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General Smith's Conversation

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CollectionMaryland Historical Society: Special Collections, McHenry Collection. view image
Document Information
Date September 3, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Trenton
Recipient Name James A. Bayard (primary)
Summary Apparently General Smith, sitting at the President's table, stated that he wished that our envoys had given the French the money they demanded but General Smith denies the charge. Since Bayard was at the President's party, McHenry wants to know what he heard while General Smith was expressing his sentiments to several gentlemen.
Document Format Draft Letter
Document Notes Enclosed in McHenry to Howard, 08/30/1798.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James A. Bayard; Colonel [James Eager] Howard; James McHenry; General Smith; president [Adams]; ;
Related Places Trenton; ;
Keywords information respecting the general's language and conversation; your testimony; fragments of news papers; ;
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