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esaid, are in violation of the Constitution, destructive of the fundamental principles on which the Union of these States rests, and beyond the jurisdiction of Congress; and that every petition, memorial, resolution, proposition, or paper, touching or relating in any way, or to any extent whatever, to Slavery as aforesaid, or the abolition thereof, shall, on the presentation thereof, without any further action thereon, be laid on the table, without being debated, printed, or referred. Mr. Cushing, of Massachusetts, objecting, on motion of Mr. Atherton, the rules were suspended; and Mr. A.'s resolves duly passed, as follows: No. 1--Yeas 198; Nays 6. No. 2--Yeas 134; Nays 67--mainly, if not wholly, Northern Whigs. The third resolution having been divided, the House first resolved That Congress has no right to do that indirectly which it cannot do directly, etc.--Yeas 170, Nays 30. The residue of the third resolve passed — Yeas 164, Nays 39. The fourth resolve was in like manner d
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 te, Mr. Caldwell, of Kentucky, and Mr. Clark of Missouri, announced the withdrawal of the whole, or of a part, of the delegations from their respective States. Gen. Cushing resigned the chair of the Convention, which was immediately taken by Gov. David Tod, of Ohio (a Vice-President at Charleston), amid enthusiastic cheers. Gen. June, adjourned thence to Baltimore, and finally met at the Maryland Institute on the 28th of June. Twenty-one States were fully or partially represented. Hon. Caleb Cushing was chosen its President. Mr. Avery, of North Carolina, submitted his Charleston platform, which was unanimously adopted. It was resolved that the next De
, he declared that he could no longer hold his office, under my convictions of patriotism, nor with honor. The President mildly accepted his resignation, and appointed Joseph Holt, of Kentucky, to succeed him. By the middle of December, Hon. Caleb Cushing, of Mass., was dispatched to Charleston by President Buchanan as a Commissioner or confidential agent of the Executive. His errand was a secret one. But, so far as its object was allowed to transpire, he was understood to be the bearer ofd not reinforce Major Anderson, nor initiate any hostilities against the Secessionists, provided they would evince a like pacific spirit, by respecting the Federal authority down to the close of his Administration-now but a few weeks distant. Gen. Cushing had been in Charleston a few months earlier as an anti-Douglas delegate to, and President of, the Democratic National Convention, and then stood in high favor with her aristocracy: on this occasion, however, he was soon given to understand tha
. Brown, 277-8; offers a reward for the capture of John Brown, 286; 338; his Message in the S. C. Convention, 845; his last Annual Message, 367 to 371; 408; sends Cushing to Charleston, 409; 411; 414; 428; vote cast for him in Kentucky, 492; letter to Jeff. Davis, 511. Buckingham, Gov., of Conn., is reflected, 326. Buckner, As at, 128-9; reception accorded to Mr. Hoar at, 180 to 184; joy evinced at Lincoln's election at, 332; 336; incident at the Wistar Club at, 353-4; reception of Caleb Cushing at, etc., 409; surrender of the cutter Aiken at, 410 excitement during the bombardment of Fort Sumter, 447-8. See Fort Sumter. Charleston Courier, The, cita., 91. Curtin, Gov. Andrew G., of Pa., elected, 326. Curtis, Geo.W., suppressed at Philadelphia, 367. Curtis, Judge B. R., 252; on Dred Scott, 260-3. Cushing, Caleb, 146; chosen President of the Charleston Convention, 309; resigns the chair, 318; President of the Seceders' Convention, 318; sent to Charleston by Buchana