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An Inquiry into the Causes and Consequences of the Orders in Council; and an Examination of the Conduct of Great Britain Towards the Neutral Commerce of America

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This manuscipt, which was widely circulated in both England and America, is an examination of the events that led to the War of 1812. In it, a member of British Parliament reviews the various laws and actions that created a rift between the United States and Great Britian, and warns that without reconciliation with America, Britian will be less secure against France. It is inscribed on the title page: “The Right Hon[ora]b[le] The Speaker with Mr Alexr Baring’s Compliments.”

Creator
Alexander Baring Ashburton, Baron, 1774-1848

Date Created
1808

Medium
Paper, Ink

Dimensions
[H]8 1/4 in. [W]5 1/4 in.

Catalog Number
1974.23

Credit Line
USS Constitution Museum Collection. Ira Dye Gift.

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