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    1812 President James Monroe Signed "War of 1812" Document. The fifth President of the United States was serving as Secretary of State for the man he unsuccessfully challenged for the presidency in 1808--James Madison--when he signed this document printed to instruct American sailors how to deal with British vessels on the high seas. The document effectively authorizes all American ships to operate as pirates, to claim any British vessel they can capture, offering a bounty for those brought to American shores. The four-page text measures 13x8" per page and is signed by Monroe on the third page in 8/10 black ink. Slight separation at top of spine and storage folds are evident, but the condition is quite strong for over two centuries of existence. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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