1794 · [Philadelphia
This important document, signed in type by Washington, transmits correspondence from the South Carolina legislature, including Governor Moultrie's Proclamation, exposing the efforts of Citizen Charles Genet to commission South Carolinians for an expedition against the Spanish and English, in alliance with France.
The incident, which irreparably breached the 1778 American-French alliance, deeply embarrassed Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, with whom the French cause was identified. Also included is Genet's disingenuous response, denying the charges but admitting that he intended to commission American citizens who would voluntarily expatriate themselves.
Evans 27920. ESTC W29636. (Inventory #: 37910)