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Thomas Jefferson
A Manual of Parliamentary Practice



for the Use of the Senate of the United States.
SECOND EDITION. WITH THE LAST ADDITIONS OF THE AUTHOR GEORGE TOWN:
PUBLISHED BY JOSEPH MILLIGAN; AND BY WILLIAM COOPER,
WASHINGTON.
1812.



Editor's Notes
Preface
SEC. I: The Importance of Adhering to Rules.
SEC. II: Legislature
SEC. III: Privilege
SEC. IV: Elections.
SEC. V: Qualifications
SEC. VI: Quorum
SEC. VII: Call of the House
SEC. VIII: Absence
SEC. IX: Speaker
SEC. X: Address
SEC. XI: Committees
SEC. XII: Committee of the Whole
SEC. XIII: Examination of Witnesses
SEC. XIV: Arrangement of Business
SEC. XV: Order
SEC. XVI: Order Respecting Papers
SEC. XVII: Order in Debate
SEC. XVIII: Orders of the House
SEC. XIX: Petitions
SEC. XX: Motions
SEC. XXI: Resolutions
SEC. XXII: Bills
SEC. XXIII: Bills, Leave to Bring In
SEC. XXIV: Bills, First Reading
SEC. XXV: Bills, Second Reading
SEC. XXVI: Bills, Commitment
SEC. XXVII: Report of Committee
SEC. XXVIII: Bill, Recommitment
SEC. XXIX: Bill, Report Taken Up
SEC. XXX: Quasi-Committee
SEC. XXXI: Bill, Second Reading in the House
SEC. XXXII: Reading Papers
SEC. XXXIII: Privileged Questions
SEC. XXXIV: The Previous Questions
SEC. XXXV: Amendments
SEC. XXXVI: Division of the Question
SEC. XXXVII: Co-Existing Questions
SEC. XXXVIII: Equivalent Questions
SEC. XXXIX: The Questions
SEC. XL: Bills, Third Reading
SEC. XLI: Division of the House
SEC. XLII: Title
SEC. XLIII: Reconsiderations
SEC. XLIV: Bills Sent to the Other House
SEC. XLV: Amendments between the Houses
SEC. XLVI: Conferences
SEC. XLVII: Messages
SEC XLVIII: Assent
SEC. XLIX: Journals
SEC. L: Adjournment
SEC. LI: A Session
SEC. LII: Treaties
SEC. LIII: Impeachment
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