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McLanahan, James X., a Representative from
Pennsylvania-

remarks in regard to the transaction of public
business...
...196
McNair, Dunning R., elected Sergeant-at-Arms
of the Senate...
...283
Meade, Richard K., a Representative from Vir-
ginia-

.307
.245

remarks on the subject of the tariff.........33
Message, annual, of the President of the United
States...
.......1
Messengers, proposition to continue the folding of
documents by, in the Senate......
Mileage see Yulee.
Military Affairs, Committee on....
Miller, J. W., a Senator from New Jersey-
remarks on the exploration of the interior of
Africa, and in favor of recognizing the inde-
pendence of Liberia
...231
Millson, John S., a Representative from Virginia,
34, 192
remarks in regard to a modification of the tariff,
35
Mint of the United States, operations of the ...87
Missouri compromise, concerning the........129
Monroe doctrines discussed..... ...74, 97,
100, 122, 123, 125

(See Colonization.)
Moore, John, a Representative from Louisiana-
remarks in regard to the sugar interests of Lou-
isiana....
.209
Morton, Jackson, a Senator from Florida, 246, 309
resolutions by......
.245, 280, 284
remarks on the proposition to give pay and
mileage to Mr. Yulee..
280, 281
Mexican Boundary, the progress of the survey of

....

the
.20
Select Committee on the
....279, 290||
Commission, additional papers of the..290, 296
Mexican Claims, concerning the report of the
Committee on..........
..323

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inaugural address of Franklin Pierce as ...243
committee to wait on the.....

.330

..245
calls upon the..............245, 303, 312, 314
communications from the...... ....290, 291
President pro tempore of the Senate, D. R. Atchi-
son appointed..
thanks to the......
valedictory of.
Printing, extra, propositions for....284, 295, 311
report of the Committee on.
Public Buildings, Committee on...
Public business, remarks in the House of Repre-
sentatives concerning the causes of delay in
the transaction of, by—
Mr. Houston..

.295
..246

N.

Mr. McLanahan....
Public debt.......

Naval Academy at Annapolis, the condition of Public Lands, the operations in the..
Committee on the
Q.

... 11
..245

.....

the.....
Naval Affairs, Committee on..
Naval depôt at Beaufort, North Carolina, prop: Quarrels of great leaders, concerning...............55
osition for a...
.284
Naval dry-docks, proposition for the purchase of
works on...
...284
Navy, the condition and operations of the .....7
..15
concerning an increase of the......
Navy Department, annual report from the.....7
calls upon the.
..256, 284, 302, 305
communications from the...
..266
Navy pensions--see Pensions.
National Intelligencer-see Debates.
New Mexico, remarks in the House of Repre-

sentatives on the affairs in, by Mr. Weight-
..103

man......

Newton, Eben, a Representative from Ohio-
remarks on the subject of granting homesteads
out of the public lands...
......181
Nippes, Daniel, withdrawal of the papers of..279
(See Knipps, Daniel.)

......

0.

......

....

Obituary.......
.309
Ourien, William, leave granted to withdraw the
...323
papers of.
Officers of the Senate-see Senate.
Olds, Edson B., a Representative from Ohio, 194,
217

remarks on the bill to prevent frauds on the
Treasury, in regard to the Gardiner claim, 67
Orr, James L., a Representative from South Caro-
lina......
......65, 67

P.

Patent Office, the operations of the ...........19
Patents and the Patent Office, Committee on..245
clerk to the Committee.
.290

Pearce, James A., a Senator from Maryland-
remarks on the bill to provide for the payment
of the Texas debt.
..147

remarks in regard to the purchase of coal for the
Japan expedition....
...280
remarks concerning the printing of the report of
the explorations in New Mexico by Bartlett
and Gray....
..312, 314
Pierce, Franklin, President of the United States,
the inaugural of...
.243, 292
Pension Office, the state of the business, &c., in, 17
Pensions, Mexican war..

Pensions-
Navy......
...18
Committee on......
.245
Pensioners, revolutionary..
..18
Pettit, John, a Senator from Indiana....245, 283,
284, 296, 299, 300, 301, 303, 304, 305
remarks on the alleged frauds of Alexander
Ramsay and others, on the Sioux Indians, 299
remarks on the proposition for the purchase of
copies of Ringgold's charts.... .....317
Phelps, Samuel S., a Senator from Vermont-
remarks on the proposition for purchasing a
machine for voting

.320
Phelps, John S., a Representative from Missouri,
218, 299, 308
Polk, William H., a Representative from Ten-
..55, 56
.23,24

nessee.

Postal statistics.
Postmaster General-see Post Office Department.
Post Office Department, annual report from the, 22

communication from the.....

