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#23 - James Monroe

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Releasing subjects of Sweden and Denmark “made captive on board enemy merchant vessels”
Description                           Estimate: $1,500 - 2,000          

LS signed “Jas. Monroe,” one page, 7.75 x 9, November 13, 1812. Letter to a gentleman, written as secretary of state. In part: “I have to request you to deliver over to the consuls, or other authorised agent, of Sweden and Denmark, persons made captive on board enemy merchant vessels and claiming to be the subjects of either of those powers. Previous to such delivery, however, you are to require from the said consuls or other agents, respectively in every instance, a declaration in writing, that the party to be thus liberated is a subject of the king of Denmark or of the king of Sweden.” Affixed to a slightly larger sheet. In very good to fine condition, with toning along folds and edges. This letter dates to just five months after America’s declaration of war against England in the War of 1812, in which disputes over merchant shipping, privateering, and the impressment of sailors all played a major role. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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