Lot #6
James Monroe

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Estimate: $1500+


ALS signed "Jas. Monroe," one page, 8 x 10, December 16, 1809. Handwritten letter to Charles F. Mercer, in part: "I arrived here the day before yesterday & am making preparatory arrangements for the sale on the 21. I shall be closely engaged in the interval, more specially in running lines to divide the tract into small lots. I shall be on the grounds continually till the day of sale, and happy to see you, whenever it may be convenient to you. I wish much to consult you on certain points connected with this business, in some of which I am personally & very materially interested, but let not this interfere with any object of your own…Accept my best thanks for your kind attention to the offer with Mr. Patterson." Monroe adds a lengthy postscript below. In very good to fine condition, with short edge tears, and seal-related paper loss to the left edge and integral address leaf. Charles Fenton Mercer was a Virginian lawyer and politician (1778-1858) who served a U.S. Congressman from 1817 to 1839.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #604 - Ended March 10, 2021

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