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.
On motion of Mr. VAN BUREN, the Senate adjourned, at a quarter past 2 o’clock, to meet this day at 11.
The bill concerning lands belonging to non-residents, passed through a Committee of the Whole, and, having been discussed by Messrs. HARRISON, KANE, VAN BUREN, BERRIEN, and ROWAN, it was ordered to lie on the table.
The bill to regulate the intercourse between the United States and the British Colonies, was returned from the other House with amendments. Mr. JOHNSTON, of Lou., moved that the Senate agree to the amendments. On motion of Mr. VAN BUREN, the bill was ordered to lie on the table until the afternoon. * * * On motion of Mr. JOHNSTON, of Louisiana, the Senate took up the amendment of the other... Continue Reading
The bill to increase the salary of the Marshal of the Eastern District of Virginia, passed through a Committee of the Whole; and after having been explained by Messrs. VAN BUREN and HOLMES, an amendment was adopted; when the bill was read a third time, and passed.
On motion of Mr. VAN BUREN, the Senate then adjourned.
The bill for the relief of Jno. E. Dorsey passed through a Committee of the Whole, was explained by Messrs. HOLMES and VAN BUREN, and opposed by Mr. CHANDLER, then read a third time, and passed.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the same Committee, requested to be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of Moses Jewett, John C. Smith, and Wm. Tharp. Granted.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill “entitled an act declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the Legislature of the State of Alabama,” reported it without amendment.
Mr. VAN BUREN presented the memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of the City of New York, praying that the “bill altering the acts for collecting duties on certain imports,” may not be passed, which was read, and ordered to be printed.
The bill to graduate the price of Public Lands, and to cede the refuse to the States in which they lie, was read a second time. After some conversation between Messrs. VAN BUREN, KANE, NOBLE, and JOHNSTON, of Lou. the bill, on motion of Mr. VAN BUREN, was ordered to be upon the table.
On motion of Mr. ROBBINS, the bill for the relief of Ebenezer Oliver, was again taken up. Mr. VAN BUREN moved that this bill be laid on the table, giving as the reason for his motion, the impossibility that it could be satisfactorily acted upon this Session; and, after a few remarks from Mr. BERRIEN, the motion was agreed to.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the same Committee, reported . . . Also, the bill from the House, concerning lands in the territories of the United States, belonging to non-residents, with amendments.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the same Committee, reported the bill to provide for adjustment of the claims under the first article of the Treaty of Ghent, with amendments.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported . . . Also, a bill to establish an additional Judicial District in the Territory of Florida; which was read.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill further to amend the Judicial System of the United States; which was read.