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House. Comm. on Article Concerning the Speaker of the House. Report, 1832
House No. 40 A Committee of the House examined a newspaper article about the conduct of the House Speaker. The Speaker was trying to bring a
number of bills to the floor for consideration, but a member, Mr. Child, asked that the body be adjourned because it had been an exhausting day and the
votes would not be thoughtfully made. His request was refused and there was an argument. Mr. Child subsequently wrote about it in a local newspaper,
hanging dirty laundry in public. The Committee took testimony from many people with widely differing views of the event, but it finally decided Mr.
Child should apologize. Whether that happened is not known. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State
Title:   The Committee of the House of Representatives, appointed to ascertain the author of an article or paragraph published in the Massachusetts Journal and Tribune of the 28th of January last, relating to the conduct of the Speaker of the House, and to report what proceedings should be had by the House in relation thereto, with power to send for persons and papers report ...
OCLC Number:   1395924356
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