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M A NU A L

FOR THE USE OF THE

GENERAL COURT:

OONTAINING THE

RULES AND ORDERS OF THE TWO BRANCHES,

TOGETHER WITI

University of
MICHIGAN

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH, AN

THAT OF THE UNITED STATES,

AND

A LIST OF THE EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, AND JUDICIAL DB-
PARTMENTS OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT, STATE INSTI-
TUTIONS AND THEIR OFFICERS, COUNTY
OFFICERS, AND OTHER STATISTI-

CAL INFORMATION.

Prepared, pursuant to an Order of the Legislature,

BY

S. N. GIFFORD AND WILLIAM STOWE.

BOSTON:
WILLIAM WHITE, PRINTER TO THE STATE.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, March 18, 18 . ORDERED, That the clerks of the two branches cause to be prepared and printed, before the meeting of the next General Court, two thousand copies of so much as may be practicable of the matter of the legislative Manual, on the general plan of the Manual of the present year. Sent up for concurrence.

WILLIAM STOWE, Clerk.

IN SENATE, March 19, 1858.

curred

S. N. GIFFORD, Clerk.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, January 19, 1859. ORDERED, That the clerks of the two branches cause to be printed and bound in suitable form, two thousand copies of the Rules and Orders of the two branches, with lists of the several standing and special committees thereof already constituted, together with such other matter as has been prepared for the purpose, pursuant to an Order of the last legislature. Sent up for concurrence.

WILLIAM STOWE, Clerk.

In Senate, January 21, 1859.

Concurred

S. N. GIFFORD, Clerk.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Agricultural Library,
Alien Passengers and State Paupers, Commissioners of,
Almshouses,

Page.

248
134
133

144

113

135

134

245

232

242

234

239

145
99

33

9

104
191
124
144
145
122
122
122

Elections in the different States, times of,
Executive Department,

142
191

Governors and Lientenant-Governors of Massachusetts, since 1789,

of States and Territories, salaries and terms of office,

249
143

133

201

Hospital at Rainsford Island,

House of Representatives, list of members of, by Counties,

list of members of, alphabetical, their dis-

tricts, residences and address,

Officers of,

Reporters of,

Speakers of, from 1780 to 1859,

Clerks of, from 1780 to 1859,

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list of members of, alphabetical,

arrangement of seats in,

Officers of,

Reporters of,

Presidents of, from 1780 to 1859,

Clerks of, from 1780 to 1859,

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