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Collection Reference Number GLC00087.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1808 
Title George Clinton to Theodorus Bailey about negotiations with British
Date 25 March 1808
Author Clinton, George (1739-1812)  
Recipient Bailey, Theodorus  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Cynically assesses the recent unproductive negotiations with a British envoy, citing that the United States was not redressed for wrongs committed and the British gained time to shore up their defenses. Critically examines the Embargo Act of 1807 but asserts that he is not opposed to it. Anticipates further aggression, which later erupted in the War of 1812. Clinton was then vice president. Bailey was a senator from New York.
Subjects War of 1812  Vice President  Embargo  Global History and Civics  
People Clinton, George (1739-1812)  Bailey, Theodorus (1758-1828)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; 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