Rules of the Senate

To the left is a link to the rules of the Senate in effect through 1860. At the top of the page will be a link to the source material as PDF.

Coming soon to the site will be the Senate rules of 1868, allegedly adopted during the 2nd restored Senate. Controversy surrounds the adoption due to both the question of a proper quorum to do so, and the year from which the rules were taken.

In addition to the rules from these years, there will also be a survey of rules throughout the history of the Senate, linked in such a way as to show which rules were added when, and when a rule was renumbered.