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MVB Senate remarks on import duties bill, 5 February 1823

On this bill a debate arose, which occupied the remainder of the day's session. Mr. Taylor, of Virginia, commenced the debate, by submitting, at much length, his objections to the bill. Messrs. Holmes, of Maine, Van Buren, Eaton, Lowrie, Mills, and Macon, joined in the debate—the two first named going more into the merits of the act in question, than the other gentlemen. The discussion turned principally on the question of the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court over causes originating in the State courts, the doctrines advanced, and the decisions made by the Supreme Court in questions of this character, &c. Finally, the bill was, on the motion of Mr. Van Buren, postponed to Monday next.

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