Family letters : of James Monroe, 1805-1824.


Monroe, James, 1758-1831. Family letters : of James Monroe, 1805-1824.

Family letters : of James Monroe, 1805-1824.

Monroe writes to his daughter Eliza at school in Paris encouraging her to learn to play the harp, 1805; discusses her and his wife, Elizabeth's health and suggests they visit Stonehenge and Bristol, England, 1806. Monroe writes to William Clark introducing his brother, Joseph J. Monroe, who intends to settle in Missouri and practice law, 1820; and to Dr. Charles Worthington that Elizabeth Monroe is still ill and bleeding her hand did no good, 1824. Phoebe Morris writes to Dolley Madison about news of Washington society and mentions Elizabeth Monroe and Eliza Monroe Hay.

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