TIMOTHY PICKERING AND THE HARTFORD CONVENTION

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Salem. A time in which Salem was the richest city and the most influential in shaping our young country. In our posts you will learn how Salem has shaped American history from the profits of the smuggling that happened in her tunnels; sometimes for the good, but more often not.

Timothy Pickering

HE WAS ONCE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TWO PRESIDENTS….

The Hartford Convention. The first time secession was planned was way before the Civil War and it was led by Salem’s Essex Junto. Timothy Pickering who had served Washington and Adams as Secretary of State led this group at Hartford during the War of 1812. Massachusetts already pulled financial and military aid from the war when the Junto went to the convention. By the time they left to gather in Hartford Connecticut, the peace treaty was signed in Ghent across the ocean. By the time they got to Washington D.C. with their resolutions Jackson and Lafitte just defeated Wellington’s army in New Orleans. By the time they returned to Salem everyone knew the war was over. When did Hartford and New Haven become a central for British conspiracy? The last conference George Washington had with Benedict Arnold was at the Hartford Conference and Arnold was a successful New Haven businessman who attended the Mason lodge that Skull & Bones alumni go to.

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