Porter, David Dixon (1813-1891) to Ambrose Thompson
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03619.02.15 Author/Creator: Porter, David Dixon (1813-1891) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Letter signed Date: 20 May 1870 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25 x 19.8 cm.
Admiral Porter sends Thompson some letters (introductions) and indicates he will send fifty more the next day. Written on Navy Department stationery. Thompson, a wealthy shipping magnate, was noted for his Civil War backing of a plan to colonize Panama with freed African-Americans.
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