raleigh, North Carolina. (S. 150)

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 To relieve certain persons therein named from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the ... (S. 759)

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 To relieve certain persons therein named from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the ... (S. 863)

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 To relieve certain persons therein named, from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the ... (S. 727)

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 To relieve John A. Pledger, of Tyrrell County, North Carolina, and others, from legal and political disabilities imposed by the ... (S. 694)

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. A Bill For the relief of Enos J. Pennypacker. (S. 395)

Mr. Pool, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report (No. 425) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Jesse E. Peyton, heir of Elizabeth Montgomery, daughter of Hugh Montgomery. (S. 1582)

Mr. Pool, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 164,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Sarah S. Stafford. (S. 1060)

Mr. Pool, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 225,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Colonel Francis Taylor and Doctor Charles Taylor. (S. 1188)

Mr. Poole 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 certain persons therein named from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the ... (S. 621)

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 the widow of D. Jay Brown, deceased. (S. 197)

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 Captain Benjamin Farley, Company C, Fifth Indiana Cavalry. (S. 1261)

Mr. Pratt asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which read twice, ordered to lie on the table, and be printed. A Bill Declaring the true construction of a statute. (S. 836)

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 Ceding to the several States, within whose limits they respectively lie, the beds of unsurveyed lakes and other bodies of water. (S. 1307)

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 For the protection of settlers on the public lands of the United States. (S. 10)

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 For the relief of Cowan and Dickinson, of Knoxville, Tennessee. (S. 96)

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 For the relief of Minerva Lewis, as administratrix of the estate of Ezekiel Lewis, deceased. (S. 95)

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 For the relief of William Henry Otis. (S. 97)

Mr. Pratt 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 Claims. Reported by Mr. Pratt with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of Minerva Lewis, as ... (S. 95)

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 Conferring upon the Court of Claims power to hear and determine the claim of J. W. Parish and Company for damages for the alleged violation of their contract with the ... (S. 159)

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 Charles G. Berry, of Indiana. Whereas an action of debt was brought by the United States of America, in the district court of the United States for ... (S. 1510)

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 Braden. (S. 166)

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 L. Wright, late captain of Company E, Fifty-first Regiment Indiana Volunteers. (S. 663)

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. 203)

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. 165)

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 L. Merchant and Company. (S. 199)

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 Lewis Johnson and Company. (S. 204)

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 Mrs. Martha L. House Russell. (S. 163)

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 Phoebe Hepburn. Whereas it is alleged that Phoebe Hepburn was the owner by purchase and assignment of the following bounty land-warrants, issued ... (S. 201)

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 the owners of the bark A one. (S. 196)

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 Warren and Moore. (S. 198)

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 William H. Colledge. (S. 200)

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 Relative to claims of certain northern creditors. Whereas the Congress of the Confederate States ordered the sequestration and confiscation of all the debts due and ... (S. 160)

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 To refund certain moneys now standing to the credit of the Navy pension fund. (S. 162)

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. Pratt with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. Accompanied by report No. 120. A Bill To refund ... (S. 162)

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 those suffering from the destruction of the salt works near Manchester, Kentucky, pursuant to the orders of Major General Carlos Buell. Whereas, on ... (S. 161)

Mr. Pratt 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 railroad bridge across the Ohio River at Mount Vernon, in the State of Indiana. (S. 662)

Mr. Pratt 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 railroad ... (S. 662)

Mr. Pratt 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 refunding of taxes paid by State officers upon their salaries. Whereas it has been decided by the Supreme Court that it is not competent for ... (S. 773)

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 For the relief of certain Indians residing in Michigan and Indiana. (S. 164)

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 abolish the tribal relations of the Miami tribe of Indians, and for other purposes. (S. 274)

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 Secretary of the Interior to make partition of the reservation to Me-shin-go-me-sia, a Miami Indian chief. (S. 961)

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 For the relief of Joseph Ormsby. (S. 235)

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 For the relief of Kennedy O'Brian. (S. 1216)

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 Celia Tweed, widow of Thomas Tweed. (S. 743)

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 B. Rose, of Indiana. (S. 858)

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. 404)

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 certain post-rontes in Indiana. (S. 368)

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-road in the State of Indiana. (S. 1553)

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 For the protection of settlers on the public lands of the United States. (S. 1422)

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 To amend the act giving homesteads to actual settlers. (S. 740)

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 To authorize the building of the Wyoming and Montana Railway. (S. 1370)

