The Works of Daniel Webster Volume I

The Works of Daniel Webster Volume I

by George W. Gordon, James W. Paige

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CHAPTER I. xiii
Former Editions of the Works of Mr. Webster, and Plan of
this Edition.--Parentage and Birth.--First Settlements
in the Interior of New Hampshire.--Establishment of his
Father at Salisbury.--Scanty Opportunities of Early
Education.--First Teachers, and recent Letter to Master
Tappan.--Placed at Exeter Academy.--Anecdotes while
there.--Dartmouth College.--Study of the Law at
Salisbury.--Residence at Fryeburg in Maine, and
Occupations there.--Continuance of the Study of the Law
at Boston, in the Office of Hon. Christopher
Gore.--Admission to the Bar of Suffolk,
Massachusetts.--Commencement of Practice at Boscawen,
New Hampshire.--Removal to Portsmouth.--Contemporaries
in the Profession.--Increasing Practice.

CHAPTER II. xxxiii
Entrance on Public Life.--State of Parties in
1812.--Election to Congress.--Extra Session of
1813.--Foreign Relations of the Country.--Resolutions
relative to the Berlin and Milan Decrees.--Naval
Defence.--Reelected to Congress in 1814.--Peace with
England.--Projects for a National Bank.--Mr. Webster's
Course on that Question.--Battle of New Orleans.--New
Questions arising on the Return of Peace.--Course of
Prominent Men of Different Parties.--Mr. Webster's
Opinions on the Constitutionality of the Tariff
Policy.--The Resolution to restore Specie Payments
moved by Mr. Webster.--Removal to Boston.

CHAPTER III. xlviii
Professional Character particularly in Reference to
Constitutional Law.--The Dartmouth College Case argued
at Washington in 1818.--Mr. Ticknor's Description of
that Argument.--The Case of Gibbons and Ogden in
1824.--Mr. Justice Wayne's Allusion to that Case in
1847.--The Case of Ogden and Saunders in 1827.--The
Case of the Proprietors of the Charles River
Bridge.--The Alabama Bank Case.--The Case relative to
the Boundary between Massachusetts and Rhode
Island.--The Girard Will Case.--The Case of the
Constitution of Rhode Island.--General Remarks on Mr.
Webster's Practice in the Supreme Court of the United
States.--Practice in the State Courts.--The Case of
Goodridge,--and the Case of Knapp.

CHAPTER IV. lx
The Convention to revise the Constitution of
Massachusetts.--John Adams a Delegate.--Mr. Webster's
Share in its Proceedings.--Speeches on Oaths of Office,
Basis of Senatorial Representation, and Independence of
the Judiciary.--Centennial Anniversary at Plymouth on
the 22d of December, 1820.--Discourse delivered by Mr.
Webster.--Bunker Hill Monument, and Address by Mr.
Webster on the Laying of the Corner-Stone, 17th of
June, 1825.--Discourse on the Completion of the
Monument, 17th of June, 1843.--Simultaneous Decease of
Adams and Jefferson on the 4th of July, 1826.--Eulogy
by Mr. Webster in Faneuil Hall.--Address at the Laying
of the Corner-Stone of the New Wing of the
Capitol.--Remarks on the Patriotic Discourses of Mr.
Webster, and on the Character of his Eloquence in
Efforts of this Class.

CHAPTER V. lxxii
Election to Congress from Boston.--State of
Parties.--Meeting of the Eighteenth Congress.--Mr.
Webster's Resolution and Speech in favor of the
Greeks.--Argument in the Supreme Court in the Case of
Gibbons and Ogden.--Circumstances under which it was
made.--Speech on the Tariff Law of 1824.--A complete
Revision of the Law for the Punishment of Crimes
against the United States reported by Mr. Webster, and
enacted.--The Election of Mr. Adams as President of the
United States.--Meeting of the Nineteenth Congress, and
State of Parties.--Congress of Panama, and Mr.
Webster's Speech on that Subject.--Election as a
Senator of the United States.--Revision of the Tariff
Law by the Twentieth Congress.--Embarrassments of the
Question.--Mr. Webster's Course and Speech on this
Subject.

CHAPTER VI. lxxxvii
Election of General Jackson.--Debate on Foot's
Resolution.--Subject of the Resolution, and Objects
of its Mover.--Mr. Hayne's First Speech.--Mr.
Webster's original Participation

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