Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session - 50th Congress, 2nd Session (Google eBook)

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Page 929 - If any member, in speaking or otherwise, transgress the rules of the House, the Speaker shall, or 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 no appeal, the decision of the Chair shall be submitted to.
Page 931 - When a question has been once made and carried in the affirmative or negative, it shall be in order for any member of the majority to move for the re-consideration thereof on the same or the succeeding day ; and such motion shall take precedence of all other questions except a motion to adjourn.
Page 931 - Petitions, memorials, and other papers addressed to the house, shall be presented by the speaker, or by a member in his place ; a brief statement of the contents thereof...
Page 929 - When any member is about to speak in debate, or deliver any matter to the House, he shall rise from his seat, and respectfully address himself to "Mr. Speaker," and shall confine himself to the question under debate, and avoid personality, 21.
Page 169 - In the wars of the European powers, in matters relating to themselves, we have never taken any part, nor does it comport with our policy so to do.
Page 70 - Resolved. That petitions for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia and the Territories of the United States...
Page 931 - No motion or proposition on a subject different from that under consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment.
Page 174 - The recent demonstration of public sentiment inscribes on the list of executive duties, in characters too legible to be overlooked, the task of reform ; which will require particularly the correction of those abuses that have brought the patronage of the federal government into conflict with the freedom of elections, and the counteraction of those causes which have disturbed the rightful course of appointment, and have placed or continued power in unfaithful or incompetent hands.

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