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Abolition Cost, at Warsaw, N. Y., 1889. 12

Abolitionists (Garrisonians) for Disunion. 178

Acceptance of Presidential candidates.... 210

Anams, Charles Francis, of Massachusetts,
President Buffalo Convention, 1848; Nominee of
do. for Vice-President 17

Anams, Governoa, of South Carolina, re-
commends in a Message the reopening of the Afri-
can Slave-Trade 208

Anams, John, of Massachusetts, chosen
President 1796-7: Reelection defeated 1800-1 9

Anams, John Quincy, of Massachusetts,
elected President 1824; defeated candidate for
do. 1828 10

Allen, Charles, of Massachusetts, offers
Resolve in Whig National Convention, 1848. 15

American National Convention, 1856.... 28

American National Council, 1856 28

Anti-masonic National Conventions of

I8SOand 1881 10

Anti-slavery Orninance of 1784 51

Anti-slavery Orninance of 1787 62

Ashmun, Geoage, of Massachusetts, Presi-
dent Republican National Convention, I860 26

Atchison, Davin R., of Missouri, beaten

for Vice-President in Democratic Convention, 1852 20

Banes, Nathaniel P., of Massachusetts,

defeated for Vice-President in Rep. Conv., 1856... 22

Supported for Vice-President in Republican Na-

tional Convention, 1860 28

Bates, Enwarn, of Missouri, President

Whig National Convention, 1856 25

Candidate for President before Republican Con-

vention, 1860 27

Letter to the Missouri delegates to the Republi

can Convention 198

His letter in support of Lincoin and Hamlin.. 199

Barbour, Philip P., of Virginia, beaten

for Vice-President 10

Barbour, James, of Virginia, President

first National Republican Convention 11

President Whig National Convention, 1889 12

Barnburnebs of New-York retire from De-
mocratic National Convention 16

Nominate Van Buren and Dodge for President
and Vice-President 17

Bartlett, G. B., of Kentucky, President

American National Council, 1856 28

Bayarn, James A., of Delaware, defeated

tor Vice-President In Democratic Convention, 1856 24

Presides over Seceders' Convention at Charles-

ton 41

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Bell, John, of Tennessee, nominee of the

Union party for President. 1860 29

His Compromise Proposition 75

His letter accepting the nomination for Presi-
dent 218

Benjamin, Jcnah P., of Louisiana, on Pop-
ular Sovereignty 194

His opinion of Douglas 196

Birney, James G., of Michigan, Abolition

candidate for President in 1840 12

Liberty Party candidate for President in 1844.. 14

BoNnAM, Millinge L., of South Carolina,
for Dissolution 172

Boyn, Linn, of Kentucky, defeated for
Vice-President by Democratic Convention, 1856.. 24

Brecrinringe, John C, of Kentucky,
nominated Vice-President by Democratic Con-

vention, 1856 24

Elected Vice-President 1856 22

Speech on General Politics at Frankfort Ky.,

in 1859 149

Gives casting vote against Free Homestead bill 187

Accepts nomination for Presidency 211

Baonson, Judge Greene C, on Slavery,
letter affirming Slavery to exist only by positive
law 208

Baown, Aaaon V., of Tennessee, de-

feated for Vice-President in Democratic Conven-
tion 1856 24

Buchanan, James, of Pennsylvania, beaten
for President in Democratic Convention, 1844.... 18

Beaten for President in Democratic Conven-

tion, 1848 16

Nominated for President by Democratic Con-

vention, 1856 24

Elected President of the United States, 1856.... 22

Message on Lecompton 118

Special message on do 117

Veto of Homestead bill 191

Burr, Aaron, chosen Vice-President,

1800-1.. 9

Butler, William O., of Kentucky, Demo-

cratic nominee and defeated candidate for Vice-
President, 1848 16

Defeated for President and Vice-President in

Democratic National Convention, 1852 20

CALnoun, JonN C, of South Carolina,
elected Vice-President in 1824, and reelected In
1828 10

Cambreleng, C. C, of N. Y. on Slavery... 204

Cameron, Gen. Simon, of Pennsylvania,

candidate for President before Republican Na-
tional Convention, 1860 27

Campbell, Lewis D., of Ohio, offers a re-

solve ln Whig National Convention, 1848 IB

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Carroll, Gov. William, of Tennessee,

