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Lancaster Journal Extra [announcing transfer of Louisiana from Spain to France]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04721 Author/Creator: Place Written: Lancaster, Pa. Type: Broadside Date: 1803/03/07 Pagination: 1 p.

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Summary of Content: Announces the transfer of the Territory of Louisiana by Spain back to France in order to complete the Louisiana Purchase.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionLouisiana PurchaseWestward ExpansionGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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