The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 45

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 45
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 0691212007
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 45 Book Excerpt:

A definitive scholarly edition of the correspondence and papers of Thomas Jefferson This volume opens soon after the start of the second session of the Eighth Congress and ends a few days after the session closes. During the period, Jefferson receives twice as many documents as he writes. He sits for portraits by Charles Févret de Saint-Mémin and Rembrandt Peale. The nation endures an extreme winter. William Dunbar begins to send information from the exploration of the Ouachita River. Acts of Congress create new territories and give Orleans Territory an assembly and a path to statehood. The Senate ratifies a treaty to acquire an estimated 50 million acres of land from the Sac and Fox tribes. Levi Lincoln resigns, Robert Smith asks to succeed him as attorney general, and Jefferson seeks a new secretary of the navy. Jefferson and vice-presidential candidate George Clinton receive 162 electoral ballots against 14 for their opponents, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and Rufus King. Napoleon is crowned emperor of the French, and Spain declares war on Great Britain. The Senate acquits Samuel Chase of eight articles of impeachment. Jefferson prepares his inaugural address and is sworn into office for his second term on 4 March. He refuses to consider serving a third term.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 45

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 45
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 864
Release: 1950
ISBN: 0691203652
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 45 Book Excerpt:

"The Papers of Thomas Jefferson is a projected 60-volume series containing not only the 18,000 letters written by Jefferson but also, in full or in summary, the more than 25,000 letters written to him. Including documents of historical significance as well as private notes not closely examined until their publication in the Papers, this series is an unmatched source of scholarship on the nation's third president"--Publisher's description.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 41

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 41
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 856
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 0691185174
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 41 Book Excerpt:

The Louisiana Purchase dominates the months covered in this volume. Jefferson departs for Monticello to enjoy a needed respite after the busy three and a half months he has just spent in the nation's capital. Shortly before leaving Washington, he has a last meeting with his cabinet, after which he issues a proclamation to reconvene Congress on 17 October, three weeks early. It is the "great and weighty" business of the French government’s stunning offer to transfer all of the Louisiana Territory to the United States that necessitates this important gathering. The event brings Jefferson enthusiastic congratulations from his friends and fellow Republicans. With Jefferson’s great success, however, comes the reality of getting the agreement with France approved and implemented. The boundaries of the territory ceded are not even clear. In private letters to his trusted advisers, Jefferson discusses the proper course of action. Should both houses of Congress be called to consider the French offer? Is it prudent to make the substance of a treaty public? And perhaps most vexing, does this executive action require an amendment to the Constitution? Some Federalists criticize the plan, but an expansion of the nation’s territory, proponents argue, will raise America’s stature in the eyes of the world. With the widening of the country’s borders, Jefferson’s project to send an exploratory party westward seems even timelier. William Clark accepts Meriwether Lewis’s invitation to join the expedition, and on the last day of August Lewis begins his journey down the Ohio River, the building of his boat finally complete.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 21

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 21
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 0691185271
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 21 Book Excerpt:

The description for this book, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 21: Index, Vols. 1-20, will be forthcoming.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 16

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 16
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 735
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 0691185220
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 16 Book Excerpt:

This volume brings Jefferson back to the U.S. from France, to become the first American Secretary of State, and marks the beginning of Jefferson's work in the Cabinet with Alexander Hamilton.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 46

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 46
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2022-08-16
ISBN: 0691230749
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 46 Book Excerpt:

