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The Fortieth Congress is sitting in its first meeting of its second session in Washington DC

Legislative Iconic image, U.S. Capitol, 2008
12/02/1867 to 12/20/1867

With Schuyler Colfax of Indiana in the chair in the House and Benjamin Wade in the Senate, the Fortieth Congress was sitting on this day in its first gathering of its second session. With an overwhelming 173 Republican votes in the House of Representatives, the Fortieth Congress remained presidential veto-proof. (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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