A History of the American People

A History of the American People

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...frenzied oratory, and meetings were everywhere held to stir the opposition to the utmost. Violent addresses were presented to Washington, but he rebuked those who offered them. Hamilton took up his pen, and argued with all his close logic in favor of the treaty, and finally Fisher Ames made in Congress an eloquent speech that has become historic. These influences combined with the firmness of the President, moved Congress. The treaty was ratified by a vote of fifty-one to forty-eight, and war was averted. This action gave deep offence to France and the French party in the United States, and Mr. Monroe, the minister at Paris, was notified that the alliance with his country was at an end. While these disturbing influences were doing their worst at home and abroad, when the press published Among these forts were those at Detroit. Niagara, Mackinaw, Oswego and other places. INSULTS TO WASHINGTON. 365 the most virulent attacks upon the President, and epithets exaggerated and indecent were applied to him, Washington, on the seventeenth of September, 1796, issued to the people his "Farewell Address," in which he gave them many wise counsels, urged them to support the Union, to avoid all entanglements in European politics, to beware of "geographical discriminations," which might raise a belief that there is a "real difference of local interests and views," and prayed for the blessing of God on the people, with whom he promised himself the sweet enjoyment of partaking "the benign influence of good laws under a free government." Though urgently solicited to be a candidate for the Presidency for the third time, Washington firmly declined, and the strife of party no longer waged around him. The candidates for the chief...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649461X
  • 9781236494610