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was this power, in connection with that of the strongly sympathizing and closely affiliated class of gamblers and blacklegs, by which Van Buren's renomination for the Presidency was defeated in the Baltimore Convention of 1844, and the Democratic party committed, through the nomination of Polk and its accessories, to the policy of annexing Texas, thus securing a fresh and boundless expansion to Slavery. When that Annexation was suddenly, and to most unexpectedly, achieved, at the close of John Tyler's administration, relays of horses, prearranged in the absence of telegraphs, conveyed from the deeply interested negro-traders, who were watching the doings of Congress at the national metropolis, to their confederates and agents in the slave-selling districts of the neighboring States, the joyful tidings which insured an advance of twelve to fifteen per cent. in the market value of human flesh, and enabled the exclusive possessors of the intelligence to make it the basis of extensive and
At length, November 16th. the Convention came to a vote, on the proposition of a Mr. Green, of Culpepper, that the White Basis be stricken out, and the Federal Basis (the white inhabitants with three-fifths of all other persons ) be substituted. This was defeated — Yeas 47 (including Grigsby aforesaid); Nays 49--every delegate voting. Among the Yeas were ex-President Madison, Chief Justice Marshall, Benjamin Watkins Leigh, Philip P. Barbour, John Randolph of Roanoke, William B. Giles, John Tyler, etc. Among the Nays (for the White Basis) were ex-President Monroe, Philip Doddridge, Charles F. Mercer, Chapman Johnson, Lewis Summers, etc. As a rule, Western (comparatively Free) Virginia voted for the White Basis, with some help from the East; and it was computed that the majority represented 402,631 of Free Population, and the minority but 280,000. But the minority was strong in intellect, in numbers, and in resolution, and it fought desperately through weeks of earnest debate and s
n J. Q. Adams Van Buren Clay Benton Polk Tyler Calhoun. the name Texas originally designar personalities of John Randolph of Roanoke, Mr. Tyler's competitor and predecessor. Mr. Tyler hadn Mr. Adams's first Message. In the Senate, Mr. Tyler was anti-Tariff, anti-Improvement, anti-Bank for Gen. Harrison voted for him also. If Mr. Tyler's past political course might, by a severe cthe Whigs, following Gen. Harrison's death and Tyler's defection, had brought their antagonists intardent disciple of Calhoun and a partisan of John Tyler, by whom he was made Secretary of the Navy a and published soon after in The Madisonian, Mr. Tyler's organ, he says: dear Sir:--You askte, May 6, had set forth the objections to Messrs. Tyler and Calhoun's Treaty of Annexation, on the of the measure was rendered inevitable. Mr. Tyler was still President, with John C. Calhoun asy direct. Approved, March 2, 1845. President Tyler immediately, on the last day of his term,[2 more...]
