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John C. Calhoun

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bullet Mathew Brady Daguerreotype with short biography
bullet John C. Calhoun biography, context, sources
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bullet Secretaries of State - John C. Calhoun
bullet Famous South Carolinians: John C. Calhoun
bullet John Calhoun's Speech - March 18, 1782
bullet "Against the Force Bill" Speech, February 15, 1833
bulletCalhoun's Southern Address
bullet "Slavery a Positive Good" a speech
bullet Remarks of Mr. Calhoun of South Carolina on the bill to prevent the interference of certain federal officers in elections: delivered in the Senate of the United States February 22, 1839
bulletJohn C. Calhoun Becomes Vice President
bullet John C. Calhoun and His Defense of Liberty an essay

Was John C. Calhoun a Unitarian?

Both Calhoun and John Quincy Adams were charter members (1826) of the All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, DC. Calhoun's family remained Episcopalian.

The Rev. Samuel Gilman, minister of the Unitarian Church of Charleston, delivered the eulogy at Calhoun's funeral. Calhoun and his wife are buried in the graveyard of St. Philips Church (Episcopalian), but his wife is buried in the part of the churchyard on the side of the street of the church, while Calhoun is buried in the part of the churchyard that is across the street.

From the autobiography of Moncure Conway, minister of the DC Unitarian Church 1854-1856: "Calhoun gave a large subscription, and a gentleman who received it told me that in giving it the senator said: 'It will be the religion of the country in fifty years.'" (Vol.1, page 199)


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