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previous question: which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the said report was agreed to. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith . A message from the Senate, by Mr. Sympson, one of their clerks: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the report of the Committee of Conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on 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. (Journal of the House of Representatives, ad sess. of 41st Cong. 8o. Washington, 1870, pp. 1137, 1139, 1140.)

NOTE. — The portions omitted of the Report of the Committee of Conference, on pages 1137 and 1138, relate exclusively to that portion of the proposed bill dealing with patents.

1870 (July 5), Tuesday. Senate.-A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Lloyd, chief clerk: Mr. President: The House of Representatives has agreed to the report of the Committee of Conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on each of the following bills: and H. R. 1714. Bill to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8°. Washington, 1870,

p. 960.) Act of July 8, NOTE.—This bill was enrolled and signed by the Speaker and the 1870

President of the Senate on July 6, 1870. It was signed by the President of the United States on July 8, 1870, and the Senate and House of Representatives were notified of that fact on the same day. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8o. Washington, 1870, pp. 1150, 1161. Journal of the Senate, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8°. Washington, 1870, pp. 975, 976, 1009.) See Bibliography, IV. Laws, no. 13.

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H. R. bill, no. 1871 (December 6), Wednesday. House of Representa470

tives.—By unanimous consent, bills were introduced, read a first and second time, and referred as follows, viz: . . . By Mr. Cox: A bill (H. R. 470) for securing to authors in certain cases the benefit of international copyright, advancing

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the development of American literature, and promoting the 42D CONGRESS, interests of publishers and book buyers in the United States, to the Committee on the Library, and ordered to be printed. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 42d Cong. 8°. Washington, 1872, pp. 37, 38.) See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 63. 1871 (December 11), Monday. House of Representatives. -Resolution on

international Mr. Cox moved that the rules be suspended so as to enable copyright him to introduce, and the House to consider and pass, the following resolution, viz: Resolved, That the Committee on the Library be directed to consider the question of an international copyright, and to report to this House what, in their judgment, would be the wisest plan, by treaty or law, to secure the property of authors in their works without injury to other rights and interests; and if, in their opinion, congressional legislation is best, that they report a bill for that purpose. Pending which, on motion of Mr. Dawes,

the House adjourned. (Journal of the House of Representatives, ad sess. of 42d Cong. 8°. Washington, 1872, p. 59.)

1871 (December 18), Monday. House of Representatives.The Speaker having proceeded, as the regular order of business, to call the States and Territories for bills on leave, bills and joint resolutions were severally introduced, read a first and second time, ordered to be printed, and referred as follows, viz: . . . All the States and Territories having been called for bills on leave, the House proceeded to the consideration of the motion of Mr. Cox, which was pending when the morning hour of Monday last expired, that the rules be suspended so as to enable him to submit, and the House to consider and pass, the following resolution, viz: Resolved, That the Committee on the Library be directed to consider the question of an international copyright, and to report to this House what, in their judgment, would be the wisest plan, by treaty or law, to secure the property of authors in their works, without injury to other rights and interests, and if, in their opinion, congressional legislation is the best, that they report a bill for that purpose: And the question being put, It was decided in the affirmative (twothirds voting in favor thereof). So the rules were suspended

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citizens of Phil.

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Representatives, ad sess. of 42d Cong. 8° Washington,

1872, pp. 80, 88.) H. R. bill, no. 1872 (January 23), Tuesday. House of Representatives.470 reprinted

Mr. Cox moved that five hundred copies of the bill of the House H. R. 470 (copyright bill) be printed; which motion was referred to the Committee on Printing. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 42d Cong. 8°. Washington, 1872, p. 207.)

1872 (February 7), Wednesday. House of Representatives.- Mr. Beatty, from the Committee on Printing, reported the following resolutions; which were severally read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved, That five hundred extra copies of the copyright bill (H. R. 470) be printed for the use of the House. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 42d Cong. 8°. Washington, 1872,

p. 286.) Memorial of

1872 (February 12), Monday. Senate.—Mr. Scott pre

sented a memorial of citizens of Philadelphia, Pa., remonadelphia

strating against the passage of an international copyright
law; which was referred to the Committee on the Library.
(Journal of the Senate, 2d sess, of 42d Cong. 8°. Wash-
ington, 1872, p. 224.)
1872 (February 12), Monday. House of Representatives.

