MVB Senate remarks on the judiciary, 13 April 1826
Thursday, April 13, 1826.
Mr. VAN BUREN said it was with some relutance that he relinquished his intention of vindicating the act of 1802, from what he considered the unjust attack made upon it by the gentleman from Rhode Island. The recommitment of this bill to the Judiciary Committee, on the resolution of the gentleman from New Hampshire, with the explanations which had been made by the gentlemen from New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Georgia, could be productive of no good, unless specific instructions were given as to the character of the bill which the Senate wished the committee to report. To commit it, without such instructions, would have no other effect than, in all probability, to defeat the bill.