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James Barbour to John Quincy Adams Letter

Identifier: SC 00261

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A short letter from Senator James Barbour, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, to The Honorable John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State, March 26, 1818.  In the letter, Barbour asks Adams for a response from the Department of State on four specific matters relating to maritime restrictions of American vessels, if they exist, what regulations they must adhere to, and access as it related to European colonies except those of Great Britain.


  • Creation: 1818 March 26


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