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The Acts, Orders in Council, &c. of Great Britain [on Trade], 1793 - 1812

Circular

Foreign Office, January 8, 1808.

The undersigned, His Majesty's principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, has received His Majesty's commands to acquaint Mr. Pinkney, that His Majesty has judged it expedient to establish the most rigorous blockade at the entrances of the ports of Carthagena, Cadiz, and St, Lucar, and of all the intermediate ports, situated and lying between the ports of Carthagena and St. Lucar.  Mr. Pinkney is, therefore, requested to apprize the American consuls and merchants residing in England, that the entrances of all the ports above mentioned are, and must be, considered as being in a state of blockade; and that, from this time, all the measures authorized by the law of nations, and the respective treaties between His Majesty and the different Powers, will be adopted and executed with respect to vessels attempting to violate the said blockade after this notice.

GEORGE CANNING.

Wm. Pinkney, Esq., &c.

 

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