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Reily, James To Thomas Ward

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02145.23.04 Author/Creator: Reily, James Place Written: Houston Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 June 1841 Pagination: 3 p. ; docket ; 25. x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter written from Houston, re: impending war with Mexico and the U.S.


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasMexican WarAmerican WestLatin and South AmericaMilitary HistoryGlobal History and Civics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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