Life of Daniel Webster - Vol. 2

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CHAPTER XXVII. 1840-1841.

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-- MELEOD'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 PRESIDENT'S "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 THE CABINET EXCEPT MR. WEBSTER--HIS REASONS FOR REMAINING--CHANGE OF MINISTRY IN ENGLAND--APPOINTMENT OF MR. EVERETT AS MINISTER TO GREAT BRITAIN--ACQUITTAL OF MCLEOD--MR WEBSTER'S NEW LAW TO MEET SUCH CASES--PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE--SWINDLES BY "MONROE EDWARDS."

GENERAL HARRISON was chosen President of the United States, in November, 1840, by a very great majority. This triumph of the Whigs made it necessary for Mr. Webster to accept the office of Secretary of State. Dur

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Errata. *
  • Contents of Volume Ii. iii
  • Chapter Xxv. 1838-1839. 1
  • Chapter XXVI - 1839-1840. 28
  • Chapter Xxvii. 1840-1841. 47
  • Chapter Xxviii. 1841-1842. 94
  • Chapter Xxix. 1842-1843. 130
  • Chapter Xxx. 1843-1844. 206
  • Chapter Xxxi. 1844-1845. 246
  • Chapter XXXII - 1845-1846. 252
  • Chapter Xxxiii. 1846-1847. 298
  • Chapter Xxxiv. 1847-1848. 313
  • Chapter XXXV - 1848-1849. 350
  • Chapter Xxxvi. 1849-1850. 381
  • Chapter Xxxvii. 1850-1851. 466
  • Chapter XXXVIII - 1851-1852. 566
  • Index. 706
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