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CARREL, Gov. WILLIAM, of Tennessee,

Fourth Democratic National Convention, 1814 .. 18

President of the third Democratic National Con-

Fifth Democratic National Convention, 1843. 16

ventio.., 1840...........

12 Sixth Democratic National Convention, 1852.

Seventh Democratic National Convention, 1856 .

Cass, G on. Lewis, of Michigan, beaten for

Eighth Democratic National Convention, 1860 29

Praside it in Democratic Convention, 1844.. 13

Mr. Avery's (N. C.) Majority Report, from Com-
Demcratic nominere for President, 1848;

mittee on Platform; Mr. H. B. Payne's Mi-
bea ‘en for President, 1848.

16

nority Report from Committee on Platform;
Beate.' for President in Democratic Conven-

Senator Wm. Bigler's Compromise proposition 80

tion 1852....

20 Mr. Avery's amended Majority Report; Mr.

Beater for President in Democratic Conven-

Avery's remarks in favor of same; Mr. H. B.

tion, *856

24 Payne of Ohio in reply

31

Nichols n Letter on Popular Sovereignty.

His extracts from Breckinridge, Orr, and Ste-
Chapman, Gen. JOHN G., of Maryland,

phens; Mr. Samuels's (of Iowa) Minority Re-

82
President, Whig National Convention, 1852. 18

port..

Minority Report adopted, 165 to 188; Alabama

CHASE, SA wmon P., of Ohio, candidate for

protests and withdraws....

88

President sefore Republican National Conven-

Mississippi withdraws

34

tion, 1860.

27 South Carolina, Florida, and Texas withdraw .. 36

Proposes b Allow People of Kansas to prohibit

Arkansas retires..

37

Slavery..

81 Georgia retires.

SS

CLAY, Cassius M., of Kentucky, supported

Louisiana withdraws; Speech of Wm. B. Gaulden

of Georgia in favor of the Slave-Trade

39

for Vice-President in Republican National Con-

Fruitless ballots (57) for President; Adjournment

vention, 186)

28

to Baltimore; The Seceders at Charleston ; Se-

CLAY, Henry, of Kentucky, beaten for

nator Bayard, of Delaware, Chairman; They

President, 1832.

11 adopt the Avery Platform

Defeated for President in Whig Convention at

They adjourn to Richmond; They meet at Rich-

Harrisburg, 1839. Defeated for President in

mond June 11; They finally adopt Breckin-

1844..

13

ridge and Lane; The adjourned Convention at

Defeated for President in Whig Convention,

timore; Gen. Cushing's opening Speech

42

1848...

15

Mr. Howard, of Tennessee, moves admission of

original Delegates; Mr. Kavanagh, of Minne-

CLINGMAN, Thomas L., of North Carolina,

sota, moves to lay on table ; Previous question

for Dissolution...

172

defeated..

43

Clinton, De Witt, defeated for President 9

Proposition of Mr. 8. É. Church, of New-York;

Report of Committee on Credentials

Clinton, GEORGE, chosen Vice-President, Minority Report of do.; Admission of Douglas

1804.

9

Delegates from Louisiana and Alabama

45

COCHRANE, John, of New York, presents

Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland

and California withdraw.

46

Anti-Slavery Resolves to Mass Meetings.. 207 Delaware, and part of Kentucky, and Missouri

ConstiTUTIONAL UNION CONVENTION, 1860 29

withdraw; Gen. Cushing resigns the Chair;

Gen. Butler, of Massachusetts, offers a pro-

CRAWFORD, MARTIN J., for Dissolution 172

test...

47

CRAWFORD, William H., of Georgia, beaten DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM (Davis's Resolu.

in Democratic Caurus for President in 1816;

tions), adopted by the United States Senate, affirm-

Democratic Caucus candidate for President, 1824 9 ing the duty of Congress to establish a Slave Code

Beaten for President 1824..

10 in the Territories

194

CURRY, J. L. M., of Alabama, for Dissolu-

DICKINSON, DANIEL S., of New-York, sup-

tion..

172

ported for President in Democratic National Con-

CUSHING, Gen. CALEB, of Massachusetts, vention, 1860

41

President of Democratic National Convention,

1860....