.262
Post Office and Post Roads, Committee on the, 245
Pratt, Thomas G., a Senator from Maryland, 306,
307
President of the United States, annual message of
the......

By Mr. Adams......

Mr. Bell... . . .. . . ...

Mr. Butler

.........

R.
Railroad to the Pacific, remarks in the Senate on
the bill providing for a mail line and telegraph
to California and Oregon...........177, 183,
186,199, 212, 221
..199
.221, 224
.177, 221

..183

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Mr. Cooper

Mr. Dodge, of lowa.
Mr. Geyer.
Mr. Smith..
Ralston, Lewis, withdrawal of the papers of..311
Ramsay, Alexander, the alleged frauds of, on the
Sioux Indians, &c.............. .296, 302, 312
(See Frauds.)

Recess of the Senate, proposition for a..
a..284, 321
Reciprocal trade with the British North American
Colonies-see Trade.
Repairing the Capitol rooms, proposition to pay
.302

for,
resolutions, by-

....

....

Mr. Jones, of lowa
Mr. Mason...

Mr. Morton

Mr. Sebastian
Mr. Seward

Mr. Shields..
Mr. Soulé.....
Mr. Walker.
Mr. Weller.

S.

Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate, authority to the,

to continue the messengers, &c.....307, 323
Seamen, the organization and discipline of....13
Sebastian, William K., a Senator from the State
of Arkansas......... ..243, 257, 284, 303, 311
resolutions by..
..257, 312
Secretary of the Interior-see Interior Department.
Secretary of War-see War Department.
Secretary of the Navy-see Navy Department.
Secretary of the Treasury-see Treasury Depart-

..............

ment.

Secretary of State-see State Department.
Secretary of the Senate, directions to the.....245,
284, 302, 304, 305
proposition to authorize the, to appoint a read-
ing clerk.......
...303, 307
Senate, hour of meeting.......245, 306, 309, 323
proposition for and the election of officers of the,
262, 270, 283
rule in regard to admission to the privileges of
the Chamber of the....
.....279, 284
proposition for a reading clerk to the..301, 303
proposition for open doors during the Executive
session of thes...
.......312, 319
(See Executive session.)
.245 Seward, William H., a Senator from New York,
281, 296, 299, 301,
306, 307, 309, 315, 316, 324, 330
resolutions by...
...303, 314, 321, 323
remarks in regard to the Tehuantepec grant,
140, 164
remarks on the amendment providing for the
payment of the creditors of Texas.......239
remarks on Mr. Cass's resolution in relation to
colonization in North America, 125, 129, 131
remarks on the alleged frauds of Alexander
Ramsay, on the Sioux Indians, 296, 297, 298
remarks on the call for information in regard to
the amount of United States bonds held in
Europe, &c..
.........311
remarks in regard to the reporting and publish-
ing the debates.....
.316
Shields, James, Senator from Illinois...103, 280,

283, 284,296,304, 305,
308, 311, 316, 322, 323
resolutions by............... ....243, 284, 296, 310
remarks on the resolution of Mr. Cass relative
to colonization in North America.......130,
132, 133
remarks on the proposition to continue pay to
Robert Beale......
..305
Sibley, Henry H., a Delegate from Minnesota-
remarks in favor of the policy of grants of land
for railroad purposes in the West.......188
Skelton, Charles, a Representative from New Jer-

.243
.323

Mr.Adams..
Mr. Badger.

.262, 301, 303, 307
.243,
257, 284, 292, 302, 307, 309, 314, 323
Mr. Brodhead..
.257, 309, 310
Mr. Bright..
.321, 323
Mr. Chase.
....257, 262, 312, 319
Mr. Clayton.... ..245, 246, 284, 323
Mr. Cooper
Mr. Fish.

..256
..279
..284, 304, 305, 311, 317
.291, 292, 309, 311, 319

Mr. Gwin.
Mr. Hamlin.
Mr. Houston....
Mr. Hunter......
Mr. James.

.309, 312, 317, 319||
.304, 323
.290, 304
.245, 302
256
.245, 280, 284
...257, 312
.303, 314, 321, 323
.243, 284, 296, 310
.323
.245, 284, 296
.290, 323
...57

.194
.197
.86
.17

....

