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Declaration by the Continental Congress recognizing Antoine René Charles Mathurin, Comte de La Forest as French Vice Consul, including circular letter from John Jay to the state governors
United States. Continental Congress
January 06, 1786
Volume 18, Pages 491-492

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


New York, Office for Foreign Affairs,
10th January, 1786.

Sir:

Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed a Certified Copy of an Act of Congress of the 6th Instant Recognizing the Sieur de la Forest as Vice Consul General of his Christian Majesty in the United States.

I have the honor to be with great respect
Your Excellency's most obt. & very humble Servt.,
JOHN JAY.

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A RECOGNITION OF THE SIEUR DE LA FOREST AS VICE CONSUL OF FRANCE.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

By the United States in Congress Assembled,
January 6th, 1786.

On a Report of the Secretary to the United States of America for the Department of Foreign Affairs to whom was referred his letter of the 29th of December enclosing a letter of the 19th of that month from the Charge des Affaires of France with a Brevet of the 22d day of June, 1785, appointing the Sieur de la Forest Vice Consul of France for the United States.

Whereas, the Sieur de la Forest has presented to Congress a Brevet from his most Christian Majesty bearing date 22d day of June, 1785, appointing him Vice Consul General in the United States.

Resolved, That the Sieur de la Forest be, and he hereby is received and Recognized as the Vice Consul General of his most Christian Majesty in the United States, and that the said Brevet be Registered in the Secretary's Office.

Resolved, That all the Privileges, Pre-eminences and Authority belonging to the said Character and Quality are due to the said Sieur de la Forest, and shall be enjoyed by him.

Ordered, that a Certified Copy of the above resolution be transmitted by the Secretary to the United States of America, for the department of Foreign Affairs, to the Sieur de la Forest, and also to the Executive of each of the States for their information.

CHAS. THOMSON, Secy.