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From the Debates in the British Parliament on the
MARION MILLS MILLER, LITT.D. (PRINCETON)
IN FOURTEEN VOLUMES
EACH DEALING WITH A SPECIFIC SUBJECT, AND CONTAINING A SPECIAL INTRODUC-
STATE RIGHTS (1798-1861), SLAVERY (1858-1861)
CURRENT LITERATURE PUBLISHING COMPANY
I. STATE RIGHTS (introductory chapter).
Senator THOMAS H. BENTON (Mo.), on the "Theory of Com-
pact" between the States in the Virginia and Kentucky
Resolutions, as opposed to the Theory of Nullification held
by Senator JOHN C. CALHOUN (S. C.).
England" (in the Hartford Convention).
"Appeal to the South" (against Nullification) by President
Senators WILLIAM SMITH (S. C.) and HAYNE on the Protests
II. THE UNION: SEPARABLE OR INSEPARABLE?
Debates in the Senate between ROBERT Y. HAYNE (S. C.) and
DANIEL WEBSTER (Mass.) on "Consolidation" and "Nulli-
fication''; reply of THOMAS H. BENTON (Mo.) to WEBSTER'S
Controversy over Nullification of the Tariff Act of 1832: in
favor, Representative THOMAS CLAYTON (Ga.); opposed,
Senator HENRY CLAY (Ky.), President ANDREW JACKSON.
Debate in the Senate on the "Force Bill": in favor, WIL-
LIAM H. WILKINS (Pa.), FELIX GRUNDY (Tenn.), DANIEL
WEBSTER (Mass.); opposed, JOHN TYLER (Va.), JOHN C.
Debates between Senator STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS (Ill.) and
V. "THE IRREPRESSIBLE CONFLICT'
Speech of Senator WILLIAM H. SEWARD (N. Y.) on "the Irre-
pressible Conflict," and reply by Senator ALFRED IVERSON
(Ga.), "The Inevitable Dissolution of the Union."
VI. JOHN BROWN'S ATTACK ON HARPER'S FERRY.
Speech of CHARLES O'CONOR (N. Y.) on the Attack: "Slavery
Debate in the Senate on Investigation of the Attack: Demo-
cratic speakers, JAMES M. MASON (Va.), ROBERT M. T.
HUNTER (Va.), JEFFERSON DAVIS (Miss.), JOHN J. CRITTEN-
DEN (Ky.), ALBERT G. BROWN (Miss.), ALFRED IVERSON
(Ga.); Republican speakers, LYMAN TRUMBULL (Ill.), JOHN
P. HALE (N. H.), HENRY WILSON (Mass.), WILLIAM P.
FESSENDEN (Me.), ZACHARIAH CHANDLER (Mich.).
"The Warning of Harper's Ferry": Message of President
VII. "THE DEATH KNELL OF POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY"
(The South's War on Senator Douglas)
Debate in the Senate on Resolutions of JEFFERSON DAVIS
(Miss.) repudiating the Doctrine of Popular Sovereignty:
in favor, Senator DAVIS, GRAHAM N. FITCH (Ind.), ROBERT
TOOMBS (Ga.); opposed, DANIEL CLARK (N. H.), STEPHEN
VIII. SLAVERY IN THE TERRITORIES (The Issue in the Presi-
Tilt in the Charleston (Democratic) Convention over the Free-
port Doctrine ("Unfriendly Legislation" toward Slavery)
between WILLIAM L. YANCEY (Ala.) and Senator GEORGE E.
Inaugural Address of JEFFERSON DAVIS (Miss.) as President
Inaugural Address of ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS (Ga.)
Vice-President: "Slavery the Corner-Stone of the Confed-
IX. "SLAVERY THE CORNER-STONE OF THE CONFED-
ERACY" (Debates and Speeches in the South on Secession) 269
Debate in the South Carolina Legislature on "Independent
Action, or Coöperation with Other Cotton States': in favor
of the former, Mr. MULLINS; of the latter, Mr. McGowan.
Speech of EDWARD RUFFIN (Va.) at Columbia, S. C.: "Vir-
ginia Will Join the Confederacy."'
Address of Gov. BERIAH MAGOFFIN (Ky.) to the Southern
States: "Remain in the Union to Fight for Southern
Opinion of Attorney-General JEREMIAH S. BLACK that Coercion
Carolina: favoring Secession, THOMAS L. CLINGMAN (N. C.),
JOSEPH LANE (Ore.), ALBERT G. BROWN (Miss.), ALFRED
IVERSON (Ga.), Louis T. WIGFALL (Tex.); opposed, JOHN
J. CRITTENDEN (Ky.), JOHN P. HALE (N. H.), WILLARD