Xiv. The Wilmot Proviso. Gen. Cass letter to Nicholson Gen. Taylor chosen President attempts by Gen. Burt, of S. C., and by Senator Douglas, to extend the Compromise line of 36° 30′ to the Pacific. Mr. Polk succeeded Mr. Tyler as President of the United States, March 4, 1845. No change in the policy of the former with regard to Annexation was made, or, with reason, expected. The agent so hastily dispatched to Texas by Mr. Tyler to speed the consummation of the decreed union, Mr. Tyler to speed the consummation of the decreed union, was not, of course, recalled. The new President was doubtless gratified to find his predestined work, in which he had expected to encounter some impediments at the hands of Northern members of his own party, so nearly completed to his hand. On the 18th of June, joint resolutions, giving their final consent to Annexation, passed both Houses of the Congress of Texas by a unanimous vote; and this action was ratified by a Convention of the People of Texas on the ensuing 4th of July. The XXIXth
; and seven Slave States, viz.: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri. Ex-President John Tyler, of Virginia, was called to the Chair. On motion of Mr. James Guthrie, of Kentucky, it was On the 6th. R thus adopted by sections, Gov. Chase, of Ohio, demanded a vote upon the entire plan of conciliation together; which President Tyler decided unnecessary, as the whole plan had been adopted by sections. Mr. T. E. Franklin, of Pennsylvania, moved tentions in the States as an article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States. This was adopted; and President Tyler requested to present the plan of adjustment to Congress forthwith. And then the Convention adjourned without day. The above plan of conciliation was immediately communicated by President Tyler to Vice-President Breckinridge, who laid it before the Senate without delay: and, on motion of Mr. Crittenden, it was referred to a Select Committee of five, to be re
as evinced a preponderating devotion to the Rebel Cause. Here he was reinforced, and outranked, about August 1st, by Gen. John B. Floyd, who, under the influence of the inspiring news from Bull Run, and the depletion of the Federal forces by the mustering out of service of the three months men, was soon able to assume the offensive. Keeping well to the right of New River — the main affluent which unites near Gauley bridge with the Gauley to form the Kanawha — he surprised the 7th Ohio, Col. Tyler, while at breakfast at Cross Lanes, near Summersville, The capital of Nicholas county. and routed it with a loss of some 200 men. Moving thence southerly to Carnifex Ferry, he was endeavoring to gain the rear of Gen. Cox, who was still south of him, when he was himself attacked by Gen. Rosecrans, who, at the head of nearly 10,000 men, came rapidly down upon him from Clarksburg, nearly a hundred miles northward. Most of the Union troops had marched seventeen miles that day, when, at 3 o
n by Lieut. Gen. Scott, commenced on Tuesday, July 16th. Gen. Tyler's column, in the advance, bivouacked that night at Viennter, where it was to be taken in flank by our 1st division (Tyler's) crossing the Stone Bridge at the right moment, and complns reaching the point at which the battle was to begin. Gen. Tyler, in front of Stone Bridge, opened with his artillery at by the Stone Bridge, giving a hand to Sherman's brigade of Tyler's division, and all but clearing this road of the Rebel batg the Warrenton road entirely to our victorious troops. Gen. Tyler, on hearing the guns of Hunter on our right, had pushed been effected; and Schenck's brigade and Ayres' battery, of Tyler's division, were on the point of crossing the Run to aid inemained in position, and had not fired a shot, but the 1st (Tyler's) division forming our left, which had suffered little losac. Col. J. B. Richardson, commanding the 4th brigade of Tyler's division, remained unmolested in position one mile in adv
, 103; his report on incendiary mail-matter, etc., 129; 143-4; 154-5-6; Secretary of State under Tyler, 155; 159; instructs our Minister at Paris with regard to Annexation, 169 to 171; 175; 188; in t101; defends the Cherokees, 102; proposes Emancipation in Kentucky, 111; 148-9; is written to by Tyler in 1825, 154; 155; 15; his letter to The National Intelligencer, etc., 167; review of the Presid., 145. Tuscarora, U. S. Gunboat, blockades the Sumter, 602; blockades the Nashville, 603. Tyler, Col., routed in West Virginia, 525. Tyler, Gen., at Bull Run, 539; 541-2. Tyler, John, skTyler, Gen., at Bull Run, 539; 541-2. Tyler, John, sketch of his political life. 154 to 156; 169; 174; 185; Chairman of the Peace Conference, 397; 402. Twiggs, Gen., surrenders in Texas, 413; 442. U. Union humane Society, the, 112. UnitariTyler, John, sketch of his political life. 154 to 156; 169; 174; 185; Chairman of the Peace Conference, 397; 402. Twiggs, Gen., surrenders in Texas, 413; 442. U. Union humane Society, the, 112. Unitarians, the, and Slavery, 121. United States Telegraph, The, 143. Universalists, the, and Slavery, 121. Upton, Mr., of Va., in XXXVIIth Congress, 559. Utica, N. Y., Abolitionists dispersed a