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Department de Ville de Paris (France) (search for this): chapter 12
remain until the 4th of March. On the first Monday in December, the Twenty-Eighth Congress reassembled, and the President laid before it, among others, a dispatch from Mr. Calhoun, dated August 12, 1844, to Hon. William R. King, our Minister at Paris, instructing him to represent to the French Government the advantages and the necessity of Annexation on many grounds, but especially on that of its tendency to uphold Slavery, primarily in Texas itself; but ultimately in the United States, and tction of this fort on the ground of its affording a harbor for runaway slaves and disaffected Indians: adding, they have no longer a place to fly to, and will not be so liable to abscond. The resistance interposed by Gen. Cass, our Minister at Paris in 1840-41, to the treaty negotiated between the Great Powers, conceding a mutual right to search on the slave-coast of Africa, with a view to the more effectual suppression of the Slave-Trade, though cloaked by a jealousy of British maritime pre
Ashland (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
nt, went still further, and, in a letter published on the eve of the election, proclaimed that Mr. Clay's election would be more likely to promote Annexation than Mr. Polk's, because of Mr. C.'s superior ability and influence! It was in vain that Mr. Clay attempted to retrieve his error — if error it was — by a final letter to The National Intelligencer, reasserting his unchanged and invincible objections to any such Annexation as was then proposed or practicable. This letter bears date Ashland, September 23, 1844, and says: In announcing my determination to permit no other letters to be drawn from me on public affairs, I think it right to avail myself of the present occasion to correct the erroneous interpretation of one or two of those which I had previously written. In April last, I addressed to you from Raleigh a letter in respect to the proposed treaty annexing Texas to the United States, and I have since addressed two letters to Alabama upon the same subject. Most unwa
Pensacola (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
laveholders of southern Georgia and Alabama, whose chattels would persist in following each other out of Christian bondage into savage freedom. Gen. Jackson, in 1816, wrote to Gen. Gaines with respect to a fort in Florida, then a Spanish possession: If the fort harbors the negroes of our citizens, or of friendly Indians living within our territory, or holds out inducements to the slaves of our citizens to desert from their owners' service, it must be destroyed. Notify the Governor of Pensacola of your advance into his territory, and for the express purpose of destroying these lawless banditti. Gen. Gaines, for some reason, did not execute this order; but a gunboat, sent up the Apalachicola river by our Commodore Patterson, on the 27th of July, attacked and destroyed the fort by firing red-hot shot, exploding its magazine. The result is thus summed up in the official report: Three hundred negroes, men, women, and children, and about twenty Indians, were in the fort; of t
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
ty, Virginia, in 1793, had early migrated to Tennessee, settling very near the reserved lands of thelaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. He failed, howes of Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. In 1838, he was elected as a Whig to the L Brown, a Democratic member of Congress from Tennessee, inclosed in a letter to Gen. Jackson, askin 114. On the next ballot, James K. Polk, of Tennessee, who had received no vote at all till the eiaryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee--105 in all, being those of eleven States; wew Hampshire voting strongly for Polk, while Tennessee (his own State) went against him by a small ee, on motion of Mr. Milton Brown (Whig), of Tennessee: Resolved, by the Senate and House of Re 4 Southern Whigs (as yes)--Milton Brown, of Tennessee; James Dellet, of Alabama; Duncan L. Clinch 4th; and, on the 27th, Mr. Foster (Whig), of Tennessee, proposed the following: And provided fu[1 more...]
