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Rosecrans, William S. (1819-1898) to William F. Smith

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00858 Author/Creator: Rosecrans, William S. (1819-1898) Place Written: Mexico City, Mexico Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 August 1872 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 27 x 21 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00858 Author/Creator: Rosecrans, William S. (1819-1898) Place Written: Mexico City, Mexico Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 August 1872 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 27 x 21 cm.

Writes to General Smith to discuss commercial opportunities for trade with Mexico. Mentions possible steam and rail connections. Comments on cattle raising opportunities. Closes by asking about President Grant's re-election prospects.

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