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Illinois in the War of 1812$
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Gillum Ferguson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780252036743

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252036743.001.0001

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(p.184) Eleven Peace?
Illinois in the War of 1812

Gillum Ferguson

University of Illinois Press

This chapter considers a treaty of peace at Ghent, signed on December 24, 1814 by American and British commissioners. Initially, the British had insisted on creation of a permanent and semi-independent Indian buffer state north of the line drawn by the Treaty of Greenville, within which the United States would be forever barred from demanding further cessions of land. The American commissioners absolutely refused to consider such a proposal, and the British, weary of war after twenty years fighting against the power of Napoleonic France, yielded. Instead, they were able to obtain only a face-saving provision, Article IX of the treaty, which guaranteed their Indian allies all the possessions, rights, and privileges they may have enjoyed, or been entitled to, in 1811, provided they ceased hostilities against the United States.

Keywords:   peace treaty, Ghent, Article IX, American commissioners, British commissioners, Indian buffer state, Treaty of Greenville, Napoleonic France, Indian allies

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