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Letter from George Washington to the Earl of Buchan

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Transcript of a letter by George Washington on the principles that should guide the United States in foreign politics and other matters. Washington also references a "Plan of a New City," referring to Washington D. C. A fragment of the original handwritten letter is included.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; Capitols--Design and construction; Washington (D.C.); United States--Potomac River

Date: 1793-04-22

Letter from George Canning to Richard Rush

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British Foreign Secretary Canning writes U.S. minister to Great Britain Rush regarding the possibility of their countries coming to an understanding on the Spanish colonies in America.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; Colonies; Spain

Date: 1823-08-20

Letter from George Canning to Richard Rush

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British Foreign Secretary George Canning urges U.S. minister to Great Britain Richard Rush to come to an understanding on the Spanish colonies in America, as developments in Spain make this more necessary.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; Colonies; Spain; France; United States. Congress

Date: 1823-08-23

Letter from Richard Rush to John Adams

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U.S. minister to Great Britain Rush updates Secretary of State Adams on the possibility of a joint declaration regarding the Spanish colonies in America.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; Colonies

Date: 1823-09-03

Letter from Richard Rush to John Adams

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U.S. Minister to Britain Richard Rush updates Secretary of State John Adams on the possibility of a joint declaration regarding the Spanish colonies in America.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; Colonies

Date: 1823-10-02

Retirement of Constantin Catacazy

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Report prepared at the request of the United States Senate containing the government correspondence regarding the retirement of Constantin Catacazy, Russian minister to the United States from 1869-1871. President Grant and the State Department sought the removal of Catacazy due to his poor conduct. However, he remained as minister until after Grand Duke Alexei's trip to the United States, because a minister needed to be present for the visit and there wasn't sufficient time to replace Catacazy before Alexei's arrival.

Resource Type: Government record

Subject: Diplomatic and consular service, Russian; Diplomatic etiquette; International relations; Russia; United States. Congress. Senate; Catacazy, Constantin; Aleksei╠ć Aleksandrovich, Grand Duke of Russia, 1850-1908

Date: 1871-12-06

Under false colors

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James Russell Lowell, minister to England, turns his back on an Irishman who is dressed like Uncle Sam and is in the custody of the British military for anarchistic activities. Lowell holds a paper that states, "All such persons should be made to understand distinctly that they cannot be Irishmen and Americans at the same time! J. R. Lowell." Caption: Minister Lowell--"No, sir, you are not the kind of American citizen I am sent here to protect!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Diplomats; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); International relations; Soldiers; Anarchism; Irish; Great Britain; Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891

Date: 1882-03-22

Too weak to fight - too old to run

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The British Lion carries W. E. Gladstone, dressed as a woman, on his back, as they head into the sea after departing the "British Consul" in advance of "Anarchy, Riot, [and] Bloodshed." The lion is labeled "Moral Complicity, British Prestige, Peril, Profits, [and] Responsibilities." Gladstone's dress is labeled "Vacillation, Procrastination, Irish Trouble, [and] Timidity." On the shore is a set of jaws labeled "Brag & Bluster," and the lion is stepping on a gunboat labeled "Thunderer."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: International relations; Relations with Great Britain; Anarchism; Great Britain; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

Date: 1882-06-21

British benevolence

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Print shows an oversized British Lion wearing boxing gloves labeled "Army" and "Navy," standing over its most recent victim labeled "Egyptian." Trailing off to the left are other victims labeled "Ashantee, Afghan, Boer, [and] Zulu." Standing on the right is a diminutive Irishman pulling on boxing gloves labeled "Fenian." Caption: "It is painful to be obliged to use force against the weak." --Earl Granville in House of Lords.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Lions; International relations; Boxing; Giants--Folklore; Charity; Relations with Great Britain; Great Britain

Date: 1882-07-19

The great floods of 1883 - Germany's need and America's aid

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Columbia sits on a rock on the coast as men bring packages of supplies labeled "From Ohio, Missouri, From New York, [and] California." Just offshore, men pull on the oars of a rowboat laden with large bundles labeled "For German Sufferers" and "For Germany" and a large money bag. In the background, debris floats on the high waters of devastating floods. Overhead are fair weather clouds labeled "Charity" and dark clouds, which drop more rain, labeled "Suffering [and] Distress."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Floods; Assistance in emergencies; International relations; Food; Columbia (Symbolic character); Clouds; Germany

Date: 1883-01-17

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