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Jonathan Russell
American Negotiator Jonathan Russell Reports From Ghent That the British Have Dropped Key Demands in the Peace Talks Britain continues to insist as a condition of peace that the U.S. make unacceptable concessions to the Indians, such as agreeing to place limitations on land Americans could purchase from them Britain continues to insist as a condition of peace that the U.S. make unacceptable concessions to the Indians, such as agreeing to place limitations on land Americans could purchase from them
21/09/1814. “She will not therefore sign a treaty of peace unless the Indians ‘be included in it, and restored to all the rights, privileges and territories’ which they enjoyed in the year 1811, previous to their commencement of the war, by virtue of the Treaty of Greenville and the treaties subsequently concluded between them & the United States. From this point the British plenipotentiaries cannot depart…They shall make a final proposition on the subject of Canadian boundaries, so moderate & just that they are sure it cannot be rejected.‬ĚThe U.S. was unprepared for the War of 1812, and the fortunes of war proved vacillating. There were successes, such as William Henry Harrison’s victory in the Battle of the Thames, in which Tecumseh was killed, and Oliver H. Perry’s victory on Lake Erie. But there were also failures, such as a winter expedition against Montreal; also, Fort Niagara was lost, Black Rock and Buffalo were burned, and great quantities of provisions and stores destroyed. The American hope of conquering Canada began to look like a dream, and the threat remained that the British and their Indian allies might yet gain a hold over territory in the American west in order to create an Indian buffer state between the U.S. and the Mississippi River. The British blockade of the U.S. eastern seaboard was constantly growing more rigid; not a single American man-of-war was on the open sea. Meanwhile the discontent with the war prevailing in New England, which was destined to culminate in the Hartford Convention, continued to be active and to threaten rebelli … [Click Below for Full Description]
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