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CABINET OPINION ON FILIBUSTERS - Thomas Jefferson, The Works, vol. 7 (Correspondence 1792-1793) 
The Works of Thomas Jefferson, Federal Edition (New York and London, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1904-5). Vol. 7
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CABINET OPINION ON FILIBUSTERS
March 10, 1793.
At a meeting of the heads of departments and the Attorney-General at the President’s, on the 10th day of March, 1793,
The intelligence from Kentucky and the territory northwest of the Ohio was laid before them: whereupon it was advised,
1. That a proclamation issue against the expeditions understood to be prepared in Kentucky for the invasion of the Spanish dominions.
2. That a representation be made to the Governor of Kentucky, upon the subject of his conduct, and giving information, under proper guards, of the steps which have been taken by government as to the Mississippi.
3. That a representation be also made to Congress; and
4. That General Wayne be instructed to post, if compatible with his other operations, a body of troops at Massac, in order to intercept by force, if necessary, any body of men which may descend the river for the purpose of the invasion aforesaid. From this fourth opinion the Secretary of State dissents.