The History of the United States of America, Volume 4

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Contents

Renewed Debate in the House British commercial Policy
82
Representatives
87
Renewed Debate on discriminating Tonnage Duties
89
Limitation of the Duties to seven Years
96
Executive Departments
103
Federal Judiciary
109
Debates upon this Subject in the House
120
Supplies
126
APPOINTMENTS TO OFFICE FOREIGN AND INDIAN RELA
130
Relations with Great Britain
136
Negotiation with the Creeks
146
Hamiltons Report on the public Debt
152
Value of the Certificates Speculations therein
158
Madisons Proposition Debate upon it
164
Proposed Assumption of the State Debts
171
Antislavery Petitions
177
Report as agreed to and entered on the Journal
203
Renewed Debate on the Funding System
206
Selection of a permanent Seat of Government
212
Provisions for a final Settlement of Revolutionary Accounts
218
Army Tonnage Duty Postoffice Appropriations
224
Federal Hall Delay in obtaining a Quorum
227
New Constitution of South Carolina
231
Organization of the two Houses
235
Wyoming Controversy
237
Treaty with the Creeks at New York
244
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248
Debate on the Excise Bill its Provisions
254
Expediency of a National Bank
261
Prospective Admission of Kentucky into the Union
267
State of Things when the present Congress assembled
273
Organization of the National Bank
279
St Clairs Defeat
285
Modification of PartiesDivision in the Cabinet
291
Jefferson as a Member of the Cabinet
297
Increase of the Army
304
Militia
310
French Politics Letter from Louis XVI
318
Election of President and VicePresident regulated
324
Presidential Vacancy how filled
325
ALLEGED MONARCHICAL CONSPIRACY BASIS OF PARTY
331
Attempt to censure him its Failure
400
Fugitives from Justice Fugitives from Labor
406
Arrival of GenetWar between France and England
412
Genets Reception at Philadelphia
418
Remonstrances of Genet
422
Pacificus and Helvidius Jefferson tenders his Resignation
429
Reaction in favor of the Government
435
Persistance of Genet
439
Conduct of the Colonial Prize Courts
441
Yellow Fever at Philadelphia
447
His Report on CommerceHe retires to Monticello
454
Madisons ResolutionsDebate thereon
461
Economical and Political Character of the Resolutions
476
Renewed Debate on Madisons Resolutions
482
Jayhis Nomination as Extraordinary Envoy
488
Abolition Convention Restraints on the Slave Trade
494
Meeting at Mingo Creek
500
First Convention at Parkinsons Ferry
506
Failure of Compliance
509
Election in the disturbed Districts
515
Second Session of the Third Congress Private Claims
523
Dissatisfaction of Jefferson at the Tameness of the Opposition
529
Provision for the Redemption of the Public Debt
536
Special Session of the Senatenew Members
544
Publication of the Treaty
546
At Wilmington and elsewhere
552
Continued public Excitement
561
Attempt to convert the Foreign into Domestic Debt
568
State Action on the British Treaty
574
Land Speculationalleged Attempt at Bribery
580
Cabinet Consultation Presidents Refusal
587
Movements out of Doors
597
Tracys Reply
604
The Treaty sustained
615
Contrariety of their Opinions
621
Impressment Poor Debtors
627
Progress and Prosperity of New England
634
Delaware New Jersey Maryland Southern States
640
Morris his Recall
646
Disapproval by the American Government
653
Acts and Promises of the French Government Jays Treaty
659

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