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Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 838 2 Browse Search
William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 280 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 246 2 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 180 0 Browse Search
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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography 96 2 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 80 0 Browse Search
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e 10th from the Committee on Territories by Mr. Douglas, of Illinois, formally admitting Texas as aith Messrs. John Pettit, of Indiana, and Stephen A. Douglas, John A. McClernand (Democrats), of Illing of this Congress for its second session, Mr. Douglas again reported to the House a bill to proviIA.--Charles J. Ingersoll--1. Illinois.--Stephen A. Douglas, Robert Smith--2. Iowa.--S. C. Hastingsvote — Yeas 128; Nays 71. In the Senate, Mr. Douglas Recently transferred from the House; now 36 Nays. Among the amendments reported by Mr. Douglas was a reproduction in substance of Gen. Burd but two votes — those of Messrs. Bright and Douglas. Mr. Douglas thereupon moved to amend the bilMr. Douglas thereupon moved to amend the bill, by inserting as follows: That the line of thirty-six degrees and thirty minutes of north lattates, with Messrs. Cameron, of Pennsylvania; Douglas, of Illinois; Bright, of Indiana; Dickinson, n Free and Slave Labor. The proposition of Mr. Douglas, above cited, was rejected by the decisive [5 more...]<
y. It insured, almost inevitably, to the champions of Free Labor a practical triumph in the organization and future character of the vast territories recently acquired, while according full scope to that Popular Sovereignty whereof Gen. Cass, Mr. Douglas, and other Democratic chiefs, were such resolute champions. But Congress was not disposed to regard with favor any policy recommended by the Administration; while the Slave Power was fully determined, maugre any theory or profession, to exa had undergone a great transformation, or nearly every one else had. His speech, though it contained little or nothing referring directly to the compromise proposed by Mr. Clay, exerted a powerful influence in favor of its ultimate triumph. Mr. Douglas having reported March 25, 1850. a bill for the admission of California into the Union, as also one to establish territorial governments for Utah and New Mexico, Col. Benton moved April 5th. that the previous orders be postponed, and the
ere were 78 scattered among eight others, of whom Gov. Marcy and Mr. Douglas were foremost. On the third ballot, Gen. Cass received 119; butto decline; and on the thirteenth his vote had sunk to 99, while Mr. Douglas's had risen to 50, and his friends had high hopes. On the fourteenth ballot, Mr. Douglas's vote, which had risen gradually, was 92; while Gen. Cass's had settled to 33. On the next ballot, Mr. Douglas foMr. Douglas for the first time fell off; the result announced being — Douglas 92; Buchanan 83; Cass 64; all others 53. On the thirty-third, Gen. Cass ran Douglas 92; Buchanan 83; Cass 64; all others 53. On the thirty-third, Gen. Cass ran up again to 123; and on the thirty-fifth to 131, which was his highest--Mr. Douglas dropping to 60 on the thirty-third, and to 53 on this. FMr. Douglas dropping to 60 on the thirty-third, and to 53 on this. Franklin Pierce, of New Hampshire, was first named on this ballot, receiving 15 votes. He ran up to 30 on the next; fell back to 29 on the fowhile Gov. Marcy received 97; Gen. Cass 78; Mr. Buchanan 28; and Mr. Douglas 32, with 8 scattering. On the forty-eighth, Gen. Pierce receive
1854-61 Pierce Atchison A. C. Dodge Douglas Archibald Dixon Salmon P. Chase Badger of come from any quarter — certainly none from Mr. Douglas, or any supporter of his Presidential aspirwindled by contrast into insignificance. Mr. Douglas, thus outbid, resolved to start afresh. Onsk He had undertaken. In the accord of Messrs. Douglas and Dixon, an undertone of discord may bestward and north-westward from Missouri. Mr. Douglas, it will be seen, indorses none of Mr. Dixo850, and been beaten by 30 Nays to 13 Yeas, Mr. Douglas February 15th. himself moved that said c. A House bill (nearly a copy of that of Mr. Douglas) having been reported January 31st. by Mt the clause which we have seen reported by Mr. Douglas to the Senate, and adopted by that body, re7. On the sixteenth, Mr. Buchanan had 168; Mr. Douglas, 121. And, on the seventeenth, Mr. Buchanat and ratify the Lecompton Constitution. Senator Douglas took strong ground against it. The Senate[13 more...]
o third man shall be allowed to object. Mr. Douglas promptly joined issue; and an oral canvass r. Douglas, and champions of his doctrine. Mr. Douglas himself was absent throughout, by reason ofin nomination, and, on the first ballot, Stephen A. Douglas, of Illinois, received 145 1/2 votes; Ro, of New Hampshire, 1. On the next ballot, Mr. Douglas had 147; and lie continued to gain slowly tte for President; and, on the first ballot, Mr. Douglas had 173 1/2; Guthrie 10, Breckinridge 5, ansity for such exclusion or prohibition. 2. Douglas.--Slavery or No Slavery in any Territory is ekinridge and Lane, and the residue friends of Douglas. No doubt, there was an understanding among m the outset, were decidedly unfavorable to Mr. Douglas's election. And, from the shape thus givuences that were, by the South, attributed to Douglas and Squatter Sovereignty. The Democratic Nate the South would not abide the doctrine of Mr. Douglas, with regard to Slavery in the Territories.[24 more...]
