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The 26th Congress is in session in Washington, DC, sitting from early December, 1839 to mid-July, 1840

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01/01/1840 to 07/20/1840
The Twenty-sixth Congress of the United States was in session in Washington, DC. It sat in this first session until July 21, 1840. Democratic representative Robert M. T. Hunter was in the Speaker's chair. (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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