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XYZ Affair:

SUPPLEMENT TO THE COLUMBIAN CENTINEL. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1799. SECRETARY PICKERING'S REPORT. [PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY; AND CORRECTED.] CONGRESS. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. MONDAY, JAN. 21. GENTLEMEN... ACCORDING TO AN INTIMATION IN MY MESSAGE OF FRIDAY LAST, I NOW LAY BEFORE CONGRESS A REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE, CONTAINING HIS OBSERVATIONS ON SOME OF THE DOCUMENTS WHICH ATTENDED IT. JOHN ADAMS...

[Boston: 1799] Folio, 4pp, printed in four columns per page. Untrimmed, foxed, a bit of fading here and there. Good or Good+. One of the earliest printings of this Report. State Secretary Pickering details the attempts of the French government "to exculpate itself from the charge of corruption, as having demanded a douceur of Fifty Thousand Pounds sterling (222,000 dollars) for the pockets of the Directors and Ministers..." Much on XYZ matters is reviewed. Pickering summarizes things: "The French Government determined to fleece us" and "to separate the People from the Government of the United States."


Book Id: 16287

Price: $250.00

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