Instructions to the Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary from the United States of America, to the French Republic: Their Letters of Credence and Full Powers, and the Dispatches Received from Them Relative to Their Mission

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W. Ross, 1798 - France - 131 pages
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Transmitting instructions to and dispatches from C.C. Pinckney, John Marshall, and Elbridge Gerry, envoys extraordinary to the French republic. Includes documents transmitted to Congress by President Adams on April 3 and May 4, 1798.

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Page 64 - Georgia, willing to fix in an equitable and permanent manner the rules which ought to be followed relative to the correspondence and commerce which the...
Page 22 - Such attempts ought to be repelled with a decision which shall convince France and the world that we are not a degraded people, humiliated under a colonial spirit of fear and sense of inferiority, fitted to be the miserable instruments of foreign influence, and regardless of national honor, character, and interest.
Page 22 - With this conduct of the French government, it will be proper to take into view the public audience given to the late minister of the United States, on his taking leave of the executive directory.
Page 13 - In Testimony whereof I have caused these Letters to be made, Patent and the Seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed.
Page 112 - ... the whole lading or any part thereof, should appertain to the enemies of either, contraband goods being always excepted.
Page 19 - We required an explanation of that part of the conversation, in which MY had hinted at our finding means to avert the demand concerning the President's speech. He answered, that he was not authorized to state those means, but that we must search for them and propose them ourselves. If, however, we asked his opinion as a private individual, and would receive it as coming from him, he would suggest to us the means which in his opinion would...
Page 22 - March last contravening in part the treaty of amity and commerce of 1778, injurious to our lawful commerce and endangering the lives of our citizens. A copy of this decree will be laid before you.
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Page 112 - It shall be lawful for all and singular the Subjects of the most Christian King and the Citizens People and Inhabitants of the said United States to sail with their Ships with all manner of Liberty...
Page 34 - For this communication they have waited with that anxious solicitude which so interesting an event could not fail to excite, and with that respect which is due to the Government of France. They have not yet received it; and...

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