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Metcalf, Theron (1784-1875) to Aaron Hobart

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06313.04.129 Author/Creator: Metcalf, Theron (1784-1875) Place Written: Dedham, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 January 1822 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket : free frank ; 24.3 x 20.6 cm.

Informs Hobart that Payton Gay "has procured letters to...Eustis recommending him as a candidate for the consulship or agency" in Havana, Cuba. Asks Hobart's assistant in securing the post for Gay.

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