Context

Context of Proclamation. By the President of the United States. : Whereas it appears, that a state of war exists between Austria, Prussia, Sardinia, Great-Britain, and the United Netherlands, of the one part; and France on the other, and the duty and interest of the United States require, that they should, with sincerity and good faith, adopt and pursue a conduct friendly and impartial towards the belligerent powers ... Done at the city of Philadelphia, the twenty-second day of April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three ..
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