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Unknown to Viscount Castlereagh

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.724.01 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 July 1812 Pagination: 1 p. ; 24.5 x 20.5 cm.

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.

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