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NOVEL mode of balloting, 382.


PALO ALTO, battle won by Gen. Taylor at, 310.
PARTY-SPIRIT in the United States, 157.
PEOPLE, new meaning of this word, 364.
PERILS of frontier life, 27.

PIERCE, FRANKLIN. His birth and early life,
333. Elected to various offices, 334. His
bereavements, 335. His march to join Gen.
Scott, 338. Is seriously injured, 344. His
perseverance, 346. Returns to his profes-
sion, and is chosen President, 348. Retires
from the "White House," 350. His atti-
tude during the civil war, 351.
POLK, JAMES K. His ancestors in the Revo-
lution, 285. His early life and education,
286. Practises law, and is elected to Con-
gress, 289. Chosen Governor of Tennessee,
290. Inaugurated President, 292. His views
of the war with Mexico, 295.
Washington, 297. His death, 298.
POPULATION of the United States at the com-
mencement of the Revolutionary War, 29.
PROCLAMATION of Great Britain, 106.
PROSLAVERY feeling towards Abraham Lin-
coln, 370.

RECONSTRUCTION defined, 469.

REMOVAL of Congress to Washington, 130.
RESOLUTION offered by Richard Henry Lee, 67.
Drawn up by Jefferson, 103.

RETREAT of the British from Boston Harbor,


Leads the Mexicans at Buena
Vista, 319. His estate, 342.
SAVAGE barbarity in Virginia, 27; reasonings
and consequences, 17.

President Taylor, 323. Marches to the city
of Mexico, 343. Urges Buchanan to send
re-enforcements to certain United-States
forts, 372. His remarks on the inaugura-
tion of President Lincoln, 405.
SECRET EMBASSY of Caleb Cushing, 372.
SENTIMENTS of Lord Chatham, 44.
SEWARD, W. H., Secretary of State. Attempt
to assassinate him, 432.

SILLIMAN MEMORIAL, its influence, 391.
SLOAT, Commodore United-States navy. His
conduct on the Pacific coast, 308.
SOUTH CAROLINA secedes, 371.
SPEECH. Of Hon. L. M. Keitt, 373. Of A. Lin-
coln, at Springfield, Ill., 391. Of Stephen
A. Douglas, at Chicago, 411. Of Andrew
Johnson, at Nashville, 451; to the colored
people, 455. Of Gov. Oglesby, 462.
SPIRIT of The Richmond Examiner," 400.
dent Lincoln, 388.

STATEMENT of Gov. Hamilton of Texas, 472.
STATE-RIGHTS principles advocated by Presi-
dent Van Buren, 245.

ST. CLAIR, Gen., defeated on the Wabash, 255.
STONY POINT fortress captured, 45.
SUFFERINGS of the patriot army, 38; of our
soldiers at Monterey, 316.

TAYLOR, ZACHARY. His birth and early home,
299. His shrewdness and courage, 301.

Engages in the Seminole War, 302. Sent
to Mexico, 306. Brevetted major-general,
311. Crosses the Rio Grande, 313. His re-
port of the battle of Monterey, 317. Posts
his force at Buena Vista, 318. His election
to the presidency, and death, 322.
TECUMSEH. His character, 260.
TEMPERANCE principles of Abraham Lincoln,

TERMS for reconstruction adopted by Con-
gress, 476.

TESTIMONY of Jefferson to the character of
Madison, 151, 153.

TEXAS. How it came into the Union, 291. Its
western boundary, 306.
THRILLING scene in the House of Representa-
tives, 201.
TREACHERY of Tecumseh and his brother, 261.
TREATY OF PEACE. Signed at Paris, 49; with
Indian tribes, gained by Gov. Harrison,


TYLER, JOHN. His parentage, 274. Sent as
representative to Congress, 275. Opposes
J. Q. Adams when in the Senate, 276. Be-
comes President, 278. Endeavors to con-
ciliate all parties, 279. Allies himself with
the South in the civil war, and dies, 283.

VALLEY FORGE, Washington's headquarters

at, 41.

VAN BUREN, MARTIN. His parentage, 242.
His marriage, 243. Chosen Governor of
New York, 245. Appointed Secretary of
State by Gen. Jackson, 246. He is sent to
the court of St. James, 248. His perfect
self-control, 249. Elected President, 250.
Retires to Lindenwald, and dies, 252.
VANDAL spirit of the Mexicans, 340.

WALKER, rebel Secretary of War. His proph-
ecy, 411.

WANT of power in Congress, 48.
WAR. Its consequences, 19. Declared against
Great Britain, 163. What is civil, and
what international, 468.
WASHINGTON, the family, 9-18.
WASHINGTON, GEORGE. His birth and home,
His early toils, 15. Chosen surveyor
of the State, 17. Sent to remonstrate with
the French, 19. His cool courage, 21.
Order of the day issued by, 24. His sagacity
at Braddock's defeat, 26. His marriage
and home, 28. Chosen commander-in-
chief, 29. Exhibition of Christian charac-
ter, 34. His true heroism, 37. Assailed
by his countrymen, 42. Takes leave of the
officers of the army, 49. Closing words to
the Continental Congress, 50. Elected first
President of the United States, 52. His
opinion of slavery, 54. His last sickness,
and death, 55, 56. His opinion of John
Quincy Adams, 188. His letter to Jay, 243.
WASHINGTON, MARY. Her noble character,


WAYNE, Gen., defeats a strong Indian force,


WEBSTER, DANIEL, his views upon slavery
extension. 292.

"WHITE HOUSE," the, description of it as
in its early days, 159.
WILL AND TESTAMENT of George Washing-
ton, 54.


WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS suspended, 417.

Geo. C. Rand & Avery, Cornhill Press, Boston.

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