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The affair of "Citizen Genet"...

Item # 669185

December 04, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 4, 1793 

* Citizen Genet Affair
* Edmond Charles Genet

The front page contains nearly a full column headed: "Official Communications" which has two letters signed by Genet, the French ambassador to the United States, concerning what is known as the "Citizen Genet Affair" relating to his plans to get America to support the French in capturing British ships, which it would not do. Ultimately to avoid an appointment with the guillotine Genet was given asylum in the United States where he lived out his life.
Page 3 has an interesting item announcing the beginning of the third Congress in metaphorical terms, including: "...launched into the bosom of the political ocean, the good ship Congress the third, George Washington, Commander..." with more.
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's