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Oath of office, to prescribe an.....

H. R. 5.
to repeal the Revised Statutes r-lative to the.

H. R. 180, 1372.
to prescribe an for members of Congress

H. R. 237.
to repeal the test ..................

H. R. 260.
to repeal the Revised Statutes prescribing.

H. R. 284.
to amend the law prescribing the.....
Oath of jurors, prescribing an additional......

H. R. 236.
Ohio, members from the State of, appear, viz: Milton Sayler, Henry B. Banning, Mills Gardner,

John A. McMahon, Americus V. Rice, Jacob D. Cox, H. L. Dickey, J. Warren Keifer,
John S. Jones, Charles Foster, Henry S. Neal, Thomas Ewing. Milton I. Southard,
Ebenezer B. Finley, Nelson H. Van Vorhes, Lorenzo Danford, William McKinley, jr.,

James Monroe, James A. Garfield, Amos Townsend............
for the relief of the Enterprise Insurance Company of Cincinnati...

H. R. 993.
relative to the Cumberland road in......

*** H. R. 1008.
to improve the Ohio River ............. R 1559.
to establish a branch mint at Cincinnati

* H. R. 1678
Oklahoma, to establish the judicial district of... :::

H. R. 614.
for the organization of the Territory of ..

H. R. 1596, 1709.
Old Dominion Steamship Company, for the relief of the

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H. R. 1272.
Oliver, Addison, of Onawa, of ninth district of Iowa:

Answered roll-call.................................
Sworn in....
Member of Committee on War-Claims..

Expenditures in the Interior Department....
Bills of the House introduced by

J. S, Corlett, No. 711; uniform currency, 712: settlers on Des Moines River land. 713:

silver dollar, 714; sale of agricultural lands to settlers, 1131; to abolish capital pupish
ment. 1132; limiting patents, 1133; uniform system of weights, measures, and coinage.
H. Res 31 : amendment to the Constitution (term of President), H. Res. 32: election of
President. H. Res. 33; election of United States Senators, H. Res 34; liens of judg.

ments, 1449; C. T. Norton, 1450; G. W. Wickwire, 1451; J.J. Wheeler, 1728.
Petitions presented by

J.S. Corlett .....
Omoa and Truxillo, to change the name of the consulate at.....

H. R. 1454.
O'Neill, Charles, of Philadelphia, second district of Pennsylvania:

Answered roll-call
Sworn in...

Member of Committee on the Pacific Railroad...
Resolutions of the House introduced by

be, and is hereby, requested to inform this House, at
his earliest convenience, first, when and for what purposo said commission was ap.
pointed and what persons composed the samo; second, what compensation was agreed
to be paid the members of said commission; third, wbat was the character of the labors

performed by them and the amount of compensation charged and received by them....
Bills of the House introduced by-

R M. Meade. No. 130 : J. G. Fell et al., 131 ; A. M. Rolas y Robaldo, 132: J. B. Read. 133 :

S. & M. Mercer, 828 ; J. T. Addicks, 1238; E. B. C. Hare, 1239; W. W. Hubbell, 1240:
certain private land-claims, 1302: Lieutenant J. Cramer, 1523 ; deeds in the District of

Columbia, 1651 ; W. Abendroth, 1778.
Petitions presented by

Letter-carriers.....
of mechanics, &c......................................................
R. W. Mead ..
Memorial of the National Board of Trade.....
W. W. Hubbell .....
Memorial of all the national banks of Philadelphia ....

Memorial of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Oregon, member from the State of, appears, víz: Richard Williams ..
For the protection of salmon in the Columbia River in .......

