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THE

DIPLOMACY

OF THE

UNITED STATES.

BEING

AN ACCOUNT OF

The Foreign Relations of the Country,

FROM THE FIRST TREATY WITH FRANCE, IN 1778, TO THE

PRESENT TIME.

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BOSTON:
WELLS AND LILLY,-COURT STREET.

1828.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

TREATY OF GHENT OF 1814 WITH GREAT BRITAIN.

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Little settled by Jay's treaty—Mr. King, minister to Eng-
land-Made no treaty-Succeeded by Mr. Monroe-Proposes
a convention to Lord Hawkesbury-Rule of '56— Account of
it-Injurious to American commerce-Special mission of
Messrs. Monroe and Pinkney-Conventions with Lords Holland -
and Auckland-Most favourable ever made-President rejects
it without consulting Senate-Impressment- Account of it
Opinions of Foster, Mansfield and Chatham-Convention with
Lord St. Vincent-Chesapeake-England offered reparation-
Refused to consider the affair in connexion with other topics
in discussion~Mr. Rose-Mission ineffectual-Orders in coun-
cil--Great sensation-Erskine arrangement--Unsuccessful-
Erskine withdrawn-Mr. Jackson-His correspondence with
government-Dismissed—England expresses no mark of dis-
pleasure-Antedated decree--England refuses to repeal orders
-Declaration of 1812--War--Remarks on neutrality--Medi-
ation of Russia-Not successful--Peace of Ghent--No disput-
ed point settled--Peace--Policy of America--War of 1812,
good effect on national character, ......... 1

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