Defence of the Republican Party

Defence of the Republican Party : Speech of Hon. Henry Wilson, of Massachusetts, on the President's Message, in the Senate of the United States, December 17, 1856 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Defence of the Republican Party: Speech of Hon. Henry Wilson, of Massachusetts, on the President's Message, in the Senate of the United States, December 17, 1856 Mr. Parsmnm: In the memorable debate of 1830 on Foote's resolution, Mr. Webster, in that magnificent Speech, which won for him the proud title of the ablest defender of the Constitution, Spoke of the Ordinance of 1787 as a meas ure of great foresight and wisdom, which had laid the interdict against personal servitude over the region northwest of the Ohio while it was yet a wilderness, deeper than all local laws or local constitutions. We are accustomed, said he, to praise the lawgivers of antiquity; we help to perpetuate the fame of Solon and Lycur gas; but I doubt whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient or modern, has produced effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character, than the Ordinance of This tribute to the crowning work of the old Congress of the Con federation brought upon him and upon his sec tion of the Union the accusation of making an onset upon the South; of interfering with their domestic institutions; of endangering the rela tion of master and slave. General Hayne, his distinguished opponent, who fought then the first great battle of nullification under the eye of his great leader, Mr. Calhoun, who then presided over the Senate, brought these ccusation into the Senate, and hurled them aga nst Mr. Webster, and against the people of the North. Mr. Web ster met these accusations, these unjust reproach os, with a prompt and emphatic denial. After expressing his surprise that these charges should be brought into the Senate, he said. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 22 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243294409
  • 9780243294404