President of the third Democratic National Con-

vention, 1840 H

Cass, Gen. Lkwis, of Michigan, beaten for

President in Democratic Convention, 1844 18

Democratic nominee for President, 1848;

beaten for President, 1848 19

Beaten for President in Democratic Conven-

tion, 1852 20

Beaten for President In Democratic Conven-

tion, 1856 24

Nicholson Letter on Popular Sovereignty 179

Chapman, Gen. John G., of Maryland,

President, Whig National Convention, 1852 18

Chase, Salmon P., of Ohio, candidate for

President before Republican National Conven-

tion, I860 27

Proposes to Allow People of Kansas to prohibit

Slavery 81

Clay, Cassius M., of Kentucky, supported

for Vice-President in Republican National Con-

vention, 1860 28

Clay, Henry, of Kentucky, beaten for

President, 1882 11

Defeated for President in Whig Convention at

Harrisburg, 1889. Defeated for President in

1844 18

Defeated for President in Whig Convention,

1848 15

Clingman, Thomas L., of North Carolina,

for Dissolution 172

Clinton, Dk Witt, defeated for President 9

Clinton, Geoage, chosen Vice-President,

1804 »

Cochrane, John, of New-York, presents

Anti-Slavery Resolves to Mass Meetings 207

Constitutional Union Convention, 1860 29

Crawfoan, Martin J., for Dissolution 172

Crawfoan, William H., of Georgia, beaten

in Democratic Caucus for President in 1816:

Democratic Caucus candidate for President, 1824 9

Beaten for President 1824. 10

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

tion.. 172

Ccshing, Gen. Caleb, of Massachusetts,

President of Democratic National Convention,

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Minority Report adopted, 165 to 18S; Alabama

protests and withdraws "7

Mississippi withdraws 84

South Carolina, Florida, and Texas withdraws... 80

Arkansas retires °7

Georgia retires . . . . . . . . . . . *

Louisiana withdraws; Speech of Wm. B. Gaulden
of Georgia in favor of the Slave-Trade 89

Fruitless ballots (87) for President; Adjournment
to Baltimore; The Seceders at Charleston; Se-
nator Bayard, of Delaware, Chairman; They
adopt the Avery Platform 41

They adjourn to Richmond; They meet at Rich-
mond June 11; They finally adopt Breckin-
ridge and Lane; The adjourned Convention ati
timore; Gen. Cushing's opening Speech 49

Mr. Howard, of Tennessee, moves admission of

original Delegates; Mr. Kavanagh, of Minne-

sota, moves to lay on table; Previous question

defeated . . . . . •»

Proposition of Mr. S. E. Church, of New-York;
Report of Committee on Credentials 44

Minority Report of do.; Admission of Douglas
Delegates from Louisiana and Alabama 4c

Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland
and California withdraw 44

Delaware, and part of Kentucky, and Missouri

withdraw; Gen. Cushing resigns the Chair;

Gen. Butler, of Massachusetts, offers a pvo-

test «

Democratic Platfoam (Davis's Resolu-
tion^, adopted by the United States Senate, affirm-
ing the duty of Congress to establish a Slave Code
ln the Territories *9*

Dicrinson, Daniel S., of New-York, sup-
ported for President in Democratic National Con-
ventlon,1860 41

Dix, Gen. John A., advocates Freedom
for the Territories In the United States 20J

Disunion Avowen bv Southern Statesmen
In the event of the election of a Republican Presi-
dent iw

Dobbin, James C, of North Carolina, beaten

for Vice-President In Democratic National Conven-

tion, 1856 24

Donge, Gen. Henry, of Wisconsin, nomi-

nated for Vice-President by New-York Radicals In

1848, but declined M

Donelson, Annrew J., of Tennessee, nomi-

nated for Vice-President by American Convention. 28

Indorsed by Whig National Convention, 1856 ... 25

Douglas, Stephen A., of Illinois, beaten

for President In Democratic Convention, 1852... 29

Beaten for President in Democratic Conven-

tion, 1856 24

Nominated at Baltimore in I860 4S

Proposes to extend the Missouri Compromise to

the Pacific 74

Mr. Douglas" reply to Lincoin at Freeport 180

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

vereignty in the Territories 181

Speech at Springfield, III., June 12,1857 t&4

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

proposing a Sedition Law 153

He tells what Popular Sovereignty ha£ done foi

Slavery JJJ

Accepts Nomination for Presidency 812

Extract from Speech in favor of Missouri Com-

promise 215

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243 |GEorgia LEGISLATURE

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Berrien for voting to confirm Mr. Everett as Minister to England. . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - GRAHAM, WILLIAM A., of North Carolina, Whig nominee for Vice-President, 1852.......... Defeated for Vice-President, 1852.............. GRANGER, FRANCIs, of New York, President Anti-Masonic National Convention. ..... Beaten for Vice-President, 1836 GUTHRIE, JAMEs, of Kentucky, supported for President in National Democratic Convention....... ------HALE, John P., of New-Hampshire, Free Democratic nominee for President, 1852......... HAMLIN, HANNIBAL, of Maine, nominated

for Vice-President by Republican National Convention, 1860

Renounces the Democratic party in the U. S. Senate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - Accepts nomination for Vice-President.........

HARRIson, Gen. WILLIAM. H., of Ohio, nominated and defeated for President in 1886. ...... Nominated for President at Harrisburg, December, 1839; elected President in 1840

HickMAN, John, of Pennsylvania, supported for Vice-President in Republican Convention, 1

Houston, Gen. SAM, of Texas, supported for President in Union Convention, 1860. ...

243|HUNTER, Robert M. T., of Virginia, sup

ported for President by Democratic National Convention, 1860.... ILLINois Drclakes for FREE TERRitories through Legislative Resolves........ - - - JAckson, Gen. ANDREw, of Tennessee, beaten for President in 1824 and elected in 1828... Reelected President in 1832... . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Johnson, ANDREw, of Tennessee, supported for President in National Democratic Conventian:

Johnson, HERschel. W., of Georgia, beaten for Vice-President in Democratic National Convention in 1856........................ -- - - - - - - - - - Nominated for Vice-President by Democratic National Committee, 1860.................. Speech on Slavery in the Territories in 1848 ... Holds that capital should own the laborer, in a speech at Philadelphia in 1856. His Report affirming the absolute right of holding slaves in the Territories....................... .. ohnson, Richard M., of Kentucky, beaten in Convention for Vice-President, 1882..... . . . . -Nominated and elected Vice-President in 1836.. Beaten for Vice-President in 1840........ .....

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

JuliaN, George W., of Indiana, Free Democratic candidate for Vice-President, 1852......

KANSAs OUTRAGES, Report of Howard and Sherman thereon.............................. •

KILLINGER, John W., of Pennsylvania, offers an Anti-Slavery resolve in the American Convention, 1856............. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - KING, LEICESTER, of Ohio, President of Liberty Party National Convention, 1843............ KING, WILLIAM R., of Alabama, beaten o,Moro in Democratic Convention of

Democratic nominee for Wice-President in 1852. Elected Vice-President in 1852................. LANE, Col. HENRY S., of Indiana, President of the Republican National Convention, 1856.

LANE, Gen. Joseph, of Oregon, beaten for

Baltimore in 1860..........'............ * * * * * Accepts nomination................ --------- -Aw, GEoRGE, of New-York, defeated for President in American National Convention, 1856.

LAwRENCE, ABBOTT, of Massachusetts, defeated for Wice-President in Whig Convention, 1848.

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

LEE, HENRY, of Massachusetts, supported by South Carolina for Vice-President, 1882..... -

LEMoyNE, FRANcis J., of Pennsylvania, Abolition candidate for Vice-President, 1840......

LETCHER, John (Governor of Virginia), for Dissolution............. - - - - - - - - - - ----------

LIBERTY PARTY NATIONAL ConvKNTION held at Buffalo in 1848...............................

Lincoln, ABRAHAM, of Illinois, defeated for Vice-President in Republican Convention, 1856... Nominated for President by Republican Convention, 1860. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speech at Springfield, Ill., June 17, 1858 ...... Discussion with Mr. Douglas at Freeport, Ill.... Speech at Cooper Institute, New-York, 1860. ... Letter to Boston Committee on the Jefferson Birthday Festival; Letter to Dr. Canisius on Naturalization..................... --------Accepts nomination for Presidency...........

LUCAs, Gen. Robert, President first Democratic National Convention... - MADison, JAMEs, of Virginia, elected President 1808, and retlected him 1812................

MAINE DEMocracy For THE WILMoT PRoviso. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - ----------------------MANGUM, Willie P., of North Carolina, supported by South-Carolina for President in 1836... MARcy, William L., of New York, beaten for President in Dem. National Convention, 1852.

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Pool MARSH, EPHRAIM, of New-Jersey, President

American National Convention........... ------ 23 MAson, John Y., of Virginia, beaten for

Vice-President in Dem. Nat. Con., 1848... ...... 16 MAssachusetts DECLARES For FREEDOM

through Legislative Resolves; Whigs of Massachusetts for freedom............................

