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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 86 38 Browse Search
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Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2 41 7 Browse Search
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C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 36 10 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 31 1 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 27 3 Browse Search
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Vii. The Missouri struggle. Scott Clay Pinkney P. P. Barbour Webster John W. Taylor Thomas — the Compromise. when the State of Louisiana, previously known as the Territory of Orleans, was admitted into the Union, April 8, 1812. the remainder of the Louisiana purchase, which had formerly borne the designation of Louisiana Territory, was renamed the Territory of Missouri. The people of a portion of this Territory, stretching westward from the Mississippi on both sides of the river Missouri, petitioned Congress for admission into the Union as the State of Missouri; and their memorials On the 16th of March, 1818. were referred by the House to a Select Committee, whereof Mr. Scott, their delegate, was chairman. This Committee reported April 3d. a bill in accordance with their prayer, which was read twice and committed; but no further action was taken thereon during that session. The same Congress reconvened for its second session on the 16th of the followi
ights—Nullification. Nullification Hayne Webster Jackson Calhoun Georgia and the Indiana. So lirer, November 1, 1814. and antagoistic parties. Mr. Webster, Debate on Foot's resolutions, January 26, 1830.and that this interposition is constitutional. Mr. Webster resumed:--So, Sir, I understood the gentleman, anbate, and finished the doctrine of Nullification, Mr. Webster said: Sir, if I were to concede to the gentlehe time of his great debate on Nullification with Mr. Webster. Each entered Congress before attaining his thirirmed were those propounded by Hayne and refuted by Webster in the great debate already noticed. The Tariff Nullifiers were an overwhelming majority, elected Mr. Webster's luckless antagonist, Robert Y. Hayne, Governor any ever propounded by Hamilton, by Marshall, or by Webster himself. After reciting the purport and effect oat the last moment, seemed exceedingly doubtful. Mr. Webster forcibly urged that no concession should be made
ted debate, mainly by Southern senators, Mr. Calhoun's motion to reject was defeated by a vote to receive the petition — Yeas 35, Nays 10, as follows: Yeas: Messrs. Benton, Brown, Buchanan, Clay, Clayton, Crittenden, Davis, Ewing of Illinois, Ewing of Ohio, Goldsborough, Grundy, Hendricks, Hill, Hubbard, Kent, King of Alabama, King of Georgia, Knight, Linn, McKean, Morris, Naudain, Niles, Prentiss, Robbins, Robinson, Ruggles, Shepley, Southard, Swift, Tallmadge, Tipton, Tomlinson, Wall, Webster, Wright. Nays: Messrs. Black, Calhoun, Cuthbert, Leigh, Moore, Nicholas, Porter, Preston, Walker, White. In the House, February 5, 1836. Mr. Henry L. Pinckney, of South Carolina, submitted the following resolve: Resolved, That all the memorials which have been offered, or may hereafter be presented to this House, praying for the abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia, and also the resolutions offered by an honorable member from Maine (Mr. Jarvis), with the amendment th
Xii. Texas and her Annexation. Sam. Houston M. Hunt Webster T. W. Gilmer Jackson J. Q. Adams Van Buren Clay Benton Polk Tyler Calhoun. the nve Power had made sacrifices to wrest Texas from Mexico — with what intent? Mr. Webster, in his speech at Niblo's Garden, March 15, 1837, thus cautiously, but with at originally selected by Gen. Harrison--peremptorily resigned their places, Mr. Webster alone excepted, who retained the position of Secretary of State until May, 1e New England Senators; but one voting in favor of the measure; and, indeed, Mr. Webster has been bold enough, in a public speech recently delivered in New York to mverwhelming. This language, coming from so distinguished an individual as Mr. Webster, so familiar with the feelings of the North, and entertaining so high a respentirely disregard the efforts of the fanatics, and the efforts of such men as Webster. and others who countenance such dangerous doctrines. The Northern States
3; Maryland 1; Kentucky 1; Tennessee 1. The Whig National Convention assembled in Philadelphia, June 7th. Gen. Zachary Taylor, of Louisiana, had on the first ballot 111 votes for President to 97 for Henry Clay, 43 for General Scott, 22 for Mr. Webster, and 6 scattering. On the fourth ballot (next day), Gen. Taylor had 171 to 107 for all others, and was declared nominated. Millard Fillmore, of New York, had 115 votes for Vice-President, on the first ballot, to 109 for Abbott Lawrence, of M John Bell, Benton, and every member present from the Slave States, with Messrs. Cameron, of Pennsylvania; Douglas, of Illinois; Bright, of Indiana; Dickinson, of New York; and Fitzgerald, of Michigan, from Free States--to 21 Nays, including Messrs. Webster, of Massachusetts, Hamlin, of Maine, Dix, of New York, and Breese, of Illinois. The bill, thus amended, passed the Senate by 33 Yeas to 22 Nays. But the House, on its return, thus amended, utterly refused (August 11th) to concur in any s
