A History of the United States and Its People; From Their Earliest Records to the Present Time Volume . 7

A History of the United States and Its People; From Their Earliest Records to the Present Time Volume . 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...Title-page of the Report on the Memorials and Petitions Against the Alien Act of speech" and "liberty of the press" was generally raised; 1798 resolutions against the obnoxious acts were passed and published in many parts of the country, particularly in the Middle States and the South; and petitions to congress for the repeal of the acts were signed by thousands. The congressional elections of 1798 were veryunfavor-Jefferson on able to "the outs;" even in the South, the Federalists won Secession twenty-two out of thirty-seven seats. It has been said that, in their discouragement, some Republicans had thoughts of dissolving the Union, and that John Taylor of Caroline, a former senator from Virginia (he who, in 1794, had notified Madison of what he took to be the design of King and Ellsworth to disrupt the Union), had written to JefFerson to that end. It seems certain that Taylor did write to some one something about estimating "the separate mass of Virginia and North Carolina with a view to their separate existence," but it is not certain whether he said that such estimate was "not unwise" or that it was "unusual." At all events, JefFerson saw the letter and replied: "In every free and deliberating June 1 society, there must, from the nature of man, be opposite parties, and violent dissensions and discords. But if on a temporary superiority of the one party, the other is to resort to a scission of the Union, no federal government can ever exist. If to rid ourselves of the present rule of Massachusetts and Connecticut, we break the Union, will the evil stop there? Suppose the New England States alone cut off," will our nature be changed? Are we not men still to the south of...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123677504X
  • 9781236775047