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9079. WEST INDIES, French concession.—[continued].

France has explained
herself generously. She does not mean to interrupt
our prosperity by calling for our guarantee.
On the contrary, she wishes to promote
it by giving us, in all her possessions, all the
rights of her native citizens, and to receive
our vessels as her vessels.—
To James Monroe. Ford ed., vi, 281.
(Pa., 1793)