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I, an unobserved spectator, happened to be present, Calhoun was observed to gaze frequently at his right hand aGeorgia--took upon himself to ask the occasion of Mr. Calhoun's disquietude. Does your hand pain you? he asked of Mr. Calhoun. To this Mr. Calhoun replied, in rather a hurried manner, Pshaw! it is nothing but a dream IMr. Calhoun replied, in rather a hurried manner, Pshaw! it is nothing but a dream I had last night, and which makes me see perpetually a large black spot, like an ink blotch, upon the back of myBut this was such a peculiarly absurd dream, said Mr. Calhoun, again brushing the back of his right hand; howevsions of anxiety to know all about the dream, and Mr. Calhoun related it. At a late hour last night, as I was stume, such as you see in the Patent Office. Here Mr. Calhoun paused, apparently agitated. His agitation, I ne pause. Well, what was the issue of this scene? Mr. Calhoun resumed. The intruder, as I have said, rose and ang curiously at the back of his right hand, while Mr. Calhoun placed his head between his hands and seemed buri
and he appreciated its nature when he dealt with it as such. Had he been made of different stuff; had he been less imbued with patriotism; had he lacked courage; had he been weak of purpose, or imbecile from age; had he sympathized with their objects, or for years associated with the conspirators, taken them to his counsels, or yielded to their influences; had he been content with entreaty where he had the right to command; there would have been rebellion in his time under the auspices of Calhoun and his followers, as we have it now under the guidance of Jeff. Davis and his associates. But a Jackson, and not a Buchanan, was at the head of the State, and he waited not an hour for treason to gather strength. He throttled it at once. The sword and the gallows were waiting the conspirators, and sharp justice was ready with its retribution. Treason shrunk dismayed at these preparations, and the repose of the country was secured by the man who saved it at New Orleans. Jackson's lif