Item #7399 [Cover Title] UNITED STATES, 15th JANUARY, 1794. GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE, AND OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. I Lay before You, as being Connected with the Correspondence, already in your Possession, between the Secretary of State, and the Minister Plenipotentiary of the French Republic, the Copy of a Letter from the Minister, of 25t of December, 1793; and a Copy of the Proceedings of the Legislature of the State of South-Carolina. Americana, Edmund Charles Genet, George Washington.
[Cover Title] UNITED STATES, 15th JANUARY, 1794. GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE, AND OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. I Lay before You, as being Connected with the Correspondence, already in your Possession, between the Secretary of State, and the Minister Plenipotentiary of the French Republic, the Copy of a Letter from the Minister, of 25t of December, 1793; and a Copy of the Proceedings of the Legislature of the State of South-Carolina.

[Cover Title] UNITED STATES, 15th JANUARY, 1794. GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE, AND OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. I Lay before You, as being Connected with the Correspondence, already in your Possession, between the Secretary of State, and the Minister Plenipotentiary of the French Republic, the Copy of a Letter from the Minister, of 25t of December, 1793; and a Copy of the Proceedings of the Legislature of the State of South-Carolina.

[Philadelphia: Childs & Swaine, 1794]. Disbound. Good binding. Item #7399

Octavo. 11, [1] pp. Removed from nonce volume. Minimal soiling to the front page; generally clean throughout; three small holes in the inner margin from the original stitching; brief pencil note on the top of the front page; generally a nice copy.

An interesting document in which President Washington transmits to congress a number of documents from South Carolina suggesting Edmond Genet recruited Americans to side with and fight for France in the present European conflict. Minister Genet answers these accusations in a letter to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson (French and English translation are present) assuring him that he is not recruiting "in the territory of the United States," but that he is encouraging "those of your fellow-citizen, who should feel themselves animated with a desire of serving the best of causes, I have granted them to several brave republicans of South-Carolina, whose intention appeared to me to be to expatriate themselves, and to go among the independent Indians tribes, ancient friends and allies of France, in order to retaliate, if they could, in concert with us, on the Spaniards and English" (p.11). An interesting document of the an incident that threatened United States' neutrality in the European war. Evans ascribes this to the press of Childs & Swaine. Evans 27920; ESTC W29636.

Price: $600.00