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THE ORGANIZATION, POWER, PRIVILEGES, PROCEEDINGS, AND DUTIES

OF THE

SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES.

PRINTED FOR THE USE OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES.

WASHINGTON:
WILLIAM A. HARRIS, PRINTER.

NOVEMBER, 1859.

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SPECIAL RULES

FOR

CONDUCTING BUSINESS

IN THE

SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES.

COMMENCEMENT OF DAILY SESSIONS.

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.

[16 April, 1789.

BUSINESS NOT TO BE INTERRUPTED.

2. —No member shall speak to another, or otherwise interrupt the business of the Senate, or read any newspaper, while the journals or public papers are reading, or when any member is speaking in any debate.

[16 April, 1789–14 Feb., 1828.

RULES IN SPEAKING OR DEBATE.

3. —Every member, when he speaks, shall address the Chair, standing in his place, and when he has finished shall sit down.

[16 April, 1789.

4.—No member shall speak more than twice, in any 'one debate, on the same day, without leave of the Senate.

[16 April, 1789.

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