Manuscript/Mixed Material Image 1 of James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson, February 15, 1815
James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson
It is with infinite satisfaction that I inform you of the arrival of Mr. Carroll, yesterday from Ghent, with a treaty of peace between the UStates & G. Britain which was concluded on the 24 of Decr last. It is in all respects honorable to our country. No concession is made of any kind. Boundaries are to be trac'd on the principles of the treaty of 1783 by Comrs., whose differences should they disagree, is to be left to the ...of a friendly power. It is evident that this treaty has been extorted from the British ministry. The late victory at New Orleans terminates this contest with peculiar advantage & even splendour to the UStates.
The treaty will be submitted to the Senate to day, & I presume approved without opposition. A sketch will be in the intelligencer of this date.
My late severe indisposition prevented my writing you of late. The business which accumulated the weeks that I was ill, has since borne heavily on me.
With great respect & esteem your friend Jas. Monroe
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- James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson, February 15, 1815
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- series: Series 1: General Correspondence. 1651-1827
- Microfilm Reel: 047
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