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The early first session of the 37th Congress ends in Washington, DC

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08/06/1861
In Washington, Speaker Galusha Grow brought down the gavel on the first House session of the Thirty-seventh Congress of the United States. Abraham Lincoln called this early first session by executive order at the outbreak of war. The chamber had been in session for 34 days and adjourned until the opening of its second session on December 2, 1861. (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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