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Regulations for Preserving the Neutrality of U.S. Ports

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CollectionConnecticut Historical Society: Jonathan Trumbull Jr. Papers view image
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Date August 7, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Samuel Huntington (primary) Location: Connecticut
Summary More formal list of regulations for preserving U.S. neutrality, based on Knox's letter of May 24 and drawn from international law. These deal with the legality of ships at war being outfitted or resupplying in American ports, especially French ships and the privateers of nations at war with France, and allow unarmed merchantmen of all nations to continue their trade in American ports. Asks that Huntington use Connecticut militia to enforce these regulations.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes See also Knox's letter to Telfair of the same date.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Huntington; Henry Knox; Governor of Connecticut; Governors; President; George Washington; belligerent parties; belligerent powers; French; parties at war with France; privateers; United Netherlands; Prussia; subjects; citizens; militia; ;
Related Places Connecticut; War Department; ports; France; Prussia; Netherlands; ;
Keywords applications; regulations; preservation of our neutrality; Laws of Nations; arming and equipping; vessels; military service; merchant vessels; equipments; vessels of war; Treaty of Amity and Commerce; merchandize; commissions; prize; vessels of France; commerce; privateers; stranded; treaty; suppress all practices; ;
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