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Mr. Webster resigns his Place in Mr. Tyler's Cabinet. — Attempts to draw
public Attention to the projected Annexation of Texas. - Supports Mr.
Clay's Nomination for the Presidency. - Causes of the Failure of that
Nomination. – Mr. Webster returns to the Senate of the United States.
- Admission of Texas to the Union. — The War with Mexico. – Mr.
Webster's Course in Reference to the War. — Death of Major Webster in
Mexico. – Mr. Webster's unfavorable Opinion of the Mexican Govern-
ment. -- Settlement of the Oregon Controversy. – Mr. Webster's Agency
in effecting the Adjustment. — Revival of the Sub-Treasury System and
Repeal of the Tariff Law of 1842. — Southern Tour. — Success of the
Mexican War and Acquisition of the Mexican Provinces. — Efforts in
Congress to organize a Territorial Government for these Provinces. -
Great Exertions of Mr. Webster on the last Night of the Session. — Nomi-
nation of General Taylor, and Course of Mr. Webster in Reference to it.
- A Constitution of State Government adopted by California prohibiting
Slavery. — Increase of Antislavery Agitation. — Alarming State of Affairs.
– Mr. Webster's Speech for the Union. – Circumstances under which it
was made, and Motives by which he was influenced. — General Taylor's
Death, and the Accession of Mr. Fillmore to the Presidency. – Mr. Web-
ster called to the Department of State.
SPEECHES DELIVERED ON VARIOUS PUBLIC OCCASIONS.
22d of February, 1832, that being the Centennial Anniversary of Wash-