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The 26th Congress ends its first session in Washington, DC

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07/21/1840
In Washington, Speaker Hunter brought down the gavel on the first House session of the Twenty-sixth Congress of the United States. The chamber had been in session for 233 days. It was in recess until the opening of its second session on December 7, 1840. (By John Osborne)
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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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