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Mr. Van Buren, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the Message of the President of the United States, in relation to certain acts of the Governor of the Territory of Arkansas, reported a bill, "confirming certain acts of James Miller, as Governor of the Territory of Arkansas, and for other purposes." The bill was twice read.
Mr. Van Buren, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted a report on the petition of Thomas Hewes, of Louisiana, accompanied by a bill for his relief. The bill was read, and passed to a second reading, and the report was ordered to be printed.
Mr. Van Buren, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of Charles S. Hempstead, and others, members of the bar in Missouri, reported a bill to alter the times of holding the District Courts in the District of Missouri; which was read, and passed to a second reading.
Mr. Van Buren, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act giving the consent and sanction of Congress to a certain act of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida," reported it without amendment.
Mr. Van Buren, of New York, said, that it had not been his intention to add any thing to the remarks he had heretofore submitted on the motion now under consideration, but some explanation on his part had become necessary. It would, he thought, be injustice, as well to his constituents as to himself, to suffer the new views which had been taken of the subject by his honorable colleague, to pass... Continue Reading
The fourth section of the original bill having been stricken out, yesterday, the question was upon inserting a new section, proposed in lieu of it, by Mr. Van Buren, which provides that, on a return of no property found, upon a fieri facias, the plaintiff may file an affidavit that he has good cause to believe that a fraudulent conveyance, or concealment of property, has been made by the debtor;... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren made a few remarks, in explanation of his amendment. The question was upon adopting his substitute for the first section of the bill; which substitute provides that, on an affidavit of the debtor's intention to leave the country, substantiated by the evidence of two credible witnesses, the creditor shall have a right to hold him to bail. Mr. Mills suggested several amendments to... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren said he was in the minority on the committee that reported this bill, and subsequent reflection had confirmed him in the opinion that the bill ought not to pass. Before the State of Alabama was admitted into the Union, she was required to pass an ordinance that the then navigable waters within her territories should be forever free from toll or exaction to her own citizens, and to... Continue Reading
On motion by Mr. Van Buren, the last mentioned bill was recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Van Buren, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred two resolutions upon the expediency of amending the judiciary system of the United States, reported two bills on the subject; one of which provides, that no law of any of the States shall be rendered invalid, without the concurrence of at least five Judges of the Supreme Court; their opinions to be separately expressed. The... Continue Reading
The motion to take up the resolutions prevailed. Mr. King of New York, then moved for the indefinite postponement of the whole subject. This motion gave rise to considerable discussion, in which Messrs. King of New York, Hayne, Van Buren, Lowrie, Lloyd of Maryland, Mills, Holmes of Maine, Bell, and Dickerson, participated. It was contended, on the one hand, that it could not be expected by the... Continue Reading
Mr. V. B., from the same committee, to whom the subject was referred by resolution of the Senate of the 17th December last, reported a bill in addition to the act relative to the election of a President and Vice President of the United States, which was twice read, by unanimous consent.
Mr. V. B., from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill to provide for the settlement of certain pecuniary claims against the United States, reported it without amendments.
Mr. Van Buren, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill in addition to an act entitled "An act to amend the ordinance and acts of Congress for the government of the Territory of Michigan, and for other purposes," reported it without amendment.
On motion of Mr. Smith, the Senate (as in Committee of the Whole) resumed the consideration of the bill from the other House, making appropriations for the military service of the United States, for the year 1824. The question was stated from the Chair, to be upon the motion made by Mr. Macon, when the bill was before under consideration, to strike out the clause providing for the purchase of a... Continue Reading