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I beg leave to introduce to you <unclear word> my Son who is greatly bound to your kindness.
Your good husband occasionally (when asked) says that you make enquires about & kind friendly messages to us; but they are <unclear word> so <unclear word>, & so long between, that I am inclined to think that you have forgotten us poor congressmen. So far as the lower house is... Continue Reading
The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee on the Judiciary, unfavorable to the petition of Ebenezer Oliver and others, together with the motion to strike out of the resolution accompanying, the word “not,” so as to reverse the report. The debate on this subject was resumed... Continue Reading
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. EATON then moved to add the following as an amendment: “If any objection shall arise to the vote or votes of any state, it shall be filed in writing and entered on the Journals of the Senate and House of Representatives; but the two Houses shall not separate until the entire votes are counted... Continue Reading
Mr. VAN BUREN agreed that something ought to be done, and they must adopt one of two courses; either the present system, as a system, should be retained, and be extended to these states, by appointing additional judges; or, that the system should be changed. He urged the necessity of carefully... Continue Reading
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, of New York, said, that the question immediately before the Senate, was a motion to postpone indefinitely, made on the single ground of want of time to do justice to so important a subject. The wide range of debate which this question had produced, would be more properly considered... Continue Reading
Mr. VAN BUREN offered a few remarks; he expressed his unwillingness to go into the discussion at so late a period of the session, but he did not see how it could be avoided. He therefore felt himself under some sense of obligation and duty to proceed to the examination and discussion of the subject... Continue Reading
Mr. VAN BUREN thought it apparent, from the votes of to-day, that the Senate was not only determined on acting on this subject, but was decidedly in favor of the principle contained in the Bill; that is, the appointment of additional circuit judges, who should be also Judges of the Supreme Court.... Continue Reading

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