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“President Jefferson by Proclamation” French Spoliation Broadside
1778. Rhode Island "President Jefferson by Proclamation" French SpoliationBroadsideMore than four decades after the United States agreed to settlethe claims of its citizens against France incurred during the Quasi-War, theRhode Island General Assembly urges Congress to resolve these long-standingclaims by Rhode Islanders and other Americans. The U.S. government had agreedto settle the claims in exchange for being released from the provisions ofthe 1778 Treaty of Alliance and to end the destructive Quasi-War with France.Settling these issues in 1800-1801 paved the way for the Louisiana Purchasefrom France in 1803. However, those American citizens affected neverrecovered their losses, and only some of their heirs ever recovered—afterwaiting more than a century.RHODE ISLAND. Report of House committee on French spoliationclaims and related Resolutions, Printed Document Signed by Henry Bowen,Secretary, January 1844. 2 pp., 11" x 16.25" Some holeson folds affecting sixteen lines of small text on each page; somestaining.Excerpts Report "The Committee to whom were referred the resolutions of theLegislature of Connecticut, in relation to claims for French spoliations,communicated to this House by his Excellency the Governor, have had thesubject under consideration according to the order of the House, andrespectfully submit the following Report: "The claims of our citizens upon the general government for Frenchspoliations prior to the Convention of 1800, are, in effect, but claims forthat just compensation which the Constitution of the United States expresslyprovides for all wh … [Click Below for Full Description]
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