H. R 1168.
To construct canal and locks in the Columbia River, in............

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H. R. 1169.
O verton, Edward, jr., of Towanda, fifteenth district of Pennsylvania :

Answered roll-call
Sworn in.....
Member of Committee on Commerce

Leave of absence granted.........
Bills of the House introduced by

J. R. Gordon, No. 126; D. Compton, 127; J. C. De Witt, 1649.

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(INDIVIDUAL BILLS, PETITIONS, ETC.)
Oglevie, John F., et al............
O'Hara, Armstrong............... ********

H. R. 1418.
Ohio, citizens of, for an increase of salaries of letter-carriers..

of letter-carriers......................30, 46, 119, 126, 176, 210
memorial of the Cincinnati Typographical Union No. 3 of, for the restoration of govern.
ment printers' wages to their old rates.......

117
citizens of. for pecuniary aid for persons desiring to settle on public lands.

126
memorial of the Board of Trade of Cincinnati, relative to the subject of bridging the Ohio

River ...................
Board of Trade of Portsmouth, for a port of entry........

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citizens of, for post-routes ...

..................... 214.531
enterprise Insurance Company of Cincinnati, for taxes overpaid...
American Nurserymen's Association, for a commissioner to examine the forests of

Europe........
Olcott, Henry A......
Oliver, Charles B ....

***** II. R. 1323, 1517.
Olmstead, James....

**nccccccs'. R. 645.
Oregon, for

citizens of, for an extension of time to the Northern Pacific Railroad Company.........
Osborne, H. S., & Co., et als
Osborne, Anna W...

88, 153
H. R. 738, 1165.
Osborne, John .....

215
Overman, Samuel W..........

******* *** H. R. 1056.*******
Oviatt, Sidney F...........

**********. B. R. 46.
Owen, Josephine C...

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H. R. 1213.
Owen, James P..........

I. R. 1428.
Owsley, Ellsworth..

H. R. 340.

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Pacheco, Romualdo, (contestee,) of San Luis Obispo, fourth district of California:

Answered roll.call...
Objections to swearing in.....
Sworn in ...
To refer credentials of, to Committee of Elections..........

Member of Committee on the Public Lands..
Bills of the House introduced by

Sale of timber-lands, No. 1154; San Luis Obispo Harbor, 1458.
Page, Horace F., of Placerville, second district of California:

Answered roll-call..............................................
Sword in .....
Member of Committee on Indian Affairs....

Expenditures in the Navy Department...........
Bills of the House introduced by-

Chinese immigration, No. 727; Dorsey & Shepherd, 728; Green & Trainor, 729 ; public

buildings at Sacramento, 1155; M. Thurston and N. Littleton, 1459; W. H. Davis, 1734.
Petitions presented by

For post-route.....
C. Green et al ......
J. M. & S. Dorsey...
M. Thurston......

A. J. Worth ...
Pages, to continue Frank Angerer as a page of the House.......
Parsons, Edward 1.:
To print memorial addresses on the death of.....

H. Res. 54.
Patents, to amend the Revised Statutes relative to.....

H. R. 318, 950.
relative to infringement of .........

..***** H. R. 453, 1490.
providing for the issue of land .....

** H. R. 981.
limiting duration of.............

H. R. 1133.
to issue a patent for certain land in Wisconsin .

H. R. 1135.
for the issue of, to citizens of Alabama.

H. R. 1236.
relative to the payment of final fee in case of patents.

H. R. 1379.
to amend Revised Statutes relative to
relative to damage suits for infringements of..

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Patterson. George W., of Westfield, thirty-third district of New York:

Answered roll-call..........
Sworn in .. ... ...................
Allowed choice of seat ..
Member of Committee on Revolutionary Pensions...........
nary Pensions.......................................

94
Resolutions of the House introduced by

Tbat the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so
amending the law that but one form of oath shall be administered to Representatives
in Congress, and that they report by bill or otherwise on or before the first Monday of
December next ..... ......

158
Bills of the House introduced by

E. J. Russell, No. 900; commutation to disabled soldiers, 1237; J. C. Owen, 1243.
Petitions presented by
JCOwen ..

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Paymasters, relative to expenses of ..........

HR. 30.
Peddie, Thomas B., of Newark, sixth district of New Jersey :

Answered roll.call.....
Sworn in ...