Dix, Gen. JOHN A., advocates Freedom

29

Retires from the chair at Baltimore.

for the Territories in the United States............

47

207

Presides over the Seceders' Convention at Bal.
timore....

DISUNION AVOwen by Southern Statesmen

43

in the event of the election of a Republican Presi-

Dallas, GEORGE M., of Pennsylvania, nomi. dent

170

nated for and elected Vice-President, 1844.... 18

DOBBIN, JAMES C., of North Carolina, beaten

Davis, GARRETT, of Kentucky, defeated for for Vice-President in Democratic National Conven-

President in the American National Convention... 23

tion, 1856..

24

Davis JEFFERSON, of Mississippi, supported, Dodge, Gen. Henry, of Wisconsin, nomi-

1860, for President in National Democratic Con-

vention

nated for Vice-President by New-York Radicals in

41

17

His resolutions as they passed the Senate....... 194

1848, but declined.

Davis, John, of Massachusetts, defeated for

DONELSON, ANDREW J., of Tennessee, nomi-

Vice-President in Whig National Convention, 1844. 13

nated for Vice-President by American Convention. 23

Indorsed by Whig National Convention, 1856 25

Davis, John W., of Indiana, President De-

mocratic National Convention, 1852.... .... 20 Douglas, STEPHEN A., of Illinois, beaten

Dayton, WILLIAM L., of New-Jersey, Re-

for President in Democratic Convention, 1852... 20

Beaten for President in Democratic Conven-

publican nominee for Vice-President, 1856; de-

tion, 1856.

24

feated therefor....

22

Nominated at Baltimore in 1860

43

DEJARRETTE, DANIEL C., of Virginia, for Dis-

Proposes to extend the Missouri Compromise to

solution

172

the Pacific

74

Mr. Douglas' reply to Lincoln at Freeport.. 130
DELAWARE Declares for Free Territories

Mr. Douglas' "Harper" Essay on Popular 80-

through Legislative resolves in 1820.

62

vereignty in the Territories...

182

Also in 1849

201 Speech at Springfield, Ill., June 12, 1857.

154

DEMOCRACY OF MAINE for the Wilmot Pro-

Speech on the John Brown raid, July 16, 1860,

viso

201

proposing a Sedition Law..

159

He tells what Popular Sovereignty has done for

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTIONS. -First

Slavery.

159

at Baltimore in 1832.

10 Accepts Nomination for Presidency..

212

Second at Baltimore in 1885

11 Extract from Speech in favor of Missouri Como.

Third Deinscratic National Convention, 1840 12 promise

215

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Downs, SOLOMON U., of Louisiana, beaten

Whig nominee for Vice-President, 1848

15

for Vice-President in Democratic Convention,

Elected Vice-President, 1848..

16

20

Defeated for President in Whig National Con-

vention, 1952..

18

EVERETT, EDWARD, of Massachusetts, Union

American nominee for President in 1856..

93

candidate for Vice-President in 1860...

Indorsed by Whig National Convention in 1856.

29

25

His views on Slavery-His “Knapsack" Speech

His views on Slavery-Buffalo Letter of 1838,
in Congress-Replies of Messrs. Mitchell, Ran.

and Albany Speech of 1856...

202
dolph and Cainbreleng-Mr. Everett on Geo-

His Letter to New York Union Meeting, 1860.. 203
graphical Parties--Later Views on Slavery, FITZPATRICK, BENJAMIN, of Alabama, beaten
in Letters of 1837 and '89...

204

for Vice-President in Democratic Convention of

His Acceptance of the Nomination for Vice.

1856..

President of the United States..

214

24

His views on the Sumner Outrage..

Nominated by Democratic Convention, 1860... 48

215

Declines the Nomination...

213

ELLMAKER, Amos, of Pennsylvania, Anti- FLOURNOY, FRANCIS B., of Arkansas, tem-

Masonic candidate for Vice-President, 1832..... 10 porary Chairman of Democratic National Con-

ELECTION RETURNS IN DETAIL, of all the

vention, 1860.....

Presidential Elections since 1836..

216

Floyd, John, of Virginia, supported by
Aggregate vote by States, for President, from

South Carolina for President, 1832...

1824 to 1856..

239 FREE HOMESTEADS -Action of Congress on

Alabama vote for President.

228

granting free Homesteads to actual settlers.. 182

Governor, Congress, etc. 1859 248

Arkansas vote for President.

234

Mr. Grow's Ten-Year proposition defeated in

the House....

Congress, 1858.

248

184

California vote for President..

Mr. Grow introduces another bill which is

237

Governor, 1859.

248

passed in the House..

185

Connecticut vote for President..

The Senate refused to act upon it.

223

187

Governor, 1960.

Mr. Grow introduces another in 1860, which

240

Delaware vote for President.

224

passes the House...

188

Governor, 1858.

240

Rejected by the Senate.

189

Florida vote for President..

233

A compromise bill agreed upon.

190

Congress, 1858.

Vetoed by the President..

191

Veto sustained by the Senate...

199

Georgia vote for President.

225

Congress, 1859.

243 FRELINGHUYSEN, THEODORE, of New-Jersey,

Illinois vote for President..

220 Nominated and defeated for Vice-President in

Congress, 1858.

246

1844.

18

Legislature, 1858.

247

Indiang vote for President.

222 Fremont, Col. John C., of California, Re-

Congress, 1858.

246 publican nominee for President, 1856.

22

Iowa vote for President..

237 Defeated for President, 1856.

29

Governor, 1859.

247 Declines a re-nomination, 1560..

28

Kentucky vote for President.

283

Congress, 1859.

GARTRELL, Lucius J., of Georgia, for dis-

244

Louisiana vote for President..

232

solution...

172

Congress, 1859.

243 GEORGIA LEGISLATURE censures Senator

Maine vote for President.

216

Governor, 1859.

Berrien for voting to confirm Mr. Everett as Min-

240

ister to England..

215

Maryland vote for President.

2:24

Congress, 1858.

241 GRAHAM, William A., of North Carolina,

Massachusetts vote for President.

217 Whig nominee for Vice-President, 1852.

18

Governor, 1859.

2401 Defeated for Vice-President, 1852..

22

Michigan vote for President...

221

Chief Justice, 1859.

GRANGER, Francis, of New York, Presi-

246

Minnesota vote for Governor, 1859.

248

dent Anti-Masonic National Convention.

10

Missouri vote for President.

285

Beaten for Vice-President, 1836....

12

Congress, 1858.

245 Guthrie, James, of Kentucky, supported

Mississippi vote for President..

229

for President in National Democratic Conven-

Governor, Congress, etc., 1859 248 tion....

New Hampshire vote for President.

216

Governor, 1859. 240 HALE, John P., of New-Hampshire, Free

New-Jersey vote for President..

217 Democratic nominee for President, 1852...

21

Governor, 1859.

241

New-York vote for President.

219

HAMLIN, HANNIBAL, of Maine, nominated

Sec. State, Controller, etc.,

for Vice-President by Republican National Con-

1859..

240 vention, 1860.

29

North Carolina vote for President.

230

Renounces the Democratic party in the U. S.

Congress, 1859.

242

Senate..

209

Ohio vote for President..

218

Accepts nomination for Vice-President...:

211

" Governor, 1859.

245 Harrison, Gen. William H., of Ohio, nom-

Oregon vote for Congress, 1859.

217

inated and defeated for President in 1836.

12

Pennsylvania vote for President.

Nominated for President at Harrisburg, Decem-

Congress, 1858.

241

ber, 1839; elected President in 1840.

12

Rhode Island vote for President.

216

Governor, 1860. 240 Hickman, John, of Pennsylvania, support-

South Carolina chooses Electors and Governor

ed for Vice-President in Republican Convention,

by Legislature......

248 1860...

28

Tennessee vote for President.

231

Houston, Gen. Sam, of Texas, supported

Congress, 1859.

244

Texas vote for President.

238

for President in Union Convention, 1860.

29

Congress, 1859.

243 HUNTE!, Robert M. T., of Virginia, sup-

Vermont vote for President.

217

Governor, 1859

ported for President by Democratic National Con-

240

vention, 1860.........

41

Virginia vote for President..

226

Governor, 1859

241 ILLINOIS DECLARES FOR FREE TERRITORIES

Wisconsin vote for President..

237

through Legislative Resolves....

208

Governor, 1859

247

Jackson, Gen. Andrew, of Tennessee,

FILLMORE, MILLARD, of New-York, defeated beaten for President in 1824 and elected in 1828... 10

fer Vice-President in Whig Convention, 1844..... 12 Reëlected President in 1832..

11

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JOHNSON, ANDREW, of Tennessee, supported MARBH, EPHRAIM, of New-Jersey, President

for President in National Democratic Convention : 41 American National Convention...

23

OHNSON, HERSCHEL V., of Georgia, beaten Mason, John Y., of Virginia, beaten for

for Vice-President in Democratic National Conven-

Vice-President in Dem. Nat. Con., 1848 ...

16

tion in 1856..

24

MASSACHUSETTS DECLARES FOR

Nominated for Vice-President by Democratic

FREEDOM

National Committee, 1860..

48 through Legislative Resolves; Whigs of Massa-

chusetts for freedom..

168

Speech on Slavery in the Territories in 1848

202

Holds that capital should own the laborer, in a MCLEAN, Judge John, of Ohio, defeated for

speech at Philadelphia in 1856. His Report President in Republican Convention, 1836..

22

affirming the absolute right of holding slaves

Also, in Republican Nat. Convention of 1860... 27

in the Territories....

169

MCKAY, JAMES J., of North Carolina, beat-

Johnson, RICHARD M., of Kentucky, beaten en for Vice-President in Dem. Convention 1848... 16

in Convention for Vice-President, 1832..

10

Nominated and elected Vice-President in 1836.. 12

McREA, JOHN.J., of Mississippi, for Dissolu-

Beaten for Vice-President in 1840..

12

tion...

172

Beaten for President in Democratic Convention, Missouri COMPROMISE, Adopted.

64

1844

13

The Compromise Repealed,..

87

Johnson, WILLIAM Cost, of Maryland, Pre-

MITCHELL, JAMES C., of Tennessee, against

sident of Young Men's National Convention... 11

Slavery.

204

JULIAN, GEORGE W., of Indiana, Free De- “ MONROE DOCTRINE.”—Extract from the
mocratic candidate for Vice-President, 1852.... 21

Message of James Monroe on the influence of
KANSAS OUTRAGES, Report of Howard and European Powers on this Continent....

21

Sherman thereon.

92 MONROE, JAMES, of Virginia, elected Presi-

KILLINGER, JOHN W., of Pennsylvania, dent in 1816 and reëlected in 1820

9

offers an Anti-Slavery resolve in the American

MOORE, SUYDENHAM, of Alabama, for Disso-

Convention, 1856...

23

lution

172

KING, LEICESTER, of Ohio, President of Lib.

Morgan, William, revealer of Masonic Se-

erty Party National Convention, 1843.....

13

crets..

10

KING, WILLIAM R., of Alabama, beaten

MOREHEAD, John M., of North Carolina,

for Vice-President in Democratic Convention of

1848..

President Whig National Convention, 1848......

15

16

Democratic nominee for Vice-President in 1852. 20 Morris, Thomas, of Ohio, Liberty Party

Elected Vice-President in 1852..

22 nominee for President in 1844..

14

ANE, Col. HENRY S., of Indiana, Presi. NATIONAL REPUBLICAN (CLAY) CONVEN-

dent of the Republican National Convention, 1836. 22

tions, at Baltimore, 1831; at Washington, 1832... 11

ANE, Gen. JOSEPH, of Oregon, beaten for NEw-HAMPSHIRE DECLARES FOR THE WILMOT

President in Democratic National Convention, Proviso through Legislative Resolves...

208

1852.

20

Nominated for Vice-President by Seceders at

NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE FOR FREE TER-

Baltimore in 1860..

48 ritory

61

Accepts nomination.

212 NEW-YORK FOR FREEDOM.-Resolutions of
Law, GEORGE, of New-York, defeated for the Legislature against Slavery in the Territo-
President in American National Convention, 1856. 23

ries in 1820,..

