History Detectives

Monroe Letter

  • Posted: 3/5/2013
    • Length: 14:57
    • Plays: ???
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A Florida woman inherited a letter allegedly penned by future President James Monroe in 1807. This letter seems to reference a monetary debt the financially unstable U.S. Government owed her family. The document leads to a tale of terror on the high seas, with James Monroe attempting to mediate. In Rhode Island and Virginia, host Gwendolyn Wright tracks a conflict that nearly bankrupted America.

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