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MVB, Senate remarks on Louisiana land claim bill, 25 May 1824

Mr. Van Buren, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the bill, entitled "An act to authorize the legal representatives of the Marquis de Maison Rouge, and those claiming under him, to institute a suit against the United States, and for other purposes," without amendment.

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The bill from the House of Representatives, "to authorize the legal representatives of the Marquis de Maison Rouge to commence an action in the courts of the United States, to try the validity of his title to lands, the claim to which is disputed by the United States," was taken up for consideration in Committee of the Whole. After a discussion of considerable length, in which Messrs. Van Dyke, Dickerson, H. Johnson, of Louisiana, Van Buren, J. S. Johnston of Louisiana, King of Alabama, Lowrie, and Brown, took part, the bill was refused a third reading . . .

Van Buren voted with the majority in refusing to allow 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)