The International Workingmen's Association, 1866

Resolution on the Procedure of Discussing the Programme of the Congress

Reproduced from the Minute Book of the General Council;
Written: by Marx on March 15, 1865;
First published: in Russian, in Generalny Sovet Pervogo Internatsionala. 1864-1866, Moscow, 1961.

That the general purposes and ruling principles of the Association as laid down in the Address and Statutes be first defined before entering upon the discussion of the questions proposed by the conference.

Adopted by the Central Council
on January 23, 1866