ndence, 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 confidence, and frequently his Nullification doctrine was the subject of conversation.
Time and time again have I heard him, and with ever-increased surprise at his wonderful acuteness, defend it on constitutional grounds, and distinguish it, in tha
g's views, 567; opposes the Peace measure of Johnson, of Mo., 571.
Carlyle, Thomas, 25; 505.
for Vice-President, 319; letter to, from Reverdy Johnson, 858.
Ewell, Gen., repulsed at Bull Ruins, Col., surprises Guyandotte, Va., 526.
B., speech of, at Albany, 389-90; eff7; offers a resolution in the Senate, 565.
Johnson, Bradley T., dispatch from Kane, 465.
JohnJohnson, Geo. W., flees from Kentucky to the Confederacy, 614; chosen Provisional Governor, 617; dies, and is succeeded by Richard Hawes, 617.
Johnson, Herschel V., of Ga., nominated for Vice-Presidt the Georgia Ordinance of Secession, 347.
Johnson, J. P., of Ark., announces the withdrawal of nson, Rev. Thomas, settled in Kansas, 235.
Johnson, Richard am., an amalgamationist, 136.
B., of Ky., in Conf.
Johnson, Waldo P., of Mo., offers a Peace resoJohnson, Waldo P., of Mo., offers a Peace resolve in the Senate, 571.
Johnson, Wm. Cost, of Md., offers resolves to reject Abolition petitions