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Protecting foreign ships in our harbors

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Date May 23, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Governor Edward Telfair (primary)
Summary Secretary Knox directs Governor Edward Telfair of Georgia to intercede to protect foreign ships in his harbors. Mentions the militia of the state of Georgia.
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Related Persons/Groups Edward Telfair; Henry Knox; George Washington; militia;
Related Places War Department; Bay of Delaware; United States; Georgia;
Keywords subject; case; general Government; uniform, adequate and prompt remedy; armed vessel; powers; ship; protection; captured vessel; minister residing here of the power; aggression; capture of vessels; consequence of attack; combat; military; your excellency; head of the Militia of the State of Georgia; evidences; communicate the case; establish the facts; ultimate decision; all the dispatch the circumstances may.;
Key Phrases But as this remedy may not be adapted to every case and especially to distant ones, some other is to be resorted to of more universal application. The power of the Union is its Militia and this is everywhere at hand to meet every violation of the national protection. The president of the United States confides the charge of interposing in all cases of hostility committed between the belligerent parties within the protection of you State.

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