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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Slave Trade. Message from the President of the United States, communicating correspondence with Great Britain in relation to the Convention for suppressing the slave trade.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.034 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlets Date: 27 December 1825 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Relating to the convention for the suppression of the slave trade. House Executive Document 16, 19th Congress, 1st session, Document no. 16. Secretary of State Clay advises the British that the Senate will not agree to British right of search along American coastal waters. Printed by Gales & Seaton.

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: President, Congress, Law, Treaty, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, African American History, Slavery, Africa Law, Government and Civics, Navy, Maritime

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform