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Quarrels with Genet, Etc.

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionLibrary of Congress: Alexander Hamilton Papers view image
PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. [] (no image)
Document Information
Date August 3, 1793
Author Name Rufus King (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton
Summary Senator King states his objections to the actions of Citizen Genet who he believed was endangering US neutrality with regard to France's war with Spain and Britain.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Partially illegible Recipient is not shown but is assumed to have been Alexander Hamilton.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Rufus King; the French; Mr. Genet; Citizen Genet; Mr. Smith; Gelston; Mr. Osgood; B Livingston; Mr. Nicholson; men in high authority; the Executive; George Washington; mercantile people; ;
Related Places New York; Chesapeake; Battery; the Fields; ;
Keywords French fleet; battery; combat; flight of the English frigate; newspapers; invitation; meeting; anti-federal; antifederal; cause of France; Mr. Genet's appeal to the people; decision of the executive; treaty of commerce; treaty; rules in the lives of nations; Chamber of Commerce; Constitution; laws; peace and order of the community; town meetings; decree; decree of the french convention; vessels; ;
Key Phrases These [anti-federalist] gentlemen will not be stopped by trifles. They already affirm that the cause of France is the cause of America.

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