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NOTICES OF HIS OPINIONS ON QUESTIONS OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT, NATIONAL

POLICY, AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.

BY GEORGE TUCKER,
PROFESSOR OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.

-Itaque nulla alia in civitate, nisi in qua populi potestas summa est, ullum domicilium libertas habet: qua quidem certe nihil potest esse dulcius; et quæ si æqua non est, ne libertas quidem est.-Cic. de REPUBLICA.

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ENTERED according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1837, by Carey, LEA & BLANCHARD, in the Clerk's Office of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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Mr. Jefferson recommends an Exploring Expedition across the Conti-
nent. Meriwether Lewis. Amendments to the Constitution. Error
of its Framers. Ohio admitted into the Union. Proposed Retroces-
sion of the District of Columbia. Repeal of Discriminating Duties,
and Discontinuance of the Mint proposed. Dry Docks. Yazoo Pur-
chase. Purchase of Louisiana-Its supposed tendency to a Separation
of the Western States falsified by time. Constitutionality of admitting
Louisiana into the Union. Objections finally waived. Difficulties
created by Spain. Meeting of Congress. President's Annual Mes-
sage. Treaty with France ratified, and possession taken of Louisiana.
Professorship of Agriculture.

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CHAPTER VII.

1801-1805.

The President recommends a repeal of the Bankrupt Law. Bank of the

United States. Statistics of Louisiana. Amendment to the Constitu-
tion. Naturalization Law. Judge Pickering impeached and removed.
Yazoo claims. Loss of the Frigate Philadelphia. His increasing
popularity. Views of the Federal Party. Death of Mrs. Eppes. Cor-
respondence with Mrs. Adams. Mr. Jefferson vindicates his course.
Letter to Mazzei. Various speculations to which the acquisition of
Louisiana gave rise. Mr. Jefferson's view of the consequences of a
separation. Expedition against Tripoli. Presidential Election. Meet-
ing of Congress. President's Message. Gun Boats. Impeachment
of Judge Chase-hiş trial and acquittal.

157

CHAPTER VIII.

1805-1806.

The President's Inaugural Address. Discontent of Spain. Eaton's

success against Tripoli. Mr. Jefferson's account of the Climate of
America. Complaints of the Trade with St. Domingo. Schisms in
the Republican Party. Message to Congress. John Randolph. Re-
lations with Spain. Views of Parties. Appropriation for the pur-
chase of Florida. The course pursued by the Administration assailed
and defended. Interruptions to American Commerce by Great Bri-
tain. Impressment. Non-intercourse, and other plans of retaliation.

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