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Arms for Vessels

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CollectionNew York State Archives: Governor George Clinton Papers view image
Document Information
Date August 16, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name George Clinton (primary) Location: New York
Summary Describes new rules concerning the fitting and arming of ships by belligerent nations in ports or harbors of the United States.
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 in the State Capitol [New York]. Knox wrote the same letter to other Governors. See Knox to Telfair, August 16, 1793.
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Related Persons/Groups George Clinton; Henry Knox; ;
Related Places New York; War Department; United States; State of New York; Charleston; Philadelphia; Delaware;
Keywords fitting out; prize; Citizen Genet; Sans Culottes; Vanquer de Bastille; cases; ships; ;
Key Phrases known that the fitting out of; considered as incompatible with our present; after trying other measures in vain; finds itself at length constrained to; have hitherto been employed; to avoid; a further commitment of our peace; deliberation has decided that no; fitted; decision; request that within the; in any port; State of New York; would cause her to be ordered to; in case of; would take effect; desire of the; proper effort has been; without it; directed me to request that in case; sent or brought subsequent to the fist instant; any prize or prices into any port or harbor; such prize or prized to be immediately; on being restored to her former owner; it is also requested that you would; all cases and the evidences; of the communication; following are the names of; within the meaning of this latter; that have hitherto; of government; 'Citizen Genet'; 'Sans Culottes'; 'Vanquer de Bastille';

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