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QUESTIONS to be propounded in the order in which they are

moved - - - - - - - -
QUORUM, fifteen members may compel the attendance of a . .

" how compelled in Committee of the Whole

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READING A PAPER, if objected to, rule respecting the • .
RECONSIDER, rule respecting motions to - - - -
REFERENCE, order and precedence of motions of

6 of motions to be at the pleasure of the House -
REPORTERS, rules respecting - - • • • •
REPORTS, may be committed at pleasure . .
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, when to be made -
REPORTS TO BE MADE TO CONGRESS, Clerk to make a list of
RESOLUTIONS, when they may be submitted . • .

only one at a time - - • . . .
every alternate Monday set aside for · · ·
those giving rise to debate to lie over - -
cannot be amended by adding other resolutions :
requiring assent of the Senate, to be laid on the

table one day before acting on, &c. - - -
calling on Executive officers for information, to lie

one day · · · · ·
name of member moving -
orders, votes, &c., requiring the President's appro

bation, shall be signed and presented as in cases

of bills (see Bills) (joint rule) - - - -
passed one House and lost in the other, notice to be

given (joint rule) - - - - -
" not to be presented to the President on the last day

of the session (joint rule)
RIDERS, engrossed bills not to be amended by . - - -
Rooms, Speaker to dispose of unappropriated - - - -
Rules, how to be amended, rescinded, or suspended • - -
" majority may suspend, to go into Committee of the whole

on the state of the Union - - - - - -
shall not be suspended, except on Monday only, to go into

Committee of the Whole · · · · · ·

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SATURDAY, private bills precedence on
SECRECY, rule relating to - - -

" Sergeant-at-arms sworn to -
" Doorkeepers sworn to

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

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bills and resolutions, when to be read. .
" consider messages from • • • •

messages to and from (joint rules) - -
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS, to be appointed, and duties of the

fees of the . • • ...
« his mace or symbol of office .
" to pay members . . . .
" to give bond · · · · ·

to be sworn to secrecy
SPEAKER, to take the chair at the hour of meeting

to have preference in speaking to order
to rise to put a question . . .
to decide questions of order . .
to examine the Journal - -
to have direction over the Hall . .
to appoint committees - - - - - -
to name member who is to speak .
to call members to order . . . . . .
to have direction over unappropriated rooms

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may substitute a member in his place - - -
case in which he shall or may vote · · ·
to sign acts, addresses, writs, subpænas, &c. . .
Divine service not to be performed in the Hall, unless by
consent of the . . . . .

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SPEAKER'S TABLE, mode of disposing of business on · · ·
SPEAKING, rules to be observed in the House . 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37
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in Committee - - - - 134, 32
6 private discourse not to be entertained, nor is any

person to pass between the chair and the member

who is - - - - - - - -
SPEAK, Speaker to designate the member who is first to . .
“ no member to speak more than once or twice

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SPEECH, no speech to exceed an hour - - - - -
SPIRITS, not to be brought within or about the Capitol (joint
rule) - .

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STENOGRAPHERS, may be admitted on the floor, &c. - .

further regulations for
STRIKE OUT AND INSERT, rules respecting motions to -
SUBSTITUTE for a proposition, rule respecting a - .
SUMMONS, to be signed by the Speaker - .. .
SUSPENSION OF RULES, two-thirds necessary -

« only to be permitted on Monday - -

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Vote, may be taken on each item of appropriation - - - 151
" no member to vote when interested, or without the bar . 40, 41
“ every member present shall vote, unless excused

to be given viva voce • • • • • •
|| VOTING, manner of - ' - - - - • • • •

s who are to be excluded from .
" if a member requests to vote, he is to be interrogated by

the Speaker . . . . . . . .
| VIVA voce, elections to be by . . . . . .

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| WITNESSES, how to be subpoenaed .. • .:

“ rule for compensating - - - -
WITHDRAWAL of motions, rule respecting the ." . . 44,
Writs, SUBP@NAS, &c., to be signed by the Speake & -
WRITING, motions to be reduced to, if desired .
WORDS EXCEPTED TO, to be reduced to writing

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YEAS AND Nars, when calling, no one to go near the table -

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ON THE PLAN OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, U. S.

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Rule 1, H. Reps.

H. Reps.

H. Reps.

Rule 1. The President having taken the chair, and a || quorum being present, the Journal of the preceding day shall be read, to the end that any mistake may be corrected that shall be made in the entries.

R. 2. No member shall speak to another, or otherwise | Rule interrupt the business of the Senate, or read any news- | paper, while the Journals or public papers are reading, or when any member is speaking in any debate.

R. 3. Every member, when he speaks, shall address Rule 31, the Chair, standing in his place; and, when he has finlished, shall sit down..

R. 4. No member shall speak more than twice, in any | Rule 34 one debate, on the same day, without leave of the || H. Reps. Senate.

R. 5. When two members rise at the same time, the Rule 33 President shall name the person to speak; but in all || cases the member who shall first rise and address the Chair shall speak first.

R. 6. When a member shall be called to order by the President, or a Senator, he shall sit down; and every || H. Reps question of order shall be decided by the President, with

H. Repe.

Rule 35,

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