Excerpt from The Republic, or a History of the United States of America in the Administrations, Vol. 5 of 18: From the Monarchic Colonial Days to the Present Times Departments of the Government. I trust that all proper facili ties will be allowed to him. R. B. Hayes. Through this kindness of the President I was en abled to make a limited examination of the Monroe Papers, so-called, in the Department of State. From among them I was allowed to make some copies and extracts, and in this collection, the extent and impor tance of which did not greatly impress me, I found the only copy I have been able to see of Monroe's address to the people of Virginia, giving his grounds for opposing the Constitution of the United States. The abstract to be found in this volume was taken from that printed copy. President Hayes also kindly gave me a copy of one of Mr. Monroe's letters of May 16, 1804, which he had as a souvenir from Mrs. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.