de Witt Clinton and the Origin of the Spoils System in New York Volume 75-77

de Witt Clinton and the Origin of the Spoils System in New York Volume 75-77

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...In the time of Governor Harvey an assembly was called "on the petition of many inhabitants," to receive complaints against the governor.' Hening seems to suggest that the council called it, possibly in response to a petition. In the absence of the governor, the president of the council and his associates called meetings. Occasionally the assembly adjourned itself to meet at a specific time. As for instance in October, 1760, the governor offered to let the burgesses decide when was the most convenient time for them to enter upon the regular business of the country." Occasionally the house adjourned itself for several days without agreement with the council. As a rule however the governor continued to call assemblies until 1775, when, because of the repeated prorogations, it was found necessary to call a convention independent of the governor.' In closing sessions three methods were used. They might be prorogued by the governor. This method was used if the governor intended to call the same assembly in another session. If the governor contemplated no other session of that assembly he dissolved it. A third method was adjournment by the assembly itself. A brief account of how these methods were used in closing sessions will now be given. After 1645, possibly before, it was a very common thing for the assembly to be prorogued by the governor, though it frequently adjourned itself." The governor's right to 'The records of 1642. 1647. 1648-9. 1658. 1660-1, 1661-2, 1662, 1663. 1666, 1667. 1676, etc., show the house to have adjourned itself. dissolve the assembly was disputed in 1658 when the assembly arrogated to itself the entire authority of the govvernment. On April 1 of that year the more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123685618X
  • 9781236856180