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 To release the title of the United States to certain lands in Michigan City, Indiana. Whereas Isaac C. Elston, on the twenty-fifth day of June, eighteen hundred ... (S. 703)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 314) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Referring the claim of Doctor B. A. Sellars to the Court of Claims. (S. 1403)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, 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 Warren and Moore, Nashville, Tennessee. (S. 1452)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 402) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William H. Vesey. (S. 1549)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 437) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Hiram Prather, late lieutenant-colonel of the Sixth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry. (S. 1591)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 51) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Thomas M. Redd. (S. 692)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 68) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Beverly M. Botts, Rosalie S. Lewis, Isabella McLean Lewis, and Mary Minor Hoxsey, children and heirs at law of John M. Botts, deceased. (S. 760)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 137,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Reuben Goodrich. (S. 990)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 206,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of S. E. Ward. (S. 1142)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted, a report, (No. 145,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of A. W. Moss. (S. 1021)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Increasing the rates of pension to certain persons therein described. (S. 1073)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report (No. 279) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Eliza J. Humphrey, widow of James R. Humphrey. (S. 1380)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 129,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to William Hutchison, minor son of Joseph Hutchison, deceased. (S. 954)

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. Reported by Mr. Buckingham with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To quiet the title to certain ... (S. 1045)

Mr. Ramsey 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 the collection district of Du Luth, and to create Saint Paul, in the collection district of Minnesota, a port of delivery. (S. 327)

Mr. Ramsey 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 revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to the Post Office Department. (S. 9)

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 Amherst H. Wilder. (S. 1024)

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. Reported by Mr. Windom with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of George Wright. (S. 239)

Mr. Ramsey asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To establish a port of entry at Du Luth, in the State of Minnesota. (S. 284)

Mr. Ramsey asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Chandler with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To fix the compensation of the deputy collector of customs at Saint Paul, and ... (S. 1279)

Mr. Ramsey asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, in ordered to be printed. A Bill To fix the compensation of the deputy collector of customs at Saint Paul. (S. 1279)

Mr. Ramsey asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing the First National Bank of Saint Anthony, in the State of Minnesota, to change its title to the Union National Bank of Minneapolis, Minnesota. (S. 1633)

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 Siloma Deck. (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 Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to discharge certain obligations of the United States to the creditors of the Upper and Lower Bands of Sioux ... (S. 1562)

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 To provide for the opening of a military and post road from the mouth of the Walnut River, in Kansas, to the mouth of the Main Cashe River, in Texas. (S. 1604)

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 To quiet the title to certain lands in Dakota Territory. (S. 1045)

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. Reported by Mr. Buckingham with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of Siloma Deck. (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 Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Rice with amendments, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the opening of a military ... (S. 1604)

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 relief of B. H. Randall. (S. 747)

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 To provide for the disposition of that portion of the military reservation at Fort Ripley, Minnesota, which lies east of the Mississippi River. (S. 530)

Mr. Ramsey 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 George Wright. (S. 239)

Mr. Ramsey 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 repeal the act of Congress approved March eleventh, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, authorizing the extension of certain expired patents. (S. 1232)

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 Martha J. Thurston. (S. 314)

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 Granting a pension to George Baxter, only heir and minor child of Robert Baxter, late second lieutenant in the Tenth Regiment of Minnesota Volunteers. (S. 1395)

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 Granting a pension to Mrs. Maria Witt. (S. 1280)

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 reduce the rates of correspondence by telegraph, and to connect the telegraph with the postal service. (S. 237)

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 For the relief of Albert Wieland. (S. 514)

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 In regard to public roads. (S. 1568)

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 a bridge across the Mississippi River at or near the city of Red Wing, in the State of Minnesota, and to ... (S. 842)

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 construe section one hundred and forty-nine of the postal code of June eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (S. 1567)

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. 238)

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 Mylo Camp, of Morrison County, Minnesota. (S. 1386)

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 In relation to settlers on the late Sioux Indian reservation in the State of Minnesota. (S. 562)

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 State of Minnesota. (S. 275)

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 donate lands to the Hastings and Dakota Railway Company to aid in the construction of a railroad from the Minnesota State line westerly to the Missouri ... (S. 283)

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 establish a United States land-office at the crossing of the Northern Pacific Railroad on the Upper Missouri River, in the Territory of Dakota. (S. 1385)

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 establish an additional land-district in the Territory of Dakota. (S. 766)

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 perfect navigation on the Mississippi River. (S. 502)

Mr. Ramsey 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 the Territory of Ojibway, and to provide a temporary government therefor. (S. 360)

