Ghent, Dec. 29


The day before yesterday the constituted authorities of this city paid a visit in a body to the English and American legations, to congratulate them on the cessation of the differences between the two nations, by the conclusion of an advantageous peace. The American ministers gave yesterday evening a diplomatic supper in their hotel; the greatest cordiality prevailed at it between them and the English ministers, who in a few days will give in their turn an entertainment to the American legation. The departure of the ministers of the two nations will take place shortly.
The London Courier of the 30th Dec. says, there are some who seem to expect that Mr. Madison will refuse to ratify the treaty signed by his commissioners. They remind us of the conduct of the former president Mr. Jefferson, who refused his ratification to a treaty signed on the 31st Dec. 1806, between Lord Holland and Lord Auckland and Messrs. Pinkney and Monroe.
A Liverpool paper says-“The fall which has taken place in the value of American produce during the present week, is less considerable than had been expected, on account of the small stock of the chief American staples which now remain in the market. The effects of the American pacification have been very promptly felt in this port.-A vessel is already announced to sail, for one of the ports in the United States.
The Chatham, 74, is ordered to be manned, and will, it is supposed, be sent to America. No preparations for an extended system of warfare have been relaxed.
The Tamer sailed from Plymouth on Sunday for America, and another vessel from Portsmouth yesterday. The last, we suppose, was the bearer of the treaty of peace.


Published in the Maryland Gazette-March 16, 1815.


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