Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Pre-War Leanings Of Jacob Barker

Map During Pre-War And War Of 1812 Era

From Incidents in the life of Jacob Barker, of New Orleans, Louisiana...:

Politically, "the odious alien and sedition law fettered the press, and the stamp law of John Adams bothered him in his business; its repeal became an object of deep interest; this urged him on in the support of Jefferson."  "In those days party feeling ran very high; the purchase of Louisiana was a theme on which the Federalists rang all their changes; they denounced Jefferson as being under French influence...accused him as paying tribute to Bonaparte [when paying for the Louisiana Purchase]."

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