1813.057: Speech of Josiah Quincy in Congress on January 5, 1813.

Published: 1813

Full Title: Speech of the Hon. Josiah Quincy, in the House of Representatives of the United States, delivered the 5th January, 1813. On the bill in addition to the act entitled "An act to raise an additional military force," and for other purposes.

Author: Quincy, Josiah (1772-1864), of Massachusetts.

Place Issued: Alexandria

Issuing Press: Snowden & Simms

Description: 36 pgs.; 21 cm. (8vo).


Herein, the Federalist Quincy objected to a 20,000 man increase in the size of the Army (to 55,000) proposed by this bill, seeing that increase as a way for Madison's cabinet to not only invade Canada (as was planned) but to suppress dissent in the country and establish the cabinet members as a permanent French interest in the United States. Despite his protests, the bill passed on January 29th (Chap. XVI of Acts of Twelfth Congress, Second session). Quincy's speech drew a reply from Speaker Henry Clay three days later (1813.058).

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