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Henry Clay
Henry Clay, the War Hawk Who Had Promoted the War of 1812, First Reacts to the British Burning of Washington, in a Famous Letter “What does wound me to the very soul is that a set of pirates and incendiaries should have been permitted to pollute our soil, conflagrate our Capital, and return unpunished to their ships!”.
1710. 17/10/1814. He was also distressed about American Forces being set back in Canada: “I tremble indeed whenever I take up a late Newspaper. Hope alone sustains me.""  On hearing of his reelection: ""Europe has no attractions for me sufficient to detain me here beyond the termination of my present duties or to bring me back again, when I shall be so happy as once more to see our native land.""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. He and his colleagues had argued that military force was the only option left to combat British imperiousness. 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.William H. Crawford was U.S. ambassador to France during the negotiations, and was responsible for superintending the American consul … [Click Below for Full Description]
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