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3869. IMPRESSMENT, Pretexts for.—

You are desired to persevere till you obtain a regulation to guard our vessels from having
their hands impressed, and to inhibit the
British navy-officers from taking them under
the pretext of their being British subjects.—
To Thomas Pinckney. Washington ed. iii, 552. Ford ed., vi, 243.
(Pa., May. 1793)