FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SECRETARY OF
\fˈɒɹən ɐfˈe͡əz], \fˈɒɹən ɐfˈeəz], \f_ˈɒ_ɹ_ə_n ɐ_f_ˈeə_z]\
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This office was created by the Continental Congress, January 10, 1781, upon the urgent appeal of the representatives in foreign countries. Robert R. Livingston, of New York, was the first to fill the office. The secretary had charge of all matters concerning foreign governments and interstate affairs as well. His scope was much restricted at first, but was enlarged by reorganization in 1782. Later (1784-1789) the office was held by John Jay.
By John Franklin Jameson
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