Commerce-Report of the committee, pp. 229 : 232. He submits a proposition
for appointing a Committee of the States,' to serve during the recesses of Con.
gress-Subsequent failure of the scheme; humorous anecdote of Doctor Frank-
fin. General Washington consults him on the Cincinnati institution---Its origin
--His opinions--Advice to Washington, who takes measures to abolish the order.
App nted Minister Plenipotentiary, with Franklin and Adams, for negotiating
treaties of conimerce. To whoin treaties were to be proposed, pp. 232: 239.
Accepts the appointment of Minister to Europe-Sails--Arrival in France.
Curiosity excited in the Diplomatic corps at Paris, by the instructions given to
cur negotiators. Authorship of these instructions. His letter on the subject.
Mr. Adams joins his colleagues at Paris. General form of trealy. Result of
the conference with the French Minister. Final result of their propositions to
the several Powers of Europe. Dignified conduct of the American negotiators,
pp. 240: 243. Appointed Resident Minister at the Court of Versailles-Recep-
tion at that court. Visit to London-Reception at the Court of St. James.
General view of his official duties at Paris. His tribute to La Fayette, and the
Count de Vergennes. His project to engage the principal European Powers in
is perpetual alliance with the v. States against the Piratical States --Letter to
Mr. Adams--His proposals--- Their reception, and failure, pp. 243:250. His
measures for securing the foreign credit of the United States---Visit to Holland.
Extracts, giving his opinions on the state of society, &c. in Europe. Insurrec-
tions in America.-- How viewed by him. Extracts from his letters to America.
Movements in the U. S. for formmg a Constitution-- Agency of Mr. Jefferson.
The National Convention meets--Diversity of opinion. His views consulted--
Advice to the members--- Result of their labors - Reception by the States---His
opinions on the new Constitution---Letter to Mr. Madison---Advice on the man-
ner of accepting it--Further extracts. His influence in producing the amend:
ments, pp. 250: 272. Proposed abandonment of the navigation of the Mississippi
---Effect upon Mr. Jefferson, and letter to Mr. Madison. He introduces into the
Southern states upland cotton and the olive tree. Tour through France and
Italy-Extracts. Communicates to America a variety of new inventions, and
articles of culture. His scientific and literary efforts in France. Endeavors to
improve the architecture of the U. States. Letter to Washington on the Cin.
cinnati--Letters to the young men of America, pp. 272: 287. Opening scenes of
the French Revolution. Causes of this struggle, as stated by Mr. Jefferson---
His Letter, accompanied with a Charter of Rights---Consultation at his house,
and its effects--- Apology---Character of the Queen. Departure, and Farewell
tribute to France. Arrival in Virginia. Receives the appointment of Secretary
of State. His answers, and final acceptance. Arrival at the Seat of Govern-
ment, pp 287 : 296.
Political elements of Washington's cabinet. Character of Hamilton, Adams,
and remarks on Knox, hy Jefferson. His critical position, and observations.
Hamilton's Funding System and Assumption scheme..-Contentions excited by
these measures. Panic of Hamilton, Conciliatory intervention of Mr. Jefferson
and final passage of the Assumption --- Influence of these measures. National
Bank, and grounds of opposition. The President requires the written opinions
of his Cabii.et. Opinion of Jefferson. Subsequent influence of the Bank, and
extensive zuonied control of Hamilton. Opposition to the adıninistration and
its causes, as stated by Jefferson, pp. 296:310. Extensive duties of the State
Departmeni. His Report on Coins, & C.---Its outlines. Report on the Cod and
Whale Fisheries ; its general features. Report on Commerce and Navigation ;
its political effects, pp. 310:322. His duties as to foreign affairs. Extracts
from his instructions to our Minister in Spain, on the Navigation of the Missis-
sippi, &c. this controversy with Mr. Hammond. Instructions to our Minister
at London on Impressmeni. Critical situation of the U. States, as to their foreign
relations. Popular feeling in favor of France. Intemperate character of the
French Minister. Mr. Jefferson's controversy with him; merits of the per-
formance---Character of Genet's communications; his violent measures--Re-
quest for his recall decided upon ; how performed by the Secretary. Extracts,
pp. 322:333. Mr. Jefferson's retirement from the Cabinet, and its causes.-Efforts