Official History of the United States by the Presidents; With Historical Reviews of Each Administration Volume 1

Official History of the United States by the Presidents; With Historical Reviews of Each Administration Volume 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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... in the Boston Sentinel in 1791, and attracted much attention, both in the United States and Europe. He wrote in 1793, several articles, signed Marcellus, in which he argued that the United States should observe strict neutrality, in the war between the French and British. These writings were especially pleasing to Washington, and he was appointed minister to Holland in May, 1794. He married Louisa Catherine Johnson, a daughter of Joshua Johnson of Maryland, who was then American consul at London. Washington, in a letter dated February 20, 1797, commended him highly to President Adams and advised him not to withhold promotion from him because he was his son. He was accordingly appointed minister to Berlin in 1797. While there he negotiated a treaty of amity and commerce with the Prussian Government. He was recalled in 1801. In March, 1803, he was elected by the Federalists of Massachusetts to the United States Senate. He was appointed professor of rhetoric and belleslettres at Harvard College in 1805, and accepted on the condition that he be allowed to attend to his Senatorial duties. By supporting Jefferson's Embargo Act, which passed in December, 1807, he offended the Federalists and thus became connected with the Democratic party. In March, 1808, he resigned from the Senate rather than to serve the remainder of his term under the instructions of the Federalists. President Madison appointed him minister to Russia March, 1809. While there he was nominated to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and was confirmed February, 1811, but declined the appointment. He was appointed with Clay and others, a commissioner to negotiate a treaty of peace with Great Britain in 1813. They met the British diplomats at Ghent and after...
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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554728
  • 9781236554727