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MONROE, James (1758-1831) Fifth President of the United States 1817-25, Virginia Senator and Representative, Governor, Secretary of State and Secretary of War, diplomat, author of the Monroe Doctrine on control in the hemisphere. Boldly penned war-dated Autograph Letter Signed, "Jas. Monroe," one page, 7-3/4” x 9-3/4’, August 12, 1814. Letter marked "Private," directed to David Gelston, the collector of the Port of New York, regarding the delivery of private intelligence concerning the war. In full: "Should you receive a packet from Mr. Rodney for Europe, I have to request that you will deliver it to Mr. Boyd. I have apprized Mr. Rodney confidentially, that Mr. Boyd will receive any packets for him to you, & give it a conveyance." In fine condition, with a trimmed left edge and thin strip of toning to the bottom. At this time during the War of 1812, Monroe was serving as secretary of state, and would soon be appointed secretary of war. Washington would burn only weeks later, following the disastrous Battle of Bladensburg on August 24th.
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Secretary of State James Monroe Requires Confidential Response Just Weeks Before The Brits Burn Washington

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Auction closed on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

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