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the recording of their votes after the roll has been called.See RULE XV.
Whenever on any question a quorum fails to vote, either by the Speaker's count or by tellers, a demand for the yeas and nays takes precedence over a motion for a call of the House. Journal, 3, 46, p. 596.
A member bas the right to change his vote before the decision of the question has been finally and conclusively pro. nounced by the Chair.-Journal, 2, pp. 357, 358. But not afterwards.
And it is not competent for a member to have the Journal amended, so as to have the record of his vote changed upon a representation that such vote, though recorded as given, was given under a misapprehension.—Journals, 2, 8, p. 167; 2, 27, p. 263.
A member has a right to have an erroneous record of his vote corrected after the announcement of the result of a vote.Journal, 1, 38, pp. 586, 587.
This must be done, of course, before the House has proceeded to other business. In that event the correction must be made when the Journal is read for approval the next morning.
Where the yeas and nays are ordered and taken on a pending proposition and no quorum appears, the order of the House for the yeas and nays remains in force until reconsidered, and should the House adjourn without disposing of such pending question, it would come up after the reading of the Journal on the following day, unless it was being considered on a day assigned a committee (as, for instance, the Committee on the District of Columbia), when it would go over as unfinished business and be first in order when such committee again had a day.Journal, 1, 49, pp. 1566, 1885.
And such is also the practice with respect to private business on Friday, when (unless the previous question had been ordered) the bill would go over to the next Friday.
CONTESTS FOR SEATS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRE
SENTATIVES, FIFTY-FIRST CONGRESS.
The following is a list of contests for seats in the House of Representatives for the Fifty-first Congress, as shown by a letter from the Clerk of the last House, submitted in compli. ance with the act of March 2, 1887 (see ante, page 384):
G. W. Atkinson against John O. Pendleton, from the first Congressional district of the State of West Virginia.
Henry Bowen against John' A. Buchanan, from the ninth Congressional district of the State of Virginia.
James R. Cbalmers against James Bright Morgan, from the second Congressional district of the State of Mississippi.
L. B. Eaton against James Phelan, from the tenth Congressional district of the State of Tennessee.
L. P. Featherstone against W. H. Cate, from tbe first Congressional district of the State of Arkansas.
Fred L. Goodrich against Robert Bullock, from the second Congressional district of the State of Florida.
James Hill against Thos. C. Catchings, from the third Congressional district of the State of Mississippi.
Henry Kernaghan against Cbarles E. Hooker, from the sev. enth Cougressional district of the State of Mississippi.
John M. Langston against Edward C. Venable, from the fourth Congressional district of the State of Virginia.
J. V. McDuffie against Louis W. Turpin, from the fourth Congressional district of the State of Alabama.
J. H. McGinnis against John D. Alderson, from the third Congressional district of the State of West Virginia.
Thomas E. Miller against William Elliott, from the seventh Congressional district of the State of South Carolina.
Sidney E. Mudd against Barnes Compton, from the fifth Congressional district of the State of Maryland.
Francis B. Posey against William F. Parrett, from the first Congressional district of the State of Indiana.
Charles B. Smith against James M. Jackson, from the fourth Congressional district of the State of West Virginia.
Frank H. Threet against Richard H. Clarke, from the first Congressional district of the State of Alabama.
Edmund Waddill against George D. Wise, from the third Congressional district of the State of Virginia.
NOTE.--The cases of Atkinson vs. Pendleton, and Smith vs. Jackson, West Virginia ; Featherston vs. Cate, Arkansas; Mudd vs. Compton, Maryland, and Waddill vs. Wise, of Virginia, have been settled in favor of the contestants; and those of Bowen vs. Buchanan, Virginia ; Posey vs. Parrett, Indiana, and Threet vs. Clarke, Alabama, in favor of the sitting members.
INDEX TO JEFFERSON'S MANUAL.
Absence, not allowed without leave..
provision in cases of .---
effect of a vote to
4th to insist, 5th to adhere.
House which adheres...
should be two conferences before vote to.
rules and regulations in respect to
must be announced by the Chair
proceedings in relation to and order of proposing-