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which the same did originate,) and shall be entered on the journal of each house. The said committee shall report the day of presentation to the President; which time shall also be carefully entered on the journal of each house.—November 13, 1794.

10. All orders, resolutions, and votes which are to be presented to the President of the United States for his approbation shall also, in the same manner, be previously enrolled, examined, and signed; and shall be presented in the same manner, and by the same committee, as provided in the cases of bills.—November 13, 1794.

11. When the Senate and House of Representatives shall judge it proper to make a joint address to the President, it shall be presented to him in his audience chamber by the President of the Senate in the presence of the Speaker and both houses.- November 13, 1794.

12. When a bill or resolution which shall have passed in one house is rejected in the other, notice thereof shall be given to the house in which the same shall have passed.June 10, 1790.

13. When a bill or resolution which has been passed in one house shall be rejected in the other, it shall not be brought in during the same session without a notice of ten days and leave of two-thirds of that house in which it shall be renewed.—June 10, 1790.

14. Each house shall transmit to the other all papers on wbich any bill or resolution shall be founded. June 10, 1790.

15. After each house shall have adhered to their disagreement, a bill or resolution shall be lost.-June 10, 1790.

16. No bill that shall have passed one house shall be sent for concurrence to the other on either of the three last days of the sessions.January 30, 1822.

17. No bill or resolution that shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate shall be presented to the President of the United States for his approbation on the last day of the session.January 30, 1822.

18. When bills which have passed one house are ordered to be printed in the other, a greater number of copies shall not be printed than may be necessary for tlie use of the house making the order.-February 9, 1829.

19. No spirituous or malt liquors, or wines, shall be offered for sale, exhibited, or kept within the Capitol, or in any room or building connected therewith, or on the public grounds adjacent thereto. And it shall be the duty of the Sergeant-at-arms of the two houses, under the supervision of the presiding officers thereof, respectively, to enforce the foregoing provisions. And any officer or employé of either house who shall in any manner violate or connive at the violation of this rule shall be dismissed from office.-Jarch 18, 1867.

20. There shall be a joint Committee on the Library, to consist of three members on the part of the Senate and three on the part of the House of Representatives, to superintend and direct the expenditure of all moneys appropriated for the library, and to perform such other duties as are or may be directed by law.December 7, 1813.

21. After six days from the commencement of a second or subsequent session of Congress, all bills, resolutions, or reports which originated in either house, and at the close of the next preceding session remained undetermined in either house, shall be resumed and acted on in the same manner as if an adjournment had not taken place.- August 14, 1848.

22. The two houses shall assemble in the hall of the House of Representatives at the hour of 1 o'clock p. m. on the second Wednesday in February next succeeding the meeting of the electors of President and

Vice-President of the United States, and the President of the Senate shall be their presiding officer; one teller shall be appointed on the part of the Senate, and two on the part of the House of Representatives, to whom shall be handed, as they are opened by the President of the Senate, the certificates of the electoral votes; and said tellers, having read the same in the presence and hearing of the two houses thus assembled, shall make a list of the votes as they shall appear from the said certificates; and the votes having been counted, the result of the same shall be delivered to the President of the Senate, who shall there. upon announce the state of the vote and the names of the persons, if any, elected, which announcement shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons elected President and Vice-President of the United States, and, together with a list of the votes, be entered on the journals of the two houses.

If, upon the reading of any such certificate by the tellers, any ques. tion shall arise in regard to counting the votes therein certified, the same having been stated by the presiding officer, the Senate shall thereupon withdraw, and said question shall be submitted to that body for its decision; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall, in like manner, submit such question to the House of Representatives for its decision. And no question shall be decided affirmatively, and no vote objected to shall be counted, except by the concurrent votes of the two houses; which being obtained, the two houses shall immediately reassemble, and the presiding officer shall then announce the decision of the question submitted; and upon any such question there shall be no debate in either House. And any other question pertinent to the object for which the two houses are assembled may be submitted and determined in like manner.

At such joint meeting of the two houses seats shall be provided as follows: For the President of the Senate, the “Speaker's chair;" for the Speaker, a chair immediately upon his left; for the senators, in the body of the hall upon the right of the presiding officer; for the representatives, in the body of the hall not occupied by the senators; for the tellers, Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the IIouse of Representatives, at the Clerk's desk; for the other officers of the two houses, in front of the Clerk's desk and upon either side of the Speaker's platform.

Such joint meeting shall not be dissolved until the electoral votes are all counted and the result declared; and no recess shall be taken, unless a question shall have arisen in regard to counting any of such rotes, in which case it shall be competent for either house, acting separately in the manner herein before provided, to direct a recess not beyond the next day, at the hour of one o'clock p. m.-February 6, 1865.




FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1869.–Page 400.

Pending a call of the House

Mr. Schenck moved that the Sergeant-at-arms be directed to bring to the bar of the House at its meeting to-morrow such members as are now absent without leave.

The Speaker pro tempore, Mr. Boutwell, decided in view of the precedent in the last Congress, that the said motion was out of order in the absence of a quorum.

From this decision of the Chair, Mr. Schenck appealed.
Pending which,
Mr. Thomas L. Jones moved, at 10 o'clock and 25 minutes p. m., that
the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.
The question then recurring on the appeal of Mr. Schenck,

On motion of Mr. Farnsworth,
Ordered, That the same be laid on the table.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1869.—Page 406.

The Speaker having recognized a member, Mr. Randall moved that the pending joint resolution be laid on the table.

The Speaker decided that the said motion was out of order, inasmuch as another member had been recognized.

From this decision of the Chair Mr. Randall appealed.

And the question being put, Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the judgment of the House?

It was decided in the affirmative.
So the decision of the Chair was sustained.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1869.—Pages 333, 334.

The morning hour expired.

The House then resumed, as the regular order of business, the consideration of the modified resolutions of Mr. Benjamin F. Butler relative to the counting the electoral votes for President and Vice-President of the United States.

Pending which,
After debate,
Mr. Kelsey submitted as an amendment in the nature of a substitute

therefor, the following amendment, viz: Strike out all after the word " resolved” and insert in lieu thereof: 6 That the subject of an amendment of the joint rules governing the convention of the two houses of Congress for the purpose of counting the electoral votes for President and Vice-President of the United States be referred to a select committee of fire, with power to report by bill or otherwise at any time;"


Mr. Farnsworth made the point of order that the said amendment, not being germane, was out of order.

The Speaker pro tempore overruled the said point of order.
From this decision of the Chair Mr. Farnsworth appealed.
Pending which,
Mr. Kelsey moved that the appeal be laid on the table.
And the question being put,

( Yeas.........
It was decided in the affirmative, Nays .............

(Not voting ........ ..... So the appeal was laid on the table.



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