Context

Context of (Circular.) Treasury Department, May 4th, 1810. : Sir, You will herewith receive a printed copy of an Act concerning the commercial intercourse between the United States and Great-Britain and France, and their dependencies; and for other purposes. The instructions formerly given respecting the execution of provision of a similar nature being applicable to the two first sections of the act, it is only necessary to observe that the exclusion from the harbors or waters under the jurisdiction of the United States embraces (subject only to the exceptions made by the act) every description of British or French armed vessels, whether public or private, and whether sailing with or without a commission authorizing the capture of vessels. All the other restrictions on the commercial intercourse with France or Great Britain, not previously repealed, have expired on the first instant.
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