Life of Daniel Webster - Vol. 2

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CHAPTER XXXVII. 1850-1851.

SECOND PERIOD OF SERVICE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE--DOMESTIC PERILS OF THIS ERA--PASSAGE OF THE "COMPROMISE MEASURES"--ADJOURNMENT OF CONGRESS--RECONCILIATION OF MR. WEBSTER WITH MR. DICKINSON--VISIT TO MASSACHUSETTS AND NEW HAMPSHIRE--STATE OF OPINION IN NEW ENGLAND--CORRESPONDENCE WITH FRIENDS--UNDERTAKES TO CONVINCE THE WHOLE COUNTRY OF ITS DUTY IN REGARD TO THE LATE SETTLEMENT--EFFORTS AND EXERTIONS--SUCCESSFUL RESULTS ABOUT TO APPEAR--PUBLIC JOURNEY THROUGH NEW YORK--VISIT TO VIRGINIA--DELIVERS AN ADDRESS AT THE LAYING OF THE CORNER-STONE OF THE CAPITOL EXTENSION--CHARACTER OF HIS DEVOTION TO THE CONSTITUTION--DIPLOMATIC AND OFFICIAL DUTIES OF THIS PERIOD--THE HÜLSEMANN LETTER--CENTRAL AMERICA, THE SHIP-CANAL, AND RELATIONS WITH ENGLAND-- THE TEHUANTEPEC RAILROAD, AND CONTROVERSIES WITH MEXICO --BOUNDARIES OF TEXAS--EXCESSES AT NEW ORLEANS--INTERVENTION FOR PRISONERS TAKEN IN CUBA AT THE TIME OF THE LOPEZ EXPEDITION--THE CASE OF THRASHER, AN AMERICAN CITIZEN CONVICTED IN CUBA OF TREASON AGAINST THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT--KOSSUTH'S DETENTION IN TURKEY, AND OFFER TO BRING HIM AND HIS COMPANIONS TO THE UNITED STATES--SOCIAL GRIEVANCE OF A FOREIGN MINISTER IN WASHINGTON.

THE second period of Mr. Webster's service in the Department of State, unlike the first, was marked by no extraordinary dangers in our foreign relations. It was the peril to which the internal peace of the country was exposed, that caused the anxiety and the dread of labor which are expressed

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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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