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1695 A bill for the relief of Robert H. Cleere, of Col.

lierville, Tennessee.
1696 A bill making an appropriation to protect the

wharf and landing at the city of Memphis,
Tennessee, from further and permanent in.

jury by the action of the Mississippi River.
1697 A bill to provide for the building of a marine

hospital at Memphis, Tennessee,
1698 A bill for the relief of William R. Webber and! 273

Hennie E. Revell, executors of the estate of
M. W. Webber, deceased, of Shelby County,

Tennessee.
1699 1 A bill for the relief of Richard L. Andrews, ad 273

ministrator of the estate of M. H. Battle, of

Hardeman County, Tennessee.
1700 A bill to place on the pension-roll the name of : 273

Hiram Johnson, late a private in Company A,

Seventy-ninth Illinois Volunteers.
1701 A bill for the relief of Lieutenant C. A. Cutler .. 274
1702. A bill for the relief of Ralph P. Ford, late pri 274

vate Companies K and B, Third Regiment

Missouri State Militis.
1703 A bill for the relief of Joseph W. Carmack...... 274
1704 Abili
A bill for the relief of Daniel M. Frost and the

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heirs and executors of William M. McPherson,

of the State of Missouri.
1705 A bill to incorporate the District of Columbia

Gas-Light Company.
1706 A bill for the relief of William Byers, of Bates.

ville, Arkansas.
1707 | A bill for the relief of A. C. Wellburn, adminis. 274:

trator of the estate of Daniel T. Wellburn, of

Phillips County, Arkansas,
1708 A bill for the relief of Mary E. Whitehead, Fan-

nie C. Metzger, and Henry C. and Minnie E.
Clements, of Helena, Arkansas, heirs of Alex-

ander G. Clements, deceased.
A bill to organize the Territory of Oklahoma.

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1710 | A bill for the relief of Sarah J. Raney ....
1711 A bill for the relief of Mark Davis ........... 274,
1712 A bill for the relief of David Dodd.......

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1713 A bill for the relief of Pryor N. Lea, of Wash 274

ington County, Arkansas.
1714 A bill to amend certain sections of the Revised

Statutes relative to manufacturers of cigars

and to the sale of leaf tobacco.
1715 A bill making an appropriation for an extension

of the United States Government building at

Detroit, Michigan.
1716 A bill authorizing the Commissioners of the Dis-

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appeals without giving bond.
1717 | A bill to repeal certain provisions of the act of 274,

Congress approved July 12, 1876, entitled "An
act making appropriations for the Post-Office

Department.
1718 A bill for the publication and distribution of a

new edition of the Medical and Surgical His. 1

tory of the War.
1719 A bill for the improvement of navigation be-

tween the cities of Jefferson in Texas and

Shreveport in Louisiana.
1720 A bill in aid of the Galveston Military Institute..
1721 A bill for the relief of Alexander C. Crawford...
1722 A bill for the relief of certain citizens of Bren.

ham, Texas, and to pay for property appro.
printed and destroyed by United States sol.

diers in September, 1866.
1723! A bill for the relief of Francis Guilbeau, of San 275

1 Antonio, Texas.
1724 | A bill to reduce the cost of the defense of the 275

southwesterly boundary of the United States

by the construction of a railroad and tele-
I graph,
1725 A bill for the relief of George W. Maher.......
1726 A bill for the relief of E. Troisquos ...

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1727 A bill for the relief of John Henderson.
1728 A bill granting a pension to Julia J. Wheeler ...
1729 A bill for the relief of Rollin J. Reeves.......
1730 A bill for the relief of the settlers on the Soscol

tract of land in Solano County, California.
1731 A bill for the relief of James E. Barnes and

eleven others, citizens of the State of Califor-

nie.
1732 A bill for the relief of A. P. Jackson and others.
1733 A bill for the relief of Nicholas Marquez ....
1734 A bill for the relief of William H. Davis, of Oak

land, Alameda County, California.
1735 A bill for the relief of Charles W. Denton .......
1736 A bill providing for the payment of the amounts

due the employés in, and the contractors who
furnished castings to, the United States ar.
mory at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in March

and April, 1861.
1737 A bill to authorize and direct the Secretary of

War to convey, by deed, to the board of edu.
cation of the district of Harper's Ferry, West
Virginia, a lot of ground, (No. 2 in block B.)
with the buildings thereon, for the use of the

common schools thereof.
1738 | A bill for the relief of William J. Parker..
1739 LA bill for distribution of seeds for sufferers by

grasshoppers.
1740 | A bill for the relief of Henry Mehring.....
1741 | A bill for the relief of Bligh E. Wood....
1742 1 A bill for the relief of Alfred E. Bullock....
1743 A bill for the relief of Mary Quinn, of Lexing-

