Webster seen as Successor of John C. Calhoun

April 12, 1850

From the New York Herald is an article about the death of Calhoun, which raises the question of who shall be his successor as “great man of the South”.  “We are persuaded, from recent events, that the only man who can succeed Mr. Calhoun in the admiration of the South, is the distinguished Senator from Massachusetts  –even Daniel Webster himself —provided he moves rightly hereafter…..The death of Mr. Calhoun leaves a vacant intellectual niche in the South, and we are persuaded that Daniel Webster is the only man who can fill it adequately.”