Letters : of James Monroe while secretary of war, 1814- 1823, n.d.

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Monroe, James, 1758-1831. Letters : of James Monroe while secretary of war, 1814- 1823, n.d.

Letters : of James Monroe while secretary of war, 1814- 1823, n.d.

Monroe writes about the release of Americans held prisoner in Havana, persuading Joseph Everett not to publish an attack on Thomas Jefferson, selling his land jointly owned with Joseph Jones, and the appointment of cadets from West Point as temporary officers. He orders that Massachusetts militia be assigned to guard prisoners, and signs a ship's pass. Correspondents write about the French influence in Louisiana, the likelihood of receiving contracts from the navy after the War of 1812, an account of campaigns against the Indians and reports on British activity among Indians, and Monroe's actions following British withdrawal from Washington in 1814. Andrew Jackson reports on the battle at New Orleans. Correspondents include Allan Magruder, Charles Everett, William Wirt, Daniel D. Tompkins, Henry Dearborn, William Clark, and William Robinson. John Morton writes to John Margart with directions for acquiring arms and ammunition for the army in South Carolina; Morton receives a communication discussing supplying weapons for the army.

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United States Military Academy

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Magruder, Allan Bowie, 1775-1822

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U.S. senator, lawyer, and author. Born in Kentucky, Magruder practiced law at Lexington before his appointment as federal land agent at Opelousas, La., July 8, 1805. He was dismissed from this post in 1806, and resumed his law practice at Opelousas, 1806-1812 and 1813-1822. Magruder served on the committee to draft the Louisiana constitution in 1812 and in the U.S. Senate, Nov. 3, 1812-Mar. 3, 1813. He was the author of "Reflections on the cession of Louisiana" (1803) an...

Wirt, William, 1772-1834

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William Wirt, lawyer and author of Richmond, Va., and Baltimore, Md., served as United States attorney general from 1817 until 1829. He wrote Letters of the British Spy (1803) and Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry (1817). From the description of William Wirt letters, 1816-1820; 1832-1833 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23469832 Philip Lightfoot of Culpeper County, Virginia served as a lieutenant in the Continental Army Artillery ...

Tompkins, Daniel D., 1774-1825

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D.D. Tompkins was Governor of New York, 1807-1817, and Vice President of the United States, 1817-1825. From the description of [Commission] 1810 Apr. 27 appointing Caleb Hopkins as first Major of the Regiment of Militia in the County of Ontario : whereof Ezra Patterson is Lieutenant-Colonel / Daniel D. Tompkins. 1810. (SUNY Geneseo). WorldCat record id: 25225391 American statesman-Gov. of N.Y. and Vice President of United States. From the description of Autograph...

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Explorer, governor of the Territory of Missouri, army officer, and the U.S. superintendent of Indian Affairs. From the description of William Clark papers, 1816-1818. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452648 Explorer. From the description of [Codicil to will] 1837. (Denver Museum of Nature & Science). WorldCat record id: 29305311 Army officer best known for partnership in the Lewis and Clark expedition. In 1794, he was Lieutenant in the 4th sub-legion...

Jones, Joseph, 1727-1805

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Militia officer and customs collector, of Petersburg, Va. From the description of Papers, 1681-1895; (bulk 1794-1842). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19933044 U.S. Continental Congress delegate from and public official of Virginia, jurist, and army officer. From the description of Papers of Joseph Jones, 1780-1784. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423714 ...

Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829

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Revolutionary officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Capt. Callenden Irvine, 1803 July 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270529279 Army officer, U.S. Secretary of War, and U.S. representative from Massachusetts. From the description of Papers, 1800-1814. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70972156 Major general, politician, and statesman. From the description of Papers, 1761-1826. (Unknown). WorldCa...

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Monroe, James, 1758-1831

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James Monroe, fifth president of the United States of America (b. April 28, 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia-d. July 4, 1831, New York, New York) fought with distinction in the Continental Army, and he practiced law in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As a young politician, he joined the anti-Federalists in the Virginia Convention which ratified the Constitution, and in 1790, an advocate of Jeffersonian policies, he was elected United States Senator. As Minister to France in 1794-1796, Monroe showed strong ...

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Morton, John L.

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Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

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