Eleventh Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium, November 15-17, 2018
“Hamilton v, Jefferson:  On History, Freedom, and Republican Government”
Location: Montalto, Monticello, Virginia

Student Logistics:

Information for History 242 and History Club Students on Bus.  Loading time begins at 5 a.m.; departure time promptly at 5:30 a.m.  DO NOT BE LATE.

POCKET ENVELOPES WITH NAME TAGS AND OTHER INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED.  GUESTS WHO ARE NOT HAMILTON STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE THEIR ENVELOPES AT MONTALTO.

Hale Transportation of Clinton, NY will be providing bus service.  The bus will arrive at K-J Circle at 5 a.m. on Thursday morning and will DEPART SHARPLY AT 5:30 a.m.  The trip is about 8 hours in length.  Boxed catered food will be provided for the trip.

If everything goes smoothly you will have time to check in at the Omni, quickly dress for the evening, and be transported to Monticello.  In most cases there will be two students to a room. At Monticello shuttles will provide transportation to Montalto, the mountaintop conference center that overlooks Monticello.

FOR THOSE DRIVING TO MONTICELLO:  IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU PARK AT MONTICELLO AND TAKE THE SHUTTLES TO MONTALTO.  THE ROAD BETWEEN THE TWO IS WINDING, AND NAVIGATION IN THE DARK IS NOT ADVISABLE.  THERE IS A PARKING LOT BELOW MONTALTO BUT IT IS SMALL.

Professor Ambrose and several other adults will be on the bus with you as well as a few students from other campuses.  Bring reading material.  Some students might want to use the trip to discuss the prescribed readings for the conference or for the course.

Schedule:

Thursday, 15 November 2018:
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Hospitality Suite at the Omni Hotel

4:00 p.m. – Shuttles begin departing the Omni Hotel for Monticello (distance about 5 miles)
4:15 – 5:30 p.m.: Cocktail Reception at Montalto (Sunset at 5:01).  DRESS SEMI-FORMAL.

5:30 p.m.: Guests are seated for dinner prior to remarks
5:30 – 5:45 p.m.:  Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Dr. Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Vice-President, Thomas Jefferson Foundation; Dr. Robert Paquette, Executive Director, The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization
5:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m.: Dinner
7:15 – 7:45 p.m.: Keynote Address (once dessert and coffee is down)
Eleventh Annual Carl B. Menges Lecture
Introduction by Dr. Andrew O’Shaughnessy of Annette Gordon-Reed,
Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Harvard Law School

Keynote address: “Hamilton, Jefferson, and the Judges: Courts in the American Republic”
8:00-8:15 p.m.  Depart Montalto and return to the hotel
8:30 p.m.: Hospitality Suite


Friday, 16 November 2018:
7:30—9:00 a.m.—“Shenandoah Breakfast Buffet” at the Omni Hotel
9:30—10:00 a.m.—Bus transportation from Omni Hotel to Monticello
10:00—11:15 a.m.—Session I: “Hamilton v. Jefferson:  History: Past and Future” DRESS COMFORTABLY
11:15—11:45 a. m.—Questions from audience
11:45 p.m.—1:00 p.m.—Boxed Lunch/Free Time

1:00—2:15 p.m.—Session II: “Hamilton v. Jefferson: Freedom”
2:15—2:45 p. m.—Questions from audience

3:00—5:15 p.m.—Free time/Tours of Monticello

MONTICELLO SHUTTLE TOURS WILL BEGIN AT 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:05 p.m.
5:15—5:45 p. m.—Return to Omni Hotel; bus transportation available
6:30—7:30 p. m.—Reception

7:30-9:00 p. m.—Directors’ Dinner, “Thomas Jefferson’s Buffet,” at the Omni Hotel

THOSE WHO ARE ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE DIRECTOR’S DINNER AT THE OMNI.  DRESS SEMI-FORMAL.
9:30p.m. – midnight:  Hospitality Suite

Saturday, 17 November 2018:
7:30 – 9: 00 a.m.—“Shenandoah Breakfast Buffet” at the Omni Hotel
9:30—10:00 a.m.—Transportation from Omni Hotel to Montalto

10:00-11:15 a.m. Session III—“Hamilton v. Jefferson:  Republican Government”
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.—Questions from audience
12:00-1:30 p.m.—Buffet Lunch and Free Time
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.—Session IV:  Hamilton v. Jefferson:  What Should You Know?
2:45- 3:15 p.m.—Questions from audience
3:15—3:30 Return to Omni Hotel
3:30—End of Colloquium; Student bus departs from Montalto to return to Clinton
Departure at your convenience for other attendants.

