Document ReferenceOs C 552
TitleLetter from E. Everett, Boston, U.S.A., to J.E. Denison; 22 June 1861
Date22 June 1861
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionStates that he is disappointed by hostile reaction of British Government and press towards North's struggle against slavery; refers to newspaper articles including New York Herald and Times; believes Government is influenced by commissions of Confederacy; contrasts American political situation with Greeks and Turks; has condemned American ministers abroad to Mr Seward; comments on blockade of Southern ports; refers to George Grenville's opinion on taxation of American colony [Stamp Act 1765] which was opposed by Lord Camden and Lord Chatham; discusses formation and interpretation of international law convention of 1818; comments on opinions of law officers of Crown; refers to Admiralty and 'Law of Nations'.
Termtaxation, Stamp Act 1765
government departments, Admiralty
parliamentary business, debates
laws, international convention 1818
slavery, abolition
military campaigns, blockades
foreign policy, U.S.A.
American affairs, politics
press, attitudes towards
wars, American Civil War 1861-5
conferences, Aix-la-Chapelle 1818

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6860Seward; William H. (1801-1872); Mr; American politician1801-1872
NA10113Grenville; George (1712-1770); Mr; M.P.; P.M. 1763-651712-1770
NA10114Pratt; Charles (1714-1794); 1st Earl Camden; lawyer and statesman; cr. 1st Baron Camden 1765 and Earl 1786; Lord High Chancellor 1766-1770; son of Sir John Pratt1714-1794
NA319Pitt; William (1708-1778); 1st Earl of Chatham; the elder; statesman1708-1778
NA10116Wilde; Thomas (1782-1855); 1st Baron Truro; Judge lord chancellor 1850-521782-1855
NA9684Everett; Edward (1794-1865); Mr; American statesman and scholar1794-1865
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
NA27515Dodson; John (1780-1858); Sir; advocate general to His Majesty King William IV; knighted 18341780-1858
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