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Walker, Gilbert C.-Continned.
Member of Committee on the Revision of the Laws of the United States

Expenditures in the State Department
Leave of absence granted .........
Bills of the House introduced by

United States notes for duties upon imports, No. 193 ; bonded debt of United States, 196;
section 2997 Revised Statutes, 197; public lands for schools, 198; E. T. Pilkington, 199
P. G. Coghlan, 200; use of Army in elections, 201 ; S. Hardeman, 1321: J. T. Tucker,

1322; C. B. Oliver, 1323.
Petitions presented by-

Letter-carriers...
Of citizen, for restoration of wages of government mechanics ...
P. G. Coglan .....
S. Hardeman ..
J. H. Tucker et al.
W. B. Isaacs & Co.....

For the enforcement of the eight-hour law.
Walsh, William, of Cumberland, sixth district of Maryland:

Answered roll-call ......
Sworn in...................
Member 0 Committee on Invalid Pensions.

for the Revision of the Laws of the United States......
Resolutions of the House introduced by-

That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, requested to ascertain the probable cost
of the removal of the rocks in the channel of the Potomac River, between Georgetown,
District of Columbia, and the new outlet locks of the Chesapeake and Obio Canal,
above said Georgetown, and report the same before the close of the present session of

Congress.................................................. ..........................
Bills of the House introduced by

Methodist Episcopal Church, of Oldtown, Md., No. 143; Frederick district, No. 15,
Maryland, 144: Mrs. F. Schley. 145; E. Ceville, 146; R. C. Brawford, 147 : S. F. Ander-
son, 148; A Welling, 149; W. McIndoe, 150; N. Heard, 151: T. M. Maccubbin, 152; C.
Hewitt, 153; G. Hobbs, 154: J. W. Anderson et al., 155; J.F. Pierce, 156; E. M. Thomas,
157; R. K. Thrasher, 158: M. Culler, 159; G. Thomas, 160: I. Kessler, 161: H. A. Pom.
phrey, 162; S. T. Magruder, 163 : W. T. Lewis, 164; W. Rouzer, 165; H. Griffith, 166:
G. E. Stonebreaker, 167 and 168; R. T. West. 169: J. M. Jackson, 170: M. A. Hickman,
171; A. Talbert et al., 172; R. Rowzee, 173; C. H. Walker, 1315; R. W. Smoot, 1316; P.

E. Dye, 1317: Metropolitan police, H. Res. 44.
Petitions presented by

A. Ray et al.....
M.A.C. Nelson...
J. Murdhy.....
S. M. Maccubbin et al.
C. N. Walker...
W. McIndoe ...
S. T. Anderson ..
G. Hobbs .....
X. Heard....
L. Roderick...
A. Wellen et al ...
Frederick Division et al.
J. W. Anderson.
citizens of Williamsport.
R. Warner...

G. W. Spates....
War, Secretary of, to issue certain arms to the State of Texas ..

H. Res. 15.
letter from the, transmitting the claim of Murphy, Goode & Co, and J. Dodd

& Co., for paving on grounds of the Indianapolis arsenal .......
to construct a bridge across the Potomac River at the Three Sisters Islands...

H. R. 942.
to issue certain arms to Washington Light Infantry of Charleston, S. C...

H. Res. 37.
to furnish information relative to medical officers in the Army now on duty

in the District of Columbia....
to furnish the probable cost of renoving the rocks in the Potomac, between

Georgetown and outlet of Chesapeake Canal....
letter from the, transmitting papers relating to oflice-rooms required for the

State, War, and Navy building, and public buildings and grounds, in com.

pliance with law of March 3, 1877....
letter from the, transmitting papers in the case of the claim of the Annap-

olis and Elkridge Railroad Company, against the United States, for its

occupation by the military authorities in 1861.........
to authorize the, to purchase the site of the Grant-Pemberton monument at
Vicksburg................

