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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.724.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1812 
Title Letter sent to Viscount Castlereagh forwarding papers on an act of Congress relating to trans-Atlantic trade
Date 11 July 1812
Recipient Castlereagh, Viscount  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Indicates he is sending a series of New York newspapers that contain "an address of great public Interest from the minority in Congress to their constituents, and a very important act...on...Trade and...Communications between United States & Great Britain." The act referred to was possibly a bill that doubled customs duties, which was passed on 1 July 1812, shortly after the War of 1812 began. The minority in congress was against the war. Viscount Castlereagh was British foreign secretary. The author's name is illegible.
Subjects War of 1812  Congress  Law  Commerce  Merchants and Trade  Finance  Government and Civics  
People Castlereagh, Robert Stewart, Viscount (1769-1822)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme War of 1812; Foreign Affairs; Government & Politics; Merchants & Commerce
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859