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John Q. Adams|Henry Clay|Jonathan Russell|Albert Gallatin
An Important Diplomatic Communique Written and Signed by John Quincy Adams, as well as Henry Clay, Albert Gallatin, Jonathan Russell, and James Bayard The Age of the Great American Diplomat: All the American Ghent Treaty Negotiators, In a Confidential Diplomatic Communiqué to the US Ambassador in Paris, Instruct the Ambassador That the Negotiations Progress and Efforts to Bring French Troops into the War Should be Suspended The Age of the Great American Diplomat: All the American Ghent Treaty Negotiators, In a Confidential Diplomatic Communiqué to the US Ambassador in Paris, Instruct the Ambassador That the Negotiations Progress and Efforts to Bring French Troops into the W
02/12/1814. On August 8, 1814, talks began at Ghent, Belgium, that would ultimately result in a treaty ending the War of 1812. The head of the American negotiating team was John Quincy Adams, the U.S.’s most experienced diplomat. The four men who served with him were carefully selected by President Madison to reflect the varieties of political sentiment in the United States. Foremost among them was Henry Clay, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and a noted War Hawk. Albert Gallatin had served as Secretary of the Treasury for both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. James Bayard was a U.S. Senator belonging to the Federalist Party who had been an opponent of the war, and was one of the 13 Senators to vote against declaring it. However, once the war began he supported the war effort. Jonathan Russell was acting U.S. ambassador to Britain when war was declared. Sent to Ghent as a negotiator, he was also serving as ambassador to Sweden and Norway. He proved instrumental in achieving the final peace terms.William H. Crawford was U.S. ambassador to France during the negotiations, and was responsible for superintending the American consuls in Europe and keeping them informed of developments. More than that, he was an advisor to the President on the happenings on the Continent. As Ambassador to the Court of one of the two major adversaries in the conflicts in Europe, he was also actively involved in the Ghent negotiation process, advising the negotiators and responding to their confidential communiqués.  He would later serve as Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treas … [Click Below for Full Description]
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