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Monday, April 3, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

"Mr. Lincoln moved to suspend the rules of the House to take up the joint resolution from the Senate relative to contracts for the purchase of hemp for the use of the navy, for the purpose of referring it to the Committee on Naval Affairs." Motion fails to receive two-thirds majority necessary to suspend rules.Globe; Discussion in United States House of Representatives, 3 April 1848, CW, 1:462-63.