2.17.2008

The Papers of Henry Clay, pg. 320-21



February 17, 1808

In a speech at the Eagle tavern in Frankfort Kentucky, Clay announced that Jefferson had previously declined his nomination for the Presidential Chair. In an effort to persuade his Kentucky citizens, Clay suggests the nomination of James Madison, who, like Jefferson, bestowed the same leadership quality. His patriotism, his integrity, his superior talents, his uniform adherence to liberty, and his knowledge are according to Clay the qualities to look for in the new candidate.
James Madison (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was born and grew up in Virginia, studied classical languages, rhetoric and political studies in Princeton University. He became U.S. fourth President.

The Papers of Henry Clay, pg. 320-21

2.03.2008

The Papers of Henry Clay, pg. 320



February 3, 1808

The preceding year, the general assembly had ordered to examine the conduct of Benjamin Sebastian to be transmitted to the U.S. President, senators and representatives of Congress. On this day, Congress motioned to call for impeachment of Judge Innes, based on the case of Benjamin Sebastian the preceding year. He was called for an investigation without accusation, but later exonerated.

The Papers of Henry Clay, pg. 320