Recommendations Relative to the Quasi-War with France

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Date November 25, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary McHenry provides detailed advice to the president as to whether he should seek from Congress a declaration of war against France.
Document Format Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; James McHenry; general officers; heads of departments; Congress; successive rulers; French rulers; the Directory; minister to France; Spain; Secretary of War; President United States;
Related Places War Department; Trenton; France; the Mississippi; Walnut Hill; Natchez; the Tombigbee; New Jersey; ;
Keywords derangements; removal of this office to Philadelphia; universal dominion; vices of [France's] government; state of war; intrigues; state of vassalage; subjugation; her arms; governments of Europe; revolution; immediate declaration of war; minds of the people; two enemies; faction within the country; game of skill; finances of the country; military and naval establishments; renewal of negotiations; raising of the troops; Spanish garrisons; boundary line; possessions of Spain; designs of France on Louisiana and the Floridas; possession of New Orleans; treaty; French intrigues in Kentucky and the northwestern and Mississippi territories; separation of that country from the Union; new sources of commerce; ;
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