Robert's Rules of Order
Originally written in 1876 by Major Henry M. Robert of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Robert's Rules of Order is the most widely used authority in the United States today for "parliamentary law, based...upon the rules and practice of Congress" for "organizing and conducting the business of societies, conventions, and other deliberative assemblies."
First Page:ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER
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Pocket Manual of Rules Of Order For Deliberative Assemblies
Part I. Rules of Order.
A Compendium of Parliamentary Law, based upon the rules and practice of Congress.
Part II. Organization and Conduct Of Business.
A simple explanation of the methods of organizing and conducting the business of societies, conventions, and other deliberative assemblies.
By Major Henry M. Robert, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A.
Chicago: S. C. Griggs & Company. 1876.
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Copyright, A.D. 1876, by H. M. Robert
Printed by Burdick & Armitage, Milwaukee
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There appears to be much needed a work on parliamentary law, based, in its general principles, upon the rules and practice of Congress, and adapted, in its details, to the use of ordinary societies. Such a work should give, not only the methods of organizing and conducting the meetings, the duties of the officers and the names of the ordinary motions, but in addition, should state in a systematic manner, in reference to each motion, its object and effect; whether it can be amended or debated; if debatable, the extent to which it opens the main question to debate; the circumstances under which it can be made, and what other motions can be made while it is pending... Continue reading book >>
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