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James Monroe, Washington, D.C., to his nephew, James Monroe, n.p., May 9, 1814

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Author: Monroe, James, 1758-1831
Issued Date: 1814-05-09
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10288/24778
Citation: James Monroe Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Description: Saw his parents in Loudoun Co., Va.; mother not well; will send $20.00 if he can obtain "bills of New York," and advises prudence and economy concerning his monetary situation, as "your father will never be able to give you any aid"; advises to study science first, then mathematics and the history of the world in order to succeed; recommends reading Herodotus, Polybus, Xenophon and others, as well as Robertson's history of Charles the 5th, Hume's history of England, and Voltaire's General History; also be aware of "Chronology... that is, the account of time"; details his father's plight concerning money and health; tells of how much he has already helped his father, once by purchasing all of his slaves, and then leaving them in his possesion, as well as what he expects to do for him in the future, mostly by selling his plantation in Loudoun Co., Va.. AL. 4pp. Incomplete. Including TCy.
License: Acknowledgement of William & Mary Libraries, Special Collections Research Center as a source is requested.http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/Acknowledgement of William & Mary Libraries, Special Collections Research Center as a source is requested.

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