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John Q. Adams
John Quincy Adams Announces That the American Commissioners at Ghent Have Presented a Draft Treaty to the British, and Lays Out His Negotiating Strategy to Win the Talks Should this strategy work and a peace be signed based on it, he will “sign the Treaty with a degree of pleasure which has not yet fallen to my lot in this life.”.
1711. 17/11/1814. He rejects the argument that the British were justified in burning Washington as a retaliation against American misconduct in York, Ontario, and sees a chance that the French firmness in negotiating with the British at Vienna will benefit the United StatesThe 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 rebellious outbreaks. But the most ominous event was the downfall of Napoleon’s prospects, the likely conclusion of peace in Europe, and, in consequence, the liberation of the military, naval, and financial resources of Great Britain for a vigorous prosecution of the war in America.Tsar … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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