.234
..186
.212

Rhode Island, resolutions of the Legislature of, 256
Rice, Francis W., late American consul at Aca-
pulco, leave to withdraw the papers of...309
Ringgold's maps, charts, &c., of the coast of Cali-
fornia, proposition for the purchase of copies
of, and debate concerning..284, 304, 305, 317
Roads and Canals, Committee on..........
...245
Rossemeyer, Mr., leave granted to withdraw the
papers of..
.......292
Rule regulating the privilege of admission to the
floor of the Senate, proposition to amend,
279, 284
Rules of the Senate, proposition to amend the..321
Rusk, Thomas J., a Senator from Texas....180,
222, 224, 245, 262, 266, 327, 330
remarks on the proposition for the purchase of
copies of Captain Ringgold's charts......318

........

sey-

remarks relative to the proposition for the crea-

tion of the office of Lieutenant General....61
Smart, Ephraim K., a Representative from
Maine-

remarks in reference to the seizure and confis-
cation of the barque Georgiana...........40
Smith, William R., à Representative from Ala-
bama-

remarks on the bill to confer the title of Lieu-
tenant General by brevet......
..55
Smith, Truman, a Senator from Connecticut, 283,
317
remarks on the bill for a railroad and telegraph
line to the Pacific..
.212
Soulé, Pierre, a Senator from Louisiana.. .245
resolution by....
.323
remarks on Mr. Cass's resolution in regard to
colonization in North America, 102, 103, 118
letter of, resigning his seat as Senator......330

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estimates...
postal.

financial.

public debt.

courts, expenses of...
the markets......
tariff...

..85
..86
.207, 208
..231
...231

Stephens, Alexander H., a Representative from
Georgia...... .60, 61, 65, 195, 196, 197
remarks in regard to the Galphin claim and in
defense of Mr. Corwin, on the bill to prevent
frauds on the Treasury.
Stevens, Thaddeus, a Representative from Penn-
sylvania....
...220
St. Lawrence, concerning the free navigation of
the....
.211

..217

Stuart, Charles E., a Senator from Michigan, 243,

292, 301
remarks on the proposition for extra compensa-
tion to the Superintendent of Public Printing,
291, 292
remarks on the proposition for the purchase of
Captain Ringgold's charts....
Sugar interests of Louisiana, remarks in the House
of Representatives in relation to, by Mr.
Moore......
..209
Sumner, Charles, a Senator from Massachusetts,

....317

....

T.
Tariff, remarks in the House of Representatives
concerning the, by-

Mr. Brown, of Mississippi.

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Mr. Jones, of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Meade......

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remarks on the bill establishing reciprocal trade
with the British North American colonies
upon certain conditions...
.......197
Trade, reciprocal, with the British North Ameri-
can Provinces-
the bill establishing....
......198
remarks in the House of Representatives on the
bill establishing, &c., by-
Mr. Fulier, of Maine.
Mr. Tuck....

290

Mr. Townshend.....

.229
.197
Superintendent of Public Printing, and clerks, and
.210
messengers, extra compensation to......
Trade with Canada, concerning.
...284,
.......211
291, 292 Treasury Department, annual report from the, on
remarks on see Compensation, extra.
the condition of the finances.
.....85
Survey of the coast, views on the..................................
calls upon the, for information........304, 323
Surveys and explorations........
..8 Treasury, frauds on the-see Frauds.
Sweetser, Charles, a Representative from Ohio, Treaty see Clayton-Bulwer Treaty.
104, 105

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Mr. Stanton, of Ohio.

Mr. Woodward..

the effects of the...
Tariff statistics.......
Tehuantepec grant, remarks in the Senate in re-

...231
...231

gard to the......................
By Mr. Borland ........................

...134
..166
.165

Mr. Brooke....
Mr. Downs...

.138

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.17, 85
.23, 24

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of clerks of court.

of district attorneys...

Academy, Military-see Military Academy.
Accounts, of military contributions in Mexico, 352||
of marshals.
.335, 336
.335
.335
.346
.335
record of cases in, how made up.... .335
Agricultural statistics, collection of......... .349
Alabama, five per cent. fund and school reserva-
.332

of mint........

Admiralty, costs and fees in.......

......................

tions in....

settlement of claims of.

.352

payment to......

cedar reservations in, to be sold..

Alanthus trees, further purchase of, for

ground, forbidden..
Alimentary substances, appropriation for

ments on..

Tehuantepec grant, femarks in the Senate-Con-
tinued.

Mr. Hale....

Mr. Mason
Mr. Seward.

Telegraph, to the Pacific-see Railroad.
Territories, Committee on....
..245
Texas debt, remarks in the Senate on the bill and
amendment to provide for the payment of the,
by-
Mr. Hunter....

Mr. Houston..

Mr. Pearce.. . . . . ..
Mr. Seward.

