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CONTENTS OF YOL. III.

1807-1809.

CL09E Or JEFFERSON'S FRE8IDENCT.

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Jefferson's guDboat system—Boats ordered 86, 87

Law for abolishing slave-trade 88

The "continental system"—" Orders in Council"... 90

Treaty with England—President's course censured 90, 91

The Leopard assaults the Chesapeake 92

President's proclamation—Result 94

Congress meets—Action of the House 94, 96

Embargo passed in December, 1807 96

Views and policy of France 97

"Orders in Council" of November 11th, 1807 98

Napoleon's " Milan Decree "—Effects 98

Mr. Rose sent as British minister 98

Report of committee—Action 99, 100

The embargo question and results 102, 103

Efforts of ministers at London and Paris 104

Congress—The president's last message 104

The debates, etc., as to the embargo 105, 107

Enforcing act—Embargo repealed 108, 109

End of Jefferson's administration 109

Jefferson's position in our history 110

Aptendlx To Chapter V.

J. Q. Adams on Jefferson's administration Ill

CHAPTER VI.

1809-1811.

THE TWO TEARS PRECEDING THE WAR.

inauguration of Madison—His Inaugural 113

His cabinet—Position of affairs 116

England and France—Opening of Congress.... 117, 118

England repudiates Erskine's acts 120

Excitement, etc.—Views of federalists 120

Congress meet—Message—Resolutions 122, 123

The Rambouillet decree 124

Napoleon's revocation of his decrees 125

England refuses to rescind orders in council 125

West Florida occupied—Congress meet 126

Debate on petition of Orleans territory 127

Debate on renewing United States bank charter... 128

Result—Debate on non-intercourso act 129

The President and Little Belt 131

The United States and two British Bhips 131

Meeting of Congress looked for 133

Indians in north-west—Tecumseh's plans 133

Battle of Tippecanoe—Bloody contest 133

CHAPTER VII.

1811-1812.

OPENING OF THE WAR.

Congress assemble—Henry Clay, speaker 134, 135

Message—Warlike measures 135, 136

Report, etc., of committee on foreign relations 136

Debate—Position of the president 136, 137

Questions as to finances for war 137

Measures adopted—" Henry plot"—Embargo 138

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Foreign affairs—Troubles in England 140

Crisis reached—The war message 141

Report of committee—Debate—Bill passed 147

Act declaring war—Proclamation 147, 148

Appendix To Chapter VIL

Address of the Minority in Congress, etc. 149

CHAPTER Vin.

1812.

OPERATIONS OF THE TEAR 1812.

Position of the country, etc 153

General state of feeling 154

Riot in Baltimore—Western enthusiasm 156, 166

Army appointments difficult 156

Canada to be invaded—Hull in Canada 157

Strange inactivity—Fall of Mackinaw 158, 159

Hull retreats—Miller at Maguaga 169, 160

Captain Heald evacuates Chicago 160

British advance—Hull surrenders 161

Hull tried and condemned 161

The Constitution chased by British squadron 162

The Constitution captures the Guerriere 163

The Wasp and Frolic—United States and Macedonian 164

The Constitution takes the Java 165

Harrison—Taylor at Fort Harrison 166

Van Rensselaer at Lewistown .... 168

Exploit* of Captain Wool—The battle 169

Smyth's vain-glorious effort—Its result 170, 171

General Dearborn and his course 172

Estimate of the campaign of 1812 173

CHAPTER IX.

1812-1813.

PROGRESS OF THE WAR DURING 1313.

Efforts to arrest hostilities 174

Presidential contest—President's message 175, 176

Report of the committee on foreign relations 177

British manifesto—Special message 178

Madison's second Inaugural t.. 178

Opening of the campaign of 1813 180

Disaster at Frenchtown—Proctor's treachery.. 181, 182

Massacre—Harrison's movements 182, 183

Defence of Fort Meigs—The northern frontier. 183, 185

Attack on York—Death of Pike 186

Forts George and Erie taken 187

Prevost repulsed at Sackctfs Harbor 188

Various Skirmishes—Dearborn retires 189, 190

English attack Plattsburg 190

Cockburn nt FreDchtown, Havre de Grace, etc 191

Attack on Craney Island—Repulsed 191

Hampton sacked—Hardy at the north 192

The torpedo—Naval affairs 192, 193

The Hornet captures the Peacock 19?

Lawrence and the Chesapeake—His death 194

The Argus captured by the British 196

The Enterprise takes the Boxer—Privateering 197

Cruise of the Essex under Porter 198
CHAPTER X.

CONTENTS OF VOL. ffl.

BOOK SIXTH.

FROM THE RETURN OF PEACE IN 1815, TO THE END OF J. Q. ADAMS'S ADMINISTRATION.

CONTENTS OF VOL. ffl.

Sub-treasury plan discussed : 409

Congress in session 409

Seminole war in Florida 410

Resolutions in favor of annexing Texas 410

Affairs in Canada—Burning of the Caroline 411

President's proclamation 411

Proceedings in Congress 411

Opposition gain strength 412

The twenty-sixth Congress 412

Case of the New Jersey members 412

Whig convention at Harrisbnrg 412

Harrison nominated—Van Buren nominated .. 412, 41S

President's message on finances, etc 413

Good advice—Independent treasury established ... 418

The sixth census 414

Presidential election—Exciting canvass 414

Harrison elected 414

End of Van Bur en'a administration 414

CHAPTER IV.

1841-1845.

Harrison's And Ttlzr's Administration.

Harrison's inauguration—Cabinet 415

His death—John Tyler, president 416

Tyler's address to the people 416

Extra session—Tyler's message 417

National bank recommended 417

Action in Congress—Sub-treasury repealed ... 417, 418

Fiscal bank established—Bill vetoed 418

Further attempt—Another veto 418

Cabinet resigns, except Webster 418

Whigs in Congress—Acts of session . 419

Congress meet—Longest session ever held 419

Banking schemes—Washington treaty 419, 420

Troubles in Rhode Island 421

Oregon question—Further proceedings 421, 422

Tyler's measures as to Texas 423

Presidential candidates 423

Polk and Dallas elected 423

Joint resolutions for annexing Texas 424

Trouble in prospect 424

Close of Tyler's administration 424

CHAPTER V.

1844-1847.

Folk's Administration: Two Tkars.

Inauguration of Polk—His cabinet 425

Tyler and Texas—Annexation completed 426

Oregon question—Excitement 427

Twenty-sixth Congress—Message 427

Debate on Oregon 428

Negotiations with England '. 428

General Taylor on the Rio Grande 428

Declaration of war 428

Tariff bill, etc.—Sub-treasury 429

"Wilmotwoviso" 429

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Affairs in Mexico—Taylor at Poirt Isabel 430, 431

Battle of Palo Alto—Resaca de la Palma 431, 432

Mexicans driven across the Rio Grande 432

Taylor enters Matamoras 432

Santa Anna—Advance on Monterey 433. 434

Monterey taken—Armistice agreed upon 43S

Wool's march—Kearney's expedition 435

New Mexico taken 436

Doniphan's advance to Chihuahua 436

Fremont and his exploits 437

California taken—Taylor blamed 437. 438

Santa Anna and his army 438

Scott's measures—Taylor's army weakened 439

Taylor at Buena Vista 439, 440

Taylor victorious—Returns home 441

CHAPTER VI.

1847-1849.

Polk's Administration, Concluded,

Scott at Vera Cruz—Bombardment 442

Advance into Mexico 443

Battle of Cerro Gordo 444

Scott at Perote—N. P. Trist's mission 444, 44 5

Santa Anna's plans 445

Contreras—Armistice of Tacnbaya 446,447

Chapultepee taken 449

Entrance into the city of Mexico 450

Dissensions in the army 45J.

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 453

Reflections on the war 454

Congress—J. Q. Adams's death 45C

Taylor and Fillmore elected 457

Congress—Polk's last message 458

The gold region discovered 458

Convention on the subject of slavery 460

Plans for railroad to the Pacific 461

Appendix To Chaotr VI.

Treaty of Peace with Mexico 462

CHAPTER VII.

1849-1850.

Tatlor And Fillmore's Administration.

Inauguration of Taylor—His address 471-474

His cabinet—State of politics 474

Dispute between Texas and New Mexico 474

Steps taken by Taylor 474

Thirty-first Congress 475

Excitement on the slavery question 476

Special message 476

Clay's compromise resolutions 476

Calhoun's death—Webster's speech 437

Select committee—Clay's report 478

The " omnibus bill "—Debates 478

Taylor's illness and death 478

Fillmore, president—Cabinet 479

Message on Texas and New Mex'eo 479

Compromise measures carried 480

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