es constituting convention, 82-83.
Question of representation in Congress, 83.
Committee report, 84.
Framing of Constitution, 84-85.
Ratification of Constitution, 85-88.
Publication of journal, 105-06.
Philippi, Battle of 293.
Pickens, Gov. F. W. (South Carolina), 234, 239, 376.
Extract from message to South Carolina legislature, 234-35.
Correspondence regarding Fort Sumter, 235, 538-40.
Official notice from Washington, 236, 244.
Pickering, Col., Timothy, 8, 60, 63, 67. Letter to Higginson, 60-61.
Letter to Cabot, 61.
Letter to Lyman, 61-62.
Pierce, Franklin, pres. U. S., 20, 22, 23, 25, 176, 212.
Pillow, General. Defense of Belmont, Missouri, 346.
Pinckney, Charles, 9, 136, 139.
Pleasants, James, 9.
Plymouth (ship), 285.
Poindexter, —, 62.
Polk, Gen., Leonidas, 345, 351. Occupation of Columbus, Ky., 336-37.
Correspondence with Kentucky authorities, 337-41.
Defense of Belmont, Mo., 346-47.
n and election, caused a fatal schism in the Federal party.
He looked to the Southern States as his chief hope in the coming election; and believing McHenry and Pickering, of his cabinet, to be unpopular there, he abruptly called upon them to resign.
McHenry instantly complied, but Pickering refused, when Adams dismissed him withPickering refused, when Adams dismissed him with little ceremony.
This event produced much excitement.
Bitter animosities were engendered, and criminations and recriminations ensued.
The open war in the Federal party was waged by a few leaders, several of whom lived in the maritime county of Essex, Mass., the early home of Pickering, and on that account the irritated PresidenPickering, and on that account the irritated President called his assailants and opposers the Essex Junta.
He denounced them as slaves to British influence—some lured by monarchical proclivities and others by British gold.
A pamphlet from the pen of Hamilton, whom Adams, in conversation, had denounced as a British sympathizer, damaged the President's political prospects materially.