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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the house, cannot be superseded by another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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Latitude in debate
Two resolutions on the same subject

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Construction of rule 43

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Motion to recommit with instructions

99
Division of a question

100 109 110 112
Second motion to recommit
Motion to prohibit credit on importation must

be made in committee of the whole House 100
What must be considered in committee of the
whole house

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Such parts acted upon by the House as re-

ceived the sanction of the committee
Motion to strike out what had been previously

inserted as an amendment and insert other
words in lieu not in order

102
Rescinding rules
Receding from disagreement to Senate's

amendment not equivalent to agreement ib
Rejection of the previous question removes

the consideration of the subject to the next
sitting of the house

104 113
A vote of two thirds required in certain cases 105
Right to change a vote (See Vote)

107
Right to the floor

111
Vote of thanks to the Speaker, two thirds not
required to receive the motion

108 128
Previous question cannot be withdrawn after

being seconded except by vote of a majority 112
Reading of a paper called for

115
Motion to reconsider in order more than

once
Mr. Adams' application to be excused from
voting

119
Friday and Saturday appropiated to private
business

122 148 149
Motion to recede takes precedence of a mo-
tion to insist

123
Memorials, reconsideration of

123
Member permitted to vote who was out of the

House on a committee with leave of ab-

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124, 149 Appeal laid on the table, 126, 138, 140, 147 Doubts suggested as to a bill having been ordered to a third reading,

127 Right of petition-brief statement of contents to be made,

129, 133 A motion to proceed to the orders of the day,

after discussion, may be made a second
time, .

180
Joint rules require only a majority to concur
in suspending their operation,

142 District of Columbia-petitions on slavery, 143 Petitions of Peace Society,

145 A motion to lay a previous motion of recon

sideration on the table not debateable, 146 Reading of Documents, when not permitted Call of the House. (See House.)

153 Reconsideration and previous question moved

by the same person, decided to be in order, 155 Priority of Business,

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Reconsideration-A motion to reconsider takes pre

cedence for a limited time over all motions

except to adjourn,
Reports, Annual, of the Secretary of the Treasury,

presentation and reference of,
of committees, and resolutions, when con-

sidered,
Rules of the former House adopted,

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Seats, selecting of in the House,
Sergeant-at-arms and door-keeper elected for a con-

gress,
hand round the boxes in balloting,

oath of office administered to the,
Session, opening of the

first Monday of December,

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Session of Parliament, (note.)
Signing Bills. May 28, 1798, Mr. Dent, speaker pro

tem. signed a bill, (note.)
Speaker votes in all cases of ballot,

when the House is equally divided,
or if his vote being given to the minor-

ity will make an equal division,
elected for a congress,

oath of, to support the constitution,
Speaker's table, business on the,

Speaker to dispose of the business on the table

before the orders of the day are taken up,
Standing Committees, (See Committees,) minutes

preserved,

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Vote. No member to vote unless within the bar of

the House when his name is called,
Clerk calls the names of the members, and re-

records their votes,

CONGRESSIONAL MANUAL.

OPENING OF THE SESSION OF CONGRESS.

The two houses of Congress are directed to convene by the Constitution of the United States on the first Monday in December. It usually hap. pens, that a quorum of the members attend and enter upon their duties on that day.

The members meet in their respective cham. bers at 12 o'clock, meridian. Those who arrive first at the opening of any first session of Congress, are entitled to select their seats in any part of the house,* which is done by the member's taking the

* In parliament, members who wish to sit in any particular part of the house on a given evening, must go down at the time of prayers, and label the particular place with their name. If they neglect to do this, they cannot claim any particular seat as a right,—though it may be conceded to them by the courtesy of other members, if it be the place they usually filled. The seats occupied by members of the government are, however, understood to be exceptions to this rule. Ministers, and those holding important government offices, are not

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