ton, Kentucky.
1744 | A bill for the relief of William P. Thorne, of

Henry County, Kentucky.
1745 A bill for the relief of Granville Garnett, of Owen

County, Kentucky.
1746 A bill for the relief of the sufferers by the wreck

1 of the United States steamer Huron.
1747 A bill authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury 1

to purchase certain properties of the Freed-
man's Bank, situated in Washington, District
of Columbia, and in Jacksonville, Florida, fur

the use of the United States.
1748 A bill for the relief of James Clements ...
1749 A bill to define the meaning of certain legal

terms.
1750 A bill to grant a pension to Job Folger ........
1751 A bill granting a pension to William C. Parker..
1752 A bill for the relief of Naval Constructor Theo

dore D. Wilson, of the Navy.
1753 A bill for the relief of James H. Hamilton ......
1754 A bill for the relief of Selmar Seibert ......
1755 A bill to amend the acts approved March 3, 1873,

and March 13, 1874, to encourage the growth

of timber on western prairies.
1756) A bill granting a pension to Christopher Schmidt
1757 | A bill relating to vessels not propelled by steam

or sail.
1758 A bill to appropriate money for the erection of a

keeper's dwelling at the light-house at Pere

Marquette, Michigan.
1759 A bill to appropriate money for the erection of a
| light-house and steam-fog-signal on Standard's

Rock, Lake Superior.
1760 A bill to appropriate money for the erection of a

keeper's dwelling at the light-house at Pent-

water, Michigan,
1761 A bill for the relief of Samuel W. Abbott, post-

master at Menomonee, Michigan.
1762 A bill for the relief of Reuben Goodrich.........
3763 A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior

to invest in the bonds of the United States the
unexpended balance of the money appropri-
ated to the L'Anse and Vieux de Sert bands
of Lake Superior.

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A bill to appropriate money for the erection of a

station and steam-fog-signal at Mackinac,
Michigan.
A bill granting a pension to Thomas Pulling, of

Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan.
A bill to appropriate money for continuing the

improvement of Saint Mary's River and Saint
Mary's Falls Canal.
A bill to appropriate money for continuing the

improvement of the harbor at Manistee, Mich-
igan,
A bill to appropriate money for continuing the
improvement of the harbor at Ludington,
Michigan.
A bill to appropriate money for continuing the

improvement of the harbor at Pentwater,
Michigan.
A bill to appropriate money for the improve.

ment of the harbor at Charlevoix, Michigan.
A bill to appropriate money for continuing the

improvement of Eagle Harbor, Lake Superior,
A bill to appropriate money for continuing the

improvement of the harbor at Ontonagon,

Lake Superior,
A bill for the relief of Homer R. Parish.....
A bill granting a pension to Miriam V. Kinney..
A bill to punish embezzlement by agents and at.

torneys.
A bill for the relief of James M, Douglass, of

Benton County, Arkansas.
A bill for the relief of Jacob H. Stark .....
A bill granting a pension to William Abendroth

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JOINT RESOLUTIONS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

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1 Joint resolution in relation to the International

Industrial Exposition to be held in Paris in

1878.
2 Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the

1 Constitution of the United States of America. |
3 Joint resolation authorizing the Court of Claims
I to grant a rehearing in the case of F. W. Claus-

sen rs. The United States.
4 Joint resolution to allow Lieutenant D. F. Tozier

a gold medal awarded by the President of the
French Republic.
Joint resolution authorizing the appointment of
1 commissioners to ascertain on what terms &

mutually beneficial treaty of commerce with

the Central American States can be arranged.
Joint resolution authorizing the appointment of

commissioners to ascertain on what terms &
mutually beneficial treaty of commerce with

Mexico can be arranged.
7 Joint resolution authorizing the appointment of

commissioners to ascertain on what terms a
mutually beneficial treaty of commerce with

Canada can be arranged.
8 Joint resolution authorizing the appointment of

commissioners to ascertain on what terms a
mutually beneficial treaty of commerce with

Brazil can be arranged.
9 Joint resolution presenting the thanks of Con:

gress to Lieutenant D. F. Tozier, and the offi.
cers and men of the revenue-steamer Dix, for
rescuing the French bark Peabody, with six-
teen persons on board, stranded in the Gulf of

Mexico, February 23, 1877.
0 Joint resolution authorizing the Sergeant-at.

Arms of the House of Representatives to ap.

point an assistant.
11 'Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the

Constitution in reference to the election of
President and Vice-President of the United
States and members of Congress.

