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ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York.


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President's Correspondence during late Session of Congress—His Reasons for not pro-

claiming Fast and Thanksgiving Days—Indian Delegations at the Capital—President's

Address to them—Letters to his Daughter—News of Cession of Louisiana by Spain to

France—President's decisive Letter thereon to American Minister in France–He in-

closes it open to Dupont de Nemours—Its Contents intended for French Government—

Morality of President's Attitude—Compared with Miranda Scheme—Hamilton's Plan in

1802–" The Christian Constitutional Society”—Bayard's Answer to Hamilton–Jef.

ferson's View of Object of Marshall's forthcoming Life of Washington–His Letter to

Priestley–Letters to his Daughter–To King in Respect to colonizing insurgent Blacks

of Virginia–His Explanation of his Gratuities to Callender—Misapprehensions on this

Subject corrected—Account of Career and Fate of Callender—The President at Home

-Table of his Expenses for a Year—Another Letter to Livingston—No Retreat from

former Views—To Gallatin on Constitutionality of Appropriations—The State Elec-

tions—To Lincoln on Removals of Federalists from Office–American Right of Deposit

at New Orleans abrogated by Spanish Intendant—The Violation of our Treaty with

Spain—Meeting of Congress—The President's Message—Comments on it, and on the

State of Public Affairs, by Hamilton, Pinckney, Sedgwick, Morris, and John Adams—

Discussion of Spanish Aggression at New Orleans opened in Congress—Party Skirmish-

ing-Attempts of Federalists to make the Debate public—Randolph's and Griswold's

Resolutions—Action of the House–Monroe nominated Minister Extraordinary–Ross's

Conduct and Resolutions in the Senate—Breckenridge's Amendment—De Witt Clin-

ton's Speech—Federalist Appeal to Example of Washington examined by him and

Wright—Positions of Federalists in 1795 and 1803 in regard to calling on the Presi.

dent for Diplomatic Papers—Their Positions at same periods in regard to Rights of

Treaty-making Power—Their Overaction on the Spanish Question—The ex-Judges'

Petition denied—Topographical Explorations authorized—Resolution for submitting

Amendment of the Constitution in Regard to Manner of electing President and Vice-

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