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h, and decay, after the manner of Jonah's gourd, and its rural population constantly hunted by debt and disaster to new and still newer locations. The Great West of to-day owes its unequaled growth and progress, its population, productiveness, and wealth, primarily, to the framers of the Federal Constitution, by which its development was rendered possible; but more immediately and palpably to the sagacity and statesmanship of Jefferson, the purchaser of Louisiana; to the genius of Fitch and Fulton, the projector and achiever, respectively, of steam-navigation; to De Witt Clinton, the early, unswerving, and successful champion of artificial inland navigation; and to Henry Clay, the eminent, eloquent, and effective champion of the diversification of our National Industry through the Protection of Home Manufactures. The difficulties which surrounded the infancy and impeded the growth of the thirteen original or Atlantic States, were less formidable, but kindred, and not less real. Ou
he had been eleven years in the law, and until thirteen of the fourteen years lifetime of his patent had expired. But the immense value of his invention stood directly in the way of any such acknowledgment of its merits and his righteous claims as the renewal he sought would have involved. Some liberal members from the cotton-growing region favored his petition, but a majority of the Southrons fiercely opposed it, and it was lost. Mr. Whitney, in the course of a correspondence with Robert Fulton, inventor of the first successful steamboat, remarks: The difficulties with which I have had to contend have originated, principally, in the want of a disposition in mankind to do justice. My invention was new and distinct from every other: it stood alone. It was not interwoven with anything before known; and it can seldom happen that an invention or improvement is so strongly marked, and can be so clearly and specifically identified; and I have always believed that I should have h
saw; Zagonyi's charge, 591-2; is relieved of his command, 593; review of the difficulties attending his campaign, etc., 593-4; allusion to, 627. frost, Gen. D. M., surprised and captured, 490. Fugitive Slave law, 109; 210 to 224; 212-13. Fulton, Robert, 18; Eli Whitney to, 65; 68. G. Gaines, Gen., ordered to Georgia, 103; instructed to destroy Florida fort, 177. Gallatin, Mr., approaches Great Britain with respect to fugitive slaves, 176. Gamble, H. R., signer of a letter tondary between West and Old Virginia, 527. Wheeling, Va, meeting and Convention at, 518. Wheeling Intelligencer, The, citation from, 522. Whitney, Eli, 53; early life, etc., 58-9; goes to Georgia, 60; invents the Cotton-Gin, 61; letter to Fulton, 65; his death. 66. White, J. W., letter from T. A. Andrews to, 367. White, Lieut.-Col., at Carnifex Ferry, 525. White, Major frank J., 591-2. Whitfield, John W., 237; 240; 241; sacks and burns Osawatomie, 245. Whittier, John G., po