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1912. Excerpt: ... PERTAINING TO THE NEGOTIATION OF THE TREATY OF
1818. Mr. Monroe to Mr. Baker. Department Of State, July 18,1815.
Sir: I have the honor to communicate to you a copy of a letter from
the collector of the customs at Barnstable to the Secretary of the
Treasury, by which it appears that an American vessel engaged in
the cod fishery, in longitude 65 20," latitude 42 41," was warned
off by the commander of the British sloop of war Jaseur, and
ordered not to approach within sixty miles of the coast; with which
order the commander of the American vessel immediately complied. It
appears, also, that a similar warning had been given by the
commander of the Jaseur to all the other American vessels that were
then in sight. This extraordinary measure has excited no small
degree of surprise. Being altogether incompatible with the rights
of the United States, it is presumed that it has not been
authorized by your Government. I invite your attention to it, in
the hope that as you have been charged by your Government with the
execution of the late treaty of peace, and are acquainted with its
views on all questions connected with it, you will consider
yourself authorized to interpose to prevent the progress of an evil
which will be so extensively and deeply felt by the citizens of the
United States. I have the honor, &c. James Monroe. Anthony St.
John Baker, Esq., &c. Inclosure. Collector of the Customs at
Barnstable to the Secretary of the Treasury. Collector's Office,
BarnstabU, July 3,1815. Sir: --I think it my duty to inform you
that the captain of a vessel regularly licensed for the cod fishery
has just reported to this office that on the 19th day of June last,
being in longitude 65 20," north latitude 42 41," about forty-five
miles distant from Cape Sable, he fell in wi...
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