History Of Kansas; From The First Exploration Of The Mississippi Valley, To Its Admission Into The Union Embracing A Concise Sketch Of Louisiana Ameri by John N. Holloway

History Of Kansas; From The First Exploration Of The Mississippi Valley, To Its Admission Into The…

byJohn N. Holloway

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1868. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLI. QUESTION OF VOTING FOR DELEGATES TO THE LECOMPTON CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. Hon. Robert J. Walker was the son of Judge Walker, one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States, and was born in Pennsylvania, not far from the home of Mr, Buchanan. He studied law under his father, and practiced his profession at Pittsburg, where he married the daughter of Franklin Bache, of Philadelphia, and granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin. He made the first nomination of Mr. Jackson for the Presidency. He early emigrated to Mississippi, where he took an active part in politics; favored the independence of Texas and its annexation to the United States ; but opposed Mr. Calhoun's project of making it all slave territory, taking about the same stand that he did in reference to Kansas that the character of labor in the different States of the Union was determined by climate and not by legislation. He conducted a famous canvass in Mississippi against Poindexter for the United States Senate, upon the issue of nullification. He bitterly denounced disunion in that early day as treason, set forth in the clearest light the relation of a State to the Federal Government, and proudly trinmphed over his powerful competitor. This canvass has no parallel in the history of our country, considering the momentous issue at stake, the talented champions who conducted it, and the universal attention it attracted, unless it be the famous contest in Illinois between Hon. Stephen A. Douglas and Hon. Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Walker occupied a seat in Mr. Folk's Cabinet as Secretary of the Treasury, in which position he distinguished himself for his financial ability, by drawing up and establishing a system of revenue, that reduced duties more than one-half, while it produced upwards of ...

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Title:History Of Kansas; From The First Exploration Of The Mississippi Valley, To Its Admission Into The…Format:PaperbackDimensions:166 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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