XYZ Affair



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  • Title XYZ Affair
  • Coverage 1796–1800
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  • Keywords France determined that it had no need for an American minister on its soil and demanded that Pinckney leave in January 1797, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, the names of the French envoys were replaced with the letters X, Y, and Z, thus giving the scandal its name).
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date December 1, 2022
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  • Date of Last Update August 15, 2022
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