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From George Washington to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, 8 March 1796

To the United States Senate and House of Representatives

United States March 8. 1796

Gentlemen of the Senate and of the House of Representatives

I send herewith, for the information of Congress, the treaty concluded between the United States and the Dey and Regency of Algiers.1

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LS, DNA: RG 46, entry 47; copy, DNA: RG 59, Reports of the Secretary of State to the President and Congress; copy, DNA: RG 233, entry 28, Journals.

1The enclosed copy of the treaty of 5 Sept. 1795, with a statement of approval by David Humphreys dated 28 Nov. 1795, is filed with this message. Timothy Pickering certified the document as “A true copy.” See also Miller, Treaties, description begins Hunter Miller, ed. Treaties and Other International Acts of the United States of America. Vol. 2, 1776-1818. Washington, D.C., 1931. description ends 275–317.

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