How a sane man could talk in this way, in full view of the Texas, Nebraska, and Kansas struggles of the last few years, and of the persistent efforts to acquire Cuba, and regenerate Central America in the interest of the Slave Power, is one of the problems reserved for solution in some future and higher existence.
To expose itof the Nebraska Bill, proves clearly his tacit concurrence in the Northern repugnance to that measure.
So also with regard to the projected purchase or seizure of Cuba.
Yet this struggle of the North, its importance and its justice, are utterly ignored in this plan of adjustment and conciliation; while the South is proffered gutories of the Union south of 36° 30′. The direct incitement herein proffered, the strong temptation held out, to fillibustering raids upon Mexico, Central America, Cuba, Hayti, etc., could never be ignored.
The Slave Power would have claimed this as a vital element of the new compromise — that she had surrendered her just claim t
Cruse, David, a Missouri slaveholder, slain, 286.
Cuba, 268 to 272; its acquisition demanded by the Democra
Everett, Alexander H., his instructions respecting Cuba, 268.
Everett, Edward, early pro-Slavery opinionsof Massachusetts, 124; his diplomacy with respect to Cuba, 270 to 273; nominated for Vice-President, 319; lett absent from, 400.
fillibustering, with regard to Cuba, 269-270; participators in, never brought to justicefrom the treaty with, 265-266; proposes to guarantee Cuba to Spain, 270; 499.
Frankfort, Ky., Secessionistso 177; the Holy Alliance, 267; proposes to guarantee Cuba to Spain, 270; 499; action with respect to Rebel priallusion to, 618.
Johnston, Josiah S., of La., on Cuba, 268.
Jones, Col, (Rebel,) wounded at Bull Run, 55; 186; his special message, 187; makes an offer for Cuba, 269.
Pollard, Edward A., his summing up of the iic in slaves, 27-8; 54; the Holy Alliance, 266.
See Cuba, Ostend, etc.
Sprague, Gov. Wm., of R. I., 326; 4