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RULE AS TO THE SAILING OF VESSELS OF WAR OF THE BELLIGERENT NATIONS FROM THE UNITED STATES
[Philadelphia], 1794. Broadside, 8" x 13-1/2". ". Old horizontal folds [several fold splits without affecting text], bottom quarter toned. Margin reinforcements on blank verso. Good+. This scarce document is signed in type at the end by "Geo. Taylor, jun. Ch. Clk. in the Department of State." The Rule prohibits a vessel within "the jurisdictional line of the United States, on the ocean," from sailing for 24 hours against a belligerent vessel which has left American waters. Failure to abide by the Rule is deemed a violation of "the law of nations." Evans 27928. ESTC W23289 [AAS, NYPL, Lib. Congress]. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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