Recollection Of Men And Things At Washington; During The Third Of A Century

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byLawrence Augustus Gobright

not yet rated|write a review
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1869. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. MR. FILLMORE TAKES THE OATH OF OFFICE -- CONTINUATION OF THE POLITICAL TROUBLES THE NASHVILLE CONVENTION -- ESTABLISHMENT OF A "SOUTHERN PRESS" THE COMPROMISE PEACE THE GREAT PISTOL SCENE IN THE SENATE -- THE PARTICULARS OF THE QUARREL BETWEEN FOOTE AND BENTON -- THE LAYING OF THE CORNER-STONE OF THE ADDITION TO THE CAPITOL -- MR. WEBSTER'S GREAT ORATION -- MR. FILLMORE'S ORGAN -- RECEPTION OF KOSSUTH -- GRAND DINNER -- DEATH OF HEN RY CLAY -- DEATH OF MR. WEBSTER -- CONVICTION AND SUICIDE OF DR. CHAS. JOHN GARDNER -- CABINET CHANGES, ETC. ON the 10th of July, by pre-arrangement, Mr. Fillmore came to the House of Representatives, and, in the presence of the Senators and Representatives, and the Cabinet, took the President's oath of office, as prescribed by the Constitution, and then returned to the Executive Mansion. During June, of 1850, the Nashville Convention passed strongly-worded resolutions, the twelfth declaring "that in the opinion of this Convention the prevailing controversy should be ended, either by a recognition of the constitutional rights of the Southern people, or by an equitable partition of the territories; that the spectacle of a confederacy of States, involved in quarrels over the fruits of the Mexican War, in RECOLLECTION OF MEN AND THINGS. Ill which the American arms were crowned with glory, is humiliating; that the incorporation of the "Wilmot Proviso, in the offer of settlement -- a proposition which fourteen States regard as disparaging and dishonorable-- is degrading to the country. A termination to this controversy by the disruption of the confederacy, or by the abandonment of the territories to prevent such a result, would be a climax to the shame which attaches to the controversy, which it is the paramount duty of Congr...

Pricing and Purchase Info

$27.95

Out of stock online

From the Publisher

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1869. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. MR. FILLMORE TAKES THE OATH OF OFFICE -- CONTINUATION OF THE POLITICAL TROUBLES THE NASHVILLE CONVENTION -- ESTABLISHMEN...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217540945

ISBN - 13:9780217540940

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Recollection Of Men And Things At Washington; During The Third Of A Century

Reviews