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STATE PAPERS

RELATING TO THE

DIPLOMATICK TRANSACTIONS

BETWEEN THE

AMERICAN AND FRENCH

GOVERNMENTS,

From the Year 1793, to the Conclusion of the Convention,
on the 30th of September, 1800.

Checkon

COLLECTED BY

A. G. GEBHARDT,

KNIGHT OF THE SAXON ORDER OF CIVIL MERIT,
Formerly Secretary to the Saxon Legation in London.

VOLUME III.

LONDON:

Printed by J. B. G. VOGEL, formerly 13, Poland Street, now
7, Castle Street, Falcon Square;

AND SOLD BY J. BOOTH, DUKE STREET, PORTLAND PLACE.

1816.

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MISSION ET CORRESPONDANCE OFFICIELLE DE MESSRS CH. C. PINCKNEY, J. MARSHALL ET E. GERRY, ENVOYÉS EXTRAORDINAIRES ET MINISTRES PLENIPOTENTIAIRES DES ETATS-UNIS D'AMÉRIQUE, PRÈS LA RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE, EN 1797 ET 1798(*).

Résolution du Congrès du 22 Juin 1798, de faire imprimer et distribuer gratis dans les Etats-Unis les Instructions et la Correspondance des Ministres Américains à Paris.

FIFTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, AT THE SECOND SESSION.

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Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, that the Secretary of State be, and hereby is authorized ́and directed to cause to be printed a number of copies, not exceeding 10,000, of the instructions to the envoys extra

(*) Cette correspondance a été publiée officiellement, par ordre du Congrès des Etats-Unis, en 1799, sous le titre suivant: "Instructions to the Envoys extraordinary and Ministers plenipotentiary from the United States of America, to the French Republic, their Letters of Credence and full Powers, and the Dispatches received from them relative to thelr Mission; published by the Secretary of State, in Conformity with the Resolution of Congress, of the 22d June, 1798.Philadelphia."

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ordinary and ministers plenipotentiary of the United States to the French Republic, and of all the dispatches hitherto received from them, and which have been communicated by the President of the United States to both Houses of Congress; and to cause the same to be distributed, gratis, throughout the United States, and particularly in such parts thereof wherein the dissemination of information, through the medium of news-papers, is most obstructed.

JONATHAN DAYTON,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
TH. JEFFERSON,

Vice-President of the United States, and
President of the Senate.

Approved-June 22, 1798.
JOHN ADAMS,
President of the United States.

Résolution de la Chambre des Représentans du 2 Avril 1798, de demander au Président des Etats-Unis Communication des Instructions et Dépêches des Ministres Américains à Paris.

In the House of Representatives of the United States, Monday, the 2d of April, 1798. Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to communicate to this House, the instructions to, and dispatches from the envoys extraordinary from the United States, to the French Republic, mentioned in his message of the 19th ultimo.

Extract from the Journal.

JONATHAN W. CONDY, Clerk.

Message du Président du 3 Avril 1798, par lequel il communique confidentiellement au Congrès les Pièces qu'avait demandées la Chambre des Représentans.

Message of the President of the United States, to both Houses of Congress.

Gentlemen of the Senate, and

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives,

In compliance with the request of the House of Representatives, expressed in their resolution of the second of this month, I transmit to both Houses, those instructions to and dispatches from, the Envoys Extraordinary of the United States to the French Republic, which were mentioned in my message of the nineteenth of March last, omitting only some names, and a few expressions descriptive of the persons.

I request that they may be considered in confidence, until the members of Congress are fully possessed of their contents, and shall have had opportunity to deliberate on the consequences of their publication; after which time I submit them to your wisdom.

JOHN ADAMS.

United States, April 3d, 1798.

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