Mr. Ramsey 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. Boreman with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. Accompanied by Report No. 34. A Bill To ... (S. 360)

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. 492)

Mr. Ramsey asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting the right of way through the public lands, for the construction of a railroad and telegraph line, to the Utah, Idaho and Montana Railroad ... (S. 1023)

Mr. Ramsey asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Levees of the Mississippi River, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To construct and aid in rebuilding the levees on the Mississippi River, and for other purposes. (S. 866)

Mr. Ramsey asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which, was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To fix the compensation of the deputy collector of customs at Saint Paul. (S. 1279)

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 establish certain land-districts in the Territory of Dakota. (S. 1577)

Mr. Ramsey, from the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads, submitted a report (No. 62) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of C. E. Rogers. (S. 750)

Mr. Ramsey, from the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads, submitted a report, (No. 160,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To improve existing mail steamship service with Brazil. (S. 1032)

Mr. Ramsey, from the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads, to whom was recommitted the bill (S. 341) to reduce the rates of correspondence by telegraph and to connect the telegraph with the postal service, reported it with an amendment, accompanied by report No. 242. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 341)

Mr. Ramsey, from the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads, to whom was recommitted the bill (S. 341) to reduce the rates of correspondence by telegraph, and to connect the telegraph with the postal service, reported it with an amendment, accompanied by report No. 20. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 341)

Mr. Ramsey, from the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads, to whom was referred the bill (S. 341) to reduce the rates of correspondence by telegraph, and to connect the telegraph with the postal service, reported it with an amendment, accompanied by report No. 20. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 341)

Mr. Ramsey, from the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, to whom was referred the bill (S. 1023) granting the right of way through the public lands for the construction of a railroad and telegraph line to the Utah, Idaho and Montana Railroad Company, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the ... (S. 1023)

Mr. Ransom 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 David Coleman, of Buncombe County, North Carolina. (S. 1630)

Mr. Ranson 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 erection of a building suitable for the use of the United States courts, post-office, and other necessary Government offices ... (S. 1468)

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 Amendatory of an act to incorporate the Texas Pacific Railroad Company (S. 16)

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 authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to pay to the owners the proceeds of certain cotton seized in violation of instructions from the Treasury Department. Whereas the Secretary of the Treasury, by a ... (S. 322)

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 organize the Territory of Oklahoma and consolidate certain Indian tribes under territorial government. (S. 17)

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 Benjamin L. Brittin. Whereas nine hundred and fifty-two bales of cotton, the property of Benjamin L. Brittin, of the State of Arkansas, were seized by ... (S. 860)

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 the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad Company. (S. 461)

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. 305)

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 provide for the improvement of the Ouachita River above the city of Arkadelphia, in the State of Arkansas. (S. 787)

Mr. Rice 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 William J. Patton, collector of the second collection district of Arkansas. (S. 278)

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 For the relief of the freedmen of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations. Whereas in the third article of the treaty made and concluded on the twenty-eighth day of ... (S. 827)

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 carry out certain Indian treaties of eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and to organize the Territory of Oklahoma. (S. 1513)

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. Reported by Mr. Harlan with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To carry out certain Indian treaties of ... (S. 1513)

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 Explanatory of joint resolution approved July eleventh, eighteen hundred and seventy, entitled "Joint resolution amendatory of joint resolution for the relief ... (S. 711)

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 Relating to the boundary line between the city of Fort Smith and the adjoining military reservation. (S. 221)

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. Reported by Mr. West with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Explanatory of joint resolution ... (S. 711)

Mr. Rice 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 incorporate the Utah Railroad and Mining Company. (S. 1530)

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 Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for a building for the use of the Federal courts, post-office, internal revenue, and other civil offices, in the city of Little Rock, ... (S. 382)

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 relief of John H. Hutchinson and Thomas H. Hutchinson, of De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas. Whereas John H. Hutchinson and Thomas H. Hutchinson, of De ... (S. 869)

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 To confirm certain entries of lands therein named. (S. 1003)

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 To relieve innocent purchasers of lands, entered in accordance with an act of Congress approved August fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, in the State of ... (S. 764)

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 Authorizing terms of the United States district court to be held at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory. (S. 628)

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 facilitate the trials of criminal causes, and reduce expenses in the western judicial district of Arkansas. (S. 838)

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 fix the time of holding the United States courts in the districts of Arkansas. (S. 306)

Mr. Rice asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Levees of the Mississippi River, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the Red River Raft Company. (S. 424)

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 aid in the construction of a railway and telegraph line through Missouri and Arkansas, along or near the thirty-sixth parallel of north latitude. (S. 15)

