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Ch. 1.
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.

them to hope that the United States would, if properly supported, seize Louisiana and accept war with Bonaparte. "If you can obtain Louisiana,—well!" said Addington to Rufus King;[1] "if not, we ought to prevent its going into the hands of France."

  1. Rufus King to Madison, April 2, 1803; State Papers, ii. 551.