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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 30: 1 January 1798 to 31 January 1799
 

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 30: 1 January 1798 to 31 January 1799 (PDF ebook)

By Jefferson, Thomas
Edited by Oberg, Barbara B.

During the thirteen months covered by this volume, Thomas Jefferson spent more than half of his time in Philadelphia serving as vice president under President John Adams and presiding over a Senate that was dominated by his political opponents, the Federalists. Debates in Congres...s took place against a backdrop of bitter partisan rivalry, characterized most famously by the near-brawl on the floor of the House between Matthew Lyon and Roger Griswold. Congress and the nation waited, in a "state of extraordinary suspense," for dispatches from the American envoys in France. When the accounts of the XYZ Affair became public, the nation prepared for war. Two days after the Alien Friends Act was signed into law Jefferson left for Monticello, stopping at Montpelier to convey the latest news to James Madison. Disheartened and frustrated by the Alien and Sedition Acts, Jefferson penned the famous resolutions adopted in November by the Kentucky legislature. He kept his authorship a secret, however, seeking to avoid any appearance of "rashness" by Republicans. This endeavor reflected his struggle to make sense of the political direction of the nation in times he could neither comprehend nor accept. Jefferson continued to engage in scientific pursuits and fulfill his role as a promoter of American science and learning. He was reelected to the presidency of the American Philosophical Society, to which he presented his paper on the moldboard plow. He corresponded on American Indian languages, astronomy, and the Anglo-Saxon language. He longed for Monticello, and, as Jefferson had learned before, his property fell into neglect when he was away on public business. Renovations to the house slowed, supplies for the nailery were disrupted, and he had to arrange for the sale of his crops through intermediaries. With the prices of wheat low, he was drawn back into financial dependence on tobacco.
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ISBN 9780691185354
Published 5 Jun 2018
Publisher Princeton University Pre
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series The Papers of Thomas Jefferson

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ISBN-13 9780691185354
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Imprint Princeton University Press
Released 5 Jun 2018
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Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Jefferson, Thomas
Edited by Oberg, Barbara B.
Series The Papers of Thomas Jefferson
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Other Prose: Classical, Early & Medieval
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
World History
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
American History
American history: c 1500 to c 1800
Political Leaders & Leadership
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Dewey Code 973.46092
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