Mr. Rice, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the accounting officers of the Treasury to settle the accounts of Charles T. Brown and J. J. S. Hassler, late agents for the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota, on the grounds of equity and justice. (S. 1504)

Mr. Robertson 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 payment of interest due to the State of South Carolina. (S. 28)

Mr. Robertson 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 all persons engaged in the rebellion from the disability imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution, with certain exceptions. (S. 5)

Mr. Robertson 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 uniformity in the gauge of the railroads of the United States. Whereas it is desirable that the railroads of the United States ... (S. 871)

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. 1163)

Mr. Saulsbury 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 Amanda M. Smyth, widow of the late Brevet Major-General Thomas A. Smyth. Whereas Thomas A. Smyth, of the city of Wilmington, Delaware, ... (S. 1558)

Mr. Saulsbury 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 erection of a post-office building at Dover, in the State of Delaware. (S. 714)

Mr. Saulsbury asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the words printed in italics. A ... (S. 714)

Mr. Saulsbury, 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. 856)

Mr. Sawyer 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 post-road from Bennettsville, South Carolina, to Laurel Hill, North Carolina. (S. 1376)

Mr. Sawyer 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 Maria P. Harrison. (S. 1361)

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 the Secretary of the Treasury to pay to the claimants the proceeds of certain cotton seized in violation of instructions from the Treasury Department, and which have been erroneously covered ... (S. 26)

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 To provide for the sale of certain lots and lands in South Carolina, belonging to the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 27)

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 Extending the jurisdiction and powers of the southern claims commissioners. (S. 1360)

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 Alexander McLeod. (S. 1017)

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 the estate of Thomas Herd, deceased, of Tennessee. (S. 1436)

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 To authorize the settlement of the claim of the Wilmington and Manchester Railroad Company. (S. 882)

Mr. Sawyer 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 building of a light-house on Hunting Island, South Carolina. (S. 876)

Mr. Sawyer 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 issue of an American register to the brig Delphine. (S. 837)

Mr. Sawyer 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 the Leland University and Augusta Institute. (S. 1543)

Mr. Sawyer 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 apply the proceeds of the public lands to the education of the people. (S. 1450)

Mr. Sawyer 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 establish a national university. Whereas it is the duty of every government to secure to its people facilities for the highest culture, no less than ... (S. 1128)

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 amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the redemption and sale of lands held by the United States under the several acts levying direct taxes, and for other ... (S. 1527)

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. Reported by Mr. Scott 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 provide ... (S. 1527)

Mr. Sawyer 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 encourage and promote telegraphic communication between America, Asia, and Europe. (S. 580)

Mr. Sawyer 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 rebuilding the orphan asylum in the city of Charleston, South Carolina, under the care of an association known as "The Sisters of our Lady of ... (S. 193)

Mr. Sawyer 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 Albert S. Greene. (S. 1368)

Mr. Sawyer 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 an act entitled "An act to further promote the efficiency of the Navy," approved December twenty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-one. (S. 1578)

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 For the relief of Jane M. Rudulph. (S. 1398)

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-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. (S. 217)

Mr. Sawyer 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 post-road on Saint Helena Island, South Carolina. (S. 1500)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act relating to the Alexandria Canal," approved July twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. (S. 1617)

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 extend the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims. (S. 120)

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 incorporate the Southern Homestead and Emigration Company. (S. 1608)

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 appointment of a district judge for the western district of South Carolina, and for other purposes. (S. 602)

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 certain provisos in the act of Congress approved July twelfth, eighteen hundred and seventy, entitled "An act making appropriations for the ... (S. 194)

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 part of a clause in the first section of "An act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for ... (S. 304)

Mr. Sawyer 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 legal and political disabilities of Ephraim M. Seabrook, of South Carolina. (S. 668)

Mr. Sawyer asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on Transportation Routes to the Seaboard, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the Eastern and Western Transportation Company. (S. 1358)

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 grant additional compensation to the marshal of the district of South Carolina for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. (S. 726)

Mr. Sawyer asked and, by unanimous consents, 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 post-road in Beaufort County, South Carolina. (S. 1565)

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 create the tenth judicial circuit, and for other purposes. (S. 601)

Mr. Sawyer, from the Committee on Education and Labor, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making an appropriation for instruments to be used in taking observations upon the transit of Venus in eighteen hundred and seventy-four. (S. 963)

Mr. Sawyer, from the Committee on Education and Labor, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to amend the fifth section of an act entitled 'An act donating public lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the ... (S. 964)

