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Chapter 22: the secret service fund--charges against Webster, 1845-46. Mr. Davis saw that he had been approved by Mr. Adams, and generally recognized as a personage in the House, without any one having an exact reason to assign for this distinction, and was subsequently brought more prominently into notice by an attack made u
Astonishing as it now seems, the resolution calling upon the President for the correspondence covering this period was passed--136 yeas to 23 nays — though Mr. Adams assured the House, as an ex-President of the United States, that Mr. Webster had no opportunity to defraud the Government of the secret-service money or conting for the first time.
In that day, except in the case of re-election, no ex-President considered it a dignified course to return to Washington, and ex-President John Quincy Adams's return to serve in the House had been much criticised and regretted by all parties; but the old man eloquent concerned himself very little with the