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Balmaceda, Jose Maria Land grant in Spanish

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02145.64 Author/Creator: Balmaceda, Jose Maria Place Written: Villa de San Patricio Type: Document signed Date: 1835/07/14 Pagination: 2 p. 33 x 20 cm


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasAmerican WestLand TransactionLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyWestward Expansion

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