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titled "An act to amend existing customs and internal-revenue laws, and for other purposes," approved February 8, 1875;

Also, a bill (H. R. 208) to amend section 5198 of the Revised Statutes, relating to usury ; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

Also, a bill (H. R. 209) to repeal section 4716 of the Revised Statutes of the United States; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Yeates: A bill (u. R. 210) to repeal the tax on spirituous liquors distilled from fruits; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Also, a bill (H. R. 211) for the relief of Howard Wiswall, of Beaufort County, North Carolina; to the Committee on War Claims.

By Mr. Scales : A bill (H. R. 212) to refund certain direct taxes on land collected from citizens in the late insurrectionary States under the act of August 5, 1868; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Also, a bill (H. R. 213) to refund to distillers of brandy from apples, peaches, or grapes all of the special taxes paid by such distillers under the act of July 20, 1868, which is in excess of fifty dollars ; to the Committee of Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 214) for the relief of Margaret Martin;

Also, a bill (H. R. 215) to provide for payment for the court-house in Lexington, North Carolina, destroyed by fire while occupied by United States officers and soldiers in the fall of 1865; to the Committee on War Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 216) to limit the time within which suits on bonds of the collector of internal-revenue shall be brought; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (H. R. 217) granting pensions to soldiers of the Mexican

War;

Also, a bill (H. R. 218) granting a pension to Edwin I. Nutall; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 219) for the relief of Eli Peury; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Robbins : A bill (H. R. 220) to prevent interference with the administration of justice in criminal causes in the courts of the several

States;

to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (H. R. 221) to reduce the tax upon distilled spirits and tobacco; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Also, a bill (H. R. 222) to amend the law relating to involuntary bankruptcy; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (H. R. 223) to authorize producers of leaf-tobacco to dispose of one bundred dollars' worth thereof to consumers without the payment of any tax;

Also, a bill (H. R. 224) for the relief of Thomas A. Nicholson; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Waddell: A bill (H. R. 225) to abolish the western judicial district of North Carolina, and for other purposes;

By Mr. Vance: A bill (H. R. 226) to repral section 3480, Revised Statutes, United States of America; to the Comittee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (1. R. 227) amending the laws granting pensions to the soldiers and sailors of the war of 1812 and their widows, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 228) to authorize and enable the Eastern band of the Cherokee Indians to institute and prosecute a suit in the Court of Claims against the Cherokee Nation; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 229) to repeal so much of the internal-revenue law as requires persons and State banking associations to pay a tax of ten per centum on the circulating issue of any State bank, and to enforce a uniform rate of interest throughout the United States; and to punish national banks for accepting a usurious rate of interest; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Steele: A bill (H. R. 230) for the relief of Alexander Sutherland;

Also, a bill (H. R. 231) for the relief of Moses W. Alexander ; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Brogden : A bill )H. R. 232) to modify and amend the interpal-revenue laws; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. John H. Evins: A bill (H. R. 233) for the relief of owners of land sold for direct taxes;

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 3) authorizing the Court of Claims to grant a rehearing in the case of F. W. Claussen vs. The United States ; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Stephens: A bill (H. R. 234) for the relief of John F. Andrews, postmaster at Washington, Georgia;

Also, a bill (H. R. 235) for the relief of E. P. Edwards, postmaster at Elberton, Georgia; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads.

By Mr. Felton: A bill (H. R. 236) to repeal an act entitled “An act defining additional causes of challenge, aud prescribing an additional oath for grand and petit jurors in the United States courts ;"

Also, a bill (H. R. 237) to prescribe and establish a form of oath or affirmation to be taken and subscribed by members of Congress before entering upon the duties of their office; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (H. R. 238) to allow farmers and planters to sell leaf.tobacco of their own production to other persons than manufacturers of tobacco without special tax; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Also, a bill (H. R. 239) to appropriate money for continuing the improvement of the Coosa River, froin Rome, Georgia, to the crossing of the Rome and Selma Railroad bridge, in Alabama; to the Committee on Commerce.

Also, a bill (H. R. 240) granting pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the Mexican, Florida, and the Black Hawk wars, and certain widows of deceased soldiers and sailors of the same; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions,

By Mr. Henry R. Harris: A bill (H. R. 241) to aid manufacturing, mining, and railroad companies in protecting the earnings of the laboring classes ; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. William E. Smith: A bill (H. R. 242) to compensate James Sutlise, of Clay County, Georgia, for the care and storage of certain cotton, the property of the United States; to the Committee on War-Claims.

Also, a bill (I. R. 243) to repeal the tax of ten per centom on the cir. culation of State banks and State banking associations ; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

Also, a bill (H. R. 244) for the improvement of Flint River, in the State of Georgia; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Bell: A bill (H. R. 245) for the relief of Joel A. Billups; to the Committee of Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 246) for the relief of John R. Nichols, late postmaster at Athens, Georgia; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

Also, a bill (H. R. 247) to grant a pension to George D. Phillips, a soldier of the war of 1812 ; to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Blount: A bill (H. R. 248) to create an additional judicial district for the State of Georgia, and to provide for the appointment of a judge, marshal, and clerk for the same; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Hartridge: A bill (H. R. 249) for continuing the work of im. proving the barbor at Savannah, Georgia;

Also, a bill (H. R. 250) to appropriate money for the improvement of the harbor at Darien, Georgia ; to the Committee on Commerce.

Also, a bill (H. R. 251) for the relief of James J. Waring, of Savannah, Georgia ; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Also, a bill (H. R. 252) to appropriate money for the improvement of the harbor at Brunswick, Georgia; to the Committee on Commerce.

Also, a bill (H. R. 253) to provide a building for the use of the United States district and circuit courts, and the post-office, at Savannah, Geor. gia ; to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.