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Joint resolution for the relief of William W. Wil

shire, of Arkansas. 3 Joint resolution submitting proposed amendment

to the Constitution, to be designated article six. teen. Joint resolution applying the appropriation made March 3, 1877, to pay certain southern mail.

contractors.
Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War

to issne to the governor of the State of Texas
certain arms for the use of the Galveston ar.

tillery.
16 | Joint resolution authorizing and directing the

Secretary of the Treasury to pay to the State
of Texas $1.629, 615.69, on account of moneys

paid out by said State for frontier defense.
17 Joint resolution to amend the joint resolution en

titled "Joint resolution prohibiting payment
by any officer of the government to any per-
son not known to have been opposed to the
rebellion and in favor of its suppression," ap-

proved March 2, 1867.
Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the i

Treasury to pay over to the State of Texas
the balance remaining of the fund appropriated
by the acts of September 9, 1850, and February
20, 1855, for the payment of the creditors of the

late Republic of Texas,
19 Joint resolution proposing amendments to the

1 Constitution of the United States, 0 Joint resolution to apply the amount appropri.

ated by the act of Congress approved March 3, 1877, to pay certain southern mail.contract. org. Joint resolution to provide for the remonetiza.

tion of silver.
Joint resolution asking for the reappointment of
George F. Sawyer to his former position in the

Navy.
Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the
Constitution of the United States so as to elect
the President and Vice-President thereof by

a direct vote of the people thereof.
Joint resolution referring to the Court of Claims

a claim against the United States for the loss

of the schooner Bergen,
25 Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the

Treasury to pay Mary Fearon and Jessie Cros.
sin, executrices of Samuel P. Fearon, deceased,
for certain registered United States bonds re-
deemed by the government on forged assign-

ments and power of attorney.
26 Joint resolution to authorize the President of

the United States to request the Republic of

Hayti to indemnify Antonio Pelletier.
27 Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the

Constitution for the election of postmasters
every four years by the voters of the district,
village, town, or city in which the duties of

their offices are to be performed.
Joint resolution to authorize treaty with Repub.

lic of Mexico to secure protection to capital and
labor of citizens of the United States which
may be invested and employed in opening rail-
way cornmunication in the Northern States of

said republic.
| Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the

Constitution of the United States, restricting
the application of the fifteenth amendment

thereof.
30 Joint resolution to enable the Court of Claims

to hear and determine the claim of the personal
representatives of Ferdinand Cais, a citizen of
France.

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| Joint resolution to invite a joint convention of

all civilized nations for the purpose of estab.
lishing a uniform system of weights, measures,

and coinage througbout the civilized world.
32 Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the

Constitution of the United States in reference
to the term of and eligibility to the office of

President of the United States.
33 Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the

Constitution of the United States so as to elect
the President and Vice-President thereof by a

direct vote of the people thereof.
34 Joint resolution to amend the Constitution of the 152

United States so as to elect United States Sen. !
ators by a direct vote of the people of the sev.

eral States.
35. Joint resolution correcting the Army records of

Captain George D. Hill, United States Army. Joint resolution to so amend the Constitution as i

to limit the Presidential term to a single term

of six years. 37 Joint resolution to authorize the Secretary of

War to issue certain arvis to the Wasbington

Ligbt hufantry, of Charleston, South Carolina. 38 | Joint resolution authorizing the payment of Rev.

John Poisal, D. D., late Chaplain of the House
of Representatives, for time of his service as
Nub, without taking the oaths prescribed by

Jaw.
39 Juint resolution in relation to suspending pay: 166

ment of the claims of Benjamin Weil, No. 447,
and the La Abra Silver Mining Company, No.
4-9, on the American docket of the late joint

commission of the United States and Mexico,
40 Joint resolution instructing the Secretary of War 166,

to correct the enrollment of Robert Scott, Com.'
pany F, Twenty-seventh Regiment Ohio Vol.

unteer Infantry.
41 Joint resolution providing for an amendment to 191

the Constitution of the United States. 42 Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the 191

Constitution of tle United States.
43. Joint resolution to authorize Rear-Admiral Will.! 191

jam Reynolds to accept certain presents from
the King of Siam, a younger brother of the

king, and the second king.
44 Joint resolution for the relief of the metropolitan

police force of the District of Columbia 45 Joint resolution respecting an index to the Con. 196 269

gressional Record.
46 Joint resolution propoming an amendment to the 196

Constitution of the l'nited States prohibiting
the payment of clans growing out of the late

rebellion.
47 Joint resolution authorizing Rear Admiral John 203

J. Aliny, l'nited States Navy, to accept a deco.

ration from the King of the Hawaiian Islands. 49, Joint resolution in relation to the International 220 229, 231, 233, Industrial Exposition to be held in Paris in 1878.

236 19 Joint resolution in regard to remission of duties.. 243 50 Joint revolution authorizing and directing the 243

President to appoint a commission to provide

for the improvement of the Mississippi River
51 Joint resolution authorizing the establishment of 254

a commission for the scientific exploration of
the Northern States of Mexico and the territory

of the l'pited S:ates adjoining the same.
52 | Joint resolution of thanks to Henry M. Stapley. 270
53 Joint resolution authorizing and directing the 270

free transmission through the mails, by mem-
bers of Congress and heads of department, of i
all documents printed by authority of Con.

gress,
54 Joint resolution authorizing the printing and dist 272

tribution of the memorial addresses on the life
and character of the late Edward Young Par..
sons, a Representative from the State of Ken.
tucky.

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