Journal of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Eagle Graphics, Legislative Printers., 1888
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Page 929 - I, AB, do solemnly swear or affirm, that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent on me as , according to the best of my abilities and understanding, agreeably to the constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.
Page 901 - Touching the duty of the Speaker. 1. He shall take the Chair every day precisely at the hour to which the House shall have adjourned on the preceding day; shall immediately call the members to order; and, on the appearance of a quorum, shall cause the Journal of the preceding day to be read.
Page 914 - A question containing two or more propositions, capable of division, shall be divided whenever desired by any member. When a motion to strike out and insert is thus divided, the failure of the motion to strike out shall not preclude amendment ; or, if the motion to strike out prevails, the matter proposed to be inserted shall be open to amendment before the question is taken on inserting it.
Page 104 - Commonwealth, it may bo submitted to the people for their approval and ratification, in order that it may become a part of the Constitution of the Commonwealth. ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT. The manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors to be used as a beverage are prohibited.
Page 929 - I AB do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and will support the constitution thereof. So help me GOD.
Page 922 - Joint committees may report by bill, resolve, or otherwise, to either branch, at their discretion, having reference to an equal distribution of business between the two branches, except that money bills shall be reported to the House ; and except that •when a report is made from any committee to either branch, and the subject-matter thereof is subsequently referred therein to a joint committee, such committee shall report its action to the branch in which the original report was made. [See also...
Page 910 - When a motion for reconsideration is decided, that decision shall not be reconsidered, and no question shall be twice reconsidered ; nor shall any vote be reconsidered upon either of the following motions : — to adjourn, to lay on the table, to take from the table ; or, 71.
Page 474 - Whereas these subjects are believed to be of pressing importance, and within the proper scope of the powers of the Congress of the United States, while attempts on the part of the individual States to deal with them have resulted, and must continue to result, in conflicting regulations...
Page 877 - House may join, be appointed to wait upon His Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the two...
Page 909 - If the Speaker is unable to decide by the sound of the voices, or if his announcement made thereupon is doubted by a member rising in his place for that purpose, the Speaker shall order a return by divisions of the number voting in the affirmative and in the negative, without further debate upon the question.

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