.239
Thanks to the President pro tem. of the Senate, 323
Thomson, John R., a Senator from New Jer-
sey.....
...243, 301
Thompson, John B., a Senator from Kentucky,
243, 266, 291
remarks on the proposition for per diem and
mileage to Mr. Yulee.....
...283
Tortugas and Key West-see Fortifications.
Toucey, Isaac, a Senator from Connecticut...299
Townshend, Norton S., a Representative from
Ohio

remarks on the bill establishing reciprocal trade
with the British North American Provinces
on certain conditions......
......210

Tuck, Amos, a Representative from New Hamp-

.352

.364

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.348
experi-
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Underwood, Joseph R., a Senator from the State
of Kentucky..
.224
remarks on the resolution of Mr. Cass relative
to colonization in North America...132, 177||
V.
Voting, machine for-see Yeas and Nays.
W.
Walker, Isaac P., a Senator from Wisconsin..202,
245, 305, 306, 307, 308
resolutions by...............
.245, 284, 296
remarks on the proposition for per diem and
mileage to Mr. Yulee....
........282
remarks on the alleged frauds of Alexander
Ramsay, on the Sioux Indians..296, 297, 303
remarks on the proposition for a reading clerk in
the Senate...
.307, 308

..

War Department, annual report from the......5
Washington, the views of... ......56, 237
Warring, Joseph H., the heirs of, leave to with-
draw papers of.
.....296
Weightman, Richard H., a Delegate from New
Mexico-

remarks on the affairs of New Mexico.....103
Welch, Purser, letter of Mr. Kennedy, Secretary
of the Navy, exculpatory of.. ...302
Weller, John B., a Senator from California..136,
245, 257, 279, 284, 290, 301
resolutions by.......
.290, 323
remarks on the proposition for publishing the
debates in the Intelligencer. 326, 327, 328, 330
Wellington, the promotions of the Duke of....57
West, James H., imprisoned in Cuba, resolutions
of the Legislature of Rhode Island in relation
to, &c....
.256, 262
Widows of revolutionary soldiers, pensions under
the law providing for the....
.....18
Woodward, Joseph A., a Representative from
South Carolina-

remarks on the proposition to raise a select com-
mittee on the tariff..
.52
Woolley, C. A., leave granted to withdraw the
papers of....
..304
Wright, William, a Senator from New Jersey, 243
Y.

Yeas and Nays, on the proposition to give pay and

...

mileage to Mr. Yulee.....
...283
..284
on proposition for recess.......
on the proposition for extra compensation to the
Superintendent of Public Printing and his
clerks.....
on adjournment.

25
..301
on the proposition for continuance of compen-
sation to Robert Beale......
.305
on the proposition for the purchase of copies of
...306
Ringgold's maps and charts...
on the proposition for a reading clerk to the
Senate.
......309
on the proposition for the purchase of copies of
.319
Captain Ringgold's charts...
on the proposition for the purchase of Johnson's
machine for taking the yeas and nays...319,
321, 322

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INDEX TO THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.

Almanac, (Nautical,) appropriation for the...353
American Archives, appropriation for.......343
Appeal, what papers necessary on........... .335
from courts of Washington Territory......340
Appointment, of assistant postmaster generals, 363
of new registers and receivers.........334, 360
of surveyor general in California..
...360
of assistant secretary of state, authorized...350
of additional appraiser general............347
Appraiser General, additional, to be appointed for
the Pacific coast........
Appropriations, for Indian affairs, the army, the
navy, pensions, light-houses, military acade-
my, harbors and rivers, fortifications, ocean
mail steamers, post offices, deficiencies. See
those titles

....347

general, civil, and diplomatic appropriation
bill.......
......343
Arkansas, grant of land to, for a railroad....333

....

.....

.281, 283
.281
..280, 281, 283
.281, 282
.281
..280
..282
...280
.280, 281
..283
..282

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Arrest, on civil process for debt forbidden in Dis-
trict of Columbia...

.332
of persons charged under laws of the United
States with crime, process for...........335
Arsenals, such may be abolished as shall be judged
expedient..
.352
the one at New Castle conveyed to that town, 352
Assay Office, to be established in New York..350
officers, &c., in....

.350
...350

bullion and gold dust may be left at.
transfer of metals assayed to the mint.
charges in......

....350
.350

.351

.351

room and machinery for.
mint laws to apply to...
to be subject to rules of director of the mint, 350
assistant treasurer to be treasurer of.......350
his salary...
..351
..349

......

......

appropriation for....
Assistant Dragoman, office of, abolished.....342
Assistant Postmaster General, to be appointed by
the President, with advice and consent of the
Senate...
...363
Assistant Secretary of State, to be appointed..350
his salary and duties...
..350
Assistant Treasurer, of New York to be treasurer
of assay office...
..350
his salary increased to $6,000, from the time that
office opens..
..351
Astronomical Expedition, to Chili, pay of officers
engaged in..
......343
Attorney General, increase of salary of......350
Attorneys, District-see District Attorneys.

fees of, which are to be taxed as costs.... .335
Auxiliary Guard, pay of.........
.348
Averill, Loriston, payment to......
.342

.......

