Writings of John Quincy Adams - Vol. 2

Writings of John Quincy Adams - Vol. 2

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Writings of John Quincy Adams - Vol. 2

Writings of John Quincy Adams - Vol. 2

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1796

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July 2. TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE 1

Discharge of sailors by American captains. The case of Parish and United States citizens for consuls. Importance of having responsible men.

July 21. TO JOHN ADAMS 3

Delivery of the Western posts. Prospects of war and peace. Conduct of Dumas. Objections raised to the Jay treaty. Paine's pamphlet against it. French treatment of Sweden, Denmark and the Italian states. Desires regarding the United States. British navigation laws.

August 12. TO ENOCH EDWARDS 14

Speculation on object of English journey. Relations between France and the United States. Rivalry be- tween France and Great Britain. Gaiety of Paris. Universal peace.

August 13. TO JOHN ADAMS 17

His attitude on the presidential election. Corsica. Activity of French agents in neutral states. Decree on neutral ships. Rumored appointment of Mangourit as minister to the United States. Paine and attacks upon Washington. Foreign relations of France. Orders to seize neutral ships. Aims to revolutionize the world. Internal enemies. Minister to Denmark.

August 13. TO SYLVANUS BOURNE 28

Employment of French soldiers on American ships.

August 21. TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE 29

French plan to ruin Great Britain. English mission to Berlin and Vienna. Cutting off British commerce.

October 2. TO JOSEPH PITCAIRN 32

French respect for neutral rights. Spain and France.

October 3. TO RUFUS KING 33

Maritime law of Great Britain. Case of a German vessel.

November 4. TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE 35

Comments on letter from Committee of Foreign Affairs. Dutch loans to America. Urged to war against Great Britain. Interview with Van Leyden. United States and a navy.

November 13. TO JOSEPH PITCAIRN 40

Reciprocal obligations between the United States and France. Ignorance upon character and sentiments. Jefferson's policy.

November 25. TO JOHN ADAMS 43

His own position and prospects. Books for Harvard College and American Academy. Washington's farewell address. Noël on the Dutch constitution.

November 25. TO JOHAN LUZAC 49

Cause of Washington's retirement. Will send the address.

November 29. TO WILLIAM CRANCH 51

Course of events in the Netherlands. Inconsistencies in conduct of the French.

December 2. TO JOSEPH PITCAIRN 53

Jefferson's foreign policy. Neutrality the true one. Monroe's recall and refusal of address.

December 15. TO SYLVANUS BOURNE 56

Meaning misinterpreted. A question of commissions. Hypothecation of United States debt.

December 22. TO SYLVANUS BOURNE 59

Soothes fears on break in relations between France and the United States. Faction and its corrective.

December 22. TO JOSEPH PITCAIRN 61

Refusal of French Directory to receive Pinckney. Monroe's position. Recall of Adet.

December 22. TO WILLINCK, VAN STAPHORST AND HUBBARD. 63

Prolongation of interest payment. Rumors and prices of American stock.

December 24. TO JOHN ADAMS 64

Presidential election and Europe. American securities.

December 30. TO JOHN ADAMS 66

French policy towards the United States. Withdrawal of Malmesbury.

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January 10. TO JOSEPH PITCAIRN 70

Monroe's address and reply of Barras. French aid to the United States. Complaints of France.

January 13. TO JOSEPH PITCAIRN 74

Monroe's position. Trade with Great Britain. Power of England. Pinckney's rejection.

January 14. TO JOHN ADAMS 77

American elections. Correspondence with State and Treasury Departments. Advantage of reciprocal communications. Speeches of Monroe and Barras. Policy for the United States. Total want of provocation. The Jay treaty. French intrigues in United States. Com- . . .

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