Annals, Comprising Memoirs, Incidents And Statistics Of Harrisburg; From The Period Of Its First…

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byGeorge Hallenbrooke Morgan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...Hon. C. B. Penrose, Speaker. The Democratic members from the county of Philadelphia were refused their seats, aijd the opposition members admitted. Mr. Brown, one of the ejected members, was permitted to address the Senate, after which a motion was made to have the election returns brought forward; pending which the Speaker called Gen. Rogers to the chair which he had vacated, and the session shortly afterwards broke up in confusion. The House met at nine o'clock on the same day, when the Secretary of the Commonwealth was introduced, who presented the official returns of the members elected to the House of Representatives. The clerk then read the returns from the city of Philadelphia, and was about proceeding to read the returns from the county of Philadelphia, when Mr. Charles Pray stated, in his place, that this was not the legal return, and presented to the clerk a certified copy of what he alleged to be the correct returns from the Prothonotary's Office of Philadelphia county, and requested it to be read. The clerk then put the question, " Shall both of the returns be read?" and numerous shouts of "aye," "aye," were echoed throughout the House. Several members protested against the reading of the latter returns; but the clerk put the question, which was carried, and both of the returns were read. Mr. Stevens suggested that the House proceed to its organization by electing a Speaker; and when tellers were appointed for that purpose, he expected they would read but the names of those members who had been returned from the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. When this was done, those gentlemen who did not think these returns proper might decline voting. If this course was pursued, and it should so happen that two Speakers were elected,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...Hon. C. B. Penrose, Speaker. The Democratic members from the county of Philadelphia were refused their seats, aijd the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217171087

ISBN - 13:9780217171083

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