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for the term commencing March fourth, anno Domini, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven”, approved January twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven.

16. Joint resolution for the erection of a monument over the grave of Thomas Jefferson.

17. Joint resolution granting the use of artillery, tents, and so forth, at the national soldiers' and sailors' reunion to be held at Marietta, Ohio.

18. Joint resolution providing for the distribution and sale of the new edition of the Revised Statutes of the United States.

19. Joint resolution to pay the laborers known as cloak-room men and to place them on the Doorkeeper's roll.

20. Joiut resolution granting the use of tents at the solders' reunion to be beld at Des Moines, Iowa.

21. Joint resolution providing for issue of arms to Territories.

22. Joiut resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to turn over to Governor Hubbard, of Texas, such tents, poles, and pins as he may require for the use of the volunteers of the State at their summer encampment.

23. Joint resolution granting the use of artillery, tents, and so forth, at the soldiers' reunion to be held at Centreville Iowa.

21. Joint resolution for the benefit of the penny.lunch house of the city of Washington, District of Columbia.

25. Joint resolution to allow the Secretary of the Nary to purchase plate-iron and other inaterial used in the construction of steam boilers for the United States Navy.

26. Joint resolution to enable the joint commission to carry into effect the act of Congress providing for the completion of the Washington Monument.

27. Joiut resolution asking for investigation in the case of Edward 0. M. Condon.

28. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to deliver to the city of Winterset, Madison County, lowa, four cannon and carriages for the soldiers' monument in said city.

29. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to turn over to the governor of North Carolina such tents, poles, and pins as he may require for the use of the militia and volunteer organizations of the State at their summer and fall encampment.

30. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to turn over to the governor of Alabama, such tents, poles, and pins as he may require for the use of the volunteers of the State at their summer encampment.

31. Joint resolution in relation to committee clerks and other employees of the Sevate and House of Representatives.

32. Joint resolution authorizing payment to W. W. Wilshire his expenses in the contest of the third Congressional district of Arkansas, Forty-tbird Congress.

33. Joint resolution authorizing the Clerk of the House of Represent. atives to pay certain clerks out of the contingent fund of the House.

34. Joint resolution to pay certain coutested-election expenses.

35. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to turn over to the governor of West Virginia such tents, poles, and pins as he may require for the use of the militia and volunteer organizations of the State at their summer and fall encampinent.

36. Joint resolution to amend the act entitled “An act making appro. priations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, and for other purposes."

PRIVATE RESOLUTIONS.

1. Joint resolution authorizing Commander Edmund O. Matthews, of the United States Navy, to accept a gilt teapot from the Emperor of Siam.

2. Joint resolution authorizing Rear-Admiral William Reynolds, of the United States Navy, to accept certain presents tendered him by Kings of Siam.

3. Joint resolution appropriating two hundred dollars, to defray er penses of transferring the remains of Pancoast Loose, a deceased soldier.

4. Joint resolution authorizing Lieutenant T. B. M. Mason, United States Navy, to accept a medal conferred by the King of Italy for er tinguishing a tire on a powder-ship.

5. Joint resolution directing the Secretary of the Treasury to refund to the Society of the Sons of St. George established at Philadelphia the sum of fourteen hundred and forty dollars and twentyfive cents in gold, being the amount paid by said Society upon a colossal statue of St. George and the Dragon.

6. Joint resolution authorizing the payment of the accounts of Liedtenant James T. Leavy, an insane officer.

INDEX.

A.

Page. Abbott, Sarah C., petition of...

442 Adverse report.

603 Abendroth, William-(See bill H. R. 1778.) Acting plays, for the better protection of, and dramatic litera

ture. (See bill S. 943.) Adams, Lucy V., memorial of the administrators of the estate of..

627 Adams, Samuel B.-(See bill H. R. 3108.) Adams, W.L.-(See bill S. 997.) Adjournment, resolution by Mr. Ingalls to amend the forty. third rule relating to

495 Adjournment of Congress. (See Congress.) Adjutant-General, letter of the Secretary of War, transmitting

a letter from the, recommending an amendment
of the Revised Statutes relative to attorneys'
fees in claims for bounty, &c ..

499 Adjutant-General's Office, resolution by Mr. Edmunds to pro.

vide sufficient force in the, for prompt action in
the settlement of pension cases

171 Adkinson, D. 0.-(See bill S. 945.) Administrators of the Government, authorizing the Secretary

of State to affix the great seal of the United
States to a document entitled-(See bill H. R.

2142.)
Resolution by Mr. Bruce to purchase a copy of the

document entitled, for the Vice-President's
room

240, 241 Advances, to provide for paying the, made to the United

States by the State of Maryland. (See bill S.

1193.)
Advertisements, to give official notice of the acts of the gov.

ernment, and to provide for the, required by the
several departments of the government. (See

bill H. R. 3079.)
Africa, petition of citizens of New York for the appointment

of a commission to confer with other nations in
relation to the construction of a railroad across
the continent of...

