[Philadelphia: 1798]. 8pp, caption title [as issued]. Bound in modern marbled wrappers, mild foxing, Very Good.
President Adams says, "I will never send another Minister to France, without assurances, that he will be received, respected and honored, as the representative of a great, free, powerful, and Independent Nation." He transmits correspondence from Secretary of State Pickering, with the latter's instructions to our envoys Marshall, Gerry, and Pinckney: "In no event is a treaty to be purchased with money, by loan or otherwise. A loan to the Republic would violate our neutrality: and a douceur to the men now in power might by their successors be urged as a reason for annulling the treaty, or as a precedent for further and repeated demands."
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