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Foreign Affairs

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CollectionMaryland Historical Society: Special Collections, McHenry Collection. view image
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Date July 18, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name John Dennis (primary)
Summary McHenry discusses the situation in Europe and notes that negotiations between the Emperors of Germany and Prussia respecting preparations to meet the army of the Directory so as to extinquish their power in Italy and Switzerland. He discusses the Marquis de Lafayette who has the vanity to presume that he might become the instrument to reconcile the two hemispheres.
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Related Persons/Groups John Dennis; James McHenry; Emperor of Germany; Emperor of Russia; Directory; British Cabinet; Marquis La Fayette; de Lafayette; European Powers; Ross; R. Earle; President; Captain; Newton; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Prussia; Ranstadt; Italy; Switzerland; Ireland; Europe; ;
Keywords negotiations; invasion; sufficient force; embassy; popularity; reconciliation; ;
Key Phrases reliable and honest government; pause obtained by the negotiations of Rastadt;

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