Papers Relating to French Affairs. Extract from a letter to Mr. Monroe, from General Armstrong. Paris, 7th July, 1807. John Armstrong.
Papers Relating to French Affairs. Extract from a letter to Mr. Monroe, from General Armstrong. Paris, 7th July, 1807
Papers Relating to French Affairs. Extract from a letter to Mr. Monroe, from General Armstrong. Paris, 7th July, 1807

Papers Relating to French Affairs. Extract from a letter to Mr. Monroe, from General Armstrong. Paris, 7th July, 1807

n.p. n.p., [1807].

Wraps. Wraps. 19 pages, [1] page blank. Homemade outer wraps. Title on page 1. Contents include letters by Regnier, John Armstrong, and a letter from Napoleon. Toning and moderate foxing to the paper. Some of the text is in French. No place or printing information provided for this extract in the text. From the first paragraph "Sir The accounts you have had of recent captures made by French privateers, of America vessels, under cover of the decree of November last, are not correct; at least, if such captures have been made, I know nothing of them; the only captures I have at any time hear of, were those made from Porto Ferrajo...." This report also discusses a blockade of British islands, as to vessels of the United States - "The provisions of all the regulations and treaties relative to a state of blockade, have appeared applicable to the existing circumstance, and it results from the explanations which have been addressed to me by the imperia procureur general of the council of prizes, that his majesty has considered every neutral vessel, going from English ports, with cargoes of English origin, as lawfully seizable by French armed vessels." The report references the capture of the American vessel "Horizon" which was "shipwrecked the 30th of May last, near Morlaix." The goods were taken from the ship. Great Britain and France were at war and each nation ruled that ships carrying enemy goods could be seized. The American vessel was caught up in the conflict. There are no copies of this title found in OCLC or on the internet. This copy appears to be printed separately with pages numbered 1-19 and the verso of page 19 (20) blank. Removed from a larger gathering, there are no outer original wraps. There are references to the contents of this report found in American State papers No. 218, 1806, concerning the conflict between Great Britain and France, pages 259-261. Good. Item #17465

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