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Perry, Matthew Calbraith (1794-1858) General Order. No. 14

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05109 Author/Creator: Perry, Matthew Calbraith (1794-1858) Place Written: Vera Cruz, Mexico Type: Document signed Date: 27 December 1847 Pagination: 1 p. ; 30.8 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Written to Lieutenant Comdt. H.J. Hartstone. Orders to collect maritime information to improve charts of the Mexican coast.

People: Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858
Hartstone, H.J., fl. 1847

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: NavyMaritimeSurveyingLatin and South AmericaMilitary History

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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