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MVB, Senate remarks and motion on Florida government bill, 24 May 1824

On motion of Mr. Van Buren, the bill from the other House "to amend an act, entitled 'An act to amend an act for the establishment of a Territorial government in Florida, and for other purposes," was taken up for consideration in Committee of the Whole. Mr. Van Buren explained the objects of the bill. Mr. Chandler made a remark in relation to it; and the bill was reported to the Senate without amendment. Mr. Edwards then commented briefly on the operation of the bill, and moved an amendment, respecting the designation of a resident Judge of the Court in Florida. This amendment was opposed by Messrs. Jackson, and H. Johnson, of Louisiana, and supported by Mr. Holmes, of Maine. Mr. Edwards withdrew his amendment to give place to another proposed by Mr. Van Buren. Mr. Kelly opposed the amendment, and was replied to by Messrs. Van Buren and King, of Alabama. The amendment was agreed to, and the bill was passed to a third reading.

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