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PAGE ABOLITION Conv. at Warsaw, N. Y., 1839. . 12 BELL, John, of Tennessee, nominee of the ABOLITIONISTS (Garrisonians) for Disunion. 173

Union party for President, 1860..

29 His Compromise Proposition..

75 ACCEPTANCE of Presidential candidates.... 210

His letter accepting the nomination for Presi

dent... ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS, of Massachusetts,

218 President Buffalo Convention, 1848; Nominee of

BENJAMIN, JUDAH P., of Louisiana, on Popdo. for Vice-President.... 17 ular Sovereignty

194 Adams, GOVERNOR, of South Carolina, re

His opinion of Douglas..

196 commends in a Message the reopening of the Afri. BIRNEY, JAMES G., of Michigan, Abolition can Slave-Trade.. 208 candidate for President in 1840...

12 ADAMS, John, of Massachusetts, chosen

Liberty Party candidate for President in 1844.. 14 President 1796–7: Reëlection defeated 1800-1.... 9 BONHAM, MILLIDGE L., of South Carolina, ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY, of Massachusetts,

for Dissolution....

172 elected President 1824 ; defeated candidate for Boyd, LINN, of Kentucky, defeated for do. 1828... 10 Vice-President by Democratic Convention, 1856..

24 ALLEN, CHARLES, of Massachusetts, offers

BRECKINRIDGE, JOHN C., of Kentucky, Resolve in Whig National Convention, 1848....... 15

nominated Vice-President by Democratic ConAMERICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION, 1856.... 23 vention, 1856..

Elected Vice-President 1856.

22 AMERICAN NATIONAL COUNCIL, 1856...... 23

Speech on General Politics at Frankfort Ky.,

in 1859... ANTI-MASONIC NATIONAL CONVENTIONS of

149

Gives casting vote against Free Homestead bill 187 1830 and 1831.

10
Accepts nomination for Presidency.

211 ANTI-SLAVERY ORDINANCE of 1784. 51 Bronson, Judge GREENE C., on Slavery, ANTI-SLAVERY ORDINANCE of 1787.

52 letter affirming Slavery to exist only by positive

law... Ashmun, GEORGE, of Massachusetts, Presi

208 dent Republican National Convention, 1860.

26 BROWN, AARON V., of Tennessee, de

feated for Vice-President in Democratic Conven. ATCHISON, DAVID R., of Missouri, beaten

tion 1856..... for Vice-President in Democratic Convention, 1852

24 20 Banks, NATHANIEL P., of Massachusetts,

BUCHANAN, JAMES, of Pennsylvania, beaten defeated for Vice-President in Rep. Conv., 1956...

for President in Democratic Convention, 1844.... 22

13 Supported for Vice-President in Republican Na

Beaten for President in Democratic Conventional Convention, 1860.

28
tion, 1848....

16

Nominated for President by Democratic ConBATES, EDWARD, of Missouri, President

vention, 1856..

24 Whig National Convention, 1856...

25 Elected President of the United States, 1856. Candidate for President before Republican Con

Message on Lecompton..

113 vention, 1860.. 27 Special message on do..

117 Letter to the Missouri delegates to the Republi

Veto of Homestead bill.

191 can Convention..

198 His letter in support of Lincoln and Hamlin..

BURR, Aaron, chosen Vice-President,
199
1800-1..

9 BARBOUR, PHILIP P., of Virginia, beaten for Vice-President.

10 BUTLER, WILLIAM O., of Kentucky, Demo

cratic nominee and defeated candidate for ViceBARBOUR, JAMES, of Virgịnia, President first National Republican Convention....

President, 1848.

16

Defeated for President and Vice-President in Presidert Whig National Convention, 1839..... 12

Democratic National Convention, 1852...... 20 BARNBURNERS of New York retire from De.

CALHOUN, JOHN C., of South Carolina, mocratic National Convention.

16

elected Vice-President in 1824, and reelected in Nominate Van Buren and Dodge for President

1828....

10 and Vice-President.

17 BARTLETT, G. B., of Kentucky, President

CAMBRELENG, C. C., of N. Y. on Slavery... 204 American National Council, 1856.

