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Milam, Benjamin R. (fl. 1831) Certificate in Spanish allowing John Raysdale to bring in foreign emigrants

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01860.20 Author/Creator: Milam, Benjamin R. (fl. 1831) Place Written: Wavell (Colonia de), Texas Type: Document signed Date: 1831/01/19 Pagination: 1 p. 33 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Partly printed document numbered 96.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasImmigration and MigrationAmerican WestGovernment and CivicsWestward ExpansionGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLatin and South America

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