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Monroe, James (1758-1831) [Document recognizing Francisco Vicente Spinoza de Camara Perestrello as Consul in Massachusetts and New Hampshire]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09065 Author/Creator: Monroe, James (1758-1831) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 21 November 1822 Pagination: 1 p.

Also signed by John Quincy Adams. Francisco Vicente Spinoza de Camara Perestrello represented the King of Portugal and Brazil.

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