nce, and perhaps more of his consideration, from the fact that, as Secretary of War, he gave me the appointment as a cadet.
When, in 1845, I entered the House of Representatives, he was a Senator.
I frequently visited him at his lodgings.
His conversation was both instructive and peculiarly attractive.
He and his colleague, the impulsive, brilliant orator, Mr. McDuffie, did not fully concur on the great question of the day — notice to Great Britain to terminate the joint occupancy of Oregon-and their comparison of views, which, on one occasion I was permitted to hear, was deeply interesting.
It will be remembered that Mr. Calhoun was induced to leave the repose his impaired health required, and return to the Senate, because of the threatened danger of war with Great Britain.
War was to him an evil which only the defence of the honor and rights of his country would justify.
That made him the advocate of the War of 1812, but in 1845 he saw no such justification, and was the