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IN THE

SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

IN THE MATTER OF THE IMPEACHMENT OF

CHARLES SWAYNE,

JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

IN AND FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT

OF FLORIDA.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1905.

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PROCEEDINGS IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES IN

THE MATTER OF THE IMPEACHMENT OF CHARLES SWAYNE, JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES IN AND FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA.

IN THE SENATE, December 14, 1904. A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. W. J. Browning, its chief clerk, was delivered, as follows:

Mr. President, I am directed by the House of Representatives to communicate to the Senate the following resolution:

Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed to go to the Senate and, at the bar thereof, in the name of the House of Representatives and of all the people of the United States, to impeach Charles Swayne, judge of the district court of the United States for the northern district of Florida, of high crimes and misdemeanors in office, and to acquaint the Senate that the House of Representatives will in due time exhibit particular articles of impeachment against hini and make good the same, and that the committee do demand that the Senate take order for the appearance of said Charles Swayne to answer said impeachment.

The Speaker announced the appointment of Mr. Palmer, of Pennsylvania; Mr. Jenkins, of Wisconsin; Mr. Gillett, of California; Mr. ayton, of Alabama, and Mr. Smith, of Kentucky, members of said committee.

The Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms (B. W. Layton) announced the presence of the committee from the House of Representatives.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senate will receive the committee from the House of Representatives.

The committee from the House of Representatives was escorted by the Sergeant-at-Arms (D. M. Ransdell) to the area in front of the Vice-President's desk, and its chairman, Mr. Palmer, said:

Mr. President, in obedience to the order of the House of Representatives, we appear before you, and in the name of the House of Representatives and of all the people of the United States of America we do impeach Charles Swayne, judge of the district court of the United States for the northern district of Florida, of high crimes and misdemeanors in office; and we do further inform the Senate that the House of Representatives will in due time exbibit articles of impeachment against him and make good the same. And in their name we demand that the Senate shall take order for the appearance of the said Charles Swayne to answer the said impeachment.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Chairman and gentleman of the committee of the House of Representatives, the Chair begs to assure you that the Senate will take proper order in the premises, notice of which will be given to the House.

The committee of the House of Representatives thereupon retired from the Chamber.

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Mr. Platt of Connecticut. Mr. President, I present a resolution, for which I ask immediate consideration.

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