23 CAMERON, Gen. Simon, of Pennsylvania, BAYARD, JAMES A., of Delaware, defeated

candidate for President before Republican Nafor Vice-President in Democratic Convention, 1856

tional Convention, 1860

27 24 Presides over Seceders' Convention at Charles- CAMPBELL, LEWIS D., of Ohio, offers a reton...

solve in Whig National Convention, 1848. ..... 15

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PAGS CARROLL, Gov. WILLIAM, of Tennessee,

Fourth Democratic National Convention, 1844 .. 13 President of the third Democratic National Con

Fifth Democratic National Convention, 1843 .. 16 vention, 1840.... 12 Sixth Democratic National Convention, 1852

20

Seventh Democratic National Convention, 1856 . 24 Cass, Gen, LEWIS, of Michigan, beaten for

Eighth Democratic National Convention, 1860 29 President in Democratic Convention, 1844,

13 Democratic nomineee for President, 1848

Mr. Avery's (N. C.) Majority Report, from Com;

mittee on Platform; Mr. H. B. Payne's Mibeaten for President, 1848..

16

nority Report from Committee on Platform; Beaten for President in Democratic Conven

Senator Wm. Bigler's Compromise proposition 30 tion, 1852....

20

Mr. Avery's amended Majority Report ; Mr. Beaten for President in Democratic Conven

Avery's remarks in favor of same; Mr. H. B. tion, 1856...

24
Payne of Ohio in reply

81 Nicholson Letter on Popular Sovereignty

179 His extracts from Breckinridge, Orr, and SteCHAPMAN, Gen. John G., of Maryland,

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

32 President, Whig National Convention, 1852.....

port.. 18

Minority Report adopted, 165 to 138; Alabama CHASE, SALMON P., of Ohio, candidate for

protests and withdraws.

88 President before Republican National Conven

Mississippi withdraws

34 tion, 1860....

27 South Carolina, Florida, and Texas withdraws... 36 Proposes to 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

89 for Vice-President in Republican National Con

Fruitless ballots (57) for President; Adjournment vention, 1860

28

to Baltimore; The Seceders at Charleston ; SeCLAY, 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 RichHarrisburg, 1839. Defeated for President in

mond June 11; They finally adopt Breckin13

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 MinneCLINGMAN, THOMAS L., of North Carolina,

sota, moves to lay on table ; Previous question for Dissolution....

172
defeated..

43 CLINTON, DE WITT, defeated for President

Proposition of Mr. S. E. Church, of New-York;
9
Report of Committee on Credentials

44 CLINTON, GEORGE, chosen Vice-President,

Minority Report of do. ; Admission of Douglas 1804.

45
Delegates from Louisiana and Alabama ....
9

Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland
COCHRANE, John, of New-York, presents

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 proCRAWFORD, MARTIN J., for Dissolution 172

test....

47 CRAWFORD, WILLIAM H., of Georgia, beaten DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM (Davis's Resoluin Democratic Caurus for President in 1816;

tions), adopted by the United States Senate, affirmDemocratic 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, suption..

172

ported for President in Democratic National ConCUSHING, Gen. CALEB, of Massachusetts,

veution, 1860.

41 President of Democratic National Convention, 1860..

Dix, Gen. JOHN A., advocates Freedom 29

for the Territories in the United States,.. Retires from the chair at Baltimore

207 Presides over the Seceders' Convention at Bal

DISUNION Avowed by Southern Statesmen 48

in the event of the election of a Republican PresiDALLAS, GEORGE M., of Pennsylvania, nomi- dent.

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

13

DOBBIN, JAMES C., of North Carolina, beaten DAVIS, GARRETT, of Kentucky, defeated for for Vice-President in Democratic National ConvenPresident in the American National Convention... 23

tion, 1856.....

24 DAVIS JEFFERSON, of Mississippi, supported, DODGE, Gen. Henry, of Wisconsin, nomi1860, for President in National Democratic Con

nated for Vice-President by New-York Radicals in vention

41
1848, but declined...

17
His resolutions as they passed the Senate...
Davis, John, of Massachusetts, defeated for

DONELSON, ANDREW J., of Tennessee, nomi

23 Vice-President in Whig National Convention, 1844. 13

nated for Vice-President by American Convention.

Indorsed by Whig National Convention, 1856 ... 25 DAVIS, John W., of Indiana, President Democratic National Convention, 1852....

20 DOUGLAS, STEPHEN A., of Illinois, beaten

for President in Democratic Convention, 1852... 20 DAYTON, WILLIAM L., of New-Jersey, Re

Beaten for President in Democratic Convenpublican nominee for Vice-President, 1856; de

tion, 1856...

24 feated therefor....

22
Nominated at Baltimore in 1860

4S DEJARNETTE, 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 Sothrough Legislative resolves in 1820....

