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Suffice it to say, in conclusion, that the lucid explanations made; the statesmanlike views expressed; the startling facts presented; the hidden plots disclosed; and the vital importance of the subject altogether, certainly makes this secret history of the rebellion one of the most valuable and interesting contributions to American historical literature ever presented to the public.
ORIGIN OF THE Book. It is written at the Request of the French Con
sul.-The Hartford Convention not the Birthplace of Secession. The Stigma attached to Members of that Body-Transfer of the Odium to
Abolitionism, Page 29–31. SECESSION ODIOUS IN THE SOUTH PRIOR TO 1832.---The Richmond En
quirer of that Year on Secession.—The Editor condemns the Doctrine,
31, 32. THE AUTHOR OF SECESSION, --John C. Calhoun the Author of Secession.
His ambitious Projects. --The Erostratus of the 19th Century, 32, 33. SECESSION IN 1832,--How General Jackson treated Secessionists in 1832.
_"The Union must and shall be preserved,” 33. JACKSON'S PROCLAMATION.-His conscientious Discharge of his Duties.
The enthusiastic Reception of his Proclamation.-Discomfiture of the
would-be Rebels, 33–36. PASSAGE OF THE FORCE BILL BY CONGRESS.-- Increase of the coercive
Power of the President.--Public Sentiment in favor of strong Measures
against Secession.-The Unconstitutionality of Secession proved, 36, 37. AN ARGUMENT AGAINST DISUNION.-Extract from a Speech of Mr. Botts
in 1860.-The Union perpetual.-The Demon of Democracy at work,
37-46. AN IMPORTANT NOTE.—The Confederate States' Manifesto.-Mr. Rives's
great Speech on the Force Bill. The Tergiversation of Mr. Rives,
47-63. CALHOUN BARELY ESCAPES HANGING.-Determination of General Jack
son to make Treason odious.”—Calhoun saved from the Gallows by Henry Clay. South Carolina seeks Co-operation of her "Sister States"
before making a second Disunion Experiment, 63, 64. SECESSION NOT KILLED. -- The Tariff Question laid aside, and that of
Slavery taken up as the Lever of Agitation.---The Operation of "firing
the Southern Heart" commenced. -Timid Whigs driven into the Ranks
THE WILMOT PROVISO.—The Return of Mr. Clay to the United States
Senate. --The Compromise Measures of 1850 a severe Blow to the
SECESSIONISTS BECOME FILIBUSTERS.—The Expedition to Cuba.--Par-
tial Revival of the African Slave-trade.—The Nicaraguan War.-Lo-
ngs" of the Secessionists.-The Richmond Examiner
HISTORY OF THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE.-Extracts from Mr. Botts's
African. Church Speech in 1856.--The Slavery Question when the