MVB Senate remarks on relief bill for Anna Dubord, 4 January 1828
Friday, January 4, 1828.
The bill for the relied of Ann Dubord, was read a second time in Committee of the Whole; and on the question, shall the bill be engrossed for a third reading,
Mr. VAN BUREN rose to explain the circumstances connected with the case. The bill had already passed the Senate three or four times, without ever having been acted on by the House. The petitioner had removed with her husband, from New Orleans, to the Island of Cuba, for the benefit of his health, where she remained with him until his death. She was now anxious to return with her slaves to the United States, but was prevented by the operation of the law, from carrying her intention into effect. The object of this bill was to secure to her that right-These slaves, it will appear from the documents, were the identical domestics and the offspring of them, which had been taken with her, in her removal to Cuba.
The bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.