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abroad—Contrast of his and Jefferson's Views on the French Crisis—News of

the French Revolution in America—Popular Excitement—Washington's cau-

tious Opinion on the Subject—Hamilton's apprehensive View—Jefferson offered

a Place in the Cabinet as Secretary of State 28

CHAPTER VI.

Washington's Journey through the Eastern States—John Hancock—Clashing be-

tween the Civil and Municipal Authorities on the President's entry into Boston

—A Contest of Etiquette—Washington's account of his Entry—His Reception—

A new Punctilio—Address of the Cincinnati Society—Return to New York 38

CHAPTER VII.

Col. John Trumbull—Message to Washington from Lafayette—Jefferson's embarka-

tion for America—Washington forwards his Commission as Secretary of State—

His acceptance 45

CHAPTER VIII.

Reassembling of Congress—Financial Condition of the Country—Its Debt at Home,

and Abroad—Debts of the States—Hamilton's Report—Opposition to it—Di\

Stuart's warning Letter to Washington—His Reply—Jefferson's arrival at the

Seat of Government—New York at that Period—Jefferson apprehends Monar-

chical Designs 50

CHAPTER IX.

The Assumption of the State Debts discussed—Washington in favor—A Majority of

Two against it—Hamilton's Appeal to Jefferson on the Subject—The latter ar-

ranges for a Compromise—His account of it—Adjustment about the Seat of Gov-

ernment—Assumption carried—Treaty of Peace with the Creeks—Cavillings

about Presidential Etiquette—Washington's Defence—Adjournment of Congress

—Fancied Harmony of the Cabinet—Jefferson suspects Hamilton of Finesse in

procuring his Agency in the Assumption CO

CHAPTER X.

Lafayette at tne Head of the Revolution in France—His Letter to Washington—

Gouverneur Morris's Opinion of his Position—Washington's dubious and anx-

ious Views—Presented by Lafayette with the Key of the Bastille—Visits Rhode

Island and Mount Vernon 68

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Washington unanimously re-elected—Opening of Session of Congress—Topics of

the President's Speech—Abortive attack upon the Secretary of the Treasury—

"Washington installed for his Second Term. 133

CHAPTER XVIII.

Gouverneur Morris Minister at the French Court—His Representations of the State

of Affairs-—Washington's concern for Lafayette—Jefferson annoyed at his Fore-

bodings—Overthrow of the French Monarchy—Imprisonment of Lafayette—Jef-

ferson concerned, but not discouraged at the Republican Massacres—Washington

shocked—His Letter to the Marchioness Lafayette 137

CHAPTER XIX.

Washington's entrance upon his Second Term—Gloomy Auspices—Execution of

Louis XVI.—France declares War against England—Belligerent Excitement in

America—Proclamation of Neutrality—French Mission.to the United States-*

Genet arrives in Charleston—His Reception in Philadelphia—Views of Jefferson

and Hamilton—Washington's dispassionate Opinion. ...... . 144

CHAPTER XX.

Genet presents his Letter of Credence—His Diplomatic Speech—Washington's Con-

versation with Jefferson—Capture of the Ship Grange and other British Vessels

—Question of Restitution—Dissatisfaction of Genet—Demands Release of two

American Citizens—Washington's Sensitiveness to the Attacks of the Press—His

unshaken. Determination ..,.-, » 152

CHAPTER XXI.

Washington called to Mount Vernon—The case of the Little Sarah comes up in his

absence—Governor Mifflin determined to prevent her Departure—Rage of Genet

—Jefferson urges Detention of the Privateer until the President's return—Evasive

assurance of Genet—Distrust of Hamilton and Knox—Washington returns to

Philadelphia—A Cabinet Council-1—Its determination communicated to Genet—

The Vessel sails in defiance of it—Formation of the Democratic Society—The

recall of Genet determined on—The Ribald Lampoon—Washington's Outburst. 159

CHAPTER XXV.

James Monroe appointed Minister to France in place of Gouverneur Morris re-

called—His Eeception—Pennsylvania Insurrection—Proclamation of Washing-

ton—Perseverance of the Insurgents—Second Proclamation—The President pro-

ceeds against them—General Morgan—Lawrence Lewis—Washington arranges a

Plan of Military Operations—Eeturns to Philadelphia, leaving Lee in command

— Submission of the Insurgents—The President's Letter on the Subject to Jay,

Minister at London 196

CHAPTER XXVI.

Washington's Denunciation of self-created Societies—Not relished by Congress—

Campaign of General Wayne—Hamilton reports a Plan for the Eedemption of

the Public Debt—And retires from his Post as Secretary of the Treasury—Is

succeeded by Oliver Wolcott—Eesignation of Knox—Succeeded by Timothy

Pickering—Close of the Session 205

CHAPTER XXVII.

Washington's Anxiety about the Progress of the Negotiation with England—Jay's

Treaty arrives for Eatification—Predisposition to Condemn—Eeturn of Jay—

Adet succeeds Fauchet as Minister from France—The Treaty laid before the

Senate—Eatified with a Qualification—A Novel Question—Popular Discontent

—Abstract of the Treaty published—Violent Opposition to it—Washington re-

solved, to ratify—His Eesolution suspended—Goes to Mount Vernon— Eeply to

an Address from Boston—Increasing Clamor 212

CHAPTER XXVIII.

Washington recalled to the Seat of Government—Conduct of Eandolph brought in

Question—Treaty Signed—Eesignation of Eandolph—His Correspondence with

Washington—Unlimited Disclosure permitted—Appearance of his Vindication-

Pickering transferred to the Department of State—M'Henry appointed Secretary

of War—Arrival of George Washington Lafayette. 220

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