James Monroe

James Monroe, ALS as President

James Monroe, ALS as President


Single page autograph letter signed as President, 7.75 x 9.75. Penned extensively on two sides. Dated  " Washington August 21, 1819" and signed by James Monroe in full signature "James Monroe". In very good condition, with repaired paper loss along right edge, affecting a few letters of text, small area of ink erosion near center, and show-through from writing on opposite side.


Letter to an unidentified recipient. In part:


“The papers enclosed relate to Judge Bland. I wish to examine them tonight or early in the morning; after which be so good as to return them to me, without delay, as he will call on Mr. Adams before 12, to receive some answer on the subject matter thereof…It appears to me that these papers invalidate, altogether, the deposition of Sanders. There is however in the Dept a document from another source…Can that be done without the consent of the party, & if that consent is requested, & the party refuses it, ought the document then to have any weight? You will find within also a private letter to me from Pinkney relating to the same subject. This is communicated in particular confidence to be returned with the other papers.”


Bland would soon be appointed by Monroe to a seat to the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, despite being accused of privateering during a diplomatic trip to South America the year before this letter.


Item: 65905

Price: $4,000.00
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