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The Congress of the Confederate States of America House Bill, No. 240-Secret Session. A Bill To provide for the establishment of a Bureau of Special and Secret Service.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06745.110 Author/Creator: The Congress of the Confederate States of America Place Written: Richmond Type: Printed document Date: 30 November 1864 Pagination: 8 p. ; 14.3 x 22 cm.

Summary of Content: stamp of record division

People: Johnson, Homer Uri, fl. 1896

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaGovernment and CivicsLawSpying

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