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John Adams declares a day of Fasting Humiliation and Prayer on the news of the XYZ affair as reported in the Connecticut Journal
The 5 April 1798 edition of The Connecticut Journal (New Haven: Printed by Thomas and Samuel Green, opposite the Post-Office) 4pp. 10" x 16.25". Light to moderate dampstains, weak at spines with partial separations, light creases, expected marginal wear, lower corner chip, overall paper still pliable and soft. Very good condition.A superb issue documenting the furor in Federalist circles over the recently -disclosed XYZ Affair which precipitated the undeclared naval conflict with France known today as the "Quasi War." Although Adams had yet to give exact details of what had happened, rumors of war were already flying. The issue includes, on page two, Adams' Proclamation of "Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer." Adams declared, only days after he informed Congress of the failure of diplomatic efforts to cease French seizures of American merchant vessels: "as the United States of America are at present placed in a hazardous and afflictive situation by the unfriendly disposition, conduct, and de
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