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The first session of the 39th Congress is sitting at the capital from December 4 to December 21, 1865

Legislative Iconic image, U.S. Capitol, 2008
12/05/1865 to 12/19/1865
Although it did not actually meet over the long weekend of December 6-11, 1865, the first session of the Thirty-ninth Congress of the United States was sitting in Washington. The House sat for only two weeks before its holiday recess started on December 21, 1865. Schuyler Colfax of Indiana 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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