Member of Committee on Manufactures..
Bills of the House introduced by

Department of Commerce No. 106; R. A. Davis, 930; H. B. Gardner, 9.31; Schooner Ber-

gen, H. Res. 21.
Petitions presented by
For the repeal of the bankrupt law ...

36
Letter-carriers.....

36
A. Abbott et al.

131
Against the repeal of the bankrupt law....

249
Pembina, to establish the Territory of .....

H. R. 792.
Pennsylvania, members from the State of, appear, viz: Chapman Freeman, Charles O'Neill, Samuel

J. Randall, William D. Kelley, Alfred C. Harmer, William Ward. I. Newton
Evans, Hiester Clymer, A. Herr Smith, Sumuel A. Bridges. Francis D Collins,
Hndrick B. Wright, James B Reilly, John W. Killinger, Edvard Overton, jr.,
John I. Mitchell, Jacob M. Campbell, William S. Stenger. Levi Maish. L. 1.
Mackey. Jacob Turney, Russell Errett, Thomas M. Bavne. William S. Shallen-

berger. Harry White, John M. Thompson, Lewis F. Watson ....
to provide a public building at Pittsburgh, in .....

......
H. R. 1242
appropriation for public buildings in Erie, in ....

251
H. R. 1565.
Pensions, relative to arrears of.......

.............50, 51, 65, 87, 88, 134
***H. R. 34, 55, 304, 718.743, 933.
to amend the law granting, to soldiers and sailors of war of 1812.............57, 59, 67, 83, 254

H R. 183, 227, 3359. 676, 1624.
granting, to soldiers of Mexican war .. ............59, 60, 61, 66, 67, 68, 74, 77, 81, 86, 88, 196 197

H. R. 217, 210, 257, 329, 347. 3.58, 375, 482, 551, 610, 687, 722, 1394, 1408.
to amend the Revised Stantes relative to ...

.. ... .... ..............59, 108, 141, 196, 273

H. R. 209, 820, 1058, 1063, 13-3. 1683.
relative to, for families of soldiers murderer at Centralia, in Missouri................

H. R. 597.
equalizing, of certain officers .....

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H. R. 992.
granting, to soldiers of Florida and Seminole wars....

H. R. 133).
Phelps, James, of Essex, second district of Connecticut:

Answered roll-call ...... ..........
Sworn in ............

Member of Committee of Ways and Means .....
Bills of the House introduced by

Tax on savings.banks, No. 38; J. Caler, 39; customs and internal-revenue laws and
national bank act, 40; M. Debrow, 41; L. Sackitt 42; G. F. Sellick, 43; J. F. Chase. 44 ;
T. Butler. 45: S. F. Oviatt, 46; R. C. Nar amore, 47; M. H. Amesbury, 48; M. Bradley.

49; G. Cowles. 50; Milford Harbor, 51; Connecticut River, 52.
Petitions presented by

Letter-carriers ....

D Hatch...
Phillips, William A., of Salina, first district of Kansas:

Answered roll-call ..
Sworn in .. ........... ... .

Member of Committee on Banking and Currency.....
Bills of the House introduced by

Eqnalization of bounties, No. 745; Amending an appr priation bill, 746; Amending Pacific

railroad act. 747: Unclaimed public lands, 748: Claims of Kansas for Indian war, 749;
silver dollar, 750; Fort Harker military reservation 751; Indian depredations, 752;
public buildings at Leavenworth, 753; J. W. Crowley, 754; M. J. Pyle, 755; A. D. Pat
terson, 756 ; Powell & McDowell, 757; Shrewsbury, Slemons & Co., 758: Irwin & Phil.
lips. 759: S. D. Han wav, 760 : postal savings-banks. 1095 : Aection 1258 of Revised

Siatntes, 1170; Delaware Indians, 1171 and 1172; legal-tenders for duties, 1461.
Petitions presented by
Letter-carriers....

