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tably in the affair of the seizure of the Danish fleet by British men-of-war at Copenhagen. He had become known as Copenhagen Jackson, whose conduct did not commend him to the good — will of the people of the United States. The impression was that the cause of the rejection of Erskine's arrangement. The Secretary of State, finding he had nothing to offer, addressed Jackson in a letter in which a tone of discontent was conspicuous, declaring the surprise and regret of the President that he haThe allowing British ships-of-war to enforce, by capture, the American non-intercourse acts with France and her allies. Jackson declared that the rejection of that part of the arrangement of Erskine relating to the affair of the Chesapeake and Leopwrote an impudent letter to the Secretary. He was informed that no more communications would be received from him, when Jackson, disappointed and angry, left Washington with every member of the diplomatic family, and retired to New York. The Unite