Probable Nomination of General Harrison for the Presidency--Proposed Special Mission to Great Britain--Germs of the Treaty of Washington--Mr. Webster goes to England in a Private Capacity--Reception in London--Correspondence with Friends at Home--Agricultural Dinner at Oxford--Journey to the North --Marriage of Miss Webster--Mr. Carlyle's Description of Mr. Webster--Letter of Recollections, by Mr. Kenyon--Visit to Miss Mitford--Parting with Mr. Denison, 1-27
Nomination of General Harrison for the Presidency--Arrival of Mr. Webster from Europe--Address on English Agriculture--Discussion in the Senate on the Subordination of Races--Outline of a General Bankrupt Law--Death of Nathaniel Ray Thomas--Correspondence with the Thomas Family--The Political Canvass of 1840--Private Correspondence, 28-46
Election of President Harrison--Mr. Webster invited to become Secretary of State --Our Relations with Great Britain--Danger of War--Motives for accepting the State Department--Close of Mr. Van Buren's Administration--Selection of a Senator to succeed Mr. Webster--His Resignation of his Seat--Vindicated by Mr. Clay--Attitude of the Northeastern Boundary Question--State of Feeling in England--The Case of the Caroline--McLeod's Arrest and Indictment--Instructions to the Attorney-General--Death of President Harrison--Continuation of the Harrison Cabinet under President Tyler--Answer to the Demand for McLeod's Release--Extraordinary Session of Congress--The Question of a Bank--The Presidents' "Veto" of the Bank Bill--Separation of the Whigs from President Tyler--Mr. Webster's Opinions on the Bank Question-- Proposed "Fiscal Corporation"--Attacks on the President--Resignation of all
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Publication information: Book title: Life of Daniel Webster. Volume: 2. Contributors: George Ticknor Curtis - Author. Publisher: D. Appleton and Company. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1870. Page number: iii.
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