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XYZ Affair:

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 THEIR MISSION. PUBLISHED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

Ross, Philadelphia: [1798] 131pp, stitched and lightly dusted, else Very Good. Spine remnant of later wrapper. With the contemporary ownership signature of Joseph H. Nicholson, probably the prominent Maryland Democrat and ally of Thomas Jefferson. This document prints Secretary of State Pickering's instructions to envoys Pinckney, Marshall, and Geary; their dispatches to Pickering, including their report of Mr. X's surreptitious advice "that a sum of money was required for the pocket of the Directory and ministers, which would be at the disposal of M. Talleyrand...;" General Pinckney's response that he and his colleagues "had been treated with great slight and disrespect;" and other matters involving the XYZ Affair. Also included are the Resolutions of the Senate [signed in type by Vice President Jefferson as President of the Senate] and House requesting President Adams to provide this information; and Adams's Message transmitting the same. FIRST EDITION. Evans 34838. Sabin 34870.


Book Id: 11029

Price: $175.00

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