The History of the United States of America, Volume 5

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Contents

Spanish Evasions and Intrigues
86
Envoys to France
94
Monroes Object in this Application
100
Federal Caucus Terms secured from Jefferson
107
Hamiltons Correspondence with Monroe
113
William Cobbett Porcupines Gazette
120
Jeffersons real Feelings towards Washington
125
Dispatches to America
140
Interviews of the Envoys with Talleyrand
147
Rejoinder to it by the Envoys
155
AntiFederal Suggestions of Jefferson
161
Remarks thereon
167
Apology for Cobbett
172
Debate thereon
178
Private BillsRelief to the Daughters of De Grasse
186
Policy of Jefferson and the Opposition
193
Communication of the Dispatches
203
Presidents Replies to addresses ses Fast
209
Suspected Intrigues by Aliens
215
Suspension of Commercial Intercourse with France
217
Increase of the Army
223
American Newspapers
229
Rising Spirit of Support to the Administration
235
Adams and his Cabinet
241
Mississippi Territory
247
The X Y Z Explosion
253
Departure of Gerry Further Concessions by France
259
Return of Logan his Interview with Washington
265
Secret History of the Kentucky Resolutions
272
Secret History of this Speech
279
The Presidents Motives therefor
287
Activity of Jefferson
293
Narrowness of the Objections taken to the Sedition Law
301
Washingtons estimate of the Opposition
309
Friess Insurrectior
312
Criminal Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts
318
Breach between the President and his Cabinet
324
Commission under Jays Treaty suspended
331
Answer to the Speech
337
Nicholass Resolution John Randolph 312
343
Appropriations Loans and Taxes
345

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Page 284 - I will never send another minister to France without assurances that he will be received, respected, and honored as the representative of a great, free, powerful, and independent nation.
Page 227 - ... into contempt or disrepute ; or to excite against them, or either or any of them, the hatred of the good people of the United States...
Page 446 - The day that France takes possession of New Orleans, fixes the sentence which is to restrain her forever within her low-water mark. It seals the union of two nations, who, in conjunction, can maintain exclusive possession of the ocean. From that moment we must marry ourselves to the British fleet and nation.
Page 476 - Mexican republic, conformably with what is stipulated in the preceding article, shall be incorporated into the union of the United States and be admitted at the proper time (to be judged of by the Congress of the United States...
Page 167 - But, to punish (as the law does at present) any dangerous or offensive writings, which, when published, shall, on a fair and impartial trial, be adjudged of a pernicious tendency, is necessary for the preservation of peace and good order, of government and religion, the only solid foundations of civil liberty.
Page 38 - Such is the amiable and interesting system of government (and such are some of the abuses to which it may be exposed) which the people of America have exhibited to the admiration and anxiety of the wise and virtuous of all nations, for eight years, under the administration of a citizen, who, by a long course of great actions, regulated by prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude, conducting a people inspired with the same virtues, and animated with the same ardent patriotism and love of liberty,...
Page 276 - States are parties, as limited by the plain sense and intention of the instrument constituting that compact; as no further valid than they are authorized by the grants enumerated in that compact; and that, in case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers not granted by the said compact, the States, who are parties thereto, have the right and are in duty bound to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits the authorities,...
Page 167 - The liberty of the press is indeed essential to the nature of a free state ; but this consists in laying no previous restraints upon publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter, when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public ; to forbid this is to destroy the freedom of the press ; but if he publishes what is improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity.
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