nd partly Scotch, all of the industrious middle class, had been citizens of New Hampshire and of Maine for several generations.
He was distinguished, from early youth, alike for diligence in labor ahampions of Slavery, under the lead of Mr. Calhoun.
On the presentation, by Mr. Fairfield, of Maine (December 16, 1835), of the petition of one hundred and seventy-two women, praying the Abolitionlavery in the District of Columbia, and also the resolutions offered by an honorable member from Maine (Mr. Jarvis), with the amendment thereto, proposed by an honorable member from Virginia (Mr. Wisinckney of South Carolina; Hamer of Ohio; Pierce of New Hampshire; Hardin of Kentucky; Jarvis of Maine; Owens of Georgia; Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania; Dromgoole of Virginia; and Turrill of New York — l (all Democrats but Proffit, a Tylerized Whig), who voted for this resolve, were as follows:
Maine.--Virgil D. Parris, Albert Smith.--New Hampshire.--Charles G. Atherton, Edmund Burke, Ira A. Eas
The Nays were--Messrs. Fessenden and Hamlin, of Maine, Clark and Hale, of New Hampshire, Sumner and Wilson, of Massachulsion; which was defeated — Yeas 105; Nays 198--as follows:
Yeas--Maine, 3; Massachusetts, 8; Connecticut, 2 1/2; New Jersey, 5; Pennsylvannessee, 11; Kentucky, 9; Minnesota, 1 1/2; Oregon, 3--105.
Nays--Maine, 5; New Hampshire, 5; Vermont, 5 ; Massachusetts, 5; Rhode Island, by Mr. Samuels; which was adopted, by the following vote:
Yeas--Maine, 8; New Hampshire, 5; Vermont, 5; Massachusetts, 7; :Rhode Island, to Lincoln, giving the latter a clear majority.
Mr. McCrillis, of Maine, followed, changing ten votes from Seward to Lincoln; Mr. Andrew, oon proceeded to ballot for Vice-President, when Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine, received, on the first ballot, 194 votes; Cassius M. Clay, of Kentin.
But, after the disruption there, things were bravely altered.
Maine, early in September, elected a Republican Governor by 18,091 majori