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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaties, Anglo-American (search)
ere John Quincy Adams, James A. Bayard, Henry Clay, Jonathan Russell, and Albert Gallatin. The British commissioners were Lord Gambier, Henry Goulburn, and William Adams. These joined the American commissioners at Ghent, Aug. 6, 1814. Christopher Hughes, Jr., the American charge d'affaires at Stockholm, was appointed secretary to the American commissioners. Negotiations were speedily opened, when a wide difference of views appeared, which at first threatened the most formidable obstructionshey went to war for—namely, immunity from search and impressment. The treaty was ratified Dec. 28, 1814, by the Prince Regent, and then sent to the United States in the British sloop-ofwar Favorite. She arrived in New York on Feb. 11, 1815. Mr. Hughes, principal secretary to the American commissioners, left Ghent with a copy of the treaty at the same time, sailed for the Chesapeake from the Texel in the schooner Transit, landed at Annapolis two days after the Favorite reached New York, and p