For congressional remarks that are not speeches.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred a resolution on the subject, on the 2<8>th of December, reported a bill “to divide the district of Kentucky into two Judicial Districts;” and the bill was read.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill “to repeal the second section of the act to regulate the mode of practice in the Courts of the United States for the district of Louisiana;” which was read and passed to a second reading.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bills. a bill “to authorize the Claimants of certain lands in the Territory of Florida, known as ‘Forbes’ Purchase,’ to institute a suit against the United States.” A bill “altering the time for holding one term of the District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania” A bill “directing the Courts of the United... Continue Reading
Mr. VAN BUREN presented the memorial of sundry aliens in the city of Washington, praying certain alterations in the laws respecting naturalization. Referred.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee of the Judiciary, reported a bill “declaring the consent of Congress to an act of the State of Alabama,” which was read, and passed to a second reading.
The bill “further to amend the judicial system of the United States;” and The bill for “altering the time of holding the session of the supreme court of the United States,” were severally read a second time, and, on motion of Mr. VAN BUREN, were postponed to, and made the order of the day for, Wednesday the 18th instant.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill to annul “An act concerning wrecks and wrecked property,” passed by the Governor and Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida; which was read, and passed to a second reading.
Mr. VAN BUREN, for the reason that most of the business which had been introduced, was before the various committees, and very little before the Senate, and that it was desirable to give the committees all the time practicable, to digest and prepare the matters referred to them, moved that the Senate adjourn over to Monday; which motion was agreed to; and then The Senate adjourned to Monday.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill “for the relief of Anna Dabord;” which was read, and passed to a second reading.
The following petitions were presented and referred: . . . By Mr. VAN BUREN, the petition of sundry Revolutionary officers and soldiers, of a similar nature with those heretofore presented.
Mr. HOLMES explained the nature of the bill, which was to prevent an illegal traffic being carried on by the vessels investigating the interior waters of the United States. He entered at some length into the provisions of the various acts which had been passed on the subject of the coasting trade, since the year 1792, and explained the reasons of their being insufficient at the present time. He... Continue Reading
Mr. VAN BUREN, in expressing his preference, yesterday, for the judicial system proposed by "the gentleman from Virginia," referred to the plan of Mr. TAZEWELL, and not, as was erroneously supposed, to that of Mr. BARBOUR. To the latter he entertained objections of the most decided character. Having misstated Mr. Van Buren's meaning in the particular, we subjoin a fuller report of his remarks on... Continue Reading
The Senate then proceeded to consider the resolutions submitted on Tuesday, by Mr. VAN BUREN, relative to amending the Constitution, on the subject of Roads and Canals. Mr. VAN BUREN moved to lay them on the table; expressing his intention of calling them up at an early day; which was agreed to.
Mr. VAN BUREN presented the petition of William Smith, one of the heirs and representatives of Francis Cazeau, praying indemnity for sacrifices and services during the Revolutionary war. Referred.
Mr. VAN BUREN presented the memorial of Enrico Causici, sculptor, praying that an additional appropriation may be made, to enable him to proceed to execute, in marble, an allegorical group, for the use of the Senate Chamber, which he has modelled in plaster, under an appropriation heretofore made by Congress for that purpose. Referred to the select committee appointed on the letter from Rembrandt... Continue Reading