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Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P170B.pdf)

A Communication has been received from the Governor of Louisiana, melosing a Resolution of the General Assembly of that State, passed the 4th of February last, proposing "that the Constitution of the United States be so amended, that the President and Vice President shall hold their offices for the term of Six years, and that the President shall be ineligible afterwards." The Governor of the State of Georgia has transmitted sundry Resolutions of the General Assembly of that State concurring with the proposal of the States, the privilege of voting directly for the President and Vice President, without the intervention of Elections," and recommending" that the election of President and Vice President should in no case whatever be submitted to the decision of the House of Representatives of the United States." A letter from the Governor of the State of Mississippi has been received enclosing a Resolution of the General Assembly of that State, passing the fifth of February last; likewise one from the Governor of the Commonweath of Pennsylvania, enclosing Resolutions of the General Assembly of that State, passed on the 28th January 1830, in relation to the "Tariff of 1828;" and in addition thereis, one from the Governor of the State of Vermont, enclosing Resolutions of the General Assembly of that State, passed the 29th of October last in relation to "a uniform mode of choosing Elections of President and Vice = President throughout the United States, "as well as in relation to the "Tariff," which are submitted to the consideration of the Legislature, agreeably to the requests therein contained. You, Gentlemen coming as you do from the different portions of the State, and from among the concerns of its carious interests, will bring with you that information which is necessary to determine on the beneficial or injurious operation of our general laws; and if any apparent defects exist, by an interchange of sentiments and due deliberation, you will be able to decide whether such defects arise from any intrinsic fault, or deficient in our general code or in the details of our Statutes: or whether they arise from other incidental causes, which

Description: The journal of the Senate documents the proceedings in the chamber, including actions taken on bills, petitions and reports from committees read, and votes taken. The journals are not transcripts and therefore do not include floor speeches that are found in the modern Legislative Records.

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Language: English

Date: 1830

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