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ndence, and by many of our patriot sages in later days. John Quincy Adams — never remarkably inclined to popularize forms of government — had distinctly affirmed it in a speech in Congress; so had Abraham Lincoln, in one of his debates with Senator Douglas. But the right of a people to modify their institutions is one thing, and the right of a small fraction or segment of a people to break up and destroy a Nation, is quite another. The former is Reform; the latter is Revolution. Hon. Reverdy Johnson, who lived in the same house with John C. Calhoun from 1845 to 1849, and enjoyed a very close intimacy with him, in a letter to Edward Everett, dated Baltimore, June 24, 1861, says: He [Calhoun] did me the honor to give me much of his confidence, and frequently his Nullification doctrine was the subject of conversation. Time and time again have I heard him, and with ever-increased surprise at his wonderful acuteness, defend it on constitutional grounds, and distinguish it, in tha
sed as follows: Maine, Lot M. Morrill; New Hampshire, Asa Fowler; Vermont, Hiland Hall; Massachusetts, Francis B. Crowninshield; Rhode Island, Samuel Ames; Connecticut, Roger S. Baldwin; New York, David Dudley Field; New Jersey, Peter D. Vroom; Pennsylvania, Thomas White; Ohio, Thomas Ewing; Indiana, Charles B. Smith; Illinois, Stephen F. Logan; Iowa, James Harlan; Delaware, Daniel M. Bates; North Carolina, Thomas Ruffin; Virginia, James A. Seddon; Kentucky, James Guthrie; Maryland, Reverdy Johnson; Tennessee, F. K. Zollicoffer; Missouri, A. W. Doniphan. Mr. Guthrie, from the majority of said Committee, on the 15th, made a report, recommending several amendments to be ingrafted on the Federal Constitution; which amendments, as perfected and voted on by the Conference, will hereafter be given. Gov. Roger S. Baldwin [Republican], of Connecticut, made a dissenting report; recommending that, instead of the aforesaid amendments, this body adopt and recommend the suggestion of th
h State, who shall report to this House, at its next session, such amendments to the Constitution of the United States as shall assuage all grievances, and bring about a reconstruction of the national unity; and that, for the preparation of such .adjustment, and the conference requisite for that purpose, there be appointed a commission of seven citizens of the United States, consisting of Edward Everett, of Massachusetts, Franklin Pierce, of New Hampshire, Millard Fillmore, of New York, Reverdy Johnson, of Maryland, Martin Van Buren, of New York, Thomas Ewing, of Ohio, and James Guthrie, of Kentucky, who shall request from the so-called Confederate States the appointment of a similar commission, and who shall meet and confer on the subject in the city of Louisville, on the first Monday of September next. And that) the Committee appointed from this House notify said Commissioners of their appointment and function, and report their action to the next session, as an amendment of the Con
g's views, 567; opposes the Peace measure of Johnson, of Mo., 571. Carlyle, Thomas, 25; 505. for Vice-President, 319; letter to, from Reverdy Johnson, 858. Ewell, Gen., repulsed at Bull Ruins, Col., surprises Guyandotte, Va., 526. Johnson, Alex. B., speech of, at Albany, 389-90; eff7; offers a resolution in the Senate, 565. Johnson, Bradley T., dispatch from Kane, 465. JohnJohnson, Geo. W., flees from Kentucky to the Confederacy, 614; chosen Provisional Governor, 617; dies, and is succeeded by Richard Hawes, 617. Johnson, Herschel V., of Ga., nominated for Vice-Presidt the Georgia Ordinance of Secession, 347. Johnson, J. P., of Ark., announces the withdrawal of nson, Rev. Thomas, settled in Kansas, 235. Johnson, Richard am., an amalgamationist, 136. JohJohnson, Thos. B., of Ky., in Conf. Congress, 617. Johnson, Waldo P., of Mo., offers a Peace resoJohnson, Waldo P., of Mo., offers a Peace resolve in the Senate, 571. Johnson, Wm. Cost, of Md., offers resolves to reject Abolition petitions[8 more...]