Context

Context of (Circular.) Treasury Department, May 30, 1793. : Sir, It being the opinion of the executive, that there is no general law of the land, prohibiting the entry and sale of goods captured by foreign powers at war ... It becomes the duty of this department to make known to you, that the entry of vessels captured and brought into our ports by the ships of war and privateers of France, and of their cargoes, is to be received in ths same manner ... as that of vessels and their cargoes which are not prizes
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