The History Of The United States Of America Volume 5

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byRichard Hildreth

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...views of policy taken by Adams must have originated in certain by-ends and selfish objects of his own; in jealousy of Hamilton and a disposition to secure his own re-election, no matter at what sacrifice of principle or at what risk to the Federal party. Already a scheme was on foot, in which Pickering, Wolcott, and M'Henry took a leading part, to contrive some means for getting rid of Adams at the close of his present term of office, and of substituting in his place a more reliable party man. Such, however, was the weight of Adams's personal character, and the respect and confidence with which he was regarded by the Federalists generally, and especially in New England, that to have attacked him openly would have risked the triumph of the opposition even in that stronghold of Federal influence. On the other hand, Adams, though well aware of the intrigue going on against him, and not a little embittered against its authors, did not dare, by any open breach with them, to risk the loss to the Federalists of those exceedingly doubtful Middle States, which had all along been the great battle-field of the two parties, and upon whose votes the final result of the presidential election must depend. Indeed, by a very current calculation, that result was made to rest upon the vote of New York alone, and even upon the choice of members of Assembly to be made by the city of New York at the spring election. The votes of Maryland and North Carolina, in which latter state the Federal party had greatly increased of late, and in both of which the electors were chosen by districts, being supposed to be equal-Chapter ly divided, New England and the states south of Penn-' sylvania, according to this calculation, would balance 1800. each other. The result,...

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...views of policy taken by Adams must have originated in certain by-ends and selfish objects of his own; in jealo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217952402

ISBN - 13:9780217952408

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