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On the question of agreeing to this amendment, Mr. VAN BUREN rose, and addressed the Senate as follows:      In noticing the proposed amendments, I shall give my own views, and, as far as I understand them, the views of the majority of the committee, in relation to the bill under consideration. The... Continue Reading
I have recd. your favour of the 22d. and at the same time, under another cover, the paper containing your observations on the depending modification of the federal Courts. The Judicial Department is evidently not a little difficult to be accomodated to the territorial extent to which the... Continue Reading
The writer of the enclosed is a young gentleman of strict integrity. Will you have the goodness to enable me to answer his letter?
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.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the same committee, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Ebenezer Oliver and others.
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... Continue Reading
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.
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.
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.... Continue Reading