Documents of the City of Boston, Volume 1

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Page 278 - When a question is under debate no motion shall be received but to adjourn; to lay on the table...
Page 15 - He shall preserve decorum and order; may speak to points of order in preference to other members...
Page 8 - It shall be the duty of the president, professors, and tutors of the University at Cambridge, and of the several colleges, and of all preceptors and teachers of academies, and all other instructors of youth, to exert their best endeavors, to impress on the minds of children and youth, committed to their care and instruction, the principles of piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to their country, humanity and universal benevolence, sobriety, industry and frugality...
Page 8 - ... their country, humanity and universal benevolence ; sobriety, industry, and frugality ; chastity, moderation and temperance; and those other virtues which are the ornament of human society and the basis upon which...
Page 44 - Act are hereby repealed, said repeal to take effect on and after the passage of this Act, but the repeal of existing laws or modifications thereof embraced in this Act shall not affect any act done, or any right accruing or accrued, or any suit or proceeding had or commenced in any civil cause before...
Page 15 - 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 17 - All incidental questions of order arising after a motion is made for the previous question, and pending such motion, shall be decided, whether on appeal or otherwise, without debate.
Page 16 - He shall put the previous question in the following form : " Shall the main question be now put ?"— and all debate upon the main question shall be suspended, until the previous question shall be decided.
Page 5 - House. [A motion to strike out and insert shall be deemed indivisible ;] but a motion to strike out being lost, shall preclude neither amendment nor a motion to strike out and insert.
Page 42 - And it shall be the duty of the City Clerk, forthwith to enter such returns, or a plain and intelligible abstract of them, as they are successively received, upon the journal of the proceedings of the Mayor and Aldermen, or some other book to be kept for that purpose.

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