The Life Of Thomas Jefferson, Third President Of The United States (volume 1); With Parts Of His…

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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. 1837. Excerpt: ... 252 CHAPTER XI. Mr. Jefferson's views of the Federal Constitution. His two principal objections. Visits Holland. National credit in Amsterdam. Prisoners in Algiers. Plan of liberating them. Expenses of American ministers. Consular convention. Gordon's History of the American Revolution. Some opinions in physical science--faith in its improvements. Silas Deane's letter book. Claims of French officers. Memoir on the admission of American fish oil into France. Asks leave to return home. Views of the future policy of the United States. Progress of the French Revolution. Meeting of the states-general. Scarcity of bread in Paris. Complaints of French officers against the United States. 1787--1789. In September, of the present year, the convention which had met in Philadelphia to form a federal constitution, terminated its labours, after a session of four months, with closed doors, and submitted the constitution it had framed to the people of the several states for their ratification. Mr. Jefferson seems, at an early period, to have been dissatisfied with it, both 'on account of some of the articles it contained, and of others it omitted. His opinions can be collected from his remarks to his several correspondents. It not only gratifies our curiosity to know the first impressions on this important subject, of one whose opinions afterwards became the standard of orthodoxy with the democratic party of the country, but as these speculations of Mr. Jefferson have been since tested by experience, they cannot but be instructive in the intricate science of government, whether that experience has tended to invalidate or confirm them. In November he writes to Mr. Adams, "How do you like our new constitution? I confess there are things in it which stagger all my dispositi...

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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. 1837. Excerpt: ... 252 CHAPTER XI. Mr. Jefferson's views of the Federal Constitution. His two principal objections. Visits Holland. National cred...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.41 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217558615

ISBN - 13:9780217558617

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