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Context of By Thomas Jefferson, president of the United States of America. A proclamation. : During the wars which ... have unhappily prevailed among the powers of Europe, the United States of America ... have endeavored ... to maintain, with all the belligerents, their accustomed relations of friendship, hospitality, and commercial intercourse. ... A frigate of the United States ... has been surprised and attacked by a British vessel of superior force ... with the loss of a number of men killed and wounded. ... Given at the city of Washington the second day of July ... one thousand eight hundred and seven ..
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