1809 · City of Washington
Contains a letter of transmittal from James Madison (p. 3) and some of the correspondence of William Pinkney (1764–1822), minister plenipotentiary of the United States in London, addressed to the Secretary of State during the year 1809. Pinkney's principal diplomatic task was to achieve the repeal of the British Orders in Council and obtain reparations for the British attack on the Chesapeake and the Leopard. Of particular interest here is Pinkney's account of his conversation with Canning concerning the latter's proposal of a simultaneous repeal of the British Orders with a repeal of the American embargo.
Shaw & Shoemaker 18975. Removed from a nonce volume. Very good. (Inventory #: 11465)