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It was opposed by most of the members from the Cotton States, and by a majority of those from New England--some provisions having been engrafted upon it with the alleged purpose and the certain effect of making it obnoxious to Massachusetts and the States which, on either side, adjoined her. On the other hand, the members from the Middle and Western Free States, without distinction of party, supported it almost unanimously.
This Tariff imposed high duties on Iron, Lead, Hemp, Wool, and other bulky staples, and was very generally popular.
Under it, the industry of the Free States, regarded as a whole, was more productive, more prosperous, better rewarded, than ever before, and the country exhibited a rapid growth in wealth, intelligence, and general comfort.
The South--that is, the cottongrowing region — for Louisiana, through her sugar-planting interest, sustained the Protective policy, and shared in the prosperity thence resulting — now vehemently opposed the Tari
ey inflicted on us. Admit that they were but 2,500 to our 4,000; the Army of the Potomac, now nearly 200,000
Gen. McClellan, in his deliberately prepared, loudly trumpeted, and widely circulated Report, states the force under his more immediate command on the 1st of December--that is, the force then in the Federal District, Maryland, Delaware, and the small patch of Eastern Virginia opposite Washington held by him — at 198,213; whereof 169,452 were fit for duty.
This does not in. elude Gen. Wool's command at and near Fortress Monroe.
On the 1st of January following, he makes his total 219,707; on the 1st of February, 222,196. strong, and able to advance on the enemy with not less than 150,000 sabers and bayonets, eagerly awaited the long-expected permission to prove itself but fairly represented in that casual detachment which had fought and won at Dranesville.
In every other quarter, our arms were in the ascendant.
The blow well struck by Butler and Stringham at Hatteras, ha
nta Rosa Island, 602.
Wilson's Creek, battle of, 578 to 582.
Winthrop, Major Theo., killed at Bethel, 531.
Winchester Virginian, The, J. M. Mason to, 478-9.
Wise, Henry A., his prescription for Abolitionists, 128; 144; 146; his speech in the House, 1842, 158; opinion of John Brown, 293; 294; 329; commands the Rebels in West Virginia, 522; 524; outranked by Floyd, etc., 525.
Wisconsin, 215; 300; 301.
Wistar, Lieut.-Col., at Ball's Bluff, 623.
Witherspoon, Rev. T. S., 128.
Wool, Gen., succeeds Gen. Butler, 531.
Wood, Col. A. M., wounded at Bull Run, 545.
Woodward, Judge Geo.
W., speech at the Philadelphia Peace meeting, 363 to 365; 406; 438.
Worcester, Mass., mob violence at, 126.
Wrentham, Mass., Abolition petition from, 144.
Wright. Col. J. V., killed at Belmont, 597-8.
Wright, Silas, 91; nominated for Vice-President 164; nominated for Governor of New York, 166.
Wyandot, Kansas, Convention at, 250.
Yancey, Wm. L., his non-interferenc