The History of the United States of America, Volume 5

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Harper, 1851 - United States
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Contents

Reverses of the French Republic 323
128
Answer of the House Lyon
177
Private BillsRelief to the Daughters of De Grasse
186
Policy of Jefferson and the Opposition
193
Communication of the Dispatches
202
New York Election Political Excitement
208
Suspected Intrigues by Aliens
215
Talleyrand and the Aurora
218
Views taken of Gerrys Conduct
221
American Newspapers
228
Rising Spirit of Support to the Administration
235
Subordinate Army Appointments
241
Mississippi Territory
247
Maryland Election
250
Departure of Gerry Further Concessions by France
259
Return of Pinckney Military Arrangements
264
Squadrons in the West Indies Private armed Vessels
270
Virginia Resolutions
277
Secret History of this Speech
279
The Presidents Motives therefor
287
Dissatisfaction at it
291
Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions not responded to 296 1
298
Capture of a French Frigate
304
Washingtons estimate of the Opposition
309
Revised Constitution of Kentucky
315
Monroe Governor of Virginia
321
The President directs the departure of the Envoys
323
Imputations occasioned by it
328
Presidents Speech
334
Honors to his Memory
339
The Presidents Message thereon
344
Mississippi Territory
350
Prospects of the Presidential Election
355
CHAPTER XV
360
Second Trial of Fries his Pardon
367
The Dismissals justified
373
Hamiltons Pamphlet against Adams
383
Presidential Electors
389
Burning of public Offices
395
Resignation of Wolcott State of the Treasury
396
New Judiciary Act
401
Federal Caucus Terms secured from Jefferson
407
Political Grounds of the New England Church Establish
459
Progress and Effects of religious Enthusiasm
465
Republican Dissensions Politics of New York
466
Other Proceedings of Congress
473
DENT RELATIONS WITH FRANCE CALLED SESSION
478
Instructions to Livingston and Monroe
479
Cession by the Indians of Southern Illinois
482
Close of the Commission under Jays Treaty
488
Opinions as to the Acquisition of Louisiana
494
Revival of the Slave Trade by South Carolina
500
Amendment of the Constitution proposed
506
Impeachment of Addison in that State
512
Freedom of the Press in New York
518
He forces a Quarrel on Hamilton
520
His Character
526
Politics of Connecticut
532
Jeffersons Plan of Seaboard Defense Gunboats
538
Duane the public Printing
544
Vote of the electoral Colleges Jeffersons inaugural Speech
548
New York School Fund
550
Gubernatorial Election
556
Relations with Tunis
562
Contest for Speaker John Randolph
566
Randolphs Report 569
570
Smiths Project
574
Death of Pierce Jeffersons disproportionate Views 550
581
Mission to Spain
587
Affairs of New York
592
BURRS MYSTERIOUS ENTERPRISE AFFAIRS OF KEN
594
Return to Philadelphia
600
Wilkinsons Determination
607
Proceedings at New Orleans Arrests
613
Tylers Flotilla
619
Second Session of the Ninth Congress Habeas Corpus
625
Provisions of the Act
638
Coast Survey
644
Appropriations for Indian Treaties
650
The Treaty as agreed to
657
Reasons given for that Rejection
662
Proceedings against Burr
668
The Driver Sloop of War
674
Measures taken in consequence
681

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Page 145 - 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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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,...
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Page 239 - That the government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; but that, as in all other cases of compact among parties having no common judge, each party has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions, as of the mode and measure of redress.
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