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Mr. VAN BUREN said that the subject under consideration was justly considered by the gentlemen who had spoken before him, as one of the utmost importance, requiring prompt, zealous, and efficient attention of the government. It was one in which a great portion of his immediate constituents, from... Continue Reading
Mr Rodgers is a man of worth & respectability. Can any thing be done for his son.
Mr. VAN BUREN moved to recommit the bill to the Committee on Foreign Relations, with the following instructions: “Resolved, That the bill “For the suppression of Piracy in the West Indies,” be recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Relations, with instructions to report amendments thereto, giving... Continue Reading
The Senate again took up the bill “for the Suppression of Piracy.” The following motion, made yesterday, by Mr. VAN BUREN, being still pending, viz: Resolved, That the bill “For the suppression of Piracy in the West Indies,” be recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Relations, with instructions to... Continue Reading
The Senate resumed consideration of the bill to suppress Piracy in the West Indies—the amendment proposed by Mr. SMITH (granting aid to merchantmen to arm) being still pending. On this amendment, and various propositions to modify it, in regard to the kind and quantity of armament required, the... Continue Reading
Mr. VAN BUREN then renewed the motion he had unsuccessfully made in committee of the whole, to recommit the bill to a select committee, with instructions “to report amendments thereto, giving power to the President, on its being satisfactorily proved to him that any of the pirates, mentioned in the... Continue Reading
I beg leave to introduce to you <illegible> my Son who is greatly bound to your kindness.
Your good husband occasionally (when asked) says that you make enquires about & kind friendly messages to us; but they are <illegible> so <illegible>, & so long between, that I am inclined to think that you have forgotten us poor congressmen. So far as the lower house is... Continue Reading
The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee on the Judiciary, unfavorable to the petition of Ebenezer Oliver and others, together with the motion to strike out of the resolution accompanying, the word “not,” so as to reverse the report. The debate on this subject was resumed... Continue Reading
Mr. VAN BUREN presented the petition of Waters Smith, Marshal of East Florida, and John M. Hanson, Marshal for the Middle District of Florida, praying that an act may be passed, defining their official powers and duties. Referred.

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