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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874,
BY JAMES R. OSGOOD & CO.,
in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
UNIVERSITY PRESS: WELCH, BIGELOW, & Co.,
CONTENTS TO VOL. II.
Slavery made a national interest. — Equilibrium in the United States
Senate. - Iowa and Florida united in the same bill. Mr. Pettit's
motion. Remarks by Mr. Levy, Belser, and Hunt. - Mr. Morse's
motion. Remarks by Mr. Bayly. Mr. King's motion. - Mr. Evans's
Protest of the Mexican minister. — American government refused inter-
course with the Mexican government. General Taylor ordered to
advance to the Rio Grande. - Ampudia requests General Taylor to
return to the Nueces. General Taylor attacked by General Arista. —
Mexicans defeated. President's message. Views of Mr. Calhoun. -
Remarks of Clayton, Crittenden, and Cass.-The House declares that
war exists by act of Mexico. Passage of the war bill in the House;
Debates in Congress. - The President asks for two mil-
lions for the settlement of boundaries. - Two-million bill reported. —
Mr. Wilmot's motion to exclude slavery from territory to be acquired
- Speech of Mr. Wilmot. Remarks
of Mr. Wood. Brinkerhoff, Stephens, Bayly, Dowdell. - Mr. Ham-
Three-million bill reported. Berrien. - Upham's
Treaty of Peace. Declarations of Mr. Trist. Potency of slavery.
Meeting of XXXth Congress. Mr. Winthrop elected Speaker. - Mr.
Putnam's resolution. - Root's bills for California and New Mexico. -
Amendment excluding slavery. - Mr. Walker's amendment. — Action
of House. — Defeat of measure for prohibiting slavery. — Mr. Thomp-
son's amendment. Agreed to by the House. Rejected by the Sen-
Characteristics of Slave Power. Oregon, its boundaries and govern-
ment. Winthrop proviso. - Douglas's bill. - Burt's amendment.
New bill. Hale's amendment. - Senate debate. Bright's motion.
Calhoun's new dogma. — Underwood's speech. — Remarks of Baldwin,
Niles, Berrien, Johnson, Dix. — Calhoun's position. His character. —
Berrien, Phelps, Davis, Mason, Johnson of Georgia, Jefferson Davis. —
Clayton's proposition. - Compromise committee. Report. - Great de-
bate. - Clarke's amendment. Baldwin's amendment. -John Davis's
amendment. Passage of the Clayton bill. Laid on the table in the
House. Caleb B. Smith's bill. — Palfrey's amendment. — Passage of
the bill in the House. - Douglas's proposition. Remarks of Mason,
Dayton, Webster, Butler, Calhoun, Niles, Reverdy Johnson. - Rejec
tion of Foote's motion. Extension of the line of the Missouri com-
promise. Passed in the Senate. - Defeated in the House. Menacing
demands of Mr. Calhoun. Benton's motion. Remarks of Bell, Hous-
ton, and Benton. - Benton's motion agreed to. - Passage of the Oregon
Domestic slave-trade stimulated. - Slaves escaping. ·
nia. - Active friends of the slave. -- John Jay.
Before the courts. Arguments of Jay and White.
liberty. Brazilian vessel. - Escape of slaves from the Tombs. - Slave
case in Boston. Forcible abduction in the harbor. - Meeting in Fan-
euil Hall. - John Quincy Adams. -Speeches of Sumner, Stephen C.
Phillips, Wendell Phillips, Theodore Parker. - Personal liberty laws. —
Unfriendly legislation in New Jersey, New York. -- Opposition to anti-
Decision of Supreme Court affirming the right of prop-