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Ship Capture

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CollectionNew York State Archives: Governor George Clinton Papers view image
Document Information
Date June 12, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name George Clinton (primary)
Summary Action relative to ship taken by French Frigate [burned fragment, in large part illegible].
Document Format Letterbook Copy
Document Notes This document is a surviving fragment of the George Clinton Papers, which suffered extensive damage in a 1911 fire at the State Capitol [New York].
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups George Clinton; Henry Knox; President; Britannic Majesty; John Temple; Consul General; French; militia; ;
Related Places War Department; New York; United States; ;
Keywords belligerent powers; transaction; hostile purpose; frigate; French frigate; capture; requisite measures; ;
Key Phrases acknowledge the receipt of your; relatively to the taking possession; the Republican which was arming; in the port of New York by French and; against; belligerent powers; me to request sir that you would issue the ; appurtenances to be delivered over to the; with according to law for which purpose the United States for the district of New York has been; as to institute; against all persons; transaction; if however the civil authority should; to prevent the; from proceeding; of her owner for the hostile purpose; that your Excellency will ; militia who will be considered; ordered into service under the authority; the President of the United States has further; you the deposition herein enclosed; Marine said to have been; within the limits of the; by the French Frigate Ambuscade and to; port of New York; The President requests you would cause; the Militia and afterwards; States for the district of; proceedings at law; whether the said Capture; protection of the United States; if it be so decided; But; shall be found that ; said question; the president; the said vessel by the militia; immediately to wait on you to take with; the requisite measures;

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