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Gerry, James T. (1797-1854) to Ann T. Gerry

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09099.02 Author/Creator: Gerry, James T. (1797-1854) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 March 1839 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Writing to his mother, discusses time spent with relatives and plans to sail soon. Describes his time with his cousins, and reports they are doing well. Gives news about his ship and his upcoming orders. Written on board the U.S.S. "Warren."

People: Gerry, James Thompson, 1797-1854.
Gerry, Ann Thompson, 1753-1849.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Navy

Sub Era: Age of Jackson