The 42nd Congress is sitting in Washington, DC before its holiday recess which begins on December 20, 1872

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The Forty-second Congress of the United States is in session in Washington, D.C. It is sitting for two weeks until its usual holiday recess which begins on December 20, 1872. James Gillespie Blaine, Republican of Maine, is in the Speaker's chair in the House. (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
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Legal/Political
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