The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States: With an Appendix, Containing Important State Papers and Public Documents, and All the Laws of a Public Nature; with a Copious Index

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Gales and Seaton, 1849
 

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Side 159 - While the Speaker is putting any question, or addressing the House, none shall walk out of, or across the House ; nor, in such case, or when a member is speaking, shall entertain private discourse ; nor, while a member is speaking, shall pass between him and the Chair.
Side 457 - House a copy of the instructions to the minister of the United States, who negotiated the treaty with the King of Great Britain, together with the correspondence and other documents relative to that treaty, excepting such of the said papers as any existing negotiation may render improper to be disclosed.
Side 157 - All committees shall be appointed by the Speaker, unless otherwise specially directed by the House, in which case they shall be appointed by ballot ; and if, upon such ballot, the number required shall not be elected by a majority of the votes given, the House shall proceed to a second ballot, in which a plurality of votes shall prevail...
Side 159 - The previous question shall be in this form, " Shall the main question be now put ?!> It shall only be admitted when demanded by a majority of the members present, and its effect shall be to put an end to all debate, and bring the...
Side 87 - An act to amend the act entitled ' An act providing for the sale of the lands of the United States in the territory northwest of the Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky river...
Side 739 - It hath sovereign and uncontrollable authority in the making, confirming, enlarging, restraining, abrogating, repealing, reviving, and expounding of laws, concerning matters of all possible denominations, ecclesiastical or temporal, civil, military, maritime, or criminal: this being the place where that absolute despotic power, which must in all governments reside somewhere, is intrusted by the constitution of these kingdoms.
Side 803 - that the President shall have power, by and with the advice of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senate present concur,' the House of Representatives do not claim any agency in making Treaties; but, that when a Treaty stipulates regulations on any of the subjects submitted by the Constitution to the power of Congress, it must depend for its execution, as to such stipulations, on a law or laws to be passed by Congress.
Side 161 - The first reading of a bill shall be for information, and, if opposition be made to it, the question shall be, " Shall this bill be rejected ?" If no opposition be made, or if the question to reject be negatived, the bill shall go to its second reading without a question.
Side 161 - No sum or quantum of tax or duty, voted by a committee of the whole House, shall be increased in the House until the motion or proposition for such increase shall be first discussed and voted in a committee of the whole House; and so in respect to the time of its continuance.
Side 739 - Henry VIII. and his three children. It can change and create afresh even the constitution of the kingdom and of Parliaments themselves, as was done by the Act of Union, and the several statutes for triennial and septennial elections. It can, in short, do everything that is not naturally impossible ; and therefore some have not scrupled to call its power, by a figure rather too bold, the omnipotence of Parliament.

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