Forum

Share:
Notifications
Clear all

1841 Rules of Order for Drunken Texas Congressmen

1 Posts
1 Users
0 Likes
759 Views
tracesoftexas
(@tracesoftexas)
Posts: 670
Honorable Member Admin
Topic starter
 

The Austin Daily Bulletin wrote:

 

"If any member is too drunk to rise from his seat to speak, the chair shall appoint a committee of three to hold him up; but provided the member shall be dead drunk, and unable to speak, the chair shall appoint an additional committee of two to speak for him; provided however that if the member is unable to be held up by tables, chairs etc... and in that case, one of the members shall gesticulate for him."

 

---- Rules of Order for the incoming Texas Congress, which had a reputation of having some members who liked to have a drink, as proposed by the Austin Daily Bulletin in 1841

Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.

 
Posted : 30th January 2020 2:37 pm
Share: