Message from the President of the United States, Accompanying Sundry Papers Relative to the Affairs of the United States with the French Republic
by (GERRY, Elbridge and John Adams)
(Philadelphia): Published by order of the House of Representatives, 1799. Very Good. First edition. Self-wrappers. 123(1)pp. Tiny owner name front wrap, which is lacking the top 1", probably in order to remove another name, rear wrap a little tattered, with a couple of tiny archival repairs, corners of front wrap a little worn, still a pleasing, about very good example of a fragile pamphlet, largely consisting of the correspondence of Elbridge Gerry, the American minister at Paris, with the French government. Gerry was one of three commissioners sent to negotiate a peace with the French, who were incensed at Jay's Treaty with Great Britain. The French foreign minister, Tallyrand, refused to negotiate unless he was bribed (X,Y, and Z were code names for intermediaries in the bribery scheme), and the mission was suspended, in turn incensing American Federalists. An important and attractive pamphlet from a crucial period in American foreign relations. (Inventory #: 83302)
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