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ANNALS OF MONROE'S LIFE.

BOYHOOD AND MILITARY SERVICE.

1758. Born in Westmoreland Co., Virginia, April 28. 1765. Stamp Act pussed.

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1774. Enters William and Mary Collego .
1776. Declaration of Independence.
1776. In the Continental Army, at Haerlem, etc.
1777. Aide to Lord Stirling
1778. Returns to Virginia
1780. Military Commissioner from Virginia to the

Southern army :

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BEGINNING OF CIVIL SERVICE. -U. S. SENATOR.

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1780. Student of law, under Jefferson.

22 1782. Chosen to the Assembly

24 1782. Member of the Executive Council.

24 1783. Treaty of Peace with England. 1783. Member of the Continental Congress (till 1786). 25 1785. Proposes his Commercial Resolutions .

27 1786. Marries Miss Kortwright of New York, February

27 1786. Practices law in Fredericksburg

28 1787. Chosen again to the Assembly

29 1787. Formation of the Constitution. 1788. Member of the Virginia Convention to ratify the Constitution . .

30 1790. United States Senator (till 1794)

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ANNALS OF MONROE'S LIFE.

FIRST DIPLOMATIC EXPERIENCE. – GOVERNOR.

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1794. Commissioned Minister to France (May 28)
1794. Fall of Robespierre, July 28.
1794. Arrives in Paris (August 2) and is received by

the National Convention (August 15)
1796. Recalled to this country (August 22).
1796. Takes leave of the French Government (Decem-

ber 30). .. 1797. Publishes his “ View, etc.” 1798. Alien and Sedition Acts passed. 1799. Chosen Governor of Virginia (twice reëlected,

holding office till 1802). 1799. Death of Washington. 1801. Election of Jefferson.

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1803. Commissioned Minister to France and to Spain

(January 11) 1803. Arrives in Paris (April 12) 1803. Commissioned Minister to England (April 18). 1803. Signs the treaty ceding Louisiana (April 30) 1803. Leaves Paris (July 12) 1804. Napoleon becomes Emperor. 1804. Goes from London to Madrid, to negotiate about

Florida 1805. Takes leave of the Spanish Court (May 21) 1806. Commissioned, with Pinkney, to negotiate a treaty

with England 1806. Berlin and Milan Decrees 1806. Treaty negotiated (December 31) 1807. Leaves England (October 29) 1807. British Orders in Council. 1808. Addresses Madison on the rejected treaty (Feb

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