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It is true that the territorial legislature of Kansas, on the 23d of February, 1860, passed, in greahe claims of our injured fellow citizens. Kansas and Utah. At the period of my gerafion I was confronted in Kansas by a revolutionary government, existing under what is called the Topeka cont the flames of civil war from again raging in Kansas, which, in the excited state of the public mineighboring States. The hostile parties in Kansas had been inflamed against each other by emissa criminal process. Still, the troubles in Kansas could not have been permanently settled withoud afterwards at the election to decide whether Kansas should be a slave or a tree State. The insurgll serious danger of revolutionary troubles in Kansas was then at an end. The Lecompton constittion by the votes of both political parties in Kansas, was transmitted to me with the request that Ihas proved that the interests of the people of Kansas would have been best consulted by its admissio
ution, every slight grievance should not be considered a sufficient cause — it should be a very great grievance — the last remedy of a desperate people. The blessings of such a government as ours should not be lightly thrown away. Our foreign relations are in a very satisfactory condition, except in the case of Spain, who still refuses to pay the "Cuban claims," amounting to $128,000. The acquisition of Cuba, by "fair purchase," is again recommended. Affairs in Mexico are as complicated as ever, and some debts due American citizens in New Granada, and one or two other Central American States, have proved very difficult to settle. In Utah all is quiet, and troops have been sent into Kansas to capture the Montgomery banditti. Among other recommendations made, the President suggests the appointment of a day previous to the 4th of March every other year, for the election of members of Congress in all the States, and the substitution of specific for ad valorem dutie
for the defence of the Government against numerous and unfounded claims to land in California, purporting to have been made by the Mexican government previous to the treaty of cession. The successful opposition to these claims has saved to the United States public property worth many millions of dollars, and to individuals holding title under them to at least an equal amount. It has been represented to me, from sources which I deem reliable, that the inhabitants in several portions of Kansas have been reduced nearly to a state of starvation on account of the almost total failure of their crops, whilst the harvests in every other portion of the country have been abundant. The prospect before them for the approaching winter is well calculated to enlist the sympathies of every heart. The destitution appears to be so general that it cannot be relieved by private contributions, and they are in such indigent circumstances as to be unable to purchase the necessaries of life for thems