American State Papers; Documents, Legislative and Executive of the Congress of the United States Volume 1, V. 1

American State Papers; Documents, Legislative and Executive of the Congress of the United States Volume 1, V. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...this, 1 received a volunteer letter from the Commissary of Exterior Relations, (a poor creature, who scarce dared to do anything without an order from the Committee of Safety) assuring me that he had transmitted my various representations to the Commissary of the Marine, and expected soon to give me satisfactory answers. It was written ten days before the death of Robespierre, shortly after which, Mr. Monroe arrived. He was fortunate in not reaching France at an earlier period: for, if I may judge by what fell within my observation, he would have been a little too well with that party, to be viewed in a neutral light by their opponents. I hope he may succeed in obtaining the redress of those grievances which our countrymen labored under; but on the 12th of October, when I left Paris, nothing was done. I build my present hopes, however, on Mr. Jay's treaty: for they will now be somewhat more cautious respecting us than they have been. In reply to what you say about my return to America, I must tell you, that I could not depart in such season as that my communications could be of much importance, and, therefore, as I must have exposed myself to the inconveniences of a winter's passage, I deferred my voyage; and the rather, as I have some affairs in London which I wish to wind up. I should have gone thither for that purpose direct, but the French would have harbored jealousies respecting my journey, which for many reasons I wished not to excite, and. therefore, I came round through Switzerland to this city, in which I am now weather bound. So much for my history. As to the state of political affairs, the Polish insurrection is, as you know, completely subdued, and, of course, the attention of Europe is all turned to France, which has lately...show more

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  • Paperback | 1028 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 51mm | 1,796g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561783
  • 9781236561787