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REPUBLIC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

A8 TRACED lN THE WBlTlNG8 OF

ALEXANDER HAMILTON

OF HIS CONTEMPORARIES.

BY

JOHN C. HAMILTON.
VOLUME VII.

"Keqne enim est ulla res, in ana proptns ad Deomm nnmen virtus acccdat human* quam clvitates aut condere novas, aut conscrvaro jam condites."— Ofc . dt Btpvb.

sECOSD EDITION.

PHILADELPHIA:

J, B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.

1864.

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KsTrp.np, according to Act of Congress, tn the year 1861, by

JOHN C. HAMILTON, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME VII.

CHAPTER CXXXYI.

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Adams' Inaugural Address—Hia conflicting feelings—Dislike of Wash-
ington's Cabinet—Washington and Hamilton called jugglers—Tem-
per of the Cabinet—A commission to France—Cabot to be one-
suggested—Adams proposes mission to Jefferson—and nomination
of Gerry, Madison, and Pinckney—Adet urges mission of Jeffer-
son—Adams' tirade against Jefferson and Pinckney—Notion of the

A •**; Vice-Presidency—Prejudice against France ; her military successes j

£?" r arrogant policy; insulting deportment toward Pinckney; refusal

to receive a minister until redress of grievances by U. S.—Overture

of Pinckney disregarded—Refusal to confer with him—Decree vio-

lating the treaty with IT. S. announced—Public reception of Mon-

roe, who commends the constitution of France—Reply of Barras,

assailing the American Government and extolling the people—

Pinckney to leave France—Democratic presses defend the insults by

France—Defence of U. S. by Pastoret and censure of French cap-

tives,

CHAPTER CXXXVII.

Hamilton to Pickering—Advice as to measures of Government—Reply of
Pickering—Hamilton urges Tracy to propose a commission, includ-
ing Jefferson or Madison—His advice to McHeury—Efforts to pre-
serve peace—Preparations for war—An internal invasion—Final
preservation of peace—Pickering's statement of treatment of Pinck-

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