still does, the same.
The North emerged from the Missouri struggle chafed and mortified.
It felt that, with Right and Power both on its side, it had been badly beaten, through the treachery of certain of its own representatives, whom it proceeded to deal with accordingly.
Few, indeed — hardly one--of those Northern members who had sided with the South in that struggle were reflected.
That lesson given, what more could be done?
Missouri was in the Union, and could not be turned out. Arkansas was organized as a Slave Territory, and would in due time become a Slave State.
What use in protracting an agitation which had no longer a definite object?
Mr. Monroe had just been reflected President, and the harmony of the party would be disturbed by permitting the feud to become chronic.
Those who perpetuated it would be most unlikely to share bounteously in the distribution of Federal offices and honors.
Then a new Presidential contest began to loom up in the distance, and all manne
ured Mr. Clay's election, giving him 141 electoral votes to 134 for his opponent.
As it was, Mr. Clay received the electoral votes of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee--105 in all, being those of eleven States; while Mr. Polk was supported by Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and Arkansas--fifteen States, casting 170 electoral votes.
The popular votes throughout the country, as returned, were, for Clay, 1,288,533; for Polk, 1,327,325; for Birney, 62,263.
So the triumph of Annexation had been secured by the indirect aid of the more intense partisans of Abolition.
The Presidential canvass of 1844 had been not only the most arduous but the most equal of any that the country had ever known, with the possible exception of that of 1800.
The election of Madison in 1812, of Ja
tels for the unhealthy swamps and lowlands of Arkansas and Louisiana.
In any case its subservience Hammond, Hemphill, Hunter, Iverson, Johnson, of Ark., Johnson, of Tenn., Kennedy, Lano (Oregon), Lat of Missouri, R. W. Johnson and Sebastian, of Arkansas--28 from Slave States alone — every Slave Stag their competitors.
Francis B. Flournoy, of Arkansas, was chosen temporary Chairman; Gen. Caleb Cua, 9; Louisiana, 6; Mississippi, 7; Texas, 4; Arkansas, 4; Missouri, 4 1/2; Tennessee, 1; Kentucky, a, 9; Louisiana, 6; Mississippi, 7; Texas, 4; Arkansas, 4; Missouri. 5; Tennessee, 11; Kentucky, 9 1ill destroy this Union.
Mr. B. Burrow, of Arkansas, announced the withdrawal of three delegates ere positively instructed by the Democracy of Arkansas to insist on the recognition of the equal rigrecognize the principles required by the State of Arkansas, in her popular Convention first, and twy, which they had opposed.
Mr. Johnson, of Arkansas, now announced the withdrawal, after due cons
Georgia follows — so do Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas
Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginia, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland and Delawarnessee (no ticket) 11,350 64,209 69,274
Missouri 17,028 58,801 31,317 58,372
Arkansas (no ticket) 5,227 28,732 20,094
Louisiana (no ticket) 7,625 22,681 20,204
Flhis is the only way to save it; and we can do it.
Gov. Elias N. Conway, of Arkansas, transmitted his Annual Message to the new Legislature of that State on the 19 States for President — as thoroughly in Delaware or Maryland as in Georgia or Arkansas--that they seemed to be crushed out of life, or anxious to merge their distinc vote Secession than not at all, and not to vote at all than to vote Union.
Arkansas, in spite of her Governor's reticence, was blest with a Convention;
Novembehe movement, were as follows:
States.Free Population in 1860.Slaves.Total.