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Mr. Kelley, by unanimous consent, submitted the following preamble and resolution; which were read, referred to the Committee on the Library, and ordered to be printed, viz: Whereas it is expedient to facilitate the reproduction here of foreign works of a higher character than that of those now generally reprinted in this country; and whereas it is in like manner desirable to facilitate the reproduction abroad of the works of our own authors; and whereas the grant of monopoly privileges, in case of reproduction here or elsewhere, must tend greatly to increase the cost of books, to limit their circulation, and to increase the already existing obstacles to the dissemination of knowledge: Therefore, Resolved, That the Joint Committee on the Library be, and it hereby is, instructed to inquire into the practicability of arrangements by means of which such reproduction, both

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here and abroad, may be facilitated, freed from the great 42D CONGRESS, disadvantages that must inevitably result from the grant of monopoly privileges such as are now claimed in behalf of foreign authors and domestic publishers. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 42d Cong.

8o. Washington, 1872, p. 330.) See Bibliography, III. Resolutions, no. 1.

1872 (February 14), Wednesday. Senate.—Mr. Scott pre- Memorials sented two memorials of citizens of Pennsylvania, remon

national strating against the passage of an international copyright right law; which were referred to the Committee on the Library. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess, of 42d Cong. 8°. Washington, 1872, p. 239.)

1872 (February 19), Monday. Senate.—Mr. Scott presented a memorial of citizens of the United States, remonstrating against the passage of an international copyright law; which was referred to the Committee on the Library. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess. of 42d Cong. 8°. Washington, 1872, p. 252.)

1872 (February 21), Wednesday. Senate. -Mr. Scott Senate bill, no. presented a memorial of citizens of Pennsylvania, remonstrating against the passage of an international copyright law; which was referred to the Committee on the Library.

Mr. Sherman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in a bill (S. 688) for securing to authors in certain cases the benefit of international copyright; 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, 2d sess. of 42d Cong. 8° Washington, 1872, pp. 264, 266.) See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 65. 1872 (February 21), Wednesday. House of Representa- H. R. bill, no.

1667 tives.—By unanimous consent, bills were introduced, read a first and second time, ordered to be printed, and referred as follows, viz: By Mr. Beck: A bill (H. R. 1667) providing the terms on which copyrights may be granted to foreign authors; to the Committee on the Library. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 42d Cong. 8°. Washington, 1872, p. 384.) See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 66.

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1872 (February 23), Friday. Senate. —Mr. Scott pre

sented a memorial of citizens of the United States, remonAGAINST INTER- strating against the passage of an international copyright

law; which was referred to the Committee on the Library. Citizens of the (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess. of 42d Cong. 8°. WashUnited States

ington, 1872, p. 272.) Citizens of

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presented a memorial of citizens of Philadelphia, Pa., remonstrating against the passage of an international copyright law; which was referred to the Committee on the Library. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess. of 42d Cong. 8o. Wash

ington, 1872, p. 285.) Citizens of

1872 (March 4), Monday. Senate.Mr. Scott presented Pennsylvania

a petition of citizens of Pennsylvania, remonstrating against the passage of an international copyright law; which was referred to the Committee on the Library. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess. of 42d Cong. 8°. Washington, 1872,

P. 317.) Citizens of the

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sented two memorials of citizens of the United States, remonstrating against the passage of an international copyright law; which were referred to the Committee on the Library. (Journal of the Senate, 2d sess. of 42d Cong.

8° Washington, 1872, p. 394.) H. R. bill, no. 1872 (May 22), Wednesday. House of Representatives.2857

Mr. Leonard Myers, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Patents, reported a bill (H. R. 2857) to amend an act entitled "An act to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights;" which was read a first and second time, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the said committee. (Journal of the House of Representatives, 2d sess. of 42d Cong. 8°. Washington, 1872, p. 928.) See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 67.

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1872 (December ro), Tuesday. House of Representatives.On motion of Mr. Leonard Myers, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That there be printed for the use of the House the usual number of copies of the bill of the House (H. R. 2857) to amend an act entitled "An act to revise, consoli

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