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Sec. 35. Messages and Bills sent to the other House.

"That all messages be sent from this House - Council by the Clerk."-Rule 11 of Assembly. "When bills passed in one House, and sent to he other House, are grounded on special facts reuiring proof, it is usual, either by message, or at I conference, to ask the grounds and evidence, nd this evidence, whether arising out of paers, or from the examination of witnesses is mmediately communicated."-3 Hats. 48.

"Messages are sent only while both Houses are sitting, 3 Hats. 15; they are received during a debate, without adjourning the debate." 3 Hats. 22.

"A question is never asked by one house of another, by way of message, but only at a conference, for this is an interrogatory not a message."-3 Grey 151.

"When a bill is sent from one House to another, and is neglected, they may send a message to remind them of it." 3 Hats. 25. "But if it is mere inattention, it is better to have it done informally, by communications between the Speakers, or members of the two houses." Jefferson's Manual, 191.

"If messengers commit an error in delivering

their message, they may be admitted, or called in, to correct their message." 4 Grey 41. Messages are not to be delivered-while a question is putting-while the yeas and nays are calling, or while the ballots are counting.

Sec. 36. Withdrawing Documents.

"Mr. Speaker-I ask leave to withdraw the petition and documents of A— B— an applicant for a pension.”

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Speaker-"The gentleman from Burlington asks leave to withdraw the petition and documents of A— B—, an applicant for a pension? Shall the gentleman have leave? As many as are in favor of granting leave, will say, aye; contrary opinion, no. The ayes have it. The gentleman has leave."

Sec. 37. Dismissing a Bill.

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"Mr. Speaker-The house having ordered the first section of the Bill, entitled' an act to incorporate the Warren County Bank, at Hackettstown,' to be stricken out, I move that the Bill be dismissed from the files of the House."

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Speaker-" The House has heard the motion of the gentleman from Warren, as many as are in favor of that motion, say aye; contrary opinion, no. The ayes have it. Ordered that the Bill be dismissed from the files of the House."

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"When any person is examined before a committee, or at the bar of the House, any member wishing to ask the person a question, must address it to the Speaker, or Chairman, who repeats the question to the person, or says to him, you hear the question, answer it.' But if the propriety of the question be objected to, the Speaker directs the witness, counsel, and parties to withdraw; for no question can be moved, or put, or debated, while they are there." 2 Hats. 108.

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"If either House have occasion for the preence of a person in the custody of the other, ey ask their leave." 3 Hats. 52.

"A member, in his place, gives information to he House of what he knows of any matter under hearing at the bar."-Journal of Commons, A. D. 1744-5.

"Either House may request, by message, the attendance of a member of the other House, but not command." 10 Grey, 133.

"Counsel are to be heard only in private, not on public bills, and on such points of law only as the House shall direct." 10 Grey, 61.

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