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Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell) (1782-1850) to Ferris Pell [copy]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06313.04.061 Author/Creator: Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell) (1782-1850) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Manuscript letter Date: 30 March 1818 Pagination: 2 p. ; 24.6 x 20 cm.

Copy of a letter from Calhoun to Pell discussing the case "of the claims of the state of New York against the United States, for disbursements on account of Militia in the late War," referring to the War of 1812. Written from the Department of War. Pell is identified as the "Agent of N. York."

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