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After a few remarks by Messrs. VAN BUREN and JOHNSTON, of Lou- Mr HOLMES moved to postpone the further consideration of the bill to the first Monday in December next, which was decided in the affirmative, by yeas and nays, as follows: YEAS-Messrs Barton, Berrien, Bouligny, Branch, Chandler, Clayton, Dickerson, Eaton, Findlay, Harper, Hayne, Holmes, King, Marks, Reed, Smith, Tazewell, Van Buren,... Continue Reading
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Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary reported a bill regulating processes in the courts of the United States, admitted into the Union, since the 29th of February, 1789; which was ready, and passed to a second reading.
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Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the message from the House, requesting a conference on the subject of the Judiciary bill, made the following report: “The Judiciary Committee, on the message from the House of Representatives, proposing a conference on the subject of the disagreeing votes of the two Houses, on the amendment proposed by the Senate to the bill... Continue Reading
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The Senate then took up the bill “to alter the times of holding the Circuit Courts of the United States for the District of New York, and the April term of the Circuit Court for the District of Connecticut. (This bill changes the time of holding the Circuit Court in the District of New York to the last Mondays in May and November, and the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of... Continue Reading
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On motion of Mr. VAN BUREN, the Message from the House requesting a conference on the subject of the Judiciary Bill, was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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Mr. VAN BUREN remarked, that, by the act organizing the Territorial Government of Florida, it was necessary that all the acts of the Governor and General should be approved by Congress before they become absolute[.] This regulation was well known, and as these acts granting divorces had been passed in December last, it was not probable that new connections had been formed since that time.
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Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill to extend the Patent of Jonathan Lucas, Jun. (for a machine for cleaning rice) for a further period of fourteen years; which was read, and passed to a second reading.
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A short debate took place on this notion between Messrs. BELL, BRANCH VAN BUREN, MILLS, and BERRIEN; Mr. BRANCH claiming the privilege of being allowed to reply to the arguments which had been urged against his motion, and Mr. MILLS stating the necessity he should be under, by information that he had received from home, of absenting himself in a short time from the Senate.
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On motion of Mr. VAN BU[R]EN, the Senate took up the bill to alter the time of holding the terms of the Supreme Court of the United States; (from the first Monday in February to the seoncd Monday in January, annually.) . . . Mr. VAN BUREN observed, that the bill simply proposed to extend the term of the Supreme Court three weeks. The necessity for this, and all the reasons on the subject being so... Continue Reading
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Mr. VAN BUREN, from the [C]ommittee on the Judiciary, reported the bill to alt[e]r the time of holding the District Court[s] in the district of North Carolina, without amendment.
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Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill “for the relief of James Ross;” which was read, and passed to a second reading.
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(Mr. VAN BUREN rose to explain, he had stated, on the part of Tennessee, that there had been no complaint—their memorials were such as they ought to have been—they stated their grievances fairly and fully, and left it to the wisdom of Congress to apply the remedy. But he had stated that complaints had been made elsewhere.
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Agreeably to notice, Mr. VAN BUREN asked, and having obtained leave, introduced a bill “to alter the time of holding the Circuit Court of the United States, for the District of New York, and the April term of the Circuit Court for the District of Connecticut; which was twice read, and referred.
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Mr. VAN BUREN moved the Senate to take up, agreeably to the order of the day, the bill from the other House to amend the Judicial System of the United States, that a particular day might be assigned for its consideration. The motion prevailing—Mr. VAN BUREN said it would be recollected that when the proposed amendment to the bill (the modification of the District,) was reported by the Committee... Continue Reading
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On motion of Mr. VAN BUREN, the bill to amend the Judiciary System of the United States was made the special order of the day for Wednesday next.
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