raised the question of reception, declaring that the petitions just read contained a gross, false, and malicious slander on eleven States represented on this floor.
That Congress had no jurisdiction over the subject, no more in this District than in the State of South Carolina.
After a long and spirited debate, mainly by Southern senators, Mr. Calhoun's motion to reject was defeated by a vote to receive the petition — Yeas 35, Nays 10, as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. Benton, Brown, Buchanan, Clay, Clayton, Crittenden, Davis, Ewing of Illinois, Ewing of Ohio, Goldsborough, Grundy, Hendricks, Hill, Hubbard, Kent, King of Alabama, King of Georgia, Knight, Linn, McKean, Morris, Naudain, Niles, Prentiss, Robbins, Robinson, Ruggles, Shepley, Southard, Swift, Tallmadge, Tipton, Tomlinson, Wall, Webster, Wright.
Nays: Messrs. Black, Calhoun, Cuthbert, Leigh, Moore, Nicholas, Porter, Preston, Walker, White.
In the House,
February 5, 1836. Mr. Henry L. Pinckney, of South Carolina, submi
year 1827--Mr. John Q. Adams being President--Mr. Clay, his Secretary of State, instructed Joel R. Ped States Bank by Gen. Jackson, and supported Mr. Clay's resolution censuring that removal.
He was atic National Convention; next, the defeat of Mr. Clay before the people.
The defeat of Mr. Van Band her war with that country unconcluded.
Mr. Clay set forth his view of the matter in a letter ict in the United States fully represented.
Henry Clay was at once nominated for President by acclaitude separated in undoubting confidence that Mr. Clay would be our next President.
This letter was at once seized upon by Mr. Clay's adversaries, whether Democrats or Abolition106 in nearly 500,000 votes — the totals being, Clay, 232,482, Polk, 237,588, Birney, 15,812;--one-tBirney; but New York alone would have secured Mr. Clay's election, giving him 141 electoral votes tonnsylvania, by 160,759 votes to 156,562 for his Clay competitor, Markle, did the chances for Polk se