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U.S. Congress Resolution: "That the present Embargo be continued"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00265.01 Author/Creator: U.S. Congress Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Broadside Date: 18 April 1794 Pagination: 1 broadside ; 31 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Signed by Edmund Randolph as Secretary of State. Concerning the Quasi-War with France. States that the present Enbargo be continued until "the twenty fifth day of May next."

Background Information:

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Muhlenberg, Frederick Augustus Conrad, 1750-1801
Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: CongressGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFranceEmbargoEconomicsQuasi-warGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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