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DIGEST AND MANUAL
RULES AND PRACTICE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ,
IN WHICH IS ALSO INCLUDED
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
WITH THE AMENDMENTS THERETO,
AND SO MUCH OF JEFFERSON'S MANUAL OF PARLIAMENTARY
PRACTICE AS UNDER RULE XLIV GOVERNS THE HOUSE,
STANDING RULES AND ORDERS FOR CONDUCTING BUSINESS IN THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ;
TABLES SHOWING COMMENCEMENT AND TERMINATION OF EACH SESSION OF CONGRESS WITH
OF THE FIFTIETH CONGRESS.
HENRY H. SMITH,
of January 25, 18*&. , .
EL EVENTH EDITION
1st Sess. 50TH Coxg.
The compiler deems it proper to again call attention to the fact that the general plan observed in the last (tenth) edition of the Digest has been followed in this volume for the reason then stated, i. e., that uniformity of arrangement of matter in a work of this character is of the first importance and, except for manifest reasons, should not be changed.
The Constitution of the United States, with the very copious foot and marginal notes referring to decisions of the Supreme Court as published in the second edition of the Revised Statutes, including those made by Mr. Boutwell, and also such as have been rendered since his compilation down to and including those reported in the 111th United States Supreme Court Report, together with a very full analytical index, is republished.
Jefferson's Manual, together with considerable addenda, giving in brackets or foot-notes the present rules and practice of the Senate on important questions; a table showing the commencement of each session of Congress, together with the dames of Speaker and Clerk; a table showing the apportion. ment of Representatives in Congress from 1787, including the apportionment under the last census; an important decision by Judge Dyer relating to the privileges of members under section 6, article 1, of the Constitution ; a statement showing the qualifications of voters in the several States, and also a table giving a history of the formation of States and Territories, together with a table giving the population of the States and Territories under the censuses of 1870 and 1880, are also published as matters of general interest and convenient reference.