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Collection Reference Number GLC00136
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1794 
Title Abraham Clark to Jonathan Dayton regarding the Non-Intercourse bill
Date 25 April 1794
Author Clark, Abraham (1726-1794)  
Recipient Dayton, Jonathan  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description 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.
Subjects Commerce  Merchants and Trade  Global History and Civics  
People Clark, Abraham (1726-1794)  Dayton, Jonathan (1760-1824)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Government & Politics; Law; Foreign Affairs; Merchants & Commerce
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859