The Whig Party in Pennsylvania - Vol. 1

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INDEX
Adams, Charles Francis, 151
Alberti, George, 185-6, 194
Allegheny county, 107, 154
Allison, J. S., 148, 152
American party: see Know Nothings
Anthracite furnaces, 100
Anti-Masonic party, organized, 11; refuse to cooperate with the National Republicans, 12; maintain independent organization, 16; reject fusion with the Whigs, 18; state convention, 1835-18-19; nominate Harrison for presidency, 1836, 29; oppose national convention, 29; policy in constitutional convention, 35- 41; control coalition with the Whigs, 20, 29, 41, 56, 237; control broken, 54-55; Buckshot War, 49-55; state convention, 1838, 57-58; activity in Whig national convention, 1839, 60- 61; address in 1840, 63-64; resent sneers of Whigs, 68-69; attempts to revive party, 1843, 90-94; persistency of party sentiment, 94, and note
Bailey and Brothers, 231
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 131-132
Bank Act of 1836, 23-28; of 1840, 62-63; of 1841, 69-72; of 1842, 76-77
Bank of Pennsylvania, 76
Bank officials, politics of, 38
Bank of the United States, Jackson's opposition to, 13; question of, 1834, 15-18; obtains state charter, 23-26; suspends specie payment, 62, 69' provision for resuscitation, 70; liquidation, 72; officials accused of bribery, 74; Handy Bribery Investigation, 77-79; effect of failure of, on Whig party, 79
Banks, John, 69, 74
Banks, Nathaniel P., 227
Barker, Mayor of Pittsburgh, 176n., 194
Bedini, Cardinal, 208-9
Beecher, Henry Ward, 229
Berks county, 139, 245
Best, Valentine, 167
Biddle, Nicholas, 23, 70
Bigler, John180
Bigler, William, Democratic nominee for governor, 1851, 180; elected, 190-192; signs bill repealing Act of March 3, 1847, 193; pardons Alberti, 194; gubernatorial candidate, 1854, 210-11; defeated, 215
Binney, Horace, 31n., 243
Birney, James G., 111
Black, Jeremiah S., 215
Bonuses, paid by the banks, 25-27
Brackenridge, H. M., 202
Brewster, Benjamin H., 225n. "Borers", activity of, in bank bribery, 77-79
Brodhead, Daniel M., 77-79
Brodhead, Richard, 177
Broom, Jacob, 198, 215
Brown, David Paul, 31n.
Buchanan, James, "Ten Cent Jimmie", 64; withdraws as presidential candidate, 1843, 92; activity in campaign of 1844, 103; recommended for secretaryship of state by the electoral college, 114-5; tariff of 1846, 121; a former Federalist, 137n.; on slavery in new territory, 139; opposition to leadership by, 143, 194; endorsed for presidency, 1852, 194; not nominated, 197;

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