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    James Monroe Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 7.25" x 5.5"; Washington; April 25, 1817. A letter as president to his creditors: "My flour from Loudoun has been order'd to Alexa., and an instruction given to Mr. Vosse, to pay this note out of its sales. If you will be so kind as to arrange this delay, I will see that it is paid next week." Signed "Jas Monroe."

    Monroe owned a large plantation with slaves in Loudoun County, Virginia, and often speculated in land. However, all of his properties were run by overseers, and often mismanaged. Coupled with a lavish lifestyle mandated by being in public office, he was often in debt. The letter offered here is an example of the constant juggling he performed to keep his creditors at bay. This particular letter is written less than 8 weeks after becoming president.

    Condition: Matted with a color reproduction of Monroe, and a plaque with a full transcription of the letter, which appears to be housed in a protective sleeve within the mount.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2016
    19th Wednesday
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