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Monroe, James (1758-1831) [Promotion of Joseph R. Smith to Second Lieutenant in the Second Regiment of Infantry].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00019 Author/Creator: Monroe, James (1758-1831) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: January 1, 1824 Pagination: 1 p. 28 x 38 cm + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 21.2 x 13.4 cm + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 21.6 x 14.4 cm + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 25.5 x 16.8 cm + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 21.8 x 14.2 cm

Countersigned by Secretary of War Calhoun. One bust engraving of George Clinton, first governor of New York, two bust engravings of James Monroe, and one bust engraving of John C. Calhoun included.

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