A definitive scholarly edition of the correspondence and papers of Thomas Jefferson Congress adjourns early in March, and Jefferson goes home to Monticello for a month. After his return to Washington, he corresponds with territorial governors concerning appointments to legislative councils. He peruses information about Native American tribes, Spanish and French colonial settlements, and the geography of the Louisiana Territory. He seeks the consent of Spanish authorities to a U.S. exploration along the Red River while asserting privately that Spain “has met our advances with jealousy, secret malice, and ill faith.” A new law extends civil authority over foreign warships in U.S. harbors, and he considers using it also to constrain privateers. Federalist opponents bring up “antient slanders” to question his past private and official actions. His personal finances are increasingly reliant on bank loans. He starts a search for a new farm manager at Monticello. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark write from Fort Mandan in April before setting out up the Missouri River. Jefferson will not receive their reports until mid-July. In the Mediterranean, William Eaton coordinates the capture of the port of Derna and Tobias Lear negotiates terms of peace with Pasha Yusuf Qaramanli to end the conflict with Tripoli. News of those events will not reach the United States until September.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 22

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 22
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 0691184658
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 22 Book Excerpt:

The months covered by this volume illustrate the variety of topics characteristic of the Jefferson Papers. Subjects range from Jefferson's continued overseeing of the planning of the Federal District that became Washington, D.C., to his worries over his debts and his exchange of correspondence with the free black Benjamin Banneker. This period, an unusually significant time for Jefferson as Secretary of State, saw the opening of a new phase of diplomacy. When Jefferson returned to the capital after a stay at Monticello in the fall, the first British minister to the United States had arrived, and the new representative from France had been in the city since August. During this time Jefferson began keeping private notes on important political conversations, notes that he later collected and bound. These notes were published after his death as Jefferson's Anas, a work never closely examined until now and often extended beyond Jefferson's evident intention. Ascertaining that Jefferson collected and intended only those documents from his tenure as Secretary of State to be used to challenge the Federalist interpretation of Washington's administration, the present editors publish the Anas notes not as compiled late in Jefferson's life or as amplified by others, but in chronological order, in the context in which they were written. Also discovered during the preparation of this volume was a new, later date or that portion of Jefferson's famous Espistolary Record written in his own hand.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 6

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Retirement Series  Volume 6
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 1400833736
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 6 Book Excerpt:

Volume Six of the definitive edition of Thomas Jefferson's papers from the end of his presidency until his death presents 516 documents from 11 March to 27 November 1813. Although free from the cares of government, Jefferson cannot disassociate himself from politics entirely. He recommends to President James Madison during the War of 1812 that gunboats be used to protect the Chesapeake Bay, and writes to his congressional son-in-law, John Wayles Eppes, urging the repayment of the national debt and the reining in of the American banking system. Jefferson remains active and healthy, making trips to his beloved Poplar Forest estate, entertaining visitors at Monticello, and happily supervising the education of his grandchildren and other relations. His correspondence shows no signs of abating--he writes to John Waldo and John Wilson to discuss the improvement of English orthography, addresses Isaac McPherson as part of a plea for limits on government-sanctioned intellectual-property rights, and provides a study of Meriwether Lewis for Nicholas Biddle's History of the Expedition under the command of Captains Lewis and Clark. Finally, this volume records the most intense period of correspondence between Jefferson and John Adams during their retirement. In an exchange of thirty-one letters, the two men reveal their hopes and fears for the nation.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 19

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 19
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 693
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 0691185255
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 19 Book Excerpt:

Volume 19, covering the final critical weeks of the First Congress, reveals Washington and Jefferson in the closest and most confidential relationship that existed at any time during their official careers. It opens with the proclamation announcing the exact location of the Federal District, an unexplained choice made in the utmost secrecy by the President in consultation with the Secretary of State some weeks before Washington toured the upper Potomac in an ostensible journey to inspect rival sites and to encourage competition for the location of the national capital. It includes the politically related question of the chartering of the Bank of the United States, on which Jefferson delivered his famous opinion challenging its constitutionality. But the conflict with Hamilton over the Bank, important as it was, did not bring the two men on the public stage as contestants. Instead, the first focusing of public attention on the breach in the administration occurred with the publication of Jefferson's report on the whale and cod fisheries. This widely disseminated report is here presented in a context showing that, after Hamilton declined to cooperate in reciprocating the favors France had granted to American trade, Jefferson deliberately and publicly challenged the Hamiltonian opposition. In unusually blunt language, his report called for commercial retaliation against Great Britain, thus causing a sensation both in the ... ministry. This volume shows Jefferson's concern over the growing discontent in the South and West over fiscal and other policies of the national government, his resistance to interested promotion of consular appointments in business circles, his grappling with the political and constitutional questions concerning the admission of Kentucky and Vermont, his involvement in the political consequences of the death of Franklin that affected even the proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, his cautious relationship with Tench Coxe as a source of statistical information which the Secretary of the Treasury failed to supply, and his report to Washington on a judicial appointment that brought on both embarrassment and constitutional questions. Once Congress had dispersed, Jefferson was able to turn his attention to long-neglected private concerns and to the correspondence that gave him most satisfaction, that with the family at Monticello.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 18

