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Reprehensible Actions of U.S. Consul in Relation to Morocco

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
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Date December 17, 1799
Author Name Benjamin Stoddert (primary)
Recipient Name John Adams (primary) Timothy Pickering (primary)
Summary Reports on the case of Mr. Pintard, a U.S. consul to Madeira, who apparently continued trade with parts of Morocco after being informed that it would be viewed as an act of war by the Emperor of Morocco. His actions dishonored himself both as a government official and a citizen. Finds him greatly reprehensible, and advises that his present consulship be revoked and no new consulship be offered to him.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Identified as being addressed to Adams or Pickering.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Benjamin Stoddert; John Adams; Timothy Pickering; John Marsden Pintard; consul; Secretary of State; Emperor of Morocco; David Humphreys; British; ;
Related Places Morocco; Cadiz; Madeira; ;
Keywords trade; rebellion; cause of war; conduct; property; blockade; appointment; ;
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