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National Convention at New Orleans, LA

1872LA-National-reports-page30.pdf

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Mr. Stevens, of Virginia, offered a resolution as a substitute to both the resolution and amendment before the convention.

The chair decided that this resolution was also out of order, and from this decision Mr. Pinchback also appealed, and spoke at considerable length in defense of his position, and condemning the man- in which amendment to the original resolution had been treated. He contended, in some very pertinent remarks that the convention must be governed in its action by parliamentary rules.

Mr. Clarke, of Ohio, stated that while he though the decision of the chair correct in regard to Mr. Pinchback's amendment, he believed the decision of the chair in regard to Mr. Stevens' resolution wrong; that was offered as a substitute, and he believed it should have been entertained.

Mr. Pinchbank withdrew his appeal from

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