James Madison Papers

Memorandum on Cabinet Meeting, 23 & 24 June 1814

Memorandum on Cabinet Meeting

Submitted to Cabinet

June 23 & 24. 1814

  • 1 Shall the surrender by G.B. of the practice of impressment, in a treaty, limited to a certain period be an ultimation? Monroe, Campbell, Armstrong Jones—no. Rush inclining but not insisting otherwise.
  • 2. Shall a treaty of peace, silent on the subject of Impressment be authorized? All no: but Armstrong & Jones, who were ay⟨e⟩.
  • 3 Shall a treaty be authorized comprizing an article referring the subject of impressment along with that of Commerce to a separate negociation? Monroe, Cam[p]bell Armstrong & Jones aye

Rush for awaiting further information from Europe.

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Ms (DLC); Tr (DLC, series 3). Ms dated 27 June 1814 in the Index to the James Madison Papers.

1JM’s memorandum on his 27 June 1814 meeting with the cabinet was written on the verso.

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