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Clay, Henry (1777-1852) to Don Francisco Tacon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01419 Author/Creator: Clay, Henry (1777-1852) Place Written: Washington, D. C. Type: Letter signed Date: 29 October 1827 Pagination: 4 p. ; 31.6 x 19.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Clay, Secretary of State, replies to a note from Spanish Minister Tacon concerning the presence of Commodore Porter (possibly David Porter, Commander in Chief of the Mexican Navy) and his actions in Key West, Florida. Claims that Porter did not perform any act forbidden by the laws of neutrality. Confirms that President John Quincy Adams has ordered an inquiry into Porter's actions. Refers to a statement issued (not included) by Porter concerning his conduct in Key West.

People: Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
Tacon, Francisco, fl. 1827
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Porter, David, 1780-1843

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: DiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyNavyLatin and South AmericaNeutralityLawPresident

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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