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Declaration by the Continental Congress concerning Ignatius Romain Chevalier d'Avistay de Chateaufort as French Consul for the Southern states, including cover letter from John Jay to Richard Caswell
United States. Continental Congress
May 11, 1785
Volume 17, Pages 449-450

HON. JOHN JAY TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]


Office for Foreign Affairs,
May 17th, 1785.

Sir:

I have the honor of transmitting to your Excellency herewith enclosed, an Act of Congress of the 11th Instant recognizing the Sieur Ignatius Romain Chevalier d'Avistay de Chateaufort as Consul from his most Christian Majesty, for the States of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia to reside ordinarily at Charleston and calling upon those States to furnish the Sieur Chevalier d'Avistay de Chateaufort with their Exequatur or Notification of the Quality, &c.

With Great respect & esteem I am your Excellency's
Most obed. & h'ble. Servt.,
JOHN JAY.

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CONGRESS'S RECOGNITION OF THE SIEUR IGNATIUS ROMAIN CHEVALIER D'AVISTAY DE CHATEAUFORT AS CONSUL FROM FRANCE.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

By the United States in Congress Assembled.

It is hereby made known to all whom it may concern, That full credence and respect are to be paid to the Sieur Ignatius Romain Chevalier d'Avistay de Chateaufort as Consul from his most Christian Majesty, for the States of North Carolina & Georgia to reside ordinarily at Charleston, which States are called upon respectively by virtue of the powers delegated by the Confederation, to the United States in Congress Assembled to furnish the said Sieur Ignatius Romain Chevalier d'Avistay de Cheateaufort with their Exequatur or Notification of his Quality delivering one Copy thereof to the said Sieur Ignatius Romain Chevalier d'Avistay de Chateaufort and causing another to be published in one or more Gazettes.

Done at New York this Eleventh day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand, seven hundred and eighty five and of our Sovereignty and Independence the ninth by the United States in Congress Assembled.

RICHARD HENRY LEE, P.
CHAS. THOMSON, Secy.