Smull's Legislative Hand Book and Manual of the State of Pennsylvania

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Contents

Tax Law relating to the Revenues of the Common wealth and Taxes on Corporations
134
Enrollment Tax as per Act of May 1 1868
137
Act to Equalize the Taxation of Corporations and Com panies March 20 1877
141
Seventh Section Corporation Law of 1874
149
Form of Application for Charters of Corporations un der Act of 1874
151
Apportionment of the State into Congressional Dis tricts1873
154
Apportionment of the State into Senatorial and Reprc sentative Districts1874
157
Judicial Districtsdesignated 1874
169
Organization of Counties
170
Organization of Counties and County Towns in Penn sylvania
172
Time of Meeting of Assembly 17+ 19 Election of United States Senator
174
Presidents of the United States
175
Vice Presidents of the United States
176
Electoral Vote of Pennsylvania for President and Vice President of the United States from 1789 to 1877
177
Principal Officers of the United States Government from Pennsylvania
180
United States Senators from Pennsylvania since the Foundation of the Government
182
Speakers of the House of Representatives of the U S from 1789 to 1878
183
Members of the Continental Congress 17741787
185
Members of Congress from Pennsylvania 17871878
188
Governors of the Colonies on the Delaware of the Province and of the Commonwealth
193
Popular Vote of Candidates for Governor since 1790
196
Secretaries of the Commonwealth
198
Deputy Secretaries of the Commonwealth
199
Land Department under the Province and Common wealth
200
State Treasurers of Pennsyivania
203
Attorneys General of Pennsylvania
204
Former Speakers and Presidents of the Senate pro tem of Pennsylvania
206
Former Speakers of the House of Representatives of Pennsylvania
207
Chief Justices of the Supreme Court
208
Railroads in Pennsylvania
210
and Territories
213
Aggregate Population of Pennsylvania for 1850 1860
214
White and Colored Population of Pennsylvania
216
Population Area of Acres and Debt of the several Countics of the Commonwealth
219
Population of Philadelphia in 1870 by wards
220
Population of the Principal Cities and Towns of the State
221
Population of Philadelphia City and County since
222
Foundation estimated and returned
223
Number of Taxable Inhabitants in the Several Counties of Pennsylvania 1870
226
Weights and Measures
233
Stocks held by the Commonwealth
234
Rates of Domestic Postages
236
Distributing Post Offices in the United States 59 LetterCarrier Post Offices in Pennsylvania
238
Money Order Post Offices in Pennsylvania
239
Post Offices of Pennsylvania
247
Vote for Judge of Supreme Court Auditor General and State Treasurer November 6 1877
322
Electoral College of Pennsylvania 1876
473
Officers of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society 1877
474
Trustees of the State Agricultnral College of Penn sylvania 1877
475
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
476
Associate Law Judges
478
County Surveyors 1878
479
State Governments in 1878
481
Territorial Governments with Area and Population
482
Times of Electing State Officers and Meeting of Legis latures of the several States
483
Valuation of Personal Property
485
Public Loans
488
Statement of the Debt of the Cominonwealth
490
Recapitulation of Monthly Receipts and Expenditures December 1876 to November 1877
491
County Tabular Statement for the School Year ending June 1 1877
492
Educational growth in the past ten years
495
City Borough and County Superintendents 1878
496
Orphan School Statistics
500
91 United States Legations Abroad
501
United States Government 1878
504
Members of the Fortyfifth Congress
505
Senators and Representatives from Pennsylvania in the Fortyfourth and Fortyfifth Congresses
513
Rules and Regulations for the Government of the State Library
514
Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives of Pennsylvania
518
Rules of the Senate of Pennsylvania
521
Decisions of the Senate of Pennsylvania on points of order
534
Rules of the House of Representatives of Pennsylvania
547
Decisions of the House of Representatives on Ques tions of Order
568
A Chapter on Legislative Practice and Proceedings in the Legislature of Pennsylvania by John A Smull
598
The Senators and Members of the House of Represen tativesSession of 1878
620
Governmental and Legislative Directory
648
Directory of Members of the Senate
658
Officers of the Senate 1878
660
Employees of Senate
661
Senate Standing Committees
662
Members of the House of Representatives 1878
665
Directory of the Members of the House of Representa tives
669
Officers of the House of Representatives 1878
677
Employees of House of Representatives
679
Standing Committees House of Representatives
680
Reporters and Correspondents
688
Hotels and Boarding Houses
689
Index to Rules and Decisions of Senate and House of Representatives
693
General Index
713
Members of the Senate of Pennsylvania 1878 656
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Page 62 - The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the invaluable rights of man ; and every citizen may freely speak, write and print on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty.
Page 3 - He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining, in the meantime, exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
Page 114 - Any amendment or amendments to this constitution may be proposed in the Senate or House of Representatives ; and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two Houses, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their journals, with the yeas...
Page 32 - The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President shall be the Vice-President. if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of...
Page 110 - Municipal and other corporations and individuals invested with the privilege of taking private property for public use shall make just compensation for property taken, injured or destroyed by the construction or enlargement of their works, highways or improvements, which compensation shall be paid or secured before such taking, injury or destruction.
Page 15 - To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased, by the consent of the legislature of the State in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful 'buildings.
Page 127 - The general appropriation bill shall embrace nothing but appropriations for the ordinary expenses of the executive, legislative, and judicial departments of the Commonwealth, interest on the public debt, and for public schools; all other appropriations shall be made by separate bills, each embracing but one subject.
Page 126 - Granting to any corporation, association or individual any special or exclusive privilege, immunity or franchise whatever.
Page 79 - ... and shall not be permitted to withhold his testimony upon the ground that it may criminate himself, or subject him to public infamy; but such testimony shall not afterwards be used against him in any judicial proceeding, except for perjury in giving such testimony...
Page 533 - The rules of parliamentary practice, comprised in Jefferson's Manual, shall govern the House in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the standing rules and orders of the House, and joint rules of the Senate and House of Representatives.

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