Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States

Edited by: Lalor, John J.
(?-1899)
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1881
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New York: Maynard, Merrill, and Co.
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1899
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Includes articles by Frédéric Bastiat, Gustave de Molinari, Henry George, J. B. Say, Francis A. Walker, and more.
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GALLATIN

II.102.1

GALLATIN, Albert, was born at Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 29, 1761, and died at Astoria, N. Y., Aug.12,1849. He was graduated at the University of Geneva in 1779, emigrated to America, was instructor in Harvard in 1782, and settled in western Pennsylvania in 1785. He took part in the whisky insurrection, was elected United States senator but was unseated by the federalist majority, and served in the house as a democrat 1795-1801. He was secretary of the treasury 1802-14 (See ADMINISTRATIONS.) negotiated the treaty of Ghent in 1814, and remained abroad until 1827, as minister to France (1815), and Great Britain (1826). He then became a bank president in New York City. (See WHISKY INSURRECTION; DEMOCRATIC PARTY; FEDERAL PARTY, I.)

II.102.2

—See 6 Maine Hist. Coll.; II. Adams' Life of Gallatin, and Writings of Gallatin.

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