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A MANUAL

FOR

CONDUCTING BUSINESS

IN

TOWN AND WARD MEETINGS, SOCIETIES, BOARDS
OF DIRECTORS AND MANAGERS, AND

OTHER DELIBERATIVE BODIES.

BASED ON PARLIAMENTARY, CONGRESSIONAL AND LEGISLATIVE

PRACTICE.

It is much more material that there should be a rule to go by, than what
that rule is; that there may be a uniformity of proceeding in business, not
subject to the caprice of the speaker, or captiousness of the members - Hatsell.

BY BENJAMIN MATTHIAS.

FOURTH EDITION, REVISED:

PHILADELPHIA:

MARTIN E. HARMSTEAD, PUBLISHER,
NO. 46 NORTH FIFTH STREET.

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