Constitution of the United States: With the Amendments Thereto ; to which are Added Jefferson's Manual of Parliamentary Practice, the Standing Rules and Orders for Conducting Business in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States ; and Barclay's Digest

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1867 - 219 pages
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Page 126 - 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 25 - That it is the opinion of this convention, that as soon as the conventions of nine states shall have ratified this constitution, the United States in Congress assembled, should fix a day on which electors should be appointed by the states which shall have ratified the same...
Page 119 - RECONSIDERATION. [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 reconsideration thereof, but no motion for the reconsideration of any vote shall be in order after a bill, resolution, message, report, amendment, or motion upon which the vote was taken, shall have gone out of the possession of the Senate...
Page 27 - States, to secure all rights of independent sovereignty to each, and yet provide for the interest and safety of all. Individuals entering into society must give up a share of liberty to preserve the rest.
Page 25 - States, with a request that it might " be submitted to a convention of delegates chosen in each State by the people thereof, under the. recommendation of its legislature, for their assent and ratification.
Page 31 - The electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for president and vice president, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as president, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as vice...
Page 27 - In all our deliberations on this subject, we kept steadily in our view that which appears to us the greatest interest of every true American—- the consolidation of our Union— in which is involved our prosperity, felicity, safety, perhaps our national existence. This important consideration, seriously and deeply impressed on our minds, led each State in the convention to be less rigid on points of inferior magnitude than might have been otherwise expected...
Page 10 - If after such reconsideration two-thirds of that house shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other house, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two-thirds of that house it shall become a law.
Page 174 - While the Speaker is putting any question, or addressing the House, none shall walk out of, or across the House ; nor, in such case, or when a member is speaking, shall entertain private discourse ; nor, while a member is speaking, shall pass between him and the Chair.
Page 122 - A motion to strike out the enacting words of a bill shall have precedence of a motion to amend, and, if carried, shall be considered equivalent to its rejection.

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