McLEAN, Judge John, of Ohio, defeated for
President in Republican Convention, 1856....... 22
Also, in Republican Nat. Convention of 1860... 27
McKay, JAMEs J., of North Carolina, beat-
en for Wice-President in Dem. Convention 1848... 16
McREA, John J., of Mississippi, for Dissolu-
tion.................... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 172
Missouri CoMPROMISE, Adopted ......... 64
The Compromise Repealed,.................... 87
MITCHELL, JAMES C., of Tennessee, against
Slavery ....... ------------------- - - - - - - - - - - - - 204
“Mon Roe DocTRINE.”—Extract from the
Message of James Monroe on the influence of
European Powers on this Continent
MonRoe, JAMEs, of Virginia, elected Presi-
dent in 1816 and reëlected in 1820............... 9
MooRE, SUYDENHAM, of Alabama, for Disso-
lution.......................................... 178
MoRGAN, WILLIAM, revealer of Masonic Se-
Crets...... - - - - - - - - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............... 10
MoREHEAD, John M., of North Carolina,
President Whig National Convention, 1848....... 15
MoRRIS, THOMAs, of Ohio, Liberty Party
nominee for President in 1844............ ....... 14
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN (CLAY) CoNVEN-
tions, at Baltimore, 1881; at Washington, 1882... 11
New-HAMPSHIRE DECLAREs For THE WILMot
Proviso through Legislative Resolves............. 208

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O'Conor, CHARLEs, New-York, defends Slavery as intrinsically just in a speech at Union Meeting, New-York, 1859................ ...... . 164 His letter to Committee of Merchants......... 167 Ohio DEcLARES For FREEDOM through Legislative Resolves . PENNsylvania LEGISLATURE For FREE Territory .................. -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 61 Pikkcr, FRANKLIN, of New-Hampshire, nominated for President in Democratic Convention, 1852. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... 20 Elected President,............................ 22 Defeated for President in National Con., 1856. 24 Receives one vote for President in National Convention, 1860....................... - - - - Pillow, Gen. GidroN J., of Tennessee, beaten for Vice-President in Democratic Convention, 1852. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... :0 PINCKNEy, CHARLES C., of South Carolina, beaten for Vice-President, 1800; also for President

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No Platform adopted by second Democratic
Convention; no Platform adopted by Whig
Convention at Harrisburg, 1889; First Demo-
cratic National Platform, 1840 13

Whig National Platform, 1844 18

Democratic National Platform, 1844 18

Liberty Party Platform, 1844 14

No Platform adopted openly by Whig Con

vention 1848 15

Democratic National Platform, 1848. 16

Buffalo Free Soil Platform, 1848. 17

Whig National Platform, 1852 18

Democratic National Platform, 1853. 30

Free Democratic Platform, 1853 21

Republican National Platform, 1858 22

American National Platform, 1856 28

Democratic National Platform, 1656 24

Whig National Platform, 1856 25

Republican National Platform, 1860 26

Constitutional Union Party Platform, I860. 20

Democratic (Douglas) Platform of I860 82

Addition thereto by Baltimore Convention. ... 48
Seceders' Platform adopted at Charleston..... 41
The same readopted by the fceceders' (Breckin-
ridge) Convention at Baltimore 48

Pole, Jakes K., of Tennessee, nominated
for and elected President, 1844 18

Popular Sovereignty ra The Territoaies, invented by Gen. Lewis Cass, in his Nicholson Letter 179

Paohibition Of Slavery In The Teruitories: Letter of Martin Van Buren thereon 181

Pugh, James L., of Alabama, for Dissolution 173

Quitman, Gen. John A., of Mississippi, beaten for Vice-President in Democratic Convention, 1848 1{

Beaten for Vice-President in Democratic Convention, 1856 24

Annolph, John, of Virginia, on Everett, 204 Eatnoa Kenneth, of North Carolina, defeated for President in American Convention. 1S56 „ jg

Republican National Convention, 1856 22 Republican National Convention, 1860 26 Revolution Paoposen by William L. Yan

«/ 178

Rives, Wm. C, of Virginia, defeated for Vice-President in Democratic National Convention 12

Rush, Richarn, beaten for Vice-President U.1828 10

Ruse, Gen. Thomas J., of Texas, beaten for Vice-President in Democratic National Convention, 1853 20

Scott, Gen. Winfieln, of New-York, defeated for President at Harrisburg, 1889 12

Defeated for President in Whig Convention.

