Life and Letters of George Cabot

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byHenry Cabot Lodge

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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. 1878. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. 1799. The Second Mission to France.--Views of Mr. Cabot.--Correspondence. The great event of the year 1799 was the President's renewal of negotiations with France. This change of policy, which proved the immediate cause of the downfall of the Federalists' party, forms, to the exclusion of all else, the subject of Mr. Cabot's letters during this year. The appointment of the new commission was in all ways of the deepest and most far-reaching consequence; and, since Mr. Cabot was a prominent representative of the opinions held by most of the leading Federalists, a few pages will not, I hope, be wasted in defining briefly, and if possible accurately, his exact position in regard to this famous measure. Several important bills introduced early in the session by the committee on defence were still before Congress when the new year opened. Gallatin, then heading the opposition, objected to the passage of these bills until certain additional documents, promised by the President and relating to the recent negotiations, were laid before the House. Early in January, 1799, the President sent in the desired papers, comprising Gerry's correspondence with Talleyrand, and certain letters from the consul-general, Skipwith. These were soon followed by an elaborate report from Colonel Pickering on French affairs, drawn with considerable ability, and reflecting with much sharpness on all that related to Talleyrand, the Directory, and Gerry. Within a few days after this report, the President transmitted to Congress information of a new French decree, by the terms of which all Americans serving in hostile vessels were, if captured, to be condemned to the treatment of pirates. Thus stimulated, the House passed a retaliation bill in answer to the new decree, renewed...

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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. 1878. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. 1799. The Second Mission to France.--Views of Mr. Cabot.--Correspondence. The great event of the year 1799 was th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.48 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217232051

ISBN - 13:9780217232050

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