Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill further to amend the Judicial System of the United States; which was read.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported, without amendment, the bill to authorize the Governor and Legislative Council of Florida to provide for holding additional terms of the Superior Court in that Territory.
Mr. VAN BUREN also presented the petition of sundry officers of the Revolutionary army, for compensation for their services. Referred.
Mr. VAN BUREN, presented the petition of the inhabitants of twenty towns in St. Lawrence County, stating that the duties levied by the British Government on produce carried into Canada, operated as a virtual prohibition to the introduction of commodities of the United States: It also stated, that the navigable part of the River St. Lawrence runs, for fifteen miles, through the Territory of the... Continue Reading
Messrs. MARKS and VAN BUREN presented private petitions, which were referred.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Henry Barton.
The order of the day then being called, the bill to provide for reports of decisions in the Supreme Court, was taken up, and, after an explanation from Mr. VAN BUREN, and an amendment proposed by the Judiciary Committee had been agreed to, it was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Judiciary Committee, reported the bill to authorize the President to cause a survey to be made of the Northern boundary of the State of Indiana, without amendment.
Mr. VAN BUREN said, that the general law, passed in 1821, provided for the removal of causes from the Circuit Court of one State to that of another. But a difficulty which was not then anticipated had since arisen, and very much embarrassed the course of judicial proceeding under that act. In some of the States there were no Circuit Courts; the causes usually tried in Circuit Courts, being acted... Continue Reading
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill to authorize the removal of causes from certain Courts of the United States, in certain cases; which was read.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the bill to provide for reports of the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, without amendment.
Mr. VAN BUREN submitted the following resolution: Resolved, That the Library Committee inquire into the expediency of purchasing, for the use of the two Houses of Congress, the usual number of copies of the seventh volume of the laws of the United States, proposed to be published by Wm. A. Davis, of the city of New York.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported . . . also, a Bill to authorize the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the United States, for the District of Georgia, to cancel a bond given for the exportation, beyond the limits of the United States, of sundry African negroes, a parcel of the cargo of the Spanish brig Antelope, or Ramirez; which were read, and ordered to a second reading.
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a Bill for the relief of Anna Dubord;
Mr. VAN BUREN, from the same committee, also reported the Bill giving the assent of Congress to an act of the Legislature of Alabama, incorporating the Cahawba Navigation Company, without amendment.