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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1794
|Abraham Clark to Jonathan Dayton regarding the Non-Intercourse bill
|25 April 1794
|Clark, Abraham (1726-1794)
|Correspondence; Government document
|Addressed to Dayton at Elizabethtown. States that the pending non-intercourse bill has gone through the stages and is now ready to be passed by Congress. Encloses a copy of the bill (not present). Comments on how the bill will do in the Senate.
|Commerce Merchants and Trade Global History and Civics
|Clark, Abraham (1726-1794) Dayton, Jonathan (1760-1824)
|Government & Politics; Law; Foreign Affairs; Merchants & Commerce
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Clark wrote this as member of Congress. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. His non-intercourse bill was directed against Great Britain and passed the House of Representatives but was defeated in the Senate when Vice President John Adams voted against it to break a tie.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859