VIEW OF THE CLAIMS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS, WHICH WERE RESERVED AGAINST THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, BY THE CONVENTION OF THE 30TH OF SEPTEMBER, 1800: - AND WHICH WERE AFTERWARDS ASSUMED BY THE UNITED STATES, IN THE LOUISIANA CONVENTION OF THE 30TH APRLL [sic], 1803. BY A CITIZEN OF BALTIMORE.

[Washington?]: 1829. 141, [1 blank] pp. Original plain brown wrappers [spine worn]. Light foxing, Very Good.

Causten reviews the diplomatic history of the acquisition of Louisiana from France, with much information on American agitation resulting from Spain's closing of the port of New Orleans, and on the American and French negotiating strategies. He closely examines the French-American treaty and the legal issues involved.
As part of the consideration for the sale of Louisiana, the United States agreed to pay the claims against France of American citizens. Those claims had arisen by reason of France's assaults on American commerce during the 1790's. Causten argues that the United States has breached its obligations to American citizens under the Treaty.
FIRST EDITION. Howes C247 'aa'. Cohen 7627. 135 Eberstadt 947. AI 38094 [4]. Item #25727

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