29, 36
W. M. Pleas et al..

100
N. Spencer.........

100
opencer a yeai.......................................................... .............. 100, 131
Regulating hours of labor....

177
Poisal, Rev. Dr.John. (See Chaplain of the Honge of Representatives.)
Political disabilities, to remove the imposed by the Constitution............................

..........52, 57, 63, 286
H. R. 83, 181, 283.

Wers.....

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Pollard, Henry M., of Chillicothe, tenth district of Missouri :

Auswered roll-call .........
Sworn in ....

Member of Committee on Patents.
Bills of the House introduced by

J. Lavenburgh, No. 8:23; V. B. Bowers, 824; J. F. Ellis, 823 ; bankrupt law, 826 ; M. Bar.

ber, -27; Mexican war pensions, 1408.
Petitions presented by
For post-route ..

107
V. B. Bowers
J. Larenburg .....

172
D. A. Martin
Port of entry, constituting Jersey Chain R 136.
to establish Atlanta, Ga., a ....

H. R. 255.
to make the ports of Brownsville, Galveston, and Houston ports of entry........

H. R. 280.
to change the name of the, of Brashear to Morgan City..

H. R. 287.
Postage, to reduce, on letters

H. R. 33.
relative to, on third-class mail-matter

................
H. R. 1273, 1274.
providing rates of, on mail-matter ....

................. 250

H. R 1546.
Post Office Department, to establish a national savings-depository as a branch of the ...

H. R 548.
to repeal certain provisions of act of July 12, 1876, making appropria-
tions for the....

***H. R. 1717.
Postal service, to authorize the establishment of ocean-mail-steamship service between the United
States and Brazil .................

.............. 62. 151
***** U R 274, 1123.
making appropriation for inland-mail transportation. ...........

110
H. R. 854.
fixing pay of letter-carriers......

119
H. R 903.
to reappropriate unexpended balances for, on star routes..

H. R. 93.
relative to the transmission of printed matter through the mails .......

HR. 1041.
for the relief of United States mail-agents ...

.........

140
H. R. 1017.
making an appropriation available for ante-bellum mail-contracts............

H. R. 1213.
relative to settlement of claims against the government for postage-stamps lost,
stolen, or destroyed ..................................

H. R 1258.
relative to postage on third-class mail-matter .

...........
H. R. 1273, 1274.
providing for the classification of mail-matter and rates of postage thereon......

H. R. 1546.
to regulate and increase, between Washington and certain cities in Southern States..

H. R. 1604.
Postmaster of the House of Representatives,

James M. Steuart elected and sworn in ....
Postmaster-General, letter from the, relating to deficiencies in the payment of postmasters' sal.
aries during the fiscal years ending June 30, 1876, and June 30, 1877 ...

197
letter from the, in relation to the metrical system of weights and mene.
ure.

...................159, 235,
Postmasters, relative to the deficiencies in the salaries of .
Post-routes, to establish ...................

269
H. R. 1637.

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Potter, Clarkson N., of New Rochelle, twelfth district of New York:

Answered roll call ....
Sworn in .......
Member of Committee on the Pacific Railroad.

Revision of the Laws regulating the Counting of the Elec-

toral Votes....
Resolution of the House introduced by-
R-lative to adjonrnment ..........

............ 115,
Bills of the House introduced by

Claims of otficers of Revolutionary War, No. 1293.
Pound. Thad. C., of Chippewa Falls, eighth distrio

Answered roll-call ......................................
Sworn in ....................

Member of Committee on Mississippi Levees .....
Resolutions of the House introduced by

That the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds be instructed to ascertain whether

it is practicable to provide suitable electrical annunciators for this Hall to enable meni.
bersat their respective seats, without noise, to call pages, and to report as early as prac-

ticable by bill or otherwise ...........................
Bills of the House introduced by

Chippewa River, No. 1456; Reservoirs on Mississippi River, H. Res. 56.
itions presented by
Memorial of legislature ......
For post-route ..
For the repeal of the bankruintje...................

