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THENEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY 193682

ASTOR.!X AND
TILDEN FO'JATIONS.

1900.

PREFACE.

The Clerk's Manual was first issued in 1855, by Hon. Richard U. Sherman, who had been Clerk of the House for five consecu. tive years. Under resolution it has been continued from year to year. The changes made from time to time in the rules of the House and Senate, also the changes ir. the Constitution of the State in reference to the pay of members and of the law relative to the manner of payment, as well as the recent legislation in regard to the Clerk's department, all combined, have rendered necessary an entire revision of this work, to adapt it to the pres. ent condition of affairs.

It contains an explanation of the mode of organizing the Assembly, the number and duties of the officers, the compensation of members and officers, and how they can draw the same; a form for the guidance of members in the transaction of the business of the House; the joint rules of the two Houses; the rules of the Senate and Assembly of the last session; Croswell's Manual; also an Appendix" to the Clerk's Manual, which contains a compilation of parliamentary law, as found in the works issued by the very best parliamentariaus in this country, to which your attention is respectfully invited. It will be found that where authorities bear upon the rules of the Senate or Assembly, it is so indicated by reference to the "Appendix " under the appropriate heading.

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