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Forwarding of Affidavits Surrounding Burning of British Ship Oracabessa [Aracabessa] in U.S. Waters By French Privateer

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
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Date October 22, 1797
Author Name Charles Pinckney (primary)
Recipient Name John Adams (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Submits affidavits concerning the burning of a British ship, the Oracabessa [also spelled Aracabessa] by a French privateer, and the failure of a U.S. revenue cutter to protect it. The Oracabessa was stranded off the South Carolina coast near Charleston; Pinckney calls this "a wanton violation of the neutrality of the United States." These affadavits are not actually included.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; Charles Pinckney;
Related Places Philadelphia; Charleston; South Carolina; ;
Keywords British ship; Oracabessa; Aracabessa; ;
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