Lot #8
James Monroe Autograph Letter Signed

"During the session of Congress I am tied to the spot"
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Estimate: $1000+

Description

"During the session of Congress I am tied to the spot"

ALS as secretary of state, signed “Jas. Monroe,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, March 15, 1814. Handwritten letter to a friend in Albemarle, in part: "It will be impossible for me to see you…During the session of Congress I am tied to the spot…sailing for Gottenburg imposes on me many duties. I intend however visiting the country soon, tho' perhaps not before the rising of Congress." The lower half of the letter is affixed to a slightly larger card. In fine condition, with a split to one end of the central horizontal fold.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021





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