History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States

History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States

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"[...]was organized, and before the President's message could be heard and considered, that the action of the House might silence the Executive, and nullify the exposition which he might make, and become a quasi condemnation of the action of the President of the United States. Mr. Brooks was at length ready to close, and sought to yield the floor to a Democratic member. The Republicans, however, were ready to meet the emergency, and objected to the floor being yielded in such a way as would cause delay without furthering the business of organizing the House. Points of order were raised, and efforts made to entangle the Clerk, but in vain. His rulings were prompt, decisive, and effectual. The moment a Republican fairly held the floor, the previous question was moved, the initial contest was over, and the House[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 31.5mm | 911.72g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507675380
  • 9781507675380