From James Monroe
washington Feby 15. 1815
It is with infinite satisfaction that I inform you of the arrival of mr Carroll yesterday from Ghent, with a treaty of peace between the U States & G. Britain which was concluded on the 24. of Decr last. It is in all respects honorable to our country. no concession is made of any kind. Boundaries are to be trac’d on the principles of the treaty of 1783. by Comrs, whose difference, should they disagree, is to be left to the decision of1 a friendly power. It is evident that this treaty has been extorted from the British ministry. The late victory at New orleans, terminates this contest, with peculiar advantage, & even splendour, to the U States.
The treaty will be submitted to the senate, today, & I presume approved, without opposition. a Sketch will be in the intelligencer of this date.
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 17 Feb. 1815 and so recorded in SJL, which adds “peace” in square brackets. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to George Hay, 26 Feb. 1815, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Monticello”; franked; postmarked Washington, 15 Feb.
The Paris peace treaty of 1783 ended the Revolutionary War and established the boundaries between Great Britain and its former colonies in North America. A brief sketch of the 1814 treaty did appear on this date in the Washington Daily National Intelligencer.
1. Preceding three words interlined.
2. Manuscript: “accumuted.”
3. Manuscript: “will.”
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