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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER 1.

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Erskine withdrawn-Mr.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 Ghept--No disput-
ed point settled--Peace--Policy of America--War of 1812,
good effect on national character, ......... 1

Trade in Mediterranean, exposed to Barbary cruisers, first

led to diplomatic intercourse-Humphreys sent to Lisbon in

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