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The 34th Congress ends its first session in Washington, DC

United States Capitol, Washington, D.C., circa 1846
08/18/1856
In Washington, Speaker Nathaniel Banks brings down the gavel on the first session of the Thirty-fourth Congress of the United States. The House had been in session for 260 days. Within the week, however, President Pierce will call both houses back into session claiming that vital defense appropriations have not been made. (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

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