[Philadelphia]: June 18th, 1794. Broadside, 8" x 13-1/2". Old horizontal folds [several fold splits without affecting text], bottom quarter toned. Margin reinforcements on blank verso. Good+.
This scarce document is signed in type at the end by "Geo. Taylor, jun. Ch. Clk. in the Department of State." The Rule prohibits a vessel within "the jurisdictional line of the United States, on the ocean," from sailing for 24 hours against a belligerent vessel which has left American waters. Failure to abide by the Rule is deemed a violation of "the law of nations."
Evans 27928. ESTC W23289 [3 locations- AAS, NYPL, Lib. Congress]. Item #34555