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Collection Reference Number GLC04539
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1807 
Title Announcement of the passage of the Embargo Act to port collectors
Date 22 December 1807
Author Gallatin, Albert (1761-1849)  
Additional authors Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Circular letter addressed to the Collector of the port of Penobscot. The act forbade all exports between the United States and foreign countries, and precipitated the War of 1812. Gallatin was then secretary of the treasury. Signed in type, "Approved : TH: JEFFERSON".
Subjects Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Embargo  President  Finance  Commerce  Merchants and Trade  Maritime  War of 1812  
People Gallatin, Albert (1761-1849)  Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Foreign Affairs; The Presidency; Merchants & Commerce; War of 1812
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859