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"A member who has spoken on the main uestion may speak again to the amendment."Scob. 23.

"A new bill may be engrafted on the words. Be it enacted."-1 Grey, 190.

"If it be proposed to amend, by leaving out certain words, it may be moved as an amendment to this amendment, to leave out part of the words of the amendment, which is equivalent to leaving them in the bill." 2 Hats. 80-9. "The parliamentary question is, always, whether the words shall stand as a part of the bill?"

"When it is proposed to amend by inserting a paragraph, the friends of the paragraph may make it as perfect as possible, by amendments, before the question is put for inserting it; in like manner, if it is proposed to amend, by striking out a paragraph, the friends of the paragraph may make it as perfect as they can by amendments

before the question is put for striking it out."— Jefferson's Manual, 166.

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"When it is moved to amend by striking out certain words and inserting others, the manner of stating the question is, first to read the whole passage to be amended, as it stands at present, then the words proposed to be struck out, next those to be inserted, and lastly the whole passage as it will be when amended. And the question, if desired, is then to be divided, and put first on striking out if carried, it is next on inserting the words proposed: if that be lost, it may be moved to insert others."-2 Hats. 80-7.

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"If it is carried to strike out certain words and insert A, it could not afterwards be permitted to strike out A and insert B: after A is inserted, it may be moved to strike out a portion of the original paragraph, comprehending A, provided the coherence to be struck out be so substantial as to make this effectively a different proposition."-Jefferson's Manual, 167.


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"When the matter contained in two bills might be better put in one, the manner is to reject one, and incorporate its matter into another bill, by way of amendment. So if the matter of one bill would be better distributed into two, any part may be struck out by way of amendment, and put into a new bill. If a section is to be transposed, a question must be put on striking it out where it stands, and another for inserting it in the place desired."-Ibid. 169.

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A bill passed by the one House with blanks. se may be filled up, by the other, by way of endments, returned to the first as such, and sed."-3 Hats. 83.

I will not be permitted to amend an amendnt to an amendment of a main question.

n the British parliament, when an essentialcure of a bill has been omitted, after engross, rather than erase the bill, a clause is added a separate paper, engrossed and called a ri. In the Assembly of New-Jersey an enossed bill (except from the other House) is rely committed, and never amended in the and never amen

It is the practice, when a bill is received from e other House, containing a manifest omission a word by the engrossing Clerk, or an orthoraphical error, for a member upon motion or ggestion of the Speaker, with leave of the louse, to carry the bill to the Secretary of Council and have the bill amended by the Secetary: this is called a private amendment.

Sec. 52. Order of voting and taking questions. The question is to be put first on the affirmaive and then on the negative side, and any member may speak before the negative is put.

"That when any question is stated, and by the House agreed to be put, no member shall be at liberty to withhold his vote without the leave of the House."-Rule 9 of Assembly.

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question for passing every original, or re-engrossed bill, except the same be unanimous." Ibid. That, upon the call of the House, or taking the yeas and nays on any question, the names of the members be called alphabetically; and that the Speaker's name be called in the alphabetical order with the other members." Ibid.

"That the yeas and nays be entered on every question taken in the House, when moved for, and seconded, and supported, by five members rising in its favor." Ibid.

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"That unless the yeas and nays shall be required in the usual mode, on any question before the House, the sense of the House shall be taken by the Speaker's stating the question, and then saying, 'As many as are in favor of the question will say, Aye; contrary opinion, No.' If there is any doubt of the determination, the members voting in the affirmative, or negative, shall, by the Speaker, be required to rise, that they may be counted; and, if there be an equal number of votes, the Speaker to decide."



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"That, in filling up all blanks, relative to the appropriation of money, the question shall be first taken on the highest sum mentioned; and, in like manner, as to time, that the question be first taken on the most distant period." Ibid.

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Sec. 53. Privileged Questions.

A motion to adjourn, or postpone, shall alys be in order."-Rule 6 of Assembly.

A motion for commitment, until it is decided, Il preclude all amendment to the main ques." Ibid.

When a motion is opened to debate, it shall ceive a determination by the question, uns it be laid aside by the House, or a motion made to amend it, to postpone it, or commit or for the previous question, or to adjourn." Ed; also, Rule 8 of U. S. Senate.

A motion for adjournment cannot be received hile the House is engaged in voting.

Orders of the day are a privileged question, nd may be called for, by any member, during my debate.

The Privileged Questions.-To adjourn. To ostpone to the next session. To postpone to a

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