Thomas Jefferson by David Saville MuzzeyThomas Jefferson by David Saville Muzzey

Thomas Jefferson

byDavid Saville Muzzey

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: a common concern;... and that the question having been lost by a small majority only, it was possible that an appeal from me to the judgment and discretion of some of my friends might effect a change in the vote, and the machine of government, now suspended, might be again set into motion. I told him I was really a stranger to the whole subject; not having yet informed myself of the system of finances adopted, I knew not how far this assumption was a necessary sequence; that undoubtedly, if its rejection endangered a dissolution of our union at this incipient stage, I should deem that the most unfortunate of all consequences, to avert which all partial and temporary evils should be yielded. I proposed to him, however, to dine with me the next day, and I would invite another friend or two, bring them into conference together, and I thought it impossible that reasonable men, consulting together coolly, could fail, by some mutual sacrifices of opinion, to form a compromise which was to save the union." The informal diplomats of the dinnertable arranged the matter satisfactorily. Hamilton got his Southern votes for assumption, and the location of the capital went to the banks of the Potomac. Later on, when Jefferson saw the full significance of Hamilton's financial programme, and realized to his horror that he had been made a party to fixing the "octopus" of the money power on the government, he complained bitterly that he had been "duped" by Hamilton and "most ignorantly and innocently been made to hold the candle" for his nefarious act. At the time the bargain was made, however, Jefferson does not seem to have had any suspicion of deceitfulness on Hamilton's part or impropriety in his own behavior. In his...
Title:Thomas JeffersonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217924670

ISBN - 13:9780217924672