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Chattahoochie River, report of survey of the.......
Chattahoochio, Etowah, and Duck Rivers, survey of, letter from

Secretary of War transmitting survey of...
Chief of Bureau of Statistics, annual report of, on the commerce

and navigation of the United States.
China, expatriation and slavery in..
Chinese, immigration of, to the United States
Chippewa, Wisconsin, Mississippi, and Saint Croix Rivers, sur-
Civil service in Great Britain, report concerning.
Civil service in the United States, papers relating to..
Claims certified by accounting officers of Treasury, schedule of...
Claims, schedule of, arising under act of July 4, 1864, letter from
Secretary of Treasury on...

Clearing-house, the New York, and United States Treasury.
Coast and geodetic survey, expenditures in..
Coinage statistics, abstract of
Commercial reports.
Commerce, internal, of the United States..

Commerce and navigation of the United States, report of Chief
of Bureau of Statistics..

Commercial relations of the United States with foreign countries. 25, 26
Commissioner of Internal Revenue, report of the, for the year 1879.
Componsation of United States marshals
Comptrollor of the Currency, annual report of the, for the year 1879.
Connecticut River, survey of

Consulate at Hong-Kong :
Contingent fund of the State Department, letter from the Secre-

tary of State on.
Contingent fund of the Treasury Department..

Contractors for fiscal year ending June 30, 1879, allowances to 21
Correspondence, personal, negatively defined
Custom-house at Detroit, Mich..
Customs duties for the year ended June 30, 1879, money refunded

on, letter from the Secretary of Treasury transmitting state-

ment of.
Customs officers, fees of..
Currency, annual report of the Comptroller of the, for the year 1879.







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Declaration of Independence, desk upon which it was written
Deficiencies, estimates of, for fiscal year ending June 30, 1880.
Depredations on public lands .
Desk upon which the Declaration of Independence was written..
Detached duty, Army officers on
Detroit, Mich., custom-house at
District of Columbia, sinking fund of.
Double-turreted monitors.
Duck River, survey of......

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East Florida claims
Emery, A. H., papers in the case of..
Employés in the Department of State, list of
Enforcement of internal-revenue laws......
Estimates of deficiencies for fiscal year ending June 30, 1880.
Etowah River, survey of..
Expatriation and slavery in China ..
Expenditures of War Department, letter of Secretary of War

transmitting report of...
Expe.ises of the Interior Department, contingent
Expenditures in coast and geodetic survey.





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Fees of officers of customs...
Finance, abstract of the United States
Hinances, annnal report of Secretary of the Treasury on the state

of the, for the year 1879
Fishermen, American, alleged outrage upon, at Fortune Bay,

Florida, East, claims
Foreign relations of the United States..
Porestry, report on.
Fortress Monroe, Va., repair of buildings at.
Fortune Bay, alleged outrage at

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Minois River, survey of
Immigration of Chinese to the United States
Immigration, statistical abstract of.
Interior Department, contingent expenses of the
Interior, Secretary of the:

Annual report of. 3 volumes. (See Secretary of the Interior.)
Letter from, relating to depredations on public lands
Transmitting copy of evidence taken before White River Ute

Transmitting a report of publio lands.
Transmitting a statement of the disbursements, of the con-

tingent expenses of the Interior Department
Internal commerce of the United States, report of, by chief of the

Bureau of Statistics ..
Internal revenue, annual report of the Commissioner for the

year 1879
Internal-revenge laws, enforcement of.
International Polar Congress.
Interoceanic Canal.
Interoceanic Canal.
Lavestigation, White River Ute Commission.

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Lakes, life-saving service on
Lakes, military posts on northern...
Lands, public, report of. (See, also, Public Lands, Secretary of

the Interior,&c.).
Land Office, General. (See Secretary of the Interior.)
Life-saving service on the lakes....
Lottery purposes, use of the mails for..
Lydecker, Maj. G. J., survey of Illinois River

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Mails, offers for carrying the...



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Mare Island, Cal., sand-bars and deposits near
Metals, report of the board on testing iron, steel, and other
Military posts on northern lakes...
Militia force of the United States.
Mining débris in Sacramento River..
Mississippi River commission, report of..
Mississippi, Saint Croix, Chippewa, and Wisconsin Rivers, sur-
Mobile Bay, survey of
Mobile Harbor, survey of ..
Money refunded on customs duties for the year ended June 30,

1879; statement of the Secretary of the Treasury.
Monitors, double-turreted....

