hey had been heard themselves, generally called the question, with a view to cutting off further debate.
Why this was done he did not know, unless it was to hurry through with one measure so as to be heard upon another.
He desired the rules to be so amended that every member who desired to speak might be heard, and that the modest men of the House could have an equal chance.
With this view he had presented the resolution.
Mr. Foote, of Tenn, returned his thanks to the gentleman from Georgia for his noble vindication of the rights of the modest men on the floor, of which he claimed to be one of the chief.
He would support with great pleasure the resolution of his friend, and concluded by calling the question.
Mr. Jones, of Tenn., moved the vote be taken by ayes and noes, which was ordered, with the following result — ayes, 40; noes, 35.
So the resolution was defeated, it requiring a two-third vote to change a rule of the House.
Mr. Garland, of Ark, submitted the rep