The Great Speeches and Orations of Daniel Webster

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The Great Speeches and Orations of Daniel Webster  (1879) 
by Daniel Webster
Collection of Webster's most important works.


THE

GREAT SPEECHES AND ORATIONS

OF

DANIEL WEBSTER


WITH AN ESSAY

ON

DANIEL WEBSTER AS A MASTER OF ENGLISH STYLE


BY

EDWIN P. WHIPPLE


BOSTON

LITTLE, BROWN, & CO.

1879

CONTENTS.




PAGE
Daniel Webster as a Master of English Style xi



The Dartmouth College Case
Argument before the Supreme Court of the United States, at Washington, on the 10th of March, 1818.
1
First Settlement of New England
A Discourse delivered at Plymouth, on the 22d of December, 1820.
25
Defence of Judge James Prescott
The closing Appeal to the Senate of Massachusetts, in Mr. Webster's "Argument on the Impeachment of James Prescott," April 24th, 1821.
55
The Revolution in Greece
A Speech delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States, on the 19th of January, 1824.
57
The Tariff
A Speech delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States, on the 1st and 2d of April, 1824.
77
The Case of Gibbons and Ogden
An Argument made in the Case of Gibbons and Ogden, in the Supreme Court of the United States, February Term, 1824.
111
The Bunker Hill Monument
An Address delivered at the Laying of the Corner-Stone of the Bunker Hill Monument at Charlestown, Massachusetts, on the 17th of June, 1825.
123
The Completion of the Bunker Hill Monument
An Address delivered on Bunker Hill, on the 17th of June, 1843, on Occasion of the Completion of the Monument.
136
Our Relations to the South American Republics
Extracts from the Speech on "The Panama Mission," delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States, on the 14th of April, 1826.
152
Adams and Jefferson
A Discourse in Commemoration of the Lives and Services of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, delivered in Faneuil Hall, Boston, on the 2d of August, 1826.
156
The Case of Ogden and Saunders
An Argument made in the Case of Ogden and Saunders, in the Supreme Court of the United States, January Term, 1827.
179
The Murder of Captain Joseph White
An Argument on the Trial of John Francis Knapp, for the Murder of Joseph White, of Salem, in Essex County, Massachusetts, on the Night of the 6th of April, 1830.
189
The Reply to Hayne
Second Speech on "Foot's Resolution," delivered in the Senate of the United States, on the 26th and 27th of January, 1830.
227
The Constitution not a Compact between Sovereign States
A Speech delivered in the Senate of the United States, on the 16th of February, 1833, in Reply to Mr. Calhoun's Speech on the Bill "Further to Provide for the Collection of Duties on Imports."
273
Public Dinner at New York
A Speech delivered at a Public Dinner given by a large Number of Citizens of New York, in Honor of Mr. Webster, on March 10th, 1831.
307
The Presidential Veto of the United States Bank Bill
A Speech delivered in the Senate of the United States, on the 11th of July, 1832, on the President's Veto of the Bank Bill.
320
The Character of Washington
A Speech delivered at a Public Dinner in the City of Washington, on the 22d of February, 1832, the Centennial Anniversary of Washington's Birthday.
339
Executive Patronage and Removals from Office
From a Speech delivered at the National Republican Convention, held at Worcester (Mass.), on the 12th of October, 1832.
347