What did Vice President Martin Van Buren always have beside him when he presided over the Senate?

Vice President Martin Van Buren always had a pair of pistols beside him when he presided over the Senate.

Martin Van Buren was born on December 5, 1782 and was the eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841.

Buren was also the first president to be born an American citizen.

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