The second session of the 35th Congress opens in Washington, DC

The second session of the Thirty-fifth Congress of the United States opened in Washington, D.C. with James L. Orr of South Carolina as Speaker. This "lame duck" session sat for 88 days and adjourned on March 3, 1859. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives, "House History." http://clerk.house.gov/art_history/house_history/index.html
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Lawmaking/Litigating
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