Reminiscences of Public Men, with Speeches and Addresses. 2D Series Volume 3

Reminiscences of Public Men, with Speeches and Addresses. 2D Series Volume 3

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...Adams and Clay. They were denounced as corrupt and disgraced. It became almost an unpardonable offence to defend Adams. Judge Earle continued an Adams man till 1827. He was then neutral. This Jackson mania continued till 1828, when the agitators in South Carolina turned their attention to the Tariff. Although-violent in their opposition to the Tariff, they were warmly in favor of General Jackson, who voted for the Tariff of 1824 and was avowedly a Tariff candidate. In the summer of 1823 there were numerous antiTariff meetings held throughout the State, as I have before said. At these meetings McDutfie, Harper, Hayne, Hamilton and other leading men addressed the people in the most exciting terms. The Tariff was-rep resented as being destructive of the Southern States. It was called a system of robbery and plunder. Resolutions were passed pledging the meetings not to purchase any Northern manufactures or Kentucky horses. All dressed themselves in homespun. The members of Congress returned to Washington dressed in homespun. But their patriotism was short lived. They, who were first to set the example, were, in many instances, the first to break it. President Henry, of the South Carolina College, sent back to a merchant in Columbia a piece of Northern homespun, purchased by Mrs. Henry. McDufl'ie pulled off his broadcloth coat and gave it to his servant. sayingit was fit only for the livery of slaves. I saw Judge Huger refuse to eat Irish potatoes because they were from the North. General Thompson said he would live on snow birds, and walk round the circuit on foot rather than eat Kentucky pork or ride Kentucky horses! The Legislature met in November, 1828, and the Tariff was discussed two weeks. Parties were just be. ginning to be...
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236808460
  • 9781236808462