Statistics for occurrence #1 of “France” in chapter 23 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...n reference to blockades.
Your predecessors of the provisional Congress had therefore no difficulty in proclaiming, nor I in approving, the resolutions which abandoned in favor of Great Britain and France our right to capture enemy's property when covered by the flags of these powers.
The securities desired by those governments were understood by us to be required from both belligerents.
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