Life of Daniel Webster - Vol. 2

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CHAPTER XXIX. 1842-1843.

WHIG OPPOSITION TO MR. WEBSTER'S CONTINUANCE IN THE CABINET--VISIT TO MARSHFIELD IN AUGUST--NOMINATION OF MR. CLAY FOR THE PRESIDENCY, BY THE WHIGS OF A MASSACHUSETTS --COVERT ATTACK ON MR. WEBSTER--VINDICATES HIMSELF IN FANEUIL HALL-RETURNS TO WASHINGTON--DEPARTURE OF LORD ASHBURTON--RECEPTION OF THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON IN ENGLAND--MISUNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE RIGHT OF SEARCH --THE TREATY IN PARLIAMENT--VOTE OF THANKS TO LORD ASHBURTON--DISPOSAL OF THE RIGHT OF SEARCH--THE FRANKLIN MAP--THE OREGON BOUNDARY--A SPECIAL MISSION TO ENGLAND CONSIDERED--MR. EVERETT DECLINES THE MISSION TO CHINA--ORIGIN AND PLAN OF THE CHINESE MISSION-- RECEPTION OF THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON ON THE CONTINENT OF EUROPE--DISSATISFACTION OF GENERAL CASS--HIS COURSE IN REGARD TO THE TREATY, AND THE RIGHT OF SEARCH-- OFFICIAL REBUKE--PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN GENERAL CASS AND MR. WEBSTER--SURVEY OF THE NORTHEASTERN BOUNDARY.

THE Treaty of Washington had scarcely been signed-- indeed, it had not been signed--when the clamor for Mr. Webster's resignation broke forth anew, on the part of a portion of the Whig press. The ostensible reason assigned for this demand was what were called his "disparaging connections;" meaning his official connections with President Tyler. A party newspaper published in Boston, and accounted the organ of the Whigs in that region, was foremost in this movement, the design of which was to in-

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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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