that there shall be no equivocation and no doubt in the popular mind as to what our principles are.
Mr. Payne, on the other side, quoted at length from the Cincinnati platform, from Mr. Buchanan's letter of acceptance, and from speeches of Howell Cobb, John C. Breckinridge, James L. Orr, A. H. Stephens, Judah P. Benjamin, James A. Bayard, James M. Mason, Robert Toombs, etc., to show that Non-Intervention with Popular Sovereignty was the original and established Democratic doctrine with regbut the South could have taken any candidate — perhaps even Douglas himself — if he were standing squarely, openly, on the Avery or Breckinridge platform; and so, probably, could the Northern delegates have consented to support Breckinridge or Howell Cobb on the Payne-Samuels or Douglas platform.
Never was an issue more broadly made or clearly defined as one of conflicting, incompatible assumptions.
And nowhere in the Slave States did the Breckinridge men consent to any compromise, partnershi
d's speech at, 199; John Brown's proceedings at, 288.
Clingman, Thomas L., of N. C., 308; 329 ; his prescription for free debaters, 373; allusion to, 406; 487; in Confederate Congress, 485-6; allusion to, 514.
Clinton, De Witt, allusion to, 18; 394.
Clinton, George, allusion to, 42; 264.
Clinton, George W., speech at Albany, 394-5.
Clinton Hall, N. Y., proposed meeting at, 125.
Clinton, Miss., against Abolitionists, 128.
Clover, Rev. L. P., letter to Gov. Letcher, 397.
Cobb, Howell, of Ga., chosen Speaker, 203; 222; 253; resigns the control of the Treasury, 411
Cochrane, John, of N. Y., 374.
Cockeysville, Mid., occupied by Federals, 471.
Cogswell, Col. Milton, at Ball's Bluff, 623-4.
Colburn, Asst. Adjt. Gen. A. V., 621.
Colcock, C. J., resins as Coll.
at Charleston, 336.
Collamer, Jacob, of Vt., 308; at Chicago, 321
Collinsville, Conn., John Brown contracts for a thousand pikes at, 283.
Colorado Territory, organized, 388.