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2D SESSION

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39TH CONGRESS, the Senate agree to the amendments of the House of Rep

resentatives to the said bill. Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess. of 39th Cong. 8°. Washington, 1867, p. 261.)

1867 (February 14), Thursday. House of Representatives.-A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their secretary. Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the amendment of the House to the bill of the Senate (S. 491) amendatory of the several acts respecting copyrights. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of the 39th Cong. 8°. Washington, 1867, p. 380.)

NOTE.—This bill was enrolled and signed by the Speaker and the ary 18, 1867

President of the Senate on February 14, 1867, and laid before the President of the United States for his signature on February 16. It was signed by the President on February 18, the Senate and House of Representatives being notified of that fact on February 19, 1867. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 39th Cong. 8o. Washington, 1867, pp. 382, 438. Journal of the Senate, 2d sess, of 39th Cong. 8o. Washington, 1867, pp. 266, 267, 286, 306.) See Bibliography, IV. Laws, no. 12.

1867 (February 28), Thursday. Senate.-On motion by Mr. Sumner, Ordered, That the Committee on Foreign Relations be discharged from the further consideration of sundry petitions, praying the adoption of an international copyright law. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess. of 39th Cong. 8o. Washington, 1867, p. 374.)

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Resolution on 1868 (January 16), Thursday. House of Representatives.international copyright

Mr. Arnell, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved, That the Committee on the Library is hereby instructed to inquire into the subject of international copyright and the best means for the encouragement and advancement of cheap literature and the better protection of authors, and to report to this House by bill or otherwise. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 40th Cong. 8°. Washington, 1868, p. 197.)

40TH CONGRESS, 2D SESSION

1868 (February 21), Friday. House of Representatives.Mr. Baldwin, by unanimous consent, from the Joint Com- H. R. bili, no. mittee on the Library of Congress, reported a bill (H. R. 779 779) for securing to authors in certain cases the benefit of international copyright, advancing the development of American literature, and promoting the interests of publishers and book buyers in the United States, accompanied by a report in writing thereon (Report no. 16); which bill was read a first and second time, recommitted to the said committee, and the bill and report ordered to be printed. Mr. Elihu B. Washburne moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to. On motion of Mr. Pruyn, by unanimous consent, leave was granted to the minority of said committee to submit their views on the said bill. (Journal of the House of Representatives, ad sess. of 40th Cong. 8° Washington, 1868, p. 379; Reports of committees of the House of Represtives, 2d sess. of 40th Cong. v. 1, 8o. Washington, 10-8, no. 16.) See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 53, and II. Reports, no. 12.

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FORTIETH CONGRESS, THIRD SESSION

1869 (February 8), Monday. Senate.-Mr. Morgan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in a bill (S. 914) to secure the copyright of paintings, drawings, statuary, and models; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, referred to the Joint Committee on the Library, and ordered to be printed. (Journal of the Senate, 3d sess. of 4oth Cong. 8°. Washington, 1869, p. 218.) See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 55. 1869 (February 22), Monday. House of Representatives.-H. R. resolu

tion, no. 462 The following memorials, petitions, and other papers were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the rules, and referred, as follows: . . . and by Mr. Pruyn: A joint resolution (H. Res. 462) relative to copyright, to the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 3d sess. of 40th Cong. 8o. Washington, 1869, P. 413.)

40TH CONGRESS, 3D SESSION

1869 (February 23), Tuesday. Senate.-On motion by Mr. Morgan, Ordered, That the Committee on the Library be discharged from the further consideration of the bill (S. 914) to secure the copyright of paintings, drawings, statuary, and models. (Journal of the Senate, 3d sess. of 40th Cong. 8°. Washington, 1869, p. 321.)

