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Page 35 - When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received but to adjourn, to lie on the table, for the previous question, to postpone to a day certain, to commit or amend, to postpone indefinitely ; which several motions shall have precedence in the order in which they are arranged...
Page 103 - House shall also appoint a committee to confer, such, committee shall, at a convenient hour, to be agreed on by their chairman, meet in the conference chamber and state to each other, verbally, or in writing, as either shall choose, the reasons of their respective Houses for and against the amendment, and confer freely thereon.
Page 40 - XXXIV. — THE PREVIOUS QUESTION. When any question is before the House, any member may move a previous question, " Whether that question (called the main question) shall now be put? " If it pass in the affirmative, then the main question is to be put immediately, and no man may speak anything further to it, either to add or alter. Manor, in Hakew., 28; 4 Grey, 27. The previous question being moved and seconded, the question from the Chair shall be, "Shall the main question be now put?
Page 9 - ... a convenient time was to be understood." (1580,) 1 Hats. 99, 100. Nor is the law so strict in point of time as to require the party to set out immediately on his return, but allows him time to settle his private affairs, and to prepare for his journey ; and does not even scan his road very nicely, nor forfeit his protection for a little deviation from that which is most direct; some necessity perhaps constraining him to it. 2 Stra.
Page 77 - As many as are of opinion that (as the question may be) say aye ;" and, after the affirmative voice is expressed, " as many as are of the contrary opinion say no.
Page 221 - Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two thirds of both houses concurring,) That the following article be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States...
Page 17 - Grey, 311, where general principles are digested in the form of resolutions, which are debated and amended till they get into a shape which meets the approbation of a majority. These being reported and confirmed by the House, are then referred to one or more select committees, according as the subject divides itself into one or more bills.
Page 50 - When, from counting the House, on a division, it appears that there is not a quorum, the matter continues exactly in the state in which it was before the division, and must be resumed at that point on any future day.
Page 46 - On either motion amendments to the amendment may be proposed, eg if it be moved to disagree, those who are for the amendment have a right to propose amendments, and to make it as perfect as they can, before the question of disagreeing is put. 3d. To recede. You may then either insist or adhere.