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JAMES MONROE(1758 - 1831) Fifth President of the United States who negotiated the Louisiana Purchase and promulgated the Monroe Doctrine. A.D.S. as Governor of Virginia signed twice in text "James Monroe" and again "Monroe", 1p. 4to., Albemarle, June 10, 1799, in part: "...Recd. From James Monroe to acct of Dr. Bache in part pay for the land he purchased of me the sum of ninety nine pounds current money of Virginia, as stated by sd. Monroe to have been weighed by Col. Bill, but wh. for greater authority, will be weighted again by Joshua Key...". Joshua Keys signs in receipt at conclusion. During this time, Monroe was busy building his house "Highlands" in Albemarle County, which would later be dubbed "Ash Lawn". Lightly wrinkled, folds, edge wear and light toning, still overall good to very good.
Estimate $ 1,200-1,500

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