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MONROE, JAMES, 1758-1831, President . Document signed ("James Monroe") as President, comprising his PRESIDENTIAL COMMENCEMENT ADDRESSTO CONGRESS, [Washington, D.C.], 16 November 1818. 16 pages, folio, 323 x 200mm. (12 3/4 x 7 15/16 in.), lightly brow...

Auction 08.10.1996
08.10.1996 - 09.10.1996
Schätzpreis
3.000 $ - 4.000 $
Zuschlagspreis:
4.370 $
Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 215

MONROE, JAMES, 1758-1831, President . Document signed ("James Monroe") as President, comprising his PRESIDENTIAL COMMENCEMENT ADDRESSTO CONGRESS, [Washington, D.C.], 16 November 1818. 16 pages, folio, 323 x 200mm. (12 3/4 x 7 15/16 in.), lightly brow...

Auction 08.10.1996
08.10.1996 - 09.10.1996
Schätzpreis
3.000 $ - 4.000 $
Zuschlagspreis:
4.370 $
Beschreibung:

MONROE, JAMES, 1758-1831, President . Document signed ("James Monroe") as President, comprising his PRESIDENTIAL COMMENCEMENT ADDRESSTO CONGRESS, [Washington, D.C.], 16 November 1818. 16 pages, folio, 323 x 200mm. (12 3/4 x 7 15/16 in.), lightly browned at folds, two leaves with small sections torn away but present, the text apparently complete . MONROE'S COMMENCEMENT MESSAGE, COMMENTING ON FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC POLICY, TROUBLES IN FLORIDA AND THE REVOLUTIONS IN SOUTH AMERICA An important political speech in which President Monroe formally opens the Second Session of the Fifteenth Congress by reviewing a multitude of issues, noting "the auspicious circumstances, under which you will commence, the duties of the present session," and detailing domestic and international affairs within the continents of North and South America, fiscal matters, Spanish-American relations (especially in regard to Florida and South America), treaties with various Native American tribes in the recently acquired Louisiana Territory and other matters of national concern. A few brief excerpts from this lengthy address: (On the Florida question): "...In authorizing Major General [Andrew] Jackson, to enter Florida, in pursuit of the Seminoles, care was taken, not to encroach on the rights of Spain. I regret...that in executing this order facts were disclosed, respecting the conduct of the officers of Spain...which evinced their participation in...hostile purposes [towards the U.S.]..." (On the admission of Illinois): "I communicate with great satisfaction, the accession of another state, Illinois, to our Union; because...by extending our Government, on the principles of our Constitution, over the vast territory, within our limits...new life & vigour are infused into every part of our system..." (On the course and significance of the South American wars of independence and the dangers of European intervention): "...The Civil War, which has so long prevailed between Spain, and the provinces in South America, still continues....It appears...that the Government of Buenos Ayres, declared itself independant...that Chile has declared itself independent...that Venezuela has also declared itself independent, and now maintains the conflict....and that the remaining parts of South America...are still in the possession of Spain..." From various reports, he adds, it appears that Spain and her European allies "will confine their interposition to the expression of their sentiments; abstaining from the application of force [military intrusion in South America]..." As historians have pointedout LThe all-absorbing problem in foreign affairs during Monroe's Presidency was that created by Spain's crumbling American empire" (Ammon, James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity , 1990, p. 410). In 1823, concerned over Spanish attempts to regain its former colonies and Russian claims in Oregon and Alaska, Monroe delivered a message to Congress warning the European powers against intervention in the Western Hemisphere, a policy which has become known as the Monroe Doctrine. (Monroe's conclusion): "When we view, the great blessings, with which our country has been favored, those which we now enjoy, and themeans which we now possess, of handing them down, unimpaired, to our latest posterity, our attention...is drawn to the source from whence they flow. Let us then unite, in offering our most grateful acknowledgements for these blessings, to the author of all good."

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 215
Auktion:
Datum:
08.10.1996 - 09.10.1996
Auktionshaus:
Christie's
New York, Park Avenue
Beschreibung:

MONROE, JAMES, 1758-1831, President . Document signed ("James Monroe") as President, comprising his PRESIDENTIAL COMMENCEMENT ADDRESSTO CONGRESS, [Washington, D.C.], 16 November 1818. 16 pages, folio, 323 x 200mm. (12 3/4 x 7 15/16 in.), lightly browned at folds, two leaves with small sections torn away but present, the text apparently complete . MONROE'S COMMENCEMENT MESSAGE, COMMENTING ON FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC POLICY, TROUBLES IN FLORIDA AND THE REVOLUTIONS IN SOUTH AMERICA An important political speech in which President Monroe formally opens the Second Session of the Fifteenth Congress by reviewing a multitude of issues, noting "the auspicious circumstances, under which you will commence, the duties of the present session," and detailing domestic and international affairs within the continents of North and South America, fiscal matters, Spanish-American relations (especially in regard to Florida and South America), treaties with various Native American tribes in the recently acquired Louisiana Territory and other matters of national concern. A few brief excerpts from this lengthy address: (On the Florida question): "...In authorizing Major General [Andrew] Jackson, to enter Florida, in pursuit of the Seminoles, care was taken, not to encroach on the rights of Spain. I regret...that in executing this order facts were disclosed, respecting the conduct of the officers of Spain...which evinced their participation in...hostile purposes [towards the U.S.]..." (On the admission of Illinois): "I communicate with great satisfaction, the accession of another state, Illinois, to our Union; because...by extending our Government, on the principles of our Constitution, over the vast territory, within our limits...new life & vigour are infused into every part of our system..." (On the course and significance of the South American wars of independence and the dangers of European intervention): "...The Civil War, which has so long prevailed between Spain, and the provinces in South America, still continues....It appears...that the Government of Buenos Ayres, declared itself independant...that Chile has declared itself independent...that Venezuela has also declared itself independent, and now maintains the conflict....and that the remaining parts of South America...are still in the possession of Spain..." From various reports, he adds, it appears that Spain and her European allies "will confine their interposition to the expression of their sentiments; abstaining from the application of force [military intrusion in South America]..." As historians have pointedout LThe all-absorbing problem in foreign affairs during Monroe's Presidency was that created by Spain's crumbling American empire" (Ammon, James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity , 1990, p. 410). In 1823, concerned over Spanish attempts to regain its former colonies and Russian claims in Oregon and Alaska, Monroe delivered a message to Congress warning the European powers against intervention in the Western Hemisphere, a policy which has become known as the Monroe Doctrine. (Monroe's conclusion): "When we view, the great blessings, with which our country has been favored, those which we now enjoy, and themeans which we now possess, of handing them down, unimpaired, to our latest posterity, our attention...is drawn to the source from whence they flow. Let us then unite, in offering our most grateful acknowledgements for these blessings, to the author of all good."

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 215
Auktion:
Datum:
08.10.1996 - 09.10.1996
Auktionshaus:
Christie's
New York, Park Avenue
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