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Collection Reference Number GLC02322
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1813 
Title Appointment of Levett Harris to secretary to legation at St. Petersburg, Russia
Date 19 July 1813
Author Madison, James (1751-1836)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Signed by Madison as President, countersigned by Monroe as Secretary of State. The official appointment was as "Secretary of the Mission Extraordinary of the United States" and the diplomatic mission was for the purpose of "entering into negotiations at St. Petersburg, with Great Britain, of and concerning a Treaty of Peace and of Commerce." The Treaty of Ghent was negotiated and ended the war of 1812 in late 1814.
Subjects President  War of 1812  Diplomacy  Government and Civics  Global History and Civics  Treaty  Military History  
People Madison, James (1751-1836)  Monroe, James (1758-1831)  Harris, Levett (fl. 1813-1815)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; The Presidency; Foreign Affairs; War of 1812
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859