MVB Senate remarks on the public lands, 21 April 1828
Monday, April 21, 1828.
Mr. VAN BUREN expressed himself favorable to the motion of Mr. RUGGLES.
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After a few remarks from Mr. VAN BUREN, Mr. BENTON spoke against the motion to amend, and discussed, at considerable length, the various propositions that had been made in relation to the public lands.
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Mr. VAN BUREN addressed the Senate at great length, in opposition to the bill, and in reply to the various arguments which had been urged in support of the bill and its various modifications.
Mr. M’KINLEY, after some explanations between him and Mr. VAN BUREN, proceeded to reply to the speech of Mr. V. B., and spoke about half an hour, in defence of the opinions formerly advanced by him; when the bill was ordered to lie on the table.