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    Benjamin L. E. Bonneville Partly Printed Document Signed "B. L. E. Bonneville/2nd Lt. & Com. L. Arty.," one page, 16" x 10". July 31, 1819. In 1815, 19-year-old Benjamin L. E. Bonneville was graduated from West Point and was commissioned brevet second lieutenant of light artillery. He served in posts in New England and Mississippi, and was assigned to Fort Smith in the Arkansas Territory in 1821. In this document, 23-year-old 2nd Lieutenant Bonneville certifies that he has "received of Charles B. Tallmadge, Paymaster of the United States Light Artillery...the sum of fifty three dollars and sixty cents, being the amount, and in full of this account, as above expressed and charged." The $53.60 is for Bonneville's pay ($35.00) and subsistence ($18.60) for the month of July 1819. In 1832, Bonneville gathered data on the topography of the region west of the Rockies and north of Mexico. He later made two trips to the Columbia River in Oregon. Folds. Fine condition.

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