Defense Against French Depredations

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Date April 1797
Author Name James McHenry (primary)
Recipient Name Unknown Recipient (primary)
Summary Discusses the likely need to hold a session of Congress to pass resolutions relating to the defense of trade and the coast against French depredations.
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Document Notes Draft letter. Filed with several other documents under the general title: How to Avoid War with France.
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Related Persons/Groups unknown; James McHenry; Mr Pinckney; Directory; France; General Pinckney; Congress; House of Representatives; President John Adams; merchants; ;
Related Places Vienna; friendly ports; southern states; ;
Keywords state of things between this country and France; well founded conjecture; reading the communications; depredations upon our trade; proclamation; convene Congress; length of the Session; majority be federal; enumeration of the measures; soon rejected; adjourn; degree of unanimity; measures; conduct of France; aggravated aggression; our trade; embargo; permit vessels to sail for ports of safety; vessel which have the means to defend themselves; convoys; set of regulations; protect our trade; belligerent powers; solid and natural protection; national defense; weakness and irresolution; lead to greater depredations; augment the military establishment; real and provisional force; protection of the sea board; ;
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