Nantucket Harbor, letter from Secretary of War transmitting sur-
National debt, refunding of, and specie resumption, letter from

Secretary of Treasury transmitting letters and documents

relative to
National Board of Health, annual report of the.
Naval vessels, rules for.
Navy, Secretary of the, annual report of

Embracing: Condition of the vessels of the Navy; squad-

rons and vessels on special service; expenditures; esti-
mates; Navy pension fund; pay of the Navy and small
stores; Naval Academy; navy-yards; training system;
sanitary regulations; the rules of the sea ; Naval Observa-
tory; construction of ships and necessities of a navy; pur-
chase of timber; operations of the bureaus. Supplement:
Detailed movements of vessels. Appendix: No. 1. Estimates
for Secretary's office, &c. No. 2. Naval Academy: Report
of superintendent; report of board of visitors; report of
cruise of Constellation; report of cruise of practice-tugs;
estimates for the Academy. No. 3. Bureau of Ordnance :
Report of chief of bureau; estimates, &c. No. 4. Bureau
of Equipment and Recruiting: Report of chief of bureau;
estimates. No.5. Bureau of Navigation: Report of chief
of bureau; report of superintendent of compasses; report
of chief hydrographer; report of superintendent Naval Ob-
servatory; report of superiutendent of Nautical Almanac;
estimates of the bureau. No. 6. Bureau of Yards and Docks:
Report of chief of bureau; estimates. No. 7. Bureau of Pro-
visions and Clothing: Report of chief of bureau; estimates.
No. 8. Bureau of Steam-Engineering: Report of chief of bu-
reau; estimates. No. 9. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery:
Report of chief of bureau; estimates; statistics of health,
&c. No. 10. Bureau of Construction and Repair: Report
of chief of bureau; estimates. No. 11. Marine Corps: Re-
port of commandant; report of quartermaster; estimates
for quartermaster's department; abstract of offers for sup-
plies, &c.; estimates for paymaster's department. No. 12.
Survey of the Amazon. No. 13. Action between Huascar

and Chilian fleet.
Letter from, relating to a survey of an Interoceanic Canal...
Letter relative to sand-bars and deposits near Mare Island...
Letter from, transmitting rules for naval vessels...

Relating to double-turreted monitors....
New York clearing-bouse and United States Treasury
Newfoundland, alleged outrage at Fortune Bay..
Noxubee River, report of survey of the ......

Oconto and Wolf Rivers, and Waukegan Harbor, surveye of ..
Offers for carrying the mails ...
Ohio, Rocky River Harbor, improvement of.

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Pacific and Atlantic coasts, shipping between
Pacific and Atlantic coasts, trade between
Petersburg, Va., improvement of harbor at.
Plearo-pneumonia in neat cattle....
Population, statistical abstract of..
Postal laws and regulations, relating to section 232 of the.
Postal service, statistical abstract of
Postmaster-General, report of the....
Embracing: Receipts and expenditures; amount drawn from

the Treasury on appropriations; estimates for 1881; deficien-
cy appropriations; liabilities; issues of postage-stamps,
stamped envelopes, and postal cards; increase in issues of
postage-stamps, &c.; increase of postage collected on news-
papers and periodicals; dead letters and other mail-matter;
statistics of registration; improvement of the registry sys-
tem; statistics of transportation of the mails; cost of railway
service; increase of railway post-office lines in the South;
the special appropriation for proper facilities; transfer of
mails from depots to post-offices; failure to obtain statis-
tics from railroad companies; transcontinental Australian
mails; extension of star service; a deficiency created; com-
pensation for increased speed and increased frequency of
star service; increase of star service in the Southern States;
fast mails to Havana and South America; fines and deduc-
tions from mail-contractors' pay; mail-bags and catchers;
mail-locks and keys; readjustment of compensation to rail-
roads; railway post-office lines; classification of employés
of the railway mail-service; post-route maps; operations
of special agents; special agents should be styled inspectors
of posts; arrests and convictions of offenders against the
postal laws; cases acted upon by special agents; post-offices
established and postmasters appointed; number of special
agents and employés of the railway mail-service; employés
in the Post-Office Department; clerks in post-offices; the
free-delivery system; postage on local matter; an insnffi-
cient appropriation for letter-carriers; statistics of the free-
delivery post-offices; number of domestic money-order off-
ces; issues and payments of domestic money-orders; in-
crease in the money-order business; revenues and expenses
of the money order system; remittances of surplus funds;
lost remittances; transfer of money-order funds and drafts;
money-orders erroneously paid; duplicate money-orders;
international money-order business; revenues and ex-
penses; exchange of money-orders with Switzerland; ex-
change of money orders with Great Britain; exchango of
money-orders with Germany; exchange of money-orders
with Canada; exchange of money-orders with Italy; gen-
eral financial results of the money-order business; foreign
mails; cost of ocean mail-service; uniform rates of postage
to all countries of the Universal Postal Union; admissions
to the Universal Postal Union; indemnity for lost registered
articles; collection of customs duties upon foreign books
received by mail; treatment of other dutiable articles in
the mails; foreign mail statistics; protection to postmas-
ters in person and property; the new classification of mail-
matter; lottery letters; our postal service compared with
that of England and France; disposal of valueless papers
on file; the new edition of the postal laws and regulations;
the Postal Guide; the Washington City post-office; the
Philadelphia post-office; results of a count of all matter

mailed during the first seven days of November, 1879.
Report of the First Assistant Postmaster-General:
Statistics of free delivery; operations of the appointment

division; increase and decrease of post-offices.

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Postmaster-General, report of the-Continued.
Report of the Second Assistant Postmaster-General :
Annual cost of inland transportation; contracts; railroad

service; estimates for 1881; the special fund for proper
facilities; delivery of mails by railroad companies from
stations to post-offices; pay for carrying the mails on rail-
road routes; Australian mails; adjustment of railway pay;
the chief clerk; star service; 'defects in present laws regu-
lating increased payment for increased service; increase in
star service; deficiencies; fast mail to Havana; mail-bags,
mail-catchers, &c.; fines and deductions; cost of inland
transportation; explanation of tables.
Table A. Showing the character of the mail service, length of

mail-routes, number of miles of transportation, and the cost

thereof, at the close of the contract year.
Table B. Exhibiting, by States, the railroad service in oper-

ation June 30, 1879, with the cost per mile of annual trans-
Table C. Exhibiting the steamboat service in operation June

30, 1879.
Table D. Showing the increase and decrease in the amount

and cost of mail transportation in the several States and

Territories during the year ended June 30, 1879.
Table E. Showing the weight of the mails, the speed with

which they are carried, the accommodations for mails and
agents, the trips per week, and the rates of pay per mile
per annum on railroad routes in States in which the con-
tract term expired June 30, 1879, and also in other States
and Territories; the returns having been obtained with a
view to the readjustment of pay in accordance with the act
of March 3, 1873, and used also in accordance with the acts
of July 12, 1876, and of June 17, 1878, in the case of read-
justments taking effect on and after July 1, 1876. This
table is accompanied with an alphabetical index of the

titles of the companies carrying the mails.
Table F. Showing the readjustment of the rates of pay per
mile on railroad routes in States and Territories in which
the contract term expired June 30, 1879, and also in other
States and on certain new routes, the adjustment of the
rates based on returns of the weight of the mails, the speed
with which they are conveyed, the accommodations for
‘mails and agents, and the number of trips per week, in ac-
cordance with the act of March 3, 1873, and with the acts
of July 12, 1876, and of June 17, 1878, in the case of read-
justments taking effect on and after July 1, 1876. This
tablo also is accompanied with an alphabetical index of the
titles of the companies carrying the mails.

Index to Table E.

Index to Table F.
Table-G. Stating purchases of mail-bags, locks, keys, catch-
Table H. Statement of contracts for mail-bags, catchers, &c.
Table I. List of railway post-office lines in the United States

June 30, 1879, showing the increase and decrease in the serv-

ice since June 30, 1878.
Table K. Description of the railway post-office lines con-

tained in Table I, and also of all route-agent and mail-
route-messenger lines, giving the contract designations of
the routes, the corporate titles of the railway companies,
the railway mail-service designations of the railway post-
offices, the distances between termini, and number of miles
of annual service, the number of round trips per week, the
number and dimensions of the railway post office cars in
use on each railroad, and the amount of the service per-
formed by day and by night, being a consolidation of tables
K and L of the report for 1878.

ers, &c.

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