Washington: Printed by Gales and Seaton, 1841. First edition. 8vo, unbound, 12 pages, untrimmed. A trifle foxed and edge-soiled; two old light horizontal creases; a very good copy. Item #10084
Adams weighs in on the complicated point of international law surrounding an incident in the wake of the Canadian Rebellion of 1837; McLeod had been arrested in New York after bragging he had been among those responsible for the destruction of the U.S. ship Caroline, which had been supplying a remnant of the rebels. Adams appears to argue for Federal jurisdiction, a position supported by the eventual passage of the Webster-Ashburton treaty. Sabin 303.