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Address exciting them to a Revolt—General WAshIngron convenes and addresses the Officers—Their resolutions—Preliminary articles of peace received —Cessation of Hostilities proclaimed—General WAsHINGTon addresses a Circular Letter to the Executives of the several States—Army disbanded— New Levies of Pennsylvania revolt—The Commander in Chief enters New-York—Takes leaves of his Officers—Resigns his Commission to the President of Congress—Retires to Mount Vernon 26

CHAPTER X.

General WAghington in Retirement—His Pursuits— Votes of Congress and of the Legislature of Virginia respecting him—His Visitors and correspondents—His Plans to improve the Navigation of the Potomack and James' Rivers—Declines the grant of Virginia—His Advice to the Cincinnati-State of Publick Affairs—National Convention—General WAshington its President—Federal Constitution recommended and adopted—General WASHINgron requested to consent to administer the Government —He is chosen President of the United States—Sets out for the Seat of Government—Attention shown him on his Journey—His reception at New-York 56

CHAPTER XI.

Inauguration of the President—His Address to Congress—Answers of the two Houses—The Arrangements of his Household—His regulations for Visitors—The Reasons of their adoption—The Relations of the United States with Foreign Powers—Congress ostablishes the Departments of the Govern ment—The President fills them—He visits NewEngland—His Reception—Addresses to him—His Answers—Negotiations with the Indians—Treaty with the Creeks—War with the Wabash and Miamis Tribes—-General Harmar's Expedition—St. Clair defeated—General Wayne victorious and makes a Treaty with them—Second Session of Congress—Fiscal Arrangements of the Secretary of the Treasury—Indisposition of the President—He visits Mount Vernon—Meets Congress at Philadelphia—His Tour to the Southern States—Second Congress—The President refuses his Signature to the Representative Bill—-Contemplates retiring to Private Life—Consents to be a Candidate for the Second Presidency - - - - - - - - - 87

CHAPTER XII.

General WASHINGTon re-elected President—State of Parties—Division in the Cabinet—The President endeavours to promote union—Influence of the French Revolution—Measures to secure the Neutrality of the United States in the War between France and England—Mr. Genet's illegal practices —He insults the Government—The Executive restricts. him—He appeals to the People—They support the Administration—The President determines to arrest Genet—He is recalled--Negotiation with Britain--Insurrection in Pennsylvania —Democratick Societies—British Treaty—Communication between the French Executive and

the Legislature of the United States—The Presil *

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