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CHAPTER IX.

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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-

ington's Birth-Day.

BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR

OF THE

PUBLIC LIFE

OF

D A N I E L W E B S T E R.

BY

EDWARD EVERETT.

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