1848 "„ 15

Nominated for President, 1852 18

Letter accepting nomination for President,

1852 „ U

Defeated for President, 1852 22

Secenebs' Convention at Charleston, and

Platform. 41

Secenebs' Convention at Baltimore nominates John C. Breckinridge for President, and Gen. Joseph Lane for Vice-President 48

8ewarn, Wm. H., of New-York, candidate
for President before National Republican Conven-
tion, 1860 27

His " Irrepressible Conflict" Speech at Roches-
ter. 160

Seroeant, John, of Pennsylvania, beaten

for Vice-President in 1882 11

Defeated for Vice-President in Whig National
Convention, 1844. 13

8inoleton, Otho R, of Mississippi, for Dissolution 172

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Slavery Extension or Resteiction, His-
tory of the struggle for 42

Origin and Progress of Slavery in America.... 49
British Decisions affecting Slavery in the Colo-
nies-. 60

Slavery under the Confederation 51

Jefferson's Ordinance of 1784, providing for the
Government of the Territories and the exclu-
sion of Slavery therefrom 51

Yeas and Nays thereon In Continental Congress 52
Ordinance of 1787, prohibiting Slavery in the

North-west Territory 51

The Federal Constitution on Slavery 51

Constitutional Amendments affecting Slavery;
Cessions of Territory by Slave States; Early
attempts to override the Ordinance of '87 ... 58
Reports of John Randolph of Va., and Franklin
of N. C, in opposition thereto; The first Mis-
souri Struggle 54

Slavery Restriction proposed by Gen. James
Tallmadge of N. Y.; Proposition sustained by
the House; Remarks thereon by Mr. T. Fuller

of Mass 55

Remarks of Gen. Tallmadge of N. Y 66

Reply of Mr. Scott of Mo 57

Restriction negatived in the Senate 58

House refuses to concur; Second Missouri
Struggle; Mr. John W. Taylor of N. Y. moves
a Committee; Memorial of Daniel Webster In

favor of Slavery Restriction. 59

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

Slavery Restriction 60

Resolves of N.J. and Pa 61

Resolves of Delaware; Counter Resolves of
Kentucky Legislature; Compromise proposed

by the Senate 62

Adopted In the Senate, and Bill passed; House

refuses to concur 68

Senate asks a Conference. 64

Compromise finally carried in the House by 90
Yeas (14 only from Free States) to 67 Nays

(all from Free States). 64

The third Missouri Struggle; Enlargement of

Missouri in 1886; Annexation of Texas. 65

Address of John Q. Adams and other Whig

members against such Annexation 66

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

P. Hale proposes a division of Texas 61

Annexation project of Milton Brown of Tenn.;
Adopted, Yeas 118, Nays 101; Proposition of

Mr. Foster of Tenn. 7O

Annexation carried in Senate, 26 to 25; The

Wilmot Proviso 71

The Clayton Compromise; Mr. J. M. Root's Resolve for Slavery Restriction; Proposition of

Isaac P. Walker of Wisconsin 73

Proposition of Mr. Richard W. Thompson, of Ind.; Slavery excluded from Oregon Territory J8

Mr. Douglas, of Illinois, proposes to extend the

Missouri line of restriction to the Pacific 74

Senate agrees, but House refuses; The Compromise of 1860; Gen. Taylor's recommendations; Gen. Sam Houston's proposition; Henry Clay's plan of Compromise; John Bell's

proposition 15

Objections to Mr. Clay's scheme by Foote of

Miss, and Mason, of Va 76

Ditto by Jefferson Davis of Miss.; Mr. Clay in reply; Messrs. Downs of La., King of Ala., and Butler of S. C, in further opposition to

Mr. Clay , 77

Mr. Foote of Miss, moves a Committee of Thirteen; Mr. Clay reports from said Committee;

Mr. Jefferson Davis's Amendment 78

Mr. Chase of Ohio moves a prohibition of Slavery; The Omnibus defeated as a whole, but passed in separate bills; The Kansas-Nebraska

Struggle n

Mr. Atchison's remarks thereon; President
Pierce protests against the renewal of agita-
tion; Mr. Douglas's first Nebraska Report... 80
He amends his bill; Mr. Chase proposes to au-
thorize the people of Kansas to prohibit Sla-
very therein; Opposed by Messrs. Bell, Doug-
las, etc., and defeated 81

Mr. Clayton's "American" amendment; Mr.
Chase moves that the people of the Territory
be authorized to elect their own Governor;
Defeated by 80 to 10; Mr. Seward's speech

against the bill 82

The Kansas-Nebraska bill passes the Senate... 64

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