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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Section 1 (of 3) of Volume 10.   By: (1843-1914)

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This collection of presidential messages and papers offers a detailed and comprehensive look at the thoughts and actions of the presidents of the United States. Covering a range of topics, from foreign policy to domestic issues, the documents included provide valuable insights into the decision-making process of the country's leaders. The editor, James D. Richardson, has done an excellent job of compiling and organizing the material, making it accessible to readers who are interested in American history and politics. Overall, this volume is a valuable resource for anyone studying the presidency and its role in shaping the nation.

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A COMPILATION OF THE MESSAGES AND PAPERS OF THE PRESIDENTS

BY JAMES D. RICHARDSON

A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

VOLUME X

1902

Prefatory Note

This volume closes the task, entered upon by me in April, 1895, of compiling all the official papers of the Presidents. Instead of finding it the labor of a year, as I supposed it would be when I undertook it, the work has occupied me closely for more than four years. A great portion of this time has been consumed in the preparation of the Index. The Index is mainly the work of my son, James D. Richardson, jr., who prepared it with such assistance as I could give him. He has given his entire time to it for three years. Every reference in it has been examined and compared with the text by myself. We have endeavored to make it full, accurate, and comprehensive, with numerous cross references. There will be found in this Index a large number of encyclopedic articles, which are intended, in part at least, to furnish the reader definitions of politico historical words and phrases occurring in the papers of the Chief Magistrates, or to develop more fully questions or subjects to which only indirect reference is made or which are but briefly discussed by them. There will also be found short accounts of several hundred battles in which the armies of the United States have been engaged; also descriptions of all the States of the Union and of many foreign countries... Continue reading book >>


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