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Ringgold, Cadwalader (1802-1867) to Hugh Max[ rick?]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03479.18 Author/Creator: Ringgold, Cadwalader (1802-1867) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 March 1852 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written by Commander Ringgold to a man with an illegible last name. The handwriting is hard to read, but it appears that Ringgold is sending $18.50 for nautical charts.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Military History, Navy, Finance, Maritime

Sub Era: Age of Jackson