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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.

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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 chairmen, 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

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States, for his approbation, (it being first indorsed on the back of the roll, certifying in which house the same originated; which indorsement 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 care. 'fully 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 tbe house in which the same shall 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 con. currence 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 Rep. resentatives 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.

"22. When, during the present rebellion, any member of the Senate or House of Representatives shall rise and in his place state that the President desires the immediate action of Congress upon any matter pertaining to the suppression of the present rebellion, the galleries of the house in which the statement is made shall be imme, diately cleared; and after such member shall state the action desired by the President, and the reasons for immediate action, such house shall determine, without debate, whether the proposed measure shall be considered. If decided in the affirmative, debate shall be confined to the subject-matter, and be limited to five minutes by any member; provided that any member shall be allowed five minutes to explain or oppose any pertinent amendment; and provided that this rule shall not affect the operation of the previous question in the House of Representatives. During such session no communication shall be received or made to or from any person not a member then present, except through the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House. If any member of the Senate or House of Representatives shall betray, publish, disclose, or reveal any debate, consultation, or proceeding had in such secret session, he shall be expelled; and if committed by any officer of either body, or other person, such pun. ishment shall be inflicted as the body to which he belongs may im. pose." - January 29, 1862.

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