The History of the United States of America, Volume 4

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Pacificus and Helvidius Jefferson tenders his Resignation
Impressment Outrages on American Seamen
Reconstruction of the Cabinet
Economical and Political Character of the Resolutions
British Order in Council of Nov 6th 1793
Jayhis Nomination as Extraordinary Envoy
Abolition Convention Restraints on the Slave Trade
Meeting at Mingo Creek
First Convention at Parkinsons Ferry
Prompt Response to the Presidents Requisition
The Government strengthened by it
Second Session of the Third Congress Private Claims
Dissatisfaction of Jefferson at the Tameness of the Opposition
Provision for the Redemption of the Public Debt
Publication of the Treaty
At Wilmington and elsewhere 652
Rally in Favor of the Treaty Newspaper Discussions
Attempt to convert the Foreign into Domestic Debt
Reconstruction of the Cabinet Judge Chase 670
Presidents Speech Answers thereto 678
Cabinet Consultation Presidents Refusal 687
Movements out of Doors
Conference with the Commissionerstheir Offers
The Treaty sustained
Contrariety of their Opinions
Impressment Poor Debtors
Progress and Prosperity of New England
Delaware New Jersey Maryland Southern States
Views of the French and their Partisans
Disapproval by the American Government
Acts and Promises of the French Government Jays Treaty
Monroes Apology and Vindication
Still adheres to the Idea of subsidizing France
Course pursued by Monroe
New Complaints by Adet
Presidential Candidates
Answer of the House
Result of the Presidential Election

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Page 200 - ... all men are created equal; and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; and that among these are, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness...
Page 686 - ... constantly keeping in view that it is folly in one nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance it may place itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favors, and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion...
Page 271 - I do believe in one God, the Creator and Governor of the Universe, the rewarder of the good and the punisher of the wicked. And I do acknowledge the scriptures of the old and new testament to be given by divine inspiration...
Page 364 - That I have utterly, in my private conversations, disapproved of the system of the Secretary of the Treasury, I acknowledge and avow ; and this was not merely a speculative difference. His system flowed from principles adverse to liberty, and was calculated to undermine and demolish the republic, by creating an influence of his department over the members of the legislature.
Page 617 - In place of that noble love of liberty and republican government which carried us triumphantly through the war, an Anglican monarchical and aristocratical party has sprung up, whose avowed object is to draw over us the substance, as they have already done the forms, of the British Government.
Page 363 - I was duped into by the Secretary of the Treasury, and made a tool for forwarding his schemes, not then sufficiently understood by me ; and, of all the errors of my political life, this has occasioned me the deepest regret.
Page 203 - That Congress have no authority to interfere in the emancipation of slaves, or in the treatment of them in any of the States; it remaining with the several States alone to provide rules and regulations therein, which humanity and true policy may require.
Page 361 - I considered myself as compelled to this conduct by reasons public as well as personal, of the most cogent nature. I know that I have been an object of uniform opposition from Mr. Jefferson, from the moment of his coming to the city of New- York to enter upon his present office. I know from the most authentic sources, that I have been the frequent subject of the most unkind whispers and insinuations from the same quarter. I have long seen a formed party in the legislature under his auspices, bent...
Page 320 - States," in those of equity and in those of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction, according to the principles, rules and usages which belong to courts of equity and to courts of admiralty respectively, as contradistinguished from courts of common law ; except so far as may have been provided for by the act to establish the judicial courts of the United States...
Page 37 - These debts had become hereditary from father to son, for many generations, so that the planters were a species of property, annexed to certain mercantile houses in London.

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