Prohibiting the Exportation of Arms and Ammunition

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Date May 28, 1794
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: Treasury Department
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Summary (CIRCULAR) Notification of a temporary ban on the exportation of arms and ammunition. Enclosed is a translation of a Decree of the National Convention altering the national flag of France.
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton;
Related Places Treasury Department; France; ;
Keywords arms; ammunition; Decree of the National Convention [of France]; national flag of France; ;
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AN act has just passed the Legislature prohibiting for a limited time the exportation of arms and ammunition, [symbol for et cetera]c. a copy of which is herewith enclosed for your Government.
I request that you will particularly enjoin it upon the proper officers to pay an immediate and strict attention to the due execution of the said act.
The enclosed is a translation of a Decree of the National Convention, making an alternation in the National Flag of France, which is transmitted for information.
With great consideration, I am, Sir, Your obedient servant
A Hamilton