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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 185 3 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 172 8 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 156 6 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 153 3 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 147 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 145 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 121 3 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 114 2 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 110 0 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 102 2 Browse Search
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but where was the authority for buying it? In the Constitution, there clearly was none, unless under that very power to provide for the general welfare, which, as he had expressly declared, was meant by the instrument to be subsidiary only to the execution of limited powers. Seventh Kentucky Resolve. He was quite too large and frank a man to pretend that his action in this case was justified by the Constitution, as he understood and had always interpreted it. He said: Letter to Senator Breckinridge, August 12, 1803. This treaty must of course be laid before both houses, because both have important functions to exercise respecting it. They, I presume, will see their duty to their country in ratifying and paying for it, so as to secure a good which would otherwise be probably never again in their power. But I suppose they must then appeal to the nation for an additional article to the Constitution, approving and confirming an act which the nation had not previously authorized
d. On the first ballot for Vice-President, John A. Quitman, of Mississippi, received the highest vote--59; but, on the second, his name was withdrawn, and John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, was unanimously nominated. The Convention, in its platform, after adopting nearly all the material resolves of its two immediate predecesst and animated up to the October elections wherein the States of Pennsylvania and Indiana were carried by the Democrats, rendering the election of Buchanan and Breckinridge a moral certainty. In despite, however, of that certainty, the Republicans carried New York by a plurality of 80,000, with the six New England States, and Ohie had a very decided plurality, lacked 377,629 votes of a majority over both his competitors. Of the electors, however, he had 174--a clear majority of 60. Major Breckinridge was, of course, chosen Vice-President by the same vote. The disturbed and distracted condition of Kansas, resulting from the efforts of her Missouri nei
id playfully, but in the presence of the whole audience, If I can be instrumental in settling the Slavery question upon the terms I have mentioned, and then add Cuba to the Union, I shall, if President, be willing to give up the ghost, and let Breckinridge take the Government. Could there be a more noble ambition? * * * In my judgment, he is as worthy of Southern confidence and Southern votes as ever Mr. Calhoun was. Among the letters found by the Union soldiers at the residence of Jeffersontion of the island of Cuba, on such terms as shall be honorable to ourselves and just to Spain. This resolve was first reported to the Convention by Mr. Avery, of N. C., from the majority of the grand Committee, was accepted on all hands, and was unanimously adopted by the bolting, or Breckinridge, as well as by the Douglas, or majority, Convention. It thus forms about the only surviving and authentic article of the Democratic creed, and may serve as the nucleus of a grand reconstruction.
tzpatrick nominated by the larger fraction Breckinridge and Lane by the smaller Fitzpatrick declinance, and from speeches of Howell Cobb, John C. Breckinridge, James L. Orr, A. H. Stephens, Judah P.allot, Mr. Douglas had 173 1/2; Guthrie 10, Breckinridge 5, and there were 3 scattering. On the next ballot, Mr. Douglas had 181 1/2, Breckinridge 7 1/2, Guthrie 5 1/2; whereupon, on motion of Mr. Salot for a candidate for President, when John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, received the unanimous vong in particular, the Lincoln, Douglas, and Breckinridge parties had deliberately planted themselves trouble themselves about the matter. 3. Breckinridge.--The citizen of any State has a right to meen to be too great; since the partisans of Breckinridge, not content with their manifest preponderasts were mainly found ranged on the side of Breckinridge; while, in nearly or quite every Free Stateand more select and modest band, who go for Breckinridge and Slavery; or you may follow the music of[2 more...]
omposed of three Douglas, two Bell, and two Breckinridge men), had allowed four of the Lincoln Elect Free states. States. Lincoln. Douglas. Breckinridge. Bell. Maine 62,811 26,693 6,368 2,046 Ne Slave states. States. Lincoln. Douglas. Breckinridge. Bell. Delaware 3,815 1,023 7,337 3,864 M all his opponents combined, by 930,170. Breckinridge had in the Slave States over Bell, 54,898; ; do. over Douglas and Lincoln, 380,916. Breckinridge lacks of a majority in the Slave States, 13ina, from the support of Douglas to that of Breckinridge, said: While we congratulate him on the Gen. Pierce of Gen. Scott; and, lastly, Major Breckinridge of John Bell. In Kentucky, in the Statean minority Democratic vote of Virginia: Breckinridge, 74,323; douglas, 16,290. of his party. Hi in feeling and purpose with the backers of Breckinridge. He was fully in the hands of the conspirad of Senator James A. Bayard, had supported Breckinridge, and were still in sympathy with his friend[11 more...]
