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ADDRESS,

to President, how presented, 11.
BILL,
rejected, notice of, to be given, 12.

when may be renewed, 13.
papers upon which, founded to be transmitted to other House, 14.
when shall be lost, 15.
when not to be sent for concurrence, 16.

approbation, 17.
wben printing of, limited, 18.
when on file, pending adjournment, may be resumed, 21.
how certified, 5.
how, enrolled, 6.
enrolled, how compared, 7.

by whom compared, 7.
by whom signed, 8.
when and by whom presented to President, 9.

how endorsed, 9.
CAPITOL,

sale of liquors forbidden within, 19.
CONFERENCE,

when may be appointed, 1.

reasons for, how stated, 1.
ELECTORAL VOTE,

when, and bow counted, 22.
LIBRARY,

joint committee on, 20.
MESSAGES,

how announced, 2, 3.

by whom sent, 4.
ORDERS,

to be presented to President, to be eprolled, examined, and signed, 10.
RESOLUTIONS,

papers upon which founded to be transmitted to other House, 14.
when shall be lost, 15.
when not to be sent to President for approbation, 17.
when, on file pending, adjournment may be resumed, 21.
to be presented to President, to be enrolled, examined, and signed, 10.
rejected, notice of, to be given, 12.

when may be renewed, 13.
VOTES,
what to be presented to President, enrolled, examined, and signed, 10

RULES FOR CONDUCTING BUSINESS

IN THE

SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES.

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.

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 February 1828.

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.

5. When two members rise at the same time, the President shall name the person to speak; but in all cases the member who shall first rise and address the Chair shall speak first.—16 April, 1789; 14 February, 1828.

6. If any member in speaking, or otherwise, transgress the rules of the Senate, the presiding officer shall, or any member may, call to order, and when a member shall be called to order by the President, or a senator, he shall sit down, and shall not proceed without leave of the Senate. And every question of

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order shall be decided by the President, without debate, subject to an appeal to the Senate; and the President may call for the sense of the Senate on any question of order.—16 April, 1789; 14 February, 1828 ; 26 June, 1856.

7. If the member be called to order by a senator for words spoken, the exceptionable words shall immediately be taken down in writing, that the President may be better able to judge of the matter.—16 April, 1789.

8. No member shall absent himself from the service of the Senate, without leave of the Senate first obtained. And in case a less number than a quorum of the Senate shall convene, they are hereby authorized to send the Sergeant-at-arms, or any other person or persons by them authorized, for any or all absent members, as the majority of such members present shall agree, at the expense of such absent members, respectively, unless such excuse for non-attendance shall be made as the Senate, when a quorum is convened, shall judge sufficient, and in that

expense shall be paid out of the contingent fund. And this rule shall apply as well to the first convention of the Senate, at the legal time of meeting, as to each day of the session, after the hour has arrived to which the Senate stood adjourned.—16 April, 1789; 25 June, 1798; 14 February, 1828.

9. No motion shall be debated until the same shall be seconded.—16 April, 1789.

10. When a motion shall be made and seconded, it shall be reduced to writing, if desired by the President, or any member, delivered in at the table, and read, before the same shall be debated; and

any motion

may

be withdrawn by the mover at any time before a decision, amendment, or order of the yeas and nays, except a motion to reconsider, which shall not be withdrawn without leave of the Senate.—16 April, 1789; 14 February, 1828; 21 January, 1851.

11. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received but

to adjourn,
to lie on the table,

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