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 18
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 739
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 0691185247
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 18 Book Excerpt:

Volume 18, covering part of the final session of the First Congress, shows Jefferson as Secretary of State continuing his effective collaboration with James Madison in seeking commercial reciprocity with Great Britain by threatening--and almost achieving--a retaliatory navigation bill. During these few weeks Jefferson produced a remarkable series of official reports on Gouverneur Morris' abortive mission to England, on the first case of British impressment of American seamen to be noticed officially, on the interrelated problems of Mediterranean trade and the American captives in Algiers, and on the French protest against the tonnage acts. All of these state papers reflected the consistency of Jefferson's aim to bolster the independence of the United States, to promote national unity, and even, as his report on the Algerine captives indicates, to lay the foundations for American maritime power. This volume reveals Jefferson's continuing interest in a unified system of weights and measures, his effort to create a mint, and his concern over executive proceedings in the Northwest Territory. It contains also his suggestions for the President's annual message and his first encounter, at the hands of Noah Webster, with Federalist ridicule of his interest in science. Despite his heavy official duties and the confusion into which his household was thrown when 78 crates of books, wines, and furniture arrived from France, Jefferson never failed to write his promised weekly letter to his daughters and son-in-law under the alternating plan which obligated each of them to write only once every three weeks. The record of this time of extraordinary pressure shows that Jefferson retained his usual equanimity except when, after a full two months, he failed to receive any scrap of writing from the little family at Monticello.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 4

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 4
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 0691184690
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 4 Book Excerpt:

The description for this book, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 4: October 1780 to February 1781, will be forthcoming.

Thomas Jefferson on Wine

Thomas Jefferson on Wine
Author: John R. Hailman
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2009-09-18
ISBN: 1604731389
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Jefferson on Wine Book Excerpt:

A connoisseur's compendium of a great American's passion for fine wine

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 1

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Retirement Series  Volume 1
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 729
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 0691184593
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 1 Book Excerpt:

This volume inaugurates the definitive edition of papers from Thomas Jefferson's retirement. As the volume opens, a new president is installed and Jefferson is anticipating his return to Virginia, where he will pursue a fascinating range of personal and intellectual activities. He prepares for his final departure from Washington by settling accounts and borrowing to pay his creditors. At Monticello he tells of his efforts to restore order at his mismanaged mill complex, breed merino sheep, and otherwise resume full control of his financial and agricultural affairs. Though he is entering retirement, he still has one foot firmly planted in the world of public affairs. He acknowledges a flood of accolades on his retirement and has frequent exchanges with President James Madison. While fielding written requests for money, favors, and advice from a kaleidoscopic array of relatives, acquaintances, strangers, cranks, anonymous writers, and a blackmailer, he maintains a wide and varied correspondence with scientists and scholars on both sides of the Atlantic. The volume's highlights include first-hand accounts of Jefferson's demeanor at his successor's inauguration and one of the most detailed descriptions of life at Monticello by a visitor; Jefferson's recommendations on book purchases to a literary club and a teacher; chemical analyses of tobacco by a French scientist that first isolated nicotine; the earliest descriptions of the death of Meriwether Lewis; one of Jefferson's most eloquent calls for religious tolerance; and his modest assessment of the value of his writings in reply to a printer interested in publishing them.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 32

