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Mr. VAN BUREN, in expressing his preference, yesterday, for the judicial system proposed by "the gentleman from Virginia," referred to the plan of Mr. TAZEWELL, and not, as was erroneously supposed, to that of Mr. BARBOUR. To the latter he entertained objections of the most decided character. Having misstated Mr. Van Buren's meaning in the particular, we subjoin a fuller report of his remarks on... Continue Reading
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The Senate then proceeded to consider the resolutions submitted on Tuesday, by Mr. VAN BUREN, relative to amending the Constitution, on the subject of Roads and Canals. Mr. VAN BUREN moved to lay them on the table; expressing his intention of calling them up at an early day; which was agreed to.
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Mr. VAN BUREN presented the petition of William Smith, one of the heirs and representatives of Francis Cazeau, praying indemnity for sacrifices and services during the Revolutionary war. Referred.
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Mr. VAN BUREN presented the memorial of Enrico Causici, sculptor, praying that an additional appropriation may be made, to enable him to proceed to execute, in marble, an allegorical group, for the use of the Senate Chamber, which he has modelled in plaster, under an appropriation heretofore made by Congress for that purpose. Referred to the select committee appointed on the letter from Rembrandt... Continue Reading
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Mr. VAN BUREN, from the same committee, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Ebenezer Oliver and others.
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Various other amendments, of inferior importance, were offered to the details of the bill, some of which succeeded, and others were lost—in the proposition or discussion of which Messrs. COBB, MILLS, VAN BUREN, BROWN of Ohio, and JOHNSON of Ky. took part.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mr. VAN BUREN submitted the following motion for consideration: “Resolved, That Congress does not possess the power to make Roads and Canals within the respective States. “Resolved, That a select committee be appointed, with instructions to prepare and report a Joint Resolution, for an amendment of the Constitution, prescribing and defining the power Congress shall have over the subject of... Continue Reading
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