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title:“Resolution Complaining of Disadvantages between the states in the Franco-American Treaty of Commerce”
authors:George Mason
date written:1778-12-19

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Mason, George. "Resolution Complaining of Disadvantages between the states in the Franco-American Treaty of Commerce." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 1. Ed. Bernard Bailyn and James Morton Smith. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 466. Print.

Resolution Complaining of Disadvantages between the states in the Franco-American Treaty of Commerce (December 19, 1778)

[19 December 1778]
The House [of Delegates] upon due consideration of the 11th and 12th articles of the treaty of commerce with France, are of opinion, that they are not consistent with the principles of equality and reciprocity, so wisely proposed as the basis of that treaty, and so well calculated to give that permanence thereto, which every friend to the alliance wishes to take place.
Resolved, therefore, That the delegates to the General Congress from this Commonwealth, be directed to propose to Congress that the minister of the United States at the court of France be instructed to represent the same to his Most Christian Majesty, and to use his utmost efforts that the said 11th and 12th articles may be rescinded.

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