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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1846, by

GEORGE GIBBS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.

NEW YORK :
WILLIAM VAN NORDEN, PRINTER,

No. 39 WILLIAM STREET.

CONTENTS OF THE SECOND VOLUME.

FIFTH CONGRESS-THIRD SESSION.

CHAPTER IV.

* By an oversight, this is entitled in the The error was not discovered until too
body of the work the Second Session, late for correction.

Letter to President on Subjects of Speech, 299. — Suspension of Boards of Com-

missioners under British Treaty, 306. — Meeting of Congress, 308. — Speech

to Congress, 308. — Political Opinion in Congress, 309. — Death of Wash-

ington, 310. — Reports of Secretary of Treasury, 311. —Correspondence,

312–324. — Report of Secretary of War, 324. Estimates for 1800, 325. —

Measures of Congress, 327. — Reports on Reduction of Army and Navy,
and on Additional Revenues, 328. – Of Committee of Ways and Means on
the Public Debt, 331. – Opinion of Committee on Management of the Treas-
ury,337. – Mr. Gallatin's Reply, 338. — Affair of Thomas Nash, called Jona-

an Robbins, 338. — Adjournment of Congress, 339. — Acts of the Session,

340. — Proposal of Mr. Liston of Treaty Stipulation for Restitution of De-

serters, 342. — President's Letter on subject of a Public Printer, 344.

Letter to President on Subjects of Speech, 442. — Wolcott's Resignation of

Treasury Department, 443. — Correspondence, 443-450. — President's Speech,

450. — Wolcott's Letter to Speaker, requesting an Investigation into Condi-

tion of Treasury, 451. — Committee of Investigation, 451. - Report on Sink-

ing Fund, 451. - On Internal Revenues, 452. — Condition of the Finances,

452. — Correspondence, 455–463. — Appointments to Treasury, &c., 463. –

Conditional Ratification of Convention with France, 464. Character of the

Convention, 465. — Mr. Adams' Opinion of its Merits, 465. — Correspond-

ence, 467-469. – Report on Condition of the Treasury, 469. — Retirement

of Wolcott, 476. — Fires in the Offices of War and the Treasury, 478. —

Charges against Wolcott and others, 478. — Examination of Circumstances

of the Fires, 480. — Wolcott's Notes on the Affair, 481. - Character of the

Charges, 482. — Measures of the Session, 484. - The Judiciary Law, 485.

- Hostility of Anti-Federalists to the Judiciary, 485. - Presidential Election,

487. — Wolcott's Remarks thereon, 488. — Examination of Charge against

the Federal Party, 489. — Correspondence, 489, 490. — Wolcott appointed

Circuit Judge, 491. - Correspondence, 491-495. — His Acceptance, 496. -

Correspondence, 496-498. — End of Mr. Adams' Administration, 498. –

Concluding Remarks, 499. — General Character of the American Colonies

499.- Obstacles to a Constitution, 501. - Merits of the Constitution, 502.

- Difficulties of the Federal Administrations, 503. — Democratic tenden-

cies of the People, 505. — Grounds of Opposition to the Federal Administra-

tions, 506. — Causes of its Success, 507. - Qualifications of Mr. Adams,

508. - Defence of the Federal Administrations, 508. — Their Merits, 513.

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