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Inventory of the Rufus King Papers, 1782-1830
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A. Communications from the U.S. department of state

  • Communications from the U.S. department of state

1. Negotiations with Great Britain

  • a. Claims and protests having to do with violations of the sovereignty of the United States (e.g. confiscation of ships and cargoes; unlawful use of American waters; impressment of American seamen)
  • b. Claim of the state of Maryland to sequestered bank stock
  • c. The execution of the 6th and 7th articles of the treaty of 1794

2. Intelligence bearing upon the friction between the United States and France

  • a. Complaints of the directory in connection with the commercial treaties of the United States
  • b. Failure of the American commission (Pinckney, Marshall and Gerry) to France
  • c. Hostilities in the West Indies: Overtures of Toussaint L'Ouverture

3. Financial transactions with English and Dutch banking houses in connection with the expenditures for diplomatic purposes, claims, salaries etc.

  • Financial transactions with English and Dutch banking houses in connection with the expenditures for diplomatic purposes, claims, salaries etc.

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B. Confidential letters written from The Hague, Berlin, Lisbon, and Paris, by American diplomatic representatives

  • 1. War intelligence
  • 2. American foreign policy
  • 3. Politics, at home and abroad
  • 4. The Gerry-Tallyrand fiasco
  • 5. Private and personal matters