60
Ditto in 1847-8-9..

206
LAWRENCE, ABBort, of Massachusetts, de-

Gen. John A. Dix presents resolutions to United

feated for Vice-President in Whig Convention, 1848. 15

States Senate..

207

LEAKE, SHELTON F., of Virginia, for Disso-

The Whigs in State Convention declare for Free.

lution..

172

dom. Address reported by James Brooks... 2 7

Free Democracy of New York for Freedom.

LEE, HENRY, of Massachusetts, supported

Resolutions presented by John Cochrane..... 207

by South Carolina for Vice-President, 1832. 11 ORDINANCE of 1784 (Jefferson's) against

LEMOYNE, FRANCIS J., of Pennsylvania, Slavery in Territories....

51

Abolition candidate for Vice-President, 1840.. 12 ORDINANCE of 1787 (Dane's) prohibiting

LETCHER, JOHN (Governor of Virginia), Slavery in Northwest Territory.

52

for Dissolution...

172 | O'Conor, CHARLES, New-York, defends

LIBERTY PARTY NATIONAL CONVENTION held Slavery as intrinsically just in a speech at Union

at Buffalo in 1843...

13 Meeting, New-York, 1859..

164

His letter to Committee of Merchants........ 167
INCOLN, ABRAHAM, of Illinois, defeated for
Vice-President in Republican Convention, 1856...

22 Ohio DECLARES FOR FREEDOM through Legis-
Nominated for President by Republican Conven-

lative Resolves

208

tion, 186).

28 PENNSYLVANIA

LEGISLATURE FOR FREE

Speech at Springfield, II., June 17, 1858

127

Territory

61

Discussion with Mr. Douglas at Freeport, Ill. 129

Speech at Cooper Institute, New-York, 1860. 144 PIERCE, FRANKLIN, of New-Hampshire,

Letter to Boston Committee on the Jefferson

nominated for President in Democratic Conven-

Birthday Festival; Letter to Dr. Canisius on

tion, 1852..

201

Naturalization.

206 Elected President,

22

Accepts nomination for Presidency

210

Defeated for President in National Con., 1856 24

LUCAS, Gen. ROBERT, President first Demo-

Receives one vote for President in National

cratic National Convention..

10

Convention, 1860.....

Madison, JAMES, of Virginia, elected Presi.

Pillow, Gen. GIDEON J., of Tennessee,

beaten for Vice-President in Democratic Conven-

dent 1848, and reëlected in 1812.

9

20

MAINE DEMOCRACY FOR THE WILMOT PRO-

PINCKNEY, CHARLES C., of South Carolina,

viso...

201

beaten for Vice-President, 1800; also for President

Mangum, WILLIE P., of North Carolina, sup- in 1804 and 1808...

ported by South-Carolina for President in 1836... 12

PolitiCAL NATIONAL PLATFORMS. None

MARCY, William L., of New York, beaten: adopted by first Democratic Convention ; Nasion.

for President in Dem. National Convention, 1852. 20 al Republican Platform....

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No Platform adopted by second Democratic SLAVERY Estension or RESTRICTION, His-

Convention; no Platform adopted by Whig

tory of the struggle for...,

49

Convention at Harrisburg, 1839; First Demo-

49

cratic National Platform, 1840.

Origin and Progress of Slavery in America...

12

British Decisions affecting Slavery in the Colo-

Whig National Platform, 1844.

13

50

Democratic National Platform, 1844

18

Savery under the Confederation.

51

Liberty Party Platform, 1844

14

Jefferson's Ordinance of 1784, providing for the

No Platform adopted openly by Whig Con-

Government of the Territories and the exciu.

vention, 1849..

15

Democratic National Platform, 1848.

sion of Slavery therefrom....

51

16

Yeas and Nays ert in Continental Congress 52

Buffalo Free Soil Platform, 1848.

17

Ordinance of 1787, prohibiting Slavery in the

Whig National Platform, 1852.

18

North-west Territory..

52

Democratic National Platform, 1852.

20

The Federal Constitution on Slavery..

52

Free Democratic Platform, 1852.

21

Constitutional Amendments affecting slavery;

Republican National Platform, 1856.

