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shonesty — it was not a day of personal investigations.
Wall Street had no subterranean passage leading to the White House; and an imputation upon the honor of a senator startled his colleagues like a fire-bell in the night.
Mr. Ingersoll astonished the House and Senate by moving an inquiry into Mr. Webster's conduct as Secretary of State.
lie asked for the papers relating to the killing of Durpree, an American.
In 1837, a party of Americans had made an effort to capture and occupy Navy Island, a British possession, and Durpree had been one of them.
The attempt was not successful, the invading party were captured, and Durpree killed in the melee. In 1840, two years after, McLeod, the man who killed him, related the circumstance in a boastful manner in New York.
He was arrested and tried for murder.
Mr. Fox, for the English Government, avowed the act and demanded McLeod's release.
Mr. Ingersoll accused Mr. Webster of using the contingent fund and his personal influence ov