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It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty… James Monroe

James Monroe, L.L.D., President of the United States / painted by C.B. King ; engraved by Goodman & Piggot.

James Monroe, L.L.D., President of the United States / painted by C.B. King ; engraved by Goodman & Piggot.

The last founding father : James Monroe and a nation’s call to greatness  Harlow Giles Unger  Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2009  Hardcover. 1st Da Capo Press ed. and printing. xii, 388 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-376) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

Law office of James Monroe, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Exterior of James Monroe's office

Law office of James Monroe, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Exterior of James Monroe’s office

Lying in State at the City Hall, New York [Funeral of Pres. James Monroe]

Lying in State at the City Hall, New York [Funeral of Pres. James Monroe]

The ceremony at the grave, in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia [Funeral of Pres. James Monroe]

The ceremony at the grave, in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia [Funeral of Pres. James Monroe]

James Monroe's tomb, near Richmond, Va.   James Monroe, fifth President of the United States, died in New York City on July 4, 1831, and was buried in the New York City Marble Cemetery. In 1856 plans were proposed to erect a monument in memory of the late President in New York. At this time, Governor Henry A. Wise received a letter from the Governor of New York inquiring if Virginia, birthplace of Monroe, wished to have the body reinterred in the state. Two thousand dollars was voted by the Virginia State Legislature, and the body of Monroe was returned on the steamship "Jamestown," on loan from the Virginia Steamship Company, accompanied by the Seventh Regiment from New York. Impressive ceremonies were held in Richmond, highlighted by speeches from the Governors of New York and Virginia calling for national unity. The records of Hollywood Cemetery were burned in 1865, and as a result there are no specific records of Monroes' burial place and the monument.

James Monroe’s tomb, near Richmond, Va. James Monroe, fifth President of the United States, died in New York City on July 4, 1831, and was buried in the New York City Marble Cemetery. In 1856 plans were proposed to erect a monument in memory of the late President in New York. At this time, Governor Henry A. Wise received a letter from the Governor of New York inquiring if Virginia, birthplace of Monroe, wished to have the body reinterred in the state. Two thousand dollars was voted by the Virginia State Legislature, and the body of Monroe was returned on the steamship “Jamestown,” on loan from the Virginia Steamship Company, accompanied by the Seventh Regiment from New York. Impressive ceremonies were held in Richmond, highlighted by speeches from the Governors of New York and Virginia calling for national unity. The records of Hollywood Cemetery were burned in 1865, and as a result there are no specific records of Monroes’ burial place and the monument.

 

Virginia, Charlottesville, statue of James Monroe at Oak Lawn [i.e., Ashlawn]

Virginia, Charlottesville, statue of James Monroe at Oak Lawn [i.e., Ashlawn]

 

 

 

 

 

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