Charleston (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
rleans, with a cargo of 164 slaves, was lost off the island of Abaco. The slaves were saved, and carried into New Providence, a British port, whose authorities immediately set them at liberty. And in 1833 (February 4), the brig Encomium, from Charleston to New Orleans with 45 slaves, was also wrecked near Abaco, and the slaves, in like manner, carried into New Providence, and there declared free. In February, 1835, the Enterprise, another slaver from the Federal District, proceeding to CharleCharleston with 78 slaves, was driven in distress into Bermuda, where the slaves were immediately set at liberty. After long and earnest efforts on the part of our Government, the British Cabinet reluctantly consented to pay for the cargoes of the Comet and Encomium, expressly on the grounds that Slavery still existed in the British West Indies at the time their slaves were liberated; but refused to pay for those of the Enterprise, or any other slaver that might be brought on British soil subsequentl
Mexico (Mexico) (search for this): chapter 12
that, when Spanish power was expelled from Mexico, Texas became an undisputed Mexican possession without costing the new nation a drop of blood. About this time (1, while on his way to join Houston, was intercepted and surrounded by a strong Mexican detachment under Urrea, by whom, after two days fighting, he was captured (Mardelicate question which has arisen from events which have happened in the late Mexican province of Texas. The independence of that province has now been recognized a moment critical for the fate of the insurgents, under pretense of preventing Mexican soldiers from fomenting Indian disturbances, but in reality in aid of, and actpying the right bank, and commanding the left. All this — being parts of four Mexican departments, now under Mexican Governors and Governments — is permanently reanopulated on the left bank, which we take, but commanded from the right bank by Mexican authorities; the same of Tamaulipas, the ancient Nuevo Santander (New St. Andr
Fortress Monroe (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
n Buren, though it had opposed his election as Vice-President in '32, and as President in '36. Virginia, Alabama, and Missouri also supported Mr. Van Buren. Gen. Harrison was inaugurated on the 4th of March, 1841, and died barely one month thereafter. John Tyler — son of a revolutionary patriot of like name, who rose to the Governorship of his State--was elected Vice-President with General Harrison. He was originally a Republican of the Virginia school, and as such had supported Madison, Monroe, and, in 1824, William H. Crawford. Elected to the Legislature of his State in 1811, when but twenty-one years of age, he had served repeatedly in that body, and in Congress, before he was, in 1825, elected to the Governorship of Virginia by her Legislature. In March, 1827, he was chosen to the United States Senate by the combined votes of the National Republican, or Adams and Clay members, with those of a portion of the Jacksonians, who were dissatisfied with the erratic conduct and bitte
Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
of his country to the United States. Mr. Van Buren was then President, with John C. Forsyth, of Georgia--an extreme Southron — for his Secretary of State. The subject was fully considered, and a deckson men, of the Slave States for Vice-President, and received the electoral votes of Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. In 1838, he was elected as a Whig to the Legislature of Virgin. Polk was supported by Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and Arkansas--fifteen lton Brown, of Tennessee; James Dellet, of Alabama; Duncan L. Clinch and Alexander Stephens, of Georgia. The Nays were 78 Whigs and 23 Democrats (from Free States), among them, Hannibal Hamlin, Johnribes, were all prompted by a concern for the interests and security of the slaveholders of southern Georgia and Alabama, whose chattels would persist in following each other out of Christian bondage
ty to produce tropical productions, but to diminish and destroy the capacity of those who have so far outstripped her in consequence of her error. In pursuit of the former, she has cast her eyes to her East India possessions — to central and eastern Africa--with the view of establishing colonies there, and even to restore, substantially, the Slave-Trade itself, under the specious name of transporting free laborers from Africa to her West India possessions, in order, if possible, to compete succvernment, of the right to search, since that Government has passed out of the hands of the devotees of Slavery, is suggestive. It was American Slavery, not American commerce, that dreaded the visitation of our vessels on the western coast of central Africa by National cruisers, intent on the punishment of a crime which had already been pronounced piracy by the awakened conscience of Christendom. In fact, so long as more than one hundred members of Congress were chosen to represent, to advanc
San Francisco (California, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
acca, prior to 1687, he is known to have intended to settle on the Mississippi, and to have drifted so far westward by mistake. The region since known as Texas was, even then, claimed by Spain as a part of Mexico; and a Spanish expedition under De Leon was dispatched to the Lavacca in 1689 to expel La Salle; but, on entering that river, learned that he had been assassinated by one of his followers, and his entire company dispersed. De Leon returned next year, and founded the mission of San Francisco on the site of the dismantled fort St. Louis. From that time, the Spanish claim to the country was never seriously disputed, though another French attempt to colonize it was made in 1714, and proved as futile as La Salle's. The cession of Louisiana by France to Spain in 1763, of course foreclosed all possibility of collision; and when Louisiana, having been retroceded by Spain to France, was sold to the United States, we took our grand purchase without specification of boundaries or gua
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