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Senate Resolution 6; 41st Congress, 1st Session A Bill to provide stationery for Congress and the several departments, and for other purposes   By:

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In Senate Resolution 6, the readers are presented with a concise but important bill introduced by the United States Congress. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the legislation proposed during the 41st Congress, 1st Session, specifically focusing on the provisions for providing stationery for Congress and various government departments.

The author, United States Congress itself, offers a well-structured and meticulously researched document outlining the reasons behind the bill. Through clear and concise language, the book explains the necessity of stationery for the effective functioning of Congress and the government departments. It also alludes to "other purposes," indicating that the legislation extends beyond stationery needs.

The writing style is formal and purely legislative, using language that suits the nature of a congressional bill. While this may be appreciated by those interested in congressional proceedings, casual readers or those unfamiliar with the legal jargon might find it dry or even somewhat confusing.

One of the strengths of Senate Resolution 6 is its thoroughness. The bill scrutinizes every aspect of the issue it addresses, leaving no room for ambiguity or misinterpretation. It demonstrates the Congress's commitment to transparency and accountability in its operations.

However, the lack of a more relatable or engaging tone could alienate some potential readers. The book seems to be primarily targeted towards individuals with a specific interest in understanding the inner workings of Congress and the government.

Despite its limited appeal, Senate Resolution 6 provides a valuable resource for researchers and historians delving into the 41st Congress. It showcases the legislative process and the considerations that go into drafting and proposing a bill. It serves as a significant reference point in understanding the bureaucratic and logistical necessities of Congress and the governmental apparatus.

In conclusion, Senate Resolution 6, authored by the United States Congress, provides an in-depth analysis of a bill aimed at supplying stationery to Congress and government departments. While its formal and legislative language may deter casual readers, the document offers a comprehensive examination of the topic at hand. This book serves as a valuable resource for researchers and historians interested in the functioning of the 41st Congress and the intricacies of congressional legislation.

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41ST CONGRESS, 1st Session.

S. 6.


March 5, 1869.

Mr. ANTHONY asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and ordered to be printed.


To provide stationery for Congress and the several departments, and for other purposes.

1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 2 of the United States of America in Congress assembled , 3 That upon the passage of this act the heads of each of the 4 executive and judicial departments at Washington, District of 5 Columbia, shall immediately cause estimates to be made of 6 the amount of stationery and other articles which will be 7 required by them for the ensuing year, which are now furnished 8 as stationery or under stationery contracts, and forward 9 the same to the Congressional Printer, who shall immediately 10 issue proposals for such articles and stationery and make 11 purchases of the same, in the manner and under the regulations 12 provided for in this act.

1 Sec. 2. And be it further enacted , That the Congressional 2 Printer shall, at the beginning of each session of Congress, 3 submit to the Joint Committee on Public Printing estimates 4 of the quantity of paper, of all descriptions, which will, in his 5 opinion, be required for the public printing during the ensuing 6 year; and also estimates of the quantity and articles of 7 stationery required for each and all of the executive and judicial 8 departments at Washington, and for the Senate and House of 9 Representatives and the Congressional printing office... Continue reading book >>

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