Hinds' Precedents of the House of Representatives of the United States; Debate, Motions, Amendments, Voting, Conference Volume 5
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...who were recorded as paired.--On April 11. 1904, Mr. John S. Williams, of Mississippi, claiming the floor to suggest a correction of the Record, said: I find from that vote, on page 4767 of the Record, that the gentleman from Ohio Mr. Morgan is recorded as having voted "yea," and I find that the gentleman from West Virginia Mr. Dovener is also recorded as having voted "yea." I find upon the same page that the gentleman from Ohio Mr. Morgan is recorded as having been paired with his colleague from Ohio Mr. Snook, and I find on the next page that the gentleman from West Virginia Mr. Dovener, who voted, is recorded as having been paired with the gentleman from Kentucky Mr. Trimble. I furthermore find, upon page 4767, that neither Mr. Snook nor Mr. Trimble voted, and, as a matter of fact, neither one of them was here. The vote as announced was yeas 103, nays 100. I ask a correction in the Record, and that the names of Mr. Morgan and Mr. Dovener be taken from the list of yeas and put among the list of those answering "present" and paired. That will leave the vote 101 to 100. Objection being made that votes should not be stricken out for such a reason, the Speaker3 said: The Chair will state to the gentleman from Mississippi that the statement of pairs in the Record is purely an unofficial statement. The statement of a vote is official. The gentleman can see at once that where pairs are made, not infrequently--The Chair was about to state that the statement of the pairs in the Record is purely nonofficial matter, and it does not, in the opinion of the Chair, lie in the mouth of any Member upon either side to criticise the vote of any other Member. The record is made up as the memoranda were given, and a nonofficial statement can not avail to affect the...
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