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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1812
|An Act concerning Letters of Marque, Prizes & Prize Goods
|26 June 1812
|Monroe, James (1758-1831)
|Copy of the act along with "Instructions for the Private Armed Vessels of the United States," in this case, issued to privateer Captain George Taylor of the ship Amiable. Issued one week after the declaration of war in the War of 1812. Signed by Monroe as secretary of state.
|Navy President War of 1812 Privateering Maritime Military History Global History and Civics Foreign Affairs
|Monroe, James (1758-1831) Taylor, George (fl. 1792-1798)
|Naval & Maritime; War of 1812; Foreign Affairs
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859