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Report from London on French Intentions

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CollectionLibrary of Congress: Alexander Hamilton Papers view image
Document Information
Date October 20, 1798
Author Name Rufus King (primary) Location: London
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Summary King warns Hamilton of his suspicions regarding French intentions with respect to the American navy and the potential for war with France.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter
Document Notes Partially illegible.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Major General Alexander Hamilton; Rufus King; Secretary of State [Timothy Pickering]; engraver; inhabitants; Minister to the Court of St. James; ;
Related Places interior; New York; London; France; Paris; ;
Keywords cooperation; facsimile of the latest map of the country; information respecting the interior; glorious opportunity; good condition of our public affairs; a Paris [news]paper; l'embargo sur les navies americains; ;
Key Phrases What we know is favorable but if we are to be betrayed by France, the glorious opportunity will be lost.

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