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Roe (fl. 1862) to John Cripps

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03587.39 Author/Creator: Roe (fl. 1862) Place Written: Vera Cruz, Mexico Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 March 1862 Pagination: 3 p. ; 26.3 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Agent of the Confederate States in Mexico writes to fulfill a request for a blank privateer's commission. Encloses a blank commission form, the act allowing him to do so, a copy of the President's "Instructions to Private Armed Vessels," and the Form of the Bond (not included). Includes a quote from the President on the bestowing of commissions and reminds Cripps of the seriousness of the situation. Adds a list of items he needs to receive with regard to the register of commissions.

Background Information: Cripps was General Gadsden's Secretary and a sawyer by profession.

People: Cripps, John S., fl. 1820-1875
Roe, fl. 1862
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: PrivateeringDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsMaritimeGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLatin and South AmericaCivil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaLaw

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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