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Indiana (Indiana, United States) (search for this): entry hayne-robert-young
t, sir, if we are bound to act on the narrow principles contended for by the gentleman, I am wholly at a loss to conceive how he can reconcile his principles with his own practice. The lands are, it seems, to be treated as so much treasure, and must be applied to the common benefits of all the States. Now, if this be so, whence does he derive the right to appropriate them for partial and local objects? How can the gentleman consent to vote away immense bodies of these lands for canals in Indiana and Illinois, to the Louisville and Portland canal, to Kenyon College in Ohio, to schools for the deaf and dumb, and other objects of a similar description? If grants of this character can fairly be considered as made for the common benefit of all the States, it can only be because all the States are interested in the welfare of each—a principle which, carried to the full extent, destroys all distinction between local and national objects, and is certainly broad enough to embrace the princ
Hartford (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry hayne-robert-young
had fallen into the hands of the enemy; and if, without troops and almost destitute of money, the Southern and Western States had been thrown upon their own resources for the prosecution of the war and the recovery of New Orleans. Sir, whatever may have been the issue of the contest, the Union must have been dissolved. But a wise and just Providence. which shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will, gave us the victory, and crowned our efforts with a glorious peace. The ambassadors of Hartford were seen retracing their steps from Washington, the bearers of the glad tidings of great joy. Courage and patriotism triumphed; the country was saved; the Union was preserved. And are we, Mr. President, who stood by our country then, who threw open our coffers, who bared our bosoms, who freely periled all in that conflict, to be reproached with want of attachment to the Union? If, sir, we are to have lessons of patriotism read to us, they must come from a different quarter. The Senator
nt sermons containing the sentiments I have quoted? I doubt not the piety or moral worth of these gentlemen. I am told they were respectable and pious men. But they were men, and they kindled in a common blaze. And now, sir, I must be suffered to remark that, at this awful and melancholy period of our national history, the gentleman from Massachusetts who now manifests so great a devotion to the Union, and so much anxiety lest it should be endangered by the South, was with his brethren in Israel. He saw all these things passing before his eyes; he heard these sentiments uttered all around him. I do not charge that gentleman with any participation in these acts, or with approving of these sentiments. But I will ask, why if he was animated by the same sentiments then which he now professes, if he can augur disunion at a distance, and snuff up rebellion in every tainted breeze, why did he not at that day exert his great talents and acknowledged influence with the political associat
Connecticut (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry hayne-robert-young
3). Mr. President, I can go no further. The records of the day are full of such sentiments, issued from the press, spoken in public assemblies, poured out from the sacred desk. God forbid, sir, that I should charge the people of Massachusetts with participating in these sentiments. The South and the West had there their friends, men who stood by their country, though encompassed all around by their enemies. The Senator from Massachusetts (Mr. Silsbee) was one of them; the Senator from Connecticut (Mr. Foote) was another, and there are others now on this floor. The sentiments I have read were the sentiments of a party embracing the political associates of the gentleman from Massachusetts. If they could only be found in the columns of a newspaper, in a few occasional pamphlets, issued by men of intemperate feeling, I should not consider them as affording any evidence of the opinions even of the peace party of New England. But, sir, they were the common language of that day; the
Ohio (Ohio, United States) (search for this): entry hayne-robert-young
ds for canals in Indiana and Illinois, to the Louisville and Portland canal, to Kenyon College in Ohio, to schools for the deaf and dumb, and other objects of a similar description? If grants of thisonorable gentleman from Massachusetts has gone out of his way to pass a high eulogium on the State of Ohio. In the most impassioned tones of eloquence he described her majestic march to greatness. disposed most cordially to respond. When, however, the gentleman proceeded to contrast the State of Ohio with Kentucky, to the disadvantage of the latter, I listened to him with regret; and when heral prosperity to the policy of Nathan Dane, of Massachusetts, which had secured to the people of Ohio (by the ordinance of ‘87) a population of freemen, I will confess that my feelings suffered a revguage sufficiently respectful towards the gentleman from Massachusetts. In contrasting the State of Ohio with Kentucky, for the purpose of pointing out the superiority of the former, and of attribu