Mr. Sawyer, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill (S. 637) to establish a municipal court in the District of Columbia, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 637)

Mr. Schurz 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 construction of a bridge across the Missouri River, at Boonville, Missouri. (S. 20)

Mr. Schurz 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 pay members of certain military organizations therein named. (S. 21)

Mr. Schurz 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. Ramsey with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the ... (S. 20)

Mr. Schurz 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 University of the State of Missouri. (S. 1366)

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 or near Saint Joseph, Missouri. (S. 301)

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 Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill In reference to the carrying of freight and passengers on the Union Pacific Railroad and its branches. Whereas by the terms of an act entitled "An act ... (S. 933)

Mr. Schurz 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 a Government building, to be used for a court-house, post-office, and so forth, at the city of Jefferson, in the ... (S. 900)

Mr. Schurz, 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 Marcus Otterbourg, late consul of the United States at the city of Mexico, and minister to the republic of Mexico. (S. 1566)

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 To promote the securing of efficient seamen for the Navy of the United States. (S. 380)

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 To restore Lazarus L. Reamey to the Navy of the United States as a midshipman. (S. 1027)

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 Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting the right of way through the public lands to the Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company. (S. 984)

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 For the relief of Miss Keturah Cole. (S. 94)

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 Granting the right of way for certain railroads in the Territory of Colorado. (S. 93)

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 Bigler, Young and Company. (S. 1552)

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 Louis C. Madeira and Emilio F. Cabada. (S. 431)

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 Sarah Jane Grier and Mary Stone Grier, minor heirs of Samuel L. Grier, deceased. (S. 1038)

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 the widow and children of the late Major David P. Heap. (S. 1390)

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 Thomas U. Walter. (S. 650)

Mr. Scott 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 navigable streams. (S. 1457)

Mr. Scott 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 Secretary of War to accept the peninsula in Lake Erie, opposite the harbor of Erie, in the State of Pennsylvania. (S. 677)

Mr. Scott 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 exempt the iron steam ice-boats constructed by the city of Philadelphia from the inspection required by the act of February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 487)

Mr. Scott 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 reimburse the tow-boat owners of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for money paid by them to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company for enlarging the water-ways under ... (S. 768)

Mr. Scott 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 an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill Relating to navigable streams. (S. 1457)

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 John McHarg, late collector of internal revenue for the fifth collection-district of the State of New York. (S. 1377)

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 section thirty-five of an act entitled "An act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes." (S. 742)

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 Allowing outfit and yearly allowance of clothing to the petty officers, seamen, ordinary seamen, landsmen, musicians, boys, machinists, firemen, and ... (S. 465)

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 To regulate the pay of commanding officers in the Navy. (S. 342)

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 To restore George M. Book to the active list of the Navy of the United States. (S. 1458)

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. Reported by Mr. Cragin with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To restore Lazarus L. Reamey to the ... (S. 1027)

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 the Patent Office, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Frederick P. Dimpfel. (S. 156)

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. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Maine, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. Accompanied by Report No. 35. A Bill For ... (S. 156)

Mr. Scott 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 Robert Brigham, late postmaster at Franklin, Pennsylvania. (S. 157)

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. 269)

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 Judiciary and ordered to be printed. A Bill Relating to writs of execution and other final process in courts of the United States. (S. 268)

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 Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing the administrator of Mrs. Sarah A. R. Lord, deceased, to bring suit in the Court of Claims. (S. 158)

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 Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Relating to witnesses and to proceedings before congressional committees. (S. 361)

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 Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplemental to an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Texas Pacific Railroad Company, and to aid in the construction of its road, and for other ... (S. 1537)

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 Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplementary to an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Texas Pacific Railroad Company, and to aid in the construction of its road, and for other ... (S. 724)

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 Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Ordered to be printed with amendments reported and recommended by the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the ... (S. 724)

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 Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Scott with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Supplementary to an act entitled ... (S. 724)

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 Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Stewart with amendments, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill Supplemental to an act ... (S. 1537)

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 Francis A. Gibbons. (S. 873)

Mr. Scott, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 328) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Henry E. Janes. (S. 1442)

Mr. Scott, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 44) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Horace Tyler. (S. 686)

Mr. Scott, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 108,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Francis A. Gibbons. (S. 873)

Mr. Scott, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 171,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of A. Gordon Mullin. (S. 1074)

Mr. Scott, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report. (No. 29,) 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. 603)

Mr. Scott, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read twice and recommitted to the Committee on Finance. A Bill To require reports of savings-banks organized under the laws of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 1463)

