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ACCESSION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON TO THE PRESIDENCY, EXHI. BITING A COMPLETE VIEW OF OUR FOREIGN

RELATIONS SINCE THAT TIME.

VOLUME VIII.

THIRD EDITION,
PUBLISHED UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF CONGRESS.

INCLUDING

CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS,

FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE SECOND EDITION OF THIS WORK.

BOSTON:
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY THOMAS B. WAIT.

1819.

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Be it remembered, that on the twelfth* day of January, A. D. 1819, and in the forty-third year of the Independence of the United States of America, Thowas B. Wait, of the said district, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

46 State Papers and Publick Documents of the United States, from the accession of George Washington to the Presidency, exhibiting a complete view of our Foreign Relations since that time. Third edition. Published under the patronage of Congress. Including Confidential Documents, first published in the second edition of this work."

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned :” and also to an act, entitled, “ An act sup. plementary to an act, entitled, An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of Designing, Engraving and Etching Historical, and other Prints."

JNO. W. DAVIS,
Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

* The date of the certificate of copy right in Vols. 1, 11 and xi, instead of the first should be the twelfth day of January,

CONTENTS.

Page.

Message, Dec. 31, 1810, transmitting supplemental report

of Secretary of State, enclosing a further communica-

tion from general Armstrong relative to French duties 5

Message, Jan. 3, 1811, relative to the Floridas
Message, Jan. 12, 1811, transmitting letters from Mr.Pink-

ney to Secretary of State, and to lord Wellesley

Message, Jan.14,1811, transmitting proclamation announc-

ing revocation of French decrees

- 11

Message, Jan. 31, 1811, transmitting letters from Mr. Rus-

sell to duke de Cadore, relative to seizure of New Or-

leans Packet, and French decrees . .

Message, Feb. 19, 1811, transmitting all information not

before communicated relative to decrees affecting neu-

tral commerce - -

. . . 18

Message, Nov.5, 1811, opening Congress

43

Correspondence between Sec'y of State and Mr. Foster 49

Correspondence of Mr. J. S. Smith with lord Wellesley 93

Correspondence between Mr. Monroe and Mr. Foster

Correspondence relative to British sloop of war Little Belt 104

Correspondence of Messrs. Monroe and Foster relative to

the Floridas - - - - - 126

Correspondence between Mr. Pinkney and lord Wellesley,

relative to French decrees and British orders . 135

Correspondence between J. S. Smith and lord Wellesley 164

Judgment of sir W. Scott in case of the Fox and others 166

List of American vessels condemned under orders in council 180

Mr. Russell's correspondence with Secretary of State, M.

Champagny, and duke of Bassano, relative to French

decrees

- 181

List of American vessels taken by French after Nov.1,1810 200

ble. Erving's correspondence with Secretary of State and

Mr. de Rosenkrantz, relative to Danish captures of

American vessels - - - - 205

Last of American vessels captured by the Danes, cases

.. pending June, 1811 . . .

- 218

Lists of American vessels captured by the Danes, and car-

ried into Christiansand, Holstein, Sleswick, and Da-

nish islands - - - - - 232

Message, Nov. 7, 1811, transmitting Turreau's letter of

Nov.14, 1810, and Serrurier's of July 23, 1811 - 233

Message, Nov. 13, 1811, transmitting correspondence be-

tween Messrs. Monroe and Foster, and termination of

difference relative to Chesapeake - . 237

neport of committee on foreign relations ; systematick ag-

gressions of the two great belligerents. Nov. 29,1811 241

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