Life of Daniel Webster - Vol. 2

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.
CHAPTER XXV. 1838-1830.

Probable Nomination of General Harrison for the Presidency--Proposed Special Mission to Great Britain--Germs of the Treaty of Washington--Mr. Webster goes to England in a Private Capacity--Reception in London--Correspondence with Friends at Home--Agricultural Dinner at Oxford--Journey to the North --Marriage of Miss Webster--Mr. Carlyle's Description of Mr. Webster--Letter of Recollections, by Mr. Kenyon--Visit to Miss Mitford--Parting with Mr. Denison, 1-27

CHAPTER XXVI. 1839-1840.

Nomination of General Harrison for the Presidency--Arrival of Mr. Webster from Europe--Address on English Agriculture--Discussion in the Senate on the Subordination of Races--Outline of a General Bankrupt Law--Death of Nathaniel Ray Thomas--Correspondence with the Thomas Family--The Political Canvass of 1840--Private Correspondence, 28-46

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--McLeod'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 Presidents' "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

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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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