MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT...TRANSMITTING THE TREATY OF PEACE AND AMITY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY. FEBRUARY 20, 1815.

Washington City: Printed by Roger C. Weightman, 1815. 16pp. Dbd. Later decorated paper wrappers. Good. Item #WRCAM26283

A very positive speech by Madison ("I congratulate you... upon an event which is highly honorable to our nation, and terminates with peculiar felicity, a campaign signalized by the most brilliant successes") followed by a copy of the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812. Along with a cessation of the war, several issues regarding borders and island possessions around Nova Scotia were addressed, as were questions of the slave trade and hostilities with Indians. The Treaty of Ghent was an important diplomatic success for the United States, ushering in a period of peace that saw no conflict with an overseas power until the Spanish-American War. MALLOY, p.612. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 36335.

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