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Monroe, James (1758-1831) to Isaac Shelby

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05323 Author/Creator: Monroe, James (1758-1831) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 31 January 1815 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 24 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Secretary of State Monroe sends a circular letter to the governor of Kentucky transmitting an act (not included) authorizing the raising of troops and requesting men from Shelby's state. Written a few weeks after the Battle of New Orleans and a few weeks before the United States received notice of the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812.

People: Monroe, James, 1758-1831
Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Government and CivicsMilitary HistoryRecruitmentWar of 1812Global History and CivicsForeign AffairsPresident

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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