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House of Representatives from the First to the Forty-second Congress, inclusive-Continued.

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Index of lills relating to Banks, Currency, Public Debt, and Direct Taxes, fc., presented in the

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Joint resolution declaratory of the act of July 14, 42

1870, as to the repeal of the legacy and succes.
sion tax.
Joint resolution declaratory of the meaning of an
act entitled "An act to reduce duties on imports
and to reduce internal taxes, and for other pur-

poses," aproved June 6, 1872.
Joint resolūnion to refund special income tax of 5 | 42

per cent. paid by officers and soldiers of the

United States Army and Navy.
Joint resolution providing for the repayment of 42

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House of Representatires from the First to the Forty-second Congress, inclusive-Continued.

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2d Session. I

No. 93.

COLUMBIA RAILROAD COMPANY OF THE DISTRICT OF

COLUMBIA,

PETITION

OF THE

COLUMBIA RAILROAD.COMPANY

Against being taxed for special improvements, as recommended by the board

of audit ; together with copy of correspondence between the road and said board upon this subject.

FEBRUARY 27, 1875,--Referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia and

ordered to be printed.

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States :

The petition of the undersigned respectfully represents that, by the sixth section of the act of Congress entitled "An act for the government of the District of Columbia and for other purposes," approved June 20, 1874, the board of audit was required to ascertain and report to Congress at the next session thereof the amount equitably cbargeable to the street-railroad companies, pursuant to the charters of said companies or the acts of Congress relating thereto, together with their reasons therefor.

A report bas been made by said board which omits important facts so far as the the Columbia Road is concerned, and fails to present pesitions of importance to it.

The undersigned, therefore, beg leave to call the attention of your honorable body to a communication addressed by said board to the president of said railroad, as follows:

OFFICE BOARD OF AUDIT,
COLUMBLE BUILDING, FOURTII-AND-A-ILALF STREET,

Washington, Vovember 13, 1874. To the PRESIDENT of the Columbia Street-Railway Company,

Washington, D. C.: Sir: Among the duties imposed upon the board of audit is that of ascertaining and reporting to Congress the amount equitably chargeable to the street-railroad companies on account of paving along and within the tracks of said companies, or the acts of Congress relating thereto, with their reasons therefor; and for the purpose of their organization the board are authorized to subpana witnesses, administer oaths, and examine witnesses under oath.

For a full and fair consideration of the question above referred to, they deem it important, in addition to the information already in their possession, they should have certain further information, and therefore have to request that you will furnish the board of andit with a full statement covering the following points :

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