Paris journal, 1797-1798.

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Marshall, John, 1755-1835. Paris journal, 1797-1798.

Paris journal, 1797-1798.

Manuscript copy of a journal kept by John Marshall in Paris from 27 Sept. 1797 - 1 Apr. 1798 describing the XYZ Affair. Marshall was sent, with Elbridge Gerry and Charles C. Pinckney, as a member of a commission to improve relations with France in an attempt to avoid hostilities. The journal records Marshall's discussions with Gerry and Pinckney, meetings with unofficial French representatives, Marshall's informal meetings with Caron de Beaumarchais, and attempts to be received by Talleyrand. The journal was copied for Timothy Pickering, U.S. Secretary of State, shortly after Marshall's return to America and is apparently the only extant copy.

59 leaves.

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