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several eminent South Carolinians. and to be rightfully executed by State laws, tribunals, and functionaries. The demurrer that the Supreme Court had decided In the case of Prigg against Pennsylvania. adversely to this position was met by Mr. Van Buren as follows: By this decision, judges in determining the question of authority would probably be concluded. But, in a popular discussion of the propriety of a law, with a view to its repeal or modification, I suppose we are at liberty to ntertain, that the Fugitive Slave Act is unconstitutional, because Congress has no power to legislate upon the subject. With regard to the denial by this act of all semblance of a jury trial to persons claimed under it as fugitive slaves, Mr. Van Buren was equally decided and forcible, as is evinced by these further extracts from his letter: But, to those who regard the decision of the Supreme Court as conclusive, it is important to consider other objections to the act. Conceding the po
The Daily Dispatch: March 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], Seizure of U. S. Property in Texas--Collision Feared. (search)
Freedom to die. The New York correspondent of the Charleston Courier finds in the Abolition Tribune itself an illustration which points a moral, if it does not adorn a tale. That sweet-scented organ says: "John Van Buren was frozen to death a few nights ago at Syracuse. He was a respectable colored man, about eighty years of age, and was formerly a servant in the employ of ex-President Van Buren, of Kinderhook,"
uis, was made Judge, and was appointed by President Pierce one of the Judges at the Court of Claims, from which place he was removed by President Buchanan. He is son-in-law of the late Hon. Levi Woodbury of New Hampshire, and brother of Frank P. Blair, Jr., Congressman elect from the St. Louis district. Gideon B. Wells, Secretary of the Navy. Gideon B. Wells has been for 30 years a leading Connecticut politician. He for some time held the office of Postmaster of Hartford, under Mr. Van Buren's administration, and left the office soon after the election of General Harrison in 1840. During a part of Mr. Polk's administration he occupied an important position in the Navy Department.--Mr. Wells disagreed with his party on the subject of the repeal of the Missouri Compromise. He was a delegate from the State at large to the Chicago Convention, and constituted, one of the committee to proceed to Springfield with official notice of Mr. Lincoln's nomination. C. B. Smith, Secre
run, the Republican conservatives would undoubtedly give him their warmest support. The speech of John Van Buren at the Democratic meeting in New York — a speech to the point. We published in our Northern news yesterday, some extracts of the speech of John Van Buren at the Democratic mass meeting in New York, on Monday. If there is any real significance in any of these addresses lately launched against the Lincoln Administration, by the Democratic orators in the North, that of Mr. Van Buren is far more important than any yet published. He is the only speaker yet who has dared to meet the question of peace squarely, without making subjugation a sins qua non. We make some highly interesting ex-tracts from the speech as reported in the New York Herald. Views of a Republican politician and General — the South to be whipped and then let Co. I have no acquaintance with General McClellan, even by sight, and no communication with him, direct or indirect; but I tell these
aining it was a secret, and that a most accomplished and cultivated lady was helping him to keep the secret. As to the statement made in the Evening Post in regard to his dining in the club room at the same table with General Scott, the day when he read that letter at the Cooper institute, he declared it to be a false statement of a private conversation made by Charles King, of Columbia College, the only man in the United States who ever assailed a dead woman--Mrs. General Jackson. He (Mr. Van Buren) was but a private in the ranks; but, if he had command of the army, and ever got to Richmond, he would say, "Gallant Greeley, advance! Forward, the black brigade! Penetrate to the heart of South Carolina, and stay there forever." He declared it as his opinion that if there should be an attempt to make this a war for the abolition of slavery, and to arm the brutal helots of the South, it would be the highest duty of European nations, as civilized and Christian nations, to interfere.
emy? A Voice--"Because he is a Democrat." [Applause.] Mr. Van Buren said that was so, he believed.--And he also believed it was forof our army. Voices--"Fremont," and cries of "never." Mr. Van Buren said he had heard that General Burnside was a Democrat. Then, . [Sensation.] In replying to the attacks of the Tribune, Mr. Van Buren said he was as profoundly ignorant of military matters as any B He could not call in question these reliable authorities. Mr. Van Buren further answered the Tribune, and said the wonder to him was, t Wood. [Roars of laughter, in which the Ex-Mayor joined.] Mr. Van Buren read portions of the President's Emancipation Proclamation, calection. For himself, he concurred in that desire. [Applause.] Mr. Van Buren reviewed the position of Mr. Lincoln, assuming that Mr. Lincolnan President of the whole Union. [Great applause.] After Mr. Van Buren had concluded, Hon. Fernando Wood delivered a short address, in