For congressional remarks that are not speeches.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred the bill to alter the term of the District Courts of the United States, in the Western District of Virginia, reported it without amendment.
The Senate again took up the bill “for the Suppression of Piracy.” The following motion, made yesterday, by Mr. VAN BUREN, being still pending, viz: Resolved, That the bill “For the suppression of Piracy in the West Indies,” be recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Relations, with instructions to report amendments thereto, giving power to the President, on its being satisfactorily proved to him... Continue Reading
The Senate took up, as in committee of the whole, the bill to provide for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States, and for other purposes. A considerable time was spent in the discussion of the details of this bill, which was participated in by Messrs. HAYNE, HOLMES, of Maine, COBB, CHANDLER, DICKERSON, VAN BUREN, BROWN, JOHNSON, of Ken. and TALBOT.
Mr. VAN BUREN then renewed the motion he had unsuccessfully made in committee of the whole, to recommit the bill to a select committee, with instructions “to report amendments thereto, giving power to the President, on its being satisfactorily proved to him that any of the pirates, mentioned in the said act, find refuge in any of the cities or ports of the said Island of Cuba, or other Islands... Continue Reading
The bill for the relief of Thomas L. Ogden, and others, was again taken up, and, after some further debate, in which Mr. VAN BUREN zealously supported the claim, the bill was ordered to a third reading.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill allowing fees to the District Attorney of Missouri; which was read.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom the resolution was referred, authorizing the purchase of a certain number of copies of the Journals of Congress, from 1774 to 1788, reported it without amendment.
Mr. RUGGLES and Mr. VAN BUREN advocated the justice and equity of the claim. It had twice passed the House, but had not got through both Houses for want of time. The claim was originally for 7,000 dollars, but had been reduced to the sum now proposed, of $3,110, to which the petitioners were fairly entitled, in the opinion of the committee that reported the bill, &c. The debate continued some... Continue Reading
The Senate having resumed the consideration of the bill “to abolish imprisonment for debt,” The first part of the first section of the bill being as follows:-“That no bail or security for the appearance of any defendant or defendants shall hereafter be required upon the service of the original, or mesne process, issuing out of the Courts of the United States, in any action or suit whatever,... Continue Reading
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill to authorize the issuing of letters patent to Adolphus G. Trott; which was read, and ordered to be passed to a second reading.
The Senate proceeded to consider, as in committee of the whole, the bill allowing fees to the District Attorney of Missouri, when, after some debate, in which Messrs. VAN BUREN, BARTON, EATON, and BENTON, took part, the bill was, on motion of Mr. Eaton, ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill abolishing imprisonment for debt, reported the same.