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Xiv. The Wilmot Proviso. Gen. Cass letter to Nicholson Gen. Taylor chosen President attempts by Gen. Burt, of S. C., and by Senator Douglas, to extend the Compromise line of 36° 30′ to the Pacific. Mr. Polk succeeded Mr. Tyler as President of the United States, March 4, 1845. No change in the policy of the former with regard to Annexation was made, or, with reason, expected. The agent so hastily dispatched to Texas by Mr. Tyler to speed the consummation of the decreed union, was not, of course, recalled. The new President was doubtless gratified to find his predestined work, in which he had expected to encounter some impediments at the hands of Northern members of his own party, so nearly completed to his hand. On the 18th of June, joint resolutions, giving their final consent to Annexation, passed both Houses of the Congress of Texas by a unanimous vote; and this action was ratified by a Convention of the People of Texas on the ensuing 4th of July. The XXIXth
adjust the disturbed equilibrium of the Union by acquiring for the South that to which she was entitled by the Crittenden Compromise. II. The essence and substance of Mr. Crittenden's adjustment inhere in his proposition that, of the vast territories acquired by us from Mexico, with all that may be acquired hereafter, so much as lies south of the parallel 36° 30′, shall be absolutely surrendered and guaranteed to Slavery. But this very proposition was made, on behalf of the South, by Gen. Burt, of S. C., in 1847, and was then defeated by the decisive vote of 114 to 82--not one Whig, and but four Democrats, from the Free States, sustaining it. See pages 196-7. It was defeated again in the next Congress, when proposed by Mr. Douglas, in 1848: Yeas 82; Nays 121; only three Democrats and no Whig from Free States sustaining it. See pages 197-8. The Republican party was now required, in the year 1861, to assent to a partition of the territories, and an establishment of Slavery t
river unobserved, and finally reached our lines in safety. But our actual loss by that bloody disaster was not less than 1,000 men; of whom nearly 300 were killed outright, and more than 500, including the wounded, taken prisoners. Gen. Evans, in his report, claims 710 prisoners, including wounded, and guesses that we had 1,300 killed, wounded, and drowned. He thus makes our loss exceed by over 100 all our force engaged in the battle! He reports his own loss at 155 only, including Col. E. R. Burt, 18th Mississippi, killed. Gen. Evans says he had no cannon in the fight — which is true; for his artillery was where it could serve him best — by blocking the road from Edwards's Ferry. Meantime, Gen. Stone had directed Gen. Gorman to throw across the river at Edwards's Ferry a small force, which made a cautious reconnoissance for about three miles on the road to Leesburg, when, coming suddenly upon a Mississippi regiment, it exchanged volleys and returned. Gen. Gorman's entire b
Price to, 439. Burnett, Thos. L., of Ky., Rebel Congress, 617. Burns, Anthony, the case of, 215; 220. Burns, Wm., makes a speech at Baltimore, 462. Burnside, Col., at Bull Run, 541. burrow, B., of Ark., in Dem. Convention, 315. Burt, Col., (Rebel,) killed at Ball's Bluff, 624. Burt, Gen. Armistead, Of S. C., 196; 378. Burton, Gov. Wm., of Del., Message, 350; 460-61. Butler, Andrew P., of S. C., denounces Clay's Compromise measures, 205; 299. Butler, Pierce, of S. Burt, Gen. Armistead, Of S. C., 196; 378. Burton, Gov. Wm., of Del., Message, 350; 460-61. Butler, Andrew P., of S. C., denounces Clay's Compromise measures, 205; 299. Butler, Pierce, of S. C., remarks on the adoption of the Constitution, 45, 47. Butler, Gen. Benjamin F., in the Charleston Convention, 311; 318; arrives in Maryland with the 8th Mass., 468; at Annapolis, 469-70: takes possession of Baltimore, 471; born in Liberia, 508; 528; seizes Geo. P. Kane, 529; commands the Hatteras expedition, 599; 600; 627. Butler, Gen. Wm. O., of Ky., nominated for Vice-President, 191. Butler, Major, (Rebel,) killed at Belmont, 597. C. Cabell, E. C., envoy from Jackson to Davi