62
vereignty in the Territories....

132 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,

159 viso

proposing a Sudition Law.. 201

He tells what Popular Sovereignty has done for DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTIONS.---First

Slavery.

169 at Baltimore in 1832... 10 Accepts Nomination for Presidency.

212 Second at Baltimore in 1835

11 Extract from Speech in favor of Missouri ComThird Democratic National Convention, 1840.... 12

promiso

215

47

timore....

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PAGE Downs, SOLOMON U., of Louisiana, beaten

Whig nominee for Vice-President, 1818

15 for Vice-President in Democratic Convention,

Elected Vice-President, 1848....

16 1852...

Defeated for President in Whig National Con20 vention, 1852.....

18 EVERETT, EDWARD, of Massachusetts, Union

American nominee for President in 1856.

23 candidate for Vice-President in 1860....

Indorsed by Whig National Convention in 1856. 25

29 His views on Slavery-His“ Knapsack" Speech

His views on Slavery-Buffalo Letter of 1838, and Albany Speech of 1856....

202 in Congress--Replies of Messrs. Mitchell, Randolph and Cambreleng-Mr. Everett on Geo

His Letter to New York Union Meeting, 1860.. 203 graphical Parties—Later Views on Slavery, in Letters of 1837 and '39....

FITZPATRICK, BENJAMIN, of Alabama, beaten 204

for Vice-President in Democratic Convention of His Acceptance of the Nomination for Vice.

1856... President of the United States.,

24 214 Nominated by Democratic Convention, 1860.

48 His views on the Sumner Outrage..

215
Declines the Nomination..

213 ELLMAKER, Amos, of Pennsylvania, Anti- FLOURNOY, FRANCIS B., of Arkansas, temMasonic candidate for Vice-President, 1832.... 10 porary Chairman of Democratic National Con

vention, 1860.

29 ELECTION RETURNS IN DETAIL, of all the Presidential Elections since 1836..

216 FLOYD, JOHN, of Virginia, supported by Aggregate vote by States, for President, from

South Carolina for President, 1832..

11 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.

Mr. Grow's Ten-Year proposition defeated in 234 the House....

184 Congress, 1858...

248 California vote for President..

Mr. Grow introduces another bill which is 237 passed in the House....

185 Governor, 1859.

248

The Senate refused to act upon it..
Connecticut vote for President..

187 223

Mr. Grow introduces another in 1860, which Governor, 1960

240 Delaware vote for President.

passes the House...

188 224 Rejected by the Senate..

189 Governor, 1858.

240 Florida vote for President...

A compromise bill agreed upon.

190 238 Vetoed by the President.

191 Congress, 1858..

248

Veto sustained by the Senate...
Georgia vote for President...

193
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..

13 Legislature, 1858

247 Indiana vote for President.

222 FREMONT, Col. John C., of California, ReCongress, 1858. 246 publican nominee for President, 1856..

22 Iowa vote for President.. 237 Defeated for President, 1856...

23 Governor, 1859.. 247 Declines a re-nomination, 1560...

28 Kentucky vote for President,

238 GARTRELL, LUCIUS J., of Georgia, for disCongress, 1859..

244 Louisiana vote for President..

solution, 232

172 Congress, 1859...

243 GEORGIA LEGISLATURE censures Senator Maine vote for President..

216

Berrien for voting to confirm Mr. Everett as Min-
Governor, 1859..

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, 1959. 240 Defeated for Vice-President, 1852...

22 Michigan vote for President....

221

GRANGER, FRANCIS, of New York, PresiChief Justice, 1859.

246 Minnesota vote for Governor, 1859.

dent Anti-Masonic National Convention, 24S

10 Missouri vote for President.

12 285

Beaten for Vice-President, 1836.
Congress, 1858.

245 GUTHRIE, JAMES, of Kentucky, supported Mississippi vote for President..

229

for President in National Democratic ConvenGovernor, 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..

HAMLIN, HANNIBAL, of Maine, nominated

219 Sec. State, Controller, etc.,

for Vice-President by Republican National Con1859.... 240 vention, 1860....

23 North Carolina vote for President.

Renounces the Democratic party in the U. S. 230

Senate....
Congress, 1859.
242

209 Ohio vote for President....

218
Accepts nomination for Vice-President.

211 " Governor, 1859.

245. HARRISON, Gen. WILLIAM H., of Obio, nomOregon vote for Congress, 1559..

2:17
inated and defeated for President in 1836.

