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I. List of Members of Forty-Second Con- Text of the Salary Bill as Amended by the
gress.......................

1-2 Senato, and Vote by which it passed-Return

of the Bill to the House-Final Vote in the
II. Passage of the “Salary Act of

House concurring in the Senate Amendment-
1873.".

3-20

Approval by the President-The several Rates
Legislative History of the Legislative, Execu-

of Compensation fixed by various Laws, and
tive, and Judicial Appropriation Bill, so far the cases in which the same were retroactive,
88 Salaries were concerned, in its progress

and for what length of time-Names of Sena-
through the House-Resolutions offered in

tors who drew pay under the Retroactive Pro
the House by Messrs. W. R. Roberts, Wake visions of the several Laws, amounts drawn,
man, and Ely-Introduction of Salary Bills by

and dates of same-Names of Senators who
Senators Pool and Hill, and Amendments of.

covered into the Treasury amounts due them
fered by Senators Robertson, Sherman, Buck-

under Retroactive Provisions of Law, with
ingham, Morton, Casserly, Sawyer, Freling-

date of such action-A Comparative State-
huysen, Ferry of Michigan, Wright, Stewart,

ment-Mileage paid to Senators in the Thirty-
Hill, Morrill of Vermont, Conkling, Ferry of

Ninth and Forty-Second Congresses under the
Connecticut, Hitchcock, Corbett, Windom, and

acts of 1856 and 1866-Effect of the acts of 1873
Votes on Salary features—Text of the House

and 1874—Statement of amounts of Mileage
Judiciary Committee's Salary Bill and Report paid to each of the Representatives and Dele-
thereon, as reported by Representative B. F. gates in the Forty-Second Congress-State
Butler-Mr. Butler's Resolution instructing

ment of the amounts for traveling allowances
the Committee on Appropriations to include paid to each Representative and Delegate for
the above Salary Bill in the Miscellaneous Ap-

Attending the first session of the Forty-Third
propriation Bill, and Vote thereon-Amend.

Congress—Text of House Bill fox the Abolition
ments by Messrs. Negley, Wakeman, and the

of Mileage-Votes on tabling and on final
Committee on Appropriations-Mr. Butler's

passage--The Bill in the Senate
Salary Bill" substitute for the latter Amend-
ment, and the various Amendatory Motions, IV. Judicial Decisions and Opinions.40-53
Modifications, and Votes following it-State- Louisiana Slaughter-House Cases—The Myra
ment and Action of Speaker Blaine-Text of Bradwell Case-The Iowa Liquor Cases.
the Salary Amendment as it left the House-
Amendatory Motions and Votes of non-con-

V. Proposed Amendments to the Constitu-
currence in the Senate-The Committee of

tion of the United States.......... 53-58
Conference-Text of the Conference Report

By Senators Frelinghuysen, Harlan, Sumner,
and votes in both Houses on agreeing thereto.

Windom, Hamilton of Maryland, Wright,

Stewart; and Representatives John Lynch,
III. Repeal of the s6 Salary Act of 1873,” Hibbard, Banks, Coghlan, Porter, Benjamin

and Restoration of former Compensa- F. Myers, Arthur, De Witt, McCrary, Eugene
tion and Allowances, and Sundry Mile- Hale, Coburn, Creamer, Morrison, and Isaac
age and other Statistical State trents re- C. Parker-Reported by Mr. Morton from Sen-
lating thereto...

..........20-39 ate Committee on Privileges and Elections, as
House Resolution for a Select Committee to

to mode of electing President and Vice Presi.
consider the Repeal of the “Salary Bill"-

dent-Votes on propositions to make natural-
Bills and Resolutions on the subject intro-

ized citizens eligible to offices of President
duced in the House-The House Select Com.

and Vice President-House Judiciary Com-
mittee on Salaries—Text of Bill and Joint

mittee Report on the Religious Amendment.
Resolution reported by said Committee-Text

VI. Constitutional
of Minority Bill-Amendments and Substi-

Amendments, made
tutes-Recommittal of the Committee Bill with

and pending, in the several States..58-84
Text of Instructions-Second Bill reported by

Arkansas, California, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky,
the Committee Amendments of Messrs. Kag-

Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York,

North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas,
son and B. F. Butler, and Votes thereon-Text

Virginia.
of Subsequent Amendments and the various
VotesThe Hurlbut Substitute, and Votes by VII. Action of the President in the Affairs
which it was agreed to-The House Salary Re- of the States of Alabama, Arkansas,
peal Bill in the Senate, and the various Amend. Louisiana, and Texas........

85-112
ments as to Salary and Mileage and Traveling Letters and Telegrams to and from the Presi.
Allowances there offered, and Votes thereon-

dent, Attorney General, Military Authorities,

(v)

Preliminary Surveys for Water Routes, &c.

Conclusions and Recommendations of the Sen-

ate Select Committee-Contemplated Improve-

ments of the Mississippi, Northern, Central,

and Southern Water Routes-Benefits antici-

pated therefrom, and estimated cost.

XV. State Action on Railroads........200-205

Illinois Railroad Act of 1873-Railroad Law of

Wisconsin of 1874.

XVI. The Supplementary Civil Rights

Bill....

..........205-209

The Old House Bill --The Sumner Bill-The
Senate Substitute, and Proceedings thereon in

Senate and House-Amendments and Votes.

XVII. Woman's Rights...... ...... 209-21)

Female Suffrage Proposition, and Vote in Sen-

ate-Female Attorney Vote in House-State

Action in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hamp-

shire, and Rhode Island.

XVIII. Geneva and San Ju a n

Awards................

.211-214

Text of Geneva Award-Act for distribution

thereof,Text of San Juan Award.

XIX. Miscellaneous..

....214-221

Universal Amnesty and Test Oath-Another

Proposed Amendment of the Constitution-
Interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment
--The Utah Bill, with Amendments and Votes
in both IIouses-Admission of Colorado-Ad-
mission of New Mexico-Cost of Public Im-
provements in all the States and Territories,
comprehending Public Buildings at Washivg.
ton, in the States, and in the Territories; Ma
rine Hospitals, Light-houses, &c.; and River
and Harbor Improvements on the Atlantic,
Gulf, and Pacific coasts, the Northern States,
and the Western rivers-Action of Congress
on Civil Service.

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YI. President Grant's Special and Veto

Messages.

139-157

Veto of East Tennessee University Bill-Veto

of Manchester Salt Works Bill-Affairs in

Utah,Treaty of Washington and the Fish-

eries--Affairs in Louisiana-Centennial Expo-

sition-Civil Service Commission-Veto of the

Senate Currency Bill, with notes giving text

of " Legal Tender" act of 1862, with its legis-

lative history, including the Stevens, Horton,

and Fessenden amendments and votes thereon;

Conference Reports, &c.; act of June 30, 1864,

limiting issue of “Greenbacks”; House reso-

lution of December 18, 1805, pledging con-

traction"; act of April 12, 1866, providing for

reduction; act of February 4, 1868, suspending

reduction; letter of Senator Morton explain-

ing the Senate Currency Bill; and correspond-

ence between Comptroller Knox and Repre-

sentative Ilyde on“ unassigned circulation.”

XII. President Grant's Cabinet and

Members

of the

Forty-Third Con-

gress

... 158-159
XIII. Financial Propositions, Votes, and
Action...

160-187
Senate Distribution Bill-Senate Currency Bill,
with Amendments and Votes in both Houses-
House Currency Bill, with Amendments and
Votes—The various propositions touching
Legal Tenders, Bank-Note Currency, Free
Banking, Reserves, &c., with Votes in Senate
and House~The two Conference Reports-
Separate House Action-House Resolutions
concerning Temporary Loan, Taxation, Public

Debt, and Economy in Public Expenditures.
XIV. The Transportation Ques-

.187-200

Commission to Collect Information, and House

Vote thereon-The House Railroad Bill and

Votes-Resolutions and further action in

Senate and House (as to Power of Congress,

and Interest on the Public Debt. Also, under
the same heads, statements of the aggregate
receipts and expenditures since the formation
of the Government, from March 4, 1789, to
June 30, 1873.

bank capital paid in; with statistical memo-
randa as to taxes and dividends of national
banks, and touching the various issues under
the act of 1870; with statement by the Comp-
troller as to the effect of the act of 1874.
E. List of Appropriations....... 225-227

For the fiscal years, ending June 30, 1872, made
at the 3d Session 41st Congress, and 1st Ses-
sion 42d Congress-Ending June 30, 1873, at
2d Session 42d Congress-Ending June 30,
1874, at 3d Session 42d Congress-Ending
June 30, 1875, at 1st Session 43d Congress.
F. Revenues and Expenditures of the
Government...

.227
Revenues for the fiscal years ending June 30,
1872 and 1873, under the heads of Customs,
Internal Revenue, Direct Taxes, Public Lands,
Miscellaneous Sources.-Expenditures for
same years under he eads of Civil List,
Foreign Intercourse, Navy Department, War
Department, Pensions, Indians, Miscellaneous,

G. Presidential Election of 1872, and

State Elections in 1872, 1873, and
1874.........

.228
Popular and Electoral Vote of 1872 by States
-Electoral College Apportionment under
the Census of 1870—State Election Returns of
1872 and 1873, with note giving the returns at
Election of 1874 in Connecticut, Rhode Island,
and New Hampshire.

XXI. State Platforms of 1874. .229-236

Republican: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa, Maine, Vermont; Democratic: Connec-
ticut, Maine, nont; Independent Reform:
Illinois; Independents : Indiana; Anti-Monopo-
lists: Iowa.

Index...

.......................................237-246

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