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    Naval Explorer A.S. Baldwin Autograph Letter Signed. 4pp., two sided, 4to, "Frigate Potomac, Pensacola," January 20, 1847. Anxious to serve in the war with Mexico, Baldwin writes to Senator Chester Ashley of Arkansas seeking a naval command. In part: "I shall fully appreciate the inclination & prove myself worthy of your assistance should you succeed in obtaining for me the Second Idol of my Heart. I mean a Command. You are already aware how earnestly I have sought employment since this Mexican War commenced. After Several month's closely watching the Gulf Squadron a vacancy appeared... in the... Princeton Steamer." Letter is beautifully penned. Light age toning and a few stains to one section of the first page (acquired while letter was folded). Interesting content and in fine condition. From the Taking of Texas Collection.

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