Mr. Scott, from the Joint Select Committee on Alleged Outrages in the Southern States, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second times. A Bill To extend the provisions of the fourth section of the act approved April twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one. (S. 656)

Mr. Scott, from the Joint Select Committee to Investigate Alleged Outrages in the Southern States, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To extend the provisions of the fourth section of the act approved April twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and to declare and enforce the civil rights of ... (S. 1176)

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 Relating to moneys paid into the courts of the United States. (S. 74)

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 To facilitate commerce between the United States and China, Japan; and the countries of Asia. (S. 76)

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 To promote the construction of the Cincinnati and Southern Railway. Whereas it is represented to this present Congress that Miles Greenwood, Richard M. Bishop, William Hooper, Philip Heidelbach, and ... (S. 75)

Mr. Sherman 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 Andrew B. Battelle, of Marietta, Ohio. (S. 697)

Mr. Sherman 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 Butler Miller and Company and Hawkes Miller and Company, of Ohio. (S. 811)

Mr. Sherman 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 Henry Millward. (S. 1454)

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 authorize the consolidation of national banks. (S. 1517)

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 authorize the irrevocable deposit of money in the Treasury of the United States for charitable and other purposes. (S. 1554)

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 fix the compensation of the Second Comptroller and of the Register of the Treasury. (S. 351)

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 a reissue of national bank-notes, and for other purposes. (S. 177)

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 completing the collection of the United States direct tax apportioned to the several States and Territories of the United States by act of Congress ... (S. 781)

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. 780)

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 refund certain duties paid by the Winona and Saint Peters Railroad Company. (S. 710)

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 transfer certain accounts on the books of the Treasurer of the United States. (S. 1638)

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 To fix the compensation of [the Second ... (S. 351)

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 words in [brackets] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To provide for completing the collection ... (S. 781)

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 Captain Lyman I. Hissong, of Henry County, Ohio. (S. 1112)

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, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Miles Greenwood. (S. 567)

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, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To advance Captain Homer C. Blake one grade in the Navy. (S. 952)

Mr. Sherman 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 Joseph L. Hall. Whereas letters-patent dated August twenty-first, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, were issued to Edward Hall and Joseph L. Hall, ... (S. 503)

Mr. Sherman 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 John Milone, of postmaster at Uhricksville, Ohio. (S. 720)

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 Library, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For securing to authors in certain cases the benefit of international copyright. (S. 688)

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. 229)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing deputy collectors and other officers of the customs to act as disbursing agents in certain cases. (S. 1312)

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 provide for the redemption of the three per centum temporary loan certificates, and for an increase of national bank notes," approved July twelfth, eighteen hundred and seventy. (S. 588)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To prohibit the issue and use of notes or bills as currency in certain cases. (S. 589)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide against the evils resulting from the sale of intoxicating liquors. (S. 1276)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To require national banks to restore their capital when impaired, and to amend the national-currency act. (S. 1378)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second times. A Bill Authorizing the exchange of registered bonds for coupon-bonds. (S. 1222)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, submitted a report, (No. 169,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Wilken Biesterfeldt, late of Spitzendorf, Germany. (S. 1071)

Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (S. 577) to re-establish the branch mint at New Orleans, or restore the same to the city of New Orleans, reported with it an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 577)

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. 472)

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 For the relief of Charles W. Biese, late second lieutenant of the Eighty-second Regiment Illinois Volunteers, (S. 593)

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 a right of way to the Mobile and Alabama Grand Trunk Railroad Company through and over lands owned by the United States. (S. 402)

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 Amending an act to reduce internal taxes, and for other purposes, approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy. (S. 29)

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 Authorizing the Savannah and Memphis Railroad Company of Alabama to enter public lands. (S. 30)

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 In relation to the district courts of Alabama. (S. 328)

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 District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Spencer without amendment. A Bill To amend the charter of the Columbia Railway Company of the District of Columbia. (S. 1157)

Mr. Spencer 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 L. Calhoun. (S. 1410)

Mr. Spencer 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 Henry Fulenweider, deceased. (S. 1492)

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. 251)

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 regulate the diplomatic and consular systems of the United States," passed August eighteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, ... (S. 472)

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 facilitate and regulate commerce among the several States, and with foreign nations. Whereas the Congress of the United States did, by an act passed June ... (S. 1515)

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 and passengers on board sea-going and coasting vessels. (S. 316)

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 regulate commerce among the several States. (S. 434)

