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The most prominent suspicion excited by the Report of the S. of the T. of Jan. 3. 1793. is that the funds raised in Europe and which ought to have been applied to the paiment of our debts there, in order to stop interest, have been drawn over to this country and lodged in the bank , to extend the speculations and increase the profits of that institution. To come at the truth of this, it...
 Notes on mr Eaton’s accounts, additional to those of the Secretary of state.  When we consider that this is the first of the Barbary accounts which comes to us for settlement, and that every article now allowed will be a precedent for futurity, we ought to reduce it to what is rigorously right. the rules of settlement of the accounts of our foreign ministers are generally applicable to those...
Amendment to the Constitution to be added to Art. IV. section III. The Province of Louisiana is incorporated with the US. and made part thereof. the rights of occupancy in the soil, & of self-government, are confirmed to the Indian inhabitants, as they now exist. Preemption only of the portions rightfully occupied by them, and a succession to the occupancy of such as they may abandon, with the...
It is certainly unnecessary here to shew that there is no distinction to be taken between debt due on bond with a condition expressed to pay principal and interest, and debts due on simple account or otherwise, whereon it was the usage to pay an interest, because there exists not in reason any difference between the two cases: for obligation results from the act of contracting , not from the...
When the war broke out which is now raging in Europe, our treaties with France, and Holland required that we should furnish to the vessels ‘belonging to the citizens of the US.’ passports in the forms prescribed by the treaties. it was very early made a question whether they should be granted to all vessels belonging to citizens of the US. or only to those built as well as belonging here. the...
Extract of a letter from Taleyrand to Pichon, chargé d’affaires of France at the Hague, dated [Paris] Sep. 28. 98. ‘I am thoroughly convinced that should explanations take place with confidence between the two cabinets, irritation would cease, a crowd of misunderstandings would disappear & the ties of friendship would be more strongly united as each party would discover the hand which sought...