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.333

California-Continued.
town and village lots
.361
pay for surveying..
..361
officers to continue till a successor is appoint-
ed.
..361
census returns made by, to be appended to cen-
sus report....
..364
grants of land to, for public buildings and an
university....
....361
officers, jurors, and witnesses in, to have for
two years double pay..
..337
Capitol, appropriation for the.
.341, 348
Cayuse Indians, payment on account of Cayuse

war..

.341
Census, of California to be appended to report of,

364
.365
..341

printing of abstract of....
appropriation for.....
Census Board, salary of secretary of. ....364
Central America, minister to, appropriation for,

347

B.

Babbage, Charles, his plan for lights to be tested,
355
Bail in District of Columbia, no person to be held
to, for debt..
....332

......

......

Beacons-see Light-Houses.
Belleview, grant of land to.....
Biennial Register, appropriation for.........349
Binding of public documents, regulation of...344
Books, distribution of, to members of Congress,
what allowable..
.343
Boundary Survey with Mexico, restriction on ap-
propriation for removal in part..........331
appropriation for.....
...209, 349
extension of time of appointment, of officers
of.....
.349
Bounty Lands, surrender of warrants for, and re-
location thereof.....
......331
correction of erroneous locations, and entry of,
363
Breakwaters-see Harbors.
Bribery, of members or officers of Congress, or
officers in the departments, penalty for...339
Bridges, across the Potomac, appropriation for,
348, 349
over the Western waters.....
...352
Brooklyn Navy-Yard, appropriation for lands
..354
.354
..353
....342

at...

sale of part of lands of...........
appropriation for...
Buckley, James S., payment to.
Bullion, disposition of, when deposited in New
York Assay Office....
...350
how to be cast..
...350
See Mint-Coins.
Buoys-see Light-Houses.
Bureau of Construction, &c., chief of, to be a skill-
ful naval constructor..

.334
..335

.345
.342

..332
..335
Burges, Walter S., payment to..
..343
Burlington, Iowa, grant of land to......... .333
act of 1853, chap. 79, respecting, when to take
C.
effect....
..343
California, certain expenditures of General Riley Collector at Chicago, salary of.
..347
for, to be allowed in his accounts
.333 Commissioners, on California land claims, com-
jurisdiction of district court in.....
.337 pensation of......
..349
extension of time for bids for mint in......343 of court, fees of...
..337
salary of commissioners of land claims in, and Compensation, of judge of the criminal court in
their secretary......
the District of Columbia ......... ....337
basin and railway in..
fee bill of 1853, ch. 80, respecting compensa-
advertisement of uncalled-for letters in .....256
tion-
military reservations in, for Indian purposes, 359
surveyor-general to be appointed in.

.349
..353

..360

his powers and duties..

..360

..360

.....

.360

his clerks.....
surveys by..
register and receiver to be appointed..
lands in, subject to preemption laws.......360
sale of lands in..
......360
school lands in..
.360, 361

.......360

.......

.....

to whom to be accredited...... .....347
Charts, wind and current, appropriation for..353
Chelsea, hospital at, disposition of lands belong-
ing to..

..353
..347

Chicago, salary of collector at.
Chickasaw Indians, appropriation for the....356
Chili, pay of officers engaged in astronomical ex-
pedition to..
......343
China, commissioner to reside at, salary of...348
Chippewa Indians, appropriation for.. .343
of Saganaw, appropriation for...
..356
Menomonies, Winnebagoes, and New York
Indians, appropriation for.. ......356
of Lake Superior and the Mississippi, appro-
priation for...

....

........

........

.356
Choctaw Indians, appropriation for
and Ottowas, appropriatlon for...
.357
..356
Christian Indians, appropriation for. .356
Circuit Court, of District of Columbia, cases com-
menced in, may be continued beyond end of
term of.......
.334
judge of, may appoint a crier.............336
attendants on.....
...336
Claims on United States, transfers of, forbidden
before allowance..........
..337
transfers of, form of......
..337
powers of attorney to collect, how to be made,
and when.....
337
members of Congress not to act as agents for,
337
Clerks in the departments, classification of...349,
350
temporary in office of third auditor of the treas-
ury...
.344
chief, in the departments.
..350
disbursing....
.350
..352
of pursers, in California..
of surveyor-general, in California.
........360
of navy-yards, pay of........... . . . . ...353
Clerks of courts, fees of...
.335, 336
..336
Cleveland, Ohio, pay of postmaster at...
.....363
Coals, outstanding debenture bonds for, cancella-
tion of..........
..350
Coast Survey, appropriations for...342, 347, 354
salary of superintendent of....
349
annual report concerning..
.349
.352

...

accounts of....

annual report of......
Coins, Gold, a three-dollar piece authorized..335
Coins, Silver, weight of....

purchase of bullion for....

.......

......

...............

