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Confidential Letter on Foreign Policy of U.S. Government

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date March 1797
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Hamilton advised McHenry on sending an envoy to France to discuss terms of peace and land holding in North America. Hamilton feared that once Britain and Austria were eliminated from North America, France would try to gain control of North America. Advised providing naval force to convoys, and to form a provisional army.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Alexander Hamilton; Madison; Pinckney; Cabot; Jefferson; Senate; Congress; Emperor Paul; reformer; minister; envoy; cavalry; artillery; ;
Related Places New York; France; Congress; Britain; England; Austria; ;
Keywords revenue; embargo; commission; ;
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