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 . LCP 10640. Item #23520