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Monroe, James, Pres. U.S., 1758-1831



  • Existence: 1758 - 1831

James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat and Founding Father who served as the fifth president of the United States from 1817 to 1825. A member of the Democratic-Republican Party, Monroe was the last president of the Virginia dynasty; his presidency coincided with the Era of Good Feelings. He is perhaps best known for issuing the Monroe Doctrine, a policy of opposing European colonialism in the Americas. He also served as the governor of Virginia, a member of the United States Senate, the U.S. ambassador to France and Britain, the seventh Secretary of State, and the eighth Secretary of War.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Francis Brown letter

Mss 817480
Identifier: Mss 817480
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Isaac Shelby letter

Mss 814560
Identifier: Mss 814560
Scope and Contents Letter from Isaac Shelby in Frnakfort, Kentucky to James Monroe with recommendation to interim Secretary of War, that Peter G. Voorhies suceed Col. Samuel Huntington as district paymaster of the Army. Voorhies had served as principal commissary of provisions in expedition into Canada (in recent war), together with Shelby.

James Monroe certificate

Mss 811661
Identifier: Mss 811661
Scope and Contents James Monroe, Secretary of State certificate swearing that no patents had been issued to J.G. Wood or B. Wood.

James Monroe instructions

Mss 812478.1
Identifier: Mss 812478.1
Scope and Contents Additional instruction to the public and private armed vessels of the United States from President James Monroe in Washington, DC. Signed by Monroe as Secretary of State.

James Monroe letter

Mss 819476
Identifier: Mss 819476
Overview In English.

James Monroe pass

Mss 818470
Identifier: Mss 818470
Overview In English.

President James Monroe document

Mss 819106
Identifier: Mss 819106
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President James Monroe letter

Mss 818630
Identifier: Mss 818630
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Timothy Pickering letter

Mss 796107
Identifier: Mss 796107
Scope and Contents Three page letter from Timothy Pickering of Philadelphia, Penn. to James Monroe, Pres. U.S. about the acceptance of the French colours by the U.S. government; the treaty with Great Britain; Indian situation.

United States President bounty land grant

Mss 817556
Identifier: Mss 817556
Overview In English.