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On this motion, debate ensued, between Messrs. JOHNSTON of Louisiana, TAZEWELL, MACON, HOLMES, BERRIEN, SMITH of Maryland, SILSBEE, and WOODBURY, when Mr. BENTON observed, that, unless he saw some probability that the Senate would act effectually upon this bill—as it was too late to continue the discussion on it—he should move to lay it on the table. Mr. VAN BUREN moved to divide the question on... Continue Reading
The bill for the relief of Thomas L. Ogden, and others, was again taken up, and, after some further debate, in which Mr. VAN BUREN zealously supported the claim, the bill was ordered to a third reading.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill to authorize the issuing of letters patent to Adolphus G. Trott; which was read, and ordered to be passed to a second reading.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill allowing fees to the District Attorney of Missouri; which was read.
The Senate proceeded to consider, as in committee of the whole, the bill allowing fees to the District Attorney of Missouri, when, after some debate, in which Messrs. VAN BUREN, BARTON, EATON, and BENTON, took part, the bill was, on motion of Mr. Eaton, ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill abolishing imprisonment for debt, reported the same.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom the resolution was referred, authorizing the purchase of a certain number of copies of the Journals of Congress, from 1774 to 1788, reported it without amendment.
On motion of Mr. VAN BUREN, who wished to give some gentlemen further opportunity of examining the case, who desired to participate in the discussion of it, the report on the petition of the New England Mississippi Land Company was postponed until tomorrow.
Mr. VAN BUREN presented a memorial from the Chamber of Commerce in New York, praying that a department may be established connected with the custom house, to attend to that portion of the business which related to drawbacks. Referred to the Secretary of the Treasury.
Mr. VAN BUREN presented the petition of Waters Smith, Marshal of East Florida, and John M. Hanson, Marshal for the Middle District of Florida, praying that an act may be passed, defining their official powers and duties. Referred.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, pursuant to instructions of the 8th inst. reported a bill for the relief of Ebenezer Oliver and others, which was read, and passed to a second reading.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred the bill to alter the term of the District Courts of the United States, in the Western District of Virginia, reported it without amendment.
Mr. VAN BUREN presented the petition of sundry aliens, residents in the District of Columbia, praying certain alterations in the law respecting naturalization. Referred.
Mr. VAN BUREN gave notice that he should, on Tuesday next, submit a resolution to amend the Constitution in relation to Roads and Canals;
The following standing Committees were announced as having been appointed by the Chair, viz: . . . On the Judiciary.–Messrs. Van Buren, Holmes, Rowen, Berrien, Mills
Mr. VAN BUREN gave notice that he should, tomorrow, ask leave to introduce a bill to alter the time of holding the District Court in the Northern District of the State of New York.
Agreeably to notice, Mr. VAN BUREN asked, and having obtained leave, introduced a bill “to alter the time of holding the District Court, in the Northern District of the State of New York;” which was read, and passed to a second reading.
The Senate then proceeded, as in committee of the whole, to consider the bill to alter the time of holding the District Court in the Northern District of the State of New York. Mr. VAN BUREN briefly explained the object and grounds of the bill; after which, it was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.
Mr. VAN BUREN presented the petition of Archibald Gracie, praying that measures may be adopted for the restitution of property illegally seized by France in 1807. Referred.
Mr. VAN BUREN explained the nature and object of the bill; after which it was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.
Mr. VAN BUREN presented the petition of Seth Watkins, praying a pension. Referred.
Mr. VAN BUREN said, that this subject had some time since been referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, by a resolution of a gentleman from Illinois, (Mr. KANE.) The Committee had considered the subject attentively, and it was probable they would report to-morrow. It would be better, therefore, to lay the resolution on the table, until the report should be made, and then they would be able to... Continue Reading
The bill from the House, for the relief of Elizabeth Lewis, was then taken up: and, after some explanation by Messrs VAN BUREN and HOLMES, it was ordered to a third reading.
The following petitions were presented and referred: . . . By Mr. VAN BUREN, of Peter Harmony, J. Balestier & Co. and William Russel, severally, to be allowed to export Spanish playing cards, with benefit of drawback; of John A. Willinck, to be allowed the drawback on a quantity of sugar imported by him to Antwerp: of William H. Bassett, for damages sustained by the nonperformance of a... Continue Reading
The bill for the relief of James May passed through a Committee of the Whole, was explained by Mr. VAN BUREN, read a third time, and passed.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the same committee, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Ebenezer Oliver and others.