The Land and Slavery Question, 1607-1860

The Land and Slavery Question, 1607-1860

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... he must, according to the rule, give twice the value of the property in question, in this case, of himself! However, while he is prosecuting the appeal, which will take at least two years, he can enjoy visiting old friends in Washington. Senator Reverdy Johnson Md. defended the legal aspects of the bill. Sketch of Johnson. Johnson was educated at St. John's College in Maryland. Engaging in the practice of law at Baltimore he soon acquired a high reputation. After a long service in the State Senate, in 1845 he was elected to the United States Senate. While nominally a Whig, he was independent in politics, heartily supporting President Polk in his course in the Mexican War. He was appointed Attorney-General by President Taylor. On the accession of President Fillmore he resigned his position and resumed his law practice, appearing in almost all the celebrated cases in the country, and in one in England. His opposition on principle to the "Know Nothings" led him, with other Whigs, to join with the Democrats in the election of President Buchanan. In 1860 he became a supporter of Senator Douglas for the Presidency. He was active in the movement to conciliate the South on the eve of secession. He reentered the Senate in 1863 and served until 1868. He supported Lincoln's administration, and in 1868 he was appointed minister to Great Britain by President Johnson. In this capacity he negotiated the Johnson-Clarendon treaty for the settlement of the Alabama claims, which, however, was rejected by the Senate. He was so popular in England that the antiBritish sentiment in America forced President Grant for party reasons to recall him in 1869. Although seventy-three years of age, he resumed his law practice, which he continued until more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236962524
  • 9781236962522