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Should Evidence of Treason be Made Public?

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CollectionMaryland Historical Society: Special Collections, McHenry Collection. view image
Document Information
Date September 21, 1796
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name James Ross (primary)
Summary McHenry believes that the secret did not escape from his office since none of the clerks could have obtained the secret except by way of false keys. Nothing related to the subject has been entrusted to them to either keep or copy. Such being the case, is there any purpose in concealing from the public what has already been discovered?
Document Format Draft Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James Ross; James McHenry; clerks; ;
Related Places War Office; ;
Keywords escaped; alarm; treason; secret; false keys; character of the clerks; facts; ;
Key Phrases objects and intentions of the projectors of the deprivation of the Union;

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