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with the part of Hamlet omitted — after undergoing some further amendments, was finally adopted, four days later: all the delegates but those from South Carolina voting in its favor. In 1787, the last Continental Congress, sitting in New York, simultaneously with the Convention at Philadelphia which framed our present Constitution, took further action on the subject of the government of the western territory, raising a Select Committee thereon, of which Nathan Dane, of Massachusetts, was Chairman. That committtee reported, July 11, An Ordinance for the government of the Territories of the United States northwest of the Ohio, excluding, by its silence, the territories south of that river, which were expressly brought within the purview and operation of Mr. Jefferson's Ordinance — those territories not having, as yet, been ceded by the States claiming them respectively as their peculiar possessions. Mr. Dane's ordinance embodies many provisions originally drafted and reported by Mr.
common law. The Legislature referred the subject to a joint Committee, whereof a conspicuous champion of Slavery was Chairman. The Abolitionists perceived and eagerly embraced their opportunity. They demanded a hearing before this Committee — ton of incendiary 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 intellect of that statesman, who had by this the publication of The Observer. At the last of these meetings (November 3d), having obtained the floor, he said: Mr. Chairman: It is not true, as has been charged upon me, that I hold in contempt the feelings and sentiments of this community, iit to my God in the great day, I dare not abandon my sentiments, nor cease in all proper ways to propagate them. I, Mr. Chairman, have not desired nor asked any compromise. I have asked for nothing but to be protected in my rights as a citizen — r
poned, and the California bill taken up. Mr. Clay proposed the laying of this motion on the table, which was carried by 27 Yeas to 24 Nays. The Senate now proceeded, on motion of Mr. Foote, of Mississippi, to constitute a Select Committee of thirteen, to consider the questions raised by Mr. Clay's proposition, and also by resolves submitted a month later by Mr. Bell, of Tennessee; and on the 19th this Committee was elected by ballot and composed as follows: Mr. Henry Clay, of Kentucky, Chairman. Messrs. Dickinson, of N. Y., Phelps, of Vt., Bell of Tenn., Cass, of Mich., Webster, of Mass., Berrien, of Ga., Cooper, of Pa., Downs, of La., King, of Ala., Mangum, of N. C., Mason, of Va., Bright, of Ind. Mr. Clay reported May 8th. from said Committee a recommendation, substantially, of his original proposition of compromise, save that he now provided for organizing Utah as a distinct Territory. His report recommended the following bases of a
he National Committee had issued tickets to what it esteemed the regular, or anti-Wood, delegation from New York, admitting them to seats in the Convention, and excluding their competitors. Francis B. Flournoy, of Arkansas, was chosen temporary Chairman; Gen. Caleb Cushing, of Massachusetts, was, on the second day, made permanent President, and a Committee on Platform, consisting of one member from each State, appointed. On the third day, the contests were decided in favor of the anti-Wood deltucky, Missouri, the District of Columbia, and the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska. There was a delegation present claiming to represent Texas, but it was afterward found to be fraudulent. David Wilmot, of Pennsylvania, was chosen temporary Chairman, and George Ashmun, of Massachusetts, President. A Platform Committee of one from each State and Territory was appointed on the first day, from which Committee a report was submitted on the evening of the second, when it was immediately and una
emanded. Of course, Mr. Stephens was taken at his word. A Convention was called; a majority of delegates secured for Disunion; an Ordinance of Secession passed; and Mr. Stephens sank from the proud position of a citizen of the American Republic into that of Vice-President of the Confederacy of slaveholding traitors and their benighted, misguided satellites and dupes. The South Carolina Convention met at Columbia on the appointed day--December 17th. Gen. D. F. Jamison, its temporary Chairman, on being called to preside, paraded the wrongs of the South in the admission of California, organization and settlement of Kansas, etc., etc., and trusted that the door is now closed forever against any further connection Early in 1860, an eminent New York lawyer visited Charleston professionally, and was detained in that city several weeks, mingling freely with her citizens and the guests at her principal hotel. Though never a candidate for office, he took a warm interest in public af
