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II. PRINTED REPORTS

FIRST CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

H. R. report 1789 (April 20).-Report, by Mr. Tucker, from the select (T: T. Tucker)

committee to whom was referred the petitions of John Churchman and David Ramsay. Printed, i p., in “ Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, being the ist session of the ist Congress, begun and held at the city of New York, March 4, 1789." 8°. Washington, 1826, p. 18.

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FIRST CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

H. R. report

1790 (January 11).-Report, by Mr. Boudinot, from the (E. Boudinot)

committee appointed to examine the Journal of the last session, and to report therefrom all such matters of business as were then depending and undetermined. Printed, in “Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, being the 2d session of the ist Congress, begun and held at the city of New York, January 4, 1790.” 8°. Washington, 1826, pp. 137-138.

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SECOND CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

H. R. report

1792 (February 1).-Report, by Mr. Page, from the (J: Page)

select committee to whom was referred the petition of John Churchman, praying . . . and that the penalties provided by the act for the encouragement of learning, etc., be increased. Printed, i p., in “Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, being the ist session of the 2d Congress, begun and held at the city of Philadelphia, October 24, 1791." 8°. Washington, 1826, p. 524. (3)

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TWENTY-FIRST CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION H. R. report 1830 (December 17).-Report, by Mr. Ellsworth, from (W: W.

the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred a bill worth)

(H. R. bill, 21st Cong., ist sess., no. 145) to amend and consolidate the acts respecting copy-rights. Printed, 2 pp., in “Reports of committees of the House of Representatives, at the 2d session of the 21st Congress, begun and held at the city of Washington, December 6, 1830." 8°. Washington, 1831, no. 3.

(4) TWENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION 1837 (February 16).-Report, by Henry Clay, of Ken- Senate report

(H: Clay) tucky, from the Select Committee to whom was referred the address of certain British and the petition of certain American authors concerning international copyright. Printed, 3 pp., in “ Public documents printed by order of the Senate of the United States, 2d session of the 24th Congress, begun and held at the city of Washington, December 5, 1836.” Vol. 2, 8°. Washington, 1837, doc. no. 179.

(5) NOTE.—Mr. Clay's report is reprinted, with comments upon each paragraph, in “Remarks on literary property. By Philip H. Nicklin." 16°. Philadelphia, 1838, pp. 27-38, and noticed in “The American quarterly review," v. 21, 8°. Philadelphia, no. 41, March, 1837, pp. 214-229. It was also reprinted by the Publishers' Copyright League. 4 pp. 89. [Washington, 1889.]

TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION 1838 (June 25).—Report by John Ruggles, of Maine, Senate report from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, to

(J: Ruggles) whom was referred a bill (Senate bill, 25th Cong., 2d sess., no. 32) to amend the act entitled “An act to amend the several acts respecting copyright.” Printed, 7 pp., in "Public documents printed by order of the Senate of the United States, 2d session of the 25th Congress, begun and held at the city of Washington, December 4, 1837." Vol. 6, 8° Washington, 1838, doc. no. 494.

(6) 1838 (July 7).-Report, by Mr. Robertson, of Virginia, H. R. report from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred

(J: Robertson) the petition of Hodijah Meade, administrator of Peyton Randolph, deceased, and guardian of one of his children; to accompany bill (H. R. bill, 25th Cong., 2d sess., no. 885). Printed, I p., in [“ Reports of committees of the House of Representatives, at the 2d session of the 25th Congress, begun and held at the city of Washington, December 4, 1847." Vol. 4. 8°. Washington, 1838], no. 1052.

(7) TWENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION 1840 (June 6).-Exchange of books. Mr. Tillinghast, H. R. report from the Committee on the Library, submitted the follow- J. L. Tilling

hast) ing report: to accompany bill H. R. no. 447 and Joint

Resolution no. 14. Printed, 26 pp., in [“Reports of Committees of the House of Representatives for the ist session of the 26th Congress.” Vol. 3,8°. Washington, 1840), no. 536.

(8) NOTE.—This report contains a paragraph on page 2, suggesting the amendment of the copyright laws to provide for the deposit of three copies of every publication.

THIRTIETH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

H. R. report 1848 (May 17).-Levi H. Corson. Mr. Joseph R. Inger(J. R. Ingersoll)

soll, from the Committee on the Judiciary, made the following report: to accompany bill H. R. no. 493. Printed, 2 pp., in [Reports of committees of the House of Representatives for the ist session of the 30th Congress. Vol. 3, 8o. Washington, 1848), no. 613.

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THIRTY-SECOND CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

Senate report

1853 (February 2).-Report, by Mr. Davis, from the (J: Davis)

Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the petition of Selina Sumner, wife of Thos. H. Sumner, late a master mariner; to accompany bill S. no. 604. Printed, 9 pp., in “The Reports of committees of the Senate of the United States for the 2d session of the 32d Congress, 1852–53." 8o. Washington, 1853, no. 396.

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THIRTY-THIRD CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

Senate report

1854 (February 2).—Report, by Mr. Seward, from the (W:H. Seward)

Committee on Commerce, to which was referred the petition of Selina C. Sumner; to accompany bill S. 181. Printed, I p., in “The Reports of the committees of the Senate of the United States for the ist session, 33d Congress, 1853– '54.” Vol. 1, 8°. Washington, 1854, no. 77. (11)

FORTIETH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

H. R. report

1868 (February 21).-International copyright. Report, (J: D. Baldwin) by Mr. Baldwin, from the Committee on the Library, who

were instructed to inquire into the subject of international copyright, etc., and to report by bill or otherwise." Printed, 6 pp., in "Reports of committees of the House of Representatives for the 2d session of the 40th Congress, 1867-'68.” Vol. 1, 8o Washington, 1868, no. 16.