Readings for Sessions I-III

Session I:  History: Past and Future

Thomas Jefferson, “Summary View of the Rights of British America,” 1774,

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/jeffsumm.asp

Thomas Jefferson to John Randolph, 8/25/1775, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-01-02-0121

Alexander Hamilton, The Continentalist No. III, 8/8/1781, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-02-02-1186

Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1/30/1787, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-11-02-0095

Alexander Hamilton, Federalist #1, 10/27/1787, http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed01.asp

Alexander Hamilton, Federalist #6, 11/14/1787, http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed06.asp

Alexander Hamilton to Lafayette, 10/6/1789, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-05-02-0202

Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Vaughan, 5/11/1791, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-20-02-0134

Alexander Hamilton, “Views on the French Revolution,” 1794

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-26-02-0002-0442

Thomas Jefferson to Aaron Burr, 2/11/1799, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-31-02-0015

Alexander Hamilton, “Purchase of Louisiana,” New-York Evening Post, 7/5/1803,

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-26-02-0001-0101

Thomas Jefferson to John Breckinridge, August 12, 1803, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-41-02-0139

Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 7/12/1816, http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/letter-to-samuel-kercheval/

Thomas Jefferson to James Breckinridge, 2/15/1821, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/98-01-02-1839

Session II:  Freedom

Alexander Hamilton to John Jay, 26 November 1775

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-01-02-0060

Alexander Hamilton to John Jay, 3/14/1779, https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Letter_from_Alexander_Hamilton_to_John_Jay_March_14_1779

Thomas Jefferson, “A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom,”  6/18/1779, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-02-02-0132-0004-0082

Thomas Jefferson, Query 18, “Manners,” Notes on the State of Virginia (1781), http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/notes-on-the-state-of-virginia-query-xviii-manners/

Alexander Hamilton, A Letter from Phocion to the Considerate Citizens of New York, January, 1784, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-03-02-0314

Thomas Jefferson to Chastellux, 6/7/1785, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-08-02-0145

Thomas Jefferson to Jean Nicolas Dèmeunier, 6/26/1786, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-10-02-0001-0006

Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Adams, 2/22/1787, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-11-02-0182

Thomas Jefferson to William S. Smith, 11/13/1787, http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/presidents/thomas-jefferson/letters-of-thomas-jefferson/jefl64.php

Thomas Jefferson (Philadelphia) to Condorcet, 8/30/1791, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-22-02-0092

Alexander Hamilton, No Jacobin No. VII, August 23,1793, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-15-02-0208

Alexander Hamilton, Pacificus, no. 1, 6/29/1793, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-15-02-0038

Thomas Jefferson to St. George Tucker, 8/28/1797

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-29-02-0405

Source:  Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 2/5/1799,

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-31-02-0005

Alexander Hamilton to Timothy Pickering, 2/21/1799, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-22-02-0294

Alexander Hamilton, 3/3/1802. The Examination, #15, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-25-02-0299

Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe, 11/24/1801, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-35-02-0550

Thomas Jefferson to Danbury Baptists, 1/1/1802, https://www.loc.gov/loc/lcib/9806/danpre.html

Thomas Jefferson to John Breckinridge, 11/24-25, 1803, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-42-02-0030

Session III:  Republican Government

Alexander Hamilton to James Duane, 9/3/1780, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-02-02-0838

Thomas Jefferson, “Draft of a Constitution for Virginia,” May-June, 1783, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-06-02-0255-0004

Alexander Hamilton, First Speech, New York Ratifying Convention, 6/21/1788, http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/alexander-hamilton-speech/

Alexander Hamilton to Edward Carrington, 5/26/1792, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-11-02-0349

Alexander Hamilton, Tully No. III, 8/28/1794, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-17-02-0130

Alexander Hamilton, Draft of Washington’s Farewell Address, 7/30/1796,

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-20-02-0181-0002

Thomas Jefferson to Elbridge Gerry, 1/26/1799, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-30-02-0451

Alexander Hamilton to Jonathan Dayton, 10-11,1799, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-23-02-0526

Thomas Jefferson, Draft of the Kentucky Resolutions, 10/ 1798, http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/jeffken.asp

Alexander Hamilton to Theodore Sedgwick, 2/2/1799,

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-22-02-0267

Alexander Hamilton to James Bayard, 1/16/1801, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-25-02-0169

Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, 3/4/1801, https://jeffersonpapers.princeton.edu/selected-documents/first-inaugural-address-0

Alexander Hamilton to Theodore Sedgwick, 7/10/1804, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-26-02-0001-0264

Thomas Jefferson to Roger Chew Weightman, 6/24/1826, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/98-01-02-6179