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African slave-trade. --Ibid., p. 170. It was the subject of gainful and jealous monopolies, and its profits were greedily shared by philosophers, statesmen, and kings. A Flemish favorite of Charles V. having obtained of this king a patent containing an exclusive right of importing four thousand negroes annually to the West Indies, sold it for twenty-five thousand ducats, to some Genoese merchants, who first brought into a regular form the commerce for slaves between Africa and America. --Holmes's Annals of America, vol. i., p. 3.5. In 1563, the English began to import negroes into the West Indies. Their first slave-trade was opened the preceding year on the coast of Guinea. John Hawkins, in the prospect of a great gain, resolved to make trial of this nefarious and inhuman traffic. Communicating the design to several gentlemen in London, Who became liberal contributors and adventurers, three good ships were immediately provided; and, with these and one hundred men, Hawkins sa
decisively insisted on its disagreement to them; whereupon the Senate asked a conference, and the House granted it without a division. The Committee of Conference was framed so as to give the anti-Restrictionists a decided preponderance; and John Holmes, of Massachusetts, reported March 2, 1820. from said Committee, that the Senate should give up its combination of Missouri with Maine; that the House should abandon its attempt to restrict Slavery in Missouri; and that both Houses should coritory North and West of the new State. Fourteen members, in all, from the Free States The names of the fourteen members from the Free States, thus voting with the Anti-Restrictionists, are as follows: Massachusetts.--Mark Langdon Hill, John Holmes, Jonathan Mason, Henry Shaw--4. Rhode Island.--Samuel Eddy--1. Connecticut.--Samuel A. Foot, James Stephens--2. New York.--Henry Meigs, Henry R. Storrs 2. New Jersey.--Joseph Bloomfield, Charles Kinsey, Bernard Smith--3. Pennsyl
tempt again the desperate chances, the certain devastations and enduring burdens, of war with Great Britain. Before the close of his Presidency, On the occasion of the outrageous attack on the frigate Chesapeake by the Leopard. the popular feeling would have fully justified and sustained him in declaring war, but he wisely forbore; and it was only after the strong infusion of young blood into the councils of the Republican party, through the election of Messrs. Clay, Grundy, Calhoun, John Holmes, etc., to Congress, that the hesitation of the cautious and philosophic Madison was overborne by their impetuosity, and war actually proclaimed. When Washington and his advisers definitively resolved on preserving a strict neutrality between revolutionary France and the banded despots who assailed her, they did not entirely escape the imputation of ingratitude, if not positive bad faith. Our country was deeply indebted to France for the generous and vitally important assistance receiv
nt, 466; letter from Secretary Seward to, 467; 469; his Message to the Legislature, 470-71; issues a proclamation for troops, 472. Hill, D. H., report of fight at Bethel, 531. Hindman, Thos. C., of Ark., proposes an amendment to the Constitution, 374. Hoar, Samuel, account of his mission to South Carolina, 178 to 185; his official report, 185. Hodge, Geo. B., of Ky., in Rebel Congress, 617. Hollins, Commander, his Mississippi fight, 603. Holman, Mr., of Ind., 560; 561. Holmes, John, of Mass., 79; his vote on the Missouri Compromise, 80; 265. Holt, Joseph, of Ky., Secretary of War, 499. Hopkins, Rev. Samuel, 37; 71; 254-5. Houston, Sam., 149; goes to Texas, 150; confers with Jackson, 151; beats Runnells for Governor, 339; his death, 340. See Texas. Huger, Gen., commands near Fort Monroe, 529. Hughes, Francis W., 439. Humphrey, Rev. Luther, John Brown to, 297. Hunt, Gen. Memucan, 151. Hunter, Gen. David, wounded at Bull Run, 545; 551; 593;