The first of these resolutions, as amended before a vote was taken, was in these words:
Resolved, That it is the opinion of this committee that a national Government ought to be established, consisting of a supreme legislative, executive, and judiciary.
This was followed by other resolutions—twenty-three in all, as adopted and reported by the committee—in which the word national occurred twenty-six times.
The day after the report of the committee was made, Ellsworth of Connecticut moved to strike out the words national Government in the resolution above quoted, and to insert the words Government of the United States, which he said was the proper title.
He wished also the plan to go forth as an amendment of the Articles of Confederation.
See Elliott's Debates, Vol.
V, p. 214. This reference is taken from The Republic of Republics, Part III, Chapter VII, p. 217. This learned, exhaustive, and admirable work, which contains a wealth of historical an
32, 33-34, 38, 39-40, 45, 58, 59, 177, 178. Nominated for president, 43, 44.
Resolution regarding forts, 242-43, 250.
Drayton, —, 430.
Dred Scott case.
Decision of Supreme Court, 70-71.
Early, Gen. Jubal A., 305, 306, 330.
Extracts from narrative of Bull Run, 322-28.
Extracts on retreat from Centreville, 401.
Elgin, Col., Gustavus, 369.
Ellis, Gov. of North Carolina.
Reply to U. S. call for troops, 355.
Restoration of forts to U. S. government, 355.
Ellsworth, Oliver, 84, 123. Opposition to armed force against states, 150-51.
Elzy, General, 305,328.
Evans, Gen. N. S., 376, 377.
Everett, Edward, 44, 101, 108, 111, 112, 125, 145.
Extracts from address, July 4, 1861, 100-01, 110.
Ewell, General, 323.
Fairfax Court House. Conference between Davis and generals and correspondence thereon, 383-91.
Featherston, Colonel, 376.
Federal Constitution (See Constitution Federal).
Federal party (See Whig party).