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Williams, Samuel May to Thomas Ward re: purchase of muskets for the Texas army

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02145.45 Author/Creator: Williams, Samuel May Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1836/06/08 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 26 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Written by Williams for the firm of McKinney & Williams. Enclosing land certificates (not included).

People: Ward, Thomas

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasLand TransactionWestward ExpansionMilitary HistoryAmerican WestWeaponryFinanceLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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