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 To regulate compensation of the clerks employed in the several executive departments of the Government. (S. 552)

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. 738)

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 For the relief of Doctor John B. Read. (S. 312)

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 For the relief of M. Von Entress Fuersteneck, late second lieutenant of the Sixty-eighth New York Volunteers. (S. 375)

Mr. Spencer 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 Elijah J. Woolum, of Cross Plains, in the State of Alabama. (S. 667)

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 Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Appropriating a certain sum of money to be expended in the erection of a building for the purposes of a United States courthouse and ... (S. 802)

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 Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the erection of a public building at Montgomery, in the State of Alabama. (S. 1447)

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 in the construction of railroads in Florida, and to secure railroad connection with the nearest harbor to Cuba and other West India ... (S. 378)

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 Authorizing the Columbus, Fayette and Decatur Railroad Company to enter public lands. Whereas the Columbus, Fayette and Decatur Railroad Company, chartered by ... (S. 1498)

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 a right of way to the Mobile and Alabama Grand Trunk Railroad Company through and over lands owned by the United States. (S. 801)

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 certain counties in Alabama for the purpose of promoting the cause of education. (S. 684)

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 State of Alabama to the Decatur and Aberdeen Railroad Company, to aid in the construction of a railroad to be built from Decatur, ... (S. 401)

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 Relating to certain lands in the State of Alabama. (S. 698)

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 create an additional land district in Alabama. (S. 192)

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 lie printed. A Bill Relating to certain lands in the State of Alabama. (S. 136)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Amendatory of the act entitled "An act to provide a government, for the District of Columbia." (S. 732)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill In relation to the Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad. (S. 1047)

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 District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad Company to run trains and transport freight and passengers within the District of ... (S. 1124)

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 For the more convenient transaction of business in the district courts of the United States for the districts of Alabama. (S. 1610)

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 amend an act entitled "An act for the removal of certain cases from State courts," approved July twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. (S. 634)

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 provide circuit courts for the State of Alabama. (S. 1616)

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 remove the legal disabilities of persons incurred by reason of the late rebellion, and for other purposes. (S. 712)

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 the Removal of Political Disabilities, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To relieve John N. Franklin, of De Kalb County, Alabama, from legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth ... (S. 1012)

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 For the relief of home guards raised in certain counties of Tennessee, and Jackson County, Alabama. (S. 289)

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 For the restoration of Commander H. N. T. Arnold, United States Navy, to the active list from the retired list. (S. 912)

Mr. Sprague 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 Mary A. Ripley. (S. 1356)

Mr. Sprague 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 payment of the Corliss Steam Engine Company. Whereas the Navy Department having made a full and final settlement with the Corliss Steam Engine ... (S. 1639)

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 Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the construction of a public building in North Providence, in the State of Rhode Island. (S. 1560)

Mr. Stevenson 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 reimburse the State of Kentucky for moneys expended for the United States in enrolling, subsisting, clothing, supplying, arming, equipping, paying, and transporting militia ... (S. 1054)

Mr. Stevenson 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. C. Dennis. (S. 1574)

Mr. Stevenson 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 Samuel Black and Albert R. Cooper. (S. 1095)

Mr. Stevenson 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 widow of Humphrey Marshall. (S. 1490)

Mr. Stevenson 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 Thomas Mitchell, assignee of Turner Clay and Company, of Kentucky. (S. 779)

Mr. Stevenson 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 indemnify the State of Kentucky and other States for expenses incurred by them in defense of the United States. (S. 493)

Mr. Stevenson 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 post-road in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. (S. 1355)

Mr. Stevenson asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the erection of a public building, for the use of the United States, in Covington, Kentucky. (S. 1206)

Mr. Stevenson asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the words printed in italics. A ... (S. 1206)

Mr. Stevenson 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 Charles M. Briggs. (S. 880)

Mr. Stevenson 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 and fix the time of holding the spring terms of the United States circuit and district courts in the cities of Covington and Paducah, in the State ... (S. 1597)

Mr. Stevenson 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 refunding of taxes paid by State officers upon their salaries. Whereas it has been decided by the Supreme Court that it is not competent ... (S. 813)

Mr. Stevenson 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 legal and political disabilities from persons therein named, residents of Kentucky. (S. 208)

Mr. Stevenson asked and, by unanimous, 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 eastern judicial district of Kentucky (S. 124)

Mr. Stevenson 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 Making an appropriation for the improvement of the falls of the Ohio River and the Louisville Canal. (S. 557)

Mr. Stevenson, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To reimburse the Creek orphan-fund, and to provide for the division of the fund among those entitled to it. (S. 1428)

