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The 42nd Congress opens its second session in Washington, DC

12/04/1871

The Forty-second Congress of the United States reassembles in Washington, D.C. This second session will sit for around two weeks until the usual holiday recess that will start this year on January 21, 1871. James G. Blaine is in the Speaker's chair. (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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