22

Cessions of Territory by Slave States; Early

Anierican National Platform, 1856

23

Democratic National Platform, 1856.

attempts to override the Ordinance of '87 53

24

Whig National Platform, 1856..

Reports of John Randolph of Va., and Franklin

25

of N, C., in opposition thereto; The first Mis-

Republican National Platform, 1860.

26

souri S.ruggle..

54

Constitutional Union Party Platform, 1860. 29

Slavery Restriction proposed by Gen. James

Democratic (Douglas) Platform of 1860...

32

Talimadge of N. Y.; Proposition sustained by

Addition thereto by Baltimore Convention. 43

the House ; Remarks thereon by Mr. T. Fuller

Seceders' Platform adopted at Charleston.. 41

of Mass...

The same readopted by the Seceders' (Breckin-

Remarks of Gen. Tallmadge of N. Y.

56

ridge) Convention at Baltimore.....

48

Reply of Mr. Scott of Mo....

57

POLK, JAMES K., of Tennessee, nominated

Restriction negatived in the Senate.

58
for and elected President, 1844..

House refuses to concur; Second Missouri
13

Struggle; Mr. John W. Taylor of N. Y. moves
POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY IN THE TERRITORIES,

a Committee; Memorial of Daniel Webster in

invented by Gen. Lewis Cass, in his Nicholson

favor of Slavery Restriction..

59

Letter...

Resolves of Legislature of N. Y., in favor of

179

Slavery Restriction..

611

PROHIBITION OF SLAVERY IN THE TERRITO-

Resolves of N. J. and Pa..

61

ries : Letter of Martin Van Buren thereon.... 181

Resolves of Delaware; Counter Resolves of

Kentucky Legislature; Compromise proposed

Pugu, James L., of Alabama, for Dissolu-

by the Senate..

62

tion.

172 Adopted in the Senate, and Bill passed ; House

refuses to concur...

63

QUITMAN, Gen. John A., of Mississippi,

Senate asks a Conference..

64

beaten for Vice-President in Democratic Conven-

Compromise finally carried in the House by 90

tion, 1848...

16 Yeas (14 only from Free States) to 87 Days

Beaten for Vice-President in Democratic Con-

(all from Free States)..

64

vention, 1856.......

24 The third Missouri Struggle; Enlargement of

Missouri in 1836; Annexation of Texas.. 65

ANDOLPH, John, of Virginia, on Everett, 204

Address of John Q. Adams and other Whig

RAYNOR KENNETH, North Carolina, de-

members against such Annexation...

66

feated for President in American Convention,

Mr. Calhoun's dispatch to Mr. King; Mr. John

1056....

P. Hale proposes a division of Texas.

69

23

Annexation project of Milton Brown of Tenn. ;

REPUBLICAN NationAL CONVENTION, 1856 22 Adopted, Yeas 118, Nays 101; Proposition of

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION, 1860 26

Mr. Foster of Tenn...

70

Annexation carried in Senate, 26 to 25; The

REVOLUTION Proposed by William L. Yan-

Wilmot Proviso.......

71

cey..

The Clayton Compromise; Mr. J. M. Rooi's Re-
173

solve for Slavery Restriction; Proposition of

Rives, Wm. C., of Virginia, defeated for

Isaac P. Walker of Wisconsin.

72

Vice-President in Democratic National Conven-

Proposition of Mr. Richard W. Thompson, of

tion...

12

Ind. ; Slavery excluded from Oregon Terri-

Rosa, RICHARD, beaten for Vice-President

tory.

73

Mr. Douglas, of Illinois, proposes to extend the

in 1828..

10

Missouri line of restriction to the Pacific.. 74

Rusk, Gen. Thomas J., of Texas, beaten

Senate agrees, but House refuses ; The Compro-
for Vice-President in Democratic National Con-

mise of 1050; Gen. Taylor's recommenda-

vention, 1852..

20

tions ; Gen, Sam Houston's proposition; Hen-

ry Clay's plan of Compromise; John Bell's

Scott, Gen. WINFIELD, of New-York, de-

proposition.

75

feated for President at Harrisburg, 1839....

12

Objections to Mr. Clay's scheme by Foote of

Defeated for President in Whig Convention,

Miss. and Mason, of Va...

76

1848..

