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On motion of Mr. VAN BUREN, the orders of the day were postponed, and the bill for the relief of Simeon Broadmeadow was taken up, and read a second time. Mr. VAN BUREN explained the nature of the bill. Mr. Broadmeadow, in whose favor it was framed, was an alien, had come to this country with the intention of establishing himself, and was desirous of obtaining the privilege of making use of... Continue Reading
The following resolution, submitted yesterday by Mr. VAN BUREN, was considered: “Resolved, That, for the present session, the Senate will, on Friday of each week, proceed to the consideration of Executive business;” and, on motion of Mr. SMITH, of Maryland, ordered to be on the table.
On motion of Mr. VAN BUREN, the Senate adjourned, at a quarter past 2 o’clock, to meet this day at 11.
The bill concerning lands belonging to non-residents, passed through a Committee of the Whole, and, having been discussed by Messrs. HARRISON, KANE, VAN BUREN, BERRIEN, and ROWAN, it was ordered to lie on the table.
The bill to regulate the intercourse between the United States and the British Colonies, was returned from the other House with amendments. Mr. JOHNSTON, of Lou., moved that the Senate agree to the amendments. On motion of Mr. VAN BUREN, the bill was ordered to lie on the table until the afternoon. * * * On motion of Mr. JOHNSTON, of Louisiana, the Senate took up the amendment of the other... Continue Reading
The bill to increase the salary of the Marshal of the Eastern District of Virginia, passed through a Committee of the Whole; and after having been explained by Messrs. VAN BUREN and HOLMES, an amendment was adopted; when the bill was read a third time, and passed.
On motion of Mr. VAN BUREN, the Senate then adjourned.
The bill for the relief of Jno. E. Dorsey passed through a Committee of the Whole, was explained by Messrs. HOLMES and VAN BUREN, and opposed by Mr. CHANDLER, then read a third time, and passed.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the same Committee, requested to be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of Moses Jewett, John C. Smith, and Wm. Tharp. Granted.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill “entitled an act declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the Legislature of the State of Alabama,” reported it without amendment.
Mr. VAN BUREN presented the memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of the City of New York, praying that the “bill altering the acts for collecting duties on certain imports,” may not be passed, which was read, and ordered to be printed.
The bill to graduate the price of Public Lands, and to cede the refuse to the States in which they lie, was read a second time. After some conversation between Messrs. VAN BUREN, KANE, NOBLE, and JOHNSTON, of Lou. the bill, on motion of Mr. VAN BUREN, was ordered to be upon the table.
On motion of Mr. ROBBINS, the bill for the relief of Ebenezer Oliver, was again taken up. Mr. VAN BUREN moved that this bill be laid on the table, giving as the reason for his motion, the impossibility that it could be satisfactorily acted upon this Session; and, after a few remarks from Mr. BERRIEN, the motion was agreed to.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the same Committee, reported . . . Also, the bill from the House, concerning lands in the territories of the United States, belonging to non-residents, with amendments.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the same Committee, reported the bill to provide for adjustment of the claims under the first article of the Treaty of Ghent, with amendments.