Proclamation—Announcing a Treaty of Peace Between the United States of America and His Britannic Majesty Signed at Ghent
To all and singular to whom these presents shall come, greeting:
Whereas a treaty of peace and amity between the United States of America and His Britannic Majesty was signed at Ghent on the 24th day of December, 1814, by the plenipotentiaries respectively appointed for that purpose; and the said treaty having been, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States, duly accepted, ratified, and confirmed on the 17th day of February, 1815, and ratified copies thereof having been exchanged agreeably to the tenor of the said treaty, which is in the words following, to wit:
(Here follows the treaty.)
Now, therefore, to the end that the said treaty of peace and amity may be observed with good faith on the part of the United States, I, James Madison, President as aforesaid, have caused the premises to be made public; and I do hereby enjoin all persons bearing office, civil or military, within the United States and all others citizens or inhabitants thereof or being within the same faithfully to observe and fulfill the said treaty and every clause and article thereof.
In testimony whereof I have caused the seal of the United States to be affixed to these presents, and signed the same with my hand.
Done at the city of Washington, this 18th day of February, A.D. 1815, and of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States the thirty-ninth.
By the President:
Acting Secretary of State.
James Madison, Proclamation—Announcing a Treaty of Peace Between the United States of America and His Britannic Majesty Signed at Ghent Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/205380