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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 11), 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. 8o.

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. 8°. 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 80 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. 8o. 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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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), IVednesday. 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. 8° Washington, 1870, p. 1109.)

1870 (July 2), Saturday. Senate.--Mr. Willey, from the 1714: Conference

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 41ST 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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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, 2d sess. of 41st Cong. 8°. 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 4ist Cong. 8°. Washington, 1870, pp. 975, 976, 1009.) See Bibliography, IV. Laws, no. 13.

FORTY-SECOND CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

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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