12 Pennsylvania vote for President.

223

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, supportSouth Carolina chooses Electors and Governor

ed for Vice-President in Republican Convention, by Legislature..... 248 1860....

29 Tennessee vote for President...

231 Congress, 1859.

Houston, Gen. Sam, of Texas, supported

244
Texas vote for President..

238
for President in Union Convention, 1860..

29 Congress, 1859.

243 HUNTE?, Robert M. T., of Virginia, supVermont vote for President...

217

ported for President by Democratic National ConGovernor, 1859...

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 for Vice-President in Whig Convention, 1844..... 13 Reëlected President in 1832..

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Johnson, ANDREW, of Tennessee, supported MARSH, EPHRAIM, of New-Jersey, President for President in National Democratic Convention : 41 American National Convention.....

23 OHNSON, HERSCHEI 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 FREEDOM
Nominated for Vice-President by Democratic
National Committee, 1860....

48

through Legislative Resolves; Whigs of Massa

chusetts for freedom.. Speech on Slavery in the Territories in 1848 ... 168

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, 1856.

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, beatJOHNSON, 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 PresiKILLINGER, 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 DissoConvention, 1856.....

23
lution

172 KING, LEICESTER, of Ohio, President of Lib

MORGAN, WILLIAM, revealer of Masonic Seerty 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

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

REPUBLICAN (CLAY)

(CLAY) CONTENdent of the Republican National Convention, 1856. 22

tions, at Baltimore, 1831; at Washington, 1832... 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 TERBaltimore 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 TerritoPresident in American National Convention, 1856. 23

ries in 1820,.

60 Ditto in 1847-8-9..

206 LAWRENCE, ABBOTT, 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

217 lution..

dom, Address reported by James Brooks... 172

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, FR

FRANCIS

cis J., of Pennsylvania, Slavery in Territories., Abolition candidate for Vice-President, 1840..... 12

ORDINANCE of 1787 (Dane's) prohibiting
LETCHER, JOHN
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 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, of Illinois, defeated for Vice-President in Republican Convention, 1856...

22 0910 DECLARES FOR FREEDOM through LegisNominated for President by Republican Conven

lative Resolves...

: 208 tion, 1860.. 28 PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE

FREE
Speech at Springfield, Ill., 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 ConvenBirthday Festival; Letter to Dr. Canisius on tion, 1852...

20 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 1818, and reëlected in 1812....

9
tion, 1852....

2C MAINE DEMOCRACY FOR THE WILMOT PRO

PINCKNEY, CHARLES C., of South Carolina, viso.

201

beaten for Vice-President, 1800; also for President MẠNGUM, WILLIE P., of North Carolina, sup

in 1804 and 1808.....

g 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; Nationfor President in Dem. National Convention, 1852. 20 al Republican Platform....

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No Platform adopted by second Democratic

Convention; no Platform adopted by Whig
Convention at Harrisburg, 1839; First Demo-

cratic National Platform, 1840.
Whig National Platform, 1844...
Democratic National Platform, 1844
Liberty Party Platform, 1844
No Platform adopted openly by Whig Con-

vention, 1843.
Democratic National Platform, 1848...
tituant Buffalo Free Soil Platform, 1848..

Whig National Platform, 1852...
Democratic National Platform, 1852,
Free Democratic Platform, 1852....
Republican National Platform, 1856.
American National Platform, 1856....
Democratic National Platform, 1856.
Whig National Platform, 1856...
Republican National Platform, 1860....
Constitutional Union Party Platform, 1860.
Dennocratic (Douglas) Platform of 1860...
Addition thereto by Baltimore Convention.
Seceders' Platform adopted at Charleston.....
The same readopted by the Seceders' (Breckin.

ridge) Convention at Baltimore.. POLK, JAMES K., of Tennessee, nominated

for and elected President, 1844. POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY IN THE TERRITORIES,

invented by Gen, Lewis Cass, in his Nicholson

Letter.. PROHIBITION OF SLAVERY IN THE TERRITO

ries : Letter of Martin Van Buren thereon... PUGH, JAMES L., of Alabama, for Dissolu

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SLAVERY EXTENSION or RESTRICTION, History of the struggle for....