156

127

Answered rouvali "ppewa Falls, eighth district of Wiscon

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Powers, Llewellyn, of Houlton, fourth district of Maine :

Answered roll-call...
Sworn in ...

Member of Committee on Invalid Pensions.....
Bills of the House introduced by-

J. Keating, No. 1560; S. E. Palmer, 1561.
Petitions presented by
Letter-carriers......

107
I. Flynn .

107
President of the United States, proclamation of the, convening first session of the Forty-fifth

Congress ..... ....
Senate committee appointed to notify the, that Congress is ready

to receive any communication he may have to make .........
House committee to notify the, of the assembling of Congress..
message of the

...17, 18, 19,
message of the, referred to the Committee of the Whole House.
message from the, transmitting report of a board of inquiry rel-

ative to the fire in the Interior Department building....
message from the, transmitting report of the Secretary of the

Navy relative to the deficiencies in the Navy Department ..
to appoint a committee to consider the law relative to the elec-

tion of, and Vice-President .....
to refer message of the, to the Committees on Appropriations and
Foreign Affairs

....... 102, 103, 116
requested to furnish information relative to the condition of the
Mexican border in Texas ..........

113
transmits answer to the above ...

204
requested to furnish the House with the correspondence with the

Spanish government relative to differential duty ..............
transmits answer to the above .....

204
message from the, relative to the metrical system of weights and
measures

9, 241
to authorize the, to appoint a commission
provement of the Mississippi River.....

243
H. Res. 50.
to inform the House relative to the execution of the laws govern.
in the Union Pacific Railroad Company....

278
resolution approving policy of the ...

296
a committee to notify the, that the two Houses of Congress are
ready to adjourn ........

298
Price, Hiram, of Davenport, second district of Iowa:

Answered roll-call .........
Sworn in

Member of Committee on Reform in the Civil Service ...
Bills of the House introduced by
Homestead lands, No. 699; sections 649 and 714 of Revised Statutes, 700; interest on pub-

lic debt and national-bank circulation, 701 : 0. B. Crane. 702: J. Ross, 703: J. D. Binford,
704; L. Seaman, 705: H. C. Weatherby, 706: M. Raff, 707; J. B. Chamberlin, 708: J.D.
Horrick, 709; J. D. Cotton, 710; A. M. Cook, 1211; J. Read, 1249; public buildings at

Davenport, Iowa, 1250; S. Rogers, 1493.
Petitions presented by-

Letter-carriers .....
L. Seaman......
J. D. Bin ford..
J. D. Herrick et al...

46
A. M. Cook.

172
N. Read

177
S. Rogers ..

234
Pridemore, Auburn L., of Lee Court-House, ninth district of Virginia

Answered roll call.
Sworn in
Member of Committee on Agriculture

Public Expenditures.....
Bills of the House introduced by-

Powell and Clinch Rivers, No. 948; Louisa Fork, 949; section 4884 of Revised Statutes, 950;

C. Cloud, 1154.
Petitions presented by

W.P Burwell.
W. W. Mathews....
for a change in the currency...........

131
G. W. Henderlite ..

183
Printed matter, relative to the transmission of, through the mails.

140
H. R. 1041.
Printing, to print papers in the case of Wigginton vs. Pacheco ...........

25
to print testimony deemed necessary in contested-election cases..

102
to print ten thousand copies of the report of the monetary commission....

....113, 268
to print four thousand five hundred additional copies of the Medical History of the
W ar..........................

168
***** H. R. 1718.
to print two thousand copies of the Digest for the second session of the present Con.
gress .....

173
to print two thousand copies of the volume of Questions of Order....

206
to print the Biennial Register ....

218
100
to print memorial addresses on the late Edward Y. Parsons, of Kentucky......

272
H. Res. 54.
to print eight bundred copies of Edward Young's report on labor in Europe and
America .......

255

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