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Serra, Junipero to Hernando de Rivera (in Spanish)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06296.01 Author/Creator: Serra, Junipero Place Written: s.l. Type: Letter signed Date: 24 October 1775 Pagination: 3 p. 30.5 x 21.5 cm

Summary of Content: Discusses salaries and rations for servants at a California mission.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: American WestReligionCatholicismChristianityFinanceDiet and nutritionServant

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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