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James Monroe and William Crawford Correspondence

Identifier: MS 00070

Scope and Contents

Collection of 30 letters from President James Monroe to Secretary of the Treasury, William H. Crawford, drafts of Crawford as Secretary to President Monroe, and one letter from P.P. Saint Guirons [?] to President Monroe. 25 of the letters are from President Monroe, four are from Secretary Crawford, and one is from P.P. Saint Guersani[?].


  • 1816-1823, and undated


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Biographical Information:

James Monroe (April 28, 1758 -July 4, 1831) was the fifth President of the United States (1817-1825). He played a leading role in the War of 1812 as secretary of war and secretary of state under James Madison. Monroe attended the College of William and Mary from 1774 through 1776. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki-


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Guide to the James Monroe and William Crawford Correspondence
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository