Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session - 50th Congress, 2nd Session, Volume 1


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Page 319 - any member may, call to order; in which case the member so called to order shall immediately sit down, unless permitted to explain ; and the House shall, if appealed to, decide on the case, but without debate; if there be 110 appeal, the
Page 316 - 32. The name of a member who presents a petition or memorial, or •who offers a resolution to the consideration of the House, shall be inserted on the journals.—March 22, 1806. 33. No member shall absent himself from the service of the House, unless he have leave, or be sick or unable to attend.—April 13,
Page 330 - the House in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the standing rules and orders of the House, and joint rules of the Senate and House of
Page 334 - two on the part of the House of Representatives, to whom shall be handed, as they are opened by the President of the Senate, the certificates of the electoral votes; and said tellers having read the same in the presence and hearing of the two houses thus
Page 315 - pending the election of a Speaker, under the direction of the Clerk; to execute the commands of the House from time to time; together with all such process, issued by authority thereof, as shall be directed to him by the Speaker.—April 14, 1789. 23. The symbol of his office (the mace) shall be borne by the Sergeantat-Arms when
Page 317 - and shall not be withdrawn after the said succeeding day without the consent of the House; and thereafter any member may call it up for consideration.—March 2, 1848. 50. In filling up blanks, the largest sum and longest time shall be first put.—April 7,1789.
Page 317 - consider it ?" shall not be put unless it is demanded by some member, or is deemed necessary by the Speaker.—December 12, 1817. 42. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received but to adjourn, to lie on the table, for the previous question, to
Page 319 - shall confine himself to the question under debate, and avoid personality.—December 23, 1811. , 58. Members may address the House or committee from the Clerk's desk, or from a place near the Speaker's chair. 59. When two or more members happen to rise at once, the Speaker shall name the member who is first to speak.—April 7, 1789. 61. If
Page 316 - which it was submitted— March 26, 1806. 40. After a motion is stated by the Speaker, or read by the Clerk, it shall be deemed to be in the possession of the House; but may be withdrawn at any time before a decision or amendment.—April 7, 1789. 41. When any motion or proposition is made, the question,
Page 317 - shall be in order for any member of the majority to move for the reconsideration thereof—January 7, 1802—on the same or succeeding day—December 23, 1811; and such motion shall take precedence of all other questions, except a motion to adjourn—May

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