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year 1827--Mr. John Q. Adams being President--Mr. Clay, his Secretary of State, instructed Joel R. Ped States Bank by Gen. Jackson, and supported Mr. Clay's resolution censuring that removal. He was atic National Convention; next, the defeat of Mr. Clay before the people. The defeat of Mr. Van Band her war with that country unconcluded. Mr. Clay set forth his view of the matter in a letter ict in the United States fully represented. Henry Clay was at once nominated for President by acclaitude separated in undoubting confidence that Mr. Clay would be our next President. The Democratiy. This letter was at once seized upon by Mr. Clay's adversaries, whether Democrats or Abolition106 in nearly 500,000 votes — the totals being, Clay, 232,482, Polk, 237,588, Birney, 15,812;--one-tBirney; but New York alone would have secured Mr. Clay's election, giving him 141 electoral votes tonnsylvania, by 160,759 votes to 156,562 for his Clay competitor, Markle, did the chances for Polk se[26 more...]
Territories thereof, by any other than the parties interested in them, is the true Republican doctrine recognized by this body. The party was not yet ready for such strong meat, and this resolve was rejected: Nays 216; Yeas 36--South Carolina 9; Alabama 9; Georgia 9; Arkansas 3; Florida 3; Maryland 1; Kentucky 1; Tennessee 1. The Whig National Convention assembled in Philadelphia, June 7th. Gen. Zachary Taylor, of Louisiana, had on the first ballot 111 votes for President to 97 for Henry Clay, 43 for General Scott, 22 for Mr. Webster, and 6 scattering. On the fourth ballot (next day), Gen. Taylor had 171 to 107 for all others, and was declared nominated. Millard Fillmore, of New York, had 115 votes for Vice-President, on the first ballot, to 109 for Abbott Lawrence, of Massachusetts, and 50 scattering. On the second ballot, Mr. Fillmore had 173, and was nominated. No resolves affirming distinctive principles were passed; repeated efforts to interpose one affirming the princ
Gov. Seward James Brooks Gen. Taylor Henry Clay Jefferson Davis Webster's 7th of March speould have been given for Mr. Webster, or even Mr. Clay. In the Free States, very many Northern Whferences, still more pointedly dissented from Mr. Clay's scheme. He said: Sir, so far as I havepi, with equal energy, objected to so much of Mr. Clay's propositions as relate to the boundary of Ts of denunciation. They could see nothing in Mr. Clay's proposition that looked like compromise; noerring directly to the compromise proposed by Mr. Clay, exerted a powerful influence in favor of itsthirteen, to consider the questions raised by Mr. Clay's proposition, and also by resolves submittedted by ballot and composed as follows: Mr. Henry Clay, of Kentucky, Chairman. Messrs. Dickin). So all the measures originally included in Mr. Clay's proposition of compromise became laws of thtion and morals which even the great name of Henry Clay should not shield from lasting opprobrium. [6 more...]
pted the challenge, and nominated a Union ticket in opposition, headed by Henry S. Foote for Governor--Mr. Foote, as Mr. Davis's colleague, though he demurred to Mr. Clay's programme at the outset, having supported the Compromise to the extent of his ability. The election occurred early in November, 1851; when the Union party won the most utter and abject devotion, on the part of the North, to the most extreme Pro-Slavery aspirations and policy of the South. He opposed, as we have seen, Mr. Clay's programme of compromise, as entirely too favorable to the North; he had been among the foremost of the Southern ultras in defeating that programme in its primif one or both of these parties, if the strength of its champions should be found sufficient. Indeed, a public pledge had, several months before, been signed by Henry Clay, Howell Cobb, and some fifty other members of Congress, of either party, that they would support no candidate thereafter who did not approve and agree to abide
he result of necessity. I never thought that the great Senator from Kentucky (Mr. Clay), when he advocated that measure, did so because his judgment approved it, but I deem this explanation due to the Senator and to myself. Messrs. Webster, Clay, and Calhoun had all passed from the earth since the inception of Mr. Clay's ComMr. Clay's Compromise in 1850. Not one of them lived to hear that that Compromise had lifted the interdict of Slavery from the whole region solemnly guaranteed to Free Labor forevexclude Slavery from the Federal domain — therefore, did not, to any purpose. Mr. Clay consented to that Restriction because he must, not because he would--(as if thn order to secure something else that is otherwise beyond his reach.) But that Mr. Clay deliberately bargained to secure what he greatly desired (the admission of Misy insinuate it. Whatever Mr. Dixon's belief on the subject, it is certain that Mr. Clay deemed the Missouri Compromise a valid contract, and that he never dreamed tha