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 32
Author: Thomas Jefferson,Barbara B. Oberg
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 712
Release: 1950
ISBN: 0691124892
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 32 Book Excerpt:

"The Papers of Thomas Jefferson is a projected 60-volume series containing not only the 18,000 letters written by Jefferson but also, in full or in summary, the more than 25,000 letters written to him. Including documents of historical significance as well as private notes not closely examined until their publication in the Papers, this series is an unmatched source of scholarship on the nation's third president."--Publisher description.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 23

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 23
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 715
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 069118528X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 23 Book Excerpt:

This volume deals with an unusually active, dramatic period during Thomas Jefferson's tenure as Secretary of State.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 35

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 35
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 825
Release: 1950
ISBN: 0691137730
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 35 Book Excerpt:

In Volume 35, the story of Thomas Jefferson's first presidential administration continues to unfold. He quickly begins to implement his objectives of economy and efficiency in government.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 24

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 24
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 927
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 0691185298
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 24 Book Excerpt:

This volume finds Thomas Jefferson grappling with problems arising from the radicalization of the French Revolution in Europe and the polarization of domestic politics in the United States. The overthrow of the French monarchy leads the Secretary of State to suspend debt payments to that nation and to formulate a diplomatic recognition policy that will long guide American diplomacy. After an abortive effort to initiate negotiations with the British minister in Philadelphia on the execution of the Treaty of Paris, Jefferson deflects a British proposal to establish a neutral Indian barrier state in the Northwest Territory. As he awaits the start of negotiations on major diplomatic issues with Spain, he deals with a Spanish effort to incite hostilities between the Southern Indians and the United States. The conflict between Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton reaches a new stage when the Secretary of the Treasury brings the cabinet struggle into full public view with four series of pseudonymous newspaper attacks on Jefferson. In letters to President Washington, Jefferson insists that Hamiltonian policies pose a fundamental threat to American republicanism, and in other documents he sets forth remedies for the defects he sees in Hamilton's system. During this period he also finds time to investigate the ravages of the Hessian fly on American wheat and to make plans to remodel Monticello.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 3

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 3
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 1950
ISBN: 0691045356
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 3 Book Excerpt:

"The Papers of Thomas Jefferson is a projected 60-volume series containing not only the 18,000 letters written by Jefferson but also, in full or in summary, the more than 25,000 letters written to him. Including documents of historical significance as well as private notes not closely examined until their publication in the Papers, this series is an unmatched source of scholarship on the nation's third president."--Publisher description.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 36

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 36
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 824
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 1400833728
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 36 Book Excerpt:

The period covered by this volume brings to a conclusion Thomas Jefferson's first year as president. On 8 December he communicates his first annual message to Congress: peace between France and England is restored; a rise in population will increase revenue and help abolish internal taxes; the standing army can be done away with; "peace & friendship" prevail with Indian neighbors. He recommends two particular matters to the attention of Congress: a revision of the laws on naturalization and a review of the Judiciary Act. Two delegations of Indian nations hold conferences with Jefferson and Secretary of War Henry Dearborn in Washington. Jefferson observes that it is good for them to "renew the chain of affection." The president receives a "Mammoth Cheese" as a token of esteem from the citizens of Cheshire, Massachusetts, and the letter from the Danbury Baptists arrives. In his famous reply to the Baptists, Jefferson states that "religion is a matter which lies solely between man & his god." Shortly after legislators arrive in town for the opening of Congress, he begins to entertain at the President's House. He uses such occasions to bridge the divide between the executive and legislative branches and foster political understanding between Republicans and Federalists. As he moves into his second year as president, he is optimistic about his legislative program and the Republican majority in Congress.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 14

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 14
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 069118481X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 14 Book Excerpt:

Volume 14, from October 1788 through April 1789, continues and almost completes Jefferson's stay in France as American minister.