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where he rapidly rose to prominence both as lawyer and public speaker.
In 1813 he was sent to the House of Representatives as a Federalist member from Massachusetts, and thus came in close contact with Clay, then speaker, and Calhoun.
Within a year Webster was a marked man in Congress.
After four years, during which he struck many heavy blows at the administration, he resumed the practice of law. The great cases which he argued—the Dartmouth College Case, McCulloch v. Maryland, Gibbons v. Ogden, Ogden v. Saunders—brought him into the first rank of American lawyers by the time he was forty.
Meanwhile his reputation as the greatest American orator was built up by his oration at Plymouth in 1820, the Bunker Hill oration of 1825, and the speech in which he commemorated Adams and Jefferson in 1826.
He returned to the House of Representatives in 1823 and in 1827 entered the Senate, in which he served till 1841.
Ever since 1800 Webster had been the exponent of a doctrine of nationali
Georgia scenes, 153, 347, 389
Georgia sketches, 389
Georgia volunteer, the, 306-307
Geschichte der Colonisation von New England, 136
Gettysburg, 276, 284
Gettysburg address, 256
Gibbons, James Sloan, 281
Gibbons vs. Ogden, 75, 93 n.
Gift, the, 174
Gift of Friendship, the, 174
Gift of Friendship, a Token of Remembrance for 1848, The, 171, 174
Gilchrist, Anne, 271, 272, 272 n., 273
Giles Cory of the Salem farms, 39
Give Me Your hand, Johnny bull, 28as, 270, 388
See French, Alice
October idyl, an, 381
Odd-Fellow's Offering, The, 170, 175
Odd Miss Todd, 373
Ode on the Confederate dead, 301, 303, 304, 309-310
Ode recited at the Harvard Commemoration, 286, 287
Ogden vs. Saunders, 93 n.
O'Hara, Theodore, 290, 311
O. Henry. See Porter, William Sydney
Old black Joe, 353
Old Chester tales, 390
Old Creole days, 384
Old-Fashioned Girl, An, 402
Old Folks at home, 353
Old Ironsides, 226, 237