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of Michigan, asking for the construction of a light-house on the point of Little Traverse Harbor, Michigan; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Davidson: A joint resolution of the legislature of Florida, asking for a mail-route from Manatee Village, on the Manatee River, to Fort Myers, on the Caloosahatchee River, in Monroe County, by the way of Helena, on Sarasota Bay, Hickory Bluff, on Peace Creek, and Punta Rassa:

Also, a joint resolution of the legislature of the State of Florida, asking for a weekly mail route between Tuckertown, in Hernando County, and Bartow, in Polk County, in said State ; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

Also, a joint resolution of the legislature of Florida, asking Congress to appropriate $100,000 for the purpose of improving the navigation of the Suwanee River, in said State;

Also, a joint resolution of the legislature of Florida, asking Congress to appropriate $20,000 for the special purpose of improving the navigation of the Caloosahatchee River, in said State; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Bisbee: A bill (H. R. 1436) to provide a second term of the district and circuit court of the United States at Jacksonville, Florida;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1437) to enlarge the jurisdiction of the judges of the Federal courts in vacation ; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1438) to provide for a survey of an inland waterroute and canal from the Mississippi Rirer to the Atlantic Ocean; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Throckmorton: A bill (H. R. 1439) for the relief of Louisa Albertson, of Dallas, Texas; to tbe Committee on Invalid Pensions; _ By Mr. Sapp: A bill (H. R. 1440) to reorganize the judiciary of the United States ; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Joseph C. Stone: A bili (H. R. 1441) for the relief of John O. Vallandingham, Company E, Twenty-fifth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry;

By Mr. Deering: A bill (H. R. 1442) grauting a pension to Adelia K. Clark;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1443) granting a pension to William Gibson; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Burdick: A bill (H. R. 1444) to indemnify the heirs and legal representatives of John Rice Jones, deceased, for the lands sold and otherwise appropriated by the United States within the limits of certain confirmed private land-claims in the State of Illinois, and to quiet titles; to the Committee on Private Land-Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1445) for the relief of Hiram Booth, late private Company F, Sixth Regiment Iowa Cavalry Volunteers; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Rush Clark: A bill (H. R. 1446) granting a pension to Jonathan Roberts, of Marietta, Iowa ; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1447) for the relief of C. L. Quackenbosh, of Vip. ton, Iowa; to the Committee on War-Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1448) to extend the provisions of section 3297 of the Revised Statutes to other institutions of learning; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Oliver: A bill (H. R. 1419) in relation to liens of judgments of United States courts; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1450) for the relief of Charles T. Morton; to the Committee on War-Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1451) granting a pension to George W. Trich wise; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Lynde: A bill (H. R. 1452) to provide for appearance on behali of the United States in foreclosure suits ; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1453) for the relief of Solomon Schwenger; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Charles G. Williams: A bill (H. R. 1454) to change the name of the consulate at Omoa and Truxillo; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1455) for the relief of Andrew E. Hodges; to the Committee on War-Claims.,

By Mr. Pound: A bill (H. R. 1456) to appropriate the sum of two hun. dred and fifty thousand dollars to improve the navigation of the Chippewa River in the State of Wisconsin, and to regulate the volume of water in the Chippewa and Mississippi Rivers; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Luttrell: A bill (H. R. 1457) to appropriate money for the completion and improvement of the Benicia arsenal, California; to the Committee on Appropriations.

By Mr. Pacheco : A bill (E. R. 1458) to provide for the erection of a light-house at San Luis Obispo Harbor, in the State of California ; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Page: A bill (H. R. 1459) for the relief of Malinda Thurston and Nancy Littleton ; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Dunnell: A bill (H. R. 1460) granting a pension to Thomas Terre; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Phillips : A bill (H. R. 1461) to provide for the payment of duties on imports in legal.tender notes of the United States, and to determine the time when they shall be so receivable; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Ryan : A bill (H. R. 1462) in relation to certain fees allowed re: isters and receivers ; to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1463) for the relief of Harry Fones; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1464) for the relief of David Morrow; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Wilson : A bill (H. R. 1465) granting a pension to Mary Mc. Namara;

By Mr. Martin : A bill (H. R. 1466) for the relief of Savilla Athey, of West Virginia; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1467) for the relief of the Methodist Episcopal church, at Mile Creek, Berkeley County, West Virginia; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Romero: A bill (H. R. 1468) to provide for the relief of persons suffering from the ravages of grasshoppers; to the Committee on Agriculture.

By Mr. Jacobs : A bill (H. R. 1469) for the relief of settlers upon school-lands in Washington Territory; to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1470) for the relief of John A. Simms, Indian agent at Colville, Washington Territory, and his employé; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

By Mr. Kidder: A bill (H..R. 1471) to give parties contestant time to file on or enter lands under the pre-emption, homestead, or timberculture acts after contests shall have been finally decided ; to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1472) for the relief of William Gemmill ; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1473) granting a pension to John L. Taylor; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Kimmel: A bill (H. R. 1474) further to suspend the opera. tion of section five thousand five hundred and seventy-four (5574) of the Revised Statutes of the United States, Title LXXII, in relation to guano islands; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

By Mr. Bagley: A bill (H. R. 1475) granting American registry to the Canadian steam ferry-boat Geneva; to the Committee on Commerce.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Sympson, one of their clerks:
Mr. Speaker: The Senate bave passed a bill of the following title, viz:

S. 179. To authorize the taking of certain parcels of land for the pub. lic use at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Maryland avenues, on the west front of the Capitol grounds; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House of Repre. sentatives.

