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Pnblic property, letter from the Doorkeeper of the House of
Representatives trausmitting an inventory of, in the fold-
Whole House on general appropriation and revenue bills..
Railroads, letter from the Commissioner of the General Land
Ofice, transmitting a report of, not completed within the
time tixed by'law.
Of the Tenth Census.
ness and death of James A. Gartield, late President of
the United States
itures by him from December 5, 1881, to June 30, 1832
emy for year 1882
tive to certain works on
Shackelford, Hon. John W., eulogies upon the life and serv-
ices of, late a member of the House of Representatives from
Letter from Spencer F. Baird, Secretary of the, relative
to the publication and distribution of public documents.
of the United States at the Centennial Exhibition...
tional, transmitting the annual report of the operations of
the, for fiscal year ending June 30, 1882..
Tariff, relating to manufactured articles subject to duty
Letter from the First Comptroller of the, transmitting a
A. Garfield, lato President of the United States .....
(Vol. III, 1882.) .....
Updegraff, Hon. J. T., eulogies upon the life and services of,
Virginia military district in Ohio, papers designed to illus-
trate the necessity for the passage of bill H. R. 7015 relat-
War of the Rebellion. (Series 1, vol. 8.)
on rivers and harbors
THE TARIFF COMMISSION,
UNDER ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED MAY 15, 1882.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
On page 10, next to last line in third paragraph, for "each” read “such.”
On page 69, Schedule L-SILK AND SILK Goods, first line, for “particularly” substitute "partially.”
On page 69, Schedule L-SILK AND SILK Goods, in paragraph third of said schedule, for dried ” read “dyed."
On page 72, SCHEDULE N-SUNDRIES, after the paragraph commencing "Osier" and before the paragraph commencing “Papier-mache,” insert
Paintings, in oil or water.colors, and statuary, not otherwise provided for, forty per centum ad valorem. But the term “statuary," as used in the laws now in force imposing duties on foreign importations, shall be understood to include professional productions of a statuary or of a sculptor only.
THE TARIFF COMMISSION,
APPOINTED UNDER ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED MAY 15, 1882.
DECEMBER 4, 1832.—Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to
The honorable SPEAKER
of the House of Representatives of the United States : SIR: The undersigned, constituting the Tariff Commission established by the act of Congress of May 15, 1882, have the honor to submit the final report of the results of its investigations, and the testimony taken in the course of the same, the presentation of which by you to the honorable House of Representatives of the United States on the first Monday of December, 1882, in compliance with the requirements imposed upon the Commission by said act, is respectfully requested.
The terms of the law under which the Commission has acted are as follows:
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a Commission is hereby created, to be called the “ Tariff Commission," to consist of nine members.
SEC. 2. That the President of the United States shall, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint nine commissioners from civil life, one of whom, the first named, shall be the president of the Commission.
Sec. 3. That it shall be the duty of said Commiesion to take into consideration and to thoroughly investigate all the various questions relating to the agricultural, commercial, mercantile, manufacturing, mining, and industrial interests of the United States, so far as the same may be necessary to the establishment of a judicious tariff, or a revision of the existing tariff, upon a scale of justice to all interests, and for thé purpose of fnlly examining the matters which may come before it. Said Commission, in the prosecntion of its inquiries, is empowered to visit such different portions and sections of the country as it may deem advisable.
SEC. 4. That the Commission shall make to Congress final report of the results of its investigation, and the testimony taken in the course of the same, not later than the first Monday of December, eighteen hundred and eighty-two; and it shall cause the testimony taken to be printed from time to time and distributed to members of Congress by the Public Printer, and shall also cause to be printed for the use of Congress two thousand copies of its final report, together with the testimony.
It will be seen by the act above recited that the first duty which devolved upon the Commission was an investigation, or prosecution of inquiries, in relation to all the various questions bearing upon the establishment of a judicious tariff, by means of taking testimony in relation to the agricultural, commercial, mercantile, manufacturing, mining, and industrial interests of the United States, and that for this purpose the Commission was empowered and impliedly directed to visit such different portions and sections of the United States as it might deem advisable.