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shall have finally acted, stating in each the material facts which they find established by the evidence, with their opinion in the case, and the reasons upon which such opinion is founded. Any judge who may dissent from the opinion of the majority shall append his reasons for such dissent to the report; and such report, together with the briefs of the solicitor and of the claimant, which shall accompany the report, upon being made to either house of Congress shall be printed in the same manner as other public documents. And said court shall prepare a bill or bills in those cases which shall have received the favorable decision thereof, in such form as, if enacted, will carry the same into effect. And two or more cases may be embraced in the same bill, where the separate amount proposed to be allowed in each case shall be less than one thousand dollars. And the said court shall transmit with said reports the testimony in each case, whether the same shall receive the favorable or adverse action of said court.
Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That said reports and the bills reported as aforesaid shall, if not finally acted upon during the session of Congress to which the said reports are made, be continued from session to session, and from Congress to Congress, until the same shall be finally acted upon; and the consideration of said reports and bills shall, at the subsequent session of Congress, be resumed, and the said reports and bills be proceeded with in the same manner as though finally acted upon at the session when presented.
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the claims reported upon adversely shall be placed upon the calendar when reported and if the decision of said court shall be confirmed by Congress, said decision shall be conclusive; and the said court shall not at any subsequent period consider said claims, unless such reasons shall be presented to said court as, by the rules of common law or chancery in suits between individuals, would furnish sufficient ground for granting a new trial.
* * * Approved February 24, 1855.
JOINT RULES AND ORDERS
THE TWO HOUSES.
1. In every case of an amendment of a bill agreed to in one house and dissented to in the other, if either house shall request a conference, and appoint a committee for that purpose, and the other house shall also appoint a committee to confer, such committees shall, at a convenient hour, to be agreed upon by their chairman, meet in the conference chamber, and state to each other, verbally or in writing, as either shall choose, the reasons of their respective houses for and against the amendment, and confer freely thereon.—November 13, 1794.
2. When a message shall be sent from the Senate to the House of Representatives, it shall be announced at the door of the House by the Doorkeeper, and shall be respectfully communicated to the Chair by the person by whom it may be sent. —November 13, 1794.
3. The same ceremony shall be observed when a messenger shall be sent from the House of Representatives to the Senate. - November 13, 1794.
4. Messages shall be sent by such persons as a sense of propriety in each house may determine to be proper.—November 13, 1794.
5. While bills are on their passage between the two houses, they shall be on paper, and under the signature of the Secretary or Clerk of each house, respectively.—November 13, 1794.
6. After a bill shall have passed both houses, it shall be duly enrolled on parchment by the Clerk of the House of Representatives or the Secretary of the Senate, as the bill may have originated in the one or the other house, before it shall be presented to the President of the United States.--November 13, 1794.
7. When bills are enrolled, they shall be examined by a joint committee of two from the Senate and two from the House of Representatives, appointed as a standing committee for that purpose, who shall carefully compare the enrolment with the engrossed bills as passed in the two houses, and correcting any errors that may be discovered in the enrolled bills, make their report forthwith to their respective houses.—November 13, 1794, and February 1, 1827.
8. After examination and report, each bill shall be signed in the respective houses, first by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, then by the President of the Senate.-November 13, 1794.
9. After a bill shall have been thus signed in each house, it shall be presented by the said committee to the President of the United States for his approbation, it being first indorsed on the back of the roll, certifying in which house the same originated; which indorse
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ment shall be signed by the Secretary or Clerk, as the case may be, of the house in which the same did originate,) and shall be entered on the journal of each house. The said committee shall report the day of presentation to the President; which time shall also be carefully entered on the journal of each house.-November 13, 1794.
10. All orders, resolutions, and votes which are to be presented to the President of the United States for his approbation shall also, in the same manner, be previously enrolled, examined, and signed; and shall be presented in the same manner, and by the same committee, as provided in the cases of bills.-- November 13, 1794.
11. When the Senate and House of Representatives shall judge it proper to make a joint address to the President, it shall be presented to him in his audience chamber by the President of the Senate, in the presence of the Speaker and both houses.- November 13, 1794.
12. When a bill or resolution which shall have passed in one house is rejected in the other, notice thereof shall be given to the house in which the same shali have passed.—June 10, 1790.
