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MARTIN VAN BUREN

President Van Buren vetoed one bill, which was a
pocket veto.
There were no vetoes in the first and second sessions
of the Twenty-fifth Congress nor in the first and
second sessions of the Twenty-sixty Congress.

Twenty-fifth Congress, Third Session

Pocket Veto 23 S. Res. 15.

To provide for the distribution, in part, of the Madi-
son Papers.
Pocket veto occurred after the 3d session of the 25th
Congress had adjourned sine die on March 3, 1839.
The presidential message dated March 5, 1839 was
never sent to Congress, but deposited in the Depart-
ment of State on March 11, 1839. (H.R. Doc. No.
493, 70th Cong., 2d sess., p. 7).

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WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON

President Harrison vetoed no bills during his administration (Twenty-seventh Congress, first session).

JOHN TYLER

President Tyler vetoed ten bills, of which six were regular votes and four were pocket vetoes. One was overridden (No. 32).

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Twenty-seventh Congress, First Session
Regular Vetoes
S. 5.
To incorporate the subscribers to the Fiscal Bank of
the United States.
Vetoed August 16, 1841, S. Jour., pp. 165-169; see
also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess., pp.
158-162).
The Senate sustained the veto on August 19, 1841 by
a vote of 25 yeas to 24 nays. (August 19, 1841, S.
Jour., pp. 178-193).
Veto sustained.

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H.R. 14.
To provide for the better collection, safekeeping, and
disbursement of the public revenue, by means of a
corporation to be styled the Fiscal Corporation of the
United States.
Vetoed September 9, 1841. The veto message was
laid before the House. (September 9, 1841, H. Jour.,
pp. 485-488; see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th
Cong., 2d sess., pp. 163-167).
The House sustained the veto on August 17, 1842 by
a vote of 92 yeas to 87 nays. (August 17, 1842, H.
Jour., pp. 1342, 1343).
Veto sustained.

Twenty-seventh Congress, Second Session

Regular Vetoes. 26 H. R. 472.

To provide revenue from imports, and to change and modify existing laws imposing duties on imports.

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Vetoed August 9, 1842. The veto message was laid
before the House and printed as H.R. Doc. 278.
(August 9, 1842, H. Jour., pp. 1242-1247).
The House sustained the veto on August 17, 1842 by
a vote of 92 yeas to 87 nays. (August 17, 1842, H.
Jour., pp. 1342, 1343).
Veto sustained.

H.R. 480.
To extend for a limited period the present laws for
laying and collecting duties on imports.
Vetoed June 29, 1842. The veto message was laid
before the House and printed as H.R. Doc. No. 255.
(June 29, 1842, H. Jour., pp. 1032-1036).
The House sustained the veto on July 4, 1842 by a
vote of 114 yeas to 97 nays. (July 4, 1842, H. Jour.,
pp. 1051-1052).
Veto sustained.

Pocket Vetoes
H.R. 210.
Regulating the taking of testimony on cases of con-
tested elections.
Pocket veto occurred after the 2d session of the 27th
Congress had adjourned sine die on August 31, 1842.
A presidential message was received by the 3d session
of the 27th Congress on December 14, 1842. (De-
cember 14, 1842, H. Jour., pp. 57, 58; see also HR.
Doc. No. 493, 70th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 7, 8; S. Misc.
Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 179, 180).

29 H.R. 604.

To appropriate the proceeds of the sales of public
lands, and to grant pre-exemption rights.
Pocket veto occurred after the 2d session of the
27th Congress had adjourned sine die on August
31, 1842. A presidential message was received by
the 3d session of the 27th Congress on December 14,
1842, H. Jour., pp. 57, 58; see also H.R. Doc. No.
493, 70th Congress, 2d sess., pp. 7, 8; S. Misc. Doc.
No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 179, 180).

Twenty-seventh Congress, Third Session 30 H.J. Res. 37

Directing payment of the certificates or awards issued
by the commissioners under the treaty with the
Cherokee Indians.
Pocket veto occurred after the 3d session of the 27th
Congress had adjourned sine die on March 3, 1843.
A presidential message was received by the 1st session
of the 28th Congress on December 18, 1843. (De-
cember 18, 1843, H. Jour., pp. 69, 70; see also H.R.
Doc. 493, 70th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 9, 10; S. Misc.
Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 180, 181).

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Twenty-eighth Congress, First Session
Regular Veto
H.R. 203.
Making appropriations for the improvement of cer-
tain harbors and rivers.
Vetoed June 11, 1844. The veto message was laid
before the House. (June 11, 1844, H. Jour., pp. 1081-
1083; see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d
sess., pp. 181-184).
The House sustained the veto on June 11, 1844 by a
vote of 104 yeas to 84 nays. (June 11, 1844, H.
Jour., pp. 1084-1086).
Veto sustained.

Twenty-eighth Congress, Second Session

Regular Veto 32 S. 66.

Relating to revenue cutters and steamers.
Vetoed February 20, 1845. The veto_message was
laid before the Senate and printed as S. Doc. No. 119.
(February 20, 1845, S. Jour., pp. 193, 194).
The Senate overrode the veto on March 3, 1845 by
a vote of 41 yeas to 1 nay. (March 3, 1845, S. Jour.,
pp. 256, 257).
The House overrode the veto on March 3, 1845 by
a vote of 127 yeas to 30 nays. (March 3, 1845, H.
Jour., pp. 567, 568).
Veto overridden (5 Stat. 795).

Pocket Veto 33 H.R. 541.

Making appropriations for the improvements of
navigation of certain harbors and rivers.
Pocket veto occurred after the 2d session of the
28th Congress had adjourned sine die on March 3,
1845. (H. Doc. No. 493, 70th Cong., 2d sess., p.
10).

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