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A HISTORY OF THE WORKING OF THE AMERICAN
GOVERNMENT FOR THIRTY YEARS,

FROM 1820 T 0 1850.

Chief LY TAken

FROM THE CONGRESS DEBATES, THE PRIVATE PAPERS OF GENERAL JACKSON,
AND THE SPEECHES OF EX-SENATOR BENTON, WITH HIS
ACTUAL VIEW OF MEN AND AFFAIRS:

WITH

HISTORICAL NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS, AND SOME NOTICES OF EMINENT
DECEASED COTEMPORARIES.

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CONTENTS OF WOLUME II.

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XXXIV.

XXXV.

XXXVI.

Mr. Clay's Resolution in Favor of Resum-

ing Banks, and Mr. Benton's Remarks

upon it - - - - - - -

Resumption by the Pennsylvania United

States Bank; and others which followed

her lead . . - - - - -

Proposed Annexation of Texas—Mr. Pres-

ton's Motion and Speech—Extracts -

Debate between Mr. Clay and Mr. Cal-

houn, Personal and Political, and lead-

ing to Expositions and Windications of

Public Conduct which belong to His-

tory - - - - - - -

Debate between Mr. Clay and Mr. Cal-

houn—Mr. Clay's Speech—Extracts -

Debate between Mr. Clay and Mr. Calhoun

—Mr. Calhoun's Speech—Extracts .

Debate between Mr. Clay and Mr. Calhoun

—Rejoinders by each - - - -

Independent Treasury, or, Divorce of

Bank and State—Passed in the Senate

Lost in the House of Representa-
tives - - - - - - -

Public Lands—Graduation of Price—Pre-

emption System—Taxation when Sold .

Specie Basis for Banks—One-third of the

Amount of Liabilities the Lowest Safe

Proportion—Speech of Mr. Benton on

the Recharter of the District Banks .

The North and the South—Comparative

Prosperity—Southern Discontent—Its

True Cause - - - - -

Progress of the Slavery Agitation—Mr. Cal-

houn's Approval of the Missouri Compro-

mise - - - - - - -

Death of Commodore Rodgers, and Notice

of his Life and Character . . - -

Anti-duelling Act . - - - -

Slavery Agitation in the House of Repre-

sentatives, and Retiring of Southern

Members from the Hall - - -

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