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Polk, James K. (1795-1849) [Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08640 Author/Creator: Polk, James K. (1795-1849) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 8 February 1849 Pagination: 82 p. ; 23.2 x 14.5 cm.

Message of the President of the United States, James K. Polk, including all correspondence with Secretary of State James Buchanan regarding peace negotiations with Mexico. Includes treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed 2 February 1848. Bound hardcover. House Executive Document No. 50.

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