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MOTIVES OF MEMBERS, not to be questioned,..

NEW BUSINESS, when in order,..
what it embraces,..

OFFICERS OF A TOWN OR WARD MEETING, who has the

right to nominate,..

ORDER OF BUSINESS, how it may be changed,......

ORDERS OF THE DAY, character of the,..

may be called for by one member,...

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PARLIAMENTARY LEGISLATION, peculiarities of,........ 119

PERSONALITIES, not allowable in debate,................

indefinite, motion for, cannot be amended or super-

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POSTPONEMENT, for the present, motion for, may be
amended,..

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seded,..

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PREAMBLE, when to be considered,.

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indefinite, effect of, on the subject,..

when not acted upon,..

PRECEDENTS OF ORDER.-Part of the report of a com-
mittee decided to be out of order,...
two motions to adjourn correctly entertained,.
two motions to adjourn incorrectly entertained,.
motion to amend what had been previously inserted
as an amendment, not in order,.

effect of a vote agreeing to an amendment to the
amendment, and then disagreeing to the amend-

ment...

matters foreign to the subject, cannot be received
under color of amendment,

matters cannot be expunged from the journal, with-
out a unanimous vote,.

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two motions to proceed to the orders of the day,... 19
two motions to proceed to the consideration of
Senate amendments,.

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decision on a motion to reconsider, in the case of a
member expelled,...

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See Questions of Order.

PRESIDENT, may second motions himself, see note,.
when he may present communications,..

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PRESIDENT, general duties of the...

votes, when the members are equally divided,

when he has a right to speak....

should vote last,...

allowed to give his reasons on appeals,.

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REVIOUS QUESTION, when introduced, and design of,... 95

must be seconded by a certain number, see note,..

effect of, when called,.

mode of putting the..

effect of a negative,.

not debatable,....

how it may be withdrawn,..

PRIVILEGED QUESTIONS, what are so called,..

operation of,.....

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when complicated, how disposed of, see note,......

PROTEST, how to be presented,.

QUESTION, mode of putting the,..

call for the, not to be forced,.

while the President is putting, members should re-
main in their seats,.......

may be put a second time, see note,.

QUESTIONS NOT DEBATABLE, rules respecting,..

QUESTIONS OF ORDER, when not debatable,...

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decisions on, to be recorded in the minutes,....... 110
to be decided by the President

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to be decided in certain cases, peremptorily,...

QUCAUM, majority of the members, necessary to form a,

see note,...

rules respecting a,..

if found to be not present during a meeting,..

RECONSIDER, Congressional and Legislative rule respect-

ing the motion to,...

rule for the motion to, in Societies,.

by whom the motion to, must be made and se-
conded,..

motion to, not Parliamentary,........

RELIGIOUS PUBLIC MEETINGS, how organised and con-
ducted,..

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, See Committees.

RESCIND, motion to,....

corresponding motion in the Legislature,..

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RESOLUTIONS, Committee to draft, how appointed,.
how reported to a Town Meeting,.
may be considered separately,..
may be offered by an individual,..
should be offered early in the meeting,.
may be recommitted,.

may be withdrawn, before amendment,.
mode of offering in a Society,.

initiatory word of, see note,.

in what, different from motions,.

must be put in writing, if required,.

fate of, if a meeting adjourns, while considering,..

ROLL OF THE MEMBERS, calling off,.

RULES, OR BY-LAWS, proper time to adopt,.
how they may be suspended,.
when to be renewed,.

provision for altering,..

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RULES OF ORDER, whence derived,..

necessary for all deliberative bodies,.

SECRETARY, of a public meeting, how appointed,.
absence of, from a Society, see note,

first named, the acting officer, see note,..
general duties of the,..

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SOCIETY, mode of conducting business in,...

presenting petitions, letters or communications in,. 32

SPEAKING, not usually permitted excepting on a motion, 22
allowable in certain cases,.

in Committee of the Whole,.

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SPECIAL MEETINGS, what business is first in order in,.. 46
object of, to be stated on the call,...

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SPEECH, reading of, by a member,....

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TELLERS, to conduct an election for officers,..

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to read off the ballots,.

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TREASURER, report from, how received and disposed of, 40

frequent reports from, desirable,.
general duties of the,..

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS, when in order,.

what it embraces,..

Secretary, to keep a list of,.

different items of, how reached,..

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VICE PRESIDENT, of a public meeting, how appointed,.. 13
authority of a, in a Society, see note,..

VOTE, every member bound to, unless excused,..
of a member not to be changed, unless given in
mistake,...

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no member can, after the division has
nounced from the chair,..

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how taken in the Eastern states,.
Parliamentary rule respecting,.

YEAS AND NAYS, mode of taking the,..

no debate allowed after they are ordered,.
when called, the President to vote last,..

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RECOMMENDATIONS.

From the Hon. William S. Ross, Speaker of the Senate of Pennsylvania, of the 13th Senatorial District, composed of the counties of Luzerne and Columbia.

SENATE CHAMBER,
Harrisburg, April 22d, 1846.

DEAR SIR-I have carefully perused your excellent little work, entitled RULES OF ORDER, and most cheerfully bear my testimony to its general accuracy and correctness. It is a highly useful work to all those who desire to make themselves acquainted with the rules which govern deliberative bodies, and, I trust, will receive that generous patronage from the public which it so richly merits.

Yours with respect.

WM. S. Ross.

BENJ. MATTHIAS, Esq.

From the Hon. Daniel L. Sherwood, of the 11th Senatorial District, composed of the counties of Bradford and Tioga, late Speaker of the Senate of Pennsylvania.

SENATE CHAMBER, Harrisburg, April 21st, 1846. DEAR SIR-I have the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of a copy of your excellent little book, entitled "A Manual for conducting business in Town and Ward Meetngs, Societies, Boards of Directors," &c. &c.

It will be a valuable acquisition to the library of all who partake in public meetings, deliberative bodies, &c.

Accept my thanks for the copy sent me, and believe me very respectfully, yours, DANIEL L. SHERWOOD. BENJ. MATTHIAS, Esq.

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