Context

Context of Mr. Bacon's motion for arming the merchant vessels of the United States, : and authorizing them to repel, by force, any attempt to search, restrain, or seize them by any French or British armed vessel. : January 27, 1809. : Read, and referred to the committee of the whole House, to whom is committed a motion made by Mr. Nicholas, relative to a repeal of the embargo, and defending the neutral rights of the United States upon the high seas
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