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to taxes on exports, and the navigation act. These things may form a bargain among the Northern and Southern States. Mr. Butler [of South Carolina] declared that he would never agree to the power of taxing exports. Mr. Sherman said it was betteFederalist, vol. II., p. 46. At length, when the Constitution was nearly completed, Slavery, through its attorney, Mr. Butler, of South Carolina, presented its little Bill for extras. Like Oliver Twist, it wanted some more. Its new demand was der the new frame-work of government more acceptable to the extreme South. So, after one or two unsuccessful attempts, Mr. Butler finally gave to his proposition a shape in which it proved acceptable to a majority; and it was adopted, with slight apparent resistance or consideration. In Convention, Wednesday, August 29, 1787. Mr. Butler moved to insert, after Article XV., if any person bound — to service or labor in any of the United States shall escape into another State, he or she shal
d his opinion that Slavery exists in these territories; and I have no doubt that opinion is sincerely and honestly entertained by him; and I would say, with equal sincerity and honesty, that I believe that Slavery nowhere exists within any portion of the territory acquired by us from Mexico. He holds a directly contrary opinion to mine, as he has a perfect right to do; and we will not quarrel about that difference of opinion. Messrs. William R. King, of Alabama, Downs, of Louisiana, and Butler, of South Carolina, swelled the chorus of denunciation. They could see nothing in Mr. Clay's proposition that looked like compromise; nothing but concession and surrender of all the rights of the South in the territories. In their view, it was only a skillful and plausible device for reconciling the South to the sacrifice of its rights, and to a concession of all the new territories to Free Labor. They were, therefore, utterly averse to it. The most remarkable speech elicited by these
isconsin--10. Nays — Norris and Williams, of New Hampshire; Toucey, of Connecticut; Brodhead, of Pennsylvania; Clayton, of Delaware; Stuart, Gen. Cass, the inventor of Popular Sovereignty, who was in his seat and voted just before, did not respond to the call of his name on this occasion. of Michigan; Pettit, of Indiana; Douglas and Shields, of Illinois; Dodge (A. C.) and Jones, of Iowa; Walker, of Wisconsin; Hunter and Mason, of Virginia; Pratt, of Maryland; Badger, of North Carolina; Butler and Evans, of South Carolina; Dawson, of Georgia; Fitzpatrick and C. C. Clay, of Alabama; Adams and Brown, of Mississippi; Benjamin and Slidell, of Louisiana; Morton, of Florida; Houston and Rusk, of Texas; Dixon, of Kentucky; Bell and Jones, of Tennessee; Atchison, of Missouri; Sebastian and Johnson, of Arkansas; Gwin and Weller, of California--36. So the Senate decisively voted that the people of the new Territories, formed by this act from the region shielded from Slavery by the Compr
unjustifiable personalities. Yet, on the assumption that its author had therein unwarrantably assailed and ridiculed Judge Butler--one of South Carolina's Senators, and a relative of Mr. Brooks--he was assaulted by surprise while sitting in his plaiod. [The report concludes with resolves 5 and 6 of the Douglas platform, for which see preceding column.] Gen. Benj. F. Butler, of Massachusetts, disagreeing with both these reports, proposed simply to reaffirm the Cincinnati platform, and twas continued, amid great excitement and some disorder, until Monday, April 30th, when the question was first taken on Gen. Butler's proposition; which was defeated — Yeas 105; Nays 198--as follows: Yeas--Maine, 3; Massachusetts, 8; Connecticut,which was immediately taken by Gov. David Tod, of Ohio (a Vice-President at Charleston), amid enthusiastic cheers. Gen. B. F. Butler, of Massachusetts, announced the determination of a majority of the delegates from his State not to participate fur
Northern troops enter Baltimore their success General Butler lands at Annapolis and recovers Maryland her tlegraph. The Eighth Massachusetts, under Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, reached Perryville, on the east bank of thges, and the want of cars on the other side. But Gen. Butler was not a man to be stopped by such impediments. me time, to sell anything to the Union soldiers. Gen. Butler was met at Annapolis by a formal protest from Govslature had been called to meet there that week. Gen. Butler, in reply, suggested that, if he could obtain mea-several other regiments having meantime arrived--Gen. Butler put his column in motion, the Massachusetts Eightlated most of the facts just related, adding that Gen. Butler, before landing at Annapolis, asked permission to measures, were unsparingly denounced. Next day, Gen. Butler pushed forward two regiments from the Annapolis Jouse and Washington, encountering no opposition. Gen. Butler took permanent military possession of the city on
