The History of the United States of America, Volume 5

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Harper & brothers, 1879 - United States
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Contents

Spanish Evasions and Intrigues
86
Envoys to France
94
Monroes Object in this Application
100
Hamiltons Correspondence with Monroe
113
William Cobbett Porcupines Gazette
120
CHAPTER XII
160
MKeans ChargeLaw of Libel
166
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
203
Suspension of Commercial Intercourse with France
217
Increase of the Army
223
American Newspapers
229
Policy of and Reasons for the Sedition Law 231 Party Violence Jefferson on the Union 232 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 Insurrection
313
Doctrine of Nullification
319
Objections to the Renewal of the Negotiation
325
Commission under Jays Treaty suspended
331
Answer to the Speech
337
Nicholass Resolution John Randolph 312
343
Appropriations Loans and Taxes
345
Action on the Case of Nash or Robbins
351
Plans of the ultra Federalists
357
New York Election Governor Jay
363
Rushs Verdict against Cobbett
368
Retort of Adams the Essex Junto
375
Removal of the Seat of Government to Washington
391

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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 450 - 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 480 - 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 490 - Parma, the colony or province of Louisiana, with the same extent that it now has in the hands of Spain, and that it had when France possessed it, and such as it should be after the treaties subsequently entered into between Spain and other 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 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.
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 499 - In the salutary operation of this sagacious and benevolent restraint it is believed that the inhabitants of Indiana will at no very distant day find ample remuneration for a temporary privation of labor and of emigration.
Page 276 - ... 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, rights, and liberties appertaining to them.

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