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Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869) Authority to affix the seal to Power for James A. Peden

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01109 Author/Creator: Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 5 July 1854 Pagination: 1 p. 27 x 21 cm Order a Copy

Authorizing Emissary James A. Pedden to negotiate a commercial treaty with "Buenos Ayres."

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