Antebellum Attorney General with foreign entities as clients?

The antebellum Attorney General was allowed to have private clients. Does anyone know of any cases where the AG (in a private capacity) represented (in the Supreme Court or any U.S. court of record) a foreign state, foreign government instrumentality, foreign government agency, foreign government-affiliated entity (including a foreign government-affiliated commercial entity), or a foreign (civilian or military) government official, officer, or employee (on behalf of that foreign government)?

Thomas Jefferson, Congress, and Gifts?

Query: Lewis & Clark brought back several gifts from Indian tribes. Some of these gifts entered Thomas Jefferson's collection at Monticello, and TJ describes these gifts in his own writings as diplomatic gifts. Of course, TJ received/accepted them while he was President.

TJ also received a diplomatic (through the American consul in Russia: Levett Harris) from Emperor (Tsar) Alexander I. It was a bust of Alexander I. TJ also received and accepted this gift while President. 

New Interim Issue of Common-place


In a disorienting season, the interim issue of Common-place provides historical guidance. Our reviewers explore exciting new books on topics like media bias (Robert G. Parkinson’s  The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution); and the connections between place and politics (Gretchen J. Woertendyke, Hemispheric Regionalism: Romance and the Geography of Genre).

TOC: Journal of the Early Republic

The following is the table of contents for the Journal of the Early Republic, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The issue features articles about black education in antebellum Ohio, the relationship between women and slaves in constitutional thought, and Haitian revolutionaries. Find the table of contents below and the full issue on Project Muse.

TOC: Early American Studies Spring 2017

The following is the table of contents for the Spring 2017 issue of Early American Studies, a journal published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The theme for issue 15.2 is The Republics of Benjamin Rush, a Founding Father and important figure in Philadelphia. Check out the table of contents below and the full issue on Project Muse.


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