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Collection Reference Number GLC04675.03
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1812 
Title Additional Instruction to the public and private armed vessels of the United States
Date 28 August 1812
Author Monroe, James (1758-1831)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Printed letter signed by Secretary of State James Monroe. Orders that public and private armed vessels are not to stop American merchant ships coming from British ports with British goods because of the "alledged" repeal of the British Orders in Council. Asks that merchant ships be assisted and says that cargoes can be dealt with on arrival. The Orders in Council were repealed on 16 June 1812, two days before Congress declared war. The news arrived too late to influence events.
Subjects President  Navy  Military History  Blockade  War of 1812  Government and Civics  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Maritime  
People Monroe, James (1758-1831)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Naval & Maritime; The Presidency; War of 1812; Government & Politics; Merchants & Commerce; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859