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By Mr. Abram S. Hewitt: A bill (H. R. 923) supplementary to the act entitled “An act to carry into effect the convention between the United States and China concluded on the 8th day of November, 1858, at Shanghai," approved March 3, 1859, and to give the Court of Claims jurisdiction in certain cases; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. * By Mr. Covert: A bill 1 H. R. 924) to incorporate the Citizens' Gas. Light Company of Washington, D. C.; to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

Also, a bill (H. R. 925) for the relief of Charles G. Summers, late second lieutenant in the Seventy-first Regiment New York Volunteers; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, a bill (II. R. 926) to provide for the improvement of Flushing Bay and Harbor at Flushing, New York ; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Bundy: A bill (H. R. 927) for the relief of James W. Glover, postmaster at Oxford, in the State of New York; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

By Mr. Hardenbergh: A bill (H. R. 928) for the relief of heirs of Daniel McCarron; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 929) to relieve certain ships and vessels from compulsory pilotage; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Peddie: A bill (H. R. 930) for the relief of Rachel A. Davis, widow of William E. Davis, of Newark, New Jersey; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (II. R. 931) for the relief of Horace B. Gardner, of New ark, New Jersey; to the Committee ou War-Claims.

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 24) referring to the Court of Claims a claim against the United States for the loss of the schooner Bergen; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Ward: A bill (H. R. 932) authorizing the directors of national banks to declare quarterly dividends; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

By Mr. Mackey: A bill (H. R. 933) to provide that all pensions on account of death, wounds received, or disease contracted in the service of the United States since March 4, 1861, which have been granted, or which shall hereafter be granted on applications filed previous to January 1, 1880, shall commence from the date of death or discharge from the service of the United States; and for the payment of the arrears of pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 934) for the relief of the heirs'of Brigadier-General William Thompson, of the Revolutionary Army; to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions and War of 1812.

By Mr. Maish: A bill (H. R. 935) to amend certain provisions of the Revised Statutes of the United States relating to the deposit of moneys paid into the courts of the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (11. R. 936) granting a pension to John Nichtman;

Also, a bill (H. R. 937) granting a pension to Martha J. Porter, widow of William M. Porter, late a captain in the One hundred and thirtieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Iufantry; to the Committee on luvalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (81. R. 938) relating to certain brevet appointments; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 939) for the relief of Thomas A. McLaughlin; to the Committee of Claims.

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 25) authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to pay Mary Fearon and Jessie Crossin, executrices of Samuel P. Fearon, deceased, for certain registered United States bonds, redeemed by the government on forged assignments and power of attorney ; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Hunton: A bill (H. R. 940) 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 1812; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 941) granting a pension to George Grove; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 942) to authorize the Secretary of War to construct a bridge across the Potomac River at or near the Three Sisters Island; to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

Also, a bill (H. R. 943) for the relief of the trustees of the Protestant Episcopal Seminary and High School in Virginia; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Cabell: A bill (H. R. 944) for the survey of Dan River, between Clarksville, Virginia, and Danbury, in the State of North Caro. lina, and appropriating $10,000 therefor; to the Committee on Commerce.

Also, a bill (H. R. 945) to refund to John R. Pace & Company, of Danville, Virginia, the sum of $236.20, improperly collected of them by William L. Fernald, collector of internal revenue for the fourth district of Virginia;

Also, a bill (H. R. 946) to reduce the tax upon manufactured tobacco, and to regulate the tax upon nealers in and producers of leaf-tobacco; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Tucker: A bill (H. R. 947) for the relief of the heirs of William A. Graham; to the Committee on Patents.

By Mr. Pridemore: A bill (H. R. 948) for the improvement of Powell's and Clinch Rivers ;

Also, a bill (H. R. 949) for the improveinent of the Louisa Fork of Sandy from Piketon, Kentucky, to the mouth of Dismal, Virginia; to the Committee on Commerce.

Also, a bill (H. R. 950) to amend and re-enact section 4884, chapter 1, Title LX, Revised Statutes of the United States at Large; to the Committee on Patents.

By Mr. Waddell: A bill (H, R. 951) to provide for the settlement of accounts with certain railway companies; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Vance: A bill (H. R. 952) for the relief of J.C. Clendennin;

Also, a bill (H. R. 953) for the relief of R. L. McConnaughey; to the Committee of Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 954) for the relief of A. B. Welch ;

Also, a bill (H. R. 955) for the relief of Alexander Cooper and others; to the Committee on War-Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 956) to reimburse the trustees of Judson Female College, Hendersonville, North Carolina; o the Committee on Education and Labor.

Also, a bill (H. R. 957) for the relief of James 0. Robertson, esquire; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 958) to provide for continuing the improvement of the French Broad River in North Carolina; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Scales: A bill (H. R. 959) to transfer the office of Indian Affairs from the Interior to the War Department; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 960) for the relief of William H. Thompson, late collector of internal revenue for the fifth district of North Carolina;

By Mr. Aiken: A bill (11. R. 961) for the relief of B. S. James, for services rendered in transporting the mails over the route 5610 during the years 1869 and 1870; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Hartridge: A bill (H. R. 962) to amend section 552 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, and to provide for the appointment of a judge of the district court for the southern district of Georgia; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Bell: A bill (H. R. 963) to grant a pension to Wesley Jones, of Pickens County, Georgia; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Henry R. Harris: A bill (H. R. 964) making an appropriation for continuing the improvement of the Chattahoochee River, in the State of Georgia; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Felton: A bill (H. R. 965) for the relief of the trustees of the Catholic church at Dalton, Georgia; to the Committee on War-Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 966) for the relief of the executor or administra. tor of the estate of Nehemiah Garrison, assignee of Moses Perkins;

Also, a bill (H. R. 967) for the relief of William Hedgpeth, of Paulding County, Georgia; to the Committee of Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 968) for the relief of G. E. Parrott, of Gordon County, Georgia; to the Committee on War-Olaims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 969) for the relief of B. B. Bridges, of Bartow County, Georgia; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Jere N. Williams: A bill (H. R. 970) for the relief of Fleming Jordan, of Maysville, Alabama; to the Committee on War.Claims.

By Mr. Garth: A bill (H. R.971) to appropriate eight hundred thousand dollars to continue the work on the Muscle Shoals Canal on the Tennessee River, in the State of Alabama; to the Committee on Commerce

By Mr. Goldsmith W. Hewitt: A bill (H. R. 972) for the relief of set. tlers on lands claimed by the South and North Alabama Railroad Company; to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Also, a bill (H. R. 973) to refer the claims of certain citizens of the counties of Jefferson, Walker, and Winston, of the State of Alabama, therein named, to the Commissioners of Claims for re-examination and report; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Shelley: A bill (H. R. 974) to appropriate the cotton-tax to school purposes in the States in which it was collected ; to the Committee on Education and Labor.

Also, a bill (H. R. 975) to appropriate government lands in the State of Alabama to the public schools in said State; to the Committee on the Public Lands.

By Mr. James T. Jones: A bill (H. R. 976) making an appropriation for the improvement of the Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers, in Alabama; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Herbert: A bill (H. R. 977) to relieve the political disabilities of John Green, sr., of Alabama; to the Comunittee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (H. R. 978) to provide for the erection at Montgomery, Alabama, of a post-office, United States court-room, land-office, and other offices; to the Comunittee on Public Buildings and Grounds.

By Mr. Money: A joint resolution (H. Res. 26) to authorize the Presi. dent of the United States to request the republic of Hayti to indempify Antonio Pelletier; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

By Mr. Hooker: A bill (H. R. 979,) to authorize the election of a Delegate to Congress from the Indian Territory;

Also, a bill (H. R. 980) for the relief of the Choctaw Nation of In. dians; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

By Mr. Ellis : A bill (H. R. 981) defining the manner in which certain land-scrips may be assigned and located or applied by actual settlers, and providing for the issue of patents in the name of the locator or his legal representative; to the Committee on Private Land-Claims.

Also, a bill (f. R. 982) for the relief of G. Alexander Ramsey; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Robertson : A bill (H. R. 983) to reappropriate the unexpended balance of the appropriation for transportation on star routes and by steamboats and all other than railroads, appropriated under an act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department, approved July 12, 1876; to the Committee on Appropriations.

By Mr. Elam: A bill (H. R. 984) for the removal of obstructions in Red River;

Also, a bill (H. R. 985) for the removal of obstructions to the navigation of the Red River; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Darrall: A bill (H. R. 986) grauting a pension to Felix Dan. jean, of Louisiana; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 987) making appropriation for removal of obstructions to navigation in the Calcasieu River, in the State of Louisiana;

By Mr. Leonard: A bill (H. R. 989) to create a lien in favor of mate. rial-men and others for supplies, materials, and repairs furnished to a vessel in her home port, and to make the laws on that subject uniform throughout the United States; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Sayler: A bill (H. R. 989) granting a pension to Mrs. Eliza A. Semple;

Also, a bill (H. R. 990) granting a pension to August Mellon;

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Also, a bill (H. R. 991) granting a pension to William Buckley, private Company C, Fiftieth Ohio Volunteers ;

Also, a bill (H. R. 992) equalizing pensions of certain officers; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 993) for the relief of the Enterprise Insurance Company of Cincinnati, Ohio;

Also, a bill (H. R. 994) for the relief of Thomas H. Foulds, late postmaster at Cincinnati, Ohio :

Also, a bill (H. R. 995) for the relief of Charles E. Pierson ; to the Committee of Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 996) for the relief of A. G. Collins :

Also, a bill (H. R. 997) for the relief of Mary Ann Stonefield, widow of Benjamin Stonefield; to the Committee on War-Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 998) to provide for taking testimony in criminal cases on interrogatories; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (H. R. 999) relating to the execution of custom-house bonds; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1000) to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public lands; to the Committee on the Public Lauds.

By Mr. Jacob D. Cox: A bill (I. R. 1001) for the relief of Lieutenant Henry Z. Eaton ; to the Committee on War-Claims. - Also, a bill (II. R. 1002) for the relief of John Katon ; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Gardner: A bill (H. R. 1003) for the relief of Benjamin D. Lakin, of Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio ; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Amos Townsend: A bill (H. R. 1004) granting a pension to Rosetta L. McKay;

By Mr. McMahon: A bill' (H. R. 1005) granting a pension to Carl Brutchie, of the Regiment - Volunteers;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1006) granting a pension to Micbael L. Kennedy ;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1007) granting a pension to Alexander Kincaid, Company B, Sixty-fifth New York Volunteers ; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Keifer: A bill (H. R. 1008) relating to the Cumberland road, in the State of Ohio, and to authorize the same to become a free road; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

By Mr. Neal: A bill (H. R. 1009) providing for levying and collecting a duty upon barley hereafter imported into the United States; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1010) granting a pension to Patrick Glackin; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Foster: A bill (H. R. 1011) for the relief of the widow of Col. onel Lyman M. Kellogg; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Van Vorhes : A bill (H. R. 1012) granting a pension to Elizabeth Hall; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1013) for the relief of Andrew B. Battelle and George D. Evans; to the Committee on War-Claims.

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