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lic feeling against Great Britain, and raised vexed questions concerning the inviolability of national territory, and the jurisdiction of courts over acts assumed by a foreign government.
The restriction or prohibition of the sale of ardent spirits —a controversy which forty years of agitation have not settled —was for the first time disturbing politicians.
Richard Fletcher was re-elected to Congress as the member for Boston.
George Bancroft was appointed Collector of the Port, and Robert C. Winthrop chosen Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Dr. Nathaniel Bowditch, author of The Practical Navigator and translator of the Mecanique Celeste, ended a career dedicated to science.
George Combe, of Edinburgh, was delivering lectures on phrenology in Boston.
Horace Mann was urging with prodigious earnestness and industry the cause of education.
Daniel Webster was about to sail for Europe on his only foreign journey.
The Sirius and Great Western were traversing the A