nia resolutions of 1798 were appealed to by Mr. Calhoun and his friends, as affording countenance tion; not repealed by the dominant party, as Mr. Calhoun with strange inadvertence asserts;
Mr. CMr. Calhoun's Discouree on the Constitution, p. 859. and Mr. Jefferson proceeded to administer the Goverates, the great acuteness of its inventor, (Mr. Calhoun,) then the Vice-President, and the accompli
North American Review, vol. XXXI., p. 587. Mr. Calhoun certainly made no such attempt in the elabolutions are appealed to by the disciples of Mr. Calhoun as sustaining the doctrine of secession, int they will bear no such interpretation.
Mr. Calhoun did not claim a Constitutional right of Sect it is within his personal knowledge, that Mr. Calhoun did not maintain the peaceful right of sece on cotton fabrics, in the support of which Mr. Calhoun, advised that the growth of the manu.
fact Monroe's Cabinet--Mr. Crawford of Georgia, Mr. Calhoun of South Carolina, and Mr. Wirt of Virginia[2 more...]
24th June, 1861. my dear Mr. Everett .
I have your note of the 18th, and cheerfully authorize you to use my name, as you suggest.
The letter I read in the speech which I made in Frederick, should be conclusive evidence that, at its date, Mr. Calhoun denied the right of secession, as a constitutional right, either express or implied.
But, in addition to this, I had frequent opportunities of knowing that this was his opinion.
It was my good fortune to be a member of the Senate of the Unduced, seemingly without knowing it, in his later life, to surrender to section what was intended for the whole, his great powers of analysis and his extraordinary talent for public service.
If such a heresy, therefore, as constitutional secession could rest on any individual name, if any mere human authority could support such an absurd and destructive folly, it cannot be said to rest on that of Mr. Calhoun.
With sincere regard, your friend, Reverdy Johnson. Hon. Edward Everett, Boston.