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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hayne, Robert young -1839 (search)
Hayne, Robert young -1839 Statesman; born near Charleston, S. C., Nov. 10, 1791; was admitted to the bar in 1812; and when his law tutor, Langdon Cheves, went to Congress he succeeded to his large practice. He rose rapidly, and in 1818 was attdistinguished as an orator. In the latter year he and Daniel Webster had their famous debate on the tariff, during which Hayne declared the right of a State to nullify acts of the national government. In a State convention he drew up the ordinanceC., Sept. 24, 1839. See nullification; Webster, Daniel. Speech on Foote's resolution. On Jan. 21 and 25, 1830, Senator Hayne opened the great debate with Daniel Webster with the following speech (for the text of the resolution, see Foote, Sam by one of its members), a very rare book, of which I was fortunate enough, a few years ago, to obtain a copy. [Here Senator Hayne read from the proceedings.] It is unnecessary to trace the matter further, or to ask what would have been the next