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Collection Reference Number GLC04616
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1812 
Title An Act concerning Letters of Marque, Prizes & Prize Goods
Date 26 June 1812
Author Monroe, James (1758-1831)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description 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.
Subjects Navy  President  War of 1812  Privateering  Maritime  Military History  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  
People Monroe, James (1758-1831)  Taylor, George (fl. 1792-1798)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Naval & Maritime; War of 1812; 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