The Life of John MarshallBook - 1916
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Remarkable effect on the Senate of Burr's farewell speech-His desperate plight-Stanchness of friends-Jefferson's animosity-Unparalleled combination against Burr-He runs for Governor of New York and is defeated-Hamilton's lifelong pursuit of Burr-The historic duel-Dismemberment of the Union long and generally discussed-Washington's apprehensions in 1784-Jefferson in 1803 approves separation of Western country 'if it be for their good'-The New England secessionists ask British Minister for support-He promises his aid-Loyalty of the West-War with Spain imminent-People anxious to 'liberate' Mexico-Invasion of that country Burr's long-cherished dream-He tries to get money from Great Britain-He promises British Minister to divide the Republic-His first Western journeyPg xiv-The people receive him cordially-He is given remarkable ovation at Nashville-Andrew Jackson's ardent friendship-Burr enthusiastically welcomed at New Orleans-War with Spain seemingly inevitable-Burr plans to lead attack upon Mexico when hostilities begin-Spanish agents start rumors against him-Eastern papers print sensational stories-Burr returns to the Capital-Universal demand for war with Spain-Burr intrigues in Washington-He again starts for the West-He sends his famous cipher dispatch to Wilkinson-Blennerhassett joins Burr-They purchase four hundred thousand acres of land on the Washita River-Plan to settle this land if war not declared-Wilkinson's eagerness for war-Burr arraigned in the Kentucky courts-He is discharged-Cheered by the people-Wilkinson determines to betray Burr-He writes mysterious letters to the President-Jefferson issues his Proclamation-Wilkinson's reign of military lawlessness in New Orleans-Arrest of Burr's agents, Bollmann and Swartwout-Arrest of Adair-Prisoners sent under guard by ship to Washington-The capital filled with wild rumors-Jefferson's slight mention of the Burr conspiracy in his Annual Message-Congress demands explanation-Jefferson sends Special Message denouncing Burr: his 'guilt is placed beyond question'-Effect upon the public mind-Burr already convicted in popular opinion. ... Bollmann and Swartwout arrive at Washington and are imprisoned-Adair and Alexander released by the court at Baltimore for want of proof-Eaton's affidavit against Burr-Bollmann and Swartwout apply to Supreme Court for writ of habeas corpus-Senate passes bill suspending the privilege of that writ-The House indignantly rejects the Senate Bill-Marshall delivers the first of his series of opinions on treason-No evidence against Bollmann and Swartwout, and Marshall discharges them-Violent debate in the House-Burr, ignorant of all, starts down the Cumberland and Mississippi with nine boats and a hundred men-First learns in Mississippi of the proceedings against him-Voluntarily surrenders to the civil authorities-The Mississippi grand jury refuses to indict Burr, asserting that he is guilty of no offense-Court refuses to discharge him-Wilkinson's frantic efforts to seize or kill him-He goes into hiding-Court forfeits his bond-He escapes-He is captured in Alabama and confined to Fort Stoddert-Becomes popular with both officers and men-Taken under military guard for a thous