II. R. 1509.
letter from the, transmitting for the information of the Committee on Com.

merce a report of the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, relative to

obstructions in the Red River above Shreveport, La.....
letter from the, transmitting a communication from General Hancock, sug.

gesting a change in the one hundred and fourth Article of War......
etter from the, transmitting a report of the Chief of Ordnance, on the joint

resolution (H. Res. 37) to authorize the issue of arms to the Washington

Light Infantry of Charleston, South Carolina .....
letter from the transmitting the report of the commission appointed by

joint resolution of March 3, 1877, to examine contracts between the United
States and the Moline Water-Power Company ........

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War, Secretary of, to convey a lot of ground to the board or education of Harper's Ferry, for
school purposes.........

275

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Ward, William; of Chester, sixth district of Pennsylvania :

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

Member of Committee on Patents ....
Bills of the House introduced by
Austin, Topolorampo and Pacific Railroad, No. 112; E. D. Stone, 113 ; Note and coin cur.

rency, 897; dividends of national banks, 932; W. W. Hubbell, 1300; H. E. Wilkinson,

1301.
Warner, Levi, of Norwalk, fourth district of Connecticut:

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

12
Leave of absence granted

117
Member of Committee on Claims .

Manufactures
Petitions presented by
A. McManus ...........

100
G. Conway.....

243
Washington Territory, Delegate from, appears, viz: Orange Jacobs...
to erect a fog-signal on Point Wilson, in.........

91
H. R. 784.
to improve Snake River, in .......

154
H. R. 1186.
for the relief of settlers upon school-lands in.............

201
H. R. 1469.
to restore to the public domain certain lands in ..........

H. R. 1589.
Watson, Lewis F., of Warren, twenty-seventh district of Pennsylvania :

Answered roll call......
Sworn in.......
Member of Committee on Agriculture...

Expenditures in the Post Office Department.....
Bills of the House introduced lyn

Public buildings at Erie, Pa., No. 1565.
Petitions presented by
Letter-carriers.... ......

30
Of the select and common councils of Erie et al.....

232
Weights and Veasures, to establish a uniform system of..

151
. Res. 31.
heads of executive departments to report relative to the metrical sys-
tem of..........

..... 159, 235
message from the President relative to the metrical system of.......... 159, 241
Welch, Frank, of Norfolk, first district of Nebraska :
Answered roll.call......

.............................
Sworn in .................

Member of Committee on Public Lands.....
Bills of the House introiluced by
C. M. Lockwood, No.772; apportionment of Representatives, 774; A. Towle, 32 and 833 ; C.

H. Frederick ; 834; Lincoln Territory, 1182; W.J. Parker, 1738.
Petitions presented by
Letter-carriers ..........

119
West Virginia, members from the State of, appear, viz: Benjamin Wilson, Benjamin F. Martin,

John E. Kenna...
to improve the Little Kanawha River, in.....

HR. 761.
for the relief of the M. E. Church at Clarksburg, in

H. R. 763.
to complete the custom house at Parkersburg, in ............

H. R. 764.
to indemnify the State of, for a road destroyed by the Army ....

90
H. R. 766.
to improve the Great Kanawha River, in .

H. R. 769.
for the relief of the M. E. Church at Charleston, in

90
H. R. 770.
to improve the Monongahela River, in ....

H. R. 771.
for the relief of the M. E. Church at Milo Creek, in ..........

200
H. R. 1467.
to pay the employés and contractors who furnished cartridges to the armory
at Harper's Ferry, in, in 1861 . ...

275
II. R. 1736.
to convey to the board of education of the district of Harper's Ferry, in, a lot
of ground for school purposes...

275
H. R. 1737.
Wbite, Harry, of Indiana, twenty-fifth district of Pennsylvania:

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

Member of Committee on Military Affairs..
Resolutions of the Ilouse introduced by

That the Committee on Public Lands be, and is bereby, instructed to consider and report
what assistance can be given by the government to such citizens who desire to emigrate
to the West to take up a homestead and engage in agricultural pursuits, and that such
committee report at as early a day as practicable, by bill or otherwise....

