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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. DOCUMENT
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES,
THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF
THE FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS,
A DIGEST AND MANUAL
RULES AND PRACTICE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THE UNITED STATES.
[WITH AN APPENDIX.]
THOMAS H. McKEE,
Third Session, Fifty-fifth Congress.
Citations in the Digest from the Constitution, Congressional Globe, Congressional Record, Journals, and Statutes, are indicated as in the following examples: Thus,
Const. 1,7,2, 6, refers to article 1, section 7, subsection 2 of the Constitution, page 6 of this volume.
Journal 1, 53, p. - , refers to the Journal of the House of Representatives, first session, Fifty-third Congress. (The Congressional Globe and Congressional Record are cited in like manner by reference to the session and Congress.)
27 Stat. L., refers to the twenty-seventh or last volume of the Statutes at Large of the United States.
In some cases Statutes are cited thus:
Laus (or Session Laws) 2, 43, p. —, referring to the volume of acts passed at the second session of the Forty-third Congress,-and being the equivalent of 18 Stat. L.
R, s, indicates the Revised Statutes of the United States (revision of
Manual, refers to Jefferson's Manual, as comprised in this volume.
LIBRARY OF THE
This compilation, being a manual of legislative procedure of the House of Representatives of the United States, is prepared and published in pursuance of law and a resolution of the House.
This edition is intended to conform to the Rules of the Fifty. fourth Congress as amended since. The indexes to the Rules of the Fifty-fourth Congress and the Digest may be used as word or phrase indexes, arranged in alphabetical order, without regard to any rule or chapter heading in the volume. It may be of interest to those consulting the book to know that the index to the Rules on the first page (211 of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Fifty-fourth Congress) refers to the Rules only. The general index to the Digest will be found at the close of the volume.