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

nies.....
Slavery under the Confederation..
Jefferson's Ordinance of 1784, providing for the

Government of the Territories and the exclu.

sion of Slavery therefrom.....
Yeas and Nays thereon in Continental Congress
Ordinance of 1787, prohibiting Slavery in the

North-west Territory.
The Federal Constitution on Slavery
Constitutional Amendments affecting Slavery ;

Cessions of Territory by Slave States; Early

attempts to override the Ordinance of '87 Reports of John Randolph of Va., and Franklin

of N. O., in opposition thereto; The first Mis

souri Struggle... Slavery Restriction proposed by Gen. James

Tallmadge of N. Y.; Proposition sustained by
the House ; Remarks thereon by Mr. T. Fuller

of Mass....
Remarks of Gen. Tallmadge of N. Y..
Reply of Mr. Scott of Mo....
Restriction negatived in the Senate...
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...
Resolves of Legislature of N, Y., in favor of

Slavery Restriction...
Resolves of N. J. and Pa.....
Resolves of Delaware; Counter Resolves of

Kentucky Legislature; Compromise proposed

by the Senate.. Adopted in the Senate, and Bill passed; House

refuses to concur.. Senate asks a Conference.. Compromise finally carried in the House by 90

Yeas (14 only from Free States) to 87 Nays

(all from Free States)...... The third Missouri Struggle; Enlargement of

Missouri in 1836; Annexation of Texas. Address of John Q. Adams and other Whig

members against such Annexation... Mr. Calhoun's dispatch to Mr. King; Mr. John

P. Hale proposes a division of Texas, Annexation project of Milton Brown of Tenn.;

Adopted, Yeas 118, Nays 101; Proposition of

Mr. Foster of Tenn....
Annexation carried in Senate, 26 to 25; The

Wilmot Proviso..
The Clayton Compromise ; Mr. J. M. Root's Re-

solve for Slavery Restriction; Proposition of

Isaac P. Walker of Wisconsin.
Proposition of Mr. Richard W. Thompson, of

Ind.; Slavery excluded from Oregon Terri

tory... Mr. Douglas, of Illinois, proposes to extend the

Missouri line of restriction to the Pacific, Senate agrees, but House refuses ; The Compro

mise of 1850; Gen. Taylor's recommendations ; Gen. Sam Houston's proposition; Henry Clay's plan of Compromise; John Bell's

proposition.
Objections to Mr. Clay's scheme by Foote of

Miss. and Mason, of Va...
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.
Mr. Foote of Miss, moves a Committee of Thir-

teen; Mr. Clay reports from said Committee;

Mr. Jefferson Davis's Amendment..
Mr. Chase of Ohio moves a prohibition of Sla-

very; The Omnibus defeated as a whole, but
passed in separate bills; The Kansas-Nebraska

Struggle....
Mr. Atchison's remarks thereon; President

Pierce protests against the renewal of agitation; Mr. Douglas's first Nebraska Report... He amends his bill; Mr. Chase proposes to au

thorize the people of Kansas to prohibit Slavery therein; Opposed by Messrs. Bell, Doug.

las, etc., and defeated... Mr. Clayton's " American" amendment; Mr.

Chase moves that the people of the Territory
be authorized to elect their own Governor;
Defeated by 30 to 10; Mr. Seward's speech

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

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QUITMAN, Gen. JOHN A., of Mississippi,

beaten for Vice-President in Democratic Convention, 1848.

16 Beaten for Vice-President in Democratic Convention, 1856....

24 ANDOLPH, John, of Virginia, on Everett, 204 Raynor KENNETH, of North Carolina, de

feated for President in American Convention, 1856....

23 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION, 1856 22 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION, 1860 26 REVOLUTION PROPOSED by William L. Yancey..

173 Rives, WM. C., of Virginia, defeated for

Vice-President in Democratic National Conven. tion.....

12 Rush, RICHARD, beaten for Vice-President in 1829..

10 Rusk, Gen. THOMAS J., of Texas, beaten

for Vice-President in Democratic National Con

vention, 1852... Scott, Gen. WINFIELD, of New-York, defeated for President at Harrisburg, 1839.

12 Defeated for President in Whig Convention, 1848...

15 Nominated for President, 1852...

18 Letter accepting nomination for President, 1852...

19 Defeated for President, 1852..

22 SECEDERS' CONVENTION at Charleston, and Platform...

41 SECEDERS' CONVENTION at Baltimore nomi.

nates John C. Breckinridge for President, and Gen. Joseph Lane for Vice-President....

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

for President before National Republican Convention, 10...

27 His · Irrepressible Conflict " Speech at Rochester....

160 SERGEANT, John, of Pennsylvania, beaten for Vice-President in 1832..

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

13 SINGLETON, OTHO R., of Mississippi, for Dissolution

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