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Collection Reference Number GLC05323
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1815 
Title James Monroe to Isaac Shelby transmitting an act authorizing the raising of troops
Date 31 January 1815
Author Monroe, James (1758-1831)  
Recipient Shelby, Isaac  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Secretary of State Monroe sends a circular letter to the governor of Kentucky transmitting an act (not included) authorizing the raising of troops and requesting men from Shelby's state. Written a few weeks after the Battle of New Orleans and a few weeks before the United States received notice of the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812.
Subjects Government and Civics  Military History  Recruitment  War of 1812  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  
People Monroe, James (1758-1831)  Shelby, Isaac (1750-1826)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; 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