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The report of the Judiciary Committee, unfavorable to the petition of John Hall, was taken up for consideration. Mr. Van Buren stated that the petitioner was a paymaster in the service of the United States; that he had become a defaulter to a considerable amount, and was now imprisoned in the State... Continue Reading
On motion by Mr. Van Buren, the Committee on the Judiciary, who were instructed by a resolution of the Senate, of the 9th instant, to inquire into the expediency of certain additions to the index to the laws, were discharged from the further consideration thereof.
Mr. Van Buren, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act to alter the times of holding the district court at Mobile, in the district of Maine," reported it with an amendment; which was read, and ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate.
Mr. Van Buren gave notice that he should ask leave, on Thurday next, to introduce a joint resolution, proposing an amendment of the Constitution of the United States, on the subject of power of Congress to make roads and canals.
Mr. Van Buren rose, in pursuance of notice given on Wednesday last, to ask leave to introduce a joint resolution, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, on the subject of the power of Congress to make roads and canals. He said he was as much opposed as any man, to frequent... Continue Reading
Leave was then granted, and Mr. Van Buren offered the following resolution, which was read, and passed to a second reading: "Resolved, &c., That the following amendment of the Constitution of the United States be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States: "Congress shall have power to... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren presented the petition of Conrad Ten Eyck, of Detroit, in the Territory of Michigan, praying indemnification for a quantity of merchandise, of which he was plundered by the Chippewa Indians, during the late war; and for which it was their intention to provide, by a supplemental... Continue Reading
On motion, by Mr. Van Buren, the Committee on the Judiciary were discharged from the further consideration of the petition of James Hunter and John P. Williamson, presented and referred on the 30th December.
As it will relieve my feelings of disappointement and mortification which I find growing rather than subsiding as I go, to think out, having nobody to talk to, you must suffer me to <meander> an hour or two in the bustle and jam of the steamboat to inflict what may perhaps be a long letter on... Continue Reading
The Mercury, and the Telescope, are usually regarded abroad, as exhibiting more nearly than any other papers the leading opinions of South Carolina on the passing politics of the day. A comment appeared in the Mercury of the 14th inst., on Mr. Van Buren's Inaugural Address, which I do not believe... Continue Reading