Kentucky, the Civil War, and the Spirit of Henry Clay

  title={Kentucky, the Civil War, and the Spirit of Henry Clay},
  author={James C. Klotter},
  journal={Register of the Kentucky Historical Society},
  pages={243 - 263}
  • J. Klotter
  • Published 18 January 2013
  • History
  • Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
Henry Clay was dying. The Great Compromiser could not compromise that situation. In November 1851, after a twelve-day trip, he had arrived in Washington, D.C., the site of his last great effort at keeping the Union intact, just the year before. Many accolades had come his way following the resulting Compromise of 1850. Now he had returned to Congress to do his duty as senator and also to argue a potentially lucrative case before the U.S. Supreme Court. But almost immediately on his return, Clay… 
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