support the Fusion ticket (composed of three Douglas, two Bell, and two Breckinridge men), had all(from Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee); and Douglas barely 12--those of Missouri (9) and 3, as afy by old Whigs o<*> Bell men. Lincoln over Douglas, 566,036; Do. over Bell, 1,211,486; do. over the Slave States over Bell, 54,898; do. over Douglas, 407,346; do. over Douglas and Lincoln, 380,9Douglas and Lincoln, 380,916. Breckinridge lacks of a majority in the Slave States, 135,057.15,438   Total Slave Stangman, of North Carolina, from the support of Douglas to that of Breckinridge, said: While we cth, showing that they regarded the success of Douglas as the great peril, to be defeated at all haznt, and so gave at least a nominal support to Douglas, who thus obtained the vote of Missouri in Noplunge into the common abyss of Rebellion. Mr. Douglas himself, being catechised on the subject, A. H. Stephens and Herschel V. Johnson, late Douglas leaders in the South, were recorded among the[7 more...]
xperience and their enlightened convictions — respecting, of course, the limitations and safeguards they may have seen fit to establish. This right had been set forth, with remarkable clearness and force, in the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, and by many of our patriot sages in later days. John Quincy Adams — never remarkably inclined to popularize forms of government — had distinctly affirmed it in a speech in Congress; so had Abraham Lincoln, in one of his debates with Senator Douglas. But the right of a people to modify their institutions is one thing, and the right of a small fraction or segment of a people to break up and destroy a Nation, is quite another. The former is Reform; the latter is Revolution. Hon. Reverdy Johnson, who lived in the same house with John C. Calhoun from 1845 to 1849, and enjoyed a very close intimacy with him, in a letter to Edward Everett, dated Baltimore, June 24, 1861, says: He [Calhoun] did me the honor to give me much of his<
been thereupon promoted from the House to the Senate, and who had changed from Douglas to Breckinridge toward the end of the Presidential canvass just closed — assaiee pages 196-7. It was defeated again in the next Congress, when proposed by Mr. Douglas, in 1848: Yeas 82; Nays 121; only three Democrats and no Whig from Free Statember, 20, 1860. appointed Messrs. Powell, Hunter, Crittenden, Seward, Toombs, Douglas, Collamer, Davis, Wade, Bigler, Rice, Doolittle, and Grimes on said Committee-6° 30′--was voted down after full discussion: Yeas Messrs. Bigler, Crittenden, Douglas, Rice, and Powell-5; Nays, Messrs. Davis, Doolittle, Collamer, Wade, Toombs, Gd by the following vote: Yeas--Messrs. Powell, Hunter, Crittenden, Seward, Douglas, Collamer, Wade, Bigler, Rice, Doolittle, and Grimes-11. Nays--Messrs. Davilleged fugitive a trial by jury. This, having been amended, on motion of Mr. Douglas, so as to have the alleged fugitive sent for trial to the State from which h
ation of the majority report at this time; so that its second reading was postponed until next day: when, on motion of Mr. Douglas, it was made the special order for noon of the day following; when Gen. Joseph Lane, of Oregon, made a long speech agallowed, speaking very strongly and earnestly in favor of maintaining the Union. At length, the Senate, on motion of Mr. Douglas, voted-Yeas 25; Nays 11-to postpone the consideration of this, in favor of the House proposition of amendment, alreadyred in by the Senate: Yeas 24; Nays 12: as follows: Yeas--Messrs. Anthony, Baker, Bigler, Bright, Crittenden, Dixon, Douglas, Foster, Grimes, Gwin, Harlan, Hunter, Johnson, of Tennessee, Kennedy, Latham, Mason, Morrill, Nicholson, Polk, Pugh, Rihis own original project of conciliation; which the Senate refused, by the following vote: Yeas--Messrs. Crittenden, Douglas, Harlan, Johnson, of Tennessee, Kennedy, Morrill, and Thomson-7. Nays--Messrs. Bayard, Bigler, Bingham, Bright, Chand
or, and will never admit that any step taken in obedience to her mandate can involve the idea of treason. The Federal Government is, in his eyes, but the embodiment of certain powers delegated by the States from motives of policy. Let those motives be once removed or counterbalanced, and he holds that the State has no longer any reason for maintaining a connection which it was her right, at any time, to have dissolved. These being the views of the people of South Carolina, the threats of Douglas and the Black Republicans have only served to confirm the wavering and knit together the citizens of the various sections of the State. formed in 1787. The Union is much older than the Constitution, says Mr. Lincoln, truly and pertinently. Had the Constitution been rejected by the States, the Union would nevertheless have subsisted. Ours is one country --made so by God and His Providence, revealed through the whole of its recorded history; its more perfect Union is but a step in its devel
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