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MVB, Senate remarks on bill regarding crimes against the U.S. government, 17 May 1824

On motion of Mr. Lloyd, of Massachusetts, the Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill "to provide for the punishment of certain crimes committed in any navy yard, fort, arsenal, magazine, dockyard, lighthouse, tract of land, or other place, the exclusive jurisdiction of which belongs to the United States;" Mr. King, of Alabama, was called to the Chair. Mr. Lanman opposed the passage of the bill, and was replied to by Mr. Lloyd. Mr. Eaton submitted a new bill, as an amendment to that under consideration. The amendment was adopted; and the bill, as amended, was reported to the Senate. Messrs. J. S. Johnston, of Louisiana, Talbot, Holmes, of Maine, Mills, Chandler, Van Buren, and Lanman, discussed the propriety and expediency of passing the bill. An amendment proposed by Mr. Mills, rendering the bill more specific as to the crimes to be included in its provisions, was adopted. The bill was then passed to be engrossed and read the third time . . .

Van Buren voted with the majority in favor of passage.

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Source: <em>Annals of Congress</em>
Collection: N/A
Series: Series 4 (3 December 1821-31 December 1824)