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1888

DIGEST AND MANUAL

OF THE

RULES AND PRACTICE

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ,

IN WHICH IS ALSO INCLUDED

THE CONSTITUTION

OF THE

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,

THE

STANDING RULES AND ORDERS FOR CONDUCTING BUSINESS IN THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ;

TABLES SHOWING COMMENCEMENT AND TERMINATION OF EACH SESSION OF CONGRESS WITH
NAME OF SPEAKER AND CLERK, OF APPORTIONMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS
FROM 1787, AND FORMATION OF STATES AND TERRITORIES, OF THE POPULATION
OF THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE NIXTH AND TEXTH CENSUSES, AND LIST
OF MEMBERS AND DELEGATES, AND ALSO OF THE COMMITTKES OF
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FIRST SESSION

OF THE FIFTIETH CONGRESS.

1888

Compiled by

HENRY H. SMITH,
JOURNAL CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE U. 8..
Under the act of March 3, 1877, and the re.clation of tne 'Icuse

of January 25, 18*&. , .

EL EVENTH EDITION

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1st Sess. 50TH Coxg.

THE NEW YUK PUBLIC LIBRARY

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PREFACE.

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.

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