Privateers

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Date August 16, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Henry Lee (primary)
Summary U.S. position of neutrality prevents any ships from being outfitted with weapons in U.S. ports, and no privateers or cruisers can be granted asylum.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Governor Henry Lee; Henry Knox; privateer; pirate; neutral; Executive; President; George Washington; militia; former owners; parties at war; ;
Related Places War Department; ports; Virginia; Charleston; South Carolina; Philadelphia; Delaware; ;
Keywords privateers; ships; prize; weapons; cruiser; fitting out; armed vessel; vessel; transmit in writing; cases; evidence; Citizen Genet; Sans Culotte; Vanqueur de Bastille; Petit Democrat; Caramagnole; ;
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