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Yeas 27--all the Democrats present and three Whigs, of whom two thereupon turned Democrats — to 25 Nays — all Whigs; On the final vote in the Senate, the Yeas--for the Proposition as amended — were as follows — the names in italics being those of Whigs: Messrs. Allen, Ashley, Atchison, Atherton, Bagby, Benton, Breese, Buchanan, Colquitt, Dickinson, Dix, Fairfield, Hannegan, Haywood, Henderson, Huger, Johnson, Lewis, McDuffie, Merrick, Niles, Semple. Sevier, Sturgeon, Tappan, Walker, Woodbury--27. The Nays--against the proposed Annexation — were : Messrs. Archer, Barrow, Bates, Bayard, Berrien, Choate, Clayton, Crittenden, Dayton, Evans, Foster, Francis, huntington, Jarnagin, Mangum, Miller, Morehead, Pearce, Phelps, Porter, Rives, Simmons, Upham, White, Woodbridge--25. Yeas: From Free States, 13; Slave States, 14. Nays: From Free States, 12; Slave States, 13. and the proposition being returned to the House, the amendment of the Senate was concurred in by 134 Ye
the Democrats, and all but 8, as aforesaid, of the Whigs, from Slave States). As the Court was then constituted, there was little room for doubt that its award would have been favorable to Slavery Extension; hence this vote. Mr. Clayton's Compromise, thus defeated, was never revived. The Democratic National Convention for 1848 assembled at Baltimore on the 22d of May. Gen. Lewis Cass, of Michigan, received 125 votes for President on the first ballot, to 55 for James Buchanan, 53 for Levi Woodbury, 9 for John C. Calhoun, 6 for Gen. Worth, and 3 for Geo. M. Dallas. On the fourth ballot, Gen. Cass had 179 to 75 for all others, and was declared nominated. Gen. William O. Butler, of Kentucky, received 114 votes for Vice-President on the first ballot, and was unanimously nominated on the third. Two delegations from New York presenting themselves to this Convention — that of the Free Soilers, Radicals, or Barnburners, whose leader was Samuel Young, and that of the Conservatives or Hun
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 2: early political action and military training. (search)
he long eel to the Free-Soiler was confirmed, by a political arrangement more fairly and justly carried out than any other with which I have ever been acquainted. The fact was, the Hunker Democrats were controlled in their votes by the fear of losing their standing in the Democratic party, which we all believed would, by voting for a Free-Soiler, control the coming presidential election in the autumn of 1852. They had no doubt of that, because the candidate we all looked for was Judge Levi Woodbury, the friend and twice appointed cabinet officer of Jackson, and the able and upright Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. In this, however, we were unhappily disappointed by his too early death in the following October. His selection as a Democratic candidate for the presidency in 1848 was undoubtedly prevented by the unhappy controversies in the State of New York, which were carried into the national convention, of which I was a member, and which resulted in the wit
nd pressing my hand, said: And this, too, to come from your lip,; and inspired by your kindness. I never saw him again because in the following spring I left for the war and he died during that year. My connection with the Charlestown case was: of very great advantage to me because it brought me prominently and successfully forward as an advocate in the higher branches of constitutional law. In 1845 I was admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, upon the motion of the Hon. Levi Woodbury, Jackson's Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of the Treasury. It was at the same term in which S ward and Lincoln were admitted, and I believe I am now the oldest living practitioner in that court by date of commission. I was then in my 27th year, and among the youngest, if not the youngest, ever admitted to that court, for in the olden time only the elder members of the bar got to Washington to be admitted. But I had the fortune to have drawn the specification for the patent of
ncock at, 686. Winans, Ross, 227, 229, 233, 235, 239. Winthrop, Robert C., appointed U. S. Senator, 116. Winthrop, Theodore, first meeting with, 201; story of march to Washington, 203; opinion of contraband story, 259; draws order attack Big Bethel, 267; killed at Big Bethel, 269-270. Wise, Brigadier-General, 678, 679, 685. Wise, Chief of Ordnance, 808. Wistar, Brigadier-General, sends force to Charles City Court-House, 618; attempts to surprise Richmond, 619-620. Woodbury, Judge, Levi, 117; the motion of, 1007. Wool, Maj.-Gen. John E., assigned to Fortress Monroe, 278, 281; receives report of capture of Fort Hatteras, 286; reference to, 877, 893. woods' Twenty-Third South Carolina, reference to, 679. Woolford, Captain, 597. Worcester (Mass.) Battalion at Annapolis, 210. Worrall, Alexander, at Fortress Monroe, 251. Wright, repulses attack on Washington, 628; reference to, 687, 858. Wright's Corps, ordered to destroy Petersburg Railroad, 688. Y
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
