The Virginia Report of 1799-1800, Touching the Alien and Sedition Laws: Together with the Virginia Resolutions of December 21, 1798, the Debate and Proceedings Thereon in the House of Delegates of Virginia, and Several Other Documents Illustrative of the Report and Resolutions
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A collection of important writings that had a profound effect on the debates that led to the Civil War. The Virginia Resolutions were written by James Madison [1751-1836] and adopted by the Virginia legislature in 1798, the Kentucky Resolutions were written by Thomas Jefferson [1743-1826] and adopted by the Kentucky legislature in 1798. Both opposed the Alien and Sedition Acts and initiated a debate about the respective powers of the federal government and states. This edition collects these three works, and adds the texts of the Alien and Sedition acts, comments from other states and relevant extracts from Madison's letters. [vii]-xvi, -264 pp.
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The envoys having communicated these transactions to their government, the
correspondence was laid before Congress, and pointed, the names of
Talleyrand's brokers being veiled under the respective letters X. Y. Z. and W. The
He then proceeded to relate the late conduct of the French towards us, and what
description of persons had migrated from that country to the United States, — the
most noted characters of whom were Volney and Talleyrand. He made several ...
He then proceeded to observe, that as to Talleyrand, the gentleman from Prince
George was not correct as to what he had related of him ; but besides, that he
had not related the whole story. He had represented him to be a great rascal
But they had been told by the gentleman from Prince George, that the law was
made for two characters, to wit, Talleyrand and Volney ; and that those characters
had, in consequence of the same, sneaked off. Independent of the absurdity of ...
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