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James C. Dunn, & Co. (fl. 1823) President's Message

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04824 Author/Creator: James C. Dunn, & Co. (fl. 1823) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Broadsides Date: 2 December 1823 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Same-day printing of the Monroe Doctrine in an extra for the Washington Republican and congressional examiner. One of the most important lines includes: "the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintained, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for further colonization by any European powers." Text in five columns with ink stains that create small amounts of text loss. Writing and calculations on verso. Signature on verso is hard to read, but might be "Bernard V. Stewart."

People: Monroe, James, 1758-1831.
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: American West, Monroe Doctrine, President Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Presidential Speeches and Proclamations

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform