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    James Monroe as Secretary of State Document Signed, "Jas. Monroe", one page, 7.75" x 9.75", likely Washington, D.C., November 7, 1812. A fascinating War of 1812 printed circular titled "Additional Instruction to the Public and Private Armed Vessels of the United States". It reads: "The public and private armed vessels of the United States are not to interrupt any British unarmed vessels bound to Sable Island, and laden with supplies for the humane establishment at that place. By Command of the President of the United States." Monroe's signature is boldly placed next to his pre-printed title of office. Light aging, else very fine condition.
    In 1801 Great Britain placed a rescue station on remote Sable Island, which lies in the Atlantic far to the southeast of Nova Scotia. Hindering the good works of such an "establishment" would have run counter to the best interests of all mariners in those icy waters. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.


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    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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