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Collection Reference Number GLC02304
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1822 
Title Additional convention to Treaty of Ghent
Date 4 October 1822
Author George IV, King of Great Britain (1762-1830)  
Additional authors Canning, George (1770-1827)
Document Type Government document
Content Description The Russian copy in French and English in side by side columns. Signed by George IV and countersigned by George Canning as head of the Foreign Office. Diplomatic document comprising a rider or supplemental convention to the Treaty of Ghent, agreed upon on 24 December 1814. This convention pertains to compensation for seized American slaves. The first leaf constitutes the King's official Warrant addressed to John, Earl of Eldon, "Our Chancellor of Great Britain," to affix the seal of Great Britain to the treaty between Great Britain, Russia, and the United States. The following pages are the full text of the convention consisting of eight Articles, two Annexes, and an appendix. Text reads in part "...That the United States of America are entitled to claim from Great Britain a just Indemnification for all Private Property which the British Forces may have carried away; and, as the question relates to Slaves more especially, for all the Slaves that the British Forces may have carried away from the Places and Territories of which the Treaty stipulates the restitution, in quitting these same Places and Territories..." Tied with original blue silk ribbon on left margin with large paper seal. Pages 26-27 are blank. Discussion on this issue continued until 1823 after submission to the Czar for arbitration.
Subjects African American History  Global History and Civics  Treaty  Military History  Diplomacy  Slavery  Finance  War of 1812  
People George IV, King of Great Britain (1762-1830)  Canning, George (1770-1827)  
Place written Carlton Place, England
Theme Foreign Affairs; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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