The XYZ Affair [1797-98]: In this cartoon, American envoys meet with a French diplomat, depicted as a multi-headed monster holding a dagger. The cartoonist shared the negative view of French diplomacy held by most Americans in the 1790s. The Granger Collection, New York.
Diplomatic uniform coat, 1790s, silk. "This blue silk coat belonged to Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1746-1825), South Carolina lawyer, statesman and politician. Pinckney was the son of Judge Charles Pinckney and famed Eliza Lucas. Although he fought in the Revolutionary War, it is more likely that this coat is from his service as Ambassador to France under George Washington and John Adams."