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Zimmerman to Mssrs. Lafarge, Patterson, & Havre re: trade in South America

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04789 Author/Creator: Zimmerman Place Written: Buenos Aires, [Argentina] Type: Letter signed Date: 1820/06/12 Pagination: 2p. 24.4 x 20.8

Zimmerman writes that recent political unrest has left the South American provinces without a government, but hopes that a just system will be settled upon soon. He then describes how trade has been affected in the region. The letter is marked as a duplicate.

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