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Appointment of New Minister to France

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PublicationGibbs, George, ed. Memoirs of the Administrations of Washington and John Adams, Edited from the Papers of Oliver Wolcott, Secretary of the Treasury. 2 Vols. New York: np, 1846. (no image)
Document Information
Date July 2, 1796
Author Name James McHenry Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name George Washington (primary)
Summary Executive does not have the power to appoint a minister. Additionally controversy and mischief surround current U.S. representative, Monroe. Believe that the current minister should be recalled from Paris and a new person should be appointed. Suggested names of possible new candidates, details on each. Included private letter from Monroe, confiscated, that elucidates his political opinions and conduct. C. Cotesworth Pinckney was chosen as Monroe's successor.
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Related Persons/Groups George Washington; Timothy Pickering; Oliver Wolcott; and James McHenry; Secretary of War; Secretary of the Treasury; Secretary of State; Adet; French; Monroe; Fenno; minister; Patrick Henry; John Marshall; Charles Cotesworth Pinckney; William Smith; Mountflorence; chancellor; Thomas Blount; Skipwith; Fenno; Cook; Williams; privateers; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; France; Paris; Virginia; South Carolina; French republic; New London; Port Paix; Hartford; Warwick; Middletown; ;
Keywords letter; evidence; brig; Aurora; sloop; Crisis; mules; Scrub; cargo; ;
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