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The 43rd Congress is in its second session in Washington, DC, before its holiday recess that begins December 23, 1874

12/08/1874 to 12/22/1874

In Washington, DC, the Forty-third Congress of the United States is sitting its second "lame duck" session. It will begin its usual holiday season break on December 23, 1874. James G. Blaine, Republican of Maine, is in the Speaker's chair in the House. (By John Osborne)

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Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives, "House History."