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were made to avoid the return of deported slaves, and it was attempted to put them in the category of artillery which had been removed before the exchange of ratification. John Quincy Adams, first as United States minister to England, and subsequently as United States Secretary of State, conducted with great vigor and earnestness a long correspondence to maintain the true construction of the treaty as recognizing and guarding the right of private property in slaves. In his letter to Viscount Castlereagh, the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, after explaining the distinction between artillery or other public property and slaves or other private property, as used in the treaty and why it might be impracticable, if they had been removed, to return the former, but that the reasons did not apply to the latter, for, he proceeds to say, Private property, not having been subject to legitimate capture with the places, was not liable to the reason of limitation. In the same lett
Index A Abbott, Patrick, 201. Abolition party, 137. Adams, Charles Francis, 217, 225, 226, 288, 322. John, 230. Gen. John, death, 489. John Quincy Extracts from letter to Viscount Castlereagh on private property, 7-8. Extracts from letters concerning confiscation of private property, 139, 144. Col. Wirt, 37, 341. Admiral (ship), 212. Alabama Reconstruction, 633-35. (Merchantship), 236. Building and preparation for action, 208-11 Activities, 212-16. Aldrich, Judge A. P., 6urt decision concerning seizure of goods, 291-92. Carpetbag rule, 641. Carr, General, 39. Michael, 200. Carroll, General, 37. Prison, 414. Carter, Colonel, 303-06, 558. Abner, 201. Casey, General, 129. Cash, Colonel, 601. Castlereagh, Viscount, 7. Cedar Run, Battle of, 265-69. Chalmers, General J. R., 43, 50, 548. Description of battle of Shiloh, 50-51. Chambersburg, Pa., burned, 448. Chancellorsville, Battles of, 300-08, 309. Account of Taylor, 309-10. Charleston