The Life of Alexander Hamilton: By John T. Morse, Jr, Volume 2

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Little, Brown, and Company, 1876

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Page 86 - I have given instructions to those officers, to whom it belongs, to cause prosecutions to be instituted against all persons who shall, within the cognizance of the courts of the United States, violate the law of nations, with respect to the powers at war, or any of them.
Page 196 - And whereas certain merchants and others. His Majesty's subjects, complain that, in the course of the war, they have sustained loss and damage by reason of the capture of their vessels and merchandise, taken within the limits and jurisdiction of the States and brought into the ports of the same, or taken by vessels originally armed in ports of the said States...
Page 121 - The crime laid to their charge, the crime which my mind cannot conceive, and which my pen almost refuses to state, is the serving of France, and defending with her children the common glorious cause of liberty.
Page 356 - I could detail to you a still more despicable opinion which General Hamilton has expressed of Mr. Burr.
Page 16 - Hamilton was indeed a singular character. -Of acute understanding, disinterested, honest and honorable in all private transactions, amiable in society, and duly valuing virtue in private life, yet so bewitched and perverted by the British example, as to be under thorough conviction that corruption was essential to the government of a nation.
Page 210 - ... the public sentiment which may be followed by a revulsion. This is- the effect of the desertion of the Merchants ; of the President's chiding answer to Boston and Richmond ; of the writings of Curtius and Camillus ; and of the quietism into which people naturally fall after first sensations are over. For God's sake take up your pen and give a fundamental reply to Curtius and Camillus.
Page 130 - Equipments in the ports of the United States, of vessels of war in the immediate service of the Government of any of the belligerent parties, which, if done to other vessels, would be of a doubtful nature, as being applicable either to commerce or war...
Page 357 - still more despicable" admits of infinite shades from very light to very dark. How am I to judge of the degree intended ? or how shall I annex any precise idea to language so indefinite ? Between Gentlemen, despicable and more despicable are not worth the pains of...
Page 357 - General Hamilton and Judge Kent have declared in substance that they looked upon Mr. Burr to be a dangerous man, and one who ought not to be trusted with the reins of government.
Page 364 - On my expected interview with Colonel Burr, I think it proper to make some remarks explanatory of my conduct, motives, and views. I was certainly desirous of avoiding this interview for the most cogent reasons.

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