Transcriptions closed on May 15, 2018. Read more details here.

Intentions of Foreign Powers, Etc.

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 6th Cong, Senate, Petitions, RG46 view image
CollectionLibrary of Congress: MMC, McHenry, James (no image)
Document Information
Date March 12, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary)
Recipient Name Uriah Tracy (primary) Location: Navy Department
Summary Answers to questions requiring knowledge of the intentions of foreign powers can only be guessed. If there is to be war, the exportation of offensive weapons should be forbidden. If there is peace the United States will not need them. The petition should be granted because the swords and muskets appear unsuitable for the naval service and they are not of the caliber used by the army.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes Included is a letter from James McHenry to Alexander Hamilton, 3/12/1800.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Uriah Tracy; James McHenry;
Related Places Navy Department;
Keywords [not available]
Key Phrases [not available]

[Note: Transcriptions are works in progress and maybe partial. Please help us correct any errors or omissions by signing up for a transcription account.]
[not available]