Reports of Committees: 30th Congress, 1st Session - 48th Congress, 2nd Session, Volume 3

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Halaman 837 - I have begun a sketch, which those who come after me will successively correct and fill up, till a code of rules shall be formed for the use of the Senate, the effects of which may be accuracy in business, economy of time, order, uniformity, and impartiality.
Halaman 730 - No executive department or other Government establishment of the United States shall expend, In any one fiscal year, any sum in excess of appropriations made by Congress for that fiscal year, or involve the Government in any contract or other obligation for the future payment of money in excess of such appropriations unless such contract or obligation is authorized by law.
Halaman 837 - ... the forms and rules of proceeding which have been adopted as they were found necessary, from time to time, and are become the law of the House, by a strict adherence to which the weaker party can only be protected from those irregularities and abuses which these forms were intended to check and which the wantonness of power is but too often apt to suggest to large and successful majorities.
Halaman xviii - Congress, who shall wilfully make default, or who, appearing, shall refuse to answer any question pertinent to the matter of inquiry in consideration before the House or committee by which he shall be examined, shall in addition to the pains and penalties now existing, be liable to indictment as...
Halaman xviii - Every person who having been summoned as a witness by the authority of either House of Congress to give testimony or to produce papers upon any matter under inquiry before either House, or any joint committee established by a joint or concurrent resolution of the two Houses of Congress, or any committee of either House of Congress...
Halaman 837 - Commons, than a neglect of, or departure from, the rules of proceeding: that these forms, as instituted by ' our ancestors, operated as a check and control ' on the actions of the majority, and that they ' were in many instances, a shelter and protection ' to the minority, against the attempts of power.
Halaman 727 - Government property," and shall not be withdrawn or applied, except in consequence of a subsequent appropriation made by law.
Halaman 318 - Hereof fail not, as you will answer your default under the pains and penalties in such cases made and provided. To Forest A.
Halaman xviii - It is perfectly right that all opportunities should be given to "• discuss the truth of the evidence given against a prisoner ; but there is a rule, which has universally obtained, on account of its importance to the public for the detection of crimes, that those persons who are the channel by means of which that detection is made, should not be unnecessarily disclosed...
Halaman 839 - The party upon which it naturally devolves to propose a question, ought to have the power, it would seem, to present its proposition in the shape for which it is willing to be responsible.

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