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 Defining swamp and overflowed lands. (S. 81)

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 To encourage the construction of American ocean steamships for the foreign trade and for naval purposes. (S. 18)

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 Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Casserly with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To provide for a board of commissioners to report a ... (S. 1584)

Mr. Stewart 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 temporary relief of the Indians at Camp McDermit, in Humboldt County, Nevada. (S. 1514)

Mr. Stewart 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 Secretary of the Interior to negotiate with the chiefs and head-men of the Crow tribe of Indians for the surrender of their reservation in ... (S. 1282)

Mr. Stewart 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. Rice with an amendment, viz: Strike out the part in [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the ... (S. 1282)

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. 122)

Mr. Stewart 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 Authorizing the payment of prize-money to the officers and crew of the United States steamer Bienville. (S. 1474)

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 In relation to the public lands in the State of Nevada. (S. 1614)

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 amend an act entitled "An act supplementary to an act approved July first, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-four, for the disposal of coal-lands and ... (S. 394)

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 amend the act entitled "An act to further the administration of justice," and for other purposes. (S. 1332)

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 prevent and punish tampering with jurors in the courts of the United States. (S. 993)

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 punish and prevent the unlawful making, passing, or selling, or having in possession with intent to issue or sell, of any false coin or token in the ... (S. 1265)

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. Wright with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To punish and prevent the unlawful ... (S. 1265)

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 Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplemental to an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Texas Pacific Railroad Company, and to aid in the construction of its road, and for other ... (S. 1425)

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 Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the Helena and Northern Utah Railroad Company, and grant the same the right of way through the public lands. (S. 1028)

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 Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the creation and regulation of railroad companies in the Territories of the United States. (S. 1067)

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 Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Stewart with amendments and recommitted to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Strike out the words in [brackets] and insert the words ... (S. 1067)

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 Pacific Railroad, 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 incorporate the Helena and ... (S. 1028)

Mr. Stewart, from the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, to whom was recommitted the bill (S. 1067) to provide for the erection and regulation of railroad companies in the Territories of the United States, reported it with an amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 1067)

Mr. Stockton 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, of Connecticut, without amendment. A Bill For the relief of James D.Willoughby, of Vineland, New Jersey Whereas letters-patent of the United States were issued to James D. ... (S. 1143)

Mr. Stockton 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 Supplementary to an act entitled "An act to provide for a building suited to the use of the post-office, the pension and revenue officers, and ... (S. 442)

Mr. Stockton asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Stockton, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill [Supplementary] to ... (S. 442)

Mr. Stockton 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 in the erection of a building for Saint John's Hospital. (S. 1628)

Mr. Stockton, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing a settlement of the claim of the estate of the late Rear-Admiral John A. Dahlgren. (S. 1059)

Mr. Sumner 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 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," passed April ninth, ... (S. 1102)

Mr. Sumner 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 regulate the Army Register and the regimental colors of the United States. Whereas the national unity and good-will among fellow-citizens can be assured only through oblivion of ... (S. 1194)

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 authorize compound-interest notes as a substitute for legal-tender notes. (S. 323)

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 provide for the adjustment and satisfaction of claims of American citizens for spoliations committed by the French prior to the thirty-first day of July, eighteen hundred and one. (S. 100)

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 Foreign Relations. Reported by Mr. Cameron without amendment. A Bill To provide for the adjustment and satisfaction of claims of American citizens for spoliations committed by the ... (S. 100)

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 Finance. Reported by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, without amendment. A Bill To change the location of the Railroad National Bank of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the city of Boston, Massachusetts. (S. 1086)

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 Relating to the issue of bonds by the authorities of the District of Columbia, and to prevent the increase of the debt of the District. Whereas the ... (S. 613)

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 extend the works of the Georgetown Gas-Light Company. (S. 1016)

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. 365)

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 Giving the assent of Congress to the subscription of the District of Columbia to the stock of the Piedmont and Potomac Railroad Company. (S. 691)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill (S. 818) to allow the Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad Company to run trains and transport passengers and freight within the corporate limits of Washington City, reported it with an amendment. Amendment Strike out all after the enacting clause and ... (S. 818)

Mr. Thurman asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times. A Bill Granting a pension to Sarah Evans. (S. 390)

Mr. Thurman 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 Walke. (S. 1208)

Mr. Thurman 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 Walke. (S. 478)

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 To allow writs of error in certain criminal causes. (S. 566)

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 To regulate criminal practice in the Federal courts. (S. 468)