Life of Daniel Webster - Vol. 1

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CHAPTER XIX. 1832-1833.

NULLIFICATION--CONDUCT OF SOUTH CAROLINA--SPEECH AT WORCESTER IN OCTOBER, 1832-REËLECTION OF GENERAL JACKSON-- MR. CALHOUN'S POSITION--THE PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMATION-- MR. CLAY'S COMPROMISE BILL--THE FORCE BILL--MR. WEBSTER'S VIEWS OF THE PROPER COURSE TO BE PURSUED-- DEBATE WITH MR. CALHOUN ON THE NATURE OF THE GOVERNMENT--PRESIDENT JACKSON'S VISIT TO NEW ENGLAND-- MR. WEBSTER'S VISIT TO THE WEST--GENERAL JACKSON'S SENSE OF MR. WEBSTER'S SERVICES--CORRESPONDPNCE. MR. WEBSTER was well advised, when, at the dinner given to him in New York, in March, 1831, he intimated that the crisis of nullification was not wholly passed by. Congress met in December, 1831, and adjourned in March, 1832, without surrendering the policy of protection, and without renouncing the constitutional power to lay duties of discrimination for the purpose of fostering American manufactures. Notwithstanding the general acceptance of the views maintained by Mr. Webster in the debate of 1830, concerning the nature of the Constitution, many of the statesmen, and a majority of the people of South Carolina, adhered with unshaken pertinacity to the conviction that a State can constitutionally and rightfully arrest the operation of an act of Congress within her own limits, when she believes that it transcends the powers of Congress. Events were now to bring this doctrine to the test of an actual collision; and, according as that collision should be met by the


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