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Henry Clay
Henry Clay on the Reception of the Treaty of Ghent in the United States: "great joy, manifested in illuminations" "Wonderful age! Wonderful man! Wonderful nation!" writes Clay of Napoleon, just 3 days after Napoleon marches into Paris for the 100 Days "Wonderful age! Wonderful man! Wonderful nation!" writes Clay of Napoleon, just 3 days after Napoleon marches into Paris for the 100 Days
23/03/1815. He gives his assessment of the prospects of the Bank bill: “The Bank bill had not passed as we supposed.  The President returned it on the 30th of Jan. to the Senate, objecting not against its Constitutionality but to the expediency of its particular provisions.”  And the Battle of New Orleans: “The loss of the British in their New Orleans expedition is estimated at 4000.”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. Mo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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