claring war, but he wisely forbore; and it was only after the strong infusion of young blood into the councils of the Republican party, through the election of Messrs. Clay, Grundy, Calhoun, John Holmes, etc., to Congress, that the hesitation of the cautious and philosophic Madison was overborne by their impetuosity, and war actuaimpulse to the invitation from several of the South American Republics to that Congress at Panama of representatives of American Republics, which Messrs. Adams and Clay so promptly and heartily accepted, and which the Opposition or Jackson party of 1825-6 so generally and resolutely opposed. That Congress proved, practically, a fand fears were naturally expressed that they would extend this policy to Cuba, should they, as was then contemplated, combine to invade and conquer that island. Mr. Clay had already April 27, 1825. written as Secretary of State to Mr. Alexander H. Everett, our Minister at Madrid, instructing him to urge upon Spain the expedien
d, when they were rival candidates for the Presidency; as Gen. Harrison had some advantage of Mr. Van Buren; Mr. Polk of Mr. Clay; Gen. Taylor of Gen. Cass; Gen. Pierce of Gen. Scott; and, lastly, Major Breckinridge of John Bell. In Kentucky, in the the right of the State to overrule his personal convictions, and plunge him into treason to the Nation. Years before, Henry Clay, when catechised by Jefferson Davis in the Senate, set forth the true American doctrine on this point, as follows: er will fight under that banner. I owe a paramount allegiance to the whole Union--a subordinate one to my own State. Mr. Clay, at another time, at a caucus of Southern members of Congress, was asked whether, in a certain contingency, Kentuckians nd you are the man to act. I inclose some resolutions, which, or some similar to them, I should be happy to see adopted. H. Clay. To Gen. Leslie Combs. Mr. Stephens was, in his earlier years, an admirer and follower of Mr. Clay; but, since 1850,
ion, which was itself abandoned as worse than a rejection. Yours James Madison Jr. in the negative, stating that such conditional acceptance had been agitated at Richmond, and rejected as, in fact, no ratification at all. In the same spirit, Mr. Clay likened our Constitutional Union to a marriage, which is either indissoluble at the pleasure of one or both parties, or else no marriage at all. The Virginia Convention which ratified the Federal Constitution, in the preamble to its Ordinancewo ride a horse, one must ride behind. That is not generally deemed the preferable seat; but the rule remains unaffected by that circumstance. We know how to sympathize with the defeated; for we remember how we felt, when Adams was defeated; and Clay, and Scott, and Fremont. It is decidedly pleasanter to be on the winning side, especially when — as now — it happens also to be the right side. We sympathize with the afflicted; but we cannot recommend them to do any thing desperate. What is
North Carolina, Virginia--4. Noes-Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Kansas--16. Mr. James B. Clay, Son of Henry Clay; since a prominent Rebel; died in Canada in January, 1864. of Kentucky, now moved a very long substitute, which was substantially Mr. Seddon's over again; which was rejected by the following vote: Ays--Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, TeAll that I now say is, that, with the blessing of God, I will not now nor hereafter, before the country or the world, consent to be numbered among those who introduced new Slave Power into the Union. I will do all in my power to prevent it. Mr. Clay's deliberate and emphatic declaration that he would never consent nor be constrained to vote for the positive introduction of Slavery either south or north of that line (36° 30′), will be found on page 205. But Gov. Anthony, of Rhode Island, for
ndholders, mainly settled in the fertile counties Of the 114,965 slaves held in 1860 in the entire State, no less than 50,280 were held in twelve Counties stretching along the Missouri river: viz: Boone, 5,034; Callaway, 4,527; Chariton, 2,837; Clay, 3,456; Cooper, 3,800; Howard, 5,889; Jackson, 3,944; Lafayette, 6,367; Pike, 4,056; Platte, 3,313; St. Charles, 2,181; Saline, 4,876. Probably two-thirds of all the slaves in the State were held within 20 miles of that river. stretched along bototes of all Combs 68,165; McClarty (Breckinridge) 44,942; Bolling (Douglas) 10,971; Hopkins (Lincoln) 829. others. If Maj. Breckinridge had been made their candidate for President by the bolters with any idea of thereby seducing the home of Henry Clay from her loyalty, that hope was ill-grounded, as the Presidential election more conclusively demonstrated — Bell and Everett carrying the State by a large plurality. Bell 66,058; Breckinridge 53,143; Douglas 25,651; Lincoln 1,364. Yet her De
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