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RQ-50257-07
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson
Barbara Oberg, Princeton University

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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Volume 38, 1 July to 12 November 1802 (Book)
Title: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Volume 38, 1 July to 12 November 1802
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Editor: Research Associate John E. Little
Editor: General Editor Barbara B. Oberg
Editor: Senior Associate Editor James P. McClure
Editor: Senior Associate Editor Elaine Weber Pascu
Editor: Associate Editor Tom Downey
Editor: Associate Editor Martha J. King
Editor: Assistant Editor W. Bland Whitley
Editor: Editorial Assistant Linda Monaco
Abstract: Volume 38 opens on 1 July 1802, when Jefferson is in Washington, and closes on 12 November, when he is again there. For the last week of July and all of August and September, he resides at Monticello. Frequent correspondence with his heads of department and two visits with Secretary of State James Madison, however, keep the president abreast of matters of state. Upon learning in August of the declaration of war by Mawlay Sulayman, the sultan of Morocco, much of the president's and the cabinet's attention is focused on that issue, as they struggle to balance American diplomatic efforts with reliance on the country's naval power in the Mediterranean. Jefferson terms the sultan's actions "palpably against reason." In September, he addresses the concerns of the mayor of New York City and the governor of South Carolina that free blacks expelled from Guadeloupe by the French will be landed onto American shores. Although he believes the matter will be dealt with by the states, he also instructs Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin to direct custom house officers to be watchful. In late August, Jefferson is alerted that he has been touched by the "breath of Slander," when James T. Callender's accusations appear in the Richmond Recorder and make public his relationship with Sally Hemings. The president offers no comment, and a month later returns to Washington, where he continues planning for an impending visit by his daughters.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/papers-of-thomas-jefferson-volume-38-1-july-to-12-november-1802/oclc/775873126&referer=brief_results
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Secondary URL: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9575.html
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's listing
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9781400840038

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Volume 39, 13 November 1802 to 3 March 1803 (Book)
Title: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Volume 39, 13 November 1802 to 3 March 1803
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Editor: John E. Little, Research Associate
Editor: Barbara B. Oberg, General Editor
Editor: James P. McClure, Senior Associate Editor
Editor: Elaine Weber Pascu, Senior Associate Editor
Editor: Tom Downey, Associate Editor
Editor: Martha J. King. Associate Editor
Editor: W. Bland Whitley, Assistant Editor
Editor: Linda Monaco, Editorial Assistant
Abstract: This volume opens on 13 November 1802, when Jefferson is in Washington, and closes on 3 March 1803, the final day of his second year as president. The central issue of these months is the closing of the right of deposit at New Orleans, an act that threatens the economic wellbeing of Westerners. Jefferson asks his old friend Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours to remind the French government of the strong friendship between the two nations. To disarm the political opposition, the president sends James Monroe, who is respected by the Federalists, to Europe as a special envoy to work with Robert Livingston in negotiating the dispute with France. Jefferson proposes a "bargain" that will result in the acquisition of the Louisiana Territory. In a confidential message to Congress, Jefferson seeks $2,500 to send a small party of men to explore the Missouri River. Congress concurs, and Jefferson's secretary Meriwether Lewis will lead the expedition. Settling the boundaries with Native American lands is a major theme of the volume. In reality, "settling" results in major cessions of Indian lands to the American government. During the months of this volume Jefferson never leaves the capital, even for a brief sojourn at Monticello. He does, however, enjoy a visit of six weeks from his daughters and two of his grandchildren. They participate in Washington society, capture the affection of Margaret Bayard Smith, and brighten Jefferson's days.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/papers-of-thomas-jefferson-volume-39-13-november-1802-to-3-march-1803/oclc/811729292&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat listing
Secondary URL: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9880.html
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's listing
Access Model: Book
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780691156712


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