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Proposed Treaty with France

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CollectionMaryland Historical Society: Special Collections, McHenry Collection. view image
Document Information
Date August 5, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name George Washington (primary)
Summary McHenry warns that a great change has taken place in the affairs of Europe since the U.S. mission was undertaken. A treaty with France cannot, with regard to trade and commerce, place the U.S. in as good a situation as it is currently in. Such a treaty will expose U.S. trade to the most serious inconveniences. McHenry finds the dilemma extremely distressing.
Document Format Draft Letter
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Related Persons/Groups George Washington; James McHenry; Quincy; Elbridge Gerry; Tallyrand; Talleyrand; Ellsworth; Murray; Pickering; Senate; President; French Directory; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; France; Europe; Quincy; ;
Keywords law of nations; mission; treaty; trade and commerce; ;
Key Phrases insult in Tallyrands communication; compliance with the conditions announced to the Senate by the President;

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