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The responsibility you have assumed is exactly what I would have expected from you. You know I have always described the best trait in your character to be firmness in time of real difficulty. Do but complete the work and you may rest assured you will never have occasion to regret your course. The... Continue Reading
I understand by letters from several of our friends that a serious diversity of opinion exists amongst you at Albany on the subject of the propriety of an expression of opinion on the Presidential question. The objections to that course are certainly not without weight and if our freinds at Albany... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren presented the petition of James Thomas, late Quartermaster General in the Army, praying that a judgment obtained by the United States against him in the Supreme Court of the Territory of Michigan, in September, 1818, may be opened, and a new trial granted, so that may be let in to a... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren presented the memorial of the United Society, called Shakers, of New York, praying to be exempted from the performance of militia duty, being conscientiously opposed to bearing arms; which was read, and referred to the Committee on the Militia.
On motion of Mr. Smith, the Senate (as in Committee of the Whole) resumed the consideration of the bill from the other House, making appropriations for the military service of the United States, for the year 1824. The question was stated from the Chair, to be upon the motion made by Mr. Macon, when... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill in addition to an act entitled "An act to amend the ordinance and acts of Congress for the government of the Territory of Michigan, and for other purposes," reported it without amendment.
Mr. V. B., from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill to provide for the settlement of certain pecuniary claims against the United States, reported it without amendments.
Mr. V. B., from the same committee, to whom the subject was referred by resolution of the Senate of the 17th December last, reported a bill in addition to the act relative to the election of a President and Vice President of the United States, which was twice read, by unanimous consent.
The motion to take up the resolutions prevailed. Mr. King of New York, then moved for the indefinite postponement of the whole subject. This motion gave rise to considerable discussion, in which Messrs. King of New York, Hayne, Van Buren, Lowrie, Lloyd of Maryland, Mills, Holmes of Maine, Bell, and... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred two resolutions upon the expediency of amending the judiciary system of the United States, reported two bills on the subject; one of which provides, that no law of any of the States shall be rendered invalid, without the... Continue Reading