Mr. Clymer, at 4 o'clock and 2 minutes p. m., moved that the House adjourn.

Pending which,

Mr. Springer, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, Tbat the Secretary of State be requested to inform the House, if not incompatible with the public interests, what amount of indemnity has been paid to this government by the Government of Spain on account of the execution of John Ryan and others at Santiago de Cuba, November 4, 1873, and what disposition has been made of such fund as may have been received.

Mr. Springer moved to reconsider the vote last taken, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to. By unanimous consent, leave of absence was granted as follows, viz: To Mr. Bundy, for sixteen days; To Mr. Darrall, indefinite; To Mr. Money, for four days.

By unanimous consent, leave was granted to withdraw from the files of the House papers in the following cases, viz:

To Mr. Hatcher, in the cases of Robert L. Lindsay, Lindsay Mur. dock, M. M. Lynch, and Blasins Reidinger; · To Mr. Jacobs, in the case of F. Prosh and T. F. McElroy;

To Mr. Luttrell, in the case of Martin Kelley.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House executive communications; which were referred to the Committee on Appropriations, viz:

I. A letter from the Secretary of the Interior, iu reply to House reso. lution of the 2d instant, in reference to the preservation of models saved from the late fire at the Patent Office.

II. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a communication from the Attorney-General, in relation to the account of H. I. Wells, United States attorney for the District of Columbia.

Ordered, That the first-named communication be printed.
And then

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 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. Banning: The petition of Andrew Gleason, for compensation for work done under a contract with the engineer in charge of public buildings in the city of Washington, District of Columbia; to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.

By Mr. John W. Caldwell: The petition of G. J. Houston, for com. pensation for services rendered in the Doorkeeper's department, House of Representatives, during the second session of the Forty-fourth Con. gress; to the Committee of Accounts.

By Mr. Durham: The petition of Mary Riley, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Ellis: Papers relating to the claim of Hyde & Mackey, for work done in dredging the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River; to the Committee on Commerce.

Also, the petition of H. D. Coleman, administrator of Willis P. Coleman, deceased, for compensation for property destroyed by the United States military authorities; to the Committee on War.Claims.

By Mr. Evins: A paper relating to the establishment of a post-route from Texabaw to Camden, South Carolina; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

By Mr. Fenn: Papers relating to the bill providing for negotiations with the Cour d'Alene Indians in the Territories of Idaho and Washington; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

By Mr. Franklin : Papers relating to the claim of A. L. H. Crenshaw, for property taken by United States Army; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Garfield : The petition of Andrew J. Herroon for, a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Goode: Papers relating to the petition of the sureties of Jesse J. Simkins, late collector of Norfolk, for relief; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, papers relating to the petition of Kate Louisa Ray, for a pension ; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Gunter: Papers relating to certain private land-claims of Mrs. Myra Clark Gaines, in Louisiana; to the Committee on Private Land-Claims.

By Mr. Hardenbergh: Papers relating to the claim of Moses B. Bramhall's administrator for property seized by United States officials; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Hartridge: Memorial of the commissioners of pilotage for Brunswick, Georgia, and others, against the repeal of the law regulat. ing compulsory pilotage;

Also, memorial of the mayor of Savannah, Georgia; of the chairman of the commissioners of pilotage; of the president of the cotton ex. change; of ivsurance agents; of merchants aud others, against the repeal of the law of compulsory pilotage;

Also, memorial of the pilots and citizens of Darien, Georgia, of simi. lar import; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Haskell: Papers relating to the claims of citizens of Kansas Territory, for damages to and for losses of property resulting from the civil disturbances in that Territory in the years 1855 and 1856; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Frank Jones : Papers relating to the claim of Charles H. Ladd, for the use of his property by the United States during the late war; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Maish: The petition of John A. Rea, to bave refunded certain taxes illegally collected from him by United States officials; to the Committee of Claims.

Also, the petition of Henry Clayton, late a captain in the United States Army, to be reinstated to his former rank in the Army and placed upon the retired-list;

By Mr. Martin: Papers relating to the claim of the heirs of Benjamin Moore, for services of said Moore in perfecting certain improvements in the manufacture of small fire-arms; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Morrison : Memorial of W. M. Springer, for compensation for professional services rendered in the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of The Assistant Treasurer of the United States vs. The Centennial Board of Finance and others; to the Committee on Appropriations.

By Mr. Reed: The petition of Philip Henry, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Robertson : Papers relating to the establishment of a postroute from New Texas Landing, by way of Churchville and Petite Prairie, to Big Cane; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

By Mr. Sayler: The petition of Charles C. Aleshire, to be paid the salary of assistant superintendent of the document-room, Doorkeeper's department, House of Representatives, he having performed the duties of that office until the organization of the Forty-fifth Congress, from March, 1877; to the Committee of Accounts.

By Mr. Schleicher: Papers relating to the claims of Mrs. Ella P. Murphy, for property taken by Indians; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

By Mr. Sballenberger: Papers relating to the petition of Elizabeth Teagarden, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Throckmorton: Papers relating to the claims of Jerome McAlister, W. E. Davis, Jesse B. Maxey, Z. W. Rains, Hiram Leaf, John Stroud, Thomas J. Rbodes, and John A. Gordon, for property destroyed by Indians;

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