Autograph letter signed
Autograph letter signed “Jas. Monroe”. 1p. (double page), 7.5 x 9.25 inch, n.p., 1794 August 25. In full: “Mr. Leavenworth will be pleased to send me five or six thousand livres by the bearer". Lightly toned, slight creasing and usual mail folds, two pieces of tape on verso. Monroe was appointed by George Washington to be his minister to France, and arrived there on July 31, 1794. Robespierre had been killed only a few days prior, and Monroe's reception at the Committee of Public Safety was brusque, given the circumstances. It is unknown what the requested amount of money was intended for.
Price: $ 940 / € 725