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APPENDIX. PROCLAMATIONS. Nos. 3, 4. 753 [L. S.] Done at the city of Philadelphia, the nineteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, and of the independence of the United States the Eflecnth. GEORGE WASHINGTON. BY rum Piznsinnxrz THOMAS JEFFERSON. No. 3. Enjoining Mutralitg as to War against France. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Apfll $2.1793- A PRO CLAMATION. _ Xyiianmas itappears that a state of war eadsts between Austria, Prussia, Sar- l’reamb1e redxnia, Great Britain, and the United Netherlands of the one part, and France ****}**8 that WM on the other, and the duty and interest of the United States require that they r";:;i;’°{Q;g;; should with sincerity and good faith adopt and pursue a conduct friendly and Sudini; Gm,:" impartial toward the belligerent powers : Britain, and gh., have therefore thought tit, by these presents, to declare the disposition of United Netherthe United States to observe the conduct aforesaid towards those powers respec- 193*1** °'ktIl},° °“° tively; and to exhort and warn the citizens of the United States carefully to g:12L:';the;°"°° avoid all acts and proceedings whatsoever, which may in any manner tend to Dis (Emo; Ot. contravene such disposition. the United States And I do hereby also make known that whosoever of the citizens of the United deemed. States shall render himself liable to punishment or forfeiture under the law of Citizens vionations, by committing, aiding, or abettincr hostilities against any of the said powers, Ming laws ef or by carrying to any of them those articles which are deemed contraband by the W"; ng? l’° modern usage of nations, will not receive the plrotection of the United States Pr°°° ' against such punishment or forfeiture ; and furt er, that I have given instrue- Omega to Gm tions to those officers, to whom it belongs, to cause prosecutions to be instituted fom, the law. of against all persons who shall, within the cognizance of the courts of the United neutrality_ States, violate the law of nations, with respect to the powers at war, or any of them. In testimony whereofi I have caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed to these presents, and signed the same with [L. s.] my hand. Done at thecity of Philadelphia, the twenty-second day of April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, and of the independence of the United States of America the seventeenth. G. WASHINGTON. BY THE PmtsIDEN'r: THOMAS JEFFERSON. N0. 4. Respecting enlisting Men in Kentucky to invade a neighboring Nation. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: March 24, 1794. A PROCLAMATION. `VHEREAS I have received information that certain persons, in violation of the ¥f€¤¤¤ld¤ Um laws, have presumed, under colour of a foreign authority, to enlist citizens of the :;‘a§’O“;;’k:::`° United States, and others, within the State of Kentucky, and have there assern- tuck), to mud, bled an armed force for the purpose of invading and Jplundering the territories ,,_ neighboring of a nation at peace with the said 'United States: _ nd whereas such unwar— nation. rantable measures, being contrar to the laws of nations,and to the duties incumbent on every citizen of the Ilnited States, tend to disturb the tranquillity of the same, and to involve them in the calamities_ war: And, whereas it is the duty of the executive to take care that such cnmmal proceedings should be suppressed, the clfenders brought to justice, and all good citizens cautioned v01.. XI. xhPP.——98