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55TH CONGRESS,

3d Session.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. DOCUMENT

No. 229.
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CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES,

JEFFERSON'S MANUAL,

THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF

THE FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS,

AND

A DIGEST AND MANUAL

OF THE

RULES AND PRACTICE

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

OF

THE UNITED STATES.

[WITH AN APPENDIX.]

PREPARED BY

THOMAS H. McKEE,
Pursuant to a resolution of the House passed February 4, 1899,

Third Session, Fifty-fifth Congress.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1899.

Explanatory Note.

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

1878).

Manual, refers to Jefferson's Manual, as comprised in this volume.

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LIBRARY OF THE
LELAND STANFORD JR. UNIVERSITY.

A.47983
FEB 15 1901

PREFACE.

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.

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