Major-General Henry Lee and Lieutenant-General Sir George Beckwith
on Peace in 1813


1 Pp. 275-277.

2 Journals (ed. 1823), IV. 738, 840.

3 Henry, third Earl Bathurst, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies.

4 Henry Goulburn, M.P., was under-secretary of state for war and the colonies; later he was one of the commissioners representing Great Britain at Ghent, and was Chancellor of the Exchequer.

5 Col. Thomas Barclay, British consul general at New York from 1799 to 1812, was British agent for prisoners of war in the United States from his appointment on December 11, 1812 (landed in New York, April 1, 1813), until September, 1814.

6 Calhoun’s report to the House of Representatives made on behalf of its Committee on Foreign Relations June 3, 1812, printed in American State Papers, Foreign Relationis, III. 570.

7 Memorial of June 2, 1812, printed in Annals of Congress, 12 Cong., 1 sess., col. 259.

8 Gallatin, Adams, and Bayard.

9 The overtures made by Sir John Warren may be read in Warren to Monroe, September 30, 1812, in Am. St. Pap., For. Rel., III. 595. It will be seen from Monroe’s reply, which follows, ibid., that they were not “peremptorily rejected”. Similarly, Sir George Prevost’s proposals, for an armistice on the Canadian frontier, made in early August, were in fact accepted by General Dearborn, with unfortunate results to Hull. Sonme Account of the Puiblic Life of Sir George Prevost (Londlon, 1823), p. 37; H. A. S. Dearborn, Defence of General Henry Dearborn, p. 6.

10 Not found.