eir next President, and Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine, their Vice-President. A very large plurality of the popular vote has been cast for them, and a decided majority of Electors chosen, who will undoubtedly vote for and elect them on the first Wednesday in December next. The electoral votes will be formally sealed up and forwarded to Washington, there to be opened and counted, on a given day in February next, in the presence of both Houses of Congress; and it will then be the duty of Mr. John C. Breckinridge, as President of the Senate, to declare Lincoln and Hamlin duly elected President and Vice-President of these United States. Some people do not like this, as is very natural. Dogberry discovered, a good while ago, that When two ride a horse, one must ride behind. That is not generally deemed the preferable seat; but the rule remains unaffected by that circumstance. We know how to sympathize with the defeated; for we remember how we felt, when Adams was defeated; and Clay, and
y turned Democrat under the impulse of zeal for Southern Rights, and been thereupon promoted from the House to the Senate, and who had changed from Douglas to Breckinridge toward the end of the Presidential canvass just closed — assailed the Message, so soon as it had been read, and broadly intimated that no concession would satin, the post of Attorney-General under Gen. Harrison, and again under Mr. Fillmore, was now, in his fullness of years, about to give place to a Democrat, John C. Breckinridge; closen to take Mr. Crittenden's seat on the 4th of March, 1861. elected because of the greater confidence of the slaveholding interest in the Democratic t December 5, 1860. the appointment of a Select Committee of Thirteen on the crisis at which the country had now arrived, the Senate assented, and Vice-President John C. Breckinridge December, 20, 1860. appointed Messrs. Powell, Hunter, Crittenden, Seward, Toombs, Douglas, Collamer, Davis, Wade, Bigler, Rice, Doolittle, and Gr
ana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas. They have approved what is herewith submitted, and respectfully request that your honorable body will submit it to conventions in the States as an article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States. This was adopted; and President Tyler requested to present the plan of adjustment to Congress forthwith. And then the Convention adjourned without day. The above plan of conciliation was immediately communicated by President Tyler to Vice-President Breckinridge, who laid it before the Senate without delay: and, on motion of Mr. Crittenden, it was referred to a Select Committee of five, to be reported to the Senate next day. Mr. Crittenden reported it accordingly. February 28th. Gov. Seward, from the Republican minority of said Committee, presented a substitute for that project, as follows: A joint resolution concerning a National Convention to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States. Whereas, the Legislat
ion, framing a new Confederacy, and electing him President for the ensuing term, for which they had failed to elect Major Breckinridge. And, as they had cotton to sell, which the North, with nearly all other civilized countries, wished to buy, theireen, upon a careful canvass and comparison of the Electoral votes by Congress, proclaimed February 13th. by Vice-President Breckinridge the duly elected President of the United States, for four years from the 4th of March ensuing. Immense crowdsing forty-eight hours, though this was Monday, and barely concluded the labors of the session in time to allow Vice-President Breckinridge to resign the Chair in a few courteous words, and take his seat on the floor as a member, while Vice-President the Chair with as little parade — the two thus exchanging places. This done, and several other new Senators beside Mr. Breckinridge having been sworn in, the space in the Chamber allotted for this occasion to the Embassadors of Foreign Powers ( Dix
dily ascertained. To cross the Potomac, a little below or above our camps, was never difficult; and, once across, trusty messengers knew where to find fleet horses and sure guides to take them to the Rebel lines. The Confederate chiefs knew which among our officers meant them any harm, and which might be confidently trusted never to take them at disadvantage. They evidently had no more apprehension that Patterson would obstruct or countervail the march of Johnston to Manassas than that Breckinridge or Burnett would do them mortal harm in Congress. V. The fall, very early in the action, of Gen. David Hunter, Colonel of the 3d cavalry in the regular service. commanding the 2d or leading division, Was most untimely and unfortunate. He was so seriously wounded that he was necessarily borne from the field. Gen. Heintzelman, Colonel in the regular service. commanding the 3d division, was also wounded; not as severely, but so as to disable him. Gen. McDowell either had control of
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