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MVB Senate remarks on colonial trade bill, 28 February 1827

Mr. VAN BUREN said he should vote against it, because, when the Senate decided to strike out the original bill, it seemed a sufficient declaration of its view of the subject. He thought the act of 1823 better than the amendment from the gentleman from Maryland. The former empowered the President to close the ports by proclamation, against any Power whose ports were closed against us. Now, this amendment went to close the ports without any proclamation. The fact of an interdict ought, on the contrary, to be declared by proclamation. He repeated that, after the decision of the Senate, on a former question, it was needless to press this amendment.

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Source: <em>Register of Debates</em>
Collection: N/A
Series: Series 5 (1 January 1825-3 March 1829)