33 Agriculture, Commissioner ofReport of the, for 1877 ..

25 Resolution of the House of Representatives to print extra copies

341 Referred

345 Reported with an amendment..

490 Considered, amended, and agreed to.......516, 517,518 House agrees to the amendment.

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33, 46

Page.
Agriculture, Commissioner of-Continued.

Message of the President transmitting the report of
the, upon the subject of forestry.

71
Resolution of the House of Representatives to print
extra copies

311
Referred

315
Reported and agreed to...

364
Agriculture, resolution of the Illinois State board of agricul.

ture for the establishment of a bureau of ..... 48, 151
Extending the provisions of the act establishing col.

leges for the benefit of, to the State of Colorado.

(See bill S. 398.)
To create the office and define the duties of consult.

ing naturalist in the Department of-(See bill

S. 1018.)
Aikens, Grace-(See bill s. 704.)
Aikens, William H., for the relief of, and Jacob D. Felt-

housen. (See bill S. 553.)
Alabama, Senators from—

John T. Morgan, attended

George E. Spencer, attended
Legislature of, resolution-
For grant of land to aid in the construction of the

Warrior and Tennessee Rivers Railroad....... 421, 460
Citizens of, petitions and memorials-
For the improvement of the navigation of Mobile

Bay...
For the early construction of the Texas Pacific Rail.
road ..

311
For a grant of land to aid in the construction of the

Warrior and Tennessee Rivers Railway...
Alabama, to grant certain public lands in, in aid of the War.

rior and Tennessee Rivers Railroad. (See bill

S. 1123.)
To amend section 532 Revised Statutes, relating to

the division of the State of, into judicial dis-

tricts. (See bill S. 418.)
For the endowment of the Lowery Industrial Acad.

emy in the State of—(See bill S. 1046.)
To turn over to the governor of, tents, poles, &c., for

the use of volunteers at summer encampment.

(See joint resolution S. 39.)
Alabama claims. (See Geneva awards.)
Alaska, to authorize the killing of fur-seals in the Territory

of-(See bill S. 599.)
Letter of the Commissioner of Customs in favor of

the passage of a law to provide for the adminis-
tration of the oath of office to collectors and
other officers of the customs in the district of..

367
(See bill S. 1045.)
Alaska Gold and Silver Mining Company, petition of the, for

protection to persous engaged in mining in
Alaska Territory from the hostilities of the
patives,...

73,311
Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal Company, for the relief of

the-(See bill S. 18.)

363, 476

Page.
Albemarle Sound, resolution by Mr. Ransom to consider the

expediency of improving the navigation of the.. 168
Albertson, Louisa—(See bill S. 367.)
Alcohol, to extend provisions of section 3297 of Revised Stat-

utes relative to withdrawing, from bond for sci.
entific purposes, to other institutions of learn-

ing. (See bill H. R. 1887.)
Alcoholic liquor traffic, to provide for a commission on the

subject of—(See bill S. 452.)
Alcoholic liquors. (See Intoxicating liquors.)
Alexander, Thomas F.—(See bill H. R. 521.)
Alexander, William, petition of

145
Alexander, William J.-(See bill H. R. 3289.)
Allen, Mary A.-(See bill H. R. 550.)
Alexandria Canal, relating to the-(See bill s. 911.)
Alleghanian, memorial of the owners of the ship...

333
Allibone, Charles O., petition of ...

318
(See bills S. 973, H. R. 4525.)
Allison, William B., attended ....

5
Appointed a consulting trustee of the Reform School
of the District of Columbia ..

58
Credentials presented ...,

450
Resolutions submitted by, viz:
To print extra copies of the bill H. R. 1093

140
Reported and agreed to.....

142
To inquire into the validity of the so-called permit

law enacted by the legislature of the Chickasaw
Nation ...

446
Calling for the memorial of B. F. Overton, governor
of the Chickasaw Nation ....

560
Letter of the Secretary of the Interior...

576
Almy, Rear-Admiral John J., authorizing, to accept a decora-

tion from the King of the Hawaiian Islauds.

(See joint resolution H. R. 47.)
Alsea Bay, memorial of the legislature of Oregon for an ap.
propriation for surveying and buoying ....

133
Alsea River and Harbor, providing for the survey of—(See

bill S. 580.)
Alsop, Ben, petition of .

348, 558
(See bill S. 1026.)
Alstead, Abraham-(See bill H. R. 849.)
Altimus, Henry W.-(See bill S. 1139.)
American Association of Breeders of Short-horns, memorial of

the, for the abolition of duties on cattle imported
from Canada .....

152
Committee discharged and again referred

164
Resolution of the, for the appointment of a commis-

sion to devise a method of preventing the im-
portation from other countries of contagious
diseases among cattle....

152
American commerce, resolution of the legislature of Pennsylva-

nia in favor of such legislation as will tend to
restore ...

176
Resolution of the legislature of New Jersey in favor

of such legislation as will develop and restore,
and sbipping ...

228

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