the Senate, and the one having charge then, not only of all revenue measures, but also of all the appropriations of the National Government.
At the session of 1850-51, Mr. Hunter became the chairman of the Finance Committee. The revenue is the State, said a great statesman of the Old World.
Mr. Hunter's tastes and studies fitts, and especially on this continent, a long and heated controversy over the coinage question.
It has engaged the intellects of the ablest men in modern times.
In 1851, 1852 and 1853, long before parties ever divided on this question, Mr. Hunter, as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, found it in his pathway and dealt with sketch is but a passing glance at a long, laborious and brilliant career.
Mr. Calhoun, Mr. Clay and Mr. Webster all left the Senate, or died in the Senate, about 1851 or 1852.
When this grand triumvirate had departed, there were yet many strong men who served in that body with Mr. Hunter from 1850 to 1861 who have made a great