FOREIGN RELATIONS: Smiling Mike (Contd.)

"Can it ever be forgotten what a racket was made with the Citizen Genêt?" wrote a Pennsylvanian about the tour of the U.S. put on by the French revolutionary republic's new ambassador in 1793. "What hugging and tugging! What addressing and caressing! With liberty caps and the other wretched trumpery of sans culotte foolery!" But President George Washington soon had his fill of Citizen Genêt's pleading with the American people for U.S. help to France over the heads of the U.S. Government, and the nuisance he was making of himself trying to...