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ministers. Consular convention. Gordon's History of the Ameri-
can Revolution. Some opinions in physical science-faith in its
improvements. Silas Deane's letter book. Claims of French officers.
Memoir on the admission of American fish oil into France. Asks
leave to return home. Views of the future policy of the United
States, Progress of the French Revolution. Meeting of the
states-general. Scarcity of bread in Paris. Complaints of French
officers against the United States . . . . . 280
Further opinions on the Federal Constitution. Mr. Madison's and Mr.
Jefferson's respective views on Declarations of Rights. Discoveries
and improvements in Science. Progress of the French Revolution.
Mr. Jefferson submits a Bill of Rights to La Fayette. Visits Ver-
sailles almost daily. Connexion of Lake Erie with the Ohio.
Views of the French Revolution. Titular distinctions in the United
States. The doctrine that one generation cannot bind another.
Mr. Madison's views on this subject. Further objections to the
doctrine. State of parties in Paris. His mode of passing his time
there. Leares France. Stops at the Isle of Wight. Arrival at
Norfolk. His papers narrowly escape conflagration. Return to
Monticello. Reception by his slaves. Appointed Secretary of
State. Marriage of his eldest daughter. Sets out for New York.
Interview with Dr. Franklin . . . . . . . 305
Mr. Jefferson arrives at New York. Sketch of parties after the Revo-
lution. Sense of the necessity of union. Local jealousies. Fede-
ralists and anti federalists. Partiality for the British Constitution.
Illusions of rank. Mr. Jefferson's sentiments. Proceedings of the
first Congress. Impost. Permanent seat of Government. Mr.
Hamilton's report on public credit. Discrimination in favour of the
original public creditors proposed by Mr. Madison. Arguments for
and against it. Public opinion on the question. Assumption of
state debts. Mr. Jefferson's impressions of the arguments urged
for and against the assumption. The proposition rejected. Mr.
Jefferson joins in affecting a compromise. Merits of the question.
Local division of the parties
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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 .
. . . . . . 372
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-