Monroe's Critical Assessment of Washington's Foreign Policy Monroe, James [1758-1831]. A View Of The Conduct Of The Executive, In The Foreign Affairs Of The United States, Connected With The Mission To The French Republic, During The Years 1794, 5, & 6. Illustrated by His Instructions and Correspondence, And Other Authentic Documents. Philadelphia: Printed by and for Benj. Franklin Bache, 1797. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Original publisher boards with later rebacking, printed paper title label to spine, untrimmed edges, hinges mended. Light soiling and a few minor stains to boards, bookplate residue to front pastedown. Moderate toning, light foxing in places, minor chips and tears to fore-edges of a few leaves, paper flaw to Leaf F (pp. 33-34), with minor loss to text. $500. * Only Edition. Monroe was President Washington's minister to France from August 15, 1794 to December 9, 1796. Despite several successes as minister, such as securing U.S. navigational rights on the French-controlled Mississippi River, Monroe was recalled by Washington because he believed Monroe was too sympathetic to French interests. Monroe's View of the Conduct of the Executive is a defense of his actions as minister and a sharply critical account of Washington's management of foreign affairs. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 50020.
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