XYZ affair
Updated: 1/29/2021
XYZ affair

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  • How shall we react?
  • Mr. President, another ship has been captured by the French!
  • Send a letter of the upmost importance to Elbridge Gerry, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, and John Marshall.
  • Another!... Okay I know what we should do.
  • YES SIR!
  • Ah yes! I'm sending you to France to negotiate with the minister to stop seizing our ships.
  • Yes sir!
  • You wanted to see us sir?
  • You can only see the minister if you pay us
  • We're here to see the minister.
  • That's not right! You will regret that.
  • French representatives ask for a bribe just to see the minister!!!! Does this mean war?
  • We won't go to war over this, I have talked t the minister already and the problem is resolved.
  • They demanded money in order to see the minister!