13. When a bill or resolution which has been passed in one house shall be rejected in the other, it shall not be brought in during the same session, without a notice of ten days and leave of two-thirds of that house in which it shall be renewed.—June 10, 1790.
14. Each house shall transmit to the other all papers on which any bill or resolution shall be founded. June 10, 1790.
15. After each house shall have adhered to their disagreement, a bill or resolution shall be lost. - June 10, 1790.
16. No bill that shall have passed one house shall be sent for concurrence to the other on either of the three last days of the session.January 30, 1822.
17. No bill or resolution that shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate shall be presented to the President of the United States, for his approbation, on the last day of the session. January 30, 1822.
18. When bills which have passed one house are ordered to be printed in the other, a greater number of copies shall not be printed than may be necessary for the use of the house making the order. February 9, 1829.
19. No spirituous liquors shall be offered for sale or exhibited within the Capitol, or on the public grounds adjacent thereto.—September 18, 1837.
20. There shall be a joint committee on the library, to consist of three members on the part of the Senate and three on the part of the House of Representatives, to superintend and direct the expenditure of all moneys appropriated for the library, and to perform such other duties as are or may be directed by law.—December 7, 1843.
21. After six days from the commencement of a second or subsequent session of Congress, all bills, resolutions, or reports which originated in either house, and at the close of the next preceding session remained undetermined in either house, shall be resumed and acted on in the same manner as if an adjournment had not taken place.--August 14, 1848.
QUESTIONS OF ORDER
PRIOR TO THE ELECTION OF A SPEAKER AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE THIRTY.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1859.—Page 8.
On motion of Mr. Phelps, Ordered, That the House do now proceed, viva voce, to the election of a Speaker for the thirty-sixth Congress.
SUBSEQUENTLY, ON THE SAME DAY, AND BEFORE THE ELECTION OF A
SPEAKER. —Page 12.
Mr. John B. Clark having proposed to submit a preamble and resolution, which were read as follows, viz:
Whereas certain members of this House, now in nomination for Speaker, did indorse and recommend the book hereinafter mentioned:
Resolved, That the doctrines and sentiments of a certain book called The Impending Crisis of the South; How to Meet It, purporting to have been written by one Hinton R. Helper, are insurrectionary and hostile to the domestic peace and tranquillity of the country, and that no member of this House who has indorsed and recommended it, or the compend from it, is fit to be Speaker of the House.
Mr. Stevens made the point of order that it was not competent for the Clerk to entertain the said preamble and resolution, on the ground that at this time it was only in order for the House to proceed with the election of Speaker or to adjourn.
The Clerk stated that he would submit the question of the admissibility of the said preamble and resolution to the House.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1859.–Pages 14, 18, 21.
The Clerk having announced as the business in order the question submitted by Mr. Stevens, and pending when the House adjourned yesterday, as to the admissibility of the preamble and resolution proposed to be submitted by Mr. John B. Clark
Mr. Gilmer moved to amend the same by striking out all after the word "Resolved," and inserting a substitute in lieu thereof.
Mr. William Stewart moved that the whole subject be laid on the table.
Mr. Thaddeus Stevens renewed the point of order heretofore submitted by him, viz: that the pending propositions were out of order, it only being competent for the House at this time either to proceed with the election of a Speaker or to adjourn.
Mr. Houston made the point of order that under the parliamentary law debate was now in order.
On motion of Mr. Houston, at 4 o'clock and 25 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1859.— Page 21.
The Clerk having announced as the business first in order the question of order raised by Mr. Houston, and pending when the House adjourned yesterday, viz: Is debate in order pending the question on ordering the main question ?
The House, by unanimous consent, proceeded to vote again for Speaker, and then adjourned.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1859.—Page 24.
The Clerk having announced as first in order the question submitted by Mr. Houston, and which had been informally passed over yesterday for the purpose of proceeding to a second vote for Speaker
Mr. Houston withdrew the same.
The question then recurred on ordering the main question upon the point of order heretofore raised by Mr. Stevens, viz: that it is only competent for the House to proceed with the election of a Speaker or to adjourn.
On motion of Mr. John Cochrane, at 5 o'clock and 55 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1859.- Page 24.
The Clerk having announced as first in order the question on ordering the main question upon the point of order heretofore raised by Mr. Stevens, viz: that it is only competent for the House at this time to proceed with the election of Speaker or to adjourn, and pendding when the House adjourned yesterday