A Journal of the Proceedings of the House of Representatives of the ... General Assembly of the State of Florida, at Its ... Session (Google eBook)

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A good source for accurate accounts of events from the Florida legislature - though some names have variances from Journal to Journal, so it may be necessary to use varied spellings if researching

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Page 16 - 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...
Page 185 - Whereas it is necessary for the support of government, for the discharge of the debts of the United States, and the encouragement and protection of manufactures, that duties be laid on goods, wares, and merchandises imported: Be it enacted, etc.
Page 84 - There are certain vital principles in our free Republican governments, which will determine and overrule an apparent and flagrant abuse of legislative power; as to authorize manifest injustice by positive law; or to take away that security for personal liberty, or private property, for the protection of which the government was established.
Page 18 - The previous question shall be in this form: "Shall the main question be now put?" It shall only be admitted when demanded by a majority of the members present; and...
Page 14 - When the reading of a paper is called for, and the same is objected to by any member, it shall be determined by a vote of the House.
Page 14 - ... present shall agree, at the expense of such absent members, respectively, unless such excuse for non-attendance shall be made as the Senate, when a quorum is convened, shall judge sufficient; and, in that case, the expense shall be paid out of the contingent fund. And this rule shall apply as well to the first convention of the Senate at the legal time of meeting, as to each day of the session, after the hour has arrived to which the Senate stood adjourned.
Page 84 - I cannot subscribe to the omnipotence of a State legislature, or that it is absolute and without control, although its authority should not be expressly restrained by the constitution, or fundamental law of the State.
Page 49 - ... for each township or fractional township, containing a greater quantity of land than three-quarters of an entire township, one section; for a fractional township, containing a greater quantity of land than onehalf, and not more than three-quarters of a township, threequarters of a section; for a fractional township, containing a greater quantity of land than one-quarter, and not more...
Page 13 - He shall preserve order and decorum; may speak to points of order in preference to other members, rising from his seat for that purpose, and shall decide questions of order, subject to an appeal to the House by any two members; on which appeal no member shall speak more than once, unless by leave of the House.
Page 19 - Upon the call of the House, the names of the members shall be called over by the Clerk, and the absentees noted ; after which the names of the absentees shall...

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