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Page 2 - Touching the duty of the Speaker. 1. He shall take the Chair every day precisely at the hour to which the House shall have adjourned on the preceding day; shall immediately call the members to order; and, on the appearance of a quorum, shall cause the Journal of the preceding day to be read.
Page viii - Shall the main question be now put ?'' It shall only be admitted when demanded by a majority of the members present, and its effect shall be to put an end to all debate, and bring the house to a direct vote upon amendments reported by a committee, if any, upon pending amendments, and then upon the main question.
Page 3 - Shall the main question be now put?" — -and until it is decided shall preclude all amendments or debate. When, on taking the previous question, the...
Page viii - Any member may call for a division of the question when the sense will admit of it...
Page viii - Upon the call of the board, the names of the members shall be called by the secretary and the absentees noted; and absentees may be excused by the chairman when, In his judgment, the excuse is valid.
Page 2 - He shall preserve decorum and order ; may speak to points of order in preference to other members ; and shall decide all questions of order, subject to an appeal to the Board, by...
Page viii - A motion to adjourn shall always be in order, and shall be decided without debate. 17. The previous question shall be put in this form : "Shall the main question be now put?
Page 4 - House may also, at any time, on motion seconded by a majority of the members present, close all debate upon a pending amendment, or an amendment thereto, and cause the question to be put thereon ; and this shall not preclude any further amendment or debate upon the bill.
Page 3 - The President shall appoint committees, liable to addition or amendment, on the motion of any member, unless otherwise directed by the convention.
Page 2 - On motion, the Secretary was instructed to cast the vote of the Board for Mr.

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