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Mr. Jefferson's party attachments. Injurious effects of the assumption.

Leading measures of Congress. Discriminating duties. Commer-

cial retaliation proposed. Closed doors of the Senate. Nariga-

tion of the Mississippi. Diplomatic intercourse with England. Mr.

Jefferson's reports on a copper coinage-on weights and measures-

the fisheries. Excise. Mr. Hamilton's report on public credit. He

proposes a national bank. Arguments for and against its constitu-

tionality. Letter to the National Assembly in memory of Frank-

lin. Navigation of the Mississippi. Tonnage duty. Political sen-

timents of John Adams and Alexander Hamilton. Practice of

recording conversations considered. Public prosperity. Public

credit. Spirit of speculation-its causes and effects. Discrimi-

nating duties in France. French West Indies. Indian territorial

rights. The surrender of fugitives from justice. Deputies from

St. Domingo .

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Third session of the first Congress. The commerce of the United

States with France and England compared. St. Clair's defeat.

Apportionment Bill. Mr. Jefferson advises the President to nega-

tive it. Conversation with the President on his proposed retire-

ment. Causes of the public discontents. The power to promote the

general welfare. Collision between Jefferson and Hamilton. Offi-

cial correspondence with Mr. Hammond, the British minister ---

Pagan's case-tampering with the Creek Indians-complaints of

each government. Mr. Jefferson's answer to Mr. Hammond's

charges. The Post-office. Surrendering of foreign fugitives. Re-

lative powers of the legislative and executive branches. Negotia-

tion with Algiers. Paul Jones . . . . . . 403



Mr. Jefferson addresses a long letter to the President. His views of the

state of parties. His various arguments why the President should

serve a second term. Conversation between them on the subject of

this letter. Their respective opinions on the Assumption, Bank,

and Excise. Further conversation—the supposed predilections for

Monarchy-influence of the Treasury Department. Commis-

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