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Slave Trade Page 6. Objection to the Treaty stated viz I. That the establishment of a mixed tribunals in the Territories of the Respective parties is essential to the <execution> of its provisions—that the U. States could not concur in this 1st. because they have no colonies either on the coast of Africa or in the W. Indies & 2dly. because it is doubtful whether the power of the Govmt.... Continue Reading
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I have recd. your letter transmitting to me the resolutions of the <illegible> <members> adopted at ^by the^ a meeting of Cordwainers of the City of Philadelphia ^which was held^ at <illegible> Hotel on the 4th instant, expressing also on ^which expressed on my^ behalf of a number of the craft the high esteem in which they do me the honor to hold me and requesting also ^inviting... Continue Reading
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I make to you Mr President & to the Convention over which you have the honor to preside my <illegible> sincere & grateful acknowledgments ^as well^ for the gratifying compliment which has been paid to me in inviting me to a personal presentation to its members as for the very flattering opinion which you have in their behalf been pleased to express of my public conduct. Combining as... Continue Reading
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From the establishment of despotic power by ^through^ the arbitrary assumption of ^authority by^ any one man or any set of men ^means ^^assumptions^^^ which have proved to so fatal to liberty in other countries^ we have I thank god nothing to fear. To satisfy you of this <illegible> truth it is only necessary to invite your own reflection before what you do know, argument cannot be... Continue Reading
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I regret that the exceedingly that my ^previous^ arrangements in regard to time put it out of my power to accept your kind invitation for the 4th. Instant. There are ^is^ certainly no portion of my Fellow Citizens with whom it would give me more pleasure to unite in the celebration of a day always dear to us & to which the character of the times ^condition of the Country at the present moment... Continue Reading
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The Crisis We this day lay before our readers a document of deeper interest, one which in ^from^ its character ^nature^ & cons probable consequences is more eminently calculated to test ^probe test^ the character of the american people and to test ^probe^ the fo very foundation upon which our hitherto successful ^their political^ institutions are based than any state paper which ^which has... Continue Reading
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When the debate closed, & before putting the question on the motion made by the Senator Mr Clay that the memorial should ^not^ be received, the Vice President rose & observed in substance. <illegible> That the it was with much regret that the Chair felt itself comd compelled to detain the Senate at so late an hour, by any observations of its own, upon a subject which had been... Continue Reading
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There are two questions arising upon the case submitted by the gentlemen who take interest in the privileges <appertaining> to the Stockholders of the Bank of North America viz 1st The rights ^condition^ of the company in the state of Pennsylvania 2d. Its rights in the State of Newyork by the act of the 11th. of April 1782. <illegible> the consideration of the question of the house of... Continue Reading
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Mr. Wilkes, stands high on this list of <illegible>, & it is probable that he will be offered for promotion if any are. I wish that several should be promoted & if my own views prevail, it will be done. You know however that the Senate have now before them a question ^the decision of^ which must influence this. The uncertainty therefore which exists on the subject — and the effects... Continue Reading
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I should have thanked you several days since, as I now do very sincerely for the copy of your admirable speech. It is ^a^ simple, ^eloquent^ argumentative & patriotic throughout ^production^ & does you much credit. You do me but justice in believing that of the proper ^<the> of the a proper^ time & ^under proper^ circumstances should come in which it would ^there would <in... Continue Reading
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I have read your special message with the greatest satisfaction. It is a document, which, as well in ^its^ spirit as in its capacity reflects the highest credit upon you, & to which, be assured, you will in after life recur with just ^pleasure &^ pride. If the patriotic sentiments & jud it contains are fully responded to ^reciprocated^ by the Legislature which I do not doubt, ^for we... Continue Reading
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I found at Albany on my arrival there your letter upon the subject of the appointment of Genl Cameron was duly recd. ^as Gov of Michigan^ The vacancy death of Gov Wolf Porter has <drawn> forth a crowd of applicants for the vacant Chair & several applicants personal & otherwise ^of which^ had been <made> for my good <offers> in the matter before I had & Genl C ^was... Continue Reading
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Mr Baird a Citizen of the U. States visits Europe (in the character of) ^as an^ agent for the Temperance & other societies of this country. Sensible of the interest which your royal Highness (takes) ^has^ in the success of the objects like ^for the <attachment>^ to the (prosecution) of which Mr B. has devoted much of his time at home & in the pursuit of which he now proposes to... Continue Reading
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I have received your letter transmitting to me the Resolutions adopted by a meeting of Cordwainers of the City of Philadelphia held on the 4th Instant and inviting me in behalf of a number of the craft to partake of a public dinner with them on my return from the seat of Government. I have read the Resolutions with the greatest satisfaction. They breathe the true spirit; and I cannot permit... Continue Reading
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I rcd. last Evening your letter of the 12th. Inst in which you apprise me of your intention to unite with the several ^some^ of the friends of the present Bank in an application to Congress for the incorporation of a new bank ^one^ to have its principal seat at Nyork. I will not conceal from you my dear Sir my regret that ^you^ should have been able to bring your mind to that this conclusion. The... Continue Reading
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