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TO THE CONGRESSIONAL MANUAL.

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Amendments, offered to bills on first reading,
Appropriation Bills,

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B.

Bills, mode of reporting, and receiving by the chair

General Appropriation, to be considered first

when in committee of the whole on the state

of the Union,
mode of passing, by the house,
title of,
mode of demanding the yeas and nays on,
resolutions and reports of a first session, and

undetermined, may be taken up in the se-
cond, (after the first six days of the session,)
in the same manner as if an adjournment

had not taken place,
Business, priority of,

local and private,

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C.
Call of the House. A call of the house after previous

question ordered, not allowed. (See Previous

Question.)
Chaplain, elected for a session,

one selected yearly,
Clerk, oath of office administered to,

salary of, duties, franks, &c.
list of orders,

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Page. Clerk, Journalizing, reads the journal of the preced

ing day to the Speaker, before the house
convenes on the succeeding day,

42 Committees, joint, to wait on the President at the

opening of the two Houses, 16 standing, how appointed,

21 reports of, mode of calling and receiving them by the chair,

27 select, are called after standing committees,

27 of the whole on the state of the Union,

mode of going into, and reports from 33 mode of transacting business when in, ib proceedings of the chair and House on reports from

37 report of, when not in committee of the

whole on the state of the Union, 36 of former sessions,

53 Rooms,

ib of the whole,

58 Conferences,

60 Committee of conference mutually separated with

out agreement-agreed to recede on one amend-
ment, but could not agree as to the others, and
so reported,

61 The House refusing to adhere, afterwards resolved to recede,

62 Part of the report of conference rejected,

63 Further conference asked,

65 Receding after conference,

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D.
Delegates may speak, frank, &c., but not vote,

17 their pay and mileage same as members, 17 District of Columbia, committee of

55 public grounds,

55 E. Election of clerk and sergeant-at-arms,

13 of Speaker, a majority of the whole number necessary,

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F.
Franking, to what extent allowed,

H.
House of Representatives—notice to Senate of its or-

ganization,
daily hour of adjournment in early part of

session,
call of the, proceedings on, &c.

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I. J.
Inauguration of the first President, General Wash-

ington,
Journal of the House, corrected if necessary,

M.
Majority of the whole number necessary to elect a

Speaker,
Manual, Jefferson's, rules of, to govern the House

adopted,
Message, mode of receiving and announcing, from

President of the United States,
printed confidentially before delivery,

not seen by members till read in the House,
Mileage, duty of the committee on,

remarks concerning,
Motion, to lie on the table,

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Newspapers,-members supplied with three daily,

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0.
Oath of office, members arriving after the opening of

the session, take the
Opening of the House,

selection of seats at the,

clerk puts the question to open,
Orders of the day, when to proceed in the consider-

ation of the,

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Page. Petitions, Speaker calls for under the 16th rule, com

mencing with Maine and Wisconsin al

ternately,
commences where he left off the preceding

day,
mode of presenting and receiving,
reading, called for,
may be presented daily for the first 30 days

rule respecting, frequently suspended, Postpone—to postpone to a day certain takes prece

dence of a motion to postpone indefinitely Postponement, indefinite, last in the order of privi

leged motions, President of the United States,

General Washington and Mr. Adams met the

House in session,
Mr. Jefferson sent the first inaugural message,
Presidential Tille,

82-84 Previous Question, a majority must second the de

mand for the
Division of the question, when the proposition

before the House will admit of it, may be
permitted after the previous question has

been ordered,
Amendment pending when the question has

been seconded, cut off,
If a majority should not vote in favour of the

main question after the previous has been
ordered, the question goes over to the next

day,
A call of the House after previous question

ordered, not allowed,
Relative to points of order, having been ad-

journed over,
To lie on the table,
Call of the House not in order after the pre-

vious question has been seconded, Precedents of Order-Casting vote of the chair to

sustain its decision,

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After one member has answered, on a call

of the yeas and nays, not in order to ad-

dress the House,
Substitute rejected as not in order,
Right to the floor lost,
Right of a member to change his vote,
Injunction of secresy must be taken off in se-

cret session,
No debate after previous question,
What is the main question,
What amounts to a rejection of a bill,
Motion must be reduced to writing if demand-

ed, before debate,
Rejection of a bill,
Main question cannot be amended,
Not in order to offer a resolution on a subject

already referred to a committee,
Report of committee of the whole, when not

in order, :
Previous question-motion to lie on the table,
The order of an engrossed bill,
Subject-matter being under consideration of

the house, cannot be superseded by another

resolution of same tenor
Withdrawal of propositions
Reference to proceedings in Senate
Modification after amendment
Striking out amendment ,
Substitute pending a motion to amend part
Orders of the day
Changing propositions to instruct committee

into a call of the executive
Votes outside the bar. (See Votes.)
Reconsidering order for yeas and nays,
Yeas and nays cannot be called on a motion

to second the call of the previous question,
Increase of duty,
Call for reading a memorial,
Amendment as a substitute

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