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of marshals.....

of district attorneys..

of clerks of court.
of commissioners.
of jurors....

of witnesses......
of attorneys, &c........
accounts to be rendered...
penalty for extortion...

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private deposits for, not allowed......
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of Assistant Secretary of State... ....350
of those engaged in assay office in New York,
350
of assistant treasurer of New York........351
of pursers and their clerks in California....352
of garrison at Fort Laramie....
of postmasters in Richmond, (Virginia,) and
Cleveland, (Ohio,).....
.363
.364

.352

....

.....

of secretary of census board.
extra pay of navy on Pacific coasts... ..352
of deputy postmasters.....
..363
Congress, members of, not to act as agents for
claimants.....
.337
penalty for bribery.
.338
distribution of books to, what allowable..343
delegates to, from Washington Territory...340
Corwin, Thomas, payment of expenses of com-
mittee of investigation of conduct of.....343
Costs, taxable, items of.......
..335, 337
Counterfeiting, of postage stamps, penalty for, 363
Courts, cases commenced in District of Columbia,
may be continued into the next term.....334
criers of, and attendants on...............336
in Washington Territory...
..........339
Creek Indians, appropriation for the.........356
Criminal Court of the District of Columbia, salary
...333
of judge of.....
cases commenced in, may be continued in the
.........334
Criminal Law, penalty for bribery of members of
Congress...
.....338
arrest of prisoners, charged with two or more
offenses
....335
commitment of prisoners.
..335
in capital cases, witnesses for defense to be paid
by the United States....
...336
taking receipt for larger sum than is paid, to be
held embezzlement..
.359
offenses, concerning public records. ...338
counterfeiting, &c., postage stamps.. .363
Cuban Prisoners, appropriation for... ..342
Cumberland Road, surrender to Ohio of part
of...
.332

next term......

...

...

Custom-Houses, appropriations for, at-
Bangor..
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Eastport..
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Norfolk...
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general appropriation for....

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Debenture Bonds, for coals, cancellation of...350
Deficiencies, appropriation bill for...........341
Vice President..
foreign intercourse.
miscellaneous
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avenues.....
clerks.
William Williams.
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salaries of deputy surveyors.

light-houses..

John M. Reynolds...

pay

of those engaged in astronomical expedi-

tion to Chili..

.343

extension of time for bids for a mint in Califor-

nia.

..343

......

........

....

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charge for casting gold or silver at the mint, or

assay offices....

.343

sizes, devices, &c., of the new silver coins..343

settlement of accounts of the late collector at

San Francisco....

.343

Delaware Indians, appropriation for the..342, 356

Delegate, from Washington Territory..... ..340

Depositaries, of public moneys, compensation

of...

..338

Deputy Surveyors, at Boston, New York, Phila-

delphia, Baltimore, and New Orleans, pay

of.........

.342

District Attorneys, fees of...

.335, 337

limit of compensation of..

.336

accounts of..

.336

appointment of, for Washington Territory, 339

fees of, for services within the past six years, 335

pay of counsel to assist........

..335

District Court of California, jurisdiction of, in

criminal cases........

.337

of Iowa, regulation of terms of...

.338

criers of, and attendants on......

.336

District of Columbia, regulation of executions

in......

....332

bail and arrest in civil cases for debt in....332

salary of judge of criminal court in........333

Dock in California, basin and railway to be built

in connection with.......

Documentary History, appropriation for the, 343

Downing, A. J., appropriation for arrears due, 342

Dragoman, Assistant in Turkey, office of abol-

ished...

Dubuque, (Iowa,) grant of land to..

.353

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..358

Sioux of Mississippi....

.358

.358

Six Nations of New York.

Stockbridges.....

Texas Indians..

Weas.

Winnebagoes.

Wyandots....

.358

.359

.358

.358

Inspectors of Steamboats, may grant further time

to owners of steamboats to comply with

steamboat act......

..364

...364

approval of boilers by....

no person interested in any patent for articles

required by steamboat act to be competent to

hold the office of.....

...364

Interior Department, appropriation for the sup-

port of the.....

.....345

Internal Improvements-see Harbors.

Iowa, regulation of terms of District Court in, 338

distribution of arms to.....

..352

Iowa Indians, appropriation for the....

..357

J.

Jackson, Andrew, appropriation for statue of, 342,

Harbors and Rivers, appropriation for improve-

ment of

.342

2

.342

.342

Johnson, Levi, payment to....

Ashtabula Harbor...

Buffalo Creek...

Cleveland Harbor..

Genesee River...

Milwaukie Harbor..

Red River Raft....

Seekonk River..

.342 Judiciary, appropriation for the....

.342

Jurors, pay of....

.342

in California and Oregon, extra pay to...... .337

351

.342

..346

.......

.337

.342

K.