ks Gen. Taylor Henry Clay Jefferson Davis Webster's 7th of March speech the Texas job. Gen.at the South than would have been given for Mr. Webster, or even Mr. Clay. In the Free States, v such determined Slavery Restrictionists as Mr. Webster and Gov. Seward, would insure his politicalidential candidate been one of themselves. Mr. Webster The following are extracts from Mr. WebsteMr. Webster's speech at Abingdon, Mass., Oct. 9, 1848: The gentlemen who have joined this new party, from part of the new Administration. Neither Mr. Webster nor Gov. Seward had a seat in Gen. Taylor'subtless, might have had, had he desired it. Mr. Webster remained in the Senate, where Messrs. Clay eech elicited by these resolves was that of Mr. Webster, March 7, 1850. wherein he took ground aseems not a little remarkable that a man of Mr. Webster's strength should have traversed the whole Vt., Bell of Tenn., Cass, of Mich., Webster, of Mass., Berrien, of Ga., Cooper, of
Federal Administration, whereof Mr. Fillmore remained the official head, and Mr. Webster became the animating soul, gave prominence and emphasis to the exertions of of such surrender uniformly treated it as a high moral and political duty. Mr. Webster, In his 7th of March speech. in announcing his determination to vote for Mrn intrinsic obligation — of a Divine requirement. Let us suppose, now, that Mr. Webster, while riding on one of the highways near Boston, or near Washington, had enved the Whig platform should be; which, on being presented to the friends of Mr. Webster, was accepted by them, and thus had a majority of the Convention pledged to ot for a Presidential candidate, Mr. Fillmore had 133 votes, Gen. Scott 131, Mr. Webster 29. On the next, Gen. Scott had 133, and Mr. Fillmore but 131. These propo next, he was nominated; having 159 votes to 112 for Mr. Fillmore and 21 for Mr. Webster. William A. Graham, of North Carolina, was, on the second ballot, nominated
ts. The explanation of the honorable Senator from Kentucky shows that his meaning was not what many supposed it to be, who judged simply from the phraseology of the amendment. I deem this explanation due to the Senator and to myself. Messrs. Webster, Clay, and Calhoun had all passed from the earth since the inception of Mr. Clay's Compromise in 1850. Not one of them lived to hear that that Compromise had lifted the interdict of Slavery from the whole region solemnly guaranteed to Free Labor forever by the Compromise of 1820. Mr. Webster, certainly, never dreamed of such a thing, when he vehemently denounced, as insane, malignant folly, the attempt to fasten a like prohibition on the bill organizing New Mexico--as an effort to debar slave-holding on snowy crags and arid deserts where no slave could be subsisted — as a superserviceable attempt to reenact the laws of God, as if their Author were unequal to the task He had undertaken. In the accord of Messrs. Douglas and Dixo
nor can he carry it into another Slave State, but must take the law which he finds there, and have his property governed by it; and, in some instances, wholly changed by it, and rights lost, or acquired, by the change. To the same effect, Mr. Webster, when resisting, in 1848, the attempt, on a bill organizing the Territory of Oregon, to fasten a rider extending the Slave line of 36° 30′ to the Pacific, refuted this doctrine as follows: The Southern Senators say we deprive them of the rvilized country, the power to introduce and permanently continue diverse systems of foreign municipal law, for holding persons in Slavery? Justice Curtis is an ultra conservative of the State-street (Boston) school--a life-long follower of Mr. Webster, especially in his later and more lamentable days — and yet his opinion delivered in this case evinces considerably more freedom and boldness than that of Judge McLean. Though couched in judicial and respectful language, it constantly, and pr
renunciation, on the part of Great Britain, France, and the United States, respectively, of any covetous designs on Cuba, was presented, on the 23d of April, to Mr. Webster, then our Secretary of State, and by him courteously acknowledged, six days later, in a note which, though not without demur, expressed the acquiescence of our with reference to Cuba, and gave assurances that, The President will take M. de Sartiges' communication into consideration, and give it his best reflections. Mr. Webster being dead Oct. 24th, 1852. and Mr. Everett duly installed as his successor, the latter answered December 1, 1852. a note of M. de Sartiges, recalling Mr.Mr. Webster's attention to this subject, under date of July 8th. In this answer, our Government peremptorily declines, for various and elaborately stated reasons, any such convention or compact as that proposed to it by France and England. While still disclaiming, pro forma, any desire or intention on our part of acquiring Cuba, thi
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