U.S. Senate (Jan. 1825-3 March 1829): Reconciliation with DeWitt Clinton, support for Andrew Jackson, formation of Jacksonian Democratic coalition, election of 1828, gubernatorial tenure.
Mr. VAN BUREN presented the memorial (as was understood by our reporter) of sundry citizens of the State of New York, in relation to the proposed reduction of the duty on salt; which was ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the bill for the relief of Simeon Broadmeadow, without amendment.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported . . . also the bill for the relief of Catherine Stearns and George Blake, severally, without amendment.
Mr. VAN BUREN from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the bill for prosecuting and deciding controversies between the several States,
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a joint resolution, authorizing the publication of the document containing a list of the names of the Officers and Soldiers of the Revolution entitled to bounty lands, in the usual form and manner, by the printers for the two Houses, and, also, for three insertions of the same in the papers which publish the laws of the United States;... Continue Reading
Mr. BERRIEN offered two amendments, to obviate objections offered by Mr. SMITH, of South Carolina, the first of which, making exceptions to the operation of the bill in all cases affecting the United States in the collection of revenue, after having been discussed by Messrs. BERRIEN, COBB, HARRISON, BRANCH, VAN BUREN, and HAYNE, was adopted, by 20 to 18.
Mr. VAN BUREN said, that the proposition of the Senator from South Carolina was of a very grave character, and would not he hoped find favor with the Senate. It was nothing less than an attempt to change the administration of justice in the Federal courts, in one of its features that was essential, and had existed from the commencement of the government. A measure of that description could not be... Continue Reading
The bill for the relied of Ann Dubord, was read a second time in Committee of the Whole; and on the question, shall the bill be engrossed for a third reading, Mr. VAN BUREN rose to explain the circumstances connected with the case. The bill had already passed the Senate three or four times, without ever having been acted on by the House. The petitioner had removed with her husband, from New... Continue Reading
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill for the relief of William Connor, granting to him the right of pre-emption to 448 acres of land; which was read, and ordered to a second reading.
Mr. VAN BUREN, also, from the same Committee, reported on the subject of providing, by law, a mode in which sureties of public officers and agents may compel the United States to use due diligence in coercing their principals to timely and final settlements of their accounts, and in default of discharging their sureties, that there existed no necessity for any further provision on this subject.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported against the increase of the Salary of the District Judge of the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill for the relief of John Culverston, and for the payment of an interpreter for the District Court of the United States, for the Eastern District in Louisiana; which was read, and ordered to a second reading.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the subject of providing suitable buildings for the accommodation of the Court of the several Judicial Districts, reported that it was not expedient to make the provision at the present time.
On motion of Mr. VAN BUREN, the orders of the day were postponed, and the bill for the relief of Simeon Broadmeadow was taken up, and read a second time. Mr. VAN BUREN explained the nature of the bill. Mr. Broadmeadow, in whose favor it was framed, was an alien, had come to this country with the intention of establishing himself, and was desirous of obtaining the privilege of making use of... Continue Reading
The following resolution, submitted yesterday by Mr. VAN BUREN, was considered: “Resolved, That, for the present session, the Senate will, on Friday of each week, proceed to the consideration of Executive business;” and, on motion of Mr. SMITH, of Maryland, ordered to be on the table.