MVB, Senate remarks on Josiah Hook Jr. relief bill, 9 January 1824
The bill for the relief of Josiah Hook, junior, reported by the Committee on the Judiciary, was taken up, as in Committee of the Whole. The bill provides for the payment of $1,165 to Josiah Hook, junior, collector of the port of Penobscot, in Maine, as indemnification for a judgment obtained against him, for the seizure of some cattle, within his district, during the late war, which he had reason to suppose were intended to be smuggled for the use of the enemy. Some observations upon the ground and merits of this claim were made by Messrs. Holmes, of Maine, Eaton, Van Buren, and Mills. The bill was then reported to the Senate, and passed to be engrossed, and read the third time.