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37

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Motions to be stated by the Speaker, or read by R. P.
the Clerk

29 16
if desired, shall be reduced to writing 30 16
when to be considered as in possession
of the House

31 16
precedence and order of certain

32-3 16-17
Nomination, cases in which it shall be necessary. 10

15
0.
Order, proceedings in cases of calls to

21
Speaker to decide questions of

2 12
Order of business of the session

14
of the day

16

14
Orders of the day, when to be called

17

P.
Personality in debate prohibited

20 15
Petitions, when to be presented

16 14
rules in presenting

45
Postmaster General, calls for information from 46 18
Postponed indefinitely, effect of being
Precedence of motions

32, 33 16-17
in business to be decided without debate 84 25
Previous question, rules relating to the

35,36 17
President, rules to be observed in calling for in-
formation from the

46 18
Private business, to have preference on Fridays
and Saturdays

19 15
Privileged persons, to come within the Hall

13 13, 14

.
Questions, manner of putting

4

12
decorum to be observed whilst putting 25

16
when, by whom, and how, divided 38 17

to be propounded in the order moved 99 27
Quorum, fifteen members may compel the attend-
ance of

18
Reading a paper, if objected to, rule respecting the 42 17
Reconsider, rule respecting motions to

41
Reference, order and precedence of motions of 33 17

of motions, to be at the pleasure of the
House

89 17
Reports of committees, when to be made

17
Reports to be made to Congress, clerk to make a list of 79 25
Resolutions, when they may be submitted, &c. 17

&c. requiring the assent of the Senate

to be laid on the table one day be-
fore acted on, &c.

18
calling on Executive officers for in-
formation, to lie one day

46 18

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R. P.
Ryders, engrossed bills not to be amended by 92 26
Rules, how to be amended, rescinded, or suspended 104 28

S.
Secrecy, rule relating to

82 25
Senate, all orders to be laid on the table one day
which require the assent of the

43 18
Sergeant-at-Arms to be appointed, and duty of the 53 19
fees of the

54 19
to be sworn to secrecy

83 25
Speak, Speaker to designate the member who is
first to

22
Speaker to take the chair at the hour of meeting

12
to have preference in speaking to order 2
to rise in putting questions

12
may substitute a member in his place

13
cases in which he shall or shall not vote 9 13
to sign acts, addresses, writs, subpoenas, &c.11 13
divine service not to be performed in the
Hall unless by his consent

106 28
Speaking, rules to be observed in, in

the House 20, 21, 22, 23 15-16
in Committee of the
Whole

103 28
private discourse not to be entertain-
ed, nor is any person to

pass

between
the chair and a member who is

25 16
Stenographers may be admitted by the Speaker 14 14
Strike out and insert, rule respecting motions to 38 17
Substitute for a proposition, rule respecting å 40 17

T.
Taxes or duties, rules respecting the imposition
of

100, 101 27
Tellers may be appointed to count in certain cases 4 12

U.
Unfinished business to have precedence, &c. 43 18

V.
Vote, every member present shall vote unless ex-
cused

28 16
of persons in interest prohibited

26 16
Voting, no member without the bar considered as 27 16

W.
Withdrawal (of motions) rule respecting the 31 16
Writing, motions to be reduced to, if desired 30 16
Writs, subpænas, &c. to be signed by the Speak-

11

Y.
Yeas and nays to be taken alphabetically

48

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INDEX TO THE MANUAL.

votes

A

Page.
Absence, not allowed without leave

46
provision in cases of

47
Address, by the President, &c.

48
Adjournment, motion for, cannot be amended 114
to be declared by the Speaker

114
for more than three days, by concurrent

113
provision for disagreement respecting 113
effect of, on business depending. See
Session.

114-15
Amendment to Bills.See Bills.

71
made in Committee of the Whole, falls
by a reference

73
proposed inconsistent with one adopted,
may be put

87
may be amended prior to adoption, but
not after

87
(proposed,) by striking out, and lost, the

paragraph proposed to be stricken out
cannot be amended

87
not identical, or equivalent, to one lost,
may be proposed

88
by insertion, how far liable to further
amendment

89
Assent to bills, by the Executive regulations re-
specting

110
B.
Bills, new, concerning their introduction

63
to receive three readings, &c.

65
may be brought in on notice and leave 65
forins in introducing

65
not amended at first reading

66
proceedings on second reading

66-74
how and to whom committed

66-67
shall be twice read before commitment

67
not to be referred to avowed opponents

67
referred, may be delivered to any of the
Committee

67
parts of, may be committed

71

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Bills, amendment to, how considered and proceed-

71-2, 90, 105
amendments to fall by a reference, in Com-

mittee of the Whole, to Special Committee 73
amendments to, may be insisted on, or adher-

104
amendments to, cannot be receded from or in.

sisted on, by the amending House, with a
further amendment

105
amendment to an amendment has precedence
over a motion to agree or disagree

106
amendments to amendments, how far admis-
sible

106
proceedings upon, in Committee of the Whole,
&c.

73-4
third reading of, at what hour

94
on third reading may be recommitted

95
on third reading amended by ryders

95
on third reading, blanks in may be filled 83
titles, when made

101
reconsideration may be moved by one of ma-
jority, or of the prevailing side

101, 119
reconsideration, at what time to be moved 101
reconsideration, effect of a vote for

101-2
(rejected) relating to their being brought in

during the same session. See 13th JOINT
RULE

102
originating in one House, rejected in the

other may be renewed in the rejecting
House

103
expedients for remedying omissions in 103
mode of proceeding, when founded on facts
requiring explanation

104
effect of a vote to insist or adhere

104
conferences upon, at what stages, and by
whom asked

106
papers relating to, to be left with the confe-
rees of the House acceding to the confe-

107
enrolling
proceedings when disapproved

111

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Bills not returned in ten days, to be laws, unless an
adjournment intervene

111
Blanks, construction of the rule for filling

89
Business, a settled order in its arrangement use-
ful

54
C.
Call of the House, proceedings in case of

46
Chairman, may be temporarily appointed in Se-
nate, [Note]

49
Committee, a member élect, though not sworn,
may be appointed on

40
may elect their Chairman

49
Committees, standing

49
forms and proceedings of

49-68
joint, how they act

49
who shall compose

67
how appointed in Senate

67
time and place of meeting

67
majority of, to constitute a quorum 68
who may be present at their sittings 68
their power over a bill

68
have entire control of a report re-
committed

71
dissolved by a report

71
how revived

71
may be discharged from instructions 103
when they may sit during recess 114
effect of a reference to, when a bill

has been amended in committee of
the whole

72,3
Committee of the Whole, proceedings in 51. 72

irregularly dissolved 51
cannot adjourn

52
report proceedings 52
subjects which have

passed through, may
be referred to special
committees

72-3
particulars which at-
tach to

73-4
Communications, confidential, to be kept secret 116

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