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CONTENTS OF VOL. II.
tics.-Union Party.-Southern Rights Party.- Foote nominated
Quitman visits South Carolina.—His Appreciation of that State.-
Reception in Columbia.—The Palmetto Association.-Contrast
LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE
JOHN A. QUITMA N.
CIIAPTER XIV. Visits Washington.—Plan for the Occupation of Mexico.-Opposition
to Southern Expansion the Motive for the Peace.-Applies for his Brevet.—His Opinion of the Regular Army.—Quitman and the Vice-presidency.-Gen. Butler.—Presentation of a Sword.--Nominated for Governor.-Election.- Inaugural.-Political Movements in Mississippi.—Union of l'artics.-Judge Sharkcy.-Conventions. -The Adjustment or Omnibus Bill.-President Taylor.--Secret Call upon the President. - Ilis Inflexibility.-Civil War imminent.
– Vicws of Gov. Quitman.-Gov. Scabrook.-Position of South Carolina. — Gen. Henderson, of Texas. — Letter to Hon. John J. M'Rae.--Convcnes the Legislature. - His Message. — Action of that Body.
On his arrival at Washington Gen. Quitman urged upon the President and sccretary of war tho permanent military occupation of Mexico, and showed that it might be held without expense to the United States, and with but temporary opposition from the Mexican people.
"H10W SHALL WE OCCUPY MEXICO ? "To occupy the whole country in detail would be liable to several objections.
" It would require a great increase of force and much expense.