endiary matter through the mails, was referred by the Senate to a Select Committee, whereof John C. Calhoun was Chairman.
The perilous scope of any such legislation was at once clear to the keen intse — a more decisive hostility was resolved on by the champions of Slavery, under the lead of Mr. Calhoun.
On the presentation, by Mr. Fairfield, of Maine (December 16, 1835), of the petition of oo 6.
Mr. Morris, of Ohio, soon after presented similar memorials from his State; whereupon Mr. Calhoun raised the question of reception, declaring that the petitions just read contained a gross, f the State of South Carolina.
After a long and spirited debate, mainly by Southern senators, Mr. Calhoun's motion to reject was defeated by a vote to receive the petition — Yeas 35, Nays 10, as folley, Southard, Swift, Tallmadge, Tipton, Tomlinson, Wall, Webster, Wright.
Nays: Messrs. Black, Calhoun, Cuthbert, Leigh, Moore, Nicholas, Porter, Preston, Walker, White.
In the House,
n the Senate were cast against this bill, though several members (among them Mr. Calhoun) refused to vote on it at all; and a motion in the House to strike out the pe surrendered to the domination and uses of Slavery?
It was well known that Mr. Calhoun had elaborated a new dogma adapted to the exigency, whereby the Federal Cons
On its being taken up, Mr. Dixon H. Lewis, of Alabama (a close adherent of Mr. Calhoun), moved that the Proviso aforesaid be stricken out; whereupon Mr. John Davison the first ballot, to 55 for James Buchanan, 53 for Levi Woodbury, 9 for John C. Calhoun, 6 for Gen. Worth, and 3 for Geo. M. Dallas.
On the fourth ballot, Gen. C which resulted in an address to their constituents, drafted and reported by Mr. Calhoun; which resulted in nothing.
The House Committee on the District, being Pro-hich it was generally adopted.
This was carried by 33 Yeas — including Messrs. Calhoun, Jefferson Davis, John Bell, Benton, and every member present from the Sla