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CHAPTER XIV. LIBRARY

1790–1791.

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 .

. . . . . . 372

CHAPTER XV.

1791–1792.

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

CHAPTER XVI.

1792-1793.

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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