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Porter, David Dixon (1813-1891) to Vincent Gray

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08288 Author/Creator: Porter, David Dixon (1813-1891) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 05 April 1823 Pagination:

Summary of Content: "As fast as my vessels arrive, I shall send them off the coast of Cuba again....the pirates shall have but little peace..." building a town in Florida,etc.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Military HistoryPiratesNavyLatin and South AmericaCaribbeanFrontiers and Exploration

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