Campbell Feb. 9, 1814 Alexander J. Dallas Oct. 6, 1814 William H. CrawfordOct. 22, 1816 Richard Rush March 7, 1825 Samuel D. Ingham March 6, 1829 Louis McLane Aug. 2, 1831 William J. Duane May 29, 1833 Roger B. Taney Sept.23, 1833 Levi Woodbury June 27, 1834 Thomas Ewing March 5, 1841 Walter Forward Sept.13, 1841 John C. Spencer March 3, 1843 George M. Bibb June 15, 1844 Robert J. Walker March 6, 1845 William M. Meredith March 8, 1849 Thomas Corwin July 23, 1850 James G 1801 Name.Appointed. J. Crowninshield March 3, 1805 Paul Hamilton March 7, 1809 William Jones Jan. 12, 1813 B. W. Crowninshield Dec. 19, 1814 Smith Thompson Nov. 9, 1818 Samuel L. Southard Sept.16, 1823 John Branch March 9, 1829 Levi Woodbury May 23, 1831 Mahlon Dickerson June 30, 1834 James K. Paulding June 25, 1838 George E. Badger March 5, 1841 Abel P. Upshur Sept.13, 1841 David Henshaw July 24, 1843 Thomas W. Gilmer Feb. 15, 1844 John Y. Mason March14, 1844 George Ban
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire. (search)
onassumes office1810 William Plumerassumes office1812 John Taylor Gilman assumes office1813 William Plumerassumes office1816 Samuel Bellassumes office1819 Levi Woodburyassumes office1823 David L. Morrillassumes office1824 Benjamin Pierceassumes office1827 John Bellassumes office1828 Benjamin Pierceassumes office1829 Matthid L. Morrill14th to 18th1817 to 1823 Clement Storer15th to 16th 1817 to 1819 John F. Parrott16th to 19th 1819 to 1825 Samuel Bell18th to 24th 1823 to 1836 Levi Woodbury19th to 22d 1825 to 1831 Isaac Hill22d to 24th 1831 to 1836 John Page24th 1836 Henry Hubbard24th to 27th 1836 to 1842 Franklin Pierce25th to 27th 1837 to 1842 Leonard Wilcox27th 1842 Levi Woodbury27th to 29th 1842 to 1845 Charles G. Atherton28th to 31st1843 to 1849 Benning J. Jenness29th 1845 to 1846 Joseph Cilley to 1846 to 1847 John P. Hale30th to 33d 1847 to 1853 Moses Norris. Jr.31st to 33d 1849 to 1855 Charles G. Atherton33d 1853 Jared W. Williamsto1853 John S. Wellsto
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential administrations. (search)
, later Livingston, State. Congress, 1829-31, Democratic; Stevenson, speaker; 1831-33, Senate opposition, House Democratic; Stevenson, speaker. 1833-37; Jackson; Van Buren, Vice-President, Democrat; McLane, later Forsyth, State; Duane, Taney, Woodbury, Treasury. Congress, 1833-35, Senate opposition, House Democratic; Stevenson, speaker; 1835-37, Senate opposition, then Democratic, House Democratic; Polk, speaker. 1837-41: Van Buren; R. M. Johnson, Vice-President, Democrat; Forsyth, State; Woodbury, Treasury. Congress, Democratic; Polk and Hunter, speakers. 1841-45: W. H. Harrison; Tyler, Vice-President (succeeded as President April 4, 1841), Whig; Webster, afterwards Legare, Upshur, Calhoun, State; numerous changes in the other departments. Congress, 1841-43, Whig; White, speaker; 1843-45, Senate Whig, House Democratic; J. W. Jones, speaker. 1845-49; Polk; Dallas, Vice-President, Democrat; Buchanan, State; Walker, Treasury; Marcy, War; Bancroft, at first, Navy. Congre
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Supreme Court, United States (search)
Maryland1811-362517521844 Smith Thompson, New York1823-432017671843 Robert Trimble, Kentucky1826-28217771828 John McLean, Ohio1829-613217851861 Henry Baldwin, Pennsylvania1830-441417791844 James M. Wayne, Georgia1835-673217901867 Roger B. Taney, Maryland1836-642817771864 Philip B. Barbour, Virginia1836-41517831841 John Catron, Tennessee1837-652817861865 John McKinley, Alabama1837-521517801852 Peter V. Daniel, Virginia1841-601917851860 Samuel Nelson, New York1845-722717921873 Levi Woodbury, New Hampshire1845-51617891851 Robert C. Grier, Pennsylvania1846-702317941870 Benjamin R. Curtis, Massachusetts1851-57618091874 John A. Campbell, Alabama1853-61818111889 Nathan Clifford, Maine1858-812318031881 Noah H. Swayne, Ohio1861-812018041884 Samuel F. Miller, Iowa1862-902818161890 David Davis, Illinois1862-771518151886 Stephen J. Field, California1863-973418161899 Salmon P. Chase, Ohio1864-73918081873 William Strong, Pennsylvania1870-801018081895 Joseph P. Bradley, New J
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Woodbury, Levi 1789- (search)
Woodbury, Levi 1789- Jurist; born in Francestown, N. H., Dec. 22, 1789; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1809; admitted to the bar in 1812; chosen clerk of the State Senate in 1816; in the same year was appointed a judge of the superior court. He removed to Portsmouth in 1819, was chosen governor of New Hampshire in 1823; speaker of the House in 1825; United States Senator, 1825; and in 1831 was appointed Secretary of the Navy. He was Secretary of the Treasury from 1834 to 1841, when he 1819, was chosen governor of New Hampshire in 1823; speaker of the House in 1825; United States Senator, 1825; and in 1831 was appointed Secretary of the Navy. He was Secretary of the Treasury from 1834 to 1841, when he was again returned to the United States Senate. In Congress Senator Woodbury was a recognized leader of the Democratic party. In 1845 he was appointed one of the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, and died while in office, in Portsmouth, N. H., Sept. 4, 1851.
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