Also, a bill (H. R. 254) for the relief of H. F. Willink; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Candler: A bill (H. R. 255) to establish Atlanta, in the State of Georgia, a port of delivery; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Goldsmith W. Hewitt: A bill (H. R. 256) to secure impartial administration of justice in the United States courts in Alabama; to the Comuittee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (H. R. 257) granting pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the Mexican and other wars therein named; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Ligon: A bill (H. R. 258) to repeal sections 820 and 821 of the Revised Statutes, relating to grand and petit jurors in the courts of the United States ;

By Mr. Herbert: d bill (H. R. 259) to repeal sections 820 and 821 Revised Statutes ;

Also, a bill (H. R. 260) to repeal the laws requiring the test oath, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Hooker: A joint resolution (A1. Res. 4) to allow Lieutenant D. F. Tozier a gold medal awarded by the President of the French Republic; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 261) for the relief of Emily Lelond, of Warren County, Mississippi; to the Committee on War.Claims.

By Mr. Money: A bill (H. R. 262) for the improvement of the navigation of the Yazoo, Tallahatchie, Sunflower, and Cold water Rivers, in the State of Mississippi; to the Committee of Commerce.

By Mr. Muldrow : A bill (. R. 263) for the relief of A. T. Johnsy; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Chalmers: A bill (H. R. 264) for the relief of Julia A. Nutt, widow and executrix of Haller Nutt, deceased; to tbe Committee War-Claims.

By Mr. Singleton: A bill (H. R. 265) referring to the Court of Claims the claim of Nannie Hall, for:nerly widow of the late Lieutenant Denman, of the United States Army, for cotton seized, and the proceeds paid into the United States Treasury; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Ellis : A bill (H. R. 266) to create a lien in favor of materialmen and otbers for supplies, materials, and repairs furnished to a vessel in her home port, and to make the laws upon that subject uniform throughout the United States ; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (H, R. 267) for the relief of Samuel Jamison ; to the Committee on War: Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 268) for the relief of W. A. Hyde and T. G. Mackie, of New Orleans, Louisiana; to the Committee on Commerce.

Also, a bill (H. R. 269) to ratify and confirm the orders, decrees, and judgments of the provisional court of the United States for the State of Louisiana; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (H. R. 270) for the relief of the widow of Captain Christopher M. Haile, United States Army; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 271) for the relief of James A. Payne, of Louisiana ; to the Committee on War-Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 272) for the relief of Mrs. Agnes E. Fry, widow of Joseph Fry; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 273) for the relief of the State National Bank of Louisiana, successor to the Louisiana State Bank of New Orleans ; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (H. R. 274) to authorize the establishment of ocean-inail steamship-service between the United States and the Empire of Brazil; to the Coinmittee on the Post Office and Post-Roads.

Also, a bill (H. R. 275) for the relief of G. P. Work, a citizen of Louisiana ; to the Committee of Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 276) to repeal section 821 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, and to provide an oath for grand and petit jurors in the courts of the United States ; to the Comunittee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Gibsou : A bill (H. R. 277) to improve the navigation and to afford protection and security to the shipping trade and commerce and alluvial lands of the Mississippi River; to the Committee on the Mississippi Levees.

Also, a bill (H. R. 278) to amend the act entitled "An act to encourage the establishment of public marine schools," approved June 20, 1874, so as to extend it to the ports of Wilmington, Charleston, Savannah, Mobile, New Orleans, and Galveston; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 279) to authorize the Louisiana and Texas Railroad to relinquish its title to certaiu lands in the State of Louisiapa; to the Committee on the Public Lauds.

Also, a bill (H. R. 280) to make the ports of Brownsville, Galveston, and Houston, Texas, ports to which unappraised merchandise may be transported; to the Committee on Commerce.

Also, a bill (H. R. 281) to defray the expenses of the mint and assay. office at New Orleans, Louisiana, and making an appropriation therefor; to the Committee on Appropriations.

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 5) authorizing the appointment of commissioners to ascertain on what terms a mutually beneficial treaty of commerce with the Central American States can be arranged ;

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 6) authorizing the appointment of commissioners to ascertain on what terms a mutually beneticial treaty of commerce with Mexico can be arranged;

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 7) authorizing the appointment of commissioners to ascertain on what teruis a mutually beneficial treaty of commerce with Cauada can be arranged ;

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 8) authorizing the appointment of commissioners to ascertain on what terms a mutually beneficial treaty of commerce with Brazil can be arranged ; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Leonard: A bill (H. R. 282) prescribing the form of credentials of Representatives-elect, and directing the manner in which the roll of the House of Representatives shall be prepared ; to the Committee on the Rules.

Also, a bill (H. R. 283) to remove the disabilities imposed by the third section of the fourteenth article of the amendments of the Constitution of the United States ;

Also, a bill (H. R. 284) repealing section 1756 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, and prescribing an official oath; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (H. R. 285) authorizing the erection of a public building at Shreveport, Louisiana ; to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.

Also, a bill (H. R. 286) to authorize the North Louisiana Railroad Company to construct a bridge over the Ouachita River at or near Monroe, Louisiana, and a bridge over the Red River at or near Shreveport, Louisiana;

By Mr. Darrall: A bill (H. R. 287) to change the name of the port of entry of the district of the Teche, in Louisiana, from Brashear to Mor. gan City; to the Committee on Commerce.

Also, a bill (H. R. 288) making an appropriation of $40,000 to enable the Commissioner of the General Land Office to comply with act of July 4, 1876, restoring to market the public lands in the States of Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana; to tbe Committee on Appropriations.

Also, a bill (H. R. 289) appropriating the sum of $3,000,000 for the

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