ient republics, animated the Whigs and Tories of Great Britain, distinguished in our own times the Liberals and Ultras of France, and may be traced even in the bloody struggles of unhappy Spain. Sir, when the gallant Riego, who devoted himself and ad upon their minds, the scales fell from their eyes, and it was discovered that the war was declared from subserviency to France, and that Congress and the executive had sold themselves to Napoleon ; that Great Britain had in fact done us no essentiariend and protector; where she had taken one, she had protected twenty! Then was the discovery made that subserviency to France, hostility to commerce, a determination on the part of the South and the West to break down the Eastern States, and especgiven before the Revolution, by one whose praise is the highest eulogy, that the perseverance of Holland, the activity of France, and the dexterous and firm sagacity of English enterprise have been more than equalled by this recent people. Hardy, en
Newburyport (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry hayne-robert-young
condemnation of our vessels by Great Britain, which threatened to sweep our commerce from the face of the ocean, and to involve our merchants in bankruptcy, they call upon the government to assert our right, and to adopt such measures as will support the dignity and honor of the United States. From Salem we heard a language still mere decisive; they call explicitly for an appeal to arms, and pledge their lives and property in support of any measures which Congress might adopt. From Newburyport an appeal was made to the firmness and justice of the government to obtain compensation and protection. It was here, I think, that, when the war was declared, it was resolved to resist our own government even unto blood. (Olive branch, page 101.) In other quarters the common language of that day was that our commerce and our seamen were entitled to protection, and that it was the duty of the government to afford it at every hazard. The conduct of Great Britain, we were then told, wa
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): entry hayne-robert-young
subscribe to the loan? Will they lend money to our national rulers? It is impossible, first because of principle, and secondly because of principal and interest. Do not prevent the abusers of their trust from becoming bankrupt. Do not prevent them from becoming odious to the public, and being replaced by better men. Any Federalist who lends money to government must go and shake hands with James Madison, and claim fellowship with Felix Grundy. (I beg pardon of my honorable friend from Tennessee, but he is in good company. I thought it was James Madison, Felix Grundy, and the devil. ) Let him no more call himself a Federalist, and a friend to his country—he will be called by others infamous, etc. Sir, the spirit of the people sunk under these appeals. Such was the effect produced by them on the public mind that the very agents of the government (as appears from their public advertisements now before me) could not obtain loans without a pledge that the names of the subscriber
Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry hayne-robert-young
from any quarter. Let the gentleman from Massachusetts controvert the facts and arguments of the o the very measures which the Senator from Massachusetts tells us they now cordially support. Sir,posterity. The honorable gentleman from Massachusetts has gone out of his way to pass a high eulented by the remarks of the gentleman from Massachusetts to declare that we are ready to meet the qandle to the sun. Sir, the Senator from Massachusetts, on that, the proudest day of his life, liade a great flourish about his fidelity to Massachusetts. I shall make no professions of zeal for uite easy to prove that the peace party of Massachusetts were the only defenders of their country d we had any evidence that the Senator from Massachusetts had admonished his brethren then, he mightf our national history, the gentleman from Massachusetts who now manifests so great a devotion to te political associates of the Senator from Massachusetts, a party which controlled the operations o[54 more...]
Louisiana (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): entry hayne-robert-young
ter evil than disunion itself. There is one chapter in this history, however, which Mr. Jefferson has not filled up, and I must therefore supply the deficiency. It is to be found in the protests made by New England against the acquisition of Louisiana. In relation to that subject, the New England doctrine is thus laid down by one of her learned political doctors of that day, now a doctor of laws at the head of the great literary institution of the East; I mean Josiah Quincy, president of Harvard College. I quote from the speech delivered by that gentleman on the floor of Congress, on the occasion of the admission of Louisiana into the Union. Mr. Quincy repeated and justified a remark he had made, which, to save all misapprehension, he had committed to writing, in the following words: If this bill passes, it is my deliberate opinion that it is virtually a dissolution of the Union; that it will free the States from their moral obligation; and as it will be the right of all, so
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