Compromise of 1850

Source: Congressional Globe, 31st Congress, 1st Session, 244–47, https://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llcg&fileName=022/llcg022.db&recNum=331. Clay presented his resolutions in a…

Missouri Compromise Act

Source: Statutes at Large, 16th Congress, 1st Session, 545–48. Available at https://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llsl&fileName=003/llsl003.db&recNum=586. An act to…

Speeches on the Removal Power

Source: Register of Debates, Senate, 23rd Congress, First Session (Washington, D.C: Gales and Seaton) 66,…

A General Review of the debate on the Compromise Bills

--excerpts-- Mr. President [of the Senate], I approach now to the question of what the…

Speech on Preserving the Union

Mr. President, I have said that I want to know whether we are bound together…

Speech on the Mexican-American War

The day is dark and gloomy, unsettled and uncertain, like the condition of our country,…

Letter in Support of the War of 1812

The public attention has been drawn to the approaching arrival of the Hornet, as the…

Compromise of 1850

It being desirable, for the peace, concord, and harmony of the Union of these States,…

Speech on President Jackson’s Veto of the Bank Bill in Senate

I HAVE some observations to submit on this question, which I would not trespass on…