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White, Harry-Continued.
Bills of the House introduced by-

Stamping of unstamped documents, No. 114; E. Bowers, 115; staff oflicers in United States

Army, 1623.
Petitions presented by

A. Smouse et al ....
m e Of citizens of Pennsylvania ..
White, Michael D., of Crawfordsville, ninth district of Indiana :

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

Member of Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury Department....
Bills of the House introduced by

N. Simmons, No. 466.
Petitions presented by

R. E. Bryant .......
Whitthorne, Washington C., of Columbia, seventh district of Tennessee:

Answered roll-call...........
Sworn in .....
Leave of absence granted...
Member of Committee on Naval Affairs

Expenditures in the Navy Department....
Resolutions of the House introduced by

That the Committee on Naval Affairs be, and they are hereby, instructed to make a thor.

ough investigation into the matters of deficiency, and the diversion of appropriations
from the special objects to which they were applied by law and the expenditure of
them for other and different objects, as mentioned by the Secretary of the Nary in his
report to the President of the United States of date October 9, 1877, with power upon
the part of said committee to send for persons and papers, examine witnesses, if neces-
sary, and with leave to report by bill or otherwise ........
Tbat the Clerk of the House be authorized and directed to pay George V. Hebb, out of

the contingent fund, the amount which may be due him for services rendered as door
keeper to the diplomatic gallery from the 5th of January, 1877, to the 1st of November,

.................
Bills of the House introduced by

Tax on tobacco, No. 355; expenditures in Navy Department, 356 ; abandoned property.
357; Mexican and Seminole war pensions, 358; pensions to war 1812, 359; relief of
Tennessee, 360 ; pay for horses, 361 ; W. Park, 362 H. L. French, 363 ; W. Aiken, 364 :
C Gilbert, 365 : A. J. Reed, 366; J. E. Tulloss, 367 ; treaty with Mexico, H. Res. 28 :

T. J. Turner, H. Res. 55.
Petitions presented by-

M. Allison......
J. Harlow .....
A. Weeks.....
For a post-route...
J. Barclay et al. ...
For post-routes....

E. P. McCrea .....
Williams, Alpheus S., of Detroit, first district of Michigan:

Answered roll-call.....
Sworn in..............
Member of Committee for the District of Columbia.

on Expenditures in the Post-Office Department..
Bills of the House introduced by

R Holly & Sons, No. 621; Poverty Island light-house, 622; R. C. Buchanan, 623; J. Stew
art. 624; J. Eggemann, 625; J. Rentz, 626: A. Rowland, 627; C. A. V
W. Hewitt, 629; J. Sawyer, 630 : B.J. D. Irwin, 631; D. T. Wells, 632; J. Pulford, 1104:
B. Canfield, 1105: staff corps of United States Army, 1106; H. C. Hatch, 1107: Detroit
River. 1431 : recording of deeds in District of Columbia, 1432: justices, commissioners
of deeds, and constables in District of Columbia, 1633 ; license-laws of District of Colum.
bia, 1634; Fisher & Smithers, 1635; J. Rubert, 1636 ; sale of cigars and leaf tobacco,
1741 : public buildings at Detroit, 1715; District of Columbia Commissioners to sue with-

out bond, 1716; J. H. Stark, 1777.
Petitions presented by-

Letter-carriers .......
E. B. Custer ..
Of heirs of J. Corbett ..
I. S King .......
Of masters, mates, pilots, and engineers of Detroit, for reduction of license.
R. J. Buchanan....
A. Rowland....
C. A. Waldemar et al ..
T. W. Hewitt
Of workmen on Poverty Island
I. Pulford .....
I. Sawyer .....
T. W. Hewitt ..
Memorial of the District of Columbia
H. K. Sanger.....
S. T. Norvell.....
W. J. Elgie.....
J T. Fisher et al.