(12) FORTY-FIRST CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION 1870 (Tune 11).-Report, by Mr. Morrill, of Maine, from Senate report

(L. M. Morrill, the Committee on the Library, to accompany bill (S. no. 1870) 703) entitled "A bill 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.'' Printed, 3 pp.,

in Reports of the committees of the Senate of the United States for the 2d session of the 41st Congress." 8o. Washington, 1870, no. 209.

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FORTY-SECOND CONGRESS, THIRD SESSION

1873 (February 7).-Report, by Mr. Morrill, of Maine, Senate report

(L. M. Morrill, from the Joint Committee on the Library, on the resolution 1873) directing them to inquire into the practicability of securing to authors the benefit of international copyright. Printed, 8 pp., in “Reports of committees of the Senate of the United States for the 3d session of the 42d Congress. 1872–73." Vol. 1, 8°. Washington, 1872, no. 409.

(14) NOTE.- Mr. Morrill's report is reprinted in full, with editorial note at end, in The Publishers' Weekly, v. 3, 8o. New York. no. 58, February 22, 1872, pp. 191-195. Also reprinted in full in “Correspondence respecting Colonial Copyright, presented to both Houses of Parliament, July, 1874,” fol., (London, Parliamentary Papers, V.44: Accounts and papers, v. 10, session, 1874), pp. 10–16; and in the “Congressional Record,” 50th Cong., ist sess., V. 19, pt. 4,4°. Washington, 1888, pp. 3509-3511; and ibid., 51st Cong., 2d sess., V. 22, pt. 3,4°. Washington, 1891, pp. 2845-2847.

FORTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

1882 (July 1).-Amendment of copyright law. Mr. H. R. report

(J. M. Ritchie) Ritchie, from the Committee on Patents, submitted the following report: to accompany bill H. R. 5583. Printed, I p., in “Reports of Committees of the House of Representatives for the ist session of the 47th Congress, 1881-'82." Vol. 5, 8o. Washington, 1882, no. 1547.

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FORTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

1884 (February 5).-Copyright to citizens of foreign H. R. report countries. Mr. Dorsheimer, from the Committee on the (W: DorsheiJudiciary, submitted the following report. Printed, 3 pp.,

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in “Reports of committees of the House of Representatives
for the ist session of the 48th Congress, 1883–84."
8o. Washington, 1884, no. 189.

(16) NOTE.—Mr. Dorsheimer's report is reprinted in The Publishers' Weekly, v. 25, 8o. New York, 1884, pp. 261–262.

Vol. 1,

FORTY-NINTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

Senate report 1886 (May 21).-International copyright. Mr. Chace, (J. Chace, 1886)

from the Committee on Patents, submitted the following report: to accompany bill S. 2496. Printed, viii, 133 pp., in “Reports of committees of the Senate of the United States for the ist session of the 49th Congress, 1885-86." Vol. 7, 8° Washington, 1886, no. 1188.

(17) CONTENTS.-Report of the committee, including text of title 60, chap. 3, Revised Statutes; and S. bill (49th Cong., ist sess.) no. 2496: “A bill to amend title sixty, chapter three, of the Revised Statutes of the United States," pp. i-viii. Statements made before the Committee on Patents of the United States Senate relating to the bill (S. no. 191) and the bill (S. 1178), pp. 1-133.—The testimony is prefaced by the text of S. bill no. 191, p. 1; and S. bill no. 1178, pp. 1-2; followirg which are the statements of Howard Crosby, pp. 3-4; Senator Joseph R. Hawley, pp. 4–6; A. G. Sedgwick, pp. 6--8; Henry Holt, pp. 8–14; George Walton Green, pp. 14-15; S. L. Clemens (“Mark Twain”), pp. 15-17; George Ticknor Curtis, pp. 17-20; William Henry Browne, pp. 20–21; Horace E. Scudder, pp. 21-27 (all of January 28); James Lowndes, pp. 27–28; Gardiner G. Hubbard, pp. 28-33; James Russell Lowell, pp. 34-44; James Welsh, pp. 44-53; Dana Estes, pp. 53-58; R. R. Bowker, pp. 58–60 (of January 29).Brief presented by the American Copyright League: “International Copyright. Memorandum in behalf of Senate bill no. 191 and H. R. bill no. 2493," pp. 60-68.—Statement of Henry C. Lea, pp. 68–73; statement of Roger Sherman (February 12), pp. 74-86; additional statement of Dana Estes (February 12), pp. 86–90; statement of Josiah R. Sypher (February 12), pp. 90–111; additional statement of R. R. Bowker, pp. III-115; statement of Henry Carey Baird, pp. 115-120; statement of Ainsworth R. Spofford (March 11), pp. 120-130; statements of George Haven Putnam, pp. 130–131; Harper & Brothers, pp. 131-132; John W. Lovell Co., p. 132; George Munro, pp. 132-133.

FIFTIETH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

Senate report 1888 (March 19).-International copyright. Mr. Chace, (J. Chace, 1888)

from the Committee on Patents, submitted the following report: to accompany bill S. 554. Printed, 2 parts, 52 PP., 140 pp., in “Reports of committees of the Senate of the

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