.353

Hernden, William L., payment to

Home Department-see Interior.

Hospitals, marine, at—

....

Kanzas Indians, appropriations for the......357

communication between Kansas River and Fort

Leavenworth

..352

Kent, Edward, payment to................. .347

343

King, J. B., settlement of accounts of..

King, William R., administration to, of oath of

.341

office as Vice President..

L.

La Truite, Martin, payment to

.349

Land Districts, establishment of, in California, 360

Independent Treasury, compensation of deposit- Land Offices, provisions respecting when they are

....338 abolished..

....347

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Marine Corps, appropriation for.
Marshals, fees of, as prescribed in general fee bill
of 1853....
.335, 336, 337
..336
...166, 336

limit of compensation of.
accounts of....

in California and Oregon, extra pay of.....337
of Washington Territory, pay of.....339, 340
of South Carolina, pay of..

..336

..351

..343

McCauley, Daniel S., payment to.....
McReynolds, John, payment to.
Menomonee Indians, appropriation for..356, 357
Messengers, Electoral, appropriation for payment
of...
...331
Meteorological observations, appropriation for, 353
Mexico, boundary with, restrictions on survey of,
in act of 1852, ch. 108, removed in part...331
appropriation for survey of.............. .349
extension of time of appointments of officers of
the.......
......349
Miami Indians, appropriations for the.......357
Military Academy, appropriations for the, 338, 341
Military Bounty Land Warrants-see Bounty.
Military Asylum, appropriation for a western, 352
Military Contributions, act concerning, extend-
ed...
...352
Military Reservations in California, for Indian
..359
......360
in Oregon
.334
Military Storekeepers in Oregon, California, and
New Mexico, pay of...
...351
Mills, Clark, to be employed to make an eques-
trian statue of George Washington......332
to be compensated for his statue of Andrew
Jackson.
..351
Minnesota, appropriation for roads in. .331
appropriation for public buildings in. .360
appropriation for school lands in........ .364
general appropriation for....
..346
Minot's Ledge, site for a light-house in place of
the one authorized on...
..355
claim of R. B. Forbes and others for a light-

......

purposes.
settlements near, forbidden.

boat at, to be investigated and paid.... .335
Mint, issue of new silver coins from, and their
weight.....

their size and devices.

.334, 335
.343
..336
.335
...335
.335, 343

new gold piece of three dollars to be issued..335
charge for casting.
..335, 343
persons to make devices for new coins.....343
general appropriation for....
accounts of..

..346
.339, 346
transfer to, from assay office....
.350
provisions respecting assay office of, at New
York.....
..350, 351
in California, extension of time for bids for, 343
refining by private establishments.... .350
Missionary Stations in Washington Territory,
grant of......
.338
Missouri, grant of land to, for a railroad.....333
Missouri Indians, appropriations for the.....357
Mudd, J. T., payment to....
...349

N.

purchase of bullion for.

private deposits for, forbidden..

regulations concerning

act when to take effect..

......

.352

National Observatory, appropriation for the..353
salary of assistant astronomer at..
Nautical Almanac, appropriation for the.....353
Naval Academy, appropriation for the.......353
Navy, general appropriation bill for the......352
salary of assistant astronomer....
.352

pay of purser in California
.352
his clerk...
..352
pay of commandant's clerks at, and clerks of the
yard, the navy-yards at Boston, New York,
Washington, Norfolk, and Pensacola....352
nautical almanac.

wind and current charts...

..353
.353
.353
.353
.353
.353, 354
.354
.354
survey of coast of Gulf of Mexico.....
pay of the medical officers who served in Mex-
ico with marines...
.354

observatory..
naval hospitals..
navy-yards...
magazines.
marine corps..

Navy Pensions, appropriations for the.......332
department of the, appropriations for......345
Navy, Secretary of the, compensation of, in-
creased.
...350

Navy-yards, appropriation for, at—

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Philadelphia.
Portsmouth.

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pay of clerks at

.353
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.....

.352
...354
disposition of the lands at Brooklyn..
New Castle, Delaware, arsenal site of, to be recon-
.352
conveyed to.....
New Mexico, military reservations in, for Indian
purposes.
.....359
provisions respecting legislative assembly of, 363
pay of commissioners to draft a code of laws
for.....
.....363
.....363

extra session of, authorized.....
New York Indians, appropriation for the....357
..342
Norris, E. S., payment to....

0.

Oath of Office, of William R. King, administra-
..341

tion of.
Observatory-see National Observatory.
Ocean Steamers, appropriation bill for.......355
investigation and report to be made concerning

355

lines to Havre and Bremen may be discontinued,

355
Officers, act to prevent frauds on treasury by, 337
penalty, for offenses of, as to records......338
penalty for taking a receipt by, for more than
is paid
..359
land, how long to hold their offices... ..361
Ohio, surrender of part of Cumberland Road to,
332

....