15 Ditto by Jefferson Davis of Miss. ; Mr. Clay
Nominated for President, 1852.

18 in reply; Messrs. Downs of La., King of Ala.,
Letter accepting nomination for President,

and Butler of S. C., in further opposition to

1852..

19

Mr. Clay.

77

Defeated for President, 1852.

22 Mr. Foote of Miss, moves a Committee of Thir-
SECEDERS' CONVENTION at Charleston, and

teen ; Mr. Clay reports from said Committee;

Platform...

Mr. Jefferson Davis's Amendment..

78

41

Mr. Chase of Ohio moves a prohibition of Sla-

SECEDERS' CONVENTION at Baltimore nomi-

very ; The Omnibus defeated as a whole, but
nates John C. Breckinridge for President, aud

passed in separate bills; The Kansas-Nebraska

Gen. Joseph Lane for Vice-President...

48 Struggle...

79

SEWARD, WM. H., of New-York, candidate

Mr. Atchison's remarks thereon; President

Pierce protests against the renewal of agita-

for President before National Republicau Conven-

tion; Mr. Douglas's first Nebraska Report... 80

tion, 1860.

27

He amends his bill; Mr. Chase proposes to au-

His “ Irrepressible Conflict " Speech at Roches-

thorize the people of Kansas to prohibit Sla-

ter..

160

very therein; Opposed by Messrs. Bell, Doug.

SERGEANT, John, of Pennsylvania, beaten

las, etc., and defeated..

81

for Vice-President in 1832..

11

Mr. Clayton's *. American" amendment; Mr.

Defeated for Vice-President in Whig National

Chase moves that the people of the Territory

Convention, 1844. ...

13

be authorized to elect their own Governor;

Defeated by 30 to 10; Mr. Seward's speech

SINGLETON, Orho R., of Mississippi, for Dis-

against the hill...

solution .....

172 The Kansas-Nebraska bill passes the Senate $4

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The Kansas-Nebraska bill passes the House. 85 TYLER, John, of Virginia, nominated and

Yeas 113, Nays, 10), thereon..

86

defeated for Vice-President, 1885-6.

12

The clause of said bill repealing the Missouri

Compromise ; President Pierce on Kansas Af-

Nominated for Vice-President, at Harrisburg,

1839, and elected in 1840.

12

fairs in '50-'6; Mr. Douglas's Report on do.,

March 12, '56

87 Two-THIRDS Rule adopted by first Demo-

Minority Report of Mr. Collamer of Vermont... 89

cratic Convention, 1832

10

House orders an investigation of Kansas frauds;

Report of Messrs. Howard and Sherman there- Toucey, Isaac, of Connecticut, supported

House votes to admit Kansas as a Free State..

for President by Democratic National Convention.

107

dir. Douglas reports a bill to pacify Kansas. 107 VAN BUREN, Martin, of New-York, nomi.

Mr. Trumbull's amendments thereto; Do. Messrs.

nated for Vice-President..

10

Foster's, Wilson's and Sewaru's ; Passage of

Nominated for President in 1885, and elected in

Douglas's bill..

108

1836

12

Br. Geo. G. Dunn's bill to reorganize Kansas.. 109

Nominated for reëlection as President, 1840 13

President Pierce's last Message on Kansas.. 110

Defeated for President in 1840.

13

Remarks of Messrs. Hale, Stward, Mason, Wil-

Defeated in Democratic National Convention,

son and Pugh thereon..

112

1844

President Buchanan on the Lecompton Constitu-

18

tion...

Nominated for President by Buffalo Convention,

118

1848

17

Mr. Douglas's speech against Lecompton. 114

Actiun on Lecompton in Kansas.

On Slavery in the Territories, letter to Water-

116

bury and others. ...

181

Mr. Buchanan's special Lecompton Message.

117

Provisions of Lecompton Constitution respecting

VOTE IN WHIG NATIONAL CONVENTION,

Slavery..

120

1852, on Resolve appreving Compromise Measures

The Lecompton bill; Passed in the Senate, but

of 1850..

19

defeated in the House ; The Crittenden-Mont-

gomery substitute..

121 WARD, John E., of Georgia, President of

Yeas and Nays on adopting substitu'e.

