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Farewell, Farewell

FAREWELL SPEECH OF HENRY CLAY, TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES. In the Senate of the United States on the 31st of March, 1842, Mr. Clay resigned his seat — addressing the Senate its follows: Mr. Clay said, that … Continue reading

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The Mill Boy of the Slashes

HENRY CLAY’S BIRTH AND BOYHOOD. Henry Clay is a native of Hanover county, Va. He was born on the 12th of April, 1777, in a district of country familiarly known in the neighborhood as the “Slashes.” His father, a Baptist … Continue reading

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And So, My Friend, We Approach the End….

The self-made man, — “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” The first certainly was not the lot of Henry Clay, nor was greatness thrust upon him. All the distinction he has acquired … Continue reading

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How I Brought the Good News from Aix to Ghent

TIT FOR TAT. The following anecdote of Mr. Clay, at Ghent, is worth repeating. Being on a tour through the Netherlands preparatory to the negotiation, Hon. Henry Goulbourn, one of the British commissioners, procured and sent him a file of … Continue reading

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There’s Swearing, and Then There’s Swearing….

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS AND HENRY CLAY. The Charge of “Bargain and Sale,” — The Maysville, Kentucky Eagle says: — Mr. Adams, in his address in the Presbyterian church of Maysville, in responding to the declaration of Gen. Collins, “that he, … Continue reading

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I Guess You Had To Have Been There…

A barber in Lexington having some ill feeling toward Mr. Clay was about to vote against him. But meeting Mr. Clay one day in the street, he accosted him, and said, “I have wronged you, Mr. Clay.” “How so?” “Why … Continue reading

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The Democrats Guess Who the Whigs Will Run

Mr. Clay. — The following worthy tribute from an opponent is from the Democratic Review: — “There is no serious question as to the Whig candidate. It is to be CLAY— CLAY, with an enthusiasm of personal feeling which we … Continue reading

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The Hero of the West

  HARK! FROM THE BROAD AND NOBLE WEST. TUNE— All’s Well. Hark! from the broad and noble West — From where the hero’s ashes rest — The loud and stirring peal rings out— And comes on every breeze the shout … Continue reading

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Tories?

THE CLAY RALLY CRY. Tune — All the Blue Bonnets. Out, out, Whigs and true democrats, To the rescue of liberty come in quick order. Out, out, with your Clay shouts and waving hats, Freedom calls Hal. of Kentucky to … Continue reading

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Whigs in Blackface

A SITTIN’ ON A TREE BY THE REV. W. BROWNLOW. Tune — “Sittin on a rail” As I walked out dis arternoon, To get a drink by de light ob de moon, Dar I see dat “same Old Coon,” A … Continue reading

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