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2D SESSION

1870 (April 21), Thursday. House of Representatives.- 41ST CONGRESS, 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 amendments [relating exclusively to patents]. All of the said amendments were disagreed to. Ordered, That the bill be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed. Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8o. Washington, 1870, p. 654.)

1870 (April 25), Monday. Senate.-A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Lloyd, chief clerk: Mr. President: The House of Representatives has passed the following bill and joint resolution: H. R. 1714. An act to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights. The bill and joint resolution last received from the House of Representatives for concurrence were severally read the first and second times by unanimous consent. Ordered, That the bill (H. R. 1714) be referred to the Committee on Patents. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8°. Washington, 1870, pp. 545, 546.) See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 61.

1870 (May 31), Tuesday. Senate. --- Mr. Willey, from the Committee on Patents, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 1714) to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights, reported it with amendments. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8o. Washington, 1870, p. 732.) See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 62.

1870 (June 10), Friday. Senate.—Mr. Sumner presented Copyright methree memorials of citizens of the United States, remonstrating against the transfer of the business relating to copyrights from the clerks' offices of United States courts to the Office of the Librarian of Congress. Ordered, That they lie on the table. ... Mr. Trumbull presented the memorial of authors, artists, and publishers of the United States, remon

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41ST CONGRESS, strating against the transfer of the business relating to copy

rights from the clerks' offices of United States courts to the office of the Librarian of Congress. Ordered, That it lie on the table. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess. of 41st Cong.

8o. Washington, 1870, p. 781.) Senate bill, no. 1870 (June I), Saturday. Senate.Mr. Morrill, of 703 reported

Maine, from the Committee on the Library, to whom was referred the 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, reported it without amendment, and that it ought not to pass; and also submitted a report (No. 209) thereon. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8°. Washington, 1870, p. 788; Reports of the committees of the Senate, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8°. Washington, 1870, no. 209.)

See Bibliography, II. Reports, no. 13. Memorial of 1870 (June 18), Saturday. Senate.-Mr. Yates presented authors and publishers

the memorial of authors and publishers of the United States, remonstrating against the transfer of the business in relation to copyright from the clerks' offices of United States courts to the office of the Librarian of Congress; which was referred to the Committee on Patents. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8o. Washington, 1870,

pp. 837-838.) H. R. bill, no. 1870 (June 24), Friday. Senate. On motion by Mr. 1714 in Senate

Willey, the Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 1714) to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights; and the amendments reported by the Committee on Patents having been agreed to in part, and in part disagreed to, and the bill further amended, it was reported to the Senate, and the amendments were concurred in. Ordered, That the amendments be engrossed, and the bill read a third time. The said bill, as amended, was read the third time. Resolved, That it pass. Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in the

a See note 12, pages 381-382.

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amendments. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 41st CONGRESS 8o. Washington, 1870, p. 884.)

1870 (June 25), Saturday. House of Representatives.A message from the Senate, by Mr. Gorham, their secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed bills and a joint resolution of the House of the following titles, viz: . . . and H. R. 1714. An act to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights; with amendments, in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House. ... On motion of Mr. Jenckes, by unanimous consent, the bill of the House (H. R. 1714) to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights, with the amendments of the Senate thereto, was taken up, and the said amendments were disagreed to. Ordered, That the House request a conference with the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses thereon. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8°. Washington, 1870, pp. 1089, 1090, 1091.)

1870 (June 28), Tuesday. House of Representatives.The Speaker announced that he had appointed as managers on the part of the House as follows, viz: .

and on the bill of the House No. 1714, Mr. Jenckes, Mr. Calkin, and Mr. Kellogg. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8°. Washington, 1870, p. 1104.)

1870 (June 29), Wednesday. Senate.-A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. McPherson, their clerk: Mr. President: ... The House of Representatives have disagreed to the amendments of the Senate to the bill of the House (H. R. 1714) to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights; they ask a conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses thereon, and have appointed Mr. Jenckes, Mr. Calkin, and Mr. Kellogg managers at the same on their part; and ... The Senate proceeded to consider their amendments to the bill of the House (H. R. 1714) to revise, consolidate, and amend

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41ST CONGRESS, the statutes relating to patents and copyrights, disagreed to

by the House of Representatives; and, on motion by Mr. Willey, Resolved, That the Senate insist upon their amendments to the said bill disagreed to by the House of Representatives, and agree to the conference asked by the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses thereon. Ordered, That the conferees on the part of the Senate be appointed by the Vice-President; and the Vice-President appointed Mr. Willey, Mr. Carpenter, and Mr. Hamilton, of Maryland. Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8°. Washington, 1870, pp. 908, 909.)

1870 (June 29), Wednesday. House of Representatives.A message from the Senate, by Mr. Sympson, one of the clerks: Mr. Speaker: ... The Senate also insist upon their amendments disagreed to by the House to the bill (H. R. 1714) to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights; have agreed to the conference asked by the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses thereon, and have appointed Mr. Willey, Mr. Carpenter, and Mr. Hamilton, of Maryland, conferees on the part of the Senate. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8o Washington, 1870, p.

1109.) H. R. bill, no. 1870 (July 2), Saturday. Senate.—Mr. Willey, from the

Committee of Conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the bill (H. R. 1714) to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights, submitted the following report: The Committee of Conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments to the bill (H. R. 1714) to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights, having met, after full and free conference have agreed to recommend, and do recommend, to their respective Houses, as follows: That the Senate recede from their amendments numbered 1, 7, and 13. That the House recede from their disagreements to amendments numbered 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39; and agree to the same.

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That the House recede from their disagreement to amendment 4IST CONGRESS, no. 33, section 93, page 6 of amendments, and agree to the same with the following amendment to said section : In the last line thereof insert the word substantial before the word “changes ;” and the Senate agree to the same. That the House recede from their disagreement to amendment no. 40, on page 7 of amendments, and agree to the same with the following amendment: Strike out the words “a certified transcript of” in line 7, and also strike out the words at the end of said amendment, “which have not already been transmitted to the Secretary of State or of the Interior, in pursuance of law," and add to the section the words following: Provided, That where there are duplicate copies of legal, scientific, or mechanical works, one copy of each may be deposited in the library of the Patent Office, for which a receipt shall be given by the Commissioner of Patents to the Librarian of Congress, and the Senate agree to the same. W. T. Willey, William T. Hamilton, managers on the part of the Senate. T. A. Jenckes, H. C. Calkin, S. W. Kellogg, managers on the part of the House. The Senate proceeded to consider the report; and on motion by Mr. Willey, Resolved. That the Senate agree thereto. Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8°. Washington, 1870, pp. 947-948.)

NOTE.—The portion of the Report of the Committee of Conference omitted, on pages 947-948, relates exclusively to that portion of the proposed bill dealing with patents.

1870 (July 2), Saturday. House of Representatives.Mr. Jenckes, from the Committee of Conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate of the bill of the House (H. R. 1714) to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights, made the following report, viz: [Here follows the report of the Committee of Conference, which is identical with the report presented to the Senate on July 2; see above.] .. Managers on the part of the House-T. A. Jenckes, H. C. Calkin, S. W. Kellogg. Managers on the part of the Senate-W. T. Willey, William T. Hamilton."

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