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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 39: 13 November 1802 to 3 March 1803

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 39: 13 November 1802 to 3 March 1803
 

A title that opens on 13 November 1802, when the Jefferson is in Washington, and closes on 3 March 1803, the final day of his second year as president. The central issue of these months is the closing of the right of deposit at New Orleans, an act that threatens the economic well... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781400845262
Published 5 June 2018
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Jefferson, Thomas
Edited by Oberg, Barbara B.
Series The Papers of Thomas Jefferson
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ISBN-13 9781400845262
ISBN-10
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Publication Date 5 June 2018
Publication Country
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
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
History
World History
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
American History
American history: c 1800 to c 1900
Number of Pages 760
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Dewey Code 973.46092
Catalogue Code Not specified

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This volume opens on 13 November 1802, when Jefferson is in Washington, and closes on 3 March 1803, the final day of his second year as president. The central issue of these months is the closing of the right of deposit at New Orleans, an act that threatens the economic wellbeing of Westerners. Jefferson asks his old friend Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours to remind the French government of the strong friendship between the two nations. To disarm the political opposition, the president sends James Monroe, who is respected by the Federalists, to Europe as a special envoy to work with Robert Livingston in negotiating the dispute with France. Jefferson proposes a "bargain" that will result in the acquisition of the Louisiana Territory. In a confidential message to Congress, Jefferson seeks $2,500 to send a small party of men to explore the Missouri River. Congress concurs, and Jefferson's secretary Meriwether Lewis will lead the expedition. Settling the boundaries with Native American lands is a major theme of the volume. In reality, "settling" results in major cessions of Indian lands to the American government. During the months of this volume Jefferson never leaves the capital, even for a brief sojourn at Monticello. He does, however, enjoy a visit of six weeks from his daughters and two of his grandchildren. They participate in Washington society, capture the affection of Margaret Bayard Smith, and brighten Jefferson's days.

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Author's Bio

Barbara B. Oberg, senior research scholar and lecturer with the rank of professor at Princeton University, is general editor of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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