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BMG
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02-14-2010 6:30 PM


U.S. Treaty with Tripoli, 1796-1797
Whenever I hear this question, the U.S. Treaty with Tripoli resurfaces again in my head.

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Authored by American diplomat Joel Barlow in 1796, the following treaty was sent to the floor of the Senate, June 7, 1797, where it was read aloud in its entirety and unanimously approved. John Adams, having seen the treaty, signed it and proudly proclaimed it to the Nation.

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Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion*; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

*Italics mine.

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