MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, IN COMPLIANCE WITH A RESOLUTION OF THE SIXTEENTH INSTANT, RELATIVE TO THE RESTITUTION OF SLAVES UNDER THE FIRST ARTICLE OF THE TREATY OF GHENT.

Washington: Printed by E. de Krafft, 1817. 5pp. Dbd. Foxed, else near fine. Item #WRCAM41336

A major point of contention in the Treaty of Ghent was the restitution of slaves which the British had taken from American merchants and farmers. Following a inquiry from the Senate, John Quincy Adams' letter informs the Senate that no progress has been made, but that American diplomats remain vigilant in receiving an answer on that point of the treaty. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 42656.

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