Lot 8: James Monroe, War-dated DS
12th October 2016
War-dated DS, signed “Jas. Monroe,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, November 7, 1812. Printed State Department circular headed, “To Captain John Evans, commander of the Private Armed Schooner Starks of Salem.” Instructions issued to the armed vessels of the United States. In full: “The public and private armed vessels of the United States are not to interrupt any British unarmed vessels bound to Sable Island, and laden with supplies for the humane establishment at that place.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Monroe as secretary of state. Affixed to a slightly larger sheet and in fine condition, with scattered creasing and intersecting folds. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA.
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