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CONTESTS FOR SEATS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRE.

SENTATIVES, FIFTY-FIRST CONGRESS.

The following is a list of contests for seats in the House of Representatives for the Fifty-first Congress, as shown by a letter from the Clerk of the last House, submitted in compliance with the act of March 2, 1837 (see ante, page 384):

G. W. Atkinson against John O. Pendleton, from the first Congressional district of the State of West Virginia.

Henry Bowen against John A. Buchanan, from the ninth Congressional district of the State of Virginia.

James R. Chalmers against James Bright Morgan, from the second Congressional district of the State of Mississippi.

L. B. Eaton against James Phelan, from the tenth Congressional district of the State of Tennessee.

L. P. Featherstone against W.11. Cate, from the first Congressional district of the State of Arkansas.

Fred L. Goodrich against Robert Bullock, from the second Congressional district of the State of Florida.

James Hill against Thos. O. Catchings, from the third Con. gressional district of the State of Mississippi.

Henry Kernaghan against Charles E. Hooker, from the serenth Congressional district of the State of Mississippi.

John M. Laugston against. Edward C. Venable, from the fourth Congressional district of the State of Virginia.

J. V. McDuffie against Louis W. Turpin, from the fourth Congressional district of the State of Alabama.

J. II. McGinnis against John D. Alderson, from the third Congressional district of the State of West Virginia.

Thomas E. Miller against William Elliott, from the seventh Congressional district of the State of South Carolina.

Sidney E. Mudd against Barnes Compton, from the fifth Congressional district of the State of Maryland.

Francis B. Posey against William F. Parrett, from the first Congressional district of the State of Indiana.

Charles B. Smith against James M. Jackson, from the fourth Cougressional district of the State of West Virginia.

Frank H. Threet against Richard H. Clarke, from the first Congressional district of the State of Alabama.

Edmund Waddill against George D. Wise, from the third Congressional district of the State of Virginia.

NOTE.—The cases of Atkinson vs. Pendleton, and Smith vs. Jackson, West Virginia; Featherston vs. Cate, Arkansas; Mudd vs. Compton, Maryland; McDuffie vs. Turpin, Alabama; Waddill vs. Wise, Langston vs. Venable, of Virginia, and Miller vs. Elliott, South Carolina, have been settled in favor of the contestants; and those of Bowen vs. Buchanan, Virginia; Posey vs. Parrett, Indiana ; Threet vs. Clarke, Alabama, and Chalmers vs. Morgan, Mississippi, in favor of the sitting members.

Table showing political division of the House of Representatives in the Fifty-first

and Fifty-second Congre88e8, the latter being in part unofficial.

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Alabama
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Idabo
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kausas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland.
Massachusetts..
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missoni.
Montana
Nebraska..
Nevada.
New Hampshire.
New Jersey.
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota.
Ohio.
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rbode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota..
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia.
Wisconsin
Wyoming.

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INDEX TO JEFFERSON'S MANUAL.

A.

Page

119
119

124
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164
164

164
174
174
174

174
174
183

Absence, not allowed without leave..

provision in cases of .-
Accusation. Common fame a good ground to proceed by inquiry, and

even by ---
Address, how presented
Adhere, question discussed

effect of a vote to
question shall be: Ist to agree, 2d to disagree, 3d to recede,

4th to insist, 5th to adhere...
one House adhering, the other must recede or also
where both Houses adhere the matter must fall
there are instances of having gone to a second adherence----
the form fixed by adherence cannot be departed from by the

House which adheres...

should be two conferences before vote to.
Adjournment, motion for, cannot be amended..

rules and regulations in respect to
a question is removed by -----
of the session, all unfinished business falls
of the session, modes and manner discussed
to be declared by the Speaker ---
for more than three days, to be by concurrent votes ..-
provision for disagreement respecting
effect of, on business depending

must be announced by the Chair
Amendment to bills, (see also Bills) ---

proceedings in relation to and order of proposing-
how to be reported
fall on recommitment ..
on reading of amendments to bills
in the third degree not admissible
discussion of the nature and coherence of...

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174

157
158

158

158
158

174

175

175

Amendment to bills, the House cannot recede from or insist on its own

amendment with amendment...
Speaker cannot refuse to receive, because incon-

sistent.
Amendment, may totally change the subject.----

if House refuse to strike out a paragraph, it cannot be

amended
if an amendment be agreed to it cannot be afterward

amended
a new bill may be ingrafted on another.
mode of proceeding on amendments between the Houses.
a motion to amend an amendment of the other House

takes precedence of a motion to agree or disagree.--
an amendment of one House to a bill of the other becomes

the text of the bill, and may be amended in the second

degree
on amendments between the Houses, question is: Ist to

agree, 2d disagree, 3d recede, 4th insist, 5th adhere...
made in Committee of the Whole falls by a reference.---
proposed, inconsistent with one adopted, may be put..
may be amended prior to adoption, but not after..--.
(proposed,) by striking out, and lost, the paragraph pro

posed to be stricken out cannot be amended...
not identical or equivalent to one lost may be proposed...

by insertion, how far liable to further amendment....
Apportionment of Representatives, table of from 1787 to 1880..
Appropriation may be made by resolution --
Arrest, discussion of privilege from..---

terminates with the session...
Assault and affrays in the House, how settled..
Assent to bills by the Executive, regulations respecting.
Ayes and noes, how questions are determined by ---

no member to vote if not present..

164
144

158
158

158

159
158, 159

116
136
109

134
130, 131

180
166–169

170

B.

128

Bills, engrossed, must not be looked into...-..

mistakes not to be corrected without the knowledge of the com-

mittee..
not to be taken away or concealed.
to be fairly written, or Speaker may refuse them.-
introduction, reading, and commitment.---

128
128

137
137, 138

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