Papers : of James Monroe as minister to France, 1785- 1831.


Papers : of James Monroe as minister to France, 1785- 1831.

In 1792 Monroe urged Robert R. Livingston to accept the nomination as minister to France. John F. Mercer congratulates Monroe on the appointment in 1793. Correspondents include Joseph Jones, Henry Tazewell, John Jay, Edmund Randolph, John Pinnock, John Monroe, George Washington, Fulwar Skipwith, Joseph Fauchet, Thomas Pinckney, Joseph Fenwick, Horatio Gates, Catherine Choulet, Elbridge Gerry, John Dawson, James Madison, and Robert Taylor. Topics include neutrality, French minister Edmond Genet, support of France in war with England, Federalists, diplomatic instructions, claims for indemnities by American citizens, improvements at Monroe's estate, "The Highlands," appointment of Fulwar Skipwith as American consul in Paris, Americans detained by the French, Jay's treaty negotiations, instructions for issuing passports, English purchase of wheat, French privateers, French purchase of Louisiana, congratulations on Monroe's return in 1807, financial claims relating to his mission to France, and Napoleon. Also, includes Monroe's diplomatic passport to travel in Spain, his statement of diplomatic expenses, correspondence to John Purviance concerning consular business; two essays by Monroe, signed "Aratus," arguing that lovers of liberty and supporters of the American revolution must support the French revolution, 1791; draft of an essay, filed 1795, on American foreign policy in relation to France; and draft report, 1795, to Edmund Randolph, Secretary of State, about affairs in France. Monroe sends a model of a pendulum for the Capitol.

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