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Collection Reference Number GLC00323
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1812 
Title James Monroe to John Steele on the release of prisoners of war
Date 13 October 1812
Author Monroe, James (1758-1831)  
Recipient Steele, John  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Advises the collector of customs in Philadelphia on the rules to follow regarding released British prisoners of war sailing home. Also requests that the secretary of state's office be informed of every cartel sailing from Steele's district. Outlines how Steele should work with the Marshall of Pennsylvania to prevent unintended releases of prisoners and arrange for payment for the passage of Americans released by the British. Monroe was then secretary of state.
Subjects War of 1812  President  Navy  Maritime  Global History and Civics  Prisoner of War  Finance  Economics  Government and Civics  
People Monroe, James (1758-1831)  Steele, John (1758-1827)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Naval & Maritime; War of 1812; Foreign Affairs; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859