MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TRANSMITTING DOCUMENTS & PAPERS RELATIVE TO COMPLAINTS BY THE GOVERNMENT OF FRANCE, AGAINST THE COMMERCE CARRIED ON BY AMERICAN CITIZENS TO THE FRENCH ISLAND OF SAINT DOMINGO. IN SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, JANUARY 10, 1806. READ, & ORDERED TO LIE FOR CONSIDERATION.

Washington City: Printed by William Duane & Son, 1806. 15, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, else Very Good.

President Jefferson transmits France's protest against "the commercial relations, which many citizens of different states of the Union maintain with the rebels of every color" during Santo Domingo's struggle to escape French rule. Indeed, "some citizens of the United States convey munitions of every kind to the rebels of St. Domingo, to that race of African slaves, the reproach, and the refuse of nature." The vessels carrying "this ignoble and criminal traffic" were all "constructed, loaded, armed, in all the ports of the Union, under the eyes of the American people, and of the federal government itself."
AI 11654 [4]. LCP 10640. Item #23520

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