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Lundy, Benjamin (1789-1839) to Samuel Lewis re: describing trip from Mexico, petitioning Texas for land

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02448.10 Author/Creator: Lundy, Benjamin (1789-1839) Place Written: [near] Memphis, [Tennesee] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1832/08/02 Pagination: 2 p. + addr. 30.2 x 18.9 cm

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasLand TransactionWestward ExpansionAmerican WestLatin and South AmericaFrontiers and ExplorationImmigration and MigrationPetitionGovernment and CivicsTravel

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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