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Monroe, James (1758-1831) Additional Instruction to the public and private armed vessels of the United States

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04675.03 Author/Creator: Monroe, James (1758-1831) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 28 August 1812 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed letter signed by Secretary of State James Monroe. Orders that public and private armed vessels are not to stop American merchant ships coming from British ports with British goods because of the "alledged" repeal of the British Orders in Council. Asks that merchant ships be assisted and says that cargoes can be dealt with on arrival. The Orders in Council were repealed on 16 June 1812, two days before Congress declared war. The news arrived too late to influence events.

People: Monroe, James, 1758-1831

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentNavyMilitary HistoryBlockadeWar of 1812Government and CivicsGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsMerchants and TradeCommerceMaritime

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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