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Rules of neutrality

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Date August 16, 1793
Author Name Samuel Huntington (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Rules of governance as agreed upon by President Washington and the Minister of France. Huntington believes it absurd that rules will be followed. Notes that the inhabitants of Connecticut appear disposed to observe rules of neutrality as laid out by the President.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Samuel Huntington; citizens; ministry; George Washington; French;
Related Places Norwich; France; Connecticut;
Keywords rules; regulations; governance; neutrality; ;
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Copy of a letter
to the Secretary of War
August 16th 1793
No 3
Copy of a letter
to the Secretary of War
August 16th 1793
No 3
Norwich August 16th 1798
I am this day favoured with your two letters of the 7th Instant containing the rules & regulations which the President of the United States has thought proper to adopt for a Uniform line of Conduct throughout the several states with Respect to the Belligerent powers; and also the regulations agreed upon between the general Government & the Minister of France
You may be assured Sir that a Strict observance will be paid to the directions and regulations contained in those letters
I have also the Satisfaction to Inform you, that the Inhabitants of this State appear - Sincerely disposed to observe a just neutrallity conformably to the Tenor of the proclamation which was Issued by the President on that Subject and have reason to believe that the general Sense & Sentiment of the Citizens of this State will prevent all infraction of the laws of Nations as relative to the powers at war
With perfect Respect I have the Honour to be Your Obedient Servant S - Huntington
Majr Genl Knox