and Indians' Advocate
Wednesday, January 27, 1830
Vol. II, no. 41
Page 3, col. 2b-3b
Congress has done nothing of importance as yet on Indian affairs. We notice that on the 4th inst. the memorial, which our readers will find on our second page, was presented before the Senate, by Mr. Sanford, on whose motion it was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
Mr. Burnet moved that the memorial be printed.
Mr. Forsyth called for the reading of it.
The Secretary accordingly proceeded to read the memorial to the House; and had gone on for some time, when Mr. Bell rose and objected to the further reading of it.
Mr. Troup hoped the memorial would be printed, if the reading of it was discontinued:
Mr. Bell said, he asked the discontinuance of the reading of the memorial merely with a view to save the time of the Senate.
Mr. Burnet withdrew his motion to print the memorial.
Mr. Forsyth then moved to discharge the Committee from the further consideration of the memorial-which motion was carried in the affirmative-& on motion of Mr. Forsyth, the memorial was laid on the table.
In the Senate, Mr. Forsyth offered the following resolution.
Resolved, That the Committee on Indian Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of modifying the laws of the United States, for the regulation of trade and intercourse with the Indians, so as to exempt expressly from their operation, the territory occupied by any Indians within a State, over whom, as tribes or individuals, the laws of a State have been or may be extended by the Legislature thereof.