Speech on the Admission of California

DELIVERED IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,TOTAM REMPUBLICAM VOS IN HAC CAUSA TENETIS. The…

The National Interest and the Trent Case

...The British government has rightly conjectured, what it is now my duty to state, that…

The American Doctrine of Nonintervention

This government is profoundly and agreeably impressed with the consideration which the Emperor has manifested…

The Right of a Nation to Defend Its Existence

. . . Reviewing the whole course of the existing administration, I may safely claim…

Letter to William L. Dayton, Ambassador to France

SIR: Your confidential despatch of September 7, No. 342, has been received and carefully considered....…

Letter to William L. Dayton, Ambassador to France

SIR: Every instruction which this government has given to its representatives abroad, since the recent…