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Maury, Jefferson (1826-1895) to J.T. Mason, Secretary of the Navy re: reinstatement after drunkenness...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08443 Author/Creator: Maury, Jefferson (1826-1895) Place Written: Greensboro, Ala Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1847/12/23 Pagination: 2 p.

Summary of Content: Suspended for drunkenness. Takes an oath of abstinence. Maury entered the U.S. Navy at 15 and passed as midshipman in 1847.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: NavyMilitary HistoryAlcoholTemperance and ProhibitionOath

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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