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Washington's Journey through the Eastern States - John Han-

cock — Clashing between 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 to the Cincinnati Society - Return to

New York

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CHAPTER CLXXV.

Lafayette at the Head of the Revolution in France His Letter

to Washington — Gouverneur Morris's Opinion of his Position

- Washington's Dubious and anxious Views — Presented by

Lafayette with the Key of the Bastille -- Visits Rhode Island

and Mount Vernon

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CHAPTER CLXXVI.

Frontier Difficulties with the Indians General Harmer's Expe-

dition against them Ambuscade of Col. Hardin's Detachment
— Escape of Capt. Armstrong — A second Detachment of Col.
Hardin compelled to retreat - Washington's long Anxiety as to
the Result of the Enterprise - Final Tidings

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Congress reassembles at Philadelphia - Residence of Washington

at the new Seat of Government - The State Carriage — Hamil-
: ton's Financial Arrangements - Impost and Excise Bill - Pas-

sage of a Bill for a National Bank - Jefferson's Objections -
Formation of two Political Parties under Hamilton and Jefferson

- Their different Views —— Dissatisfaction of Congress at the
Report of Harmer's Expedition - Washington's Address to the
Seneca Chiefs — His desire to civilize the Savages — Kentucky
and Vermont admitted into the Union — First Congress expires

A new Expedition projected against the Hostile Tribes under

General St. Clair - Washington's solemn Warning on taking

leave of him

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The Apportionment Bill - Washington's Veto-His Concern at the

growing Asperities of Congress — Intended Retirement — Jeffer-
son's Determination to retire at the same Time - - Remonstrance
of Washington - His Request to Madison to prepare Valedic-
tory - Wayne appointed to succeed St. Clair Congress
adjourns — Washington at Mount Vernon - Suggests Topics
for his Farewell Address — Madison's Draft — Jefferson urges
his continuance

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CHAPTER CLXXXI.

Page Jefferson's Suspicions — Contemned by Hamilton - Washington's Expostulation — Complains of the Conduct of Freneau's Paper

- Hamilton and Randolph urge him to a Re-election – A warring Cabinet — Hamilton's Attack on Jefferson — Washington's healing Admonitions Replies of the two Secretaries — Continued hostility to the Excise Law — Washington's Proclamation - Renewed effort to allay the Discord in his Cabinet

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CHAPTER CLXXXII.

Washington unanimously re-elected Opening of Session of Con.

gress Topics of the President's Speech - Abortive Attack upon the Secretary of the Treasury — Washington installed for his Second Term

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CHAPTER CLXXXIII.

Gouverneur Morris Minister at the French Court - His Repre

sentations of the State of Affairs — Washington's concern for Lafayette — Jefferson annoyed at his Forebodings — Overthrow of the French Monarchy – Imprisonment of Lafayette — Jefferson concerned, but not discouraged at the Republican Massacres

Washington shocked — His Letter to the Marchioness Lafayette

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CHAPTER CLXXXIV.

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

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CHAPTER CLXXXV.

Genet presents his Letter of Credence — His Diplomatic Speech

- Washington's Conversation 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

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CHAPTER CLXXXVII,

Threatened Dissolution of the Cabinet Action between the

Ambuscade and Boston – Triumphant Return of the former to

New York – A French Fleet arrives same Day - Excitement of

the People — Genet arrives in the midst of it — His enthusi-

astic Reception - Is informed by Jefferson of the Measures for

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CHAPTER CLXXXVIII.

Neutrality endangered by Great Britain — Her ill-advised Mea-

sures - Detention of Vessels bound for France — Impressment
of American Seamen · Persistence in holding the Western
Posts Congress assembles in December — The President's
opening Speech - His Censure of Genet - The Vice President's
allusion to it — The Administration in a Minority in the House

- Proclamation of Neutrality sustained — Jefferson's Report -

Retires from the Cabinet - His parting Rebuke to Genet — His

Character of Washington

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CHAPTER CLXXXIX.

Debate on Jefferson's Report on Commercial Intercourse – A

Naval force proposed for the Protection of Commerce against
Piratical Cruisers Further instances of the Audacity of Genet

His Recall - Arrival of his Successor - Irritation excited by
British Captures of American Vessels - Preparations for De-
fence — Embargo - Intense excitement at “British Spoliations

- Partisans of France in the Ascendant - A Chance for accom.
modating Difficulties — Jefferson's Hopes of Reconciliation-
The War Cry uppermost - Washington determines to send a
special Envoy to the British Government — Jefferson's Letter to
Tench Coxe

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CHAPTER CXC.

Page
James Monroe appointed Minister to France in place of Gouver-

neur Morris recalled - His Reception - Pennsylvania Insur-
rection - Proclamation of Washington Perseverance of the
Insurgents Second Proclamation The President proceeds
against them - General Morgan — Lawrence Lewis - Washing-
ton arranges a Plan of Military Operations — Returns to Phila-
delphia, leaving Lee in command Submission of the Insur-
gents The President's Letter on the Subject to Jay, Minister
at London

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CHAPTER CXCI.

Washington's Denunciation of self-created Societies -- Not relished

by Congress — Campaign of General Wayne-Hamilton reports
a Plan for the Redemption of the Public Debt - And retires
from his Post as Secretary of the Treasury - Is succeeded by
Oliver Wolcott -- Resignation of Knox – Succeeded by Timo-
thy Pickering — Close of the Session

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CHAPTER CXCII.

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Washington's Anxiety about the Progress of the Negociation with
England — Jay's
Treaty arrives for

Ratification - Predisposition
to condemn Return of Jay - Adet succeeds Fauchet as
Minister from France - The Treaty laid before the Senate
Ratified with a Qualification - A Novel Question - Popular
Discontent- Abstract of the Treaty published — Violent Op-
position to it — Washington resolved to ratify - His Resolution
suspended — Goes to Mount Vernon — Reply to an Address
from Boston — Increasing Clamour

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CHAPTER CXCIII.

Washington recalled to the Seat of Government Conduct of

Randolph brought in Question - Treaty Signed — Resignation
of Randolph — His Correspondence with Washington Unli-
mited Disclosure permitted — Appearance of his Vindication -
Pickering transferred to the Department of State - M'Henry
appointed Secretary of War Ārrival of George Washington
Lafayette

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