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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 43: 11 March to 30 June 1804 Volume 43, t11 March to 30 June 1804 / 11 March to 30 June 1804 / [electronic resource] :
James P. McClure, editor, Elaine Weber Pascu, senior associate editor.
imprint
Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2018
description
1 online resource (1 PDF (l, 754 pages) :) illustrations, portraits, maps, facsimiles
ISBN
0691177724 (print), 1400890497, 9780691177724 (print), 9781400890491
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Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2018
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2017.
isbn
0691177724 (print)
1400890497
9780691177724 (print)
9781400890491
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE.
abstract
After the congressional session ends, Jefferson leaves Washington and goes home to Monticello, where his ailing daughter Mary dies on 17 April. Among the letters of condolence he receives is one from Abigail Adams that initiates a brief resumption of their correspondence. While in Virginia, Jefferson immerses himself in litigations involving land. Back in the capital, he finds that he must reconcile differing opinions of James Madison and Albert Gallatin to settle a claim for diplomatic expenses. He corresponds with Charles Willson Peale about modifications to the polygraph writing machine. He prepares instructions for an expedition to explore the Arkansas and Red Rivers. William Clark and Meriwether Lewis send him maps and natural history specimens from St. Louis. Alexander von Humboldt visits Washington. News arrives that a daring raid led by Stephen Decatur Jr. has burned the frigate Philadelphia to deprive Tripoli of its use. Jefferson is concerned that mediation by Russia or France to obtain the release of the ship's crew could make the United States appear weak. Commodore Samuel Barron sails with frigates to reinforce the squadron in the Mediterranean. Jefferson appoints John Armstrong to succeed Robert R. Livingston as minister to France and attempts to persuade Lafayette to move to Louisiana. In Paris, Napoleon is proclaimed Emperor of the French. Jefferson has "brought peace to our Country and comfort to our Souls," John Tyler writes from Virginia.
catalogue key
13358176
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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