unt for his not having arrived here to take command, as was expected. The New Orleans Picayune of about May 15th, 1861, said: All the Massachusetts troops now in Washington are negroes, with the exception of two or three drummer boys. Gen. Butler, in command, is a native of Liberia. Our readers may recollect old Ben, the barber, who kept a shop in Poydras-street, and emigrated to Liberia with a small competence. Gen. Butler is his son. The North was habitually represented to the ignoGen. Butler is his son. The North was habitually represented to the ignorant masses of the South as thirsting for their blood and bent on their extermination — as sending forth her armies instructed to ravish, kill, lay waste, and destroy; and the pulpit was not far behind the press in disseminating these atrocious falsehoods. Hence, the Southern militia, and even conscripts, were impelled by a hate or horror of their adversaries which rendered them valiant in their own despite, making them sometimes victors where the memories of their grandfathers at Charleston a
tterson, of the Pennsylvania militia; while Gen. Butler, having completed the taming of Baltimore, and deference, than Baltimore, from and after Butler's arrival in that city; though he somewhat embould have been; but this was by no fault of Gen. Butler, who was ordered to take command at Fortresthe frowning walls, of Fortress Monroe. So Gen. Butler soon found some ten or twelve thousand Confbute this devastation to the Unionists. Gen. Butler found his position so cramped by the proxim a militia Brigadier from Massachusetts. Gen. Butler had given precise orders and directed the uod their retreat. Gen. Pierce sent back to Gen. Butler for reenforcements; and another regiment watry, led by Major Theodore Winthrop, Aid to Gen. Butler, who was shot dead while standing on a log,t occurred in this department that season. Gen. Butler was succeeded by Gen. Wool on the 16th of Aansfield, in and about Washington16,000 Under Butler, at and near Fortress Monroe11,000 Under Bank
been a Democratic member of Congress, and an intimate friend, as well as compatriot, of Hon. Philip B. Fouke, a Democratic member from Tennessee. When they parted, at the close of the session of 1860-61, Wright said to his friend: Phil., I expect the next time we meet, it will be on the battle-field. Sure enough, their next meeting was in this bloody struggle, where Wright fell mortally wounded, and 60 of his men were taken prisoners by Col. Fouke's regiment. of the 13th Tennessee, and Maj. Butler, of the 11th Louisiana, killed. It is morally certain that the Rebel loss in this action was the greater; yet, for lack of proper combinations, and because of the fact that, of the 10,000 men we might and should have had in the action, less than 4,000 were actually present, the prestige of victory inured to the Rebels, who chased our weary men to their boats, and fired at them, as they, having cut their cables in their haste, steamed up the river. When our gunboats, gaining a proper d
, sinking the Rebel craft off-hand, with five of her crew. The residue, thirty-six in number, were sent to Fort Mifflin, on the Delaware, as prisoners. Gen. Benj. F. Butler sailed, August 26, 1861, from Fortress Monroe, as commander of a military and naval force whose destination was secret. It consisted of the fifty-gun frig. M., raised the white flag, and, on consultation, offered to surrender the fort with its contents, on condition that the garrison should be allowed to retire. Gen. Butler declined the proffer; but proposed, in his turn, to guarantee to officers and men, on capitulation, the treatment of prisoners of war; and this was ultimately as ran into the inlet as a Confederate shelter, and fell an easy prey to our arms. No effort being made by the Confederates to retake this important position, Gen. Butler, with most of our vessels, had departed on other service; when Col. Hawkins, commanding at Hatteras, dispatched, late in September, the 20th Indiana, Col. Brown
ty. This does not in. elude Gen. Wool's command at and near Fortress Monroe. On the 1st of January following, he makes his total 219,707; on the 1st of February, 222,196. strong, and able to advance on the enemy with not less than 150,000 sabers and bayonets, eagerly awaited the long-expected permission to prove itself but fairly represented in that casual detachment which had fought and won at Dranesville. In every other quarter, our arms were in the ascendant. The blow well struck by Butler and Stringham at Hatteras, had never been retaliated. The Rebels' attempt to cut off Brown's regiment at Chicamicomico had resulted in more loss to them than to us. Du Pont's triumph at Port Royal had dealt a damaging blow to our foes, and inflicted signal injury on the original plotters of treason, without loss to our side. In West Virginia, the campaign was closing with the prestige of success and superiority gilding our standards, and with at least nine-tenths of the whole region secure
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