would never consent to its transfer to any more formidable power, seemed entirely satisfied with, and anxious for, its retention by Spain as her most precious and valued dependency-- The Queen of the Antilles.
But, at length, having reannexed Texas, the Slave Power fixed covetous eyes on this fertile, prolific island.
In 1848, our Minister, under instructions from President Polk, made an offer of $100,000,000 for it, which was peremptorily, conclusively rejected.
Directly thereafter, the n Government for all coming time.
It parades, with significant emphasis, the repeated and important acquisitions of territory by our Government, through the purchase of Louisiana in 1803, and of Florida in 1819, as also through the annexation of Texas; as to which, Mr. Everett--overdoing his part, as is natural in a Federalist turned fillibuster — volunteers the wholly gratuitous assertion that there never was an extension of territory more naturally or justifiably made.
Ignoring the fact tha
Slidell, of Louisiana, Mallory and Yulee, of Florida, Hemphill and Wigfall, of Texas, Crittenden and Powell, of Kentucky, A. Johnson and Nicholson, of Tennessee, Gr2 1/2; South Carolina, 8; Florida, 3; Alabama, 9; Louisiana, 6; Mississippi, 7; Texas, 4; Arkansas, 4; Missouri, 4 1/2; Tennessee, 1; Kentucky, 3; Ohio, 23; Indiana,Carolina, 8; Georgia, 10; Florida, 3; Alabama, 9; Louisiana, 6; Mississippi, 7; Texas, 4; Arkansas, 4; Missouri. 5; Tennessee, 11; Kentucky, 9 1/2; California, 4; Orhe name of the people represented by us, we repudiate.
Mr. Guy M. Bryan, of Texas, next announced the withdrawal of the entire delegation from that State.
In th, for President; he receiving 138 votes to 114 for all others.
Sam Houston, of Texas, had 57 votes on the first, and 69 on the second ballot.
Edward Everett, of Mas of Kansas and Nebraska.
There was a delegation present claiming to represent Texas, but it was afterward found to be fraudulent.
David Wilmot, of Pennsylvania, w