Item 01 - Letter from Sir James Monk to Simon McTavish, 21 March 1792

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Letter from Sir James Monk to Simon McTavish, 21 March 1792

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CA RBD MSG 431-01

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  • 21 March 1792 (Creation)
    Monk, James, Sir, 1745?-1826
    London (England)

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1 folded sheet ; 24.4 cm x 20.7 cm

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James Monk was born in Boston, Massachusetts,but grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After studying in London, he took up his post as Solicitor-General of Nova Scotia in 1774 and Chief Justice in Montreal in 1794 after several years as Attorney General of Quebec. In September 1819, he became the interim president and administrator of the Government of the Province of Lower Canada after the accidental death of the Duke of Richmond.

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Manuscript letter to McTavish signed J. Monk, dated Soho, 21 Mar. 1792.

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Remnants of a red wax seal.

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