Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies from the Papers of T. Jefferson

Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies from the Papers of T. Jefferson (Paperback)

By Thomas Jefferson 
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Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1153901587
EAN: 9781153901581
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 740
Publish Date: 2010-3-13
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829. Excerpt: ... LETTER Ml. TO WILLIAM CARMICHAEL. Philadelphia, March 12, 1791. Sir, I inclose you a statement of the case of Joseph St. Marie, a citizen of the United States of America, whose clerk, Mr. Swimmer, was, in the latter part of tlie year 1787, seised on the eastern side of the Mississippi, in latitude 34 40e, together with his goods, of the value of nineteen hundred and eighty dollars, by a.party of Spanish soldiers. They justified themselves under the order of a Mr. Valliere, their officer, who avowed authority from the Governor of New Orleans, requiring him to seise and confiscate all property found on either side of the Mississippi, below the mouth of the Ohio. The matter being then carried by St. Marie before the Governor of New Orleans, instead of correcting the injury, he avowed the act and its principle, and pretended orders from his court for this and more. We have so much confidence, however, in the moderation and friendship of the court of Madrid, that we are more ready to ascribe this outrage to officers acting at a distance, than to orders from a just sovereign. We have hitherto considered the delivery of the post of the Natches, on the part of Spain, as only awaiting the result of those arrangements which have been under amicable discussion between us; but the remaining in possession of a post which is so near our limit of thirty one degrees, as to admit some color of doubt whether it be on our side or theirs, is one thing; while it is a very different one, to launch two hundred and fifty miles further, and seise the persons and property of our citizens; and that too, in the very moment that a friendly accommodation of all differences, is under discussion. Our respect for their candor and good faith does not permit us to doubt, that proper notice...
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Title: Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies from the Papers of T. Jefferson
Publisher: General Books
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1153901587
EAN: 9781153901581
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 740
Publish Date: 2010-3-13
Binding: Paperback

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