John Jay: Draft of the Proclamation of Neutrality



  • animadversions censure, harsh criticisms
  • demean themselves to behave themselves
  • exemplary manner in a way that makes an example of someone
  • King of France Louis XVI (1754–1793), deposed in 1792 and put to death by French Revolutionaries
  • Prussia formerly an independent kingdom, now part of Germany
  • war actually exists between France on the one side ... reference to the Napoleonic Wars (1799–1815) between France, led by Napoléon

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