Life of Daniel Webster - Vol. 1

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.
CHAPTER I.
1782-1797
.
Birth and Parentage--Boyhood--Early Education--Enters Dartmouth College, 1-25
CHAPTER II.
1797-1801
.
College Life--Rank as a Student--Development and Acquisition 26-46
CHAPTER III.
1801-1807.
Begins the Study of the Law in Salisbury--Teaches a School in Maine--Enters the Office of Mr. Gore, in Boston--Admission to the Bar--Refuses a Lucrative Office --Practises in Boseawen--Death of his Father--Removal to Portsmouth47-80
CHAPTER IV.
1807-1813
.
Removal to Portsmouth--Marriage--The Buckminsters--Mr. Jeremiah Mason-- Birth of a Daughter--The Embargo--Phi Beta Kappa Oration--War of 1812 --The English and French Decrees--Rockingham Memorial--Election to Congress--Resolutions on the alleged Repeal of the French Decrees 81-114
CHAPTER V.
1813-1814
.
Mr. Webster's Life at Portsmouth--Birth of Daniel Fletcher--Great Fire in the Town--Congress of 1813-'14--Resolutions on French Decrees--Military Trials for Treason--Encouragement of Enlistments--Modification of the Embargo-- Repeal of the Restrictive System--Domestic Manufactures--Practice in Supreme Court--Returns Home 115-132
CHAPTER VI.
1814-1815
.
Extraordinary Session of Congress--Burning of the Capitol by the English--Peace Negotiations--The Hartford Convention--A Land Tax--Conscription--Attempt to create a National Bank133-145

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface iii
  • Contents of Volume I xiii
  • Chapter I - 1782-1797 1
  • Chapter II - 1797-1801 26
  • Chapter III - 1801-1807 47
  • Chapter IV - 1807-1813 81
  • Chapter V - 1813-1814 115
  • Chapter VII - 1815-1816 146
  • Chapter VIII - 1816-1819 157
  • Chapter IX - 1820-1822 176
  • Chapter XI - 1824-1825 222
  • Chapter XII - 1825-1826 256
  • Chapter XIII - 1826-1827 282
  • Chapter XIV - 1827-1828 289
  • Chapter XV - 1828-1829 337
  • Chapter XVI - 1829-1830 347
  • Chapter XVII - 1830-1831 386
  • Chapter XVIII - 1831-1832 411
  • Chapter XIX - 1832-1833 429
  • Chapter XX - 1833-1834 470
  • Chapter XXI - 1834-1835 501
  • Chapter XXII 521
  • Chapter XXIII - 1836-18370 540
  • Chapter XXIV - 1837-1838 571
  • Appendix 581
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