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    James Monroe Letter Signed "Jas Monroe". One page, 6.25" x 8.0", July, 1815, to John Quincy Adams, Minister in London. A letter of introduction secretarially penned, however signed by Secretary of War and future President James Monroe. It reads, "Colonel Drayton of South Carolina, intending to visit England and other parts of Europe. I take much interest in introducing him to your acquaintance, and recommending him to your kind attention. He is one of our most respectable citizens. Eminent at the bar, at the commencement of the late war, he relinquished a profession, the emoluments of which were very considerable, for the service of his country in that important crisis, and his conduct in the field obtained him distinguished credit on the army, with high consideration from the government and commanders under whom he served. His pursuits being honorable, I flatter myself that you will obligingly extend to him your good offices". Reinforced with a lined sheet of modern notepaper, else Very Fine condition.Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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