J. H. Stark ......
Williams, Andrew, of Plattsburg, eighteenth district of New York:

Answered roll-call ...
Sworn in......
Menuber of Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

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Williams, Charles G., of Janesville, first district of Wisconsin:

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

Member of Committee on Foreign Affairs.....
Bills of the House introduced by

E. S. Rossiter, No. 717; arrears of pensions, 718; equalize bounties, 719 ; lands in Broth-

ertown reservation, 1135; M. Ladd and J. Williams, 1136; J. Whittaker, 1137; W. T.
Duvall, 1138; M. Shields, 1139; D. Walker, 1140; M. J. Veazie, 1141; C. W. Wood, 1142;
M. Hulzer, 1143: A. Amnis, 1144; J. L. Williams, 1145; J. H. Cook, 1146: C. Brennan,
1147; L. Taft, 1148; Y. F. Cowan, 1149; J. Whittaker, 1232; Omoa & Trexillo, 1454; A.

E. Hodges, 1455.
Petitions presented by

Letter-carriers..
P. Meagher ......
E. T. Pilkinton.

164
Of the Brothertown Indians

164
J.H. Cook....
D. Walker....

164
C. W. Wood

164
J. L. Williams.

164, 181
M. Hulzer ....

164
M. Shields et al ...

164
M. Ladd........

184
A. E. Hodges.....

For the repeal of the bankrupt law.
illiams, James, of Kenton, State at large, Delaware:

Answered roll.call .......................
Sworn in.............
Member of Committee on Private Land-Claims.
Military Affairs.

94
Leave of absence granted.....

128
Bills of the House introduced by-

G. McCoy, No. 142.
Petitions presented by-
G. McCoy...........

48
H. Harmon ...

108
Letter-carriers..
Williams, Jeremiah N., of Clayton, second district of Alabama:

Answered roll-call.....
Sworn in....
Member of Committee of Elections..........

on Expenditures in the Post Office Department.........
Bills of the House introduced by

F. Jordan, No. 970; lands to Alabama for school purposes, 1235; land patents to citizens of

Alabama, 1236; B. Bird, 1344 ; homesteads in Alabama, 1515.
Petitions presented by
For post-route.......

.............. 30,
Williams, Richard, (contestee,) of Portland, first district of Oregon:
Answered roll-call.

...............
Sworn in....

Member of Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings.................
Bills of the House introduced by-

M. P. Jones, No. 744; protection of salmon, 1168; canal on Columbia River, 1169;

G. D. Hill, H. Res. 33; C. W. Denton, 1735.
Petitions presented by-

D. W. Cheesman and M.P. Jones....................

Memorial of citizens of Oregon ....
Willis, Albert S., of Louisville, fifth district of Kentucky:

Answered roll-call ...,
Sworn in......
Member of Committee on Education and Labor .......

the Revision of the Laws of the United States....
Resolutions of the House introduced by-

That Frank M. Schell be, and he is hereby, appointed a messenger of the House of Repre-

sentatives for the Forty-fifth Congress, with an annual salary of $1,200, to be paid out
of the contingent fund of the House, for service in the special committee on the Revis
ion of the Electoral Law, the Special Committee on Ventilation, and such other special
committees as may be ordered by the House......

....... 206, 217
Bills of the House introduced by

Brannin, Summers & Co., No. 354; edincation of blind, 1031; M. F. Duncan, 1223; W. R.

Hersey, 1224; E. Y. Parsons, H. Res. 54.
Petitions presented by

For the repeal of the bankrupt law....

Of the State Medical Society.....
Petitions presented by
Letter-carriers .....

34
Of millers and manufacturers of flour

132
W. H. Miles et al..

149
S. Woodall et al.....

164
B. Duncan .....

164
W. Cornwall..

164
W. R. Hervey.
J. Gault.

220
Willis, Benjamin A., of New York, eleventh district of New York:

Answered roll-call.......
Sworn in.............
Member of Committee on Naval Affairs...
Expenditures in the Navy Department...

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Willis, Benjamin A.-Continued.
Resolutions of the House introduced by

That the Clerk of the House of Representatives be, and is hereby, authorized and directed

to pay from the contingent fund the sum of $699.60, the same to be equally divided be.
tween A. B. Corbusier, John H. Dougherty, John E. Kelly, G. P. Jourdan, John B. Fos-
sett, and William P. Thomas, as compensation for extra services rendered as messengers

in the Doorkeeper's department from December 6, 1876, to March 4, 1877, inclusive.....
Bills of the House introduced by-

Duties upon imports, No. 53; funding national debt, 54; pension laws, 55; payment of

custom duties, 56 ; classification of fabrics, 57; custom revenue laws, 58; duty on glass,
59; duty on packages, 60; bank tax, 61; bonds for duties, 62; valuation of imports, 63;
judgments against Government for refunding duties, 64; duty upon laces, 65; responsi.
bility of Government for imported merchandise, 66 ; redemptio n agency expenses, 67;
See 5219, Revised Statutes, 68; abolition of certain naval offices, 69; J. A. Dahlgreen,
70; deficiency in Navy, 71; enlisted men in Navy, 72; J. H. Morris, 73; notaries public,
74; prize money, 75; officers of United States courts, 76; R. H. Birmingham, 77; J. H.
Reiley, 78; R. Butler, 79; A. Bond, 80; A. M. Atwood, 81; A. Anderson, 82; national

banking law, 1280; costs in United States courts, 1281; Harlem River, 1222.
Petitions presented by-

Of the Carriage Builders' Association ...
Of the National Rifle Association........
R. G. Moulton...
Brewster & Co....
R. M. Henning et al.
Memorial of the Board of Trade.....
Memorial of citizens of Pennsylvania...

M. Wilkes.........................
Willits, Edwin, of Monroe, second district of Michigan:

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

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

C. H. Johnson, No. 644; J. Olmstead, 645; M. A. Allen, 616; J. H. Russell, 1103; E. Cas.

ter, 1109; E. H. Custer.
Petitions presented by

P. Smith ...
H. M. Cole ...
E. B. Bell.....
J. H Russell..

W. Bell et al.
Wilson, Benjamin, of Wilsonburg, first district of West Vir

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

Foreign Affairs...
Funeral of Senator Morton..........
Resolutions of the House introduced by

That this Clerk of this House be, and he is hereby, directed to pay to William M. Patton,
out of the contingent fund, the sum of $400, for services rendered as messenger of this

House, from May 1, 1877, to the 1st of September following ....
That the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads be, and it is hereby, directed to

report a bill in which provision shall be made securing to the said subcontractor com-

pensation direct from the Government for his services in the Postal Department.....
That the Clerk of this House be, and he is hereby, directed to pay, out of the contingent

fund under his control, to William M. Patten, $100, as pay for his services as messenger

at the north door for the month of October, 1877........
Bills of the House introduced by

Little Kanawha River, No. 761; J. D. Hall, 762; Methodist Church at Clarksville, 763 :

custom-house at Parkersburg, 764; P. Gano, 765; road and bridge at Gaulay, 766:
0. B. Anderson, 767; J. A. Harris, 768; remonetization of silver, H. Res. 21; M. MoNa.

mara, 1465; definition of certain legal terms, 1749; J. Folga, 1750: W. C. Parker, 1751.
Petitions presented by

Letter-carriers........
N. S. Clark .......
J. W. Ramsburg et al ....

For post-route ...........
Wisconsin, members from the State of appear, riz: Charles G. Williams, Lucien B. Caswell,

George C. Hazleton, William Pitt Lynde, Edward S. Bragg, Gabriel Bouck, H. L.

Humphrey, Thad. C. Pound ....
to issue a patent for certain lands in ...

H. R. 1135.
to improve Saint Croix River, in .....

U. R. 1246.
to improve the Mississippi River, in.

H. R. 1247.
to improve the Chippewa River, in.

H. R. 1456.
Women, to relieve the legal disabilities of.....

II. R. 1077
for the national education of.........

H. R. 1039.
Wood, Fernando, of New York, ninth district of New York:

Answered roll-call ....
Sworn in.................
Allowed choice of seat .....
Member of Committee of Ways and Means ..

to notify the President that the house is really to adjourn ....

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