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Amendment to the Constitution ...

50

Warmly opposed—Finally carried .....

51

Judge Pickering tried and removed.

53
Naval affairs in the Mediterranean.

54
Truxtun resigns—Commodore Morris removed.... 54
Preble appointed to the command

55
Decatur in the harbor of Tripoli...

55
Preble bombards Tripoli–Recalled ...

56
Disaster of the Intrepid-Loss of the Somers, etc... 56
Exploits of Eaton and Hamet-Peace concluded. 58, 59
Presidential contest....

60
Burr and Hamilton-Burr determines on revenge.. 61
Hamilton's death in a duel .....

62
Trial of Judge Chase-Acquitted....

65
Laws enacted—The election and its results..

66

CHAPTER IV.

1805-1807.

TWO YEARS OF JEFFERSON'S SECOND TERM.

Jefferson's second Inaugural...

67

Ninth Congress-Course pursued by Spain..

.68, 69

Pinckney and Monroe envoys to Spain

69

Action in Congress-Secret service money

70

Armstrong and Bowdoin sent as envoys

71

Imminence of war with Spain.....

71

The $2,000,000 appropriation, and Napoleon's coffers 71

Relations with England unsatisfactory

72

United States vessels seized and condemned.

72

American seamen impressed by the British

72

Course pursued by Congress ..

73

Party criminations and recriminations.

74

State of parties in the House......

76
Discussion as to the successor of Jefferson.

76

Madison and Monroe-John Randolph's course .... 76

Aaron Burr and his schemes.

78

The president's proclamation...

58

Daring attempt to suspend the habeas corpus act... 30
Conspiracy of Burr-His trial-His career...... 31, 84

CHAPTER III.

1803-1805.

PROGRESS OF EVENTS DURING 1803, 1894, AND 1805,

Lewis and Clarke's expedition.

48

Seventh Congress in session..

49

Repeal of discriminating duties recommended ..... 50

CHAPTER IV.

Amelia Island and Galveston—M'Gregor, etc. 312

1822-1825.

Mississippi admitted into the Union..

313

END OF MONROE'S ADMINISTRATION.

Seminole war-Jackson in command.... 313, 314

Arbuthnot and Ambrister-Execution.

314

Candidates for the presidency ....

337

Jackson at Pensacola ....

315

Relations with France and England ...

338

Spanish authority abolished

316 Decoudray against Porto Rico—Piracies.

339

Committee of inquiry on U. S. Bank-Result..

“The Monroe doctrine”-Schemes of politicians 341-343

Action in Congress as to Jackson, etc. ...

319 Revision of the tariff-Long debate ..

343

Illinois admitted into the Union...

319 General Lafayette visits the United States .. 345

Question as to Alabama and Missouri

320

Votes for Jackson, Adams, Crawford, and Clay 346

Cession of Florida to the United States .

320 Congress—State of matters—Clay's course ....

346

Claims for indemnity-Evaded and refused

321 Adams elected by the House......

347

Retrospect of Monroe's administration.

348

CHAPTER III.

1819-1822.

CHAPTER V.

PROGRESS OF AFFAIRS DURING 1819-1822,

1826-1829.

President's southern visit-Slavery question ... 322

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS'S ADMINISTRATION.

“Missouri Question "-Great excitement...

323 Inauguration of Adams-His cabinet..... 349-351

Abstract of the argument....

324–326 Treaty with the Creeks-Difficulties

......351

The compromise-Result of the matter

326, 327 Opposition organized-Erie canal.

353

Decatur killed in a duel....
329 An ican Congress at Panama

354

The Fourth census..

329 Amendments to the Constitution...

356

Gloomy period of 1819 and 1820

329 Deaths of Jefferson and John Adams

358

Congress—Missouri question revived...

331 Webster's eulogy-Congress in session...... 358

Clay's effort-Dispute, how settled .

332 "The Great Conspiracy”—How met by Clay. 360

Presidential election-Financial distress

333 Twentieth Congress—Full attendance ....

361

Florida treaty-Jackson, governor..
334 Tariff question—Warm contest.

362

President's proclamation .

335 Presidential contest of 1828.

364

Seventeenth Congress—Message...

336 Mr. Adams's last message—Protection, etc..

364

Work of the session-Congress adjourns...... 336, 337 Review of Adams's administration

366

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FROM THE RETURN OF PEACE IN 1815, TO THE END OF J. Q. ADAMS'S ADMINISTRATION.

Bank of the United States goes into operation... 303
Congress in session-President's last message...... 304
Internal improvements—Vetoed by the president.. 305
Remarks on Madison's career, character, etc. 306

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Foreign affairs-Troubles in England'

140

Crisis reached–The war message.

141

Report of committee-Debate-Bill passed

147

Act declaring war, Proclamation

147, 148
APPENDIX TO CHAPTER VIL

Address of the Minority in Congress, etc..... .149

OPERATIONS OF THE YEAR 1812.

..... 154

CHAPTER VII.

1811-1812.

OPENING OF THE WAR.

Congress assemble—Henry Clay, speaker..... 134, 135

Message-Warlike measures .

135, 136

Report, etc., of committee on foreign relations..... 136
Debate-Position of the president ..

136, 137

Questions as to finances for war .......

137

Measures adopted—“ Henry, plot”—Embargo 138

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