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Context of By the United States in Congress assembled: A proclamation. : Whereas in pursuance of a plenipotentiary commission ... a treaty of amity and commerce between ... the States General of the United Netherlands, and the United States of America, was, on the eighth day of October, one thousand seven hundred and eighty two, concluded ... Now therefore ... all the citizens and inhabitants thereof, and more especially all ... seamen ... are hereby enjoined and required to govern themselves ... according to the stipulations above recited. Done in Congress this twenty-third day of January ... one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three .., (electronic resource)
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