The Right of Debate

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Robert Barnwell Rhett
Blair and Rives, 1841 - 19 pages

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Page 3 - An act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands, and to grant preemption rights...
Page 9 - Thy very stones prate of my whereabout, And take the present horror from the time, Which now suits with it.
Page 3 - No standing rule or order of the House shall be rescinded or changed without one day's notice being given of the motion therefor. Nor shall any rule be suspended, except by a vote of at least two-thirds of the members present.
Page 3 - By rule 104 a majority may, at any time, suspend the rales for the purpose of going into Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, and also for closing debate therein; and by rule 119 to make any of the general appropria tion bills a special order. These are exceptions to this rule. consist of seven members, to be entitled a *' Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures...
Page 6 - That if any motion be made in the house for any public aid or charge upon the people, the consideration and debate thereof ought not presently to be entered upon, but adjourned till such further day as the house shall think fit to appoint; and then it ought to be referred to the committee of the whole house, and their opinions to be reported thereupon, before any resolution or vote of the house do pass therein.
Page 3 - February instant, at three o'clock, PM, unless the same shall be reported to the House before that time ; and that said bill, with such amendments (if any) as shall have been adopted in said committee, shall be then taken up in the House, and be the special order until finally disposed of; reserving to said committee the right, according to the rules of the House, to report the same sooner if the discussion shall terminate.
Page 4 - August last, returning the bill "to incorporate the subscribers to the Fiscal Bank of the United States...
Page 7 - XII. — COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE. The speech, messages, and other matters of great concernment, are usually referred to a committee of the whole house, 6 Grey, 311, where general principles are digested in the form of resolutions, which are debated and amended till they get into a shape which meets the approbation of a majority. These being reported and confirmed by the house, are then referred to one or more select...

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