Omaha Indians, appropriation for the........357
Oregon, school lands in....
appropriations for military roads in..
provisions for settlers in..

.331

.331
.334

surveyor general of, an act concerning.

.334

to have a seal....
land reservations in..
provision for sale of lands in..

.361
.234

.234

fees of jurors, witnesses, marshals, &c., in, 337
act erecting northern part of, into the Territory
of Washington.......
...338
government jurisdiction of, with Washington
Territory over Columbia River ....
Osage Indians, appropriation for the...
Ottoe Indians, appropriation for the........357
Ottowa Indians, appropriation for the.

and Chippewas, appropriation for the.

.......

......

..340
...357

...231
.357

for......

....

P.
Pacific, survey of route for a railroad to the ..352
from the Mississippi River to the, appropriation
...333
....349
Paper, appropriation for....
Patent Office, appropriation for.....341, 342, 345
Paupers in the District of Columbia, appropriation
for
..348, 349
Pawnee Indians, appropriation for the.......358
Penalties for extortion-see Extortion.

for offenses respecting stamped envelopes-see
Envelopes.

for taking a receipt for more money than is
paid
.359

in the act to prevent frauds on the treasury..337
Pensions, Invalid, of widows of revolutionary sol-
diers....
.332
appropriations for...
.332

Pensions, Navy, appropriations for..........332
half pay to widows and orphans.... ....332
Perjury, false swearing under fee bill made...337
Piankeshaw Indians, appropriation for the...358
Postage stamps, penalties for offenses concerning,
363

envelopes to be defaced when deposited....363
Postmaster General, salary increased.. .350
assistants to be hereafter appointed by the Pres-
ident with advice of the Senate. .....363
Postmaster at Cleveland and Richmond, compen-
sation of.......
.363
Post Office, deficiency appropriation for.. .342
general appropriation bill for...
.354
restoration of proceeds of property stolen from
the mail...
..354
act of 1852, ch. III, sec. 3, respecting route
.354
agents, repealed...
advertisement, of letters uncalled for in Califor-
nia and Oregon...
...354
...355

.......

.......

appropriation for Ocean steamers......
Cleveland, &c., Railroad, made a post road, 361
all railroads made post roads..
..363
compensation of postmasters at Cleveland and
Richmond....
...363
compensation of deputy postmasters.......
..363
penalty for offenses concerning stamped envel-
opes.
.363
stamped envelopes to be defaced when depos-
ited....
...363
carriage of, on railroad from the Mississippi to
the Texan boundry...
.333
Post Roads, all railroads made, or which shall be
......363
made, declared to be.....
Cleveland, &c., Railroad, and its continuation,
declared to be.....
general bill for constituting...
Pattawotomie Indians, appropriation for the..358
of Huron, appropriation for the.. ....358
Preemption lands in California, how far subject
.360
act of 1846 respecting, suspended preemption
claims extended...
.364
right of, extended to the alternate reserved sec-
tions on the lines of railroad...
...360
in reservations, on account of French or Span-
ish claims..
.360
..337
Printers, fees of....
Prisoners, how committed, brought into court,
.335, 337
..337
Prize cases, costs in, how paid...
Proctor, Amos, explanation of act of 1844, ch.
...351
168, concerning..
..335
Proctors, fees of..

to....

&c........

Public Buildings, appropriations for, 341,348, 349
Public Documents, binding of, execution of..344
Public Grounds, appropriation for......348, 349
purchase of alanthus trees forbidden.......348
attached to the Capitol and Executive Mansion
to be under the management of the public gar-
dener....
.348
Public Lands, school lands in Oregon.. ...331
school lands in California....
.360
.340
..332

school lands in Washington..
school lands in Alabama......

relocation of bounty land warrants. ....331
disposition of papers, &c., where land offices
are abolished.....
........332
grant to Arkansas, and Missouri, for a railroad,
333
price of alternate sections doubled.........333
grant to towns of Belleview, Burlington, and
..333
Dubuque....
rights of settlers, their widows, &c., in Ore-
gon...
.334
.....334
..334
..334

sales of, in Oregon, authorized.
officers to be appointed......
reservations..

compensation of surveyor general in Oregon, 334
military reservations in California, Utah, or
New Mexico, for Indian purposes......359
right of preemption in the alternate reserved
sections in lines of railroad........

on lines in California....

...

..360
..360
in reservation, on account of French or Span-
ish claims....
.360
President authorized to change location of land
offices.....
..348, 360
or to abolish them in certain cases..
..345
in California, survey of, authorized and regula-
ted...
.360
officers to be appointed..
grant of school lands..
location of school lands.

.360

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.350

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