Mr. A. R. Boteler, From the Potomac district next above Washington; originally a Whig ; then American ; elected to this Congress and supported for Speaker as Union ; now, zealous for concession and peace ; an open traitor from the day of Virginia's secession. of Virginia, moved a reference of so much of the Message as related to our National perils to a Select Committee of one from each State; which in due time prevailed, and a very fair Committee was appointed — Thomas Corwin, of Ohio, Chairman ; with a large preponderance of the more moderate Republicans and pro-Slavery men in its composition. Mr. Speaker Pennington, who framed the Committee, was strongly inclined to conciliation, if that could be effected on terms not disgraceful to the North; and at least six of the sixteen Republicans placed on the Committee desired and hoped that an adjustment might yet be achieved. No member of extreme anti-Slavery views was associated with them. But it was soon evident that no concess
or Governor; one of them once elected, and since chosen again. Though called as Democratic, there was a large and most respectable representation of the old Whig party, with a number who had figured as Americans. No Convention which had nominations to make, or patronage to dispose of, was ever so influentially constituted. All sympathizing State officers and members of the Legislature were formally invited to participate in its deliberations. Sanford E. Church, of Albion, was temporary Chairman, and Judge Amasa J. Parker, of Albany, President. On taking the Chair, Judge Parker said: This Convention has been called with no view to mere party objects. It looks only to the great interests of State. We meet here as conservative and representative men who have differed among themselves as to measures of governmental policy, ready, all of them, I trust, to sacrifice such differences upon the altar of our common country. He can be no true patriot who is not ready to yield his own
Committee on Federal Relations to report a bill calling a State Convention, which, in due time, became a law. Jan. 16th. The Convention was accordingly chosen and held; but, when it came to assemble, not one avowed Disunionist was found among its members. Even Sterling Price, a Democratic ex-Governor, who in due time became one of the ablest and most successful of Rebel Generals, had secured his election only by a profession of Unionism. Its Committee on Federal Relations, through its Chairman, Judge H. R. Gamble, Afterward made Governor. reported at length, on the 9th of March--four days after Mr. Lincoln's Inaugural had been read all over the country — in pointed opposition to the views of the Disunionists. After discussing the questions which agitated the country from a Southern point of view, with the usual complaints of Northern fanaticism, intermeddling, and aggression, condemning coercion, whether employed by or against the seceded States, and warmly indorsing the Crit
the general demand that Secession be repudiated, and West Virginia severed from the Old Dominion. This Convention adjourned on the 15th, after calling a provisional Convention, to assemble on the 11th of June. The delegates were to be chosen on the 26th of May; on which day, about forty Counties held regular elections, and chose delegates in accordance with the call — usually, by a heavy vote. The provisional Convention met on the designated day. Arthur J. Boreman was chosen permanent Chairman; and John S. Carlile, on the 13th, reported, from the Committee on Business, a Declaration, denouncing the usurpation by which the Convention at Richmond had pretended to sever Virginia from the Union, repudiating the idea of allegiance to the Southern Confederacy, and vacating the offices of all who adhered to the Rebellion. In the debate which followed, Mr. Carlile opposed an immediate division of the State; but Mr. Dorsey, of Monongahela, who urged it, being supported by Pierpont and ot
26. Conner, James, resigns at Charleston, 336. Conway, Gov. Elias W., of Ark., 341. Cook, Capt., routed at Camp Cole, Mo., 575. Cook, with John Brown, 298; is executed, 299. Copeland, with John Brown. 298; is executed, 299. Coppoc, with John Brown, 294; 298; executed,299. Coppoc, escapes from Harper's Ferry, 299. Corcoran, Col. Michael, 533; wounded and taken prisoner at Bull Run, 545. Cortes, discovers cotton in Mexico, 58. Corwin, Thomas. of Ohio, appointed Chairman of a Select Committee, 372; his report, 386-7: offers a joint resolve to amend the Constitution, 387-8; 405. Cotton Gin, history, 53-66. See Whitney. Cox, Gen., (Union,) captures Barboursville, Va., and pursues Wise, 524-5. Cox, Rev. Samuel H., his church mobbed, 126. Cox, Samuel S., of Ohio, offers a Peace resolution in the House, 570. Cranch, Judge, signs an Abolition petition, 142. Crandall, prudence, persecuted for teaching colored children, 127. Crawford, Martin