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    Commodore Matthew C. Perry Sentiment Signed "M. C. Perry", 7.5" x 3", New York, October 4, 1836. Written and signed while Perry was Second Officer of the New York Navy Yard. Perry pens in full "May god in his infinite goodness preserve forever, the union of these united states-". Perry (1794-1858) was a proponent of modernizing the U. S. Navy, especially by utilizing the steam engine. He helped bring about the opening of Japan to the West by signing the Kanagawa Treaty. Toned and fine.

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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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