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Hollins, George N. (1799-1878) to Abel P. Upshur

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02466.07 Author/Creator: Hollins, George N. (1799-1878) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 November 1841 Pagination: 1 p. ; 24.5 x 19 cm.

Recommends W. Palmer to Secretary of the Navy A.P. Upshur. States W. Palmer is "a son of one of [Baltimore's] most respectable families" and that he would be pleased if Palmer were placed under his command.

George Hollins intermittently served in the United States navy from 1814-1862.

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