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of W: M. Hunt and others

1869 (March 8), Monday. Senate.-Mr. Sumner presented a petition of William M. Hunt and others, artists, of Boston, praying that the copyright law may be so amended as to include works of art; which was referred to the Committee on Patents. (Journal of the Senate, ist sess, of 41st

Cong. 8°. Washington, 1869, p. 17.) Senate bill, no. 1869 (March 9), Tuesday. Senate. -Mr. Sumner asked,

and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in a bi!! (S. 61) to secure the copyright of paintings, drawings, studiary, and models; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, referred to the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be printed. (Journal of the Senate, ist sess. of 41st Cong. 8o. Washington, 1869, pp. 25–26.) See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 56.

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H. R. bill, no. 1168

1870 (February 7), Monday. House of Representatives. By unanimous consent, a joint resolution and bills of the following titles were introduced, read a first and second time, and referred as follows: . . . and by Mr. Beck: A bill (H. R. 1168) to so amend the existing laws relative to patents and copyrights as to allow the Government of the United States to adopt all patents and copyrights hereafter granted, issued, or renewed (except those for war purposes only), for the use of the Government, and to authorize the things as patented and copyrighted to be manufactured and printed, upon such terms and by such persons, for Government purposes, as the proper officers of the United States may designate and agree to, to the Committee on Patents. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 41st

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Cong. 8o. Washington, 1870, pp. 279, 280.) See Bibliog- 41ST CONGRESS, raphy, I. Bills, no. 57.

1870 (February 17), Thursday. Senate.--On motion by Mr. Willey, Ordered, That the Committee on Patents be discharged from the further consideration of the bill (S. 61) to secure the copyright of paintings, drawings, statuary, and models, and that it be referred to the Joint Committee on the Library. On motion by Mr. Willey, Ordered, That the Committee on Patents be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of artists of Boston, praying that the laws of copyright be amended so as to include works of art, and that it be referred to the Joint Committee on the Library. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess, of 41st Cong. 8°. Washington, 1870, p. 260.)

1870 (March 24), Thursday. Senate.Mr. Trumbull Senate bill, no. asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in a bill (S. 703) for the encouragement and protection of dramatic compositions designed and suitable for public representation, by securing to the authors and proprietors of the same certain rights during the time herein mentioned; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, referred to the Committee on the Library, and ordered to be printed. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess, of 41st Cong. 8o. Washington, 1870, p. 408.) See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 58.

1870 (April 5), Tuesday. House of Representatives.-On motion of Mr. Hoar, the Committee on the Revision of the Laws were discharged from the further consideration of the statutes relating to patents and copyrights, and the same were referred to the Committee on Patents. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8o. Washington, 1870, p. 580.)

H. R. bill, no. 1870 (April 7), Thursday. House of Representatives.

, Mr. Jenckes, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Patents, reported a bill (H. R. 1714) to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights; which was read a first and second time, recommitted to the said committee, and ordered to be printed. (Journal

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Washington, 1870, p. 589.) See Bibliography, I. Bills,

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no. 59.

1870 (April 13), Wednesday. House of Representatives.Mr. Jenckes, from the Committee on Patents, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 1714) to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights, reported the same with amendments. Pending the question of its engrossment, Ordered, That the said bill and amendments be printed and recommitted to the said committee. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8°. Washington, 1870, p. 614.) See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 60.

1870 (April 14), Thursday. House of Representatives.The Speaker having announced, as the regular order of business, the call of committees for reports, Mr. Jenckes, from the Committee on Patents, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 1714) to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights, reported the same with amendments. Pending the question on agreeing to the said amendments, after debate, the morning hour expired. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8°. Washington, 1870, p. 619.) a

1870 (April 20), Wednesday. House of Representatives.The House then resumed, as the regular order of business, the consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 1714) to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights, the pending question being on the amendments reported from the Committee on Patents. After debate, amendments were submitted by Mr. Peters, Mr. Cleveland, and Mr. Benjamin F. Butler; which were severally agreed to. Mr. Cleveland submitted an additional amendment. Pending which, the morning hour expired. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8°. Washington, 1870, pp. 650–651.)

a For discussion see Cong. Globe, 2d sess. of 41st Cong., pt. 3, 1870, pp. 2679–2680; 2683-2684.

b See note 11, page 381.

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