The lesser-known phases of James Monroe's public career are highlighted in this supplement to the major collections of his papers housed at the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library. The fifth president served in Virginia's lower house, on the state council, and more than four terms as governor. The bulk of this collection covers Monroe's tenure in these offices.
Virginia's constitution gave the governor administrative duties -- such as civil and militia appointments -- that have provided rich material not only for the study of politics in the early republic but also for investigating the social history of the Upper South.
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