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Rusk, Thomas J. to Thomas Ward re: orders to prepare for action in face of enemy approach

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02145.25 Author/Creator: Rusk, Thomas J. Place Written: Victoria Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1836/06/17 Pagination: 1 p. + addr 33 x 20 cm

People: Rusk, Thomas

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyAmerican WestLatin and South America

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