122 the Democratic National Convention, 1856...... 24

Senate refuses to concur; Mr. English moves a WEBSTER, DANIEL, of Massachusetts, sup-

Conference Committee ; Carried by the Speak-

ported by Massachusetts for President, 1836.

12

er's casting vote; The English Compromise

bill...

Defeated for President in Whig Convention, 1848

123

15

Beaten for President in Whig Convention, 1852.. 18

Carried through both Houses; The Wyandot

Convention and Constitution.

Memorial to Congress for Slavery Restriction ... 59

125

Mr. Grow proposes, and the House votes to ad-

His view on the powers of Supreme Court.... 177

mit Kansas under the Wyandot Constitution;

Speech against Slavery Extension.

202

Senate refuses to act on the bill....... 126 / WELLER, Col. JOHN B., of California,

beaten for Vice-President in Democratic National

SLAVE-TRADE ADVOCATED in Democratic

Convention, 1852

20

National Convention by Mr. Gaulden, of Georgia. 39

Also by Governor Adams, of S. C., in Message to

Whic NationAL CONTENTIONS, held at Har-

Legislature

208 risburg, Penn., 1839

Held at Baltimore, Md., 1844

13

SPENCER, AMBROSE, of New-York, Presi-

Held at Philadelphia, Penn., 1848.

15

dent Whig National Convention, 1814

18 Held at Baltimore, Md., 1852

15

Held at Baltimore, Md., 1556

25

SPENCER, Joan C, of New York, Presi-

dent Anti-Masonic National Convention

WHITE, Hugh L., of Tennessee, unsuccess-

10

ful candidate for President

12

STEVENSON, ANDREW, of Virginia, Presi-

dont Second Democratic National Convention..... 12

Wilmot, David, of Pennsylvania, defeated

Ditto, President National Democratic Conven-

for Vice-President in Republican Convention, 1856 22

tion, 1848....

16

Temporary Chairman of Republican National

Convention, 1860.

2G

STRANGE, ROBERT, of North Carolina, beaten

for Vice-President in Democratic Convention,

Wilson, Gen. HENRY, of Massachusetts,

1852

20

President of Free Democratic National Conven-

tion, 1852

21

SUMNER, CHARLES, of Massachusetts, de-
feated for Vice-President in Republican National

Wirt, WILLIAM, of Maryland, Anti-Ya-

Convention, 1856.

sonic candidate for President, 1832

22

10

SUPREME COURT, POWER AND DUTIES OF-

Wilkins, William, of Pennsylvania, sup-

Opinions of Thomas Jefferson.

174

ported by Pennsylvania for Vice-President, 1832.. 11

Opinions of John Taylor of Caroline, Va., John WISCONSIN declares for Free Territory,
Randolph of Roanoke, Nathaniel 'Macon of

through Legislative Resolves......

301

N. C., and John Bacon, of Massachusetts 175

Opinions of John J. Crittenden, Nathaniel Macon,

WOODBURY, Levi, of New Hampshire, beaten
Janes Barbour, Supreme Court of Georgia,

for President in Democratic Convention, 1848 16

Legislature of Georgia, Supreme Court of Penn.

sylvania, and Court of Appeals of Virginia.... 176

Wright, Silas, of New-York, nominated

Opinions of Mahlon Dickerson, Richard M. John-

for Vice-President by Democratic National Con-

18

vention of 1844, but declined..

son, Gen, Andrew Jackson, and Daniel Web-

177 YANCEY, WILLIAM L., of Alabama, offers

TAYLOR RATIFICATION MEETING at Phila-

a “non-interference” resolve in Democratic Con-

15

delphia, 1848, and Resolves

17

vention, 1848

He advocates Revolution in the South..

178

TAYLOR, ZACHARY, of Louisiana, Whig

nominee for President, 1848

15

YOUNG, Col. SAMUEL, of New-York, Presi-

Elected President in 1848.

dent of the Barnburners' Convention at Utica in

16

1848.

17

LDEN, DANIEL R., of Ohio, proposes

Offers Anti-Slavery Resolves in Senate of New-

Aavery Restriction in Whig Convention, 1843 .... 18

206

ster..

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