War of 1812 James Monroe Signed “Instruction / To The Public and Private Armed Vessels of the United States.”
JAMES MONROE (1758-1831). 5th President of the United States. During the War of 1812, Monroe held the critical roles of both Secretary of State and the Secretary of War under President James Madison.
November 7, 1812-Dated War of 1812 Period, Printed Document Signed, “Jas Monroe” as Secretary of State, 1 page, measures about 7.75” x 9.5”, Choice Extremely Fine. Being headed: “Additional Instruction To The Public and Private Armed Vessels of the United States.” This Instruction reads in full; “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. Jas Monroe Secretary of State. To Thomas Coward, Commander of the Private armed Schooner Sidney”. Reverse has “No 5.” noted. Outstanding quality headed with a sharply printed vignette of a Heraldic American Eagle and having a deep vivid brown signature measuring about 2” long at the conclusion. Superb eye appeal for display.