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By Mr. Chalmers: A bill (H. R. 906) to establish a western judicial district of Mississippi; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Muldrow: A bill (H. R. 907) to promote the establishment of the metric system of coinage in the gold coins of the United States of America; to the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures.

By Mr. Mayham: A bill (H. R. 908) for the relief of George Quarrel, late a private in Company H, Fourth New York Volunteers; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Townshend: A bill (H.R. 909) authorizing the coinage of the standard silver dollar and restoring its legal-tender character; to the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures. And then

The motion of Mr. Frye was agreed to, and the House accordingly adjourned.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1877. The following memorials, petitions, and other papers were laid on the Clerk's desk, under the rule, and referred as follows, viz:

By Mr. Boone: Papers relating to the claims of A. Gates Lee and R. 0. Smith; to the Committee on War-Claims.

Also, the petition of Carlisle Bridges, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Butler : The petition of Robert B. Ferguson, for compensation for damages by reason of a change of the grade of a street in Washingtop, District of Columbia; to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.

By Mr. George Q. Cannon : The petition of citizens of Annabella, Utah Territory, for aid in the construction of a water-ditch for irrigating purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture.

By Mr. Caswell: The petition of Mrs. Joanna W. Turner, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Cole: Papers relating to the claim of H. J. Phelps; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Samuel S. Cox: Memorial of A. Snider Pellegrini, proposing plans for the resumption of specie payment on the 1st of January, 1878, and for the complete redemption of greenbacks and a sufficient deposit of gold and silver in the Treasury, even prior to that date; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

Also, the petition of the laborers and mechanics on the new War Office, in reference to hours of labor; to the Committee on Education and Labor.

Also, memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of New York, against the repeal of the bankrupt law; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Crittenden: Memorial of the La Fayette County, Mississippi, Grauge, for the repeal of the resumption act; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

Also, the petitions of Mrs. Mary Ann Conrow and Mrs. Mildred Standish, to have paid to each of them the amount awarded them by Sir Edward Thornton, umpire in the Mexican and United States claims cases; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Darrall: Papers relating to the claim of Rhodes & Bagaley;

Also, the petition of Celestine and Thomas Dalferes, for compensation for property destroyed by fire by the United States Army; to the Committee on War.Claims.

By Mr. Joseph J. Davis: Papers' relating to the claim of N. C. Colter; to the Committee of Claims.

Also, a paper relating to the establishment of a post-route from Louisburg to Carpenter's Mills, North Carolina; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

By Mr. Deering: The petition of citizens of Iowa, that arrearage of pensiou be granted the soldiers of the United States Army of the late war; to the Committee out Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Dibrell: Papers relating to the claim of the publisbing-house of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South;

Also, papers relating to the claim of James A. Hinton, for compensation for board of certain colored men in the employ of the United States on fortifications; to the Committee on War Claims.

By Mr. Dunnell: Joint resolutions of the legislature of Minnesota, asking that pensions be granted soldiers of the Mexican war; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, joint resolutions of the legislature of Minnesota, asking for the relief of settlers on salt-spring lands; to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Also, joint resolutions of the legislature of Minnesota, asking for a post-route from Spring Valley, Minnesota, to Chester, Iowa; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads.

By Mr. Durham: Papers relating to the claim of E. B. Head; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Elam: A paper relating to the establishment of a post-route from Mansfield to Manny, Louisiana;

Also, papers relating to the establishment of post-routes from Green. wood, Louisiana, to Carthage, Texas; and from Mapstield to Shreveport, Louisiana;

By Mr. Ellis: The petition of the letter-carriers and others of New Orleans, Louisiana, for an increase of the salaries of letter-carriers; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

By Mr. Felton: The petition of James H. Rodgers, to bave his rejected claim reinvestigated by the claims commission; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Field: The petition of Lieutenant-Colonel Ward Marston, of the United States Marine Corps, to be promoted to the rank of colonel and to be retired with the pay of that rank; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Foster: The petitions of John J. Fox and George W. Peterson, for pensions; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Frye: Papers relating to the petition of L. W. Tibbetts, to be repaid certain moneys lost while in the United States service;

By Mr. Gunter: Papers relating to the claim of J. M. Hobbs; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Haskell: The petition of citizens of Allen County, Kansas, for the remonetization of silver; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

By Mr. Hooker: Papers relating to the petition of Thomas W. Gough, for compensation for property used and destroyed by the United States Army; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Frank Jones: The petition of the Protestant Episcopal church of Saint Michael, Charleston, South Carolina, for the remission of duties twice paid on the bells of said church;

By Mr. Maish: Papers relating to tlie claim of Mary Fearon and Jesse Crossin, for pay for certain registered United States bonds redeemed by the government on forged assignments and power of attorney ; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Also, a paper relating to the bill to confer brevet ranks upon officers who served in the volunteer army during the late war; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Mayham: The petition of Daniel Knower, Charles Holmes, and Ralph Brewster, commissioners appointed by the State of New York to erect a monument to the memory of David Williams, one of the captors of Major André, for an additional appropriation; to the Committee on Appropriations.

By Mr. McMahon: The petition of James Riley, for a pension; to the Committee ou Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Mills: The petition of Champe Carter, for compensation for services rendered the United States; to the Committee of Claiins.

By Mr. Monroe: The petition of Charlotte Buck, for a pension;

By Mr. Morrison : The petition of Caroline Steif, for a pension; to the Cominittee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Muldrow: The petition of Captain J. H. Estis, for relief;

By Mr. Peddie: The petition of Abiel Abbott and John L. Merrill, for compensation for the loss of the steamer Bergen ; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Phillips: Papers relating to the claim of Jodab Spencer and J. R. Mead, for compensation for supplies furnished the Kansas tribe of Indians; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

By Mr. Pound: A paper relating to the establishment of a post-route from Pine City, Minnesota, to Grantsburg, Wisconsin; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

By Mr. Pridemore: The petition of Daniel Miller and other citizens of Lee County, Virginia, for a change in the currency laws; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

By Mr. Rea: Papers relating to the claim of N. B. Giddings, of Savannah, Missouri; to the Committe on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Singleton: Papers relating to the petition of Albert Grant, for relief; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. John W. Stone: The petition of Mrs. Julia F. Hiscott, for a pension; to tbe Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Slemons: The petition of William Moss, for compensation for preserving the public archives of the United States land-office at Washington, Arkansas; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Stephens : The petition of Samuel Swope, for compensation for supplies furnished the United States Army; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Thornburgh: The petition of John B. Cothran, for a pen. sion; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Throckmorton : Papers relating to the claim of John N. Reed; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Amos Townsend : The petition of Rosetta L. McKay, for a pension ; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Vance: Papers relating to the claims of William Donaldson, A. M. Gudger, Alex. Cooper, Jesse Williams, John McMerrill, Nancy Patton, L. Lytle, N. G. Allman, S. Hampton, J. H. Plemmons, W. H. Moore, W. H. Deaver, A. B. and J. J. Welch, and John Waugh, for property taken, used, and destroyed by the United States Army; to the Committee on War-Claims.

Also, papers relating to the claims of Robert L. McConnaughey, for carrying United States mails; to the Committee of Claims.

Also, papers relating to the establishment of post-routes from Peach Tree to Hanging Dog, North Carolina, from Murphey to Peach Tree, North Carolina, and from Casher's Valley, North Carolina, to Pickens Court-House, South Carolina; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

By Mr. Van Vorbes: The petition of Elizabeth Hall, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Waddell: Papers relating to the claim of G. H. Geddings; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads.

By Mr. Whitthorne: The petition of A. Weeks, for compensation for services and inventions in torpedo warfare ; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Willets : Papers relating to the claim of John H. Russell, for compensation for the use, by the United States, of certain steam. boats; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Alpbeus S. Williams: Papers relating to the petition of Brevet Major General Robert C. Buchanan, for compensation for the use of his inventions by the United States;

Also, papers relating to the bill to remove the charge of desertion from the military record of Alfred Rowland;

Also, papers relating to the petition of Charles A. Waldemar, for relief; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, papers relating to the petition of Richard Hawley & Sons, for relief; to the Committee of Claims.

Also, papers relating to the petitions of John Rentz, John Stewart, and John Eggeman, for relief; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, papers relating to the petition of Thomas W. Hewitt, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Albert S. Willis: The petition of W. 0. Smith and other millers and manufacturers of flour in Kentucky, for an investigation into the circumstances connected with the reissue of patent No. 5841, in favor of Cochran and others; also, that the Attorney-General be requested to institute a suit for the cancellation of said patent, and that the patent laws be amended so as to prevent the fraudulent issue of patents; to the Committee on Patents.

By Mr. Wood: The petition of sundry claimants who suffered losses by the insurgent cruisers Alabama, Florida, and Shenandoah, for an additional 2 per cent. interest on their claims; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Yeates: The petition of James Lawrenson, A. W. Layton, and other trustees of the North Capitol Methodist Episcopal church, Washington, District of Columbia, for permission to transfer certain real estate ; to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

By Mr. Young : Papers relating to the claim of Lucinda McGuire, for compensation for the use of her property by the United States;

Also, papers relating to the claims of John Allen, Sallie Jarratt, and William G. Ford, for the use and occupation, taking and destroying their property; to the Committee on War-Claims.

The Speaker having proceeded, as the regular order of business, to call the States and Territories for bills on leave,

Bills and joint resolutions were introduced and read twice; which said bills and joint resolutions were severally ordered to be printed and referred as follows, viz:

By Mr. Reed: A bill (H. R. 910) to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a register and change the name of the schooner Captain Charles Robbins to Minnie; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Frye: A bill (H. R. 911) to amend the bankrupt law;

Also, a bill (8. R. 912) to inake persons charged with crimes and offenses competent witnesses in the United States courts; to the Committee ou the Judiciary.

By Mr. Frank Jones: A bill (H. R. 913) to authorize a change of date in the commission of Chief Engineer David B. Macomb, United States Navy; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 914) for the relief of John Clark; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Blair: A bill (H. R. 915) for the relief of Charles H. Forristall, late private Company F, Second Regiment United States Sharpshooters; to tbe Coinmittee on Military Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 916) for the relief of Josiah Pickard ;

Also, a bill (H. R. 917) for the relief of Sidney P. Luther; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Hendee: A bill (8. R. 918) for the relief of Olivia C. Reed, of Charleston, Vermont; to the Committee on Patents.

Also, a bill (H. R. 919) granting a pension to Lucian Scott, of Johnson, Vermont; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. William W. Rice: A bill (H. R. 920) for the relief of John M. Goodhue; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Eames: A bill (H. R. 921) to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to purchase a lot of land for the use of the governinent in Providence, Rhode Island; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads.

Also, a bill (H. R. 922) to amend section 5574, Title LXXII, of the Revised Statutes; to the Committee on Commerce.

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