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Pinkney, William (1764-1822) Notebook

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07602.01 Author/Creator: Pinkney, William (1764-1822) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: 1802-1822 ca. Pagination: 252 p. 18.5 x 12 cm.

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Summary of Content: Discusses ceding of Florida from Great Britain to Spain in 1783; the Pinkney family coats of arms, the "Cession of Louisiana by France to the US" including the retroceding of Florida from France to Spain, legal cases and decisions.

Background Information: bookshelf

People: Pinkney, William, 1764